Mehta Rice Engineering Speaker Series
In partnership with Rice University’s School of Engineering, we are honored to present to you the latest installment of the Mehta Family Foundation Lecture Series. We take great pride in curating a series of engaging talks presented by the most influential and accomplished researchers, thinkers, and creators of our time. These lectures are carefully designed to expand upon new and important ideas that are at the forefront of their fields. By participating in our lecture series, we believe that you are helping us to bring greater access to these new and exciting ideas to a larger and more diverse audience. We are confident that you will each of these lectures feeling inspired and intellectually invigorated.
Ferroic Complex Oxides for Next-Generation Applications and Devices
Complex-oxide materials possess a range of interesting properties and phenomena that make them candidates for next-generation devices and applications. But before these materials can be integrated into state-of-the-art devices, it is important to understand how to control and engineer their response in a deterministic manner. In this talk, we will discuss some of the state-of-the-art science, engineering, and utilization of complex ferroic materials and their potential for emergent order and phenomena that can enable new device function.
We will explore the role of the epitaxial thin-film growth process and the use of epitaxial constraints to engineer a range of systems with special attention to ferroelectric and relaxor materials. In recent years, the use of epitaxial strain has enabled the production of model versions of these complicated materials and the subsequent deterministic study of field-dependent response. We will investigate the potential of ferroelectric materials for non-volatile, ultra-low voltage memory and logic applications, the realization of multi-state/neuromorphic function, and even high energy density capacitive energy storage applications.
Attendees will be introduced to these complex materials and their potential for new applications.