School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, Te Kura Matū Seminar Series

Topological structures in ferroic materials as nanoscale functional elements


Jan Seidel


School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW Sydney, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia

Time & Place

Mon, 02 Sep 2019 15:00:00 NZST in Room 701, Level 7, West Building

All are welcome


Topological structures in ferroic functional materials, such as domain walls and skyrmions, currently see increased attention due to their intriguing properties and application potential in nanoelectronics [1]. I will discuss some of our recent results on ferroelastic, ferroelectric and multiferroic materials systems [2, 3, 4, 5, 6] using scanning probe microscopy as the main investigative tool, which is combined with insight from electron microscopy and ab-initio theory, and discuss future prospects of this quickly evolving research field.

 [1] J. Seidel (ed.), Topological structures in ferroic materials: domain walls, skyrmions and vortices, ISBN: 978-3-319-25299-5, Springer, Berlin (2016)

[2] P. Sharma, et al., Science Advances 3, e1700512 (2017)

[3] G. Vats, et al., Advanced Optical Materials 7, 1800858 (2019)

[4] P. Sharma, et al., Advanced Functional Materials 29, 1807523 (2019)

[5] D. Kim et al., Nature Communications 10, 444 (2019)

[6] J. Seidel, Nature Materials 18, 188 (2019)


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