Device Materials Group
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Embraces world-leading research on materials for various types of microelectronic device, functional oxides for memory and power conduction and the science of thin film deposition
The Device Materials Group is the largest in the Department of Materials Science at the University of Cambridge with four academic staff, and a large number of post-docs, research students and visiting scientists. In 2001 the group was awarded one of the first Materials Platform Grants by the Enigineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The group embraces world-leading research on materials for various types of microelectronic device, functional oxides for memory and power conduction and the science of thin film deposition.
The Group has as its focus the understanding, development and application of functional materials: in particular, magnetic, ferroelectric, semiconducting and superconducting materials for device and conductor applications. For further information about any of these research areas, our publication list and facilities please see our research pages.
The group is based in the Annexe of the Materials Science Department on Pembroke Street. Its clean room facilities recently moved to the University Nanoscience Centre on the West Cambridge Site.
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Individual grain boundary properties and overall performance of metal-organic deposition coated conductors (2010)We have investigated single grain boundaries (GBs) isolated in coated conductors produced by metal-organic deposition. When a magnetic field is swept in the film plane, an angle-dependent crossover from boundary to grain ...
(2009)We identify a scalable, practical route to fabricating a superconducting diode. The device relies for its function on the barrier to ﬂux vortex entry being reduced at the substrate interface of a superconducting pinning enhanced ...
(Institute of Physics Publishing, 2009)Over the past ten years the perception of grain boundaries in YBa2Cu3O7-δ conductors has changed greatly. They are no longer a problem to be eliminated but an inevitable and potentially favourable part of the material. ...
(2007-08)Hydroxyapatite [Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2, HA] is used in many biomedical applications including bone grafts and joint replacements. Due to its structural and chemical similarities to human bone mineral, HA promotes growth of bone ...