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Research Zernike (ZIAM) Solid State Materials for Electronics Nanostructures of Functional Oxides


The focus of our research is on ferroic materials (ferroelectrics, ferromagnets and multiferroics), as well as nanostructures based on ferroic patterns or other type of self-assembled patterns, such as nanodomains. Our aim is to gain access to the materials nanoscale by manipulating the growth of thin film oxides at atomic level. By growing structures atomic-layer by atomic-layer and tuning the strain, one can create novel materials with compositions and symmetries deliberately tailored for specific applications. This control also allows us to investigate the properties of domain walls and their distinct functionality (conductivity, polarity, magnetism).
Although our research is fundamental in nature, we are inspired by two main application areas that we believe will enable the next technological revolution: Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting for low power electronics and Novel materials for Neuromorphic Computing.

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