Rare-earth nickelates RNiO3: thin films and heterostructures.

  title={Rare-earth nickelates RNiO3: thin films and heterostructures.},
  author={S. Catalano and Marta Gibert and Jennifer Fowlie and Jorge {\'I}{\~n}iguez and J-M. Triscone and Jens Kreisel},
  journal={Reports on progress in physics. Physical Society},
  volume={81 4},
This review stands in the larger framework of functional materials by focussing on heterostructures of rare-earth nickelates, described by the chemical formula RNiO3 where R is a trivalent rare-earth R  =  La, Pr, Nd, Sm, …, Lu. Nickelates are characterized by a rich phase diagram of structural and physical properties and serve as a benchmark for the physics of phase transitions in correlated oxides where electron-lattice coupling plays a key role. Much of the recent interest in nickelates… 
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