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Novel Nanoscale Devices based on functional Oxide Interfaces

Objective

The Nanoxide project aims to investigate, control and exploit the properties of interfaces between iso-structural functional oxides for the realization of new nanosized electronic and opto-electronic devices. The project will study interfaces between transition metal oxides with perovskite type structure. Most perovskite oxides are correlated electronic systems, which offer a rich spectrum of physical properties such as superconductivity, ferromagnetism, ferroelectricity, semi-conducting or metallic behaviour. Such properties are present in compounds with the same crystal structure, allowing the engineering of new epitaxial multifunctional devices. Interfaces in such highly correlated systems are very complex due to the collective nature of electronic behaviour and offer new application possibilities with respect to conventional semiconductors.

The project will be focused on selected interfaces in bi-layers and hetero-structures made of oxides with different functional properties, such as dielectric and superconductors, magnetic and metallic oxides. Interfaces will be realized by epitaxial thin films deposition in state-of-the-art systems that permit to control of the growth at atomic level. The structural, chemical and physical properties of such interfaces will be characterized and modelled.

The functional properties of interfaces originating by the proximity of layers with different physical properties will be thoroughly studied. Charge and spin transport across the interfaces as well as induction of charge and strain near the interfaces will be investigated in details. Deliverables of the project will be strain gated and a field effect device whose performances can be tuned by tailoring interfaces as actual realization of selected demonstrators, and, furthermore, advances in knowledge and control of oxide interfaces properties. Nanoscale reduction of these devices will be addressed to open the way to novel technological outcomes.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-NMP-TI-4
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
Roma
Italy

Participants (10)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Michel-ange, 3
Paris
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
Address
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Goeteborg
CRYSTEC GMBH KRISTALLTECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Address
Koepenicker Strasse 325
Berlin
INSTITUTE OF RADIO ENGINEERING AND ELECTRONICS RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
Address
Mokhovaya 11, Bld 7
Moscow
IOFFE PHYSICO-TECHNICAL INSTITUTE OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
Address
Polytekhnicheskaya 26
St. Petersburg
NORGES TEKNISK - NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET
Norway
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
Trondheim
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
Cambridge
UNIVERSITAET AUGSBURG
Germany
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 2
Augsburg
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
Address
24 Rue Du Général Dufour
Geneve 4
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
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