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Disorder and Strain-Induced Complexity in Functional Materials

  • Tomoyuki Kakeshita
  • Takashi Fukuda
  • Avadh Saxena
  • Antoni Planes

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 148)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. P. Entel, M. E. Gruner, A. Hucht, A. Dannenberg, M. Siewert, H. C. Herper et al.
    Pages 19-47
  3. Ryosuke Kainuma, Rie Y. Umetsu
    Pages 49-65
  4. S. Aksoy, M. Acet, T. Krenke, E. F. Wassermann, M. Gruner, P. Entel et al.
    Pages 67-77
  5. Wenwu Cao
    Pages 113-134
  6. D. Schryvers, S. Van Aert
    Pages 135-149
  7. David Sherrington
    Pages 177-199
  8. Xiaobing Ren
    Pages 201-225
  9. Pol Lloveras, Teresa Castán, Antoni Planes, Avadh Saxena
    Pages 227-247
  10. A. R. Bishop, K. Ø. Rasmussen, A. Usheva, Boian S. Alexandrov
    Pages 273-292
  11. Per-Anker Lindgård
    Pages 293-301
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 303-308

About this book


This book brings together an emerging consensus on our understanding of the complex functional materials including ferroics, perovskites, multiferroics, CMR and high-temperature superconductors. The common theme is the existence of many competing ground states and frustration as a collusion of spin, charge, orbital and lattice degrees of freedom in the presence of disorder and (both dipolar and elastic) long-range forces. An important consequence of the complex unit cell and the competing interactions is that the emergent materials properties are very sensitive to external fields thus rendering these materials with highly desirable, technologically important applications enabled by cross-response.


disorder and strain ferroics and multiferroics functional materials glassy behaviour glassy phenomena in materials high resolution visualization techniques magnetostructural coupling phase transitions soft electronic matter strain glasses and martensites

Editors and affiliations

  • Tomoyuki Kakeshita
    • 1
  • Takashi Fukuda
    • 2
  • Avadh Saxena
    • 3
  • Antoni Planes
    • 4
  1. 1., Graduate School of EngineeringOsaka UniversityOsakaJapan
  2. 2., Graduate School of EngineeringOsaka UniversityOsakaJapan
  3. 3.Theoretical Division, T-11, MS B262Los Alamos National LabLos AlamosUSA
  4. 4.Dept. d'Estructura i Constituents, de la MatèriaUniversidad de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

About the editors

Prof. Kakeshita is a leading researcher in the discipline of physical properties under extreme conditions. He also is the leader of a Global COE program, which is competitive educational program for PhD course student supported by the Japanese government. Dr. Fukuda is a distinguished researcher in the field of martensitic transformation. Prof. Planes and Dr. Saxena have previously been co-editors of a Springer book on "Magnetism and Structure in Functional Materials".

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