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Title: Multifunctionalities driven by ferroic domains

Considerable attention has been paid to ferroic systems in pursuit of advanced applications in past decades. Most recently, the emergence and development of multiferroics, which exhibit the coexistence of different ferroic natures, has offered a new route to create functionalities in the system. In this manuscript, we step from domain engineering to explore a roadmap for discovering intriguing phenomena and multifunctionalities driven by periodic domain patters. As-grown periodic domains, offering exotic order parameters, periodic local perturbations and the capability of tailoring local spin, charge, orbital and lattice degrees of freedom, are introduced as modeling templates for fundamental studies and novel applications. We discuss related significant findings on ferroic domain, nanoscopic domain walls, and conjunct heterostructures based on the well-organized domain patterns, and end with future prospects and challenges in the field.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 30010, Taiwan (China)
  2. Department of Physics, Durham University, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22314635
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 116; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; DEGREES OF FREEDOM; DISTURBANCES; ENGINEERING; ORDER PARAMETERS; PERIODICITY; PERTURBATION THEORY; SIMULATION; SPIN; WALLS