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Spin-orbit Interactions

Abhijit Biswas

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune

A pioneering researcher in the field of tailoring metal oxide crystal surfaces and growth as well as engineering of thin films for various emergent phenomena and energy applications. Dr. Biswas received his Ph.D. from POSTECH, South Korea.


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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.

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Abhijit Biswas

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune

Dr. Abhijit Biswas is a research associate at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune, in India. His research goal is to design and synthesize highest quality epitaxial heterostructures and superlattices, to play with their internal degrees of freedom to exploit the structure–property relationships, in order to find the next-generation multi-functional materials, in view of applications and of fundamental interest. His current research interest ranges from growth of novel perovskite oxides to non-oxides epitaxial films, down to its ultra-thin limit, to observe unforeseeable phenomena. He is also engaged in the growth of high quality epitaxial layered carbides and two-dimensional non-oxide thin films, to exploit the strain, dimension, and quantum confinement effect. His recent work also includes the metal-insulator transitions and magneto-transport phenomena in strong spin-orbit coupled epitaxial perovskite oxide thin films by reducing dimensionality as well as strain engineering. He is also extremely interested in the various energy related environment friendly future technological applications of thin films. In his early research career, he had also extensively worked on the tailoring of metal oxide crystal surfaces to obtain the atomic flatness with single terminating layer. Currently, he is also serving as a reviewer of several reputed peer-review journals. Dr. Biswas received his B.Sc. in Physics from Kalyani University, followed by M.Sc in Physics (specialization in experimental condensed matter physics) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay. His Ph.D., also in experimental condensed matter physics, was awarded by POSTECH, South Korea for his work on the transport phenomena in perovskite oxide thin films. Before moving back to India as a national post-doctoral fellow, he was a post-doc at POSTECH working in the field of growth and characterizations of strong spin-orbit coupled metal oxide thin films.

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