Theoretical and Experimental Study of hyperfine and electronic properties in multiferroics
funding type Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
programme FCT/CNR-Italia
CNR 6818
research group(s) 2 - multifunctional ferroic ceramics and nanostructures;
department Physics (DF)
execution dates 2013-01-01 - 2014-12-31 ( 24 Months )
This project aims at strengthening the collaboration between the partner groups on the study of multiferroic materials, their surfaces and nanostructures.  The combination of complementary theoretical and experimental methods envisages a consistent understanding of the cross relation between local electron density and locally probed hyperfine and electronic properties. The use of ab-initio methods allows to  separate the  analysis of various parameters that can influence the properties of materials (strain,  impurities, heteroepitaxy). The local hyperfine properties studies, whose experimental part is currently performed at ISOLDE-CERN using radioactive ions with  international collaborations, allows the study at the nanoscale level, probing the role of atomic scale structure. Young researchers, within Ph.D. and post-doctoral projects, will greatly benefit from this project, by the added value of training and personal interaction in both institutions.
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Vitor Brás Sequeira Amaral
ciceco status Coordinator
proponent institution Universidade de Aveiro (UA)
partner institution(s) Istituto Superconduttori, Materiali e Dispositivi Innovativi CNR-SPIN, UOS L'Aquila
industrial partner(s) no
international partner(s) yes
total budget 2.500€
ciceco budget 2.500€