publication . Other literature type . Article . 2019

Room-temperature stabilization of antiferromagnetic skyrmions in synthetic antiferromagnets

Albert Fert; Aymeric Vecchiola; William Legrand; Sophie Collin; Karim Bouzehouane; Davide Maccariello; Fernando Ajejas; Nicolas Reyren; Vincent Cros;
Open Access
  • Published: 02 Sep 2019
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: France
International audience; Room-temperature skyrmions in ferromagnetic films and multilayers show promise for encoding information bits in new computing technologies. Despite recent progress, ferromagnetic order generates dipolar fields that prevent ultrasmall skyrmion sizes, and allows a transverse deflection of moving skyrmions that hinders their efficient manipulation. Antiferromagnetic skyrmions could lift these limitations. Here we demonstrate that room-temperature antiferromagnetic skyrmions can be stabilized in synthetic antiferro-magnets (SAFs), in which perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA), antiferromagnetic coupling and chiral order can be adjusted con...
arXiv: Condensed Matter::Mesoscopic Systems and Quantum Hall EffectCondensed Matter::Strongly Correlated ElectronsCondensed Matter::Quantum GasesCondensed Matter::Materials ScienceHigh Energy Physics::Phenomenology
free text keywords: skyrmions; topological textures; spintronics, Mechanical Engineering, General Materials Science, Mechanics of Materials, General Chemistry, Condensed Matter Physics, [PHYS.COND]Physics [physics]/Condensed Matter [cond-mat], Transverse plane, Lift (force), Coupling, Ferromagnetism, Antiferromagnetism, Spintronics, Dipole, Physics, Skyrmion
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Magnetic Skyrmions for Future Nanospintronic Devices
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 665095
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
Topological properties of magnetic skyrmions and opportunities for novel spintronic devices
  • Funder: French National Research Agency (ANR) (ANR)
  • Project Code: ANR-17-CE24-0025
Skyrmion-Topological insulator and Weyl semimetal technology
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 824123
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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1Unite Mixte de Physique, CNRS, Thales, Univ. Paris-Sud, Universite Paris-Saclay, Palaiseau 91767, France (Dated: July 17, 2019)

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