Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Materials Science and Engineering R: Reports, Elsevier Ltd, Volume 68, Number 4-6, p.89-133 (2010)
Keywords:characterization, Complex oxides, Electrical control, Emerging applications, Ferroelectric films, Ferroelectric materials, ferroelectricity, Ferromagnetism, Functional materials, In-situ characterization, Interfaces (materials), Magnetic, Multiferroics, oxide films, strain engineering, Synthesis techniques, thin films
The growth and characterization of functional oxide thin films that are ferroelectric, magnetic, or both at the same time are reviewed. The evolution of synthesis techniques and how advances in in situ characterization have enabled significant acceleration in improvements to these materials are described. Methods for enhancing the properties of functional materials or creating entirely new functionality at interfaces are covered, including strain engineering and layering control at the atomic-layer level. Emerging applications of these functional oxides such as achieving electrical control of ferromagnetism and the future of these complex functional oxides is discussed. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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