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TUneable Multiferroics based on oxygen OCtahedral Structures

Objective

The main objective of the project is development of new lead-free multiferroic materialshe for prospective application in forms of films and/or arranged layers in which the cross-coupling (magnetic-dipolar-elastic) can be tuned by both internal and external factors. This objective is to be achieved through preparation, investigation, and optimization of two kinds of Bi-containing oxygen-octahedral (BCOO) systems with paramagnetic ions involved: metastable perovskites and layered double hydroxides (LDHs). The characteristic feature of such materials is a possibility of supplementary control parameters in addition to temperature and external electric/magnetic field. Polarization in such metastable perovskites is easily switched by application of external pressure (or stress in the case of films). Electric and magnetic characteristics of BCOO LDHs are tuned through appropriate anion exchanges. It makes these characteristics dependent on environment conditions: humidity, pH, and presence of specific anion species. The BCOO materials of both mentioned groups are of interest as new and unusual multiferroics. No LDH materials have been considered as potential multiferroics so far, while the metastable BCOO materials proposed in this project have not been obtained before. Besides, a tuneability and high sensibility of their properties to external impacts make them promising for applications in sensors. Exploration and development of such materials require consolidation of specialists of complementary expertise in Physics, Chemistry, and Materials Science, with access to and skills in using specific and unique equipment and facilities. Therefore, formation of an interdisciplinary network of teams with different scientific culture and ensuring the effective knowledge & expertise transfer is important objective of the project. Advance in development of the BCOO multiferroics has potential market opportunities for R&D SME involved in this project.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 265 500

Participants (5)

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 112 500
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 67 500
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
VILNIAUS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 238 500
Address
Universiteto G. 3
01513 Vilnius
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 76 500
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Activity type
Research Organisations
SMALLMATEK - SMALL MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Rua Dos Canhas
3810 075 Aveiro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (2)

SSPA SCIENTIFIC AND PRACTICAL MATERIALS RESEARCH CENTRE OF NAS OF BELARUS
Belarus
Address
P. Brovka Street 19
220072 Minsk
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTE FOR LOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING of NASU
Ukraine
Address
Lenin Avenue 47
61103 Kharkiv
Activity type
Research Organisations