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Multifunctional Multiferroic Materials

Ashwini Kumar

Luzhou Vocational and Technical College

Dr. Ashwini Kumar is a pioneering researcher in multiferroic and perovskite materials. Member of several Associations and Editorial Boards. Associate Professor at Key Laboratory of Multifunctional Materials and Magnetoelectric Devices, Department of Electronic Engineering, Luzhou Vocational and Technical College, China.


Poorva Sharma

Luzhou Vocational and Technical College

Dr. Poorva Sharma is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering, Luzhou Vocational and Technical College, China. Honored by IUCr Young Scientist Award by the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr). She is a pioneering researcher in multifunctional multiferroic materials.


Solid-State Reaction Route Hydrothermal Synthesis Structure Crystal Chemistry and Magnetic Properties Antiferromagnetic Multiferroic Magnetoelectric Coupling Voltage Coefficient Dielectric Properties Ferroelectric Properties Application BiFeO3

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In recent decades, multiferroic has become one of the hottest topics in solid-state physics and materials science. Multifunctional multiferroics are materials in which two or more ferroic orders (such as ferromagnetic, ferroelectricity, or ferroelastic) coexist at the same time. A typical example is magnetoelectric multiferroic materials, where an applied electric field can tune the magnetic properties of the material and vice versa. In multiferroic materials, physical parameters like spin, charge, dipole, and/or orbital order occur simultaneously, which makes them useful both for basic research and practical applications such as next-generation spintronics devices, revolutionary data storage, and memory device technologies. Among many multiferroic systems, bismuth ferrite BiFeO3 (BFO) is one of the most promising multiferroic materials. It has high ferroelectric polarization (P) and G-type antiferromagnetism at the higher transition temperature, which makes it more suitable for non-volatile memory applications and spintronics.

This book aims to provide the historical introduction to the field followed by an overview of single-phase multiferroic materials, composite multiferroic, bulk, thin film and nanostructured multiferroics and also includes the synthesis, characterization, and applications of multifunctional multiferroic materials. This book will be a result of the contributions of experts from the international scientific community working in different aspects of multifunctional multiferroic materials and it will provide a comprehensive overview of the latest research and development findings in this area. Finally, this book will provide a one-stop reference for readers including researchers, professional engineers, students and academicians in different fields of applications of multiferroic materials.

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Date completed: November 10th 2021

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Ashwini Kumar

Luzhou Vocational and Technical College

Dr. Ashwini Kumar received his Ph.D. in Physics from School of Physics, Devi Ahilya University Indore – India in 2014. He joined Professor Qi Li’s research group at Southeast University, Nanjing- China in 2015 as a Postdoctoral fellow and worked until 2019 in the field of perovskite based multiferroic materials. After completion of his postdoc, he joined the School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Luzhou Vocational and Technical College, Luzhou – China as an Associate Professor in May 2020. He received several awards and fellowships including a Fellowship from Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology, Bhopal (India) for training of Young Scientist in March 2014, Young Scientist Award in the International Scientist Awards on Engineering, Science and Medicine by VDGOOD professional Association, India in December 2020, best research paper award by Luzhou Chemistry and Chemical Society in March 2021. He also served as Principal Investigator and hosted over a number of research funds, such as National Natural Science Foundation (NSFC) of the Foreign Youth Fund, Jiangsu Postdoctoral Research Fund, and the Central University Basic Innovative Research Funds, etc. His research is focused on the study of smart and multifunctional materials, multiferroic, perovskites, microwave dielectric ceramics, ferroelectric, spinel ferrites, ceramic metal oxides, as well as manganite. His work has resulted in the publication of over 30 international SCI or EI indexed scientific publications, as well as presented numerous papers at national and international conferences and seminars.

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