Recent developments on MnN for spintronic applications

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DateSubmitted - 7 Jul 2021
DateAccepted/In press - 30 Jul 2021
DatePublished (current) - 11 Aug 2021
Issue number8
Number of pages10
Original languageEnglish


There is significant interest worldwide to identify new antiferromagnetic materials suitable for device applications. Key requirements for such materials are: relatively high magnetocrystalline anisotropy constant, low cost, high corrosion resistance and the ability to induce a large ex-change bias, i.e. loop shift, when grown adjacent to a ferromagnetic layer. In this article, a review on recent developments on the novel antiferromagnetic material MnN is presented. This material shows potential as a replacement for the commonly used antiferromagnet of choice, i.e. IrMn. Although the results so far look promising, further work is required for the optimisation of this material.

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  • antiferromagnetic spintronics, exchange bias, MnN, spintronics, magnetism and magnetic materials

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