2019 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

Symposium QN07-Emergent Phenomena in Oxide Quantum Materials

Quantum mechanical behavior in transition metal oxides is one of the most important constituents in recent condensed matter physics and materials science. The strong correlation between the charge, spin, lattice, and orbital degrees of freedom in complex oxides leads to various emergent quantum phenomena which deserve fundamental understanding and at the same time hold great promise for novel electronic, magnetic, and optical device applications. While magnetism and superconductivity have been crucial quantum phenomena in complex oxides traditionally, other order parameters such as polarization and topological states are also being extensively studied. In exploring the emergent quantum phenomena, the state-of-the-art synthesis with atomic level control can play an important role to realize man-made crystals, including defect-engineered crystals, multilayer heterostructures, and digital oxide superlattices, in which the quantum behavior can be readily observed and tuned. In addition to the conventional single-crystals and epitaxial thin films, the ability to fine tune the atomic arrangements has the potential to reveal new controllable quantum behaviors.

This symposium will put together those efforts pursuing for the unprecedented physical behaviors originating from the quantum oxide materials. The various techniques for the synthesis of quantum materials, characterizations at quantum regime, such as very low temperature or other extreme conditions, theoretical prediction and understanding, and manipulation of quantum phenomena will be addressed in the symposium. The organizers encourage submissions from researchers working to advance the understanding and control of quantum oxide materials across a broad range of disciplines, particularly those in the materials and physics communities.

Topics will include:

  • Theory, calculation, and simulation of quantum states and phenomena
  • Synthesis and characterization of quantum oxide materials
  • Tuning of the quantum states using strain-, interface-, or field-mediated control
  • Correlated heterostructures and systems
  • Characterization at extreme environment
  • Control of quantum oxides at the level of electrons and atoms
  • Imaging and spectroscopy of quantum oxide materials
  • Progress and prospects for novel quantum oxide materials and devices
  • Data analytics and algorithms

Invited Speakers:

  • Ho Nyung Lee (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Pu Yu (Tsinghua University, China)
  • Andrea Caviglia (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
  • Benoît Fauqué (ESPCI Paris, France)
  • Harold Hwang (Stanford University, USA)
  • Hae-Young Kee (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Phil King (University of St Andrews, United Kingdom)
  • Hiroshi Kohno (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • Jae Kwang Lee (Pusan National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Hari Nair (Cornell University, USA)
  • Ambrose Seo (University of Kentucky, USA)
  • Jian Shen (Fudan University, China)
  • Suzanne Stemmer (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Daniela Stornaiuolo (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
  • Kei Takahashi (RIKEN, Japan)
  • Laurent Vila (Spintech Grenoble, France)
  • Chan Ho Yang (Korea Adanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)

Symposium Organizers

Woo Seok Choi
Sungkyunkwan University
Department of Physics
Republic of Korea

Manuel Bibes
Université Paris-Saclay
Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales

Jobu Matsuno
Osaka University
Department of Physics

Julia Mundy
Harvard University
Department of Physics

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