Novel multiferroic materials with improved properties
The manipulation of magnetic properties by an electric field represents a simple, cost-effective and energetically sustainable technological strategy. Magnetoelectric (ME) multiferroic (MF) materials can combine ferromagnetism and ferroelectricity and are, therefore, strong candidates for various hybrid applications, such as sensing, energy and data storage. The key objective of the EU-funded EMAGICS project is to understand the interplay between electric and magnetic properties in single-phase compounds and to optimise them via materials design. For this purpose, scientists will investigate a series of compounds containing nickel, manganese or cobalt as a transition metal by using spectroscopy and computational spin dynamics analysis.