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Mathieu Mirjolet will defend his PhD Thesis on 23 July 2021 at 3 pm at ICMAB

The PhD researcher Mathieu Mirjolet from the Laboratory of Multifunctional Thin Films and Complex Structures (MULFOX) group (ICMAB-CSIC), will defend his PhD thesis on Friday, 23 July 2021, at 3 pm in an hybrid session, from the ICMAB Seminar Room "Carles Miravitlles", which will be also possible to follow online by Zoom
30 June 2021

Transparent Conducting Oxides Based on Early Transition Metals:

From Electrical and Optical Properties of Epitaxial Thin Films, to Integration in All-Oxide Photoabsorbing Heterostructures.

by Mathieu Mirjolet from the Laboratory of Multifunctional Thin Films and Complex Structures (MULFOX) group (ICMAB-CSIC)


Date: Friday, 23 July 2021
Time: 3 pm
Venue: ICMAB Seminar Room "Carles Miravitlles" and online session by Zoom. Register here to attend by Zoom. 

Abstract: Transparent conducting oxides (TCOs) are key elements to many technological devices: displays, solar cells, smart windows, etc.
Whereas indium-tin-oxide (ITO) is unquestionably the most-widely used TCO, the scarcity and subsequent price increase of indium push research towards alternative materials, such as perovskite materials containing early transition metals.
This doctoral work is focused on the growth and characterization of thin films of SrVO3 and SrNbO3, which are among the best TCOs ever reported. It shall provide new views on correlated matter, including electronic and plasmonic excitations, and the subtle interplay between strain and hybridization in these thin films. Finally, the suitability in all-oxide heterostructures is explored.


  • Josep Fontcuberta Griñó, ICMAB-CSIC

PhD Committee:

  • President: Dr. Prof. Jacobo Santamaría Sánchez-Barriga, Departamento de Física de Materiales, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Secretary: Dr. Roman Engel-Herbert, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Vocal: Dr. Prof. Lesley Cohen, Physics Department - Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London

University: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
PhD Programme: Physics Doctoral Program

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