Andrei Kholkin
  Research Coordinator  
  phone: +351 234 247025  
  extension: 24967 (office), 24952 (lab 1/CICECO), 34733 (lab 2/CICECO), 33013 (CICFANO)  
  department: Physics  
  office: Complexo de Laboratórios Tecnológicos, office 29.3.26  
  group: 2 - multifunctional ferroic ceramics and nanostructures
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Short CV




MSc and BSc in Physics, St. Petersburg State University, Russia, 1979 

PhD in Solid State Physics, A. F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, Russia, 1987 

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 

9/93 – 12/93

visiting researcher, Leibnitz Institute for Solid-State and Materials Research, Germany

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

Professional activities: 

Member of Ferroelectric Committee & Ferroelectrics Web Editor, IEEE

Associate Editor-in-Chief (responsible for ferroelectrics), IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control

Member of Editorial Boards of the scientific journals: Ferroelectrics, Journal of Advanced Dielectrics, Journal of Modern Electronic Materials

Guest editor of 4 Focused Issues on “Piezoresponse Force Microscopy and Nanoscale Phenomena in Polar Materials”, Journal of Applied Physics (2010-2013)

Guest editor of the Special Issue “Electromechanics on the Nanometer Scale: Emerging Phenomena, Devices and Applications”, MRS Bulletin (2009)

Guest editor of the Special Issues in Ferroelectrics and Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control (proceedings of ISAF-ECAPD-PFM 2012)

Guest editor of Special Issue: ”Scanning Probe Microscopy of Ferroics” (Materials, November 2017)

Guest editor of 2 Special Issues: ”Applications of Ferroelectrics” and  “Nanoscale  Ferroelectrics” (IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and  Frequency Control, 2006-2007)

Technical Program Committee, IUMRS-ICEM, Symposium S4 Functional Materials (2018, S. Korea)

Co-chair of Technical Program Committee, the Intl. Joint IEEE ISAF-ISIF-PFM Symposium (2015, Singapore)

Co-chair of the International Conference “Piezoresponse Forсe Microscopy and Nanoscale Phenomena in Polar Materials” (Russia, 2014)

Co-chair of Technical Program Committee, the Intl. Joint IEEE UFFC Symposium (Czech Republic, 2013)

General chair of the 22nd Intl. Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics (Portugal, 2012)

General co-chair of the 21th Intl Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics (Canada, 2011)

General chair of the 6th and11th European Conferences on Applications of Polar Dielectrics (2002, 2012)

Symposium co-chair, International Union of Materials Research Societies – 
International Conference on Electronic Materials (2018)

Co-founder of the Intl. Conference “Piezoresponse Force Microscopy and Nanoscale Phenomena in Polar Materials” (started June 2009 in Portugal, continued in Japan, Canada, China-3, Czech Rep-2, USA-3, Singapore, S. Korea)

Member of Advisory Boards of the conferences: “International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics”, “Micro- and Nano-scale Domain Structuring in Ferroelectrics”, “European Conference on Applications of Polar Dielectrics”, “Piezoresponse Force Microscopy and Nanoscale Phenomena in Polar Materials”

Member of the Scientific Committee of the Symposium “Metal Oxide Nanostructures: Synthesis, Properties and Applications” of E-MRS Spring Meeting (2009)

Member of the Program Committees of the CIMTEC conferences (Italy, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2018)

Member of the Program Committee of the European Conference on Ferroelectrics (France, 2011)

Technical Program Committee Co-Chair, 2013 Joint UFFC, EFTF and PFM Symposum (Czech Republic, 2013)

Member of the International Program Committee of the 43rd Confernece on Micro- and Nanoengineering (Portugal, 2017)

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

Reviewer for more than 30 scientific journals including “Science”, “Nature Materials”, “Nature Nanotechnology”,“Advanced Materials”, “Advanced Functional Materials”, “Advanced Energy Materials’, “ACS Nano”, “Phys. Rev. Lett.”, “Appl. Phys. Lett.”, “J. Appl. Phys.”, “Sensors & Actuators”, etc.

Reviewer for the following grant agencies:

European Research Executive Agency (FP7-EU), DFG (Germany), ROSNANO (Russia), Russian Ministry of Science and Education, Russian Science Foundation, Czech Scence Foundation, Department of Energy (USA), Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, EUREKA-Eurostars (EU), Denmark Innovation Fund, ERA.NET, Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT), Swiss National Science Foundation (Switzerland), Israel Science Foundation, Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France), Oak Ridge Natl. Laboratory (USA), and COST action (EU)


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” 

Award of the Intl. Symposium on Domains and Mesoscopic Structures in Ferroelectrics

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

IEEE Ferroelectrics Recognition Award (2015) "for the substantial contribution to the understanding of ferroelectrics at the nanoscale"

Recent invited presentations:

“Emergent piezoelectric materials and applications”, International Symposium on Integrated Functionalities (ISIF-2017), India,December 10-13, 2017

“Piezoresponse Force Microscopy of emergent piezoelectric materials”, International Workshop on Atomic Force Microscopy for Advanced Functional Materials (AFM^2), China, December 8-10, 2017.

“Novel supramolecular biomaterials for piezoelectric applications”, International Conference “Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM-2017)”, Russia, August 27-30, 2017

“Energy harvesting materials and characterisation”, International Workshop “Frontiers in Materials Characterisation towards Industrial Translation (FRIMACHAT) 2017”, Ireland,July 11-13, 2017

“Electrochemical Strain Microscopy”, International Conference “Functional Materials and Nanotechnologies (FM&NT), Estonia, April 24-28, 2017

“Self-assembled diphenylalanine microtubes: emerging properties and applications”, 9th International conference on Advanced Nanomaterials, Aveiro, Portugal, July 17-21 (2017)

“Self-assembled peptides: structure, properties, and applications”, XXII Polish-Czech Seminar: Structural and Ferroelectric Phase Transitions, Poland, May 16-20 (2016)

“Piezoelectric properties of 2D-materials: a case of graphene”, IEEE  ISAF/ECAPD/PFM Conference, Darmstadt, Germany (2016)

“Nanoelectromechanics in oxides: from piezoelectricity to local electrochemistry”, Spring E-MRS, Lille, France (2015)

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:
Dhananjay Sharma
Konstantin Romanyuk
Reddithota Vidyasagar
Fabio Figueiras
Joao Vidal
Denis Alikin
Svitlana Kopyl

PhD students:

Vladislav Slabov
Kirill Keller
Main present collaborators


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

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

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)

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

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

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

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 

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

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

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

Prof. Juras Banys - Vilnius University

Prof. Andris Sternberg - Institute of Physics (Riga)

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

“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

“Additive manufacturing of 3D microfluidic MEMS for lab-on-a-chip applications” (EU, 2017-2021)

"Transition metal oxides with metastable phases: a way towards superior ferroic properties” (EU, 2017-2021)

"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)

"Development of novel piezoelectric materials based on nanostructured self-assembled peptides" (FCT, 2018-2022)

"The next-generation of biomechanical self-powering systems for multifunctional implantable medical devices" (FCT, 2018-2022)

"Degradation in Li-batteries: a Scanning Probe Microscopy Approach” (FCT, 2017-2019)

“Phase transitions and ferroelectricity in self-assembled peptides nanotubes” (FCT, 2017-2019)

"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
More than 500 technical publications, over 8000 citations, H-index 46

"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.

D. Alikin, A. Turygin, A. Kholkin, V. Ya. Shur, “Ferroelectric domain structure and local piezoelectric properties of lead-free (Ka0.5Na0.5)NbO3 and BiFeO3-based piezoelectric ceramics”, Materials 10, 47 (2017).
B. J. Rodriguez, S. V. Kalinin, D. Pelegov, A. L. Kholkin, “Piezoresponse Force Microscopy and Spectroscopy”, Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology, Springer (Ed.B. Bhushan, 2nd Edition, 2600 p., 4 volumes, 2015).
J.A. Vidal, A. A. Timofeev, A. L. Kholkin, N. A. Sobolev, “Dynamic measurements of magnetoelectricity in metglas-piezocrystal laminates”, in Nanostructures and Thin Films for Multifunctional Applications in Nanostructures and Thin Films for Multifunctional Applications ed. by I. Tiginyanu, P. Topala, and V. Ursaki (Springer Intl. Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 227-265, 2016).
I. Coondoo, N. Panwar, A. L. Kholkin, "Lead-free piezoelectrics: current status and perspectives", J. Adv. Dielectrics 2, 1241003 (2012).
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 (2014-2018):
D.O. Alikin, K.N. Romanuk, B.N. Slautin, D. Rosato, V.Ya. Shur, A.L. Kholkin, “Quantitative characterization of the ionic mobility and concentration in the Li-battery cathodes via low frequency Electrochemical Strain Microscopy”, Nanoscale 10, 2503 (2018).
L. V. Gimadeeva, V. A. Shikhova, D. S. Chezganov, A. S. Merzliakova, E. O. Vlasov, V. V. Fedorovyh, A. L. Kholkin, B. Malic, V. Ya. Shur, “Domain structure evolution in relaxor PLZT 8/65/35 ceramics after chemical etching and electron beam irradiation”, Ferroelectrics 525, 83-92 (2018).
V. A. Shikhova, V. V. Fedorovyh, A. P. Turygin, L. V. Gimadeeva, D. S. Chezganov, E. O. Vlasov, D. O. Alikin, L. I. Ivleva, A. L. Kholkin, V. Ya. Shur, “Local switching in SBN:Ni single crystals with various initial domain states”, Ferroelectrics 525, 100-107 (2018).
A. S. Abramov, D. O. Alikin, M. M. Neradovskiy, A. P. Turygin, A. D. Ushakov, R. O. Rokeah, A. V. Nikitin, D. V. Karpinsky, V. Ya. Shur & A. L. Kholkin, “Local electromechanical characterization of Pr doped BiFeO3 ceramics”, Ferroelectrics 525, 64-75 (2018).
A. Stapleton, M. S. Ivanov, M. R. Noor, C. Silien, A. A. Gandhi, T. Soulimane, A. L. Kholkin,  S. A. M. Tofail, “Converse piezoelectricity and ferroelectricity in crystals of lysozyme protein revealed by piezoresponse force microscopy”, Ferroelectrics 525, 135-145 (2018).
P. S. Zelenovskiy, T. A. Koryukova, V. V. Yuzhakov, S. G. Vasilev, A. S. Nuraeva, E. V. Gunina, D. S. Chezganov, A. L. Kholkin, V. Ya. Shur, “Piezoelectric properties and Young's moduli of diphenylalanine microtubes—oxide nanoparticles Composites”, Ferroelectrics 525, 146-155 (2018).
V. S. Bystrov, S. A. Kopyl, P. Zelenovskiy, O. A. Zhulyabina, V. A. Tverdislov, F. Salehli, N. E. Ghermani, V. Ya. Shur, A. L. Kholkin, “Investigation of physical properties of diphenylalanine peptide nanotubes having different chiralities and embedded water molecules”, Ferroelectrics 525, 168-177 (2018).
A. Kalinin, V. Atepalikhin, O. Pakhomov, A. L. Kholkin, A. Tselev, “An Atomic Force Microscopy mode for non-destructive electromechanical studies and its application to diphenylalanine peptide nanotubes”, Ultramicroscopy 185, 249 (2018).
M.S. Ivanov, V.A. Khomchenko, M. Salimian, T. Nikitin, S. Kopyl, A.M. Buryakov, E.D. Mishina, F. Salehli, P.A.A.P. Marques, G. Goncalves, R. Fausto, J.A. Paixão, A.L. Kholkin, “Self-assembled diphenylalanine peptide microtubes covered by reduced graphene oxide/spiky nickel nanocomposite: An integrated nanobiomaterial for multifunctional applications”, Materials and Design 142, 148 (2018).
D. V. Pelegov, B. N. Slautin, P. S. Zelenovskiy, D. K. Kuznetsov, E. A. Kiselev, D. O. Alikin, A. L. Kholkin, V. Ya. Shur, “Single particle structure characterization of solid-state synthesized Li4Ti5O12”, J. Raman Spectr. 48, 278 (2017)
D. K. Sharma, E.V. Ramana, S. Fateixa, M. J. Hortigüela, G. Otero-Irurueta, H. I. S. Nogueira, A. Kholkin, “Pressure-dependent large area synthesis and electronic structure of MoS2”, Mat. Res. Bull. 97, 265 (2017).
S. Guerin, A. Stapleton, D. Chovan, R. Mouras, M. Gleeson, C. McKeown, M. Noor, C. Silien, F. Rhen, A. Kholkin, N. Liu, T. Soulimane, S. Tofail, D. Thompson, “Control of piezoelectricity in amino acids by supramolecular packing”, Nature Materials 17, 180–186 (2018).
P. C. Barbosa, J. M. Campos, A. Turygin, V. Shur, A. Kholkin, A. Barros-Timmons, F. M. Figueiredo, “Piezoelectric poly(lactide) stereocomplexes with a cholinium organic ionic plastic crystal”, J. Mater. Chem. C 5, 12134 (2017).
D. K. Sharma, S. Fateixa, M. J. Hortigüela, R. Vidyasagar, G. Otero-Irurueta, H. I.S. Nogueira, M. K. Singh, A. Kholkin, “Defect concentration in nitrogen-doped graphene grown on Cu substrate: a thickness effect”, Physica B: Cond. Matt 513, 62 (2017).
P. M. Vaghefi, A. Baghizadeh, A. A. C. S. Lourenço, V. S. Amaral, A. L. Kholkin, “Giant strain and induced ferroelectricity in amorphous BaTiO3 films under poling”, Materials 10, 1107 (2017).
T.W. Cornelius, C. Mocuta, S. Escoubas, A. Merabet, M. Texier, E.C. Lima, E.B. Araujo, A.L. Kholkin, O. Thomas, “Piezoelectric response and electrical properties of Pb(Zr1-xTix)O3 thin films: The role of imprint and composition”, J. Appl. Phys. 122, 164064 (2017).
M. S. Ivanov, N. E. Sherstyuk, E. D. Mishina, V. A. Khomchenko, A. Tselev, V. M. Mukhortov, J. A. Paixão, A. L. Kholkin, “Enhancement of local piezoelectric properties of a perforated ferroelectric thin film visualized via piezoresponse force microscopy”, J. Phys. D 50, 425303 (2017).
M. Melo, E.B. Araujo, E.A. Neradovskaya, A.P.Turygin, A.A.Esin, V.Ya. Shur, A. L. Kholkin, “Physical properties and re-entrant behaviour in PLZT thin films”, Ferroelectrics 509, 1-9 (2017).
S. Lee, V.D. Parkhomenko, Yu.N. Skryabin, S.G. Bogdanov, A.N. Nosov, A.E. Teplykh, N.V. Kudrevatykh, A.L. Kholkin, M.A. Semkin, A.N. Pirogov, “Structure and properties of various fast neutron irradiated magnets”, Physica B (2018, published on-line, DOI:
D. O. Alikin, A. P. Turygin, J. Walker, A. Bencan, B. Malic, T. Rojac, V. Shur, A.L. Kholkin, “The effect of phase assemblages, grain boundaries and domain structure on the local switching behavior of rare-earth modified bismuth ferrite ceramics”, Acta Materialia 125, 265 (2017).
A. Stapleton, M.R. Noor, J. Sweeney, V. Casey, A.L. Kholkin, C. Silien, A.A. Gandhi,T. Soulimane, and S.A.M. Tofail, “The direct piezoelectric effect in the globular protein lysozyme”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 111, 142902 (2017).
P. J. Gouveia, S. Rosa, L. Ricotti, B. Abecasis, H. V. Almeida, J. Nunes, F. S. Carvalho, M. Serra, S. Luchkin, A. L. Kholkin et al, “Flexible nanofilms coated with aligned piezoelectric microfibers preserve the contractility of cardiomyocytes”, Biomaterials 139, 213-228 (2017).
E. Seyedhosseini, K. Romanyuk, D. Vasileva, S. Vasilev, A. Nuraeva, P. Zelenovskiy, M. Ivanov, A. N. Morozovska, V. Ya. Shur, H. Lu, A. Gruverman, A. L. Kholkin, “Self-assembly of organic ferroelectrics by evaporative dewetting: a case of β-glycine”, ACS Appl. Mat. Interfaces 9, 20029 (1917).
A. P. Turygin, D. O. Alikin, A. S. Abramov, J. Hrescak, J. Walker, A. Bencan, T. Rojac, B. Malic, A.L. Kholkin, V. Ya. Shur, “Characterization of domain structure and domain wall kinetics in lead-free Sr2+ doped K0.5Na0.5NbO3 piezoelectric ceramics by piezoresponse force microscopy”, Ferroelectrics 508, 77(2017).
S. Kumar, I. Coondoo, M. Vasundhara, A. K. Patra, A. L. Kholkin, N. Panwar, “Magnetization reversal behavior and magnetocaloric effect in SmCr0.85Mn0.15O3 chromites”, J. Appl. Phys. 121, 043907 (2017).
D. V. Pelegov, B. N. Slautin, V. S. Gorshkov, P. S. Zelenovskiy, E. A. Kiselev, A. L. Kholkin, V.Ya. Shur, “Raman spectroscopy, “big data”, and local heterogeneity of solid state synthesized lithium titanate”, J. Power Sources 346, 143e150 (2017).
S. Kumar, I. Coondoo, M. Vasundhara, S. Kumar, A. L. Kholkin, N. Panwar,  “Structural, magnetic, magnetocaloric and specific heat investigations on Mn doped PrCrO3 orthochromites”, J. Phys. C: Cond. Matt. 29, 195802 (2017).
P. Zelenovskiy, A. Davydov, A. S. Krylov, A. L. Kholkin, “Raman study of structural transformations in self-assembled diphenylalanine nanotubes at elevated temperatures”, J. Raman Spectrosc. 48, 1401-1405 (2017).
D. A. Kiselev, E. A. Neradovskaya, A. P. Turygin, V. V. Fedorovykh, V. A.Shikhova, M. M. Neradovskiy, A. Sternberg, V. Ya. Shur, A. L. Kholkin, “Effect of surface disorder on the domain structure of PLZT ceramics”, Ferroelectrics 509, 19 (2017).
R. Vidyasagar, B. Camargo, K. Romanyuk, A. L. Kholkin, “Surface potential distribution of multilayer graphene using Kelvin probe and electric force microscopies”, Ferroelectrics 508, 115 (2017).
A.A. Esin, D.O. Alikin, A.P. Turygin, A.S. Abramov, J. Hrescak, J. Walker, T. Rojac, A. Bencan, B. Malic, A. L. Kholkin, V.Ya. Shur, “Dielectric relaxation and charged domain walls in (K,Na)NbO3-based ceramics”, J. Appl. Phys. 121, 074101 (2017).
S. Kumar, I. Coondoo, A. Rao, B-H. Lu, Y-K. Kuo, A.L. Kholkin, N. Panwar, “Impact of low level praseodymium substitution on the magnetic properties of YCrO3 orthochromites”, Physica B 510, 104 (2017).
K. Ryan, S. M. Neumayer, H.V. R. Maraka, N-V. Buchete, A. L. Kholkin, J. H. Rice, B. J. Rodriguez, “Thermal and aqueous stability improvement of graphene oxide enhanced diphenylalanine nanocomposites”, Sci. Tech. Adv. Mat. 18, 172 (2017).
A. Esin, I. Baturin, T. Nikitin, S. Vasilev, F. Salehli, V. Ya. Shur, A. L. Kholkin, “Pyroelectric effect and polarization instability in self-assembled diphenylalanine microtubes”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 109, 142902 (2016).
N.E. Sherstyuk, M.S. Ivanova, N.A. Ilyina , K.A. Grishunin, V.M. Mukhortov, A.L. Kholkin, and E.D. Mishina, “Local electric field distribution in ferroelectric films and photonic crystals during polarization reversal”, Ferroelectrics 503, 138 (2016).
J.V. Vidal, A.V. Turutin, I.V. Kubasov, M.D. Malinkovich, S. P. Kobeleva, A. L. Kholkin, N. A. Sobolev, “Magnetoelectric effect in laminates comprising bidomain LiNbO3 crystals”, IEEE Trans. Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control 64, 1102 (2017).
S. Almohammed, S. O. Oladapo, K. Ryan, A. L. Kholkin, J. H. Ricea, B. J. Rodriguez, “Wettability gradient‐induced alignment of peptide nanotubes as templates for biosensing applications”, RSC Advances 6, 41809 (2016).
P. Zelenovskiy, I. Kornev, S. Vasilev, A. L. Kholkin, “On the origin of great rigidity of self-assembled diphenylalanine nanotubes”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18, 29681 (2016).
I. Coondoo, N. Panwar, R. Vidyasagar, A. L. Kholkin, “Defect chemistry and relaxation processes: Effect of amphoteric substituent in lead-free BCZT ceramics”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18, 31184 (2016).
G. da Cunha, P. Zelenovskiy, K. Romanyuk, S. Luchkin, Ya. Kopelevich, A. Kholkin, “Correspondence: Reply to ‘On the nature of strong piezoelectricity in graphene on SiO2’, Nat. Comm. 7, 11571 (2016).
V.Ya. Shur, E. M. Vaskina, E. V. Pelegova, M.A. Chuvakova, A.R. Akhmatkhanov, O.V. Kizko, M. Ivanov, A.L. Kholkin, “Domain wall orientation and domain shape in KTiOPO4 crystals”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 109, 132901 (2016).
M. Melo, E. B. Araujo, V. V. Shvartsman, V. Ya. Shur, A. L. Kholkin, “Thickness effect on the structure, grain size, and local piezoresponse of self-polarized lead lanthanum zirconate titanate thin films”, J. Appl. Phys. 120, 054101 (2016).
D. Isakov, S. Vasilev, E. de Matos Gomes, B. Almeida, V. Ya. Shur, A. L. Kholkin, “Probing ferroelectric behaviour in charge transfer organic meta-nitroaniline”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 109, 162903 (2016).
M Wojtaś, A. Gagor, A. L. Kholkin, “Strong piezoelectricity in [H–b –(2–Pyridyl)–Ala–OH][BF4] and [H–b –(2–Pyridyl)–Ala–OH][ClO4] — new amino acid based hybrid crystals”, J. Phys. Chem. C. 4, 7622 (2016).
K. Romanyuk, C. M. Costa, S. Yu. Luchkin, A. L. Kholkin, S. Lanceros-Mendez, “Giant electric field-induced strain in PVDF-based battery separator membranes probed by Electrochemical Strain Microscopy”, Langmuir 32, 5267 (2016).
T. Nikitin, S. Kopyl, V. Ya. Shur, Y. V. Kopelevich, A. L. Kholkin, “Low-temperature photoluminescence in self-assembled diphenylalanine microtubes”, Phys. Lett. A 380, 1658 (2016).
D.O. Alikin, A.V. Ievlev, S. Luchkin, A.P. Turygin, V.Ya. Shur, S. Kalinin, A.L. Kholkin, “Characterization of LiMn2O4 cathodes by electrochemical strain microscopy”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 113106 (2016).
S. Vasilev, P. Zelenovskiy, D. Vasileva, A. Nuraeva, V. Ya. Shur, A. L. Kholkin, “Piezoelectric properties of diphenylalanine microtubes prepared from the solution”, J. Phys. Chem. Sol. 93, 68 (2016).
A. Nuraeva, S. Vasilev, D. Vasileva, P. Zelenovskiy, D. Chezganov, A. Esin, S. Kopyl, K. Romanyuk, V. Ya. Shur, A. L. Kholkin, “Evaporation-driven crystallization of diphenylalanine microtubes for microelectronic applications”, Cryst. Growth Des. 16, 1472 (2016).
P. Zelenovskiy, D. Vasileva, A. Nuraeva, S. Vasilev,T. Khazamov, E. Dikushina, V. Shur, A. L. Kholkin, “Spin coating formation of self-assembled ferroelectric β-glycine films”, Ferroelectrics 496, 10 (2016).
M. Wojtas, A. Bil, A. Gagor, W. Medycki, A. L. Kholkin, “Phase stability and dynamics of hybrid organic–inorganic crystals [(CH3)3PH][SbCl4] and [(CH3)3PH][SbBr4]: a computational and NMR approach, CrystEngComm 18, 2413 (2016).
M. Melo, E.B. Araujo, A.P. Turygin, V.Ya. Shur, A.L. Kholkin, “Physical properties of strontium barium niobate thin films prepared by polymeric chemical method”, Ferroelectrics 496, 177 (2016).
V. Ya. Shur, D. A. Bykova, K. N. Romanyuk, E. L. Rumyantsev, R. M. Kadushnikov, V. V. Mizgulin, E. Seyedhosseini, A. L. Kholkin, “Formation of self-assembled pattern of glycine microcrystals: experiment and computer simulation”, Ferroelectrics 496, 20 (2016).
E. B. Araujo, E. C. Lima, I. K. Bdikin, A. L. Kholkin, “Imprint effect in PZT thin films at compositions around the morphotropic phase boundary”, Ferroelectrics 496, 18 (2016).
J. Walker, H. Simons, D. O. Alikin, A. P. Turygin, V. Y. Shur, A. L. Kholkin, H. Ursic, A. Bencan, B. Malic, V. Nagarajan,T. Rojac, “Dual strain mechanisms in a leadfree morphotropic phase boundary ferroelectric”, Sci. Rep. 6, 19630 (2016).
V.S. Bystrov, E. Seyedhosseini, I.K. Bdikin, S. Kopylc, A.L. Kholkin, S.G. Vasilev, P.S. Zelenovskiy, D.S. Vasileva,  V.Ya. Shur, “Glycine nanostructures and domains in beta-glycine: computational modeling and PFM observations”, Ferroelectrics 496, 28 (2016).
S. M. Neumayer, M. Manzo, K. Gallo, A. L. Kholkin, B. J. Rodriguez, “Interface modulated currents in periodically proton exchanged Mg doped lithium niobate”, J. Appl. Phys. 119, 114103 (2016).
M. Salimian, M. Ivanov, F. L. Deepak, D. Petrovykh, I. Bdikin, M. Ferro, A. Kholkin, E. Titus, G. Goncalves, “Synthesis and characterization of reduced graphene oxide/spiky nickel nanocomposites for nanoelectronic applications”, J. Mater. Chem. C 3, 11516 (2015).
J. V. Vidal, A. A. Timofeev, A. L. Kholkin, N. A. Lebedev, “Anisotropy of the magnetoelectric effect in tri-layered composites based on single-crystalline piezoelectrics”, Vacuum 286-292, 122 (2015).
I. Coondoo, N. Panwar, H. Amorın, V. E. Ramana, M. Alguero, A. Kholkin, “Enhanced piezoelectric properties of praseodymium-modified lead-free (Ba0.85Ca0.15)(Ti0.90Zr0.10)O3 ceramics”, J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 98, 3127 (2015).
E. Seyedhosseini, I. Bdikin, M. Ivanov, D. Vasileva, A. Kudryavtsev, B. J. Rodriguez, A. L. Kholkin, “Tip-induced domain structures and polarization switching in ferroelectric aminoacid glycine”, J. Appl. Phys. 118, 072008 (2015).
I. Coondoo, N. Panwar, H. Maiwa, A. L. Kholkin, “Improved piezoelectric and energy harvesting characteristics in lead-free Fe2O3 modified KNN ceramics”, J. Electroceram. 34, 255 (2015).
S. Neumayer, E. Strelcov, M. Manzo, K. Gallo, I. Kravchenko, A. L. Kholkin, S. V. Kalinin, B. J. Rodriguez, “Thickness, humidity, and polarization dependent ferroelectric switching and conductivity in Mg doped lithium niobate”, J. Appl. Phys. 118, 244103 (2015).
S. M. Neumayer, I. N. Ivanov, M. Manzo, A. L. Kholkin, K. Gallo, B. J. Rodriguez, “Interface and thickness dependent domain switching and stability in Mg doped lithium niobate", J. Appl. Phys. 118, 224101 (2015).
I. Bdikin, A. Heredia, S. M. Neumayer, V. S. Bystrov, J. Gracio, B. J. Rodriguez, A. L. Kholkin, “Local piezoresponse and polarization switching in nucleobase thymine microcrystals”, J. Appl. Phys. 118, 072007 (2015).
G. da Cunha, P. Zelenovskiy, K. Romanyuk, S. Luchkin, Ya. Kopelevich, A. Kholkin, “Strong piezoelectricity in single-layer graphene deposited on SiO2 grating substrates”, Nat. Commun. 6, 7572, 2015.
K. Ryan, J. Beirne, G. Redmond, J. Kilpatrick, J. Guyonnet, N.-V.Buchete, Nicolae, A. Kholkin, B. Rodriguez, "Nanoscale piezoelectric properties of self-assembled Fmoc-FF peptide fibrous networks", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 7, 12702 (2015).
D.O. Alikin, A.P. Turygin, J.B. Walker, T. Rojac, V.V. Shvartsman, V.Ya. Shur, A.L. Kholkin, “Quantitative phase separation in multiferroic Bi0.88Sm0.12FeO3 ceramics via Piezoresponse Force Microscopy”, J. Appl. Phys. 118, 072004 (2015).
H-Y. Amanieu, H. N. M. Thai, S. Yu. Luchkin, D. Rosato, D. C. Lupascu, M.-A. Keip, J. Schroder, A. L. Kholkin, “Electrochemical strain microscopy time spectroscopy: Model and experiment on LiMn2O4”, J. Appl. Phys. 118, 055101 (2015).
S. Yu. Luchkin, K. Romanyuk, M. Ivanov, A. L. Kholkin, “Li transport in fresh and aged LiMn2O4 cathodes via electrochemical strain microscopy”, J. Appl. Phys. 118, 072016 (2015).
A. Turygin, M. Neradovskiy, N. Naumova, D. Zayats, I. Coondoo, A. Kholkin, V. Shur, “Domain structures and local switching in lead-free piezoceramics Ba0.85Ca0.15Ti0.90Zr0.10O3”, J. Appl. Phys. 118, 072002 (2015).
P. Kumari, R. Rai, A.L. Kholkin, “Influence of BiFeTaO3 addition on the electrical properties of Na0.4725K0.4725Li0.055NbO3 ceramics system using impedance spectroscopy”, J. Alloys Compd. 637, 203 (2015).
P.S. Zelenovskiy, V.Ya. Shur, S.G. Vasilev, D.S. Vasileva, A.S. Nuraeva, D.O. Alikin, A.S. Krasnov, and A.L. Kholkin, “Morphology and piezoelectric properties of diphenylalanine microcrystals grown from methanol-water solution”, Ferroelectrics 475, 127 (2015).
V. S. Bystrov, E. Seyedhosseini, I. Bdikin, S. Kopyl, S.M. Neumayer, J. Coutinho, A.L. Kholkin, “Bioferroelectricity in nanostructured glycine and thymine: molecular modeling and ferroelectric properties at the nanoscale”, Ferroelectrics 475, 107 (2015).
D.V. Karpinsky, I.O. Troyanchuk, N.V. Pushkarev, A. Dziaugys, V. Sikolenko, V. Efimov, and A.L. Kholkin, “Evolution of electromechanical properties of Bi1−xPrxFeO3 solid solutions across the rhombohedral–orthorhombic phase boundary: Role of covalency”, J. Alloys Compd. 638, 429 (2015).
H. Trivedi, V. V. Shvartsman, D. C. Lupascu, M. S. A. Medeiros, R. C. Pullar, A. L. Kholkin, P. Zelenovskiy, A. Sosnovskikh, V. Ya. Shur, “Local manifestations of static magnetoelectric effect in nanostructured BaTiO3 –BaFe12O9 composite multiferroic”, Nanoscale 7, 4489 (2015).
A.V. Ievlev, D.O.Alikin, A.N. Morozovska, O.V. Varenyuk, E.A. Eliseev, A.L. Kholkin, V.Ya. Shur, S.V. Kalinin,“Symmetry breaking and electrical frustration during tip-induced polarization switching in the non-polar cut of lithium niobate single crystals”, ACS Nano 9, 769 (2015).
K. Romanyuk, S. Luchkin, A. Kalinin, A. L. Kholkin, "Single- and multi-frequency detection of surface displacements via Scanning Probe Microscopy", Microsc. Microanal. 21, 154 (2015).
C. M. Kelly, T. Northey, K. Ryan, B. R. Brooks, A. Kholkin, B. J. Rodriguez, N.-V. Buchete, “Conformational dynamics and aggregation behavior of piezoelectric diphenylalanine peptides in an external electric field”, Biophys. Chem. 196, 16 (2015).
N. Andreeva, D. Alikin, A. Turygin, A. L. Kholkin, V. Ya. Shur, A.Filimonova, S. Lessovaia, “Temperature dependence of surface polar state of SrTiO3 ceramics obtained by Piezoresponse Force Microscopy”, Ferroelectrics 477, 1 (2015).
E. Palaimiene, J. Macutkevic, D. V. Karpinsky, A. L. Kholkin, J. Banys, “Dielectric investigations of polycrystalline samarium bismuth ferrite ceramic”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 012906 (2015).
R. Grigalaitis, Š. Bagzdevitius, J. Banys, E.E. Tornau, K. Bormanis, A. Sternberg, I. Bdikin, A. Kholkin, “Local piezoelectricity in SrTiO3-BiTiO3 ceramics”, Lith. J. Phys. 54, 170 (2014).
D. Isakov, E. de Matos Gomes, B. Almeida, A. L. Kholkin, P. Zelenovskiy, M. Neradovskiy, V. Ya. Shur, “Energy harvesting from nanofibers of hybrid organic ferroelectric dabcoHReO4”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 032907 (2014).
M. Wojtas, A. Gagor, A. Kholkin, “Piezoelectricity and crystal structure of H-β-(2-Pyridyl)-Ala-OH amino acid microcrystals”, J. Molec. Struct. 1075, 213 (2014).
R. M. F. Baptista, D. Isakov, M. M. M. Raposo, M. Belsley, I. Bdikin, A. L. Kholkin, S. P. G. Costa, E. de Matos Gomes, “Ferroelectric nanofibers with an embedded optically nonlinear benzothiazole derivative“,J. Nanopart. Res.  16, 2502 (2014).
S. Luchkin, H-.Y. Amanieu, D. Rosato, A. Kholkin, “Li distribution in graphite anodes: A Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy approach”, J. Power Sources 268, 887 (2014).
E. C. Lima, E. B. Araújo, I. K. Bdikin, A. L. Kholkin, “Effect of composition on the physical properties at nanoscale of PZT thin films”, Ferroelectrics 465, 106 (2014).
A. A. Gandhi, M. Wojtas, S. B. Lang, A. L. Kholkin, S. A. M. Tofail, „Piezoelectricity in poled hydroxyapatite ceramics“, J. Amer. Cer. Soc. 97, 867 (2014).
D. V. Karpinsky, I. O. Troyanchuk, M. Tovar, V. Sikolenko, V. Efimov, E. Efimova, V. Ya. Shur, A. L. Kholkin, „Temperature and composition-induced structural transitions in Bi1– xLa(Pr)xFeO3 ceramics“, J. Amer. Cer. Soc. 97, 2631 (2014).
 E. Seyedhosseini, M. Ivanov, V. Bystrov, I. Bdikin, P. Zelenovskiy, V. Ya. Shur, A. Kudryavtsev, E. D. Mishina, A. S. Sigov, A. L. Kholkin, „Growth and nonlinear optical properties of β-glycine crystals grown on Pt substrates“, Crys. Growth. Des. 14, 2831 (2014).
D. Isakov, D. Petukhova, S. Vasilev, A. Nuraeva, T. Khazamov, E. Seyedhosseini, P. Zelenovskiy, V. Ya. Shur, A. L. Kholkin, “In situ observation of the humidity controlled polymorphic phase transformation in glycine microcrystals”, Crys. Growth Des. 14, 4138 (2014).
R. Rai, M. A.Valente, I. Bdikin, A. L. Kholkin, S. Sharma, “Study of electrical and magnetic properties of Ba, La and Pb doped Bi1-x-yDyxCyFe1-yTiyO3 perovskite ceramics”, Sol. St. Comm. 180, 56 (2014).
V. S. Bystrov, E. Seyedhosseini, S. Kopyl, I. K. Bdikin, A. L. Kholkin,“Piezoelectricity and ferroelectricity in biomaterials: Molecular modeling and piezoresponse force microscopy measurements”, J. Appl. Phys. 116, 066803 (2014).
D.V.Karpinsky, I. O. Troyanchuk, V. Sikolenko, V. Efimov, E. Efimova, M. Willinger,  A.N. Salak, A. L. Kholkin, “Phase coexistence in Bi1-xPrxFeO3 ceramics”, J. Mater. Sci. 49, 6937 (2014).
E. B. Araujo, E. C. Lima, I. K. Bdikin, A. L. Kholkin, “Physical properties of self-polarized PZT films at compositions around the morphotropic phase boundary”, Adv. Mater. Res. 975, 9 (2014).
F. G. N. Figueiras, I. K. Bdikin, V. B. S. Amaral, A. L. Kholkin, “Local bias induced ferroelectricity in manganites with competing charge and orbital order states”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16, 4977 (2014).
I. Bdikin, B. Singh, J. S. Kumar, M.P.F. Graca, A. M. Balbashov, J. Gracio, A. L. Kholkin, “Nanoindentation induced piezoelectricity in SrTiO3 single crystals, Scripta Materialia 74, 76 (2014).
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