Driving ferroelectric domain walls towards greater roughness
Ferroelectric domain walls show thermally activated creep and progressively roughen when driven from the edges of planar electrodes, potentially limiting racetrack memory applications in thin films. This research is published in Applied Physics Letters.
A physics perspective on wound healing
Scientists from UNIGE and UZH have used a statistical physics approach to identify the lengthscales of key intercellular interactions which govern tissue healing.
Philippe Tückmantel received the Springer Theses prize
Each year the Springer Thesis prize is awarded to a PhD work in order to recognise its scientific impact. The thesis of Philippe Tückmantel entitled "Scanning Probe Studies of Structural and Functional Properties of Ferroelectric Domains and Domain Walls", supervised by Professor Patrycja Paruch...
Ferroelectric nanodomains shed light on universal systems
Earthquakes and avalanches may have devastating consequences, yet are hard to study, occurring only occasionally and often in poorly monitored regions. Fortunately, simpler systems with similar properties can sometimes be investigated efficiently and safely in the laboratory to yield generally...