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Title: Spin textures in synthetic antiferromagnets: Challenges, opportunities, and future directions
Spin textures, such as magnetic domain walls and skyrmions, have the potential to revolutionize electronic devices by encoding information bits. Although recent advancements in ferromagnetic films have led to promising device prototypes, their widespread implementation has been hindered by material-related drawbacks. Antiferromagnetic spin textures, however, offer a solution to many of these limitations, paving the way for faster, smaller, more energy-efficient, and more robust electronics. The functionality of synthetic antiferromagnets, comprised of two or more magnetic layers separated by spacers, may be easily manipulated by making use of different materials as well as interface engineering. In this Perspective article, we examine the challenges and opportunities presented by spin textures in synthetic antiferromagnets and propose possible directions and prospects for future research in this burgeoning field.  more » « less
Award ID(s):
2202514
NSF-PAR ID:
10429375
Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Date Published:
Journal Name:
APL Materials
Volume:
11
Issue:
7
ISSN:
2166-532X
Format(s):
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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