Physics and Applications of Bismuth Ferrite

Catalan, G. and Scott, J. F. (2009) Physics and Applications of Bismuth Ferrite. Advanced Materials, 21 (24). pp. 2463-2485. DOI 10.1002/adma.200802849

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Abstract

BiFeO3 is perhaps the only material that is both magnetic and a strong ferroelectric at room temperature. As a result, it has had an impact on the field of multiferroics that is comparable to that of yttrium barium copper oxide (YBCO) on superconductors, with hundreds of publications devoted to it in the past few years. In this Review, we try to summarize both the basic physics and unresolved aspects of BiFeO3 (which are still being discovered with several new phase transitions reported in the past few months) and device applications, which center on spintronics and memory devices that can be addressed both electrically and magnetically.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 08AREP; IA57;
Subjects: 03 - Mineral Sciences
Divisions: 03 - Mineral Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Advanced Materials
Volume: 21
Page Range: pp. 2463-2485
Identification Number: 10.1002/adma.200802849
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 27 May 2009 14:40
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 09:54
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/1019

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