This book explores why cobalt oxides have drawn interest as functional materials due to their peculiar physical properties partially originating from a rich variety of the valence and spin state of cobalt ions. The book starts with the basics of condensed matter physics and advances toward the strong electron correlation system stage. It also provides up-to-date information on topics, such as thermoelectric power, superconductivity, solid oxide fuel cells, and nanostructure effect.
Table of Contents
Introduction of Condensed Matter Physics
Li Ion Battery
Huge Thermoelectric Power
Partially Disordered Antiferromagnetic Transition; Superconductivity
Transport Properties Combined with Charge, Spin, and Orbital; Magnetoresistance and Spin Blocade;
Move/diffuse and Charge/discharge Effect
Tsuyoshi Takami is an assistant professor at Osaka University and editor of the journal Nanothermoelectrics. He previously worked at the University of Texas at Austin and Nagoya University and received the 24th Ando Incentive Prize for the Study of Electronics. He earned his Ph.D. from Nagoya University.