Spin wave, the precession of magnetic order in magnetic materials, is a collective excitation that carries spin angular momentum. Similar to acoustic or optical waves, the spin wave also possesses the polarization degrees of freedom. Although such polarization degrees of freedom are frozen in ferromagnets, they are fully unlocked in antiferromagnets or ferrimagnets. Here we introduce the concept of magnetic gating and demonstrate a spin-wave analog of the Datta-Das spin transistor in antiferromagnets. Utilizing the interplay between polarized spin wave and the antiferromagnetic domain walls, we propose a universal logic gate of pure magnetic nature, which realizes all Boolean operations in one single magnetic structure.
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