Synthetic antiferromagnetic spintronics

R. A. Duine, Kyung Jin Lee, Stuart S.P. Parkin, M. D. Stiles

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Spintronic and nanomagnetic devices often derive their functionality from layers of different materials and the interfaces between them. We discuss the opportunities that arise from synthetic antiferromagnets consisting of two or more ferromagnetic layers that are separated by metallic spacers or tunnel barriers and have antiparallel magnetizations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-219
Number of pages3
JournalNature Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Mar 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
R.A.D. is supported by the Stichting voor Fundamenteel Onderzoek der Materie (FOM), the European Research Council (ERC), and is part of the D-ITP consortium, a program of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) that is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. K.-J.L. was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) (NRF-2015M3D1A1070465, NRF-2017R1A2B2006119). This work was in part supported by EU FET Open RIA Grant no. 766566.

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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