Special Issue "Multiferroics Crystals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2017).
Interests: nonlinear optical crystals and nanocrystals; laser stimulated effects in crystals; nanophotonic and optoelecronic crystals
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Multiferroics crystals are very promising for different applications in electronics, spintronics, magnetical sensors, and optical memory devices. Due to coexistence of spontaneous polarization and magnetizations, they possess a high degree of magnetoelectric coupling. The latter favors substantial enhancement of the principal magnetical, dielectric and optical constants in the vicinity of the corresponding phase transactions. Particular interest presents itself in the study of low-dimensional multiferroics crystals in the form of nanocrystals and oriented nanocrysatlline films. The anomalies in the vicinity of the phase transitions may be used for their applications as thermo and piezo-sensors. The fundamental aspects of the ferromagnetic and ferromagnetic transitions are of exceptional interest, both from fundamental, as well as application points of view.
The mentioned properties may be applied for the production of magnetometers, multi-field (electrical, mechanical magnetical, temperature) sensors, and thermally-regulated capacitors.
All the multiferroics crystals and their features are very sensitive to the presence of defects, voids, and other imperfections. As a consequence, an improvement of the corresponding technology is a crucial directions of research. At the same time, applying external fields (laser, electromagnetic, etc.) allow to vary their properties in desired directions.
We kindly invite you to send manuscripts devoted to novel growth and fabrication of high performance multiferroics crystallites in a form of bulk, nanocrystallites, nanoceramics, and nanocrystalline films. These compounds include, but are not limited to: RMnO3, Lu2CoMnO6, BiFeO3, Bi2Fe4O9, FeVO4 and corresponding dopants and alloys.
Among the possible topics to include:
- Synthesis of multiferroics compounds, including the modeling of compound synthesis.
- Examination of (magnetic, magnetoelecrical, optical, dielectric , nonlinear optical features, etc.) both for pure and doped compounds.
- Progress and design in further fabrication of multiferroics compounds for spintronics and optoelectronics
- Fundamental studies of the band structure for the multiferroics.
- Influence of doping on the multiferroics features
- Low-dimensional manifestation of the optical and electrical effects in the multiferroics.
- Exploration of the multiferroic surfaces.
- Aging processes in multiferroics.
- Multiferroics applications as sensors and actuators.
Prof. Dr. Iwan Kityk
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- Multiferroic crystals
- Magneto-electrical properties
- Magnetic nanocrystallites
- Ferrolectric properties