Manfred Fiebig: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2018

Name Prof. Dr. Manfred Fiebig
FieldMultifunctional Ferroic Materials
Multifunktionale Ferroische Mat.
ETH Zürich, HCI E 488.1
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 26 90
Fax+41 44 633 11 54
RelationshipFull Professor

327-1300-00LJoint Group Seminar Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
Only for D-MATL doctoral students
0 credits1SM. Fiebig, N. Spaldin
AbstractSeminar for PhD students and researchers in condensed-matter physics.
ObjectiveImproving the interaction of researchers in the participating groups.
ContentPresentation and discussion of contemporary research.
Prerequisites / NoticeOwn scientific contributions.
327-2132-00LMultifunctional Ferroic Materials: Growth, Characterisation, Simulation2 credits2GM. Trassin, M. Fiebig
AbstractThe course will explore the growth of (multi-) ferroic oxide thin films. The structural characterization and ferroic state investigation by force microscopy and by laser-optical techniques will be addressed.
Oxide electronics device concepts will be discussed.
ObjectiveOxide films with a thickness of just a few atoms can now be grown with a precision matching that of semiconductors. This opens up a whole world of functional device concepts and fascinating phenomena that would not occur in the expanded bulk crystal. Particularly interesting phenomena occur in films showing magnetic or electric order or, even better, both of these ("multiferroics").

In this course students will obtain an overarching view on oxide thin epitaxial films and heterostructures design, reaching from their growth by pulsed laser deposition to an understanding of their magnetoelectric functionality from advanced characterization techniques. Students will therefore understand how to fabricate and characterize highly oriented films with magnetic and electric properties not found in nature.
ContentTypes of ferroic order, multiferroics, oxide materials, thin-film growth by pulsed laser deposition, molecular beam epitaxy, RF sputtering, structural characterization (reciprocal space - basics-, XRD for thin films, RHEED) epitaxial strain related effects, scanning probe microscopy techniques, laser-optical characterization, oxide thin film based devices and examples.