Category Archives: functional materials

Metal-Insulator in semiconductor surfaces

Just published! Quasi-One-Dimensional Metal-Insulator Transitions in Compound Semiconductor Surfaces. Existing examples of Peierls-type 1D systems on surfaces involve depositing metallic overlayers on semiconducting substrates, in particular, at step edges. Here we propose a new class of Peierls system on the … Continue reading

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New year, new conference(s)

Getting ready for the first conference (a workshop, actually) of the year! We start close to “home” with a topic that will go really far: Oxide Spintronics: Novel Materials, Transport and Emerging Phenomena Looking forward to it! Thanks to Marjana … Continue reading

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The intriguing phase diagram of BiFeO3/LaFeO3 superlattices

… want to know more about it? Just have a look at the paper Phase diagram of BiFeO3/LaFeO3 superlattices studied by x-ray diffraction experiments and first-principles calculations recently published in Physical Review B by Gijsbert Rispens, Benedikt Ziegler, Zeila Zanolli, Jorge … Continue reading

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my BiFeO_3/LaFeO_3 SL: just published!

“We are pleased to inform you that your article, “Electric control of the magnetization in BiFeO3/LaFeO3 superlattices” has been published online today, 15 August 2013, in the 1 August 2013 issue of Physical Review B (Vol.88, No.6).” …. yeah!  That’s … Continue reading

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Electric control of the magnetization in BiFeO_3/LaFeO_3 superlattices Is it possible to tune the magnetization with an electric field? And… is it possible to do it at room temperature? Superlattices of perovskite oxides might be the answer! Check it out … Continue reading

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18th ETSF Workshop on Electronic Excitations

I am co-organizing the 18th ETSF Workshop on Electronic Excitations “Applications to functional and energy materials” University of Luxembourg, October 1st – 4th 2013 Topics: *density functional methods *advanced Green’s function methods *real time approaches to ultrafast, non perturbative and … Continue reading

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