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Oxides for Nanoionic Devices

The research line Oxides for Nanoionic Devices focuses on the design and optimization of oxide heterostructures for applications in the nanoionics field. In particular, we study ion conducting and mixed ionic-electronic conducting (MIEC) oxides for their use in several microtechnology applications, such as micro Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Electrolysers (µ-SOCs), valence change memories (VCMs) and neuromorphic computing systems. We are specialized in the deposition of perovskites, layered perovskite-related oxides and fluorites by Pulsed Injection Metal Organic Chemical Vapour Deposition (MOCVD) and Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD). Our main aim is to understand the relationship between the structural, physico-chemical and functional properties of single films and of engineered devices. In addition, we propose innovative ways of tuning the microstructure, ion transport, electrochemical and resistive switching properties of the materials to improve the performance of the final nanoionic device. For their characterization we combine the use of a large number of lab-based chemical, structural and electrochemical characterization techniques, with advanced in-situ and operando measurements in large-scale Synchrotron facilities.

Non permanent staff

5 selected publications

[5] K. Maas et al. Advanced Functional Materials 30, 1909942 (2020). Article in the ESRF Highlights 2020 annual booklet
Tuning Memristivity by Varying the Oxygen Content in a Mixed Ionic-Electronic Conductor

[4] K. Maas et al. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 8, 464 (2020). Back cover
Using a Mixed Ionic Electronic Conductor to Build an Analog Memristive Device with Neuromorphic Programming Capabilities

[3] S. Bagdzevicius et al. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 7, 7580 (2019)
Superposition of Interface and Volume Type Resistive Switching in Perovskite Nanoionic Devices

[2] B. Meunier et al. ACS Applied Electronic Materials 1, 675 (2019)
Microscopic Mechanisms of Local Interfacial Resistive Switching in LaMnO3+d

[1] R. Rodriguez-Lamas et al. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology 10, 389 (2019)
Integration of LaMnO3+d Films on Platinized Silicon Substrates for Resistive Switching Applications by PI-MOCVD

Invited review articles

[3] A. Stangl et al. Journal of Physics: Energy 3, 012001 (2021)
In Situ and Operando Characterisation Techniques for Solid Oxide Electrochemical Cells: Recent Advances

[2] D. Pla et al. Advanced Materials Interfaces 4, 1600974 (2017)
Engineering of Functional Manganites Grown by MOCVD for Miniaturized Devices

[1] S. Bagdzevicius et al. Journal of Electroceramics 39, 157 (2017)
Interface-Type Resistive Switching in Perovskite Materials


FET Proactive EPISTORE (2021-2025, collaborator)
Type: FET Proactive call, H2020 European Project
Title: Thin Film Reversible Solid Oxide Cells for Ultracompact Electrical Energy Storage
Partnership: IREC and CSIC (Spain), KIT and RWTH Aachen University (Germany), IMEC (Belgium),  University of Saint Andrews, Imperial College London, Johnson Matthey, and University of Cambridge (UK), Solmates and HyGear Fuel Cell Systems (NL), SolidPower (Switzerland)

FET Proactive HARVESTORE (2018-2023, collaborator)
Type: FET Proactive call, H2020 European Project
Title: Energy Harvestorers for powering the internet of things
Partnership: IREC, CSIC, Worldsensing, and AEInnova (Spain), DTU (Denmark), IMEC (Belgium), TUW (Austria), Imperial College London and Coventry University (UK), Horiba (France)

ANR MANGASWITCH (2018-2021, French coordinator)
Type: Research National Agency, bilateral international call
Title: Structure–property relations for manganite memristive devices
Partnership: RWTH Aachen University (Germany), FZ-Jülich (Germany)

IRS CeriALD (2019-2022, coordinator)
Type: Inititiatives de Recherche Stratégiques, IDEX Université Grenoble Alpes
Title: Ceria based resistive switching devices deposited by ALD

National & international collaborations

  • Dr. Olivier Renault, Dr. Eugenie Martinez, Eric Jalaguier, Serge Blonkowski, CEA-Leti, Grenoble
  • Prof. Ahmad Bsiesy, LTM, Grenoble
  • Dr. Caroline Pirovano and Prof. Rose-Noëlle Vannier, UCCS, Lille
  • Dr. Michel Mermoux, LEPMI, Grenoble

  • Prof. Regina Dittmann, FZ-Jülich, Germany
  • Prof. Roger A. De Souza, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Prof. Albert Tarancón, IREC, Barcelona, Spain
  • Dr. José Santiso, ICN2, Barcelona, Spain
  • Prof. Juergen Fleig, TU Wien, Austria
  • Dr. Ainara Aguadero, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Date of update April 2, 2021

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  • Tutelle Grenoble INP
Université Grenoble Alpes