Ferroelectrics, Nano-scale phenomena, High k Dielectrics.- Nanoscale Phenomena in Ferroelectric Thin Films.- High-K Candidates for use as the Gate Dielectric in Silicon MOSFETs.- Science and Technology of High-Dielectric Constant (K) Thin Films for Next Generation CMOS.- Magnetic Memory and Spintronics.- Materials Requirements for Magnetic Random-Access Memory (MRAM) Devices.- Maganites, Magnetite, and Double-Perovskite Thin Films and Heterostructures.- Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors and Insulators.- Diluted Magnetic Oxide Systems.- Epitaxial Growth and Properties of Magnetically Doped TiO2.- Interfaces and Surfaces: Correlated Electron Systems.- Interfaces in Materials with Correlated Electron Systems.- Electronic Reconstruction at Surfaces and Interfaces of Correlated Electron Materials.- Wide Band Gap Semiconductors.- Wide Band Gap ZnO and ZnMgO Heterostructures for Future Optoelectronic Devices.- Combinatorial Synthesis and Materials Discovery.- Combinatorial Synthesis of Functional Metal Oxide Thin Films.- Film Growth and Real-Time in situ Characterization.- Real-Time Growth Monitoring by High-Pressure RHEED during Pulsed Laser Deposition.- Recent Advances in the Deposition of Multi-Component Oxide Films by Pulsed Energy Deposition.
Oxides form a broad subject area of research and technology development which encompasses different disciplines such as materials science, solid state chemistry, physics etc. The aim of this book is to demonstrate the interplay of these fields and to provide an introduction to the techniques and methodologies involving film growth, characterization and device processing. The literature in this field is thus fairly scattered in different research journals covering one or the other aspect of the specific activity. This situation calls for a book that will consolidate this information and thus enable a beginner as well as an expert to get an overall perspective of the field, its foundations, and its projected progress.
Brings the best available expertise in the world on the topic
Treats important research on magnetic, ferroelectric and superconducting oxides, wide band-gap semiconducting oxides and high-k dielectric oxides
Covers the emerging technologies and provides an insightful perspective
Offers predictions on the way the field is expected to develop