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Complex oxides on fire

Oxide materials have long been known as hosts for exotic and useful physical properties. Recent advances in their design and fabrication establish the means to tailor their response for applications.

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Figure 1: Possible spin arrangements leading to a coupling between magnetism and static and/or dynamic electric polarization in multiferroics.
Figure 2: Schematic band diagram of the heterointerface between two oxides.


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Tokura, Y., Hwang, H. Complex oxides on fire. Nature Mater 7, 694–695 (2008).

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