Project:

ESR-13: PhD at University College London, UK

Topic:

Memristors based on oxides with metal-insulator transitions

Supervisor:

Dr Pavlo Zubko

Non-academic Supervisor:

Knut Peters (CrysTec GmbH, Germany)

Memristors based on oxides with metal-insulator transitions

This project will explore the memristive properties of oxide heterostructures combining materials that display metal-insulator transitions and ferroelectricity. The main part of the research will be performed at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCL and the London Centre for Nanotechnology. During the project the ESR will spend the secondments (collaborating labs and industry partners) at Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, Switzerland for low temperature SPM during MIT (1 month), and at the University Picardie Jules-Verne, France for modeling of memristive behavior (0.5 month) and at CrysTec GmbH, Germany for substrate preparation (0.5 month).

Based in Bloomsbury, UCL is a welcoming, inclusive university situated at the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities. It is one of the world’s top universities whose staff and former students have included 29 Nobel prizewinners. It is a truly international community: more than one-third of our student body – more than 35,000 strong – come from 150 countries and nearly one-third of staff are from outside the UK.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is right next door to the London Centre for Nanotechnology – an interdisciplinary joint enterprise between University College London, Imperial College London and King’s College London. The Centre occupies a purpose-built eight story facility in Bloomsbury, as well as extensive facilities within different departments at South Kensington. LCN researchers have access to state-of-the-art clean-room, characterization, fabrication, manipulation and design laboratories. LCN’s experimental research is complemented by leading edge modeling, visualization and theory.

For more details on the project, contact p.zubko@ucl.ac.uk

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