Special Issue "Electroceramic Thin Films: Technology, Properties and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: technology of ferroelectric thin films, electroceramics and composites; new characterization techniques; characterization of structure and functional properties of electroceramics; electrical and dielectric properties; simulation and modeling; data engineering
Interests: technology of ferroelectric and multiferroic ceramics, composites and electroceramic thin films; characterization of electroceramic materials; functional properties; layer-type bismuth compounds
Ceramics has traditionally been admired for its mechanical, chemical, and thermal stability. Electroceramics—a special category of electronic materials—can exhibit a host of physical properties, including high temperature superconductivity, magnetism, semiconductor, electro-optic, acousto-optic, and nonlinear dielectrics.
Electroceramic thin films are even more fascinating and attractive for scientific discoveries leading to novel innovations. They are needed for basic studies and device development. Due to their small volume and large geometrical flexibility, new properties or phenomena, new crystallographic structures, and new engineered structures unique to electroceramic thin films are now exploited in a wide range of engineering and basic science disciplines. The nature of electroceramic thin films is interdisciplinary. Piezoelectricity, ferroelectricity, pyroelectricity, multiferroic materials and phenomena, magnetoelectronics, spintronics, coupled hybrid devices, colossal magnetoresistive effect, giant photovoltaic effect, and energy harvesting are some examples of versatility in their properties and potential applications.
This Special Issue is focused on processing, characterization, structure, properties, modeling, and performance of electroceramic thin films. This includes but is not limited to the areas of:
- Ion conductors, mixed ionic-electronic conductors;
- Mechanics and nanomechanics of thin layers;
- Wireless communications;
- Actuators, sensors, and transducers;
- Energy harvesting.
Prof. Dr. Dionizy Czekaj
Prof. Dr. Agata Lisińska-Czekaj
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- oxide thin films
- nanostructured thin films
- corner sharing oxygen octahedral structure
- deposition techniques
- advanced characterization
- (micro)structure–property relations
- energy generation, storage, and conversion