KAUST DepartmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Materials Science and Engineering Program
KAUST Grant NumberGrant No. OSR-2015-CRG4-2626
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AbstractAntiferromagnetic materials could represent the future of spintronic applications thanks to the numerous interesting features they combine: they are robust against perturbation due to magnetic fields, produce no stray fields, display ultrafast dynamics, and are capable of generating large magnetotransport effects. Intense research efforts over the past decade have been invested in unraveling spin transport properties in antiferromagnetic materials. Whether spin transport can be used to drive the antiferromagnetic order and how subsequent variations can be detected are some of the thrilling challenges currently being addressed. Antiferromagnetic spintronics started out with studies on spin transfer and has undergone a definite revival in the last few years with the publication of pioneering articles on the use of spin-orbit interactions in antiferromagnets. This paradigm shift offers possibilities for radically new concepts for spin manipulation in electronics. Central to these endeavors are the need for predictive models, relevant disruptive materials, and new experimental designs. This paper reviews the most prominent spintronic effects described based on theoretical and experimental analysis of antiferromagnetic materials. It also details some of the remaining bottlenecks and suggests possible avenues for future research. This review covers both spin-transfer-related effects, such as spin-transfer torque, spin penetration length, domain-wall motion, and
CitationBaltz V, Manchon A, Tsoi M, Moriyama T, Ono T, et al. (2018) Antiferromagnetic spintronics. Reviews of Modern Physics 90. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/RevModPhys.90.015005.
SponsorsWe acknowledge all the colleagues who contributed by publishing the results shown in this review. We thank all our colleagues from our respective laboratories and within the scientific community for stimulating discussions and for motivating our curiosity and interest in this topic and for useful comments on the manuscript, in particular: T. Jungwirth, J. Sinova, J. Wunderlich, O. Gomonay, X. Marti, A. Hoffmann, S. Maekawa, A. Brataas, W. E. Bailey, M. Chshiev, H. B´ea, A. Schuhl, G. Gaudin, M. Miron, O. Boulle, S. Auffret, O. Klein, D. Givord, A. Mougin, A. Bataille, L. Ranno, M. Viret, H. Saidaoui, C. Akosa, P. Merodio, L. Frangou, G. Forestier, O. Gladii, P. Wadley, F. Lechermann, J. Linder, R. Cheng,W. Lin, A. Sekine, and J. Heremans. We thank M. Gallagher- Gambarelli for a critical reading of the manuscript. V. B. acknowledges the financial support of the French National Agency for Research (Grant No. ANR-15-CE24-0015-01). A. M., V. B., and M. T. acknowledge the financial support of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) through the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) (Grant No. OSR-2015-CRG4-2626). M. T. acknowledges the financial support of C-SPIN, one of six centers of STARnet, a Semiconductor Research Corporation program, sponsored by MARCO and DARPA, and by the NSF (Grant No. DMR- 1207577). T. M. and T. O. were supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science KAKENHI (Grants No. 26870300 and No. 15H05702], and the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Area, “Nano Spin Conversion Science” (Grant No. 26103002). Y. T. acknowledges the financial support of the ARO (Contract No. 911NF-14-1- 0016) and the NSF-funded MRSEC (Grant No. DMR- 1420451).
PublisherAmerican Physical Society (APS)
JournalReviews of Modern Physics