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Multifunctional Materials

Magnetic and electric degrees of freedom are both employed in information technology and other applications. Their combination and coupling in a “multiferroic” offers potential for improvements, for example in form of magnetic memories writable by magnetoelectric coupling. 

Multifunctional MaterialThe change in temperature of caloric materials when exposed to an external stimulus, like e.g. magnetic field, can be used for cooling technologies.
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