• M.D. Glinchuk
  • A.V. Ragulya
  • Vladimir A. Stephanovich

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 177)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. M. D. Glinchuk, A. V. Ragulya, Vladimir A. Stephanovich
    Pages 1-32
  3. M. D. Glinchuk, A. V. Ragulya, Vladimir A. Stephanovich
    Pages 33-89
  4. M. D. Glinchuk, A. V. Ragulya, Vladimir A. Stephanovich
    Pages 91-187
  5. M. D. Glinchuk, A. V. Ragulya, Vladimir A. Stephanovich
    Pages 189-294
  6. M. D. Glinchuk, A. V. Ragulya, Vladimir A. Stephanovich
    Pages 295-373
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 375-378

About this book


This book covers the physical properties of nanosized ferroics, also called nanoferroics. Nanoferroics are an important class of ceramic materials that substitute conventional ceramic ferroics in modern electronic devices. They include ferroelectric, ferroelastic, magnetic and multiferroic nanostructured materials. The phase transitions and properties of these nanostructured ferroics are strongly affected by the geometric confinement originating from surfaces and interfaces. As a consequence, these materials exhibit a behavior different from the corresponding bulk crystalline, ceramic and powder ferroics. This monograph offers comprehensive coverage of size- and shape-dependent effects at the nanoscale; the specific properties that these materials have been shown to exhibit; the theoretical approaches that have been successful in describing the size-dependent effects observed experimentally; and the technological aspects of many chemical and physico-chemical nanofabrication methods relevant to making nanoferroic materials and composites. The book will be of interest to an audience of condensed matter physicists, material scientists and engineers, working on ferroic nanostructured materials, their fundamentals, fabrication and device applications.


BaMF4 compounds Bottom-up” and top-down synthesis Coexistence of ferroelectric and magnetic order Dielectric response ESR spectra Ferroelastic nanomaterials Ferroic phase transitions Geometric confinement Giant magnetoresistance Hysteresis loops Multiferroic thin flims Multilayers and superlattices Nanocrystalline ZrO2:Y2O3 Nonergodic behavior Nonlinear effects in weak external fields Relaxor ferroelectrics Secondary and higher-order ferroics

Authors and affiliations

  • M.D. Glinchuk
    • 1
  • A.V. Ragulya
    • 2
  • Vladimir A. Stephanovich
    • 3
  1. 1., Dept. Functional Oxide MaterialsInstitute of Material Science NASKievUkraine
  2. 2., Dept. Physical ChemistryInstitute of Material Science NASKievUkraine
  3. 3., Department of PhysicsOpole UniversityOpolePoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5991-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5992-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-033X
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-2812
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