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Magnetoelectric nanoscale correlations in multiferroics
Speaker: Manfred Fiebig, ETH Zurich - Switzerland
Title: Magnetoelectric nanoscale correlations in multiferroics
Multiferroics, that is, materials uniting magnetic and ferroelectric order, are intensely studied because of their pronounced magnetoelectric coupling effects. Initially, these were treated almost exclusively as bulk effects exhibited by homogeneous materials. In recent years, however, attention has moved to the nanoscale. On the one hand, magnetoelectric phase control ultimately happens on the level of the mostly sub-micrometer-sized domains. On the other hand, domain walls, interfaces and thin films are nanoscale objects that have been proving to be the source of intriguing magnetoelectric coupling effects. In my talk, I will therefore explore the fascinating world of magnetoelectric correlations at the nanoscale in a number of examples, the diversity of which is intended to demonstrate the enormous potential of the nanoscale perspective on multiferroics.
Host: Sang-Wook Cheong