Trends in Flexoelectricity
This Special Topic focuses on the emerging research on the topic of flexoelectricity---a unique and universal electromechanical phenomenon that may have tantalizing implications in a wide range of subjects ranging from biotechnology to energy harvesting.
Topics that will be addressed include, but are not limited to, fundamental theory underpinning flexoelectricity, computational approaches, design of multifunctional materials, flexoelectricity in thin films and nanostructures, implications for biology, soft matter, experimental methods in characterizing flexoelectricity, exotic couplings such as flexomagnetism and photoflexoelectricity, among others. We invite prospective authors to submit original research articles that capture the cutting-edge trends in the research on flexoelectricity. In addition to original research articles, this Special Topic will also contain invited perspectives and tutorials that highlight advances of special interest and pedagogical resources for researchers seeking entry into this field.
Guest Editors: Pradeep Sharma, Gustau Catalan, and Irene Arias