Crystalline thin films may be grown on crystalline surfaces, but not necessarily matching atom-by-atom. Can hexagonal ferrites, a new family of multiferroic materials for energy-efficient applications, have a matching substrate?
Image of the week: magnetic structure of Cu2OSeO3
This weeks image come from a recent Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter paper by Viacheslav Chizhikov and Vladimir Dmitrienko. They theoretically investigated the cause of ferroelectric behaviour in the chiral magnet Cu2OSeO3. They found that Ferroelectric properties of cubic chiral… Read More ›
Magnetoelectronics – electric field control of magnetism in the solid state
The resurgence of research in this area is two-fold according to Guest Editors Carlos Vaz and Urs Staub – come find out why.
The challenge of CMOS devices and complex metal oxides
If you own a digital camera or laptop computer, you probably rely on a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) device or two. CMOS devices are favorable since they are far cheaper to manufacture and consume a fraction of the power when compared with their main… Read More ›