Mesoscopic Phenomena in Multifunctional Materials

Synthesis, Characterization, Modeling and Applications

  • Avadh Saxena
  • Antoni Planes

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 198)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Jan Seidel, Ramamoorthy Ramesh
    Pages 1-21
  3. T. Waitz, W. Schranz, A. Tröster
    Pages 23-56
  4. Teresa Castán, Antoni Planes, Avadh Saxena
    Pages 73-108
  5. Charudatta Phatak, Marc De Graef
    Pages 137-158
  6. Wolfgang Kleemann
    Pages 249-269
  7. Yu Wang, Dong Wang, Yumei Zhou, Jian Zhang, Dezhen Xue, Xiaobing Ren
    Pages 271-288
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 309-316

About this book


A highly coveted objective of modern materials science is to optimize multiple coupled functionalities in the same single phase material and control the cross-response via multiple external fields. One important example of such multi-functionality are multiferroic materials where two or more ferroic properties are intrinsically coupled. They include, among others, the magneto-electric and magneto-structural materials, which are well understood at the nano- and continuum length (and time) scales. The next emerging frontier is to connect these two limiting scales by probing the mesoscale physics of these materials.

This book not only attempts to provide this connection but also presents the state-of-the art of the present understanding and potential applications of many related complex multifunctional materials. The main emphasis is on the multiscale bridging of their properties with the aim to discover novel properties and applications in the context of materials by design. This interdisciplinary book serves both graduate students and expert researchers alike.


Competing Ground States Cross-field Response Modeling and Applications of Multifunctional Materials Multiferroic Materials Multifuctionality in Glassy Systems Multifunctional Nanomaterials Spiral Domains in Multiferroics Synthesis and Characterization of Multifunctional Materials Textured Domain Walls

Editors and affiliations

  • Avadh Saxena
    • 1
  • Antoni Planes
    • 2
  1. 1.Theoretical DivisionLos Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA
  2. 2.Estructura i Constitutents de la MatèriaUniversitat de BarcelonaBarcelona, CataloniaSpain

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