Electric-Field-Controlled Antiferromagnetic Spintronic Devices
In recent years, the field of antiferromagnetic spintronics has been substantially advanced. Electric-field control is a promising approach to achieving ultra-low power spintronic devices via suppressing Joule heating. In this article, cutting-edge research, including electric-field modulation of antiferromagnetic spintronic devices using strain, ionic liquids, dielectric materials, and electrochemical ionic migration, are comprehensively reviewed. Various emergent topics such as the Neel spin-orbit torque, chiral spintronics, topological antiferromagnetic spintronics, anisotropic magnetoresistance, memory devices, two-dimensional magnetism, and magneto-ionic modulation with respect to antiferromagnets are examined. In conclusion, we envision the possibility of realizing high-quality room-temperature antiferromagnetic tunnel junctions, antiferromagnetic spin logic devices, and artificial antiferromagnetic neurons. It is expected that this work provides an appropriate and forward-looking perspective that will promote the rapid development of this field.
- Pub Date:
- August 2021
- Condensed Matter - Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics;
- Condensed Matter - Materials Science;
- Physics - Applied Physics
- 47 pages, 21 figures. Review