Growth and optimization of thin films based on iridium oxide for spintronics

Authors: Eduardo Arias Egido
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Thesis

State: Published (Approved)
Published: June 2020

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Abstract: During the last years the interest in iridium oxide (IrO2) has been growing due to its great technological importance, with current or potential applications in diverse areas, namely: optical information storage [1], electrochromic devices [2], semiconductor electronics [3], gas sensing [4], pH measurement [5], catalysis [6] or spintronics [7]. Since this dissertation is devoted to explore the potential of IrO2 in the field of spintronics, first of all, the overall spintronics context is shortly introduced in section 1.1. Then, as some of the main aspects determining the physics behind IrO2 are common to other iridium oxides (iridates), section 1.2 provides a general overview of their electronic structure and their electrical transport and magnetic properties. This is followed by a survey of IrO2 in section 1.3, where the state of art of the research published so far is presented. At the end of the chapter, an outlook and an overview of this thesis are given in sections 1.4 and 1.5, respectively.

Subject Areas: Materials, Physics

Instruments: I20-Scanning-X-ray spectroscopy (XAS/XES)

Added On: 05/08/2020 16:02

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