Electroceramic materials include a vast number of magnetic, dielectric, ionically conducting, semiconducting and superconducting ceramics used in a variety of application domains as diverse as transportation, industrial production, power engineering, medicine and health care, consumer electronics, and communication. Department is currently active in materials development for applications in data storage such as ferroelectric memories, high dielectric constant capacitors, energy storage and conversion devices, transducers, actuators, energy harvesting devices and environmental monitoring sensors. These technologies require rational design of ferroelectrics, ferrites, multiferroics and magnetoelectrics, piezoelectrics, solid electrolytes, mixed ionic-electronic conductors and semiconducting oxides. To develop such ceramic materials with tailored properties, it is essential to understand the fundamental structure-property-processing correlations using a mix of experimental and modeling tools.


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