Ferroelectrics and multiferroics

Definition

Ferroelectrics and multiferroics are a class of materials that exhibit switching of their physical properties under an external influence. Ferroelectrics demonstrate a switchable electric polarization when an electric field is applied. Multiferroics exhibit a similar ‘ferroic’ behaviour in two or more of their (usually electric, magnetic or elastic) properties.

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  • Correspondence |

    • Alok S. Tayi
    • , Alexander K. Shveyd
    • , Andrew C.-H. Sue
    • , Jodi M. Szarko
    • , Brian S. Rolczynski
    • , Dennis Cao
    • , T. Jackson Kennedy
    • , Amy A. Sarjeant
    • , Charlotte L. Stern
    • , Walter F. Paxton
    • , Wei Wu
    • , Sanjeev K. Dey
    • , Albert C. Fahrenbach
    • , Jeffrey R. Guest
    • , Hooman Mohseni
    • , Lin X. Chen
    • , Kang L. Wang
    • , J. Fraser Stoddart
    •  & Samuel I. Stupp
    Nature 547, E14–E15
  • Correspondence |

    • Gabriele D’Avino
    • , Manuel Souto
    • , Matteo Masino
    • , Jonas K. H. Fischer
    • , Imma Ratera
    • , Xavier Fontrodona
    • , Gianluca Giovannetti
    • , Matthieu J. Verstraete
    • , Anna Painelli
    • , Peter Lunkenheimer
    • , Jaume Veciana
    •  & Alberto Girlando
    Nature 547, E9–E10
  • News and Views |

    Ferroelectricity and superconductivity do not have much in common. Now, a superconducting and a ferroelectric-like state have been found to coexist in a doped perovskite oxide.

    • Marc Gabay
    •  & Jean-Marc Triscone
    Nature Physics 13, 624–625