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Spin and Orbital Physics : Research of Advanced New Oxides

Objective

The remarkable physical properties of transition metal oxides result from the strong interactions between orbitals, charges, spins and lattice. The discovery and the understanding of these properties – superconductivity, thermoelectricity, magnetoresistance – is based on a close relationship between solid-state chemists, able to design new crystallographic structures in which the ligand field stabilizes different types of cations, and solid-state physicists and specialists of spectroscopic techniques, such as absorption at the transition-metals and oxygen edges or local probes, who are able to extract the characteristic electronic and magnetic features of these cations. In the scope of this network, the search for new compounds will be made by standard solid state chemistry in Caen (CRISMAT) and Bordeaux (ICMB) laboratories, also in charge of the structural and physical property characterizations, by high pressure techniques in Liverpool and Madrid, and by hydrothermal synthesis in Timisoara. The origin of physical properties will be studied in close relationship by different spectroscopy techniques (XANES, dichroïsm: Köln University; Raman, IR conductivity, inelastic neutron scattering: MPI Stuttgart). The collaboration between new oxides discoverers and specialists of the orbital/spin physics will allow the creation of a unique training and research potential on metal-transition oxides. Furthermore, the involvement of the industrial partner (NXP) will provide strong benefit to all members of the network by demonstrating how to iterate fundamental science advances into technology and process development. The proposed investigation, being at the spearhead of the modern condensed matter physics and solid state chemistry, will give an excellent opportunity to teach and train young researchers in this new and challenging field.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/condensed matter physics
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/spectroscopy
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/superconductor

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2007-1-1-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 562 911
Administrative Contact
Aurélie Ménard (Ms.)

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 841 266
Address
Albertus Magnus Platz
50931 Koeln
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ruediger Berg (Mr.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 598 492
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Mathieu Le Tacon (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 624 436
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maribel Rodriguez (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 589 109
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joanne Arthur (Ms.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU ELECTROCHIMIE SI MATERIE CONDENSATA - INCEMC TIMISOARA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 439 777
Address
Aurel Paunescu Podeanu 144
300569 Timisoara
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marinela Miclau (Dr.)
NXP Semiconductors France

Participation ended

France
Address
Esplanade Anton Philips 2
14460 Colombelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Noël Palazin (Mr.)