Guest editors’ note Special Issue: Domain Boundary Engineering in Functional Oxides

Salje, E. K. H. and Hlinka, J. (2013) Guest editors’ note Special Issue: Domain Boundary Engineering in Functional Oxides. Phase Transitions, 86 (1). p. 1. ISSN 0141-1594 DOI 10.1080/01411594.2012.734476

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Abstract

Guest editors’ note Domain boundaries can assume functionalities which do not exist in the bulk. For example, the use of active domain boundaries is well advanced for magnetic domain walls and applied in the IBM race track technology by Stuart Parkin. Similar device applications are possible in ferroelectric materials, but have only partially been explored. The matrix in this case is often a ferroelastic crystal so that the position and shape of the domain wall is defined by the twinning of the underlying bulk material. Another application with high potential for the development of disruptive technologies is the discovery of highly conducting (or even superconducting) twin walls in insulating matrices. In the area of fundamental science, it is mainly the discovery of chiralities of twin walls and the ability of twin walls to trap defects which has stimulated large research efforts. It is the purpose of this Special Issue to present a series of papers dedicated to Domain Boundary Engineering which allow the reader to gauge current advances and stimulate future research. Guest Editors E.K.H. Salje Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge Cambridge, UK J. Hlinka Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences Prague, Czech Republic Email: hlinka@fzu.cz September 2012

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2012AREP; IA65;
Subjects: 03 - Mineral Sciences
Divisions: 03 - Mineral Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Phase Transitions
Volume: 86
Page Range: p. 1
Identification Number: 10.1080/01411594.2012.734476
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2013 11:48
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 10:05
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/2658

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