Theme 4 – Correlated Electron Materials

 Lead: Prof C. Ahn (Yale)

Our vision to investigate highly correlated electron systems derives from their remarkable couplings of ferromagnetic, antiferromagnetic, and ferroelectric properties. New switching concepts using domain walls will be realized. In coupling graphene with multiferroics, we propose new electric-field controlled magneto-electronics.  This can potentially create a new class of ultra low power nonvolatile logic as today’s CPUs are about 90% idle (Theme 3).  The high correlation properties will not only provide high functionality but also offer new opportunities for unique low variability device concepts due to minimized fluctuations.  Likewise, the collaboration with Theme 6 will provide assembly methods of integrating entire new physical fabrics for new functionalities.

The Principal Investigators contributing to this theme include (click to view bio):