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Study Findings on Nanowires Are Outlined in Reports from University of Alberta

May 16, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Investigators publish new report on Nanowires. According to news reporting originating in Edmonton, Canada, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "In this work, we have studied electric field-induced magnetization effect of multiferroic BiFeO3 (BFO) nanowires in situ using magnetic force microscopy (MFM)."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Alberta, "Changes in magnetic domain contrast have been observed in the MFM phase images under applied electric potential, which indicate local magnetoelectric (ME) coupling in the nanowires. The values of saturation and magnetization at different applied electric fields were evaluated."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "These results suggest that one-dimensional multiferroic BFO nanowires are potential candidates for realizing multiferroic devices at nanoscale with unique functionalities. SCANNING 36:224-230, 2014."

For more information on this research see: In Situ Study of Electric Field-Induced Magnetization in Multiferroic BiFeO3 Nanowires. Scanning, 2014;36(2):224-230. Scanning can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Scanning -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K. Prashanthi, University of Alberta, Dept. of Chem & Mat Engn, Edmonton, AB, Canada (see also Nanowires).

Keywords for this news article include: Canada, Alberta, Edmonton, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America

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