The Renaissance of Magnetoelectric Multiferroics

  title={The Renaissance of Magnetoelectric Multiferroics},
  author={Nicola A. Spaldin and Manfred Fiebig},
  pages={391 - 392}
Magnetoelectric multiferroics combine ferromagnetism (a spontaneous magnetization that can be switched by a magnetic field) and ferroelectricity (a spontaneous electric polarization that can be switched by an electric field) in the same phase. They have tremendous potential for applications, not only because they possess the properties of both parent phenomena, but also because coupling between ferromagnetism and ferroelectricity can lead to additional novel effects. In their Perspective… 
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