Emerging Materials in Antiferromagnetic Spintronics
The use of antiferromagnetic materials constitutes a paradigm shift for the development of new spintronic components, beyond what is possible with the traditional ferromagnetic materials. Antiferromagnetism is described by its order parameter, also known as the Néel vector, which is expressed macroscopically in an indirect manner. This magnetic ordering can give rise to new symmetry breaking, which can have profound impact on electronic structure. Consequently, the physics of antiferromagnetic materials is very rich, sometimes unique and unexpected compared to their ferromagnetic counterparts. This topical issue provides the reader with the latest material developments exploring the cutting-edge fundamental physics and promising applications of antiferromagnetic materials.
Guest Editors: Vincent Baltz, Axel Hoffmann, Satoru Emori, Ding-Fu Shao, and Tomas Jungwirth