Symposium EM02—Multiferroics and Magnetoelectrics

Single phase or composite multiferroics show two or more ferroic (ferroelectric, ferro/anti-ferro magnetism, ferroelasticity …) orderings; while single phase or composite magnetoelectrics are the group of materials that exhibit strong magnetoelectric coupling. There has been significant progress in variety of multiferroic and magnetoelectric materials and devices that exhibit strong magnetoelectric coupling. More recently, new mechanisms are being explored for achieving larger magnetoelectric coupling in thin film heterostructures and nanoscale geometries. Of specific interests for this symposium are recent progress on multiferroic and magnetoelectric materials for devices such as discovery of new multiferroics, magnetoelectric sensors, memory devices, nanoscale single magnetic domain control, and dual electric and magnetic field tunable microwave signal processors, etc. This symposium will focus on recent developments in the physics, materials science and applications of multiferroic and magnetoelectric single phase and heterostructures. Abstracts are solicited on new multiferroic and magnetoelectric materials exhibiting strong magnetoelectric coupling, synthesis of single crystal complex oxide composites, nanoscale single domain multiferroic geometries, and layered multiferroic and magnetoelectric heterostructures, characterization techniques, and device applications including sensors, memory devices, transducers, and high frequency signal processing.

Topics will include:

  • Discovery of new multiferroics
  • Physics of magnetoelectric coupling
  • Symmetry issues in magnetoelectric coupling
  • Ultra-low energy devices
  • Magnetoelectric sensors
  • Nanoscale multiferroic and magnetoelectric memory devices
  • Voltage tunable multiferroic and magnetoelectric RF/microwave devices
  • Compact multiferroic antennas
  • Integration of multiferroics and magnetoelectrics with semiconductors
  • Voltage control of magnetization
  • Voltage control of exchange coupling
  • Voltage control of magnetodynamics
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • G.S.D. Beach (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • M. Bibes (Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales, France)
  • G. Carman (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • L.Q. Chen (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • S.W. Cheong (Rutgers University, USA)
  • C.B. Eom (University of Wisconsin Madison, USA)
  • M. Fiebig (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • P. Finkel (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
  • B. Howe (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)
  • X.G. Li (University of Science and Technology of China, China)
  • H. Lin (Northeastern University, USA)
  • J.M. Liu (Nanjing University, China)
  • M. Liu (Xi'an Jiaotong University, China)
  • J. Ma (Tsinghua University, China)
  • N. Mathur (Cambridge University, United Kingdom)
  • S. Priya (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA)
  • E. Quandt (University of Kiel, Germany)
  • S. Salahuddin (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • D. Schlom (Cornell University, USA)
  • G. Schmidt (University of Kiel, Germany)
  • N. Spaldin (ETH Zurich, USA)
  • G. Srinivasan (Oakland University, USA)
  • E. Tsymbal (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)
  • D. Viehland (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA)
  • J.X. Zhang (Beijing Normal University, China)

Symposium Organizers

Nian Sun
Northeastern University

Franz Faupel
University of Kiel

Cewen Nan
Tsinghua University

Ramamoorthy Ramesh
University of California Berkeley

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