Docent lecture: “An Introduction to Multiferroics”

  • Date: –10:00
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 Room 4101
  • Lecturer: Dr. Tapati Sarkar
  • Organiser: Department of Engineering Sciences
  • Contact person: Tapati Sarkar
  • Docentföreläsning

The lecture is meant to be an introductory lesson on the topic of multiferroics.

Abstract:  Multiferroic materials are a special class of compounds in which at least two ordered states (e.g., magnetic and electric) coexist. Over the last 15 years, research interest in multiferroic materials has shown a steady increase because of their huge potential in technological applications. Recent theoretical breakthroughs in understanding the coexistence of magnetic and electric ordering, combined with advances in sample preparation techniques and experimental methods for observing magnetic and electric domains have also contributed to this increase in research activity on multiferroics. In this lecture, the basics of multiferroics will be reviewed. The lecture is meant to be an introductory lesson on the topic of multiferroics.

The lecture is an obligatory teaching test for those applying for admittance as docent (associate professor) and it should be possible for students and others with basic academic education in the relevant field to follow it. The lecture will last for 45 minutes and afterwards the audience may ask questions. The lecture will be given in English.

Chairperson: Prof. Lars Österlund

Representative of the Docentship Committee: Prof. Tomas Edvinsson

Welcome!