Domain Boundary Engineering in Ferroic and Multiferroic Materials: A Simple Introduction

Salje, Ekhard K. H. and Lashley, Jason C. (2011) Domain Boundary Engineering in Ferroic and Multiferroic Materials: A Simple Introduction. In: Disorder and Strain-Induced Complexity in Functional Materials. Springer Series in Materials Science, 148 (148). Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 1-18. ISBN 978-3-642-20942-0, 978-3-642-20943-7

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Abstract

Multiferroic behavior is commonly described as a bulk phenomenon where, at least, two of the three ferroic properties, ferromagnetism, ferroelectricity, and ferroelasticity, coincide. This notion is enlarged to contain as another “useful” property electrical conductivity. While bulk applications are potentially useful, we describe the recent development where the same properties are restricted to domain boundaries or interfaces, while the adjacent domains are not active elements themselves. This means that the information is restricted to thin, nearly two-dimensional slabs of some 2 nm thickness. The information density is, thus, extremely high, while conducting interfaces can serve as wires to connect the active elements. In this chapter, we discuss the underlying physical principles for the “engineering” of interfacial multiferroics.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2011AREP; IA63;
Subjects: 03 - Mineral Sciences
Divisions: 03 - Mineral Sciences
Volume: 148
Page Range: pp. 1-18
Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-642-20943-7_1
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2011 18:33
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 10:02
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/2247

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