Recently, curious and inherent properties closely related to the correlation between charge, spin, and orbital often observed in magnetic oxides have attracted considerable attention from a point of view of condensed matter physics, solid-state chemistry, electronics, and many materials-oriented sciences and technologies. The magnetic oxides have exploited emerging fields of magnetics including spintronics, multiferroics-related technologies, magnetophotonics, biomagnetics, and so forth. In particular, thin films and heterostructures of magnetic oxides can provide us with intriguing and important magnetic properties and functionalities peculiar to the structures and morphologies such as giant magnetoresistance, exchange bias, strain-induced ferromagnetism, and so forth. The present symposium focuses on fundamental aspects including preparation, structural analysis, clarification of mechanism of magnetic ordering for thin films and heterostructurers based on magnetic oxides as well as their practical applications in the cutting-edge area of magnetics.
1. Preparation of magnetic oxide thin films and heterostructures
2. Structural analysis of magnetic oxide thin films and heterostructures
3. Magnetic properties of new compounds and composites
4. Clarification of mechanism behind the magnetic functionalities
5. Applications to spintronics, multiferroics, magnetophotonics, and biomagnetics