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.