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Low-dimensional oxides

We study the physical chemistry of oxide surfaces in their reality dominated by thin layers and divided forms: both corresponding to oxides in low dimensions. The team brings together experimentalists and theoreticians. Its aim is to explore the structure of the surfaces of oxides and their interfaces with other materials, especially metals, to understand their electronic, magnetic, adhesion properties and their reactivity. The main focus is on the local properties through the use of various experimental techniques – scanning probe microscopy, electronic, optical and vibrational spectroscopies, combined with synchrotron radiation and theoretical methods: ground and excited state properties and multi-scale modeling of complex systems. The aim of the group is to work on common systems both experimentally and theoretically. The challenge is to understand the physics and chemistry of oxides to predict and control their behavior and those of functional systems in which they are involved.