European Meeting on Ferroelectricity

The EMF conferences are held every 4 years. They have a long tradition in Europe, and encompass above all fundamental studies of phenomena in ferroelectric and related materials, including multiferroic phenomena, and large variety of applications. Renowned scientists have attended these meetings. So for instance Karl Alexander Müller, 1987 winner of the Nobel Price in Physics for his work on high temperature superconductivity in perovskite-like oxides, and William Cochram, awarded, among others, with the 1978 Hughes Medal of the Royal Society for his works in X-ray diffraction and lattice dynamics applied to phase transitions.

A short description of the last meeting, the 13th EMF held in Porto (Portugal) in 2015 can be found as a guest editorial in “Ferroelectrics”, DOI: 10.1080/00150193.2016.1160371