TITLE

Magnetic domain wall transfer via graphene mediated electrostatic control

AUTHOR(S)
Duan, X.; Stephanovich, V. A.; Semenov, Y. G.; Kim, K. W.
PUB. DATE
July 2012
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;7/2/2012, Vol. 101 Issue 1, p013103
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A mechanism that enables electrically controlled magnetic domain wall transfer in a ferromagnetic insulator (FMI) is investigated theoretically by utilizing graphene as a crucial mediating material. The concept is grounded on the variability of the exchange interaction energy between a ferromagnetic insulator and a proximate graphene layer with an inhomogeneous carrier density. A memory device prototype is proposed based on the effect that does not require an active current for its intrinsic function. Our analysis illustrates the highly efficient device operation, with an estimated switching energy of 10-16 J for one binary bit of nonvolatile information.
ACCESSION #
77656747

 

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