Phase Transitions and

Superconductivity Group



Tel: 55-11-3091-7091
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Instituto de Física

Universidade de São Paulo

Depto de Física dos Materiais e Mecânica

CP 66318, 05315-970

São Paulo, Brazil

Renato F. Jardim

Professor of Physics

Research Interests on Nickelates

             We have prepared and characterized polycrystalline samples of nickelates with general formula LnNiO3; Ln = rare-earth elements and their solid solutions.  We have focused our efforts on the understanding of the temperature driven metal-insulator transition in this series.  The research project also includes alternative routes for growing these nickelates.