Design scheme of new tetragonal heusler compounds for spin-transfer torque applications and its experimental realization

Jürgen Winterlik, Stanislav Chadov, Arunava Gupta, Vajiheh Alijani, Teuta Gasi, Kai Filsinger, Benjamin Balke, Gerhard H. Fecher, Catherine A. Jenkins, Frederick Casper, Jürgen Kübler, Guo Dong Liu, Li Gao, Stuart S.P. Parkin, Claudia Felser

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Abstract

Band Jahn-Teller type structural instabilities of cubic Mn2YZ Heusler compounds causing tetragonal distortions can be predicted by ab initio band-structure calculations. This allows for identification of new Heusler materials with tunable magnetic and structural properties that can satisfy the demands for spintronic applications, such as in spin-transfer torque-based devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6283-6287
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume24
Issue number47
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 11 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Materials Science

Keywords

  • Heusler compounds
  • magnetic properties
  • spin-transfer torques
  • spintronics

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