Oxide electronics: increasing trends and future challenges

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Abstract

Oxide materials exhibit a wide range of functional properties, such as isolators, superconductors, ferromagnets and ferroelectrics. This diversity in materials properties opened the very active research area of “oxide electronics”. Nowadays, it is possible to control the growth of oxide thin films with atomic precision and these oxide films start to play a very important role in electronic devices. Recently, a new “degree of freedom” has been recognised. By atomic control of interfaces between oxide materials, i.e., the chemical composition and crystalline structure, new phenomena can be observed. One example is the electronically conducting interface between SrTiO3 and LaAlO3, both insulating oxides. In this paper, the recent developments of oxide thin film growth and future challenges in the field of oxide electronics are addressed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSymposium on Integrated Micro Nano Systems
Subtitle of host publicationConvergence of bio and nanotechnologies, Enschede, The Netherlands, June 2006, Proceedings
EditorsVal Jones
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
Pages41-45
ISBN (Print)90-365-2449-0
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventSymposium on Integrated Micro Nano Systems 2006: Convergence of bio and nanotechnologies - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 20 Jun 200620 Jun 2006

Publication series

NameCTIT Workshop Proceedings Series
PublisherCTIT
NumberWP06-03
ISSN (Print)1574-0846
ISSN (Electronic)0929-0672

Conference

ConferenceSymposium on Integrated Micro Nano Systems 2006
CountryNetherlands
CityEnschede
Period20/06/0620/06/06

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