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Making multiferroics: Turning paradigms around with polar metals

By April Gocha / September 10, 2015

James Rondinelli—assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Northwestern University and ACerS member and awardee—and his research team are on a hunt for a rare and elusive creature: multiferroics.

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Magnetic hexaferrites have an attractive future

By Robert C. Pullar / May 29, 2012

SEM photograph of hexagonal ferrite crystals. 30000 X magnification, scale bar = 1 microns (0.0001 cm). Credit: Robert C. Pullar. Hexagonal ferrite ceramics have well known abilities and properties, and are used in everything from fridge magnets to high-tech applications. Now, scientists have discovered room-temperature multiferroic hexaferrites, a development that extends the capabilities of these…

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New ‘domains’ for nano electronics

By / February 9, 2009

Researchers say that logic and memory functions of future electronic devices could shrink an order of magnitude (one or two nanometers, instead of tens of nanometers) if they can control domain walls, the transition zones in a material that separate regions of different magnetic, electric or other properties. And, by “control,” the researchers remarkably mean…

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