Researchers Create First Room Temperature Stable Multiferroic

Have you ever desperately needed to check Facebook or text a friend at the end of the day, only to find your phone out of battery? Or ended up staring at a blank, black laptop screen in the middle of that all important presentation? Well, for all of you, recent research published in Nature by Prof. Darrell Schlom, materials science, could soon make this frustration a thing of the past. Schlom and team have synthesized a magnetoelectric multiferroic material that works at room temperatures. Such materials allow one to control magnetic fields by manipulating electric fields.