Predictive Modeling of Complex Ferroics (link)
Dr. Inna Ponomareva of University of South Florida
|Date:||Friday, October 4th|
|Time:||4:30 pm-6:00 pm|
Complex ferroics such as ferroelectrics, ferroelastics, magnetoelectrics, antiferroelectrics, and others are associated with rich physics and a variety of technological applications. In the recent years such materials attracted even more attention, thanks to the discoveries of ferroelectricity at the nanoscale, magnetoelectric coupling in multiferroics and giant caloric effects in some ferroics. Interestingly, theoretical and computational research played an important, and sometimes even leading, role in the recent progress in fundamental understanding of such novel phenomena associated with complex ferroics. I will highlight some of our most recent advances in the area of predictive modeling of such materials. In particular, I will briefly review some of our recent methodological developments and then focus on the computational discoveries of giant electrocaloric, piezocaloric and multicaloric effects in ferroelectrics. I will also present some of our recent findings on the unusual dynamics associated with ferroelectric nanostructures and its potential applications for THz sensing.
|Location:||Room: PSB 161|