February: A/Prof Jan Seidel, "Ferroelectric Nanostructures: Domain Walls in Motion"
Domain walls are tiny nanoobjects that can exhibit extraordinary material properties different from the bulk material they form in. They are very small, of the order of 1 nm in ferroelectrics.
It has now been shown that ferroelectric domain walls can be controllably moved at the nanoscale. This opens up possibilities for using these domain walls as nanoelectronic components and nanoscale transport channels.
To read the full article, published in Nature Nanotechnology 10, 190 (2015), please click here.