Researchers from materials science and engineering and physics departments author paper chosen as editor’s pick

Several researchers from the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Physics published a paper titled “Role of the different defects, their population and distribution in the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 heterostructure’s behavior.” The paper, published in the Journal of Applied Physics, has been chosen as an editor’s pick.

The researchers affiliated with Case Western Reserve University are:

  • Walter Lambrecht, professor of physics;
  • Xuan Gao, associate professor of physics;
  • Alp Sehirlioglu, assistant professor of materials science and engineering; and
  • Richard Akrobetu, former graduate researcher.

The paper was co-authored by these researchers and others from several French institutions.

The paper is a comprehensive model of the interfacial behavior of LaAlO3/SrTiO3 heterostructure that show unique properties, including tunable conductivity that can lead to oxide-based transistors.

Read the paper.