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Dynamics and Structure of Multiferroic Materials

Location

NIST Center for Neutron Research

RO# Location
50.61.01.B6278 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Gehring, Peter M. peter.gehring@nist.gov 301 975-3946
Lynn, Jeffrey W. jeffrey.lynn@nist.gov 301.975.6246
Ratcliff, William D william.ratcliff@nist.gov 301.975.4316

Description

Neutron elastic and inelastic scattering methods are used to elucidate the crystal structure, magnetic structure, lattice dynamics, and spin dynamics of materials that simultaneously exhibit magnetic order and ferroelectricity. We are particularly interested in the coupling between these two disparate order parameters. The effects of an applied electric field on the magnetic order, and an applied magnetic field on the ferroelectric order, are not only of fundamental interest but are of particular interest in spintronics applications.

 

Keywords:
Coupled order parameters; Ferroelectrics; Lattice dynamics; Magnetic order; Magnon excitations; Nanoscopic correlations; Neutron scattering;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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