Oxide Surfaces

G. Franceschi, U. Diebold

Institut für Angewandte Physik, TU Wien, 1040 Wien, Austria

in: Encyclopedia of Materials: Electronics, ed. A. S. M. A. Haseeb (Academic Press, Oxford, 2023), pp. 501-511

The atomic details of metal oxide surfaces carry rich and tunable physics that can be exploited for various electronic applications. These details can be unveiled and rationalized through the surface science approach, which relies on single crystalline samples investigated under highly controlled conditions. Tremendous progress has been achieved in understanding and manipulating binary oxide surfaces at the atomic scale, closely followed by current research on multielement oxides. An overview is given through the examples of rutile TiO2(110), SrTiO3(110), and Sr-doped LaMnO3(110), which also highlights the important role of atomic defects and surface reconstructions in determining a material's macroscopic properties.

Corresponding author: Ulrike Diebold (diebold at iap_tuwien_ac_at).

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