Special Issue "Ferroic Nanomaterials: From Synthesis to Applications"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Synthesis, Interfaces and Nanostructures".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Adelina-Carmen Ianculescu
Guest Editor
Department of Oxide Materials Science & Engineering Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science “Politehnica” University of Bucharest, 1 – 7 Gheorghe Polizu, P.O. Box 12 - 134, District 1 011061 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: oxide nanomaterials (nanopowders, nanowires, nanotubes, thin films and nanostructured ceramics); bulk electroceramics (ferroelectrics, multiferroics, dielectrics, semiconductors, thermoelectrics, magnetoelectric composites: BaTiO3-based systems, BiFeO3-based systems, Pb(Zr,Ti)O3, undoped and dope; oxide catalysts (TiO2-based systems, LaFeO3, NiFe2O4, CoFe2O4, ZnAl2O4, NixZn1-xAl2O4, CoAl2O4, CoxZn1-xAl2O4)
Prof. Dr. Lucian Pintilie
Guest Editor
The National Institute of Materials Physics (NIMP), Atomistilor 405A, Magurele, Ilfov county, 077125, Romania
Interests: ferroelectric; dielectric; multiferroic; pyroelectric; heterostructures; field effect transistors; photovoltaic
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ferroic materials, characterized by different types of ordering (i.e., ferroelectric, ferromagnetic, ferroelastic, or multiferroic), possess a variety of functional properties that make them extremely attractive for multiple applications ranging from electronics and telecommunications to life sciences, space, and security. Their properties can be tailored by manipulating factors such as compositional design, dopants/solutes, stoichiometry, microstructural features induced by the synthesis method, and consolidation strategies and geometry. The intensive development of nanotechnology involving miniaturization and integration of ferroic materials into semiconductor technology has generated increasing interest in studying the electric, magnetic, optic, and catalytic properties of nanosized ferroic systems. The aim of the Special Issue "Ferroic Nanomaterials: From Synthesis to Applications" is to provide updated information regarding novel preparation techniques of ferroic nanopowders, 1D nanostructures, thin films, and heterostructures, as well as nanostructured ceramics and magneto-electric composites. Another purpose is to emphasize the challenges related to the modeling, engineering, and potential applications of these nanomaterials. A special attention will be paid to the so-called "size effects", i.e. to provide explanations on how the functional properties can be modified and even how new functionalities can appear by geometrical confinement or by changing structuring from micro- to nano-scale.

Prof. Dr. Adelina-Carmen Ianculescu
Prof. Dr. Lucian Pintilie
Guest Editors

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  • Nanoscale ferroelectrics
  • Ferroelastic effect
  • Magnetic oxide nanomaterials
  • Nanosized multiferroics
  • 1D and 2D systems in ferroic structures
  • Ferroic superlattices
  • Ferroelectric heterostructures
  • Nanostructured ferroic ceramics
  • Magneto-electric composites
  • Applications of ferroic materials

Published Papers

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