Ferroic-Based Thin Films and Composites: Towards Advanced Applications

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Surface Characterization, Deposition and Modification".

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Department of Physics (DFiS) & CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: lead-free piezoelectric materials; ferroelectric and multiferroic materials: bulk, thin film, nanostructures; mechanical energy harvesting; electro/magnetocaloric effects; energy storage; nanoscale properties of functional materials via scanning probe techniques; ferroelectric liquid crystals
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1. Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia
2. Department of Physics, CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: scanning probe microscopy; ferroelectric and piezoelectric materials; domain structure; electronic; ionic and thermal transport; lead-free piezoelectric materials; nanoscale material characterization
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you and appreciate your contribution to this Special Issue of Coatings entitled “Ferroic-Based Thin Films and Composites: Towards Advanced Applications”. This issue aims to summarize recent advances in ferroic materials, with subject matters ranging from their fabrication methods and applications and covering bulk, thin films, and nanomaterials. It will include materials and systems involving the interplays among the mechanical strain, electrical polarization, magnetization, as well as heat and light. Materials include, but are not restricted to, ferroelectric, piezoelectric, electrostrictive, magnetostrictive, and their composites and their applications in areas such as photovoltaics, spintronics, energy storage, solid-state refrigeration, etc.

Authors are invited to submit original research, critical review articles, or short communications focused on, but not limited to, these topics:

  • Fabrication, characterization, and properties of ferroic materials (thin films, bulk, nanoscale) and their composites
  • Recent advances in ferroic materials technology and applications
  • Dielectric, ferroelectric, pyroelectric and piezoelectric materials
  • Electrostrictive and magnetostrictive materials
  • Photovoltaics, catalysis, and water splitting
  • Energy and refrigeration applications (electrocaloric/magnetocaloric)
  • Multiferroic materials for magnetoelectric information storage (memory device) and ME coupling device for sensor applications

Dr. Indrani Coondoo
Dr. Denis Alikin
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  • composites
  • thin films
  • ferroelectrics
  • piezoelectrics
  • multiferroics
  • magneto- and electro-strictive
  • photovoltaics
  • solid-state refrigeration
  • energy harvesting
  • sensors

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There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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