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Multiferroic materials challenge our fundamental understanding of magnetic and ferroelectric order. The related properties, including the magnetoelectric coupling, make them promising for future applications in information technology. A strong magnetoelectric coupling is incompatible with traditional mechanisms of ferroelectricity, and so far no multiferroic material fulfilling all technological requirements has been found. To overcome these difficulties, new routes need to be treaded in materials research. In consideration of this, active scientists in the field will be brought together in the 505th WE-Heraeus seminar, in order to discuss the search for new materials and mechanisms, and their better understanding. The latter requires the development of new experimental and theoretical methods, which will also be a subject of the seminar. Younger colleagues will profit particularly from the exchange with experienced researchers in the field.


Scientific Organizers

Prof. Dr. Manuel AngstPeter Grünberg Institut, Helmholtz-Hochschul-Nachwuchsgruppe
„Complex Ordering Phenomena in Multifunctional Oxides“,
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, D-52425 Jülich
Dr. Jörg VoigtJülich Centre for Neutron Science,
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, D-52425 Jülich
PD Dr. Joachim HembergerPhysikalisches Institut II, Universität zu Köln, D-50937 Köln
Dr. Jörg StrempferDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, D-22607 Hamburg


Funded by

Wilhelm and Else Heraeus
Stiftung, Postfach 1553
D-63405 Hanau