Research Topics

Oxide electronics


Interfaces in complex oxides can exhibit novel electronic and magnetic phases. A prominent example is the 2-dimensional conducting state that appears at contacts between the insulating materials SrTiO3 and LaAlO3. These interfaces even show magnetic effects and superconductivity. Using advanced thin film deposition, nanostructuring and measurement facilities we investigate the basic properties of these and related interfaces, and pursue potential applications such as low power electronics and sensing devices.

Selected recent & key publications:

M. Huijben, G. Koster, M.K. Kruize, S. Wenderich, J. Verbeek, S. Bals, E. slooten, B. Shi, H.J.A. Molegraaf, J.E. Kleibeuker, S. van Aert, J.B. Goedkoop, A. Brinkman, D.H.A. Blank, M.S. Golden, G. van Tendeloo, H. Hilgenkamp and G. Rijnders,
‘Defect engineering in oxide heterostructures by enhanced oxygen surface exchange’,
Advanced Functional Materials, in press (2013).

E. Slooten, Z. Zhong, H.J.A. Molegraaf, P.D. eerkes, S. de Jong, F. Massee, E. van Heumen, M.K. Kruize, S. Wenderich, J.E. Kleibeuker, M. Gorgoi, H. Hilgenkamp, A. Brinkman, M. Huijben, G. Rijnders, D.H.A. Blank, G. Koster, P.J. Kelly and M.S. Golden,
‘Hard x-ray photoemission and density functional theory study of the internal electric field in SrTiO3/LaAlO3 oxide heterostructures’
Physical Review B 87, 075435 (2013).

V.K. Guduru, A. Granados del Aguila, S. Wenderich M.K. Kruize, A. McCollam, P.C.M. Christianen, U. Zeitler, A. Brinkman, G. Rijnders, H. Hilgenkamp and J.C. Maan,
‘Optically excited multi-band conduction in LaAlO3/SrTiO3 heterostructures’,
Applied Physics Letters 102, 051604 (2013).

M. Huijben, A. Brinkman, G. Koster, G. Rijnders, H. Hilgenkamp and D.H.A. Blank, ‘Structure-property relation of SrTiO3/LaAlO3 interfaces’,
Advanced Materials 21, 1665-1677 (2009).

A. Brinkman, M. Huijben, M. van Zalk, J. Huijben, U. Zeitler, J.K. Maan, W.G. van der Wiel, G. Rijnders, D.H.A. Blank and H. Hilgenkamp,
‘Magnetic effects at the interface between nonmagnetic oxides’,
Nature Materials 6, 493-496 (2007).

M. Huijben, G. Rijnders, D.H.A. Blank, S. Bals, S. van Aert, J. Verbeeck, G. van Tendeloo, A. Brinkman, and H. Hilgenkamp,
‘Electronically coupled complementary interfaces between perovskite band insulators’,
Nature Materials 5, 556-560 (2006).

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