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Graduate Student Seminar

Friday, March 19, 2021
12:15pm – 1:15pm

Storrs Campus

Prof. Menka Jain, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut

Functional and Multiferroic Materials: Synthesis and Physical Properties

In this talk some of the basic properties of ferroics and multiferroics, and their applications in many devices will be discussed. Functional materials, such as ferroic materials have been grouped by the driving field that is required to order their ordering parameters. Ferroic materials: ferroelectric, ferromagnetic, ferroelastic, and ferrotoroidic, are characterized by a wealth of intriguing physical properties. The entire class of ferroic materials has found extensive applications in consumer electronics, variety of sensors, memory devices, health care, and military systems. Current trends toward device miniaturization have led to an increased interest in multifunctionality and multifunctional devices, where a single device component can do multiple tasks simultaneously. Multiferroic materials with coexistence of at least two ferroic order parameters have potential for such multifunctional devices. One interesting class of multiferroics is magnetoelectric materials, which concurrently have some form of magnetic and ferroelectric order parameters. The synthesis techniques, properties, and process optimization will be discussed that can impact the direct applications of these aforementioned materials


Prof. V. Kharchenko

Physics Department (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UConn Master Calendar

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