A paper on “Readout of an antiferromagnetic spintronics system by strong exchange coupling of Mn2Au and Permalloy” resulting from a collaboration between different teams from the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz and Twist Group Leader Karin Everschor-Sitte affiliated with the University of Duisburg-Essen, has been published in Nature Communications.
In this paper, they demonstrate strong exchange coupling of the metallic antiferromagnet Mn2Au that exhibits Néel spin-orbit torques with thin ferromagnetic Permalloy layers and show one-to-one imprinting of the antiferromagnetic on the ferromagnetic domain pattern. This allows to benefit from the well-established read-out methods of ferromagnets, while the essential advantages of antiferromagnetic spintronics like ultra-fast dynamics and stability are only slightly diminished.
Readout of an antiferromagnetic spintronics system by strong exchange coupling of Mn2Au and Permalloy
S. P. Bommanaboyena, D. Backes, L. S. I. Veiga, S. S. Dhesi, Y. R. Niu, B. Sarpi, T. Denneulin, A. Kovács, T. Mashoff, O. Gomonay, J. Sinova, K. Everschor-Sitte, D. Schönke, R. M. Reeve, M. Kläui, H.-J. Elmers and M. Jourdan
Nature Communications 12, 6539 (2021)