The paper titled “Dynamics of domain walls in ferroelectrics and relaxors”, which was recently published in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society (https://ceramics.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jace.18623) by Asst. Prof. Mojca Otoničar, Asst. Prof. Mirela Dragomir and Prof. Tadej Rojac from the Department of Electronic Ceramics, has been selected for the 2023 Edward C. Henry Award (https://ceramics.org/awards/edward-c-henry-award/). This award is given annually to an outstanding paper reporting original work in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society or Bulletin related to the topic of electronic ceramics. The awarder paper collects the main results of the research activities of the laboratory related to the origins of the piezoelectric responses of selected ferroelectric and relaxor-based ceramic materials. The focus is given to the dynamics and structural aspects of domain walls as the dynamic interfaces that are often the major contributors to the electrical and electromechanical properties of these technologically important material classes.
The journal cover of the issue in which the paper was published was designed by the authors in collaboration with Mito Gegič.