Complex oxides

Metal oxides exhibit a host of interesting and useful phases of matter.

Three single crystals of the spin ice material dysprosium titanate prepared under different conditions

High temperature superconductivity, quantum magnetism and multiferroic behaviour can all be found in the complex oxide family of materials. These intricate crystalline arrangements of oxygen and other, typically metallic, ions support strong and highly directional electronic interactions which bolster the exotic phases of matter they display.

Groups investigating these materials