Spurgeon publishes highlight on strain control of BiFeO3 magnetic ordering in MRS Bulletin

Steven Spurgeon has published a research highlight in the Materials Research Society Bulletin‘s August 2013 issue discussing strain control of magnetic ordering in BiFeO3.

From the article: “Researchers in pursuit of higher density memories have set their sights on a new generation of spintronic materials, in which both electron charge and spin are used to convey information. The magnetoelectric multiferroic BiFeO3 (BFO), which exhibits direct coupling between ferroelectric and antiferromagnetic order, is particularly interesting for such an application. However, the complex interplay of strain and magnetic response in this system is only poorly understood. Now, Daniel Sando and colleagues at the Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS / Thales shed light on the fundamental mechanisms governing antiferromagnetism and demonstrate tunable control of this ordering for spintronics devices.. . . .”

The article can be viewed directly here or on the Materials Research Society Bulletin website.

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