Manfred Fiebig: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2017

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

327-0104-00LCrystallography3 credits2V + 1UM. Fiebig
AbstractIntroduction into the fundamental relationships between chemical composition, crystal structure, symmetry and physical properties of solids.
ObjectiveIntroduction into the fundamental relationships between chemical composition, crystal structure, symmetry and physical properties of solids. Emphasis: group-theoretical introduction into symmetry, discussion of the factors governing the formation of crystal structures, structural dependence of physical properties, fundamentals of experimental techniques probing the crystal structure.
ContentSymmetry and order: lattices, point groups, space groups.

Crystal chemistry: geometrical, physical and chemical factors governing the formation of crystal structures; close sphere packings; typical basic crystal structures; lattice energy; magnetic crystals; quasicrystals.

Structure/property relationships: Example quartz (piezoelectricity); perowskite and derivative structures (ferroelectrics and high-temperature superconductors); magnetic materials.

Materials characterization: diffraction techniques, optical techniques.
Lecture notesA script of the lecture until 2014 is available. New script: to be decided.
LiteratureWalter Borchardt-Ott: Kristallographie. Springer 2002.
Dieter Schwarzenbach: Kristallographie. Springer 2001.
Prerequisites / NoticeOrganisation: Two hours of lectures per week accompanied by one hour of exercises.
327-1300-00LJoint Group Seminar Restricted registration - show details
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.