Materials Challenges and Synthesis Science of Emerging Quantum Materials
Technological advances are now more than ever being driven by quantum phenomena, which increases the demand for quantum materials harboring spectacular emergent properties. Discovering and perfecting quantum materials is challenging on multiple levels. More accurately accounting for electron correlations motivates new theoretical tools and approaches. Challenging oxidation states and complex structures—both in bulk compounds and thin-film heterostructures—lie far from known synthesis paths and benefit from modern synthesis-science approaches harnessing the combined wisdom of theory and experiment. This Special Topic features the latest and most promising material systems and advances in synthesis and characterization probes.
Guest Editors: Darrell Schlom, Bharat Jalan, Claudia Felser, Emilia Morosan, and Yoshinori Tokura