Mn2Au: Body-centered-tetragonal bimetallic antiferromagnets grown by molecular beam epitaxy

Han Chun Wu, Zhi Min Liao, R. G Sumesh Sofin, Gen Feng, Xiu Mei Ma, Alexander B. Shick, Oleg N. Mryasov, Igor V. Shvets

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Abstract

Mn2Au, a layered bimetal, is successfully grown using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). The experiments and theoretical calculations presented suggest that Mn2Au film is antiferromagnetic with a very low critical temperature. The antiferromagnetic nature is demonstrated by measuring the exchange-bias effect of Mn2Au/Fe bilayers. This study establishes a primary basis for further research of this new antiferromagnet in spin-electronic device applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6374-6379
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume24
Issue number47
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 11 2012

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Keywords

  • antiferromagnetic spintronics
  • antiferromagnets
  • exchange bias
  • MnAu
  • molecular beam epitaxy (MBE)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Wu, H. C., Liao, Z. M., Sofin, R. G. S., Feng, G., Ma, X. M., Shick, A. B., Mryasov, O. N., & Shvets, I. V. (2012). Mn2Au: Body-centered-tetragonal bimetallic antiferromagnets grown by molecular beam epitaxy. Advanced Materials, 24(47), 6374-6379. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201202273