Disorder and Strain-Induced Complexity in Functional Materials

ISBN: 978-3-642-20942-0 (Print) 978-3-642-20943-7 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv

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    Pages 1-18

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

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    Pages 19-47

    Phase Diagrams of Conventional and Inverse Functional Magnetic Heusler Alloys: New Theoretical and Experimental Investigations

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    Pages 49-65

    Ni–Mn–X Heusler Materials

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    Pages 67-77

    Magnetic Interactions Governing the Inverse Magnetocaloric Effect in Martensitic Ni–Mn-Based Shape-memory Alloys

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    Pages 79-94

    Magnetic Field-Induced Strain in Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloys Fe-31.2Pd, Fe3Pt, and Ni2MnGa

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    Pages 95-112

    Soft Electronic Matter: Inhomogeneneous Phases in Strongly Correlated Condensed Matter

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    Pages 113-134

    Defects in Ferroelectrics

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    Pages 135-149

    High-Resolution Visualization Techniques: Structural Aspects

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    Pages 151-176

    High-Resolution Visualizing Techniques: Magnetic Aspects

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    Pages 177-199

    Understanding Glassy Phenomena in Materials

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    Pages 201-225

    Strain Glass and Strain Glass Transition

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    Pages 227-247

    Precursor Nanoscale Textures in Ferroelastic Martensites

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    Pages 249-272

    Metastability, Hysteresis, Avalanches, and Acoustic Emission: Martensitic Transitions in Functional Materials

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    Pages 273-292

    Entropy–Driven Conformations Controlling DNA Functions

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    Pages 293-301

    Conclusion and Outlook

  17. Back Matter

    Pages 303-308