The atomic arrangement and subsequent properties of a material are determined by the type and conditions of growth leading to epitaxy, making control of these conditions key to the fabrication of higher quality materials. Epitaxial Growth of Complex Metal Oxides reviews the techniques involved in such processes and highlights recent developments in fabrication quality which are facilitating advances in applications for electronic, magnetic and optical purposes.
Part One reviews the key techniques involved in the epitaxial growth of complex metal oxides, including growth studies using reflection high-energy electron diffraction, pulsed laser deposition, hybrid molecular beam epitaxy, sputtering processes and chemical solution deposition techniques for the growth of oxide thin films. Part Two goes on to explore the effects of strain and stoichiometry on crystal structure and related properties, in thin film oxides. Finally, the book concludes by discussing selected examples of important applications of complex metal oxide thin films in Part Three.
- Provides valuable information on the improvements in epitaxial growth processes that have resulted in higher quality films of complex metal oxides and further advances in applications for electronic and optical purposes
- Examines the techniques used in epitaxial thin film growth
- Describes the epitaxial growth and functional properties of complex metal oxides and explores the effects of strain and defects
Part 1 Epitaxial growth techniques Molecular beam epitaxy for the growth of complex oxide materials Physical vapour deposition for the growth of complex oxide materials Chemical vapour deposition for the growth of complex oxide materials Pulsed laser deposition for the growth of complex metal oxides Sputtering of complex metal oxides Synthesis and surface engineering of complex metal oxides by atomic layer deposition Hybrid molecular beam epitaxy for the growth of complex metal oxide materials High pressure synthesis of transition metal oxides Part 2 Epitaxial growth and functional properties of complex metal oxides Epitaxial growth of ferroelectrics and multiferroics Growth study of epitaxial oxide thin films using Reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED); Epitaxial growth of piezoelectrics Epitaxial growth of superconducting oxides Epitaxial growth of magnetic oxide thin films Strain engineering during epitaxial growth of complex metal oxides Defects, impurities and transport phenomenon in complex oxide crystals In situ x-ray scattering of epitaxial oxide thin films Scanning probe microscopy (SPM) of epitaxial oxide thin films Part 3 Applications of complex metal oxides Optoelectronics: an application of complex metal oxides Spintronics: an application of complex metal oxides Thermoelectric complex metal oxides Solid oxide fuel cells based complex metal oxides Applications of complex metal oxides in catalysis PiezoMEMS based on complex metal oxides
Rijnders, GuusGuus Rijnders is Chairman of Inorganic Materials Science at the University of Twente, The Netherlands.