Special Issue "Advances in Multiferroics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 October 2020.
Interests: Magnetoelectrics, multiferroics, interfaces, devices
Multiferroics, materials with more than one ferroic order (magnetic, ferroelectric, or ferroelastic), are of significant interest due to the fascinating interplay between ferroic properties. Recent advances in theory, synthesis, and characterization has led to new insight into the complex interactions that occur in these materials and enabled the control of their properties. The discovery of new and engineered coupling between ferroelectric and magnetic orders in particular has opened doors to unprecedented functionalities for exploratory devices. Correlations at domain walls and heterointerfaces have been shown to lead to new emergent phenomena and functional behavior. Equilibrium ferroelectric and magnetoelectric switching has seen significant experimental and theoretical work, however, recent consideration of switching kinetics and dynamics is shedding new light on charge, spin, and lattice coupling. This issue of Materials aims to highlight and summarize recent advances in multiferroics research. Contributions in the areas of synthesis, new or improved experimental and theoretical techniques for determining magnetic or ferroelectric order and their coupling, linear magnetoelectric coupling and beyond, ferroelectric and magnetoelectric switching, switching dynamics, domain walls, flexible systems, and applications of magnetoelectric multiferroics are welcomed.
Prof. John Heron
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- Ferroelectric/Ferromagnetic Composites
- Domains and Topological Structures
- Domain Walls and Heterointerfaces
- Magnetization, Ferroelectric, and Magnetoelectric Switching and Dynamics