The research in our group focuses on the preparation, characterization and optimization of oxide thin films for applications in the nanoionics field. We are specialized in the deposition of perovskites and layered perovskite-related oxides (with Ruddlesden-Popper structure) by Pulsed Injection Metal Organic Chemical Vapour Deposition (MOCVD) .
We are interested in the study of ion conducting and mixed ionic-electronic conducting (MIEC) oxides as promising candidates for several microtechnology applications, such as micro Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (μ-SOFC), neuromorphic computing systems and non-volatile ReRAM memory devices (valence change memories).
Our main aim is to understand the relationship between the structural, physico-chemical and functional properties of single films and engineered multilayers. In particular we focus on tuning the ion transport and surface exchange, and the electrical and resistive switching properties of these oxide heterostructures. For this we combine the use of a large number of lab-based chemical, structural and electrochemical characterization techniques, with advance in-situ and operando characterization in large scale Synchrotron facilities.
PRCI ANR Mangaswitch (2018-2021, French coordinator)Type: Research National Agency, bilateral international collaborationsTitle: Structure–property relations for manganite memristive devices Partners: RWTH Aachen and FZ-Jülich (Germany)
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship - PerovSiC (2017-2019, supervisor)Type: Individual Fellowship , European ComissionTitle: Synergistic Resistive Switching of Perovskite and Silicon Carbide materials for Advanced ReRAM micro Devices Fellow: Dr Dolors Pla
PRC ANR Alps Memories (2016-2019, coordinator) Type: Research National Agency, collaborative program callTitle: Alternative Perovskite materials for RERAM memories: understanding and tailoring resistive switching)
PICS FUN-TO-BE (2016-2019, French coordinator)Type: CNRS-CSIC, International Program for Scientific Cooperation Title: Fundamental aspects of Thin film growth and microstructure of Oxide heterostructures controlling their resistive switching behaviour Partners: ICN2, Barcelona (Spain)
@RAction ANR Microswitch (2015-2019, coordinator) Type: Research National Agency, "Hosting High-Level Researchers" instrumentTitle: Design of engineered oxide thin films for future micro- and nano- electronic devices
Dr Quentin Rafhay, IMEP-LaHC, Grenoble
Dr Olivier Renault, Dr Eugenie Martinez, Dr David Cooper and Dr Nicolas Chevallier, CEA-Leti, Grenoble
Dr Caroline Pirovano and Prof Rose-Noëlle Vannier, UCCS - Lille
Prof. Roger A. De Souza, RWTH Aachen (Germany)-Prof. Regina Dittmann, FZ-Jülich (Germany)