Symposium NM11—Topological and Quantum Phenomena in Oxides and Oxide Heterostructures
The interplay between charge, spin, lattice, and orbital degrees of freedom in strongly correlated oxide materials leads to a wide range of quantum phenomena not observed in conventional metals or semiconducting compounds. These include polar states, superconductivity, insulating to metallic behavior, magnetoelectricity, and systems with multiple complex order parameters (multiferroics as an example). Further, recent advances in synthesis has enabled the tailoring of symmetry and competing interactions to yield topologically non-trivial electronic and magnetic structures. The significant advancements in the area has generated world-wide excitement and a realization that deeper understanding, rational design, and control of the quantum behavior of materials is necessary for quantum information science and topological nanoelectronics.
This symposium largely focuses on ferroics and spin textures rather than nontrivial fermions and their excitations. With such a focus, synthesis of these materials focuses on the growth of controlled oxide interfaces, heterostructures, and nanostructures. The organizers encourage the submission from academic, national lab, and industry researchers who seek to advance the state-of-the-art in bulk and thin film synthesis, spectroscopic and time-domain measurements of correlated and quantum behavior, and the engineering of quantum phenomena with strain, interfaces, defects, disorder, and frustration. The topical list for this symposium reflects the needs and challenges towards the enhancement and control of quantum behavior in strongly correlated oxide materials. Invited speakers will span the breadth of these interdisciplinary topics to accelerate fundamental understanding for the realization of unprecedented physical properties.