Complex Oxide Thin Films

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Inorganic Crystalline Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 104

Special Issue Editors

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA 99354, USA
Interests: functional oxides; epitaxial oxide thin films; structure–property relationship; electron microscopy; X-ray and neutron diffraction
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, 99352 USA
Interests: energy materials; microstructural characterizations; oxide thin films; electron spectroscopy
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Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Interests: advanced electron microscopy and spectroscopy; heterostructures and interfaces; functional thin films

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Complex metal oxides are a very important class of materials because of their very interesting fundamental scientific phenomena and very appealing physical properties for practical applications. In particular, thin films of complex metal oxides, down to the nanoscale, represent an important set of such materials for both fundamental research and technological applications. When epitaxially grown on a single-crystal substrate, the properties of complex oxide thin films can be potentially engineered by the lattice of the substrate, showing distinct properties of their bulk form. More interestingly, complex oxide interfaces can exhibit emergent physical and chemical properties markedly different from those of the bulk materials on either side.
This Special Issue focuses on complex oxide thin films and aims to reflect recent advances in the range of new oxide thin films synthesized, new thin film growth methods, new physical properties discovered from oxide thin films, and perspectives on the future development of oxide thin films. With all these collections, it is hoped that this Special Issue will provide the community with a platform to exchange recent works, gain a good understanding about the progress of this field, and inspire new ideas to advance oxide thin film research.

Dr. Peng Zuo
Dr. Yaobin Xu
Dr. Hongguang Wang
Guest Editors

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  • complex oxide thin films
  • novel thin films /membrane
  • new film growth method
  • film/substrate interface
  • physical properties
  • structural characterization

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