DMSE Special Seminar: Julia Mundy
Thursday, Apr 6, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Title: Atomic-Resolution Imaging of Functional Properties at Buried Interfaces Transition metal oxides exhibit almost every physical state known including metallic conductivity, high-temperature superconductivity, colossal magnetoresistance, photoconductivity, ferroelectricity, and ferromagnetism. Moreover, the interface between two transition metal oxides can further stabilize emergent functionality distinct from either parent phase. Developing an atomic-resolution understanding of the properties at the buried interfaces is key to harnessing these interfacial phases in device applications and furthering materials discovery. Analytical electron microscopy and spectroscopy can be used to probe structural deviations, bonding changes and electronic reconstructions with sub-Angstrom precision. The combination of atomic-resolution imaging and thin film deposition can be used to rapidly translate this understanding to the development of new materials with enhanced properties.
Dr. Julia Mundy