Ferroic materials, namely ferroelectrics and ferroelastics, show outstanding potential for device applications. Especially, the domains and domain walls in ferroic materials have received wide attention since they are applicable to innovative technologies such as multi-level data storage for neuromorphic computing and next-generation nanotechnology. However, controlling them is quite challenging since they strongly depend on the crystallographic structure, size effects, strain, and electrostatic conditions. This Special Topic will provide a forum for investigators to share their results, methods, perspectives, and tutorials in a format that allows for in-depth analysis and discussion; it will help stimulate new activities, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the development and perspectives associated with modern research on ferroic materials.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Domains and domain walls of ferroelectrics and ferroelastics
- Ferroic ceramics, crystals, thin films, 2D materials, and other nanomaterials
- Topological domain structures in ferroic materials
- Devices applications based on domain (wall) engineering
- Domain wall motion and domain switching dynamics
- Defect-domain wall interactions
- Charged domain walls and domain wall conductivity in ferroelectrics
- Domain (wall) characterization techniques
- Computational studies and theory of domains and domain walls
- Machine and deep learning approaches in ferroics
Dennis Meier, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Nagarajan Valanoor, University of New South Wales, Australia
Peggy Zhang, University of New South Wales, Australia
Donghwa Lee, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea
Submission and acceptance criteria:
Manuscripts considered for publication as Articles in Journal of Applied Physics are expected to meet the journal’s standard of acceptance, i.e. to report on original and timely results that significantly advance understanding in the current status of contemporary applied physics: material that is exclusively review in nature is not considered for publication. Manuscripts submitted for consideration in this Special Topic must meet the same criteria and will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Editorial Team of Journal of Applied Physics will issue final decisions on the submitted manuscripts.
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