Frustrated Materials and Ferroic Glasses

  • Turab Lookman
  • Xiaobing Ren

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 275)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Eric Vincent, Vincent Dupuis
    Pages 31-56
  3. Wolfgang Kleemann, Jan Dec
    Pages 119-152
  4. P. Entel, M. E. Gruner, M. Acet, A. Hucht, A. Çakır, R. Arróyave et al.
    Pages 153-182
  5. Yuanchao Ji, Shuai Ren, Dong Wang, Yu Wang, Xiaobing Ren
    Pages 183-203
  6. Dezhen Xue, Turab Lookman
    Pages 205-217
  7. P. Lloveras, T. Castán, M. Porta, A. Saxena, A. Planes
    Pages 219-251
  8. Dong Wang, Xiaobing Ren, Yunzhi Wang
    Pages 253-272
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 273-276

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive introduction to ferroics and frustrated materials. Ferroics comprise a range of materials classes with functionalities such as magnetism, polarization, and orbital degrees of freedom and strain. Frustration, due to geometrical constraints, and disorder, due to chemical and/or structural inhomogeneities, can lead to glassy behavior, which has either been directly observed or inferred in a range of materials classes from model systems such as artificial spin ice, shape memory alloys, and ferroelectrics to electronically functional materials such as manganites. Interesting and unusual properties are found to be associated with these glasses and have potential for novel applications. Just as in prototypical spin glass and structural glasses, the elements of frustration and disorder lead to non-ergodocity, history dependence, frequency dependent relaxation behavior, and the presence of inhomogeneous nano clusters or domains. In addition, there are new states of matter, such as spin ice; however, it is still an open question as to whether these systems belong to the same family or universality class.

The purpose of this work is to collect in a single volume the range of materials systems with differing functionalities that show many of the common characteristics of geometrical frustration, where interacting degrees of freedom do not fit in a lattice or medium, and glassy behavior is accompanied by additional presence of disorder. The chapters are written by experts in their fields and span experiment and theory, as well as simulations. Frustrated Materials and Ferroic Glasses will be of interest to a wide range of readers in condensed matter physics and materials science.

  • Brings together experts in glasses, geometrical frustration, and functional materials
  • Covers theory, experiment, and simulations of ferroics
  • Features an easy-to-read introduction in each chapter to make specialized topics accessible to a broad readership in condensed matter physics and materials science


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Editors and affiliations

  • Turab Lookman
    • 1
  • Xiaobing Ren
    • 2
  1. 1.Theoretical DivisionLos Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA
  2. 2.Frontier Institute of Science and Technology and State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behaviour of MaterialsXi’an Jiaotong UniversityXi’anChina

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