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Multiferroics and Magnetoelectrics in Nanostructural Materials and Nanodevices

Call for Papers

Single phase or composite multiferroics and magnetoelectrics show two or more ferroic (ferroelectric, ferro/antiferromagnetism, ferroelasticity, etc.) orderings; because of this unique interplay between electric polarization and magnetic fields, much attention has been paid to understanding the underlying physical and nanomaterial science aspect of such systems as well as their engineering potential and utilities. Significant progress has been made in a variety of multiferroic and magnetoelectric nanomaterials and devices that exhibit strong magnetoelectric coupling, such as magnetoelectric sensors, filters, energy harvesters, transformers, transducers, memory devices, and nanoscale single magnetic domain control. To date, the importance of fabricating multiferroic components for mobile and wireless communications especially incorporated with semiconductor integrated circuits has been realized, thus allowing for system-on-a-wafer architectures. Such an achievement in nanoscale would address the demands of ever-increasing systems integration while enhancing performance and functionality and concomitantly ultralow power, reduced device profile, volume, and weight.

This special issue will focus on magnetoelectric sensors, memory devices, transducers, and high-frequency signal processing developments in physics, nanomaterials science, and applications of multiferroic and magnetoelectric nanodevices. Manuscripts are solicited on new multiferroic and magnetoelectric materials/devices exhibiting strong magnetoelectric coupling, synthesis of complex oxide composites, nanoscale single domain multiferroic geometries, layered multiferroic and magnetoelectric heterostructures, characterization techniques, and nanodevice applications.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Nanomaterials for magnetoelectric sensors, memory devices, transducers, and high-frequency signal processing
  • Nanotechnological applications for multiferroic and magnetoelectric devices integrated on semiconductors, compact multiferroic antennas, voltage tunable multiferroic and magnetoelectric RF/microwave devices, and NEMS/MEMS magnetoelectrics and multiferroics
  • Nanotechnological study of theory and modeling of magnetoelectric phenomena, voltage control of magnetization and exchange bias, and compositional tuning of magnetoelectric coupling
  • Nanomaterial fabrication and characterization of multiferroic and magnetoelectric material/thin films and single crystal and bulk and layered multiferroic heterostructures
  • Nanoelectric characterization techniques for charge mediated magnetoelectric coupling in magnetic/dielectric heterostructures and electric control of magnetic anisotropies in nanoscale single domain geometries

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 22 June 2018
Publication DateNovember 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Lead Guest Editor

  • Bolin Hu, Western Digital Corporation, Irvine, USA

Guest Editors

  • Steven P. Bennett, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, USA
  • Bin Peng, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China
  • Aigang Feng, Western Digital Corporation, Irvine, USA
  • Xian Wang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China