The Design of Novel A2B2O5 Oxide Heterostructures

Project: Research project

Project Details


The focus of the LDRD, “The Design and Synthesis of Novel Oxides: Coupling Materials Informatics with a Next-Generation Deposition System Employing In Situ X-Ray Scattering and Photoemission Spectroscopy,” is to design and create new oxide materials, starting from the underlying polyhedral building units to realize a novel class of functional materials that undergo metal-insulator transitions. We have begun a collaboration with Prof. J. M. Rondinelli, an expert in the computational design of novel multifunctional oxide materials and professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Northwestern University. Our aim to make fundamental discoveries in understanding the chemistries that give rise to particular polyhedral geometries, exploiting combined theoretical and experimental synthesis studies using a new in situ pulsed laser deposition (PLD) system with scattering / photoemission capabilities. This subcontract is to fund a postdoctoral scholar, Mingqiang Gu, who will be jointly advised by Dr. Dillon Fong at Argonne and Prof. J. M. Rondinelli at Northwestern.
Effective start/end date1/5/159/30/16


  • UChicago Argonne, LLC, Argonne National Laboratory (3J-30081-0040A // 3J-30081-0040A)
  • Department of Energy (3J-30081-0040A // 3J-30081-0040A)


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