Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Materials Today, Volume 15, Number 7-8, p.320-327 (2012)
Keywords:bismuth compounds, Bulk properties, Complex oxides, Hetero-interfaces, Interface states, Interfacial phenomena, Manganese oxide, Materials properties, Model system, Oxide interfaces, Recent progress, States of matter
Novel phenomena and functionalities at artificial heterointerfaces have been attracting extensive scientific attention in both materials science and fundamental condensed matter physics. The interplay between degrees of freedom at interfaces of complex oxides could lead to exotic and unexpected states of matter. In this article, using the model system of BiFeO 3 and La 0.7Sr 0.3MnO 3, we review recent progress on our understanding of the novel states formed at this heterointerface. Furthermore, we discuss how emergent interfacial phenomena can be employed to influence the bulk properties of these materials. We summarize by highlighting several possible and promising directions for future study. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
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