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Crystals 2016, 6(12), 163;

Ferroelastic Domain Boundary-Based Multiferroicity

State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Xi’an Jiao Tong University, Xi’an 710049, China
Department of Earth Sciences, Cambridge University, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, UK
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Academic Editor: Helmut Cölfen
Received: 16 September 2016 / Revised: 17 November 2016 / Accepted: 3 December 2016 / Published: 9 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Multiferroics Crystals)
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Domain boundary engineering endeavors to develop materials that contain localized functionalities inside domain walls, which do not exist in the bulk. Here we review multiferroic devices that are based on ferroelectricity inside ferroelastic domain boundaries. The discovery of polarity in CaTiO3 and SrTiO3 leads to new directions to produce complex domain patterns as templates for ferroic devices. View Full-Text
Keywords: domain boundary engineering; domain walls; vortex; Bloch lines; tweed domain boundary engineering; domain walls; vortex; Bloch lines; tweed

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Salje, E.K.H.; Ding, X. Ferroelastic Domain Boundary-Based Multiferroicity. Crystals 2016, 6, 163.

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