The main goal of Deepak Dagur's doctoral research project is to scrutinize and play with the magneto-electric coupling effects in complex multi-ferroic heterostructures, fabricated using MBE technique in UHV environment. Specifically, he wants to manipulate the magnetization switching of ferromagnetic thin films deposited on top of a ferroelectric material under the application of an Ultra-violet (UV) laser via photostriction effect. The final step of his project will be the optimum utilization of so formed multi-ferroics in the field of nanotechnology for computational, communication, energy harvesting and storage devices (like transducers: Photostrictive Actuators and Sensors).
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NFFA is a Progetto Internazionale financed by MIUR through CNR
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(Università di Milano and IOM-CNR).