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501 Chemistry Seminar: “Thin-Film Alchemy: Using Epitaxial Engineering to Unleash the Hidden Properties of Oxides”

Thursday, 19 October, 2017

UTK Host:   Dr. Janice Musfeldt, Professor of Chemistry

 

Speaker:  

Dr. Darrell Schlom

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Industrial Chemistry

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

 

Title: “Thin-Film Alchemy: Using Epitaxial Engineering to Unleash the Hidden Properties of Oxides”

 

Abstract: Guided by theory, unparalleled properties—those of hidden ground states—are being unleashed by exploiting large strains in concert with the ability to precisely control dimensionality and stabilize metastable phases in epitaxial oxide heterostructures.  For example, materials that are not ferroelectric or ferromagnetic in their unstrained state can be transmuted into materials that are both at the same time.  Similarly, new tunable dielectrics with unparalleled performance have been created as well as a new single-phase multiferroic material where ferroelectricity and strong magnetic ordering are coupled near room-temperature.  These are just three examples of the unparalleled properties—those of hidden ground states—being unleashed in epitaxial oxide heterostructures utilizing thin film alchemy. 

 

Biography

Darrell Schlom is the Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Industrial Chemistry in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University.  After receiving a B.S. degree from Caltech, he did graduate work at Stanford University receiving an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering.  He was then a post-doc at IBM’s research lab in Zurich, Switzerland in the oxide superconductors and novel materials group managed by Nobel Prize winners J. Georg Bednorz and K. Alex Müller.  He has received various awards including an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship and the MRS Medal.  He has published over 500 papers and 8 patents, is a Fellow of both the American Physical Society and the Materials Research Society, and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

 

Website

 

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Web Cast: This seminar is not web cast.

Cost

free

Venue

Buehler Hall
Room 555
1420 Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
USA

Event Contact

Pam Roach

Phone: 974-3260

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