Advances in oxide materials: Preparation, properties, performance

ICMR mini-School at UCSB: Computational tools for functional oxide materials

An introduction for experimentalists


Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th, and Wednesday 27th August 2014

Start and end times:

9:00 am, Monday 25th, to 12:00 noon, Wednesday 27th.

ICMR Workshop at UCSB


Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th, and Friday 29th August 2014

Start and end times:

2:00 pm, Wednesday 27th, to 6:00 pm, Friday 29th.


University of California, Santa Barbara, ESB 1001


Judith Driscoll, University of Cambridge
John Mitchell, Argonne National Laboratory
Matthew Rosseinsky, University of Liverpool
Ram Seshadri, UC Santa Barbara


The aim of this invitation-only workshop is to review the state-of-the-art of certain aspects of functional oxide materials, both bulk and thin film, with the specific aim of improving channels of communications between practitioners of oxide science from across different disciplines

This workshop is inspired by the earlier, highly successful one held at UCSB in 2007: URL

Topics (in no particular order):

Magnetic, ferroic, and multiferroic oxides, high pressures, oxide heterointerfaces, 5d, high-quality materials, theory and prediction, ion transport.

Speakers, with tentative titles of talks

Analytis, James A new spin-anisotropic harmonic honeycomb iridate
Attfield, Paul Orbital molecules in electronic oxides
Benedek, Nicole From ferroelectrics to fuel cells: In search of simple design principles for the ionic transport properties of complex oxides
Cheetham, Anthony K. Recent developments in oxide phosphors for solid state lighting
Dawber, Matthew Engineering new properties in ferroelectric oxide superlattices
Driscoll, Judith Strongly enhanced functionalities at vertical interfaces formed by self assembly in epitaxial nanocomposite films
Hiroi, Zenji Metal-insulator transitions in transition metal oxides
Jackeli, George Magnetic order and excitations in insulating iridates
Lanzara, Alessandra Non equilibrium momentum dependent dynamic of high temperature superconductors
Leighton, Chris Complex magnetotransport phenomena in ultra-thin film La0.5Sr0.5CoO3-δ on SrTiO3
Levy, Jeremy Nanoscale phenomena in oxide heterostructures
Mandrus, David Doping and ultrasound studies of the structural phase transition in EuTiO3
Mitchell, John Sr2IrO4: A gateway to cuprate superconductivity?
Ramesh, Ramamoorthy E—field control of magnetism using multiferroics
Rjinders, Guus Engineering functional properties in epitaxial oxide heterostructures
Rondinelli, James Designing unusual phases in complex oxides using the versatile abilities of lattice instabilities
Rosseinsky, Matthew Computationally assisted identification of functional inorganic materials
Schlom, Darrell An interface engineering approach to room temperature magnetoelectric multiferroics in ferrite superlattices
Shimakawa, Yuichi Multiple magnetic interactions in ordered perovskite-structure oxides
Sinclair, Derek Fast ion conduction in (Na1/2Bi1/2)TiO3
Singh, David J. Tunability of the electronic and optical properties of stannate perovskites and their heterostructures
Seshadri, Ram Data-driven approaches to oxide thermoelectrics
Stemmer, Susanne Controlling strong electron correlations with oxide heterostructures
Subramanian, M. A. New pigments based on transition metal oxides
Takano, Mikio Little-known Fe-oxides: Bacterial oxides and ozonized oxides
Wiebe, Chris The role of broken symmetry in the multiferroic dugganites A3TeX3Z2O14 (A = Ba, Pb, K; X = Co, Mn, Fe; Z = V, P)
Wilson, Stephen Exploring the magnetic ground state of a hyper-Kagome lattice of J = 1/2 moments in a correlated iridate
Woodward, Patrick M. Synthesis and magnetic properties of osmate double perovskites


PDF file of School and Workshop Schedule

Dining in downtown SB

Ram's lower State-Street Restaurant Guide


International Center for Materials Research at UCSB

The Materials Research Laboratory at UCSB: An NSF MRSEC

EPSRC Programme Grant "Chemical Synthesis of Transformative Extended Materials" at the University of Liverpool.

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