Jordi Antoja Lleonart successfully defended his PhD thesis! Congratulations!
24 September 2021
Qikai Guo successfully defended his thesis with the cum laude distinction. Congratulations!
Qikai Guo's work showing a hidden metal-insulator transition and Planckian dissipation in Nickelate thin films has been published in npj Quantum Materials:
Silang Zhou's first paper on the crystallization of GeO2 quartz films is published in Acta Materialia: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1359645421004493
First operando experiments applying electric fields inside the TEM on hafnia-based ferroelectrics by Pavan Nukala et al. published in Science: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2021/04/14/science.abf3789
First work on in-situ TEM of hafnia-based ferroelectrics by Pavan Nukala et al., in collaboration with Majid Ahmadi and Bart Kooi's team is out: https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/5.0035714
New paper by Jan Rieck together with the group of Regina Dittmann in Juelich has been published in APL Materials: https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0035707
Our new paper by Cynthia Quinteros, Jordi Antoja Lleonart and Prof. Beatriz Noheda has been published in Condensed Matter: https://doi.org/10.3390/condmat6010007
New paper on how to stabilize the rhombohedral phase of ferroelectric hafnia-based thin films, led by Pavan Nukala and Yingfen Wei, has been published: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00150193.2020.1791658
New review and perspective article on polymer templating of multifunctional oxide nanostructures by Jin Xu, Sanne Berg et al. published in Journal of Applied Physics. This is the result of a long lasting collaboration with the group of Prof. Katja Loos. Read the article here.
Prof. Beatriz Noheda has won the prestigious Robert E. Newnham Ferroelectrics Award for her ‘outstanding contributions to the understanding of the giant piezoelectricity in lead zirconate titanate and ferroelectric relaxors, based on her discovery of their low symmetry phases’. Read more here.
Our paper on the ALD growth of SiO2-GeO2 multilayers by Jordi Antoja-Lleonart et al. has been published in Applied Physics Letters: https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0009844
Our paper on the tunable resistivity exponents in the metallic phase of epitaxial nickelatest by Qikai Guo et al. has been published in Nature Communications: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-16740-5
Our paper on the magnetic structure of CaFe2O4 thin films by Silvia Damerio et al. has been published in npj Quantum Materials: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41535-020-0236-2
Piezo-tile developed as a collaboration with Mónica Acuautla (ENTEG) is already counting steps in Zuidhorn. For details, see here.
Pavan Nukala receives the Outstanding reviewer award from Acta Materialia in recognition of his excellent service as a reviewer for the Acta Journals in 2019
Paper on transitional ferroelectrics has been highlighted in Scilight: https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/10.0000632
The ACS LiveSlides™ presentation for our recently published article "Direct Epitaxial Growth of Polar (1-x)HfO2(x)ZrO2 Ultrathin Films on Silicon" by Pavan Nukala et al. is now available at: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/suppl/10.1021/acsaelm.9b00585
Our new work on multiferroic tunnel junctions based on ferroelectric (FE) hafnia is out: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41535-019-0201-0
Paper on periodicity doubling cascades in ferroelastic domains chosen as Editor's suggestion in Physical Review Letters and as Viewpoint subject in Physics
Pavan Nukala wins the Best oral presentation award at the 2019 "Fundamental Physics of Ferroelectrics Workshop” in Tampa, Florida, USA!
New ferroelectric phase of Hafnia published in Nature Materials
Nanosized ferroelectrics become a reality
Mónica Acuautla has gained an Assistant professorship in Engineering Materials at the neighbour ENTEG institute. Congratulations, Mónica, on this achievement! It has been an absolute pleasure to have you in the group and we look forward to continue collaborating with you.
Pavan Nukala obtains a prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship and joins the group. Thank you, Pavan, for choosing us!
Cynthia Quinteros, expert on dielectrics and resistive switching, joins the group. Welcome, Cynthia!
Beatriz Noheda is appointed as director of the new Cognitive Systems and Materials center (CogniGron)
Our work within Nanolab NL featured in Youtube films
NanoLabNL: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen - Beatriz Noheda
NanoLabNL: Atomic Scale Control to Enhance Nanotechnology
Our collaboration with the neighbor town hall Zuidhorn appears in the news
NWO-Veni grant for Dr. Saeedeh Farokhipoor
Perspective article on ferroelectric chalcogenides by B. Noheda and B.J. Kooi appears in Science
TOP-PUNT grant of 1.7 M€ for Beatriz Noheda
Cover of January 2016 issue of Advanced Electronic Materials features our paper Arnoud Everhardt et al. "
Ferroelectric domain structures in low-strain BaTiO3
Two papers on Jeroen Heuver’s thin films of multiferroic spinel CoCr2O4 are published in Physical Review B:
J.A. Heuver et al. (Strain-induced magnetic anisotropy in epitaxial thin films of the spinel CoCr2O4 ) and A. Aqeel et al. (Spin-Hall magnetoresistance and spin Seebeck effect in spin-spiral and paramagnetic phases of multiferroic films)
Paper by Arnoud Everhardt et al. "
Ferroelectric domain structures in low-strain BaTiO3 " published online in Advanced Electronic Materials.
Oleskiy Nesterov successfully defends his thesis "Control of Periodic Ferroelastic Domains in Ferroelectric Pb1-xSrxTiO3 thin films for nanoscale memory devices"
Paper by Saeedeh Farokhipoor et al. " published in Nature:
Paper accepted in Nature Communications: The paper on "Super switching and control of in-plane ferroelectric nanodomains in strained thin films" by Sylvia Matzen, Oleksiy Nesterov, Gijsbert Rispens, Jeroen Heuver, Mike Biegalski, Hans Christen, and Beatriz Noheda to appear in July in
Nature Communications .
Beatriz Noheda is appointed member of the Editorial board of Applied Physics/Journal of Applied Physics for the next 3 years.
Beatriz Noheda has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society. For more information see RUG, Zernike Institute or FOM press releases.
Paper on "Flexoelectric rotation of polarization in ferroelectric thin films" by Gustau Catalan, Ard Vlooswijk, Gijsbert Rispens and Beatriz Noheda (SSME group) and collaborators at Twente, Barcelona and Toulouse, has been published in Nature Materials (Advanced online publication in October 16th). See also press release.
Paper on "Conduction at 71° domain walls in BiFeO3 thin films" by Saeedeh Farokhipoor and Beatriz Noheda has been accepted in Phys. Rev. Letts.
The University of Groningen is ranked 4th in terms of citations and impact on Materials Science according to Thomson Reuters (June 2011). See ranking.