Control of magnetism by electric fields

Fumihiro Matsukura, Yoshinori Tokura, Hideo Ohno

研究成果: Review article査読

528 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

The electrical manipulation of magnetism and magnetic properties has been achieved across a number of different material systems. For example, applying an electric field to a ferromagnetic material through an insulator alters its charge-carrier population. In the case of thin films of ferromagnetic semiconductors, this change in carrier density in turn affects the magnetic exchange interaction and magnetic anisotropy; in ferromagnetic metals, it instead changes the Fermi level position at the interface that governs the magnetic anisotropy of the metal. In multiferroics, an applied electric field couples with the magnetization through electrical polarization. This Review summarizes the experimental progress made in the electrical manipulation of magnetization in such materials, discusses our current understanding of the mechanisms, and finally presents the future prospects of the field.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)209-220
ページ数12
ジャーナルNature Nanotechnology
10
3
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2015 3 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • バイオエンジニアリング
  • 原子分子物理学および光学
  • 生体医工学
  • 材料科学(全般)
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 電子工学および電気工学

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