Ferroic Multifunctionalities (FerrMion)

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The FerrMion project focuses on research and development of technical applications of ferroic materials, such as ferroelastic alloys with shape memory or multiferroics combining unique electrical, magnetic and mechanical properties. The planned research covers a broad spectrum of physical and technical fields and promises applications in energy, medicine and robotics. As part of the project, a unique 3D atomic probe material characterisation facility, the first of its kind in the Czech Republic, will be commissioned on the premises of the academic institutes in Prague Na Slovance.


The FerrMion project led by Hanuš Seiner from the Institute of Thermomechanics of the  Czech Academy of Sciences will be investigated at three institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Institute of Thermomechanics, Institute of Physics and Institute of Nuclear Physics) and at two universities (Charles University and Czech Technical University in Prague).

The project is organized into four thematic areas, two of which are led by experts from FZU, namely Oleg Heczek and Luděk Heller. Personnel-wise, the research project benefits from the experience of two world-renowned figures in the field of multiferroics – Jiří Hlinka (fundamental contribution to the understanding of domain walls in ferroelectrics and his recent discovery of topological defects in superlattices) and Oleg Heczko (contribution to the discovery of the magnetic shape memory phenomenon and his acclaimed work in the field of elastomagnetic multiferroics).