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Physics: Dr. B. Noheda, Univ. of Groningen: Ferroelectrics at the nanoscale


23 April 2009 FWN-Building 5111.0080, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Physics: Dr. B. Noheda
Affiliation: University of Groningen
Title: Ferroelectrics at the nanoscale
Date: 23-04-2009
Start: 16.00
Location: FWN-Building 5111.0080


Ferroelectrics belong to a class of functional materials called smart
materials because they can detect external stimuli and react to them.
This makes them very desirable in a large number of applications, from
gas lighters or inkjet printers, to movement detectors or
anti-vibration systems, among many others. New applications are
foreseen provided that miniaturization is achieved. For that, there is
a need to control the materials at smaller scales and to design better
and more efficient materials with multiple functionalities. I will
show how we can make artificial ferroics with control at the atomic
level, what they teach us about the basics of ferroelectric ordering
at the nanoscale and which are the possibilities and challenges they

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