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Special Issue "Electronic Phenomena of Transition Metal Oxides"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Interests: surface physics; scanning probe microscopy; electrochemistry; metal oxides
Transition metal oxides have become the subject of numerous research studies due to their unique electronic properties. In particular, in recent years they have attracted attention as high-k dielectrics, as memristive materials for energy-efficient computing, and as catalysts for water splitting allowing the storage of renewable energy. Many electronic phenomena present in these transition metal oxides are related to the fact that the transition metal ion can adopt different valence states. By exposing the metal oxide to an appropriate gradient of electrochemical potential, the valence state can be changed allowing for the tailoring the electronic properties of the system. Moreover, such a valence change can even occur locally, confined to the nanoscale dimensions, which enables the formation of conducting paths inside a non-conducting matrix. As a typical example, the preferential reduction of dislocations in the model material SrTiO3 can be mentioned, which can be exploited for high-density memristive devices.
The Special Issue on the “Electronic Phenomena of Transition Metal Oxides” aims to provide a platform for the presentation of novel insights in the electronic structure of transition metal oxides, both from the theoretical and experimental point of view.
We would like to invite researchers working within the general framework of the Special Issue to contribute to the scientific discussion.
Dr. Christian Rodenbücher
Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Szot
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- Metal–insulator transitions and superconductivity
- Atomistic processes at surfaces, interfaces, and extended defects
- Electronic structure and lattice dynamics
- Redox reactions and oxygen transport
- Segregation and phase transformations