Materials & Nanoscience

Synthesis, Structure and Functionalities of Ferroelectrics and Multiferroics (#432)

Ferroelectric materials are used in countless technological applications including medical ultrasound, sonar, and energy harvesting. When more than one type of orders including ferroelectricity, ferroelasticity, and magnetism coexist and couple to each other in the same system, we see new challenges in fundamental research as well as great potential for new multifunctional devices such as novel sensors, filters and spinvalves, biosensors, and next generation memory devices. This symposium will focus on recent advances in the synthesis, structure, properties and applications of ferroelectric and multiferroic materials. A wide range of topics will be discussed, including: (i) synthesis of new ferroelectric materials; (ii) magneto-electric coupling in mutiferroic materials; (iii) relaxor ferroelectrics and related high-performance piezoelectric materials; (iv) lead-free piezo-/ferroelectrics; (v) ferroelectric and multiferroic materials under extreme conditions; (vi) nanostructured ferroelectric and multiferroic materials; (vii) modelling and simulations, and (viii) applications. This symposium is intended to serve as a platform to facilitate the exchange of novel ideas and new results, and to establish new collaborations among the materials chemists, physicists and device engineers within this diverse community.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015