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New oxide interface electronics

In the last few years, there have been very exciting reports about the new functional properties which can be achieve at the interface between oxide films, e.g. there is the possibility to achieve new kinds of fast, energy efficient semiconductor processors and even possibly room temperature superconductors. This project involves exploring such phenomena. It will involve growth of ultrathin, single crystal thin films using a world leading, state-of-the-art advanced pulsed laser deposition system with in-situ diagnostic tools (XPS, UPS), followed by their measurement using a variety of means including electrical measurements, synchroton studies, and atomic force microscopy (scanning probe) techniques. For further information contact .

Oxide memristors for next generation non-volatile memory in computing

Non-volatile memory (NVM) is critical for all aspects of modern computing, as well in future generation digital technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) and neuromorphic computing—technologies that will penetrate into many realms of society. Among NVM technologies, resistive random access memory (RRAM) based on metal oxide (MO) films as the resistive switching (RS) layers has the potential of high-speed, low operation voltage, low power consumption, and good endurance that enables the highest performance at the lowest cost possible. There are a number of challenges which need to be addressed with these materials, relating to their nanostructuring and composition. We have solved these problems in a model system and now wish to take this forward to more simple systems. This project will develop such systems. We will collaborate with a number of groups on testing and implementation of industry prototypes.For further information contact .

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Christmas Party

Dec 02, 2019

Thanks to everyone for the wonderful food. We all had a lovely relaxing day.

Interview candidates from Newham

Nov 30, 2019

Tahmida and Judith welcomed a group of students from Newham in London to discuss the interview process from Cambridge undergraduates.

Matias Acosta left the group

Nov 22, 2019

We say goodbye to Matias Acosta who was in our group as a Feodor Lynnen Fellow for 2.5. years.

Part III student Matt Webb

Nov 14, 2019

We are very pleased to be hosting Matt Webb in our group for his part III project. Matt is working on resistive switching.

This is Engineering Day

Nov 06, 2019

We got dozens of under-represented groups to take part in “This is Engineering Day” for the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Birthday celebration for Ahmed

Oct 26, 2019

We celebrated a "big" birthday for Ahmed who is the longest-serving member of our group.

Judith and Rob at Univsersity of Twente

Sep 30, 2019

Rob Jagt and Judith visited the University of Twente where Judith delivered a plenary talk at the annual Mesa+ meeting.

Tahmida received Aziz Foundation bursary

Sep 24, 2019

The scheme supports exceptional men and women who want to positively transform attitudes towards Muslims in the UK, or facilitate better representation and contribution of the Muslim community to civil society.

Members of the group attended EUCAS 2019

Sep 05, 2019

John Feighan, May Lai and Tom Bedford attended EUCAS 2019 in Glasgow.

Bonan attended MMMHub Conference 2019

Sep 04, 2019

Bonan Zhu presented his research on interfaces between perovskite and fluorite materials at Materials and Molecular Modelling Hub Conference, UCL London

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