Journal of Materials Research

REVIEW—Multiferroics Special Section

Electrical characterization of magnetoelectrical materials

J.F. Scotta1 c1

a1 Centre for Ferroics, Earth Sciences Department, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, United Kingdom


A brief review is given of electrical properties of magnetoelectric, multiferroic materials, with emphasis on magnetocapacitance effects, nanostructures, integration into real random access memories, and critical phenomena, including defect dynamics near phase transitions.

(Received November 9 2006)

(Accepted January 19 2007)

Key Words:

  • Dielectric properties


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This paper is based on tutorial notes used at the MRS meeting in Boston, November 2006.