Andrei Kholkin
  Research Coordinator  
   
  phone: +351 234 247025  
  extension: 24967 (office), 24952 (lab 1/CICECO), 34733 (lab 2/CICECO), 33013 (CICFANO)  
  e-mail: kholkin@ua.pt  
  department: Physics  
  office: Complexo de Laboratórios Tecnológicos, office 29.3.26  
   
  group: 2 - multifunctional ferroic ceramics and nanostructures
 
  line: 1 - information and communication technology
 
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Short CV

ResearcherID: 

http://www.researcherid.com/rid/G-5834-2010

Degrees: 

M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Physics, St. Petersburg State University, Russia, 1979 

Ph.D. in Solid State Physics, A. F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, Russia, 1988 

Work experience: 

6/99 – present
research coordinator (full research professor), principal investigator,  Physics Department & CICECO - Materials Institute of Aveiro, University of Aveiro, Portugal 

9/97 – 6/99
research professor, Dept. of Ceramics and Materials Engineering, Rutgers University, U.S.A. 

1/94 – 8/97
research associate, Ceramics Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland 

1/79 –  12/93
PhD student, staff researcher, Laboratory of Ferroelectricity and Magnetism, A. F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia 

Professional activities: 

Ferroelectric Committee member (IEEE)

Ferroelectric Web Editor (IEEE)

Ass. Editor-in-Chief - IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control (TUFFC) 

Editorial board member - "Journal of Advanced Dielectrics" and "Ferroelectrics"

Co-founder and organizer of the new conference series: "Piezoresponse Force Microscopy and Nanoscale Phenomena in Polar Materials" (PFM, held in Portugal, Japan, China, Czech Rep, Canada)

Conference organizer: European Conference on Applications of Polar Dielectrics (ECAPD, 2002, 2012) and International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics (ISAF, 2010, 2012)

Co-chair of technical program committee: joint UFFC, EFTF and PFM symposium (Czech Rep, 2013)

Member of program committees: E-MRS Spring Meeting, France (2009), CIMTEC, Italy (2010, 2014), European Conference on Ferroelectricity, France (2011)

Member of advisory boards of several international conferences (ECAPD, ISAF, ISMDM, PFM)

Reviewer for grant agency of Czech Republic, Department of Energy (USA), Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, EUREKA (EU), Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France), Israel Science Foundation, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA), Research Executive Agency (EU), COST Action (EU), ROSNANO (Russia), Minsitry of Science and Education (Russia), Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Russian Science Foundation, Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal), Swiss National Science Foundation (Switzerland)

Guest editor of several Special Issues on Ferroelectrics (TUFFC - 2 issues, J. Appl. Phys. - 4 issues)

Guest editor of the September 2009 MRS Bulletin Issue "Electromechanics on the Nanometer Scale: Emerging Phenomena, Devices, and Applications"

Member of  Materials Research Society, IEEE-UFFC, and Portuguese Materials Society

Reviewer for various scientific journals including Nature, Science, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials,  Nano Letters, ACS Nano,  Scientific Reports, Nanoscale, Appl. Phys. Lett., J. Appl. Phys., J. Phys. C, etc.

Awards: 

Award of the A. F. Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, Russia

FASIP Award, Rutgers University, U.S.A. 

IEEE Senior Member

Award of the Portuguese Ministry of Education, Science and Technology - “Estímulo de Excellência” 

Best poster award of the Intl. Symposium on Domains and Mesoscopic Structures in Ferroelectrics

IEEE Fellow (class 2012): "for contributions to electromechanical characterization methods and applications"

Ferroelectrics Recognition Award for substantial contribution to the understanding of ferroelectrics at the nanoscale

Recent invited presentations:
 

Intl. Conference on Advanced Materials and Applications, Singapore, June 2013

Intl. Wokshop "Electromechanics in biosystems", Dublin (Ireland), March 2013

Intl. Workshops on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA), March 2013, Nanjing (China), July 2013

Intl. Workshop on Ferroelectric Photovoltaics, Warwick University (UK), January 2012

8th Asian Meeting on Ferroelectrics, Pattaya (Thailand), December 2012

European Materials Research Society Meeting, Warsaw (Poland), September 2012

Intl. Conference "Electroceramics XIII", Twente (The Netherlands), June 2012

Intl. Conference "Functional Materials and Nanotechnologies", Riga (Latvia), April 2012

Seminar in Leibnitz Institute for Crystal Growth, Berlin (Germany), April 2012

Materials Research Society Meeting, San Francisco (USA), April 2011

19th Russian Conference on Ferroelectrics (plenary), Moscow (Russia), June 2011

Intl. Workshop on Advances in Multifunctional Multiferroic Materials and their Applications, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), November 2011

Scientific Interests
Processing, characterization and applications of ferroelectric films and nanostructures

Dielectric, piezoelectric and ferroelectric properties of ferroelectrics and related materials

Nanoscale properties of functional materials via scanning probe techniques

Multiferroics and magnetoelectrics, bismuth ferrite

Sensors and actuators, MEMS, smart systems

Materials for energy harvesting and storing

Ferroelectric polymers, bioferroelectrics and biomimetric polar materials

Carbon-based materials, graphene
Present Research Group
Postdocs & research associates:
  
Indrani Coondoo 
Konstantin Romanyuk
Reddithota Vidyasagar
Fabio Figueiras
Denis Alikin
Svitlana Kopyl

PhD students:

 
João Vidal 
Dhananjay Sharma 

Main present collaborators

 

USA
Dr. Sergei Kalinin - Oak Ridge National Laboratory 
Prof. Ramamourthy Ramesh - University of California Berkeley
Prof. Ahmad Safari - Rutgers University
Profs. Alexei Gruverman & Stephen Ducharme - University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Prof. Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb - Georgia Tech
Prof. Lane Martin - University of California Berkeley
Dr. Seungbum Hong - Argonne National Laboratory

Canada
Prof. Zuo-Guang Ye - Simon Frazer University
Prof. Sasha Douplik - Ryerson University

Germany
Prof. Doru Lupascu, Dr. Vladimir Shvartsman - University of Duisburg-Essen
Prof. Gerhard Schneider - Technical University Hamburg-Harburg
Dr. Gunnar Suchaneck - Technical University Dresden
Dr. Andreas Schoenecker - Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (Dresden)
Dr. Marc Willinger - Fritz Haber Institute (Berlin)

France
Prof. Michael Karkut - University of Picardie Jules Vernes (Amiens)
Dr. Mario Maglione - ICMCB (Bordeaux)
Prof. Denis Remiens - IEMN (Lille)
Prof. Brahim Dkhil - Ecole Central Paris

UK
Prof. Andrew Bell - University of Leeds
Prof. James Scott – University of Cambridge
Prof. Andrey Turitsyn - Aston University
Prof. Markys Cain – National Physical Laboratory

Ireland
Dr. Brian Rodriguez - University College Dublin
Prof. Tofail Syed - University of Limerick
Dr. Lynette Keeney - Tyndall National Institute

Russia
Prof. Vladimir Shur - Ural Federal University
Prof. Vladimir Fridkin - Institute of Crystallography of Russian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Nikolay Pertsev & Prof. Sergey Vakhrushev - A. F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute
Profs. Alexander Sigov, Elena Mishina & Yuri Fetisov - Moscow State Technical University of Radioengineering, Electronics and Automation
Dr. Igor Pronin - A. F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute 

Spain
Drs. Jesus Ricote & Harvey Amorin - Institute of Materials Science of Madrid
Prof. Javier Benito & Dr. Dania Olmos - University of Carlos III (Madrid)

Israel
Prof. Sidney lang, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Czech Republic
Drs. Jan Petzelt, Lubmir Yastrabik & Alexander Deyneka - Institute of Physics (Prague)

Lithuania
Prof. Juras Banys - Vilnius University

Latvia
Prof. Andris Sternberg - Institute of Physics (Riga)

Finland
Dr. Marina Tjunina - University of Oulu
Teaching Activity
“Piezo Force Microscopy” –  organizer of live forum and PFM workshop on nanoprobenetwork.org 

“Advanced topics in PFM” –  tutorials within Workshops on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (Portugal - 2009, Japan - 2009, USA - 2010, 2013, China - 2011, Nanjing - 2013)

“Atomic probes” – tutorial within European School on Multiferroics (Spain, 2008)

“Advanced characterization of ferroelectrics” –  tutorial within International Symposium on Integrated Ferroelectrics (France, 2007)

“Integrated piezoelectrics” – tutorial within Winter FAME school (France, 2007)

“Scanning probe microscopy for biologists” – course within master program in bioengineering  (2005-2006, University of Aveiro, Portugal)

“Scanning probe microscopy of materials” – lectures within EMMS master program on materials science (2004-2010, University of Aveiro, Portugal)

“Piezoelectric and pyroelectric materials” – lectures within “Functional Materials and Devices Engineering” course of the EMMS master program in materials science (2007-2010, University of Aveiro, Portugal)

“Nanoscale characterization of ferroelectrics” – short summer course (Thailand, 2004)

“Piezoelectric materials” (2003, University of Aveiro, Portugal)

“Principles of scanning probe microscopy” (2002, University of Aveiro, Portugal)

“Properties of materials” (2001, University of Aveiro, Portugal)

“Special ceramics” (1999-2000, University of Aveiro, Portugal)

“Advanced electronic ceramics” (1999, Rutgers University, U.S.A.)

 

Present projects
"Nanoelectromechanical motion in functional materials" (EU, 2011-2015)

"Technology platform for point-of-care diagnostic for tropical deseases" (EU-Brazil, 2011-2014)

“Multifunctional ceramic layers with high electromagnetoelastic coupling in complex geometries” (EU, 2006-2010) 

“Coupling in multiferroic and magnetoelectric composites” (EU, 2008-2010)

“Polarization-driven self-assembly of organic and biomaterials using ultrathin ferroelectric polymers”(EU, 2006-2009)

"Enermat.aa (Interreg Atlantic Area) (EU, 2010-2012)

"Nanoelectromechanics of graphene" (FCT, 2011-2014)

"NOLEAD - Development of lead-free materials for piezoelectric applications" (FCT, 2009-2012)

"Lead-free materials for piezoelectic harvesting applications" (FCT, 2011-2014)

“Origin of polar state in relaxors via Scanning Probe Microscopy" (FCT, 2008-2010)

“Polarization-driven self-assembly using ferroelectric polymers” (FCT, 2008-2010)

“Development and characterization of novel multiferroic ceramics and composites” (bilateral FCT, 2008-2009)

“Nanoscale characterization of ferroelectric films and devices” (bilateral FCT, 2008-2009)

“Nanoscale characterization and origin of polar states in ferroelectric relaxors” (bilateral FCT, 2008-2009)

“SPM study of charge ordered multiferroic manganites” (user project ORNL-USA, 2009-2010)

“Relaxor ceramics at the nanoscale: finding order in disorder” (user project ORNL-USA, 2009-2010)

“Synthesis and study of the multifunctional organic and inorganic nanostructures based on nanotubes and nanowires”  (RMST, 2009-2010)

"Analysis of modifications of optical and electromechanical proprties of biological tissues after laser-induced damage (DPG, Germany)

“Shear-induced solidification studies on polymers and polymer-clay nanocomposites” (FCT, 2008-2011)

“Multiferroic, magnetoelectric and metallic micro and nanocomposites based on electroactive polymers for advanced applications” (FCT, 2008-2011)

“Novel Auirivillius oxides for microelectronic applications” (FCT, 2009-2011)

“MULTIFOX: Modificação e estudo à escala nanométrica de óxidos multiferróicos” (FCT, 2010-2011)

“Synthesis and characterization of multiferroic nanostructures synthesized via novel non-aqueous sol-gel routes” (FCT, 2008-2011)

“Nanochemistry of magnetic/luminescent composites for in vitro medical diagnosis applications” (FCT)

“Processing and characterization of multiferroic ceramics for sensor and actuator applications” (FCT, 2008-2011)

"Development of non lead based materials for piezoelectric harvesting devices" (FCT, 2011-2014)

"Structural and local characterization of multiferroic materials" (British Council - FCT, 2010-2011)

"Development of multiferroic composites for electronic applications" (CAPES-FCT, 2010-2011)
Selected Publications
About 500 technical publications, over 6000 citations, H-index 42
 
BOOK EDITOR:

"Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Applications of Polar Dielectrics", edited by R. C. Pullar, A. L. Kholkin, V. S. Bystrov, B. Dkhil, S. Lanceros-Mendes, J. Pokorny, Ferroelectrics, Vol. 445 – 447, Taylor and Francis, 2013.
 
"Proceedings of the Sixth European Conference on Applications of Polar Dielectrics", edited by V. Ferreira, A. Kholkin, P. Mantas, A. Senos, P Vilarinho, Ferroelectrics, Vols. 293 – 296,Taylor and Francis, 2003.

"Applications of Ferroelectrics", edited by T. Tsurumi, A. J. Bell, P. G. Clem, A. Kholkin, S. B. Lang, S. Rhee, S. Trolier-McKinstry, K. Uchiama, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasoncis, Ferroelectrics & Frequency Control, Vol. 55, nnº 4-5, 2007-2008.

BOOK CHAPTERS AND REVIEWS:

I. Coondoo, N. Panwar, A. L. Kholkin, "Lead-free piezoelectrics: current status and perspectives", J. Adv. Dielectrics, published on-line: DOI: 10.1142/S2010135X13300028.
 
A. L. Kholkin, "Piezoelectric Materials and Devices: Applications in Engineering and Medical Science", Materials Today 16, 94 (2013).

V. Shvartsman, B. Dkhil, A. L. Kholkin, "Mesoscale domains and nature of relaxor state by Piezoresponse Force Microscopy", Annual Reviews of Materials Research 43, pp. 10.1-10.27 (2013).

V. V. Shvartsman, A. L. Kholkin, "Polar structures of PMN-PT relaxors: a piezoresponse force microscopy approach", J. Adv. Dielectrics 2, 1241003 (2012).

H. Amorin, I. Coondoo, E. Costa, A. L. Kholkin, "Ferroelectric domains and grain engineering in SrBi2Ta2O9", In "Lead-Free Piezoelectrics", Ed. S. Priya, Springer, pp. 53-85 (2012).
 
B. Rodriguez, A. L. Kholkin, S. V. Kalinin, "Piezoresponse Force Microscopy and Spectroscopy", In "Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology", Ed. B. Bhushan, 1st edition, Springer (2012).

V. S. Bystrov, I. Bdikin, A. Heredia, R. C. Pullar, E. Mishina, A. S. Sigov, A. L. Kholkin, "Piezoelectricity and ferroelectricity in biomaterials: from proteins to self-assembled peptide nanotubes", In "Piezoelectric Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications", Eds. G. Giofani, A. Menciassi, Springer Verlag, pp. 187-212 (2012).

A. L. Kholkin, D. A. Kiselev, A. Heredia, "Piezoresponse Force Microscopy", In "Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology", Ed. K. S. W. Buschow, Elsevier, Chapter 2281, pp. 1-8 (2011).

V. V. Shvartsman, A. L. Kholkin, “Investigation of polycrystalline ferroelectric materials on the nanoscale via Piezoresponse Force Microscopy”, in "Multifunctional Polycrystalline Ferroelectrics: Processing and Properties", Springer Series in Materials Science, V. 140, pp. 409-469 (2011).

V. V. Shvartsman, W. Kleemann, D. A. Kiselev, I. K. Bdikin, A. l. Kholkin, “Polar structures in relaxors by Piezoresponse Force Microscopy” in "Scanning Probe Microscopy of Functional Materials: Nanoscale Imaging and Spectroscopy", eds. A. Gruverman and S. Kalinin, Springer, NY, pp. 345-383 (2011).
 
R. Gonçalves, A. L. Kholkin, "Energy harvesting for smart miniaturized systems", ed. by N. Muensit, Trans Tech Publications (2010).

V. A. Khomchenko, A. L. Kholkin, “Search for increased performance in BiFeO3: effect of A-site substitution”, in “Bulk Materials: Research, Technology and Applications”, Eds. T. Frias, V. Maestras, Nova Science Publishers, NY, pp. 335-348 (2010).

V. A. Khomchenko, A. L. Kholkin, ”Substitution-induced structural, magnetic and ferroelectric phase transitions in Bi1-xGdxFeO3 multiferroics”, in “Magnetic Properties of Solids", Ed. K. B. Tamayo, Nova Science Publishers, NY, pp. 273-289 (2010).
 
N. Balke, I. K. Bdikin, S. V. Kalinin, A. L. Kholkin, “Electromechanical imaging and spectroscopy of ferroelectric and piezoelectric materials: state-of-the-art and prospects for the future” (feature article) J. Amer. Ceram. Soc. 92, 1629 (2009).
 
D. A. Bonnell, S. V. Kalinin, A. Gruverman, A. L. Kholkin, “Piezoresponse Force Microscopy: a window into electromechanical behavior at the nanoscale”, MRS Bulletin 34, 648 (2009).
 
S. V. Kalinin, N. Setter, A. L. Kholkin, “Electromechanics on the nanometer scale: emerging phenomena, devices, and applications”, Introductory paper for Special Issue on Nanoelectromechanics, MRS Bulletin 34, 634 (Sept. 2009).
 
A. L. Kholkin, N. A. Pertsev, A. V. Goltsev, ”Piezoelectricity and crystal symmetry”, in “Piezoelectric and Acoustic Materials for Transducer Applications”, Eds. A. Safari, K. Akdogan, Springer, pp. 17-38 (2008).
 
S. V. Kalinin, B. J. Rodriguez, S. Jesse, P. Maksymovych, K. Seal, A. P. Baddorf, A. Kholkin, R. Proksch, “Bias induced phase transitions”, Materials Today 11, nº 11, pp. 16-27 (2008).
 
A. L. Kholkin, D. A. Kiselev, L. A. Kholkine, A. Safari,  “Smart ferroelectric ceramics for transducer applications”, in“ Smart Materials”,  ed.  Mel  Shwartz, CRC Press, pp. 9.1-9.11 (2008).

A. T. Paiva, S. M. Sequeira, D. V. Evtuguin, A. L. Kholkin, I. Portugal, “Nanoscale structure of cellulosic materials: challenges and opportunities for AFM”, in “Modern Research and Educational Topics in Microscopy”, Formatex Book Series, 2007.
 
A. L. Kholkin, I. K. Bdikin, D. A. Kiselev, V. V. Shvartsman, S.-H. Kim, “Nanoscale piezoelectric characterization of polycrystalline ferroelectrics”, J. Electroceramics 19, 81 (2007).
 
A. L. Kholkin, V. V. Shvartsman, D. A. Kiselev, I. K. Bdikin, “Nanoscale characterization of ferroelectric materials for piezoelectric applications”, Ferroelectrics  341, 3 (2006).
 
A. L. Kholkin, S. V. Kalinin, A. Roelofs, A. Gruverman, “Review of ferroelectric domain imaging by Piezoresponse Force Microscopy”, in “Scanning Probe Microscopy: Electrical and Electromechanical Phenomena at the Nanoscale”, Eds. S. Kalinin, A. Gruverman, Springer, 2006, V. 1, pp. 173-214.
 
A. Gruverman, A. L. Kholkin, “Nanoscale ferroelectrics: processing, properties and future trends”, Reports on Progress in Physics 69, pp. 2443-2474 (2006).
 
A. L. Kholkin, A. Wu, P. M. Vilarinho, “Piezoelectric thick film composites: processing and applications“, Recent Res. Devel. Mat. Sci. 5, pp. 1-24, 2004, Research Signpost, Kerala (India).
 
A. L. Kholkin, J. L. Baptista, “Piezoelectric materials: recent developments and future trends”, In Materials 2000, ed. by M. A. Fontes and P. J. Ferreira, IST Press, Lisbon (2003).
 
A. Kholkin, B. Jadidian, A. Safari, “Smart ceramics: piezoelectric and electrostrictive ceramics”, in “Encyclopedia of Smart Materials”, Wiley, ed. by Mel Shwartz  (2002).
 
V. F. Janas, A. Safari, A. Bandyopadhyay, A. Kholkin, “Piezoelectric transducers and sensors”, In “Measurements, Instrumentations and Sensors Handbook”, ed. J. G. Webster, CRC Press, 1998, pp. 6.53-6.66.
 
V. V. Lemanov, A. L. Kholkin, “Electric field effect in superconductors (review)”, Phys. Solid. State 36, 841 (1994).
 
Ya. V. Kopelevich, V. V. Lemanov, E. B. Sonin, P. P. Syrnikov, A. L. Kholkin, “Electrical properties and peculiarities of the mixed state of YBa2Cu3Oy”, in “Physical properties of high-temperature superconductors”,  ed. Yu. Koptev, Nova Science Publishers (1993).

RECENT PAPERS (2008-2013):
 
R. Rai, I. Coondoo, R. Rani, I. Bdikin, S. Sharma, A. L. Kholkin, "Impedance spectroscopy and piezoresponse force microscopy analysis of lead-free (1-x)K0.5Na0.5NbO3-xLiNbO3 ceramics", Current Applied Physics 13, 430 (2013).
 
V. A. Khomchenko, D. V. Karpinsky, L. C. J. Pereira, A. L. Kholkin, J. A. Paixão, "Mn-substitution modified polar phase in Bi1-xNdxFeO3 multiferroics", J. Appl. Phys. 113, 214112 (2013).
 
R. Rani, S. Sharma, R. Rai, A. L. Kholkin, "Dielectric behavior and impedance analysis of lead-free CuO doped (Na0.5K0.5)0.95(Li0.05Sb0.05Nb0.95)O3 ceramics", Solid State Sciences 17, pp. 45-63 (2013).
 
R. Rai, M. A. Valente, I. Bdikin, A. L. Kholkin, S. Sharma, "Enhanced ferroelectric and magnetic properties of perovskite structured Bi1-x-yGdxLayFe1-yTiyO3 magnetoelectrtic ceramics", J. Phys. Chem. Sol. 74(7), pp. 905-912 (2013).
 
R. Rai, R. Rani, S. Sharma, A. L. Kholkin, "Influence of Li and La content on phase structures and electrical properties of K0.5Na0.5NbO3 lead-free piezoelectric ceramics", J. Alloys Compd. 577, pp. 575-580 (2013).

E. B. Araujo, E. C. Lima, I. K. Bdikin, A. L. Kholkin, "Thickness dependence of structure and piezoelectric properties at nanoscale of polycrystalline PZT thin films", J. Appl. Phys. 113, 187206 (2013).
 
N. Panwar, A. Morozovska, A. L. Kholkin, "Voltage-dependent domain evolution in La0.89Sr0.11MnO3 single crystals by Piezoresponse Force Microscopy", Sol. St. Comm. 164, pp. 38-41 (2013).

E. D. Bosne, A. Heredia, S. Kopyl, D. V. Karpinsky, A. G. Pinto, A. L. Kholkin, "Piezoelectric resonators based on self-assembled diphenylalanine mixcrotubes", Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 073504 (2013).

P. Sa, A. Barbosa, I. Bdikin, B. Almeida, A. G. Rolo, E. D. Gomes, M. Belsley, A. L. Kholkin, D. Isakov, "Ferroelectric characterization of aligned barium titante nanofibers", J. Phys. D 46, 5304 (2013).

V. V. Shvartsman, A. L. Kholkin, I. P. Raevsky, S. I. Raevskaya, F. I. Savenko, A. S. Emelyanov, "Macroscopic and local piezoelectric properties of Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3 single crystals exhibiting giant piezoelectric response", J. Appl. Phys. 113, 187208 (2013).

Jiangyu Li, S. V. Kalinin, A. L. Kholkin, "Preface to Special Topic: Selected Papers from the Piezoresponse Force Microscopy Workshop Series: Part of the Joint ISAF-ECAPD-PFM 2012 Conference"; J. Appl. Phys. 113, 187101 (2013).

D. V. Karpinsky, I. O. Tryanchuk, V. Sikolenko, V. Efimov, A. L. Kholkin, "Electromechanical and magnetic properties of BiFeO3-LaFeO3-CaTiO3 ceramics near the rhombohedral-orthorhombic phase boundary",  J. Appl. Phys. 113, 187218 (2013).

D. V. Karpinsky, I. O. Troynchuk, M. Tovar, V. Sikolenko, V. Efimov, A. L. Kholkin, "Evolution of crystal structure and ferroic properties of La-doped BiFeO3 ceramics near the rhombohedral-orthorhombic phase boundary", J. Alloys Compd. 555, 101 (2013).
 
M. S. B. Darby, D. V. Karpinsky, J. Pokorny, S. Guerin, A. L. Kholkin, S. Miao, B. E. Hayden, I. M. Reaney, "Synthesis and characterization of Bi1-xNdxFeO3 thin films deposited using a high throughput physical vapour deposition technique", Thin Solid Films 531, pp. 56-60 (2013).

D. V. Karpinsky, I. O. Troyanchuk, L. S. Lobanovsky, A. N. Chobot, C. Ritter, V. Efimov, V. Sikolenko, A. L. Kholkin, "Magnetic and structural phase transitions in La0.5Sr0.5CoO3-δ (0<δ<3) cobaltites", J. Phys. Cond. Matt. 25(31), 316004 (2013).
 
I. Coondoo, N. Panwar, H. Amorin, A. L. Kholkin, "Synthesis and characterization of lead-free 0.5Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3-0.5(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3 ceramics", J. Appl. Phys. 113, 214107 (2013).
 
A. A. Timofeev, J. V. Vidal, A. L. Kholkin, N. A. Sobolev, "Direct and converse magnetoelectric effects in Metglas/LiNbO3/Metglas trilayers", J. Appl. Phys. 114, 044102 (2013).
 
V. S. Bystrov, E. V. Paramonova, I. K. Bdikin, A. V. Bystrova, R. C. Pullar, A. L. Kholkin, "Molecular modeling of the piezoelectric effect in the ferroelectric polymer poly(vynilidene fluoride) (PVDF)", J. Mol. Modeling 19, 3591 (2013).
 
R. Rai, I. Coondoo, M. A. Valente, A. L. Kholkin, "Study of strontium doping on the structural and magnetic properties of YMnO3 ceramics", Adv. Mat. Lett. 4, 354 (2013).
 
R. Rani, S. Sharma, R. Rai, A. L. Kholkin, "Doping effects of Li-Sb conent on the structure and electrical properties of KNN-based piezoelectric ceramics", Materials Research Bulletin 47, 381 (2012).

V. Sencadas, C. Ribeiro, A. Heredia, I. K. Bdikin, A. L. Kholkin, S. Lanceros-Mendes, "Local piezoelectric activity of single ploy(L-lactic acid) (PLLA) microfibers", Appl. Phys. A 109, 51 (2012).

I. Coondoo, N. Panwar, A. Tomar, I. Bdikin, A. L. Kholkin, V. S. Puli, R. S. Katyar, "Improved magnetic and piezoelectric behavior of Co-substituted BiFeO3 thin films", Thin Solid Films 520, 6493 (2012).

D. K. Sharma, R. Kumar, R. Rai, S. Sharma, A. L. Kholkin, "Impedance and modulus spectroscopy characterization of sodium-bismuth titanate based lead-free ferroelectric materials", J. Adv. Dielectrics 2, 1250002 (2012).

V. S. Bystrov, E. Paramonova, I. Bdikin, S. Kopyl, A. Heredia, R. C. Pullar, A. L. Kholkin, "Bioferroelectricity: diphenylalanine peptide nanotubes computational modeling and ferroelectric properties at the nanoscale", Ferroelectrics 440, 3 (2012).

S. V. Kalinin, Z-G. Ye, A. L. Kholkin, "Preface to Special Topic: Piezoresponse Force Microscopy and Nanoscale Phenomena in Polar Materials", J. Appl. Phys. 112, 051901 (2012).

R. Rai, P. Duarte, I. Bdikin, M. A. Valente, P. A. Marques, J. Gracio, A. L. Kholkin, "Local nanoelectromechanical properties of multiferroic Gd-doped BiFeO3-BaTiO3 solid solution", J. Nanosci. & Nanotechnol. 12, 6639 (2012).

N. Firsova, E. D. Mishina, A. S. Sigov, A. Senkevich, I. P. Pronin, A. L. Kholkin, I. Bdikin, Yu. Yuzyuk, "Femtosecond infrared laser annealing of PZT films on a metal substrate", Ferroelectrics 433, 164 (2012).

V. Sencadas, C. Ribeiro, I. K. Bdikin, A. L. Kholkin, S. Lanceros-Mendes, "Local piezoresponse of single poly(vinydelene fluoride) electrospun fibers", Phys. Stat. Sol. (a) 209, 2605 (2012).

P. De Sousa, N. Panwar, I. Bdikin, A. L. Kholkin, C. M. Fernandes, A. M. R. Senos, "Effect of the grain size on the magnetic phase separation in La0.8Sr0.2MnO3 by Magnetic Force Microscopy", Microscopy and Microanalysis 18, suppl. S5, 101 (2012).

N. Panwar, I. K. Bdikin, A. N. Morozovska, A. L. Kholkin, "Domain growth kinetics in La0.89Sr0.11MnO3 single crystal studied by piezoresponse force microscopy", J. Appl. Phys. 112, 052019 (2012).

V. S. Bystrov, E. V. Paramonova, Y. Dekhtiar, R. C. Pullar, A. Katashev, N. Polyaka, A. V. Bystrova, A. V. Sapronova, V. M. Fridkin, H. Kliem, A. L. Kholkin, "Polarization of poly(vinyledene fluoride) and poly(vinyledene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) thin films revealed by emission spectroscopy with computational simulation during phase transition", J. Appl. Phys. 111, 104113 (2012).

I. K. Bdikin, M. Wojtas, D. Kiselev, D. Isakov, A. L. Kholkin, "Ferroelectric-paralectric phase transition in triglycine sulphate via piezoresponse froce microscopy", Ferroelectrics 426, 215 (2012).

E. C. Lima, E. B. Araujo, I. K. Bdikin, A. L. Kholkin, "The self-polarization effect in Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 films with no preferred polarization", Materials Research Bulletin 47, 3548 (2012).

E. C. Lima, E. B. Araujo, A. G. Sousa Filho, A. R. Pascoal, I. K. Bdikin, A. L. Kholkin, "Structural depth profile and nanoscale and nanoscale piezoelectric properties of randomly oriented Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 thin films", J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 45, 215304 (2012).

A. Heredia, V. Meunier, I. K. Bdikin, J. Gracio, N. Balke, S. Jesse, A. Tselev, P. Agarwal, B. G. Sumpter, S. V. Kalinin, A. L. Kholkin, "Nanoscale ferroelectricity in crystalline gamma glycine", Adv. Func. Mater. 22, 2996 (2012).

M. Y. Teferi, V. S. Amaral, A. C. Lourenço, S. Das, J. S. Amaral, D. V. Karpinsky, N. Soares, N. A. Sobolev, A. L. Kholkin, P. B. Tavares, "Magnetoelectric coupling in multiferroic structures of rf-sputtered Ni-Mn-Ga thin films on PMN-PT", J. Magn. & Magn Matls. 324, 1882 (2012).

I. K. Bdikin, V. Bystrov, S. Kopyl, R. Lopes, I. Delgadillo, J. Gracio, E. Mishina, A. Sigov, A. L. Kholkin, "Evidence of ferroelectricity and phase transition in pressed diphenylalanine peptide nanotubes", Vir. J. Nan. Sci. & Tech. 25, nº 6 (2012).

J. Yao, W. Ge, L. Yan, W. T. Reynolds, J.-F. Li, D. Viehland, D. A. Kiselev, A. L. Kholkin, Q. Zhang, H. Luo, "The influence of Mn substitution on the local structure of Na0.5Bi0.5TiO3 crystals: Increased ferroelectric ordering and coexisting octahedral tilts", J. Appl. Phys. 111, 064109 (2012).

I. Coondoo, N. Panwar, I. K. bdikin, V. S. Puli, R. S. Katyar, A. L. Kholkin, "Structural, morphological and piezoresponse studies of Pr and Sc co-substituted BiFeO3 ceramics", J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 45, 055302 (2012).

I. Bdikin, V. Bystrov, I. Delgadillo, J. Gracio, S. Kopyl, E. Mishina, A. Sigov, A. L. Kholkin, "Polarization switching and ferroelectric phase transition in diphenylalanine peptide nanotubes", J. Appl. Phys. 111, 074104 (2012).

I. K. Bdikin, V. Bystrov, S. Kopyl, R. Lopes, I. Delgadillo, J. Gracio, E. Mishina, A. Sigov, A. L. Kholkin, "Evidence of ferroelectricity and phase transition in pressed diphenylalanine peptide nanotubes", Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 043702 (2012).
 
M. K. Singh, P. Kumar, R. Rai, A. L. Kholkin, "Structural and impedance spectroscopy analysis of Ba(Fe0.5Nb0.5)O3-BaTiO3 ceramic system", Adv. Mat. Lett. 3, 315 (2012).

V. Bystrov, E. Paramonova, Yu. Dekhtyar, A. Katashev, N. Polyaka, A. Bystrova, A. L. Kholkin, "Computational and experimental studies of size and shape related physical properties of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles", J. Phys. C. 23, 065302 (2011).

V. S. Bystrov, E. V. Paramonova, Yu. I. Dekhtyar, A. Katashev, N. Polyaka, A. V. Bystrova, A. V. Sapronova, V. M. Fridkin, G. Kliem, A. L. Kholkin, Mathematical Biology and Bioinformatics (in Russian) 6, 273 (2011).

G. Suchaneck, Z. Hubicka, M. Cada, D. Kiselev, I. Bdikin, A. A. Levin, L. Jastrabik, A. L. Kholkin, G. Gerlach, A. Dejneka, "Imprint behavior of piezoelectric PZT thin films deposited onto Cu-coated polymer substrates", Ferroelectrics 419, 103 (2011).

X. D. Zhang, J. Dho, S. Park, H. Kwon, J. Hwang, G. Park, D. Kwon, B. Kim, Y. Jin, B. G. Kim, D. Karpinsky, A. L. Kholkin, "Comparison of structural and dielectric properties of PbZr0.2Ti0.8TiO3 and CoFe2O4/PbZr0.2Ti0.8TiO3  films on (100)LaAlO3", J. Appl. Phys. 110, 064115 (2011).

R. Rani, S. Sharma, R. Rai, A. L. Kholkin, "Investigation of dielectric and electrical properties of Mn doped sodium potassium ceramic system using impedance spectroscopy", J. Appl. Phys. 110, 104102 (2011).

V. R. Fernandes, C. M. S. Vicente, E. Pecoraro, D. Karpinsky, A. L. Kholkin, N. Wada, P.S. Andre, R. A. S. Ferreira, "Determination of refractive index contrast and surface contraction in waveguide channels using multi objective genetic algorithm applied to spectroscopic ellipsometry", J. Lightwave Technol. 29, 2971 (2011).

S. V. Kalinin, A. L. Kholkin, "Preface to Special Topic: Piezoresponse Force Microscopy and Nanoscale Phenomena in Polar Materials", J. Appl. Phys. 110, 051901 (2011).

I. Bdikin, J. Gracio, D. Kiselev, I. Raevsky, S. Raevskaya, A. L. Kholkin, "Engineering of local square shape domains in relaxor 0.77Mg1/3Nb2/3O3-0.77PbSc1/2Nb1/2O3 single crystals", J. Appl. Phys. 110, 052002 (2011).

J. A. Perez, I. K. Bdikin, P.Q. Mantas, A. M. R. Senos, A. L. Kholkin, "Ferroelectric domain structure of PbZr0.35Ti0.65O3 single crystals by Piezoresponse Force Microscopy", J. Appl. Phys. 110, 052003 (2011).

R. Tararam, I. K. Bdikin, N. Panwar, P. Bueno, J. Varela, A. L. Kholkin, "Nanoscale electromechanical properties of of CaCu3Ti4O12 ceramics", J. Appl. Phys. 110, 052019 (2011).

N. Pertsev, D. Kiselev, I. Bdikin, M. Kosec, A. L. Kholkin, "Quasi-one-dimensional domain walls in ferroelectric ceramics: evidence from domain wall dynamics and wall roughness measurements", J. Appl. Phys. 110, 052001 (2011).

D. V. Karpinsky, I. O. Troyanchuk, J. V. Vidal, N. A. Sobolev, A. L. Kholkin, "Enhanced ferroelectric, magnetic and magnetoelectric properties in B1-xCaxFe1-xTix solid solutions", Sol. St. Comm. 151, 536 (2011).

D. V. Karpinsky, I. O. Troyanchuk, O. S. Mantytskaya, V. A. Khomchenko, A. L. Kholkin, "Structural stability and magnetic properties of Bi1-xLa(Pr)xFeO3 solid solutions", Sol. St. Comm. 151, 1686 (2011).

R. Rai, A. L. Kholkin, S. Pandey, N. K. Singh, "Investigation of structural, magnetic, and electric proeprties of BF-BMT-BT cewramic system", Materials Letters 65, 2703 (2011).

G. Suchaneck, R. Labitzke, B. Adolphi, L. Jastrabik, D. Kiselev, A. Kholkin, G. Gerlach, A. Dejneka, "Deposition of PZT thin films onto copper-coated polymer films by means of pulsed-DC and RF-reactive sputtering", Surface and Coating Technologies 205, 5241 (2011).

R. Rai, K. Verma, S. Sharma, S. S. Nair, M. A. Valente, A. L. Kholkin, N. A. Sobolev, "Structure and magnetic proeprties of Cd-doped copper ferrite", J. Alloys & Comp. 509, 7585 (2011).

R. Rai, K. Verma, S. Sharma, S. S. Nair, M. A. Valente, A. L. Kholkin, N. A. Sobolev, "Study of structural and ferromagnetic properties of pure and Cd doped copper ferrite", J. Phys. Chem. Solids 72, 862 (2011).

I. Troyanchuk, N. Tereshko, D. Karpinsky, A. L. Kholkin, D. Kopcewicz, K. Barner, "Enhanced piezoelectric and magnetic properties of Bi1-xCaxNbx/2O3 solid solutions", J. Appl. Phys. 109, 114102 (2011).

A. L. Kholkin, D. Kiselev, A. Morozovska, I. Bdikin, B Rodriguez, P. Wu, L.-Q. Chen, A. Bokov, Z-G. Ye, B. Dkhil, M. Kosec, S. V. Kalinin, Adv. Func. Mater. 21, 1977 (2011).

R. Rai, I. Bdikin, M. A. Valente, A. L. Kholkin, "Ferroelectric, magnetic and magnetoelectric properties of perovskite structured Bi1-x-yGdxBayFe1-yTiyO3 magnetoelectric ceramics", J. Adv. Dielectrics 1, 257 (2011).

R. Rai, S. K. Mishra, N. G. Singh, S. Sharma, A. L. Kholkin, "Preparation, structures and multiferroic properties of single phase BiRFeO3, R=La and Er ceramics", Current Applied Physics 11, 508 (2011).

I. O. Troyanchuk, D. V. karpinsky, M. V. Bushinsky, V. A. Khomchenko, G. N. Kakazei, J. P. Araujo, M. Tovar, V. Sikolenko, V. Efimov, A. L. Kholkin, "Isothermal structural transitions,, magnetization, and large piezoelectric response in Bi1-xLaxFeO3 perovskites", Phys. Rev. B 83, 054109 (2011).

V. A. Khomchenko, J. A. Paixão, B. F. O. Costa, D. Karpisky, A. L. Kholkin, I. O. Troyanchuk, V. V. Shvartsman, P. Borisov, W. Kleemann, "Structural, ferroelectric and magnetic properties of Bi085Sm0.15FeO3 perovskite", Crystal Research and Technology 46, 238 (2011).

V. V. Shvartsman, A. L. Kholkin, "Spontaneous and induced surface piezoresponse in PbMg1/3Nb2/3O3 single crystals", Z. Kristallogr. 226, 108 (2011).

A. L. Kholkin, D. A. Kiselev, I. K. Bdikin, A. Sternberg, B. Dkhil, S. Jesse, O. Ovchinnikov, S. V. Kalinin, "Mapping disorder in polycrystalline relaxors: a Piezoresponse Force Microscopy approach", Materials 3, 4860 (2010).

N. Zurba, I. Bdikin, A. Kholkin, D. Goldberg, J. M. F. Ferreira, “Intercsytalline distal-effect on the afterglow phenomenon in photoluminescent SrAl2O4:C(III), Ln nanotube growth", Nanotechnology 21, 325707 (2010).
 
A. L. Kholkin, N. Amdursky, I. Bdikin, G. Rosenman, E. Gazit „Strong piezoelectric activity in peptide nanotubes“, ACS Nano 4, 610 (2010).
 
B. J. Rodriguez, S. Jesse, A. N. Morozovska, S. V. Svechnikov, D. A. Kiselev, A. L. Kholkin, A. A. Bokov, Z.-G. Ye, S.V. Kalinin, „Real space mapping of polarization dynamics and hysteresis loop formation in relaxor-ferroelectric PMN-PT solid solutions“, J. Appl. Phys. 108, 042006 (2010).

V. A. Khomchenko, J. A. Paixão, N. Sobolev, J. P. Araujo, G. Kakazei, I. O. Troyanchuk, D. Karpinsky, A. L. Kholkin, "Rhombohedral-to-orthorhombic transition and multiferroic properties of Dy-substituted BiFeO3", J. Appl. Phys. 108, 074109 (2010).

R. Rai, A. L. Kholkin, S. Sharma, "Multiferroic properties of BiFeO3 doped Bi(Mg,Ti)O3-PbTiO3 ceramic system", J. Alloys & Compounds  506, 815 (2010).
 
D. V. Isakov, E. de Matos Gomes, M. S. Belsley, B. G. Almeida, I. K. Bdikin, A. L. Kholkin, A. M. Martins, N. M. Neves, “Ferroelectricity in electrospun nanobers with triglycine sulphate”, J. Appl. Phys. 108, 042011 (2010).
 
D. V. Karpinsky, R. C. Pullar, Y. K. Fetisov, K. E. Kamentsev, A. L. Kholkin, “Local probing of magnetoelectric coupling in multiferroic composites of BaFe12O19 – BaTiO3”, J. Appl. Phys. 108, 042012 (2010).
 
V. V. Shvartsman, A. L. Kholkin, “Investigation of the ferroelectric-relaxor transition in PbMg1/3Nb2/3O3-PbTiO3 ceramics by piezoresponse force microscopy”, J. Appl. Phys. 108, 042007 (2010).

J. A. Perez de la Cruz, E. Joanni, P. M. Vilarinho, A. L. Kholkin, "Thickness effect on the dielectic, ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties of ferroelectric lead zirconate titanate thin films", J. Appl. Phys. 108, 114106 (2010).

A. Heredia, I. K. Bdikin, S. Kopyl, E. Mishina, S. Semin,   K. German, V. Bystrov, A. L. Kholkin, "Temperature-driven phase transformation in self-assembled diphenylalanine peptide nanotubes", J. Phys. D: Fast Track 43, 462001 (2010).
 
A. Heredia, I. K. Bdikin, M. Machado, S. Yudin, V. M. Fridkin, I. Delgadillo, A. L. Kholkin, “Preferred deposition of phospholipids onto ferroelectric P(VDF-TrFE) films via polarization patterning”, J. Phys. D 43, 335301 (2010).

V. G. Kukhar, N. A. Kertsev, A. L. Kholkin, "Thermodynamic theory of strain-mediated direct magnetoelectric effect in multiferroic film-substrate hybrids", Nanotechnology 21, 265701 (2010).
 
I. K. Bdikin, J. Gracio, R. Ayouchi, R. Schwarz, A. L. Kholkin, “Local piezoelectric properties of ZnO thin films prepared by RF-plasma assisted pulsed laser deposition method”, Nanotechnology 21, 235703 (2010).
 
V. A. Khomchenko, G. Kakazei, Y. G. Pogorelov, J. P. Araujo, M. V. Bushinsky, D. A. Kiselev, A. L. Kholkin, J. A. Paixão, "Effect of Gd substitution on ferroelectric and magnetic properties of Bi4Ti3O12", Materials Letters 64, 1066 (2010).
 
V. A. Khomchenko, J. A. Paixão, V. V. Shvartsman, P. Borisov, W. Kleemann, D. Karpinsky, A. L. Kholkin, „Effect of Sm substitution on ferroelectric and magnetic properties of BiFeO3", Scripta Materialia 62, 238 (2010). 

S. V. Kalinin, N. Setter, A. L. Kholkin, "Preface to Special Topic: Invited Papers from the International Symposium on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy and Nanoscale Phenomena in Polar Materials, Aveiro, Portugal, 2009", J. Appl. Phys. 108, 041901 (2010). 

V. A. Khomchenko, J. A. Paixão, D. A. Kiselev, A. L. Kholkin, “Intermediate structural phases in rare-earth substituted BiFeO3", Mater. Res. Bull. 45, 4619 (2010).

G. Suchaneck, G. Gerlach, Z. Hubička, A. Dejneka, L. Jastrabík, D. Kiselev, I. Bdikin, A. Kholkin, “Piezoelectric PZT thin films on flexible copper-coated polymer films“, Materials Science Forum 636-637, 392 (2010).
 
R. Rai, I. K. Bdikin, M. Valente, A. L. Kholkin, „Ferroelectric and ferromagnetic properties of Gd-doped BiFeO3–BaTiO3 solid solution”, Materials Chemistry and Physics 119, 549 (2010).

M. K. Singh, E. Titus, G. Gonçalves, P. A. A. P. Marques, I. Bdikin, A. L. Kholkin, J. J. A. Gracio, „Atomic-scale observation of rotational misorientation in suspended few-layer graphene sheets“, Nanoscale 2, 700 (2010).

F. Figueiras, E. Rauwel, V. S. Amaral, N. Vyshatko, A. L. Kholkin, C. Soyer, D. Remiens, V. V. Shvartsman, P. Borisov, W. Kleemann, “Study of Ni2-Mn-Ga phase formation by magnetron sputtering film deposition at low temperature onto Si substrates and LaNiO3/Pb(Ti,Zr)O3 buffer”, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. 28, 6 (2010).
 
I. P. Pronin , E. Yu. Kaptelov , S. V. Senkevich , O. N. Sergeeva , A. A. Bogomolov  A. L. Kholkin, ”Electrical properties of heterophase PZT thin films with excess lead oxide”, Int. Ferroelectr. 106, 81 (2009).  
 
O. N. Sergeeva, A. A. Bogomolov, S. V. Senkevich, E. Yu. Kaptelov, I. P. Pronin, D. A. Kiselev, A. L. Kholkin, „Abnormal pyroelectric and piezoelectric hysteresis Loops in PZT thin films”,  Int. Ferroelectr. 106, 94 (2009).  
 
V. A. Khomchenko, V. V. Shvartsman, P. Borisov, W. Kleemann, D. A. Kiselev, I. K. Bdikin, J. M. Vieira, A. L. Kholkin, „Effect of Gd-substitution on the crystal structure and multiferroic properties of BiFeO3“, Acta Materialia 57, 5137-5145 (2009).
 
R. V. Gaynutdinov, O. A. Lysova, S. G. Yudin, A. L. Tolstikhina, A. L. Kholkin, V. M. Fridkin, S. Ducharme, „Polarization switching kinetics of ferroelectric nanostructures of vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene copolymer“, JETP Lett 90, 32 (2009).
 
R. Gaynutdinov, O. Lysova, S. Yudin, A. Tolstikhina, A. L. Kholkin, V. Fridkin, S. Ducharme „Polarization switching kinetics in ferroelectric nanocrystals of copolymer P[VDF-TrFE]“, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 023302 (2009).
 
C. J. Tang,  S. M. S. Pereira, A. J. S. Fernandes, A. J. Neves, J. Grácio,. I. K. Bdikin, M. R Soares , L. C. Fu, L. P. Gu, A. L. Kholkin, M. C. Carmo, “Synthesis and structural characterization of highly -oriented {100}-faceted nanocrystalline diamond films by microwave plasma chemical vapor deposition“, J. Cryst. Growth 311, 2258 (2009).

R. V. Gaynutdinov, O. A. Lysova, S. G. Yudin, A. L. Tolstikhina, A. L. kholkin, V. M. Fridkin, S. Ducharme, "Polarization switching kinetics of ferroelectric nanomesas of vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene copolymer", Vir. J. Nan. Sci. and Tech. 20, nº 4 (2009).
 
R. F. Mamin, I. K. Bdikin, A. L. Kholkin, „Locally induced charged states inLa0.89Sr0.11MnO3 single crystals”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 222901 (2009).
 
V. A. Khomchenko, D. A. Kiselev, M. Kopcewicz, M. Maglione, V. V. Shvartsman, P. Borisov, W. Kleemann, A. M. L. Lopes, J. P. Araujo, R. M. Rubinger, N. A. Sobolev, A. L. Kholkin, „Doping strategies for increased performance in BiFeO3“, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 321, 1692 (2009).
 
V. A. Khomchenko, V. V. Shvartsman, P. Borisov, W. Kleemann, D. A. Kiselev, I. K. Bdikin, A. L. Kholkin, “Crystal structure and magnetic properties of Bi0.8(Gd1-xBax)0.2FeO3 (x=0, 0.5, 1) multiferroics”, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 42, 045418 (2009).
 
V. A. Khomchenko, M. Kopcewicz, A. M. L. Lopes, Y. G. Pogorelov,J. P. Araujo, J. M. Vieira, A. L. Kholkin, “Correlation between ionic radius of substituting element and magneticproperties of Bi1-xAxFeO3-x/2 (A= Ca, Sr, Pb, Ba) multiferroics”, Sol. State Phenomena 152-152, 131 (2009).
 
R. C. Pullar, Y. Zhang, L. Chen, S. Yang, J. R. G. Evans, A. N. Salak, D. A. Kiselev, A. L. Kholkin, V. M. Ferreira, N. M. Alford, “Dielectric measurements on a novel Ba1−xCaxTiO3 (BCT) bulk ceramic combinatorial library”, J. Electroceram. 22, 245 (2009).
 
J. Perez, P. M. Vilarinho, A. L. Kholkin, A. Almeida, "Sol-gel reaction stability studied: influence in the formation temperature and properties of ferroelectric thin films", Mat. Res. Bull. 44, 515 (2009).
 
V. A. Khomchenko, D. A. Kiselev, I. K. Bdikin, V. V. Shvartsman, P. Borisov, W. Kleemann, J. M. Vieira, A. L. Kholkin, "Crystal structure and multiferroic properties of Gd-substituted BiFeO3", Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 262905 (2008).
 
J. F. Scott, H. J. Fan, S. Kawasaki, J. Banys, M. Ivanov, J. Macutkevic, R. Blinc, V. V. Laguta, P. Cevc, J. S. Liu, A. L. Kholkin, „THz emission from PZT nanotubes“, Nano Lett. 8, 4404 (2008).

A. L. Kholkin, I. K. Bdikin, T. Ostapchuk, J. Petzelt, “Room temperature surface piezoelectricity in SrTiO3 ceramics via piezoresponse force microscopy”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 222905 (2008).
 
V. Shvartsman, J. Dec, V. Lukasiewicz, A. L. Kholkin, W. Kleemann, “Evolution of the polar structure in relaxor ferroelectrics close to the Curie temperature studied by piezoresponse force microscopy”, Ferroelectrics 373, 77 (2008).
 
O. V. Malyshkina, A. A. Movchikova, B. B. Pedko, K. N. Boitsova, D. A. Kiselev, A. L. Kholkin, „Influence of Eu and Rh impurities on distribution of polarization of strontium-barium niobate crystals”, Ferroelectrics 373, 114 (2008).
 
A. Bogomolov, A. Solnyshkin, V. Lasarev, D. Kiselev, A. L. Kholkin, „Polarization of surface layer in PLZT relaxor ceramics“, Ferroelectrics 374, 144 (2008).
 
A. V. Solnyshkin, D. A. Kiselev, A. A. Bogomolov, A. L. Kholkin, W. Kunster, R. Gerhard, "Atomic Force Microscopy study of ferroelectric films of P(VDF-TrFE) copolymer and composites based on it", J. Surface Investig.: X-ray, Synchrotron and Neutron Techniques 2, 692-695 (2008).
 
A. Almeida, T. M.Correia, M. R. Chaves, P. M. Vilarinho, A. Kholkin, “Study of inelastic light scattering in LaxSr1-1.5xTiO3”, Materials Science Forum 587-588, 148  (2008). 
 
A. Tkach, O. Okhay, P. M. Vilarinho, A.L. Kholkin, „High dielectric constant and tunability of strontium titanate modified by chromium doping ”, J. Phys.:Cond. Matt. 20, 415224 (2008).
 
D. A Kiselev, A. L. Kholkin, A. A. Bogomolov, O. N. Sergeeva, E. Yu. Kaptelov, I. P. Pronin, “Pyro- and piezohysteresis in thin unipolar PZT films”, Tech. Phys. Lett. 34, 646 (2008).
 
N. Pertsev, A. Petraru, I. Bdikin, D. Kiselev, A. L. Kholkin, „Dynamics of ferroelectrics domains in BaTiO3 ferroelectric thin films via piezoresponse force microscopy“, Nanotechnology 19, 375703 (2008).
 
A. G. Macedo, D. Ananias, P. S. André, R. A. Sá Ferreira, A. L. Kholkin, L. D. Carlos, J. Rocha, „Functionalization of atomic force microscope tips by dilectrophoretic assembly of Gd2O3:Eu3+ nanorods“, Nanotechnology 19, 295702 (2008).
 
V. Bystrov, N. Bystrova, D. Kiselev, D., E. Paramonova, M. Kuhn, H. Kliem, A. L. Kholkin, „Molecular model of polarization switching and nanoscale physical properties of thin ferroelectric Langmuir-Blodgett P(VDF-TrFE) films, Integr. Ferroelectr.  99, 31 (2008).
 
I. K. Bdikin, A. L. Kholkin, A. N. Morozovska, S. Svechnikov, S.-H. Kim, S. V. Kalinin, „Domain dynamics in piezoresponse force spectroscopy: quantitative deconvolution and hysteresis loop fine structure“, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 182909 (2008).
 
P. Khaenamkaew, I. K. Bdikin, A. L. Kholkin, S. Muensit, “Microstructure and ferroelectric properties of sol-gel graded PZT (40/52/60) and (60/52/40) thin films”, Ceramics International 34, 1027 (2008).
 
H. Amorin, A. L. Kholkin, M. E. V. Costa, “Templated grain growth of SrBi2Ta2O9 ceramics: Mechanism of texture development”, Mat. Res. Bull. 43, 1412 (2008).
 
V. A. Khomchenko, M. Kopcewicz, A. M. L. Lopes, Y. G. Pogorelov, J. P. Araujo, J. M. Vieira, A. L. Kholkin, „Intrinsic nature of the magnetization enhancement in heterovalently-doped Bi1-xAxFeO3 (A= Ca, Sr, Pb, Ba) multiferroics“, J. Phys. D. 41, 102003 (2008).
 
V. A. Khomchenko, D. A. Kiselev, J. M. Vieira, A. L. Kholkin, A. M. L. Lopes, Y. G. Pogorelov, J. P. Araujo, M. Maglione, “Effect of diamagnetic Ca, Sr, Pb and Ba substitution on the magnetic properties of the BiFeO3 multiferroic“, J. Appl. Phys. 103, 024105 (2008).
 
V. A. Khomchenko, D. A. Kiselev, J. M. Vieira, A. M. L. Lopes, Y. G. Pogorelov, J. P. Araujo, A. L. Kholkin, “Weak ferromagnetism in diamagnetically- doped Bi1-xAxFeO3 (A= Ca, Sr, Pb, Ba) multiferroics“, Materials Letters 62, 1927 (2008).

V. A. Khomchenko, D. A. Kiselev, J. M. Vieira, R. M. Rubinger, N. A. Sobolev, M. Kopcewicz, V. V. Shvartsman, W. Kleemann, M. Maglione, A. L. Kholkin, “Coexistence of spontaneous ferroelectricity and weak ferromagnetism in Bi0.8Pb0.2FeO2.9 perovskite“, J. Phys. C: Cond. Matt. 20, 155207 (2008).
  
N. Vyshatko, P. Vilarinho, A. Kholkin, “Electromechanical measurements of electric field-induced displacements of fibers”, Rev. Sci. Instr. 78, 015107 (2008).
 
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