chapter  7
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Strain-Induced Disorder in Ferroic Nanocomposites

Ferroic nanomaterials open the way to obtain a variety of new unique magneto-mechanical, electro-mechanical, electronic, and dielectric properties, a lot of which are useful for applications. For example, their ability to store and release energy in well-regulated manners makes them very useful for sensors and actuators, telecommunications, optical and infrared detectors, pyrosensors and thermal imaging, and multidisciplinary šelds such as biomedical and environment (Wadhawan 2000, Fiebig 2005, Roduner 2006, Scott 2007).