Two-dimensional magnetic crystals and emergent heterostructure devices

Cheng Gong, Xiang Zhang

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Magnetism, originating from the moving charges and spin of elementary particles, has revolutionized important technologies such as data storage and biomedical imaging, and continues to bring forth new phenomena in emergent materials and reduced dimensions. The recently discovered two-dimensional (2D) magnetic van der Waals crystals provide ideal platforms for understanding 2D magnetism, the control of which has been fueling opportunities for atomically thin, flexible magneto-optic and magnetoelectric devices (such as magnetoresistive memories and spin field-effect transistors). The seamless integration of 2D magnets with dissimilar electronic and photonic materials opens up exciting possibilities for unprecedented properties and functionalities. We review the progress in this area and identify the possible directions for device applications, which may lead to advances in spintronics, sensors, and computing.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Issue number6428
StatePublished - Feb 15 2019
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-06-09
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): OSR-2016-CRG5-2996
Acknowledgements: Supported by NSF grant EFMA-1542741 and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Office of Sponsored Research award OSR-2016-CRG5-2996.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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