About the book
Advances in the structure-property relationships in material science underlie many new technology innovations, novel emergent phenomena and will continue to do so in the future. Transition metal based oxides and non-oxides having strong spin-orbit interaction strength are increasingly attracting attention as an arena in which to search for novel electronic states; e.g. relativistic Mott insulator, semi-metal, unconventional magnetism, quantum spin-liquid, high temperature superconductivity, non-trivial topological phenomena and so on. These phenomena are proposed to derive from the interplay between the relevant energy scales of strong spin-orbit coupling, electronic correlations, and crystal field effects encompassing a wide range of materials.
This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art structure–property relationships in strong spin-orbit coupled quantum materials for next-generation multi-functional applications and of fundamental scientific interest, both theoretically and experimentally. The goal is to further elucidate the richness of this field that boosts the prospects of discovering novel and exciting physics, paving way for new and exciting research directions in the near future.