Special Issue "Ultra Thin Ferroic Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2014)
Prof. Dr. Beatriz Noheda
Solid State Materials for Electronics Group, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen (RUG), Nijenborgh 4, 9747AG- Groningen, The Netherlands
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Interests: thin films of functional oxides; ferroelectric and piezoelectric materials; ferroelectric; magnetic; and multiferroic thin films; (Synchrotron) X-ray diffraction; nanodomains and domain walls
Understanding and controlling electronic functionality at the nanoscale is one of the main current challenges in materials science. In particular, ferroelectric and magnetic materials are the key elements in a variety of electronics devices, from memories to sensors, of which miniaturization is actively pursued. However, due to their very nature and the long-range interactions involved, reducing the dimensions of ferroic materials below 50-100 nm not only poses important technical questions and highly interesting fundamental problems, but also generates novel and distinct functionalities. In this Special Issue, we want to bring forward some of the concepts, problems, and questions presently under discussion in the field of ultrathin ferroic films.
Prof. Dr. Beatriz Noheda
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- ultra thin ferroelectric films
- ultra thin multiferroic films
- ultrathin magnetic films
- effect of interfaces in ferroelectric and/or magnetic properties
- novel ferroic properties at interfaces
- novel functionality of domain walls
- strain-induced properties in ferroic thin films