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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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
Issue number47
Publication statusPublished - Dec 11 2012
Externally publishedYes


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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