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Perspective: Probing 2-D Magnetic Structures in a 3-D World



Alexander J. Grutter


Magnetic interfaces have been identified as promising systems upon which to base next-generation spintronic devices. In these nearly two-dimensional systems, deviations from bulk electronic structure and competition between nearly degenerate magnetic ground states allow the stabilization of widely tunable emergent properties. However, ever smaller length scales pose new challenges which must be overcome in order to understand and control magnetic properties at the atomic level. Using recent examples in oxide heterostructures and topological insulators, we discuss how combining techniques such as neutron scattering, X-ray scattering, X-ray spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscopy enable the probing of magnetism on the Angstrom scale.
APL Materials


Grutter, A. (2016), Perspective: Probing 2-D Magnetic Structures in a 3-D World, APL Materials, [online], (Accessed July 22, 2024)


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Created March 1, 2016, Updated February 19, 2017