Tuesday, April 26, 20163:30 PM - 4:30 PMCNLS Conference Room (TA-3, Bldg 1690)|
The Roles of Disorders, Interfaces, and Heterogeneity on the Functionalities of Epitaxial Films
Thin films, coatings, and nanostructured materials have found extensive applications in virtually all technological and scientific areas. Challenges, however, remain in controlled synthesis of epitaxial films with desired compositional and structural disorders, interfaces, and heterogeneities which are the key parameters in determining the properties and functionalities in the real materials systems. In this talk, I will discuss our approaches to the management of heterogeneities to tune the functionalities of a range of functional materials. Specifically, I will use epitaxial nanocomposite films as model systems to illustrate the effect of heterogeneity on the functionalities of metal-oxide films.
Host: Amanda Neukirch