Condensed Matter Physics
My group studies novel ground states and functionality in thin films and heterostructures. We exploit recent advances in atomically precise heteroepitaxy of complex oxides to develop new materials and to probe novel interface phenomena. Many of these phenomena are then incorporated into prototypical device structures. Our recent focus is on strongly correlated materials, especially new spintronic materials, as well as magnetic junction devices and magnetic logic circuits.
Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering
My group exploits atomically precise control of thin film materials synthesis and novel patterning techniques to fabricate nanostructures of correlated electron materials. Through these model systems, we develop a fundamental understanding of their behavior at the nanoscale and incorporate them into prototypical devices.
- Negative Spin Polarization of Fe3O4 in Magnetite/Manganite-Based Junctions
- X-ray scattering from real surfaces: discrete and continuous components of roughness
- Fabrication and Design of an Integrable Sub-wavelength Dielectric Mirror
- Magnetoelectric Coupling in Epitaxial CoFe2O4 on BaTiO3
- Probing the Role of the Barrier in Magnetic Tunnel Junction Transport
- Probing the mechanism of room temperature photomagnetism in (Mn,Zn,Fe)3O4 using soft X-ray magnetic circular dichroism
- Modified Magnetic Ground State in NiMn2O4 Thin Films
- Metallicity in LaTiO3 thin films induced by tetragonal lattice deformation
- Room Temperature Magnetic Barrier Layers in Magnetic Tunnel Junctions
- Disorder and Localization at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 Heterointerface