Voltage- and temperature-dependent rare-earth dopant contribution to the interfacial magnetic anisotropyLeon, A. O. & Bauer, G. E. W., 23-Sep-2020, In : Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 32, 40, 8 p., 404004.
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The control of magnetic materials and devices by voltages without electric currents holds the promise of power-saving nano-scale devices. Here we study the temperature-dependent voltage control of the magnetic anisotropy caused by rare-earth (RE) local moments at an interface between a magnetic metal and a non-magnetic insulator, such as Co|(RE)|MgO. Based on a Stevens operator representation of crystal and applied field effects, we find large dominantly quadrupolar intrinsic and field-induced interface anisotropies at room temperature. We suggest improved functionalities of transition metal tunnel junctions by dusting their interfaces with rare earths.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter|
|Publication status||Published - 23-Sep-2020|
- voltage, rare-earth anisotropy, voltage-controlled magnetic anisotropy, SPIN, ENERGY