Structure and electronic properties of polycrystalline dielectrics

K.P. McKenna, A.L. Shluger

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We present an overview of the theoretical approaches that can be employed to model polycrystalline oxides along with a discussion of their limitations and associated challenges. We then present results for two metal oxide materials, MgO and HfO, where theory and experiment have come together to provide insight into the structure and electronic properties of grain boundaries. Finally, we conclude with a discussion and outlook.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECS Transactions
PublisherThe Electrochemical Society
ISBN (Print)9781607684435
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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