This section collects all the official material created during the TransFerrr project as well as the publications that disseminate the results achieved by the project. If you are interested in communicating about TransFerr project get in contact with our dissemination manager Katarzyna Lenczewska (

Structural Properties of BiFeO3 and Bi0,9La0,1FeO3 Powders Synthesized by Sol-Gel Process – Article 25

Abstract: The present work aims to design and study novel functional materials with multiferroic properties required in electric applications, such as magnetic and magnetoresistive sensors, actuators, microwave electronic devices, phase shifters, mechanical actuators etc. Complex oxides BiFeO3 and Bi0,9La0,1FeO3 for analysis of its structural properties were synthesized as powders by sol-gel method. [...]

Analytical description of the size effect on pyroelectric and electrocaloric properties of ferroelectric nanoparticles – Article 23

Abstract: Using Landau-Ginzburg-Devonshire theory and effective medium approximation, we analytically calculate typical dependences of the pyroelectric and electrocaloric coefficients on external electric field, temperature, and radius of spherical single-domain ferroelectric nanoparticles. The considered physical model corresponds to the nanocomposite with a small fraction of ferroelectric nanoparticles. Within the framework of [...]

Mapping gradient-driven morphological phase transition at the conductive domain walls of strained multiferroic films – Article 22

Abstract: The coupling between antiferrodistortion (AFD) and ferroelectric (FE) polarization, universal for all tilted perovskite multiferroics, is known to strongly correlate with domain wall functionalities in the materials. The intrinsic mechanisms of domain wall phenomena, especially AFD-FE coupling-induced phenomena at the domain walls, have continued to intrigue the scientific and [...]

Ferromagnetic-like behavior of Bi0.9La0.1FeO3–KBr nanocomposites – Article 20

Abstract: We studied magnetostatic response of the Bi0.9La0.1FeO3– KBr composites (BLFO-KBr) consisting of nanosized (≈100 nm) ferrite Bi0.9La0.1FeO3 (BLFO) conjugated with fine grinded ionic conducting KBr. When the fraction of KBr is rather small (less than 15 wt%) the magnetic response of the composite is very weak and similar to that observed for [...]

Building Free Energy Functional from Atomically-Resolved Imaging: Atomic Scale Phenomena in La-doped BiFeO3 – Article 18

Abstract: Scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) has enabled mapping of atomic structures of solids with sub-picometer precision, providing insight to the physics of ferroic phenomena and chemical expansion. However, only a subset of information is available, due to projective nature of imaging in the beam direction. Correspondingly, the analysis often [...]

A-site ordered state in manganites with perovskite-like structure based on the optimally doped compounds Ln0.70Ba0.30MnO3 (Ln = Pr, Nd) – Article 17

Abstract: In this paper, we report on the crystal structure and magnetic properties of the nanostructured Ba-ordered phases of rare-earth manganites obtained from the optimally doped solid solutions Ln0.70Ba0.30MnO3 (Ln = Pr, Nd). The materials were studied by X- ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy and SQUID- magnetometry techniques. [...]

Size effect of soft phonon dispersion in nanosized ferroics – Article 16

Abstract: Using Landau-Ginsburg-Devonshire theory, we derive and analyze analytical expressions for the frequency dispersion of soft phonon modes in nanosized ferroics and perform numerical calculations for a thin SrTiO3 film. We revealed the pronounced “true” size effect in the dependence of soft phonon spatial dispersion on the film thickness and predict that [...]

Intrinsic structural instabilities of domain walls driven by gradient coupling: Meandering antiferrodistortive-ferroelectric domain walls in BiFeO3 – Article 15

 Abstract: Using the Landau-Ginzburg-Devonshire approach, we predict the intrinsic instability of the ferroelectric-ferroelastic domain walls in the multiferroic BiFeO3 emerging from the interplay between the gradient terms of the antiferrodistortive and ferroelectric order parameters at the walls. These instabilities are the interface analog of the structural instabilities in the vicinity of phase [...]

Optical, Dielectric and Magnetic Properties of La1−xNdxFeO3 Powders and Ceramics – Article 14

Abstract: Nanocrystalline La1−xNdxFeO3 powders with different concentrations of Nd3+ have been synthesized using a modified Pechini method. Their structures were studied by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD). Furthermore, La1−xNdxFeO3 nanoceramics were prepared using a high pressure sintering technique. The luminescence spectra of the powders were investigated as a function of concentration of active dopant [...]

Anomalies of phase diagrams and physical properties of antiferrodistortive perovskite oxides – Article 12

 Abstract: The influence of rotomagnetic (RM), rotoelectric (RE) and magnetoelectric (ME) coupling on phase diagram and properties of antiferrodistortive (AFD) perovskite oxides was reviewed. The main examples we consider in the review are typical AFD perovskites, such as incipient ferroelectrics EuTiO3, SrTiO3, EuxSr1-xTiO3, multiferroic BiFeO3 and Bi1-xRxFeO3 (x = La, Nd). The strong [...]

Analytical description of domain morphology and phase diagrams of ferroelectric nanoparticles – Article 11

Abstract: Analytical description of domain structure morphology and phase diagrams of ferroelectric nanoparticles is developed in the framework of Landau-Ginzburg-Devonshire approach. To model realistic conditions of incomplete screening of spontaneous polarization at the particle surface, it was considered covered by an ultra-thin layer of screening charge with effective screening length. The [...]

Temperature behavior of graphene conductance induced by piezoelectric effect in a ferroelectric substrate – Article 10

Abstract: Graphene on a ferroelectric can be a promising candidate to create advanced field effect transistors, modulators and electrical transducers. Recently we have shown that alternating “up” and “down” piezoelectric displacement of the ferroelectric domain surfaces can lead to the increase of graphene channel conductance at room temperature because of [...]

Synthesis of BiFeO3-Powders by Sol-Gel Process – Article 9

Abstract: The present work aims to design and study novel functional materials with multiferroic properties required in electric applications, such as magnetic and magnetoresistive sensors, actuators, microwave electronic devices, phase shifters, mechanical actuators etc. Complex oxides BiFeO3 for analysis of its magnetic properties were synthesized by sol-gel method as powders. The [...]

Structure and piezoelectric properties of Sm-doped BiFeO3 ceramics near the morphotropic phase boundary – Article 8

Abstract: The evolution of crystal structure and piezoelectric properties of the Bi1-xSmxFeO3 ceramics with compositions corresponding to the phase boundary region between the polar rhombohedral and anti-polar orthorhombic phases have been studied. The materials have been investigated using X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and piezoresponse force microscopy techniques. The diffraction measurements [...]

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