Dr Daniel Sando

Research Fellow

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B. Appli. Sci. (Hons) (Physics) - Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia

2010 PhD (Physics), QUT, Australia

2011-2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS /Thales (France)

2013-2014: Postdoctoral Fellow, Seoul National University (South Korea)

2015-2018: Postdoctoral Fellow, School of MSE, UNSW Sydney

2018-present: Research Fellow, MWAC, UNSW Sydney




My Research Activities

My research is primarily focused on the design, fabrication, and characterization of oxide thin film functional materials (most notably multiferroics) which can be used in applications such as non-volatile memory elements, magnetic, spintronic, or optical devices and modulators. The research emphasis is on gaining a profound understanding of the physics at the nanoscale and then using this insight to tailor the functional response.

I have expertise in thin film oxide epitaxy (pulsed laser deposition), magnetic and optical characterization, and advanced thin film x-ray diffraction.



Conference Papers

Sando D; Allibe J; Jacquet E; Fusil S; Bouzehouane K; Carrétéro C; Deranlot C; Bourderionnet J; Crété DG; Mage JC; Barthélémy A; Bibes M, 2011, 'BiFeO3 heterostructures for electro-optic modulators', in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/fio.2011.fthw2
Sando D; Allibe J; Jacquet E; Fusil S; Bouzehouane K; Carrétéro C; Deranlot C; Bourderionnet J; Crété DG; Mage JC; Barthélémy A; Bibes M, 2011, 'BiFeO3 heterostructures for electro-optic modulators', in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers
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Journal articles

Burns SR; Paull O; Bulanadi R; Lau C; Sando D; Gregg JM; Valanoor N, 2021, 'Empirical approach to measuring interface energies in mixed-phase bismuth ferrite', Physical Review Materials, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.5.034404
Zhang D; Sando D; Pan Y; Sharma P; Seidel J, 2021, 'Robust ferroelectric polarization retention in harsh environments through engineered domain wall pinning', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/5.0029620
Creange N; Kelley K; Smith C; Sando D; Paul O; Valanoor NN; Somnath S; Jesse S; Kalinin SV; Vasudevan RK, 2021, 'Propagation of priors for more accurate and efficient spectroscopic functional fits and their application to ferroelectric hysteresis', Machine Learning: Science and Technology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2632-2153/abfbba
Govinden V; Zhang Q; Sando D; Valanoor N, 2021, 'Depolarization field tuning of nanoscale ferroelectric domains in (001)PbZr0.4Ti0.6O3/SrTiO3/PbZr0.4Ti0.6O3epitaxial heterostructures', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/5.0035887
Yao Y; Aldilla VR; Bhadbhade M; Bhattacharyya S; Gong B; Kumar N; Rich AM; Sando D; Cheong S; Tilley R; Yin S; Marjo CE, 2020, 'Synthetic Bilayers on Mica from Self-Assembly of Hydrogen-Bonded Triazines', Langmuir, vol. 36, pp. 13301 - 13311, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c02377
Zhang D; Sando D; Sharma P; Cheng X; Ji F; Govinden V; Weyland M; Nagarajan V; Seidel J, 2020, 'Superior polarization retention through engineered domain wall pinning', Nature Communications, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-14250-7
Valanoor N; Zhang Q; Zhou J; Sando D; Cheng X; Ma Z, 2020, 'Tuning phase fractions and leakage properties of chemical solution deposition-derived mixed-phase BiFeO3 thin films', ACS Applied Electronic Materials, vol. 2, pp. 4099 - 4110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsaelm.0c00891
Zhang Y; Tan Y; Sando D; Chen LQ; Valanoor N; Zhu Y; Han MG, 2020, 'Controlled Nucleation and Stabilization of Ferroelectric Domain Wall Patterns in Epitaxial (110) Bismuth Ferrite Heterostructures', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202003571
Burns SR; Paull O; Juraszek J; Nagarajan V; Sando D, 2020, 'The Experimentalist's Guide to the Cycloid, or Noncollinear Antiferromagnetism in Epitaxial BiFeO3', Advanced Materials, vol. 32, pp. e2003711, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.202003711
Sando D; Han M; Govinden V; Paull O; Appert F; Carrétéro C; Fischer J; Barthélémy A; Bibes M; Garcia V; Fusil S; Dkhil B; Juraszek J; Zhu Y; Ma X; Nagarajan V, 2020, 'Interfacial Strain Gradients Control Nanoscale Domain Morphology in Epitaxial BiFeO3 Multiferroic Films', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 30, pp. 2000343 - 2000343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202000343
Haykal A; Fischer J; Akhtar W; Chauleau JY; Sando D; Finco A; Godel F; Birkhölzer YA; Carrétéro C; Jaouen N; Bibes M; Viret M; Fusil S; Jacques V; Garcia V, 2020, 'Antiferromagnetic textures in BiFeO3 controlled by strain and electric field', Nature Communications, vol. 11, pp. 1704, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-15501-8
Tigunta S; Sando D; Chanlek N; Supadee L; Pojprapai S, 2020, 'Effect of gas atmospheres on degradation of MgO thin film magnetic tunneling junctions by deionized water', Thin Solid Films, vol. 709, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2020.138185
Sharma P; Sando D; Zhang Q; Cheng X; Prosandeev S; Bulanadi R; Prokhorenko S; Bellaiche L; Chen LQ; Nagarajan V; Seidel J, 2019, 'Conformational Domain Wall Switch', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201807523
Burns SR; Sando D; Xu B; Dupé B; Russell L; Deng G; Clements R; Paull OHC; Seidel J; Bellaiche L; Valanoor N; Ulrich C, 2019, 'Expansion of the spin cycloid in multiferroic BiFeO 3 thin films', npj Quantum Materials, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41535-019-0155-2
Sando D; Appert F; Xu B; Paull O; Burns SR; Carrétéro C; Dupé B; Garcia V; Gallais Y; Sacuto A; Cazayous M; Dkhil B; Le Breton JM; Barthélémy A; Bibes M; Bellaiche L; Nagarajan V; Juraszek J, 2019, 'A magnetic phase diagram for nanoscale epitaxial BiFeO3 films', Applied Physics Reviews, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5113530
Sando D; Appert F; Burns SR; Zhang Q; Gallais Y; Sacuto A; Cazayous M; Garcia V; Fusil S; Carrétéro C; Le Breton JM; Barthélémy A; Bibes M; Juraszek J; Nagarajan V, 2019, 'Influence of flexoelectricity on the spin cycloid in (110)-oriented BiFe O3 films', Physical Review Materials, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.104404
Young T; Sharma P; Kim DH; Ha TD; Juang JY; Chu YH; Seidel J; Nagarajan V; Yasui S; Itoh M; Sando D, 2018, 'Structural, magnetic, and ferroelectric properties of T-like cobalt-doped BiFeO3 thin films', APL Materials, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5011783
Zhang Q; Huang HH; Sando D; Summers M; Munroe P; Standard O; Valanoor N, 2018, 'Mixed-phase bismuth ferrite thin films by chemical solution deposition', Journal of Materials Chemistry C, vol. 6, pp. 2882 - 2888, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7tc05841a
Sando D; Yang Y; Paillard C; Dkhil B; Bellaiche L; Nagarajan V, 2018, 'Epitaxial ferroelectric oxide thin films for optical applications', Applied Physics Reviews, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5046559
Sando D; Carrétéro C; Grisolia MN; Barthélémy A; Nagarajan V; Bibes M, 2018, 'Revisiting the Optical Band Gap in Epitaxial BiFeO3 Thin Films', Advanced Optical Materials, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adom.201700836
Sando D; Young T; Bulanadi R; Cheng X; Zhou Y; Weyland M; Munroe P; Nagarajan V, 2018, 'Designer defect stabilization of the super tetragonal phase in >70-nm-thick BiFeO3 films on LaAlO3 substrates', Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.7567/JJAP.57.0902B2
Agbelele A; Sando D; Toulouse C; Paillard C; Johnson RD; Rüffer R; Popkov AF; Carrétéro C; Rovillain P; Le Breton JM; Dkhil B; Cazayous M; Gallais Y; Méasson MA; Sacuto A; Manuel P; Zvezdin AK; Barthélémy A; Juraszek J; Bibes M, 2017, 'Strain and Magnetic Field Induced Spin-Structure Transitions in Multiferroic BiFeO3', Advanced Materials, vol. 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201602327
Sharma P; Zhang Q; Sando D; Lei CH; Liu Y; Li J; Nagarajan V; Seidel J, 2017, 'Nonvolatile ferroelectric domain wall memory', Science Advances, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1700512
Wang JY; Liu G; Sando D; Nagarajan V; Seidel J, 2017, 'Morphology-dependent photo-induced polarization recovery in ferroelectric thin films', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4990839
Zhang Q; Sando D; Nagarajan V, 2016, 'Chemical route derived bismuth ferrite thin films and nanomaterials', Journal of Materials Chemistry C, vol. 4, pp. 4092 - 4124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6tc00243a
Sando D; Xu B; Bellaiche L; Nagarajan V, 2016, 'A multiferroic on the brink: Uncovering the nuances of strain-induced transitions in BiFeO3', Applied Physics Reviews, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4944558
Sando D; Yang Y; Bousquet E; Carrétéro C; Garcia V; Fusil S; Dolfi D; Barthélémy A; Ghosez P; Bellaiche L; Bibes M, 2016, 'Large elasto-optic effect and reversible electrochromism in multiferroic BiFeO3', Nature Communications, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms10718
Agbelele A; Sando D; Infante IC; Carrétéro C; Jouen S; Le Breton JM; Barthélémy A; Dkhil B; Bibes M; Juraszek J, 2016, 'Insight into magnetic, ferroelectric and elastic properties of strained BiFeO3 thin films through Mössbauer spectroscopy', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4959790
Chen L; Yang Y; Gui Z; Sando D; Bibes M; Meng XK; Bellaiche L, 2015, 'Large Elasto-Optic Effect in Epitaxial PbTiO3 Films', Physical Review Letters, vol. 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.267602
Shin YJ; Jeon BC; Yang SM; Hwang I; Cho MR; Sando D; Lee SR; Yoon JG; Noh TW, 2015, 'Suppression of creep-regime dynamics in epitaxial ferroelectric BiFeO3 films', Scientific Reports, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep10485
Sando D; Barthélémy A; Bibes M, 2014, 'BiFeO3 epitaxial thin films and devices: Past, present and future', Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, vol. 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/26/47/473201
Sando D; Hermet P; Allibe J; Bourderionnet J; Fusil S; Carrétéro C; Jacquet E; Mage JC; Dolfi D; Barthélémy A; Ghosez P; Bibes M, 2014, 'Linear electro-optic effect in multiferroic BiFeO3 thin films', Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.89.195106
Sando D; Agbelele A; Daumont C; Rahmedov D; Ren W; Infante IC; Lisenkov S; Prosandeev S; Fusil S; Jacquet E; Carrétéro C; Petit S; Cazayous M; Juraszek J; Le Breton JM; Bellaiche L; Dkhil B; Barthélémy A; Bibes M, 2014, 'Control of ferroelectricity and magnetism in multi-ferroic BiFeO 3 by epitaxial strain', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, vol. 372, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2012.0438
Grisolia MN; Bruno FY; Sando D; Zhao HJ; Jacquet E; Chen XM; Bellaiche L; Barthélémy A; Bibes M, 2014, 'Structural, magnetic, and electronic properties of GdTiO3 Mott insulator thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4899277
Barrett N; Rault JE; Wang JL; Mathieu C; Locatelli A; Mentes TO; Niño MA; Fusil S; Bibes M; Barthélémy A; Sando D; Ren W; Prosandeev S; Bellaiche L; Vilquin B; Petraru A; Krug IP; Schneider CM, 2013, 'Full field electron spectromicroscopy applied to ferroelectric materials', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 113, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4801968
Sando D; Agbelele A; Rahmedov D; Liu J; Rovillain ; Toulouse C; Infante IC; Pyatakov AP; Fusil S; Jacquet E; Carretero C; Deranlot C; Lisenkov SV; Wang D; Le Breton JM; Cazayous M; Sacuto A; Juraszek J; Zvezdin AK; Bellaiche L; Dkhil B; Barthelemy A; Bibes M, 2013, 'Crafting the magnonic and spintronic response of BiFeO 3 films by epitaxial strain', Nature Materials, vol. 12, pp. 641 - 646, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nmat3629
Sando D; Jaatinen E, 2013, 'Optical data encryption using time-dependent dynamics of refractive index changes in LiNbO3', Optics Express, vol. 21, pp. 19510 - 19517, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.019510
Rault JE; Ren W; Prosandeev S; Lisenkov S; Sando D; Fusil S; Bibes M; Barthélémy A; Bellaiche L; Barrett N, 2012, 'Thickness-dependent polarization of strained BiFeO3 films with constant tetragonality', Physical Review Letters, vol. 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.267601
Allibe J; Fusil S; Bouzehouane K; Daumont C; Sando D; Jacquet E; Deranlot C; Bibes M; Barthélémy A, 2012, 'Room temperature electrical manipulation of giant magnetoresistance in spin valves exchange-biased with BiFeO 3', Nano Letters, vol. 12, pp. 1141 - 1145, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl202537y
Sando D; Jaatinen E; Devaux F, 2009, 'Reversal of degradation of information masks in lithium niobate', Applied Optics, vol. 48, pp. 4676 - 4682, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.48.004676
Sando D; Jaatinen E, 2009, 'A method to remotely measure temperature change in a lithium niobate crystal using birefringence', Journal of the European Optical Society, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.2971/jeos.2009.09011
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