D&D5 - Correlated Oxides

Transition metal oxides are of fundamental interest because of their emerging properties — exotic magnetism and superconductivity, divergent susceptibilities, metal-insulator transitions, etc. — which are caused by the strong correlations between the electrons. Recent developments in experimental thin-film growth techniques offer the possibility to create oxide heterostructures, allowing materials with different chemistries to be combined to optimize existing behaviors and engineer entirely new functionalities. The primary objective of project D&D5 — Correlated Transition Metal Oxides and Heterostructures — is to design heterostructures with novel functionalities that can enable disruptive technologies for electronics and energy applications. Along the way, we will extend the methodologies developed in MARVEL phase I to the description of point defects, which we have shown are key to a complete description of oxide heterostructure physics and function.

Group Leaders

Nicola Spaldin
Project leader
ETHZ, Zürich
Ulrich Aschauer
Group leader
UniBE, Bern
Claude Ederer
Group leader
ETHZ, Zürich
Philipp Werner
Group leader
UniFR, Fribourg
Marisa Medarde
Group leader
PSI, Villigen PSI

Members

Postdoc, D&D5
UniFR, Fribourg
Sophie Beck
PhD student, D&D5
ETHZ, Zürich
Natalya Fedorova
PhD student, D&D5
ETHZ, Zürich
Alexander Hampel
PhD student, D&D5
ETHZ, Zürich
Quintin Noël Meier
PhD student, D&D5
ETHZ, Zürich
Yuta Murakami
Postdoc, D&D5
UniFR, Fribourg
Postdoc, D&D5
UniFR, Fribourg
Chiara Ricca
Postdoc, D&D5
UniBE, Bern
Michael Schueler
Postdoc, D&D5
UniFR, Fribourg
Jaime Souto Casares
Postdoc, D&D5
ETHZ, Zürich