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Lecture Philippe Ghosez


05 December 2006 FWN-Building 5118.-156, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker:Prof. Dr. Philippe Ghosez
Affiliation:Universite de Liege, Departement de Physique
Title:First-principles modeling of ferroelectric oxide thin films and multilayers
Date:Tue Dec 5, 2006
Location:FWN-Building 5118.-156
Host:Beatriz Noheda and Patrick Onck
Telephone:+31 50 363 4565


During the last years, a lot of efforts have been devoted to the understanding of finite size effects in ferroelectric nanostructures, both experimentally and theoretically [1]. Most of these studies concerned ferroelectric thin films and multilayers. Here, I will discuss some recent results concerning the first-principles modeling of ferroelectric perovskite ultrathin layers in various environments: in contact with a metal [2-6], an incipient ferroelectric [7], a regular dielectric [8] or a magneto-electric compound. [1] Ph. Ghosez and J. Junquera, in the ``Handbook of Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience``, Ed. by M. Rieth and W. Schommers, vol. 9, p. 623 (ASP, Stevenson Ranch, 2006). [2] J. Junquera and Ph. Ghosez, Nature 422, 506 (2003). [3] N. Sai, M. Kolpak and A. M. Rappe, Phys. Rev. B 72, 020101 (2005). [4] C. Lichtensteiger, J-M. Triscone, J. Junquera, Ph. Ghosez, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 047603 (2005). [5] L. Despont, C. Lichtensteiger et al. Phys. Rev. B 73, 094110 (2006). [6] V. Nagarajan, J. Junquera et al. J. Appl. Phys. 100, 051609 (2006). [7] M. Dawber et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 177601 (2005). [8] E. Bousquet and Ph. Ghosez, unpublished.
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