Mn-based hard magnets with small saturation magnetization and low spin relaxation for spintronics

S. Mizukami, A. Sakuma, A. Sugihara, K. Z. Suzuki, R. Ranjbar

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Abstract

The pursuit of high saturation magnetization is an important area of hard magnetic materials research. However, spintronics requires hard magnets exhibiting small saturation magnetization and low spin relaxation. Mn-based alloys that are composed of Mn and light group III and/or group IV elements exhibit such properties and may belong to a new category of magnetic materials. In this article, we review the magnetic properties of Mn-based hard magnet films. In particular, we focus on low spin relaxation as a new viewpoint for hard magnets, and we discuss the origin of their extraordinary magnetism in terms of their unique electronic structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-74
Number of pages5
JournalScripta Materialia
Volume118
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun

Keywords

  • Heusler
  • Magnetic anisotropy
  • Mn-based alloys
  • Spin relaxation
  • Spintronics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys

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