Observation and Control of Electronic Phases in Strongly Correlated Oxides

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Zac Ward, Materials Science and Technology Division, ORNL
PSD Materials and Chemistry Seminar Series
Building 4500--N, Weinberg Auditorium
Email: Olga Ovchinnikova

The strong electronic correlations arising from overlapping spin-charge-orbital-lattice order parameters in complex oxides are of fundamental importance to many desirable characteristics such as metal-insulator transitions, ferroicity, colossal magnetoresistance, and high TC superconductivity. We will discuss our research progression on manganites which have taken us from creating a means of isolating and observing previously hidden mesoscopic phenomena to designing approaches that allow tuning of each of the individual order parameters. These methods will be put into the contexts of allowing us to explore the fundamental mechanisms at play in complex materials and providing a bridge toward next generation device functionality. Supported by the US DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Materials Sciences and Engineering Division.

Cookies and coffee will be available before the seminar.


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