Alexei Gruverman

Selected Publications


  • "Scanning Probe Microscopy of Electrical and Electromechanical Phenomena at the Nanoscale", edited by S.V.Kalinin and A.Gruverman (Springer, 2006).
  • "Ferroelectrics at Nanoscale: Scanning Probe Microscopy Approach", edited by M.Alexe and A.Gruverman (Springer, 2004).

Book chapters and review papers

  • D.A.Bonnell, S.V.Kalinin, A.Kholkin, and A.Gruverman, "Piezoresponse Force Microscopy: a window into electromechanical behavior at the nanoscale", review article in MRS Bulletin, September, 2009.
  • A.Gruverman and A.Kholkin, "Nanoscale Ferroelectrics: Processing, Characterization and Future Trends", Rep. Prog. Phys. 69, 2443-2474 (2006).
  • A.Gruverman, "Ferroelectric Nanodomains", in Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, edited by H. S. Nalwa (American Scientific Publishers, Los Angeles, 2004), Vol. 3, pp.359-375.
  • A.Gruverman, O.Auciello and H.Tokumoto, "Imaging and Control of Domain Structures in Ferroelectric Thin Films via Scanning Force Microscopy", Ann. Rev. of Mat. Science 28, 101-124 (1998) - (over 220 citations).


  • A.Gruverman, D.Wu, and J.F.Scott, "Piezoresponse Force Microscopy Studies of Switching Behavior of Ferroelectric Capacitors on a 100-ns Timescale", Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 097601-604 (2008).
  • A.Gruverman, O.Auciello and H.Tokumoto, "Nanoscale Investigation of Fatigue Effects in Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 Films", Appl. Phys. Lett. 69, 3191-3193 (1996).
  • Ducharme, S; Gruverman, A, "Ferroelectrics Start the presses", Nature Materials, 8 (1): 9-10 Jan 2009.
  • Gruverman, A; Cross, JS; Oates, WS, "Peculiar effect of mechanical stress on polarization stability in micrometer-scale ferroelectric capacitors", Applied Physics Letters, 93 (24): Art. No. 242902 Dec 15 2008.
  • Scott, JF; Gruverman, A; Wu, D; Vrejoiu, I; Alexe, M, "Nanodomain faceting in ferroelectrics", Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter, 20 (42): Art. No. 425222 Oct 22 2008.
  • Gruverman, A; Wu, D; Fan, HJ; Vrejoiu, I; Alexe, M; Harrison, RJ; Scott, JF, "Vortex ferroelectric domains", Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter, 20 (34): Art. No. 342201 Aug 27 2008.