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Antiferromagnetic metal spintronics.
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PMID:  21727116     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
In this brief review, we explain the theoretical basis for the notion that spin-transfer torques (STTs) and giant-magnetoresistance effects can, in principle, occur in circuits containing only normal and antiferromagnetic (AFM) materials, and for the notion that antiferromagnets can play a role in STT phenomena in circuits containing both ferromagnetic and AFM elements. We review the experimental literature that provides partial evidence for these AFM spintronic effects but demonstrates that, like exchange-bias effects, they are sensitive to details of interface structure that are not always under experimental control. Finally, we speculate briefly on some strategies that might advance progress.
A H MacDonald; M Tsoi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences     Volume:  369     ISSN:  1364-503X     ISO Abbreviation:  Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-05     Completed Date:  2011-08-19     Revised Date:  2013-04-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101133385     Medline TA:  Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3098-114     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA.
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