We grow a 15-nm-thick ferromagnetic Fe4N epitaxial film on a SrTiO3(001) substrate by molecular beam epitaxy, and process it into approximately 0.5-μm-wide and 24-μm-long L-shaped ferromagnetic narrow wires by electron-beam lithography and Cl2 reactive ion etching. Their longitudinal directions are set in parallel to the magnetic easy axes, Fe4N and . With applying external magnetic field in the direction parallel to Fe4N or , the position of domain wall is controlled either on the upper side or lower side of the corner. This experiment is the preliminary step toward current-driven domain wall motion in Fe4N having a negative spin polarization.
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