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  1. Abstract

    Iron garnets that combine robust perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) with low Gilbert damping are desirable for studies of magnetization dynamics as well as spintronic device development. This paper reports the magnetic properties of low‐damping bismuth‐substituted iron garnet thin films (Bi0.8Y2.2Fe5O12) grown on a series of single‐crystal gallium garnet substrates. The anisotropy is dominated by magnetoelastic and growth‐induced contributions. Both stripe and triangular domains form during field cycling of PMA films, with triangular domains evident in films with higher PMA. Ferromagnetic resonance measurements show damping as low as 1.3 × 10−4with linewidths of 2.7 to 5.0 mT. The lower bound for the spin‐mixing conductance of BiYIG/Pt bilayers is similar to that of other iron garnet/Pt bilayers.

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    Unidirectional magnetoresistance (UMR) has been observed in a variety of stacks with ferromagnetic/spin Hall material bilayer structures. In this work, UMR in antiferromagnetic insulator Fe2O3/Pt structure is reported. The UMR has a negative value, which is related to interfacial Rashba coupling and band splitting. Thickness‐dependent measurement reveals a potential competition between UMR and the unidirectional spin Hall magnetoresistance (USMR). This work reveals the existence of UMR in antiferromagnetic insulators/heavy metal bilayers and broadens the way for the application of antiferromagnet‐based spintronic devices.

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  4. Recently discovered magnetic Weyl semimetals (MWSM), with enhanced Berry curvature stemming from the topology of their electronic band structure, have gained much interest for spintronics applications. In this category, Co2MnGa, a room temperature ferromagnetic Heusler alloy, has garnered special interest as a promising material for topologically driven spintronic applications. However, until now, the structural-order dependence of spin current generation efficiency through the spin Hall effect has not been fully explored in this material. In this paper, we study the evolution of magnetic and transport properties of Co2MnGa thin films from the chemically disordered B2 to ordered L21 phase. We also report on the change in spin generation efficiency across these different phases, using heterostructures of Co2MnGa and ferrimagnet CoxTb1−x with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy. We measured large spin Hall angles in both the B2 and L21 phases, and within our experimental limits, we did not observe the advantage brought by the MWSM ordering in generating a strong spin Hall angle over the disordered phases, which suggests more complicated mechanisms over the intrinsic, Weyl-band structure-determined spin Hall effect in these material stacks. 
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    Hybrid magnonic systems are a newcomer for pursuing coherent information processing owing to their rich quantum engineering functionalities. One prototypical example is hybrid magnonics in antiferromagnets with an easy-plane anisotropy that resembles a quantum-mechanically mixed two-level spin system through the coupling of acoustic and optical magnons. Generally, the coupling between these orthogonal modes is forbidden due to their opposite parity. Here we show that the Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya-Interaction (DMI), a chiral antisymmetric interaction that occurs in magnetic systems with low symmetry, can lift this restriction. We report that layered hybrid perovskite antiferromagnets with an interlayer DMI can lead to a strong intrinsic magnon-magnon coupling strength up to 0.24 GHz, which is four times greater than the dissipation rates of the acoustic/optical modes. Our work shows that the DMI in these hybrid antiferromagnets holds promise for leveraging magnon-magnon coupling by harnessing symmetry breaking in a highly tunable, solution-processable layered magnetic platform.

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