Multifunctional Thin Films and Complex Structures (MULFOX)
Research group focused on the development and integration of new materials, basically nanometric oxide thin films, and the exploration of their use in photovoltaics, electronics, spintronics, data storage and computing. These broad and scientifically challenging objectives are currently major social demands, as silicon-based electronics is reaching its limit in size, speed and efficiency, and radically new approaches, energy sustainable, are needed.
Specifically, current activities include
- The search for disruptive approaches to materials and methods in photovoltaic conversion
- Development of materials and devices that, based on polar materials, may allow us to contribute to develop more efficient data storage and brain-inspired computing schemes and
- Explore data storage and data manipulation alternatives to current methods, by using non-dissipative currents or efficient plasmonic signals