Magnetoelectric Force Microscopy on Antiferromagnetic 180∘ Domains in Cr2O3
Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 4, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Sem Sælandsvei 12, 7034 Trondheim, Norway
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 28 July 2017 / Revised: 18 August 2017 / Accepted: 23 August 2017 / Published: 7 September 2017
Magnetoelectric force microscopy (MeFM) is characterized as methodical tool for the investigation of antiferromagnetic domain states, in particular of the 180
variety. As reference compound for this investigation we use Cr
. Access to the antiferromagnetic order is provided by the linear magnetoelectric effect. We resolve the opposite antiferromagnetic 180
domain states of Cr
and estimate the sensitivity of the MeFM approach, its inherent advantages in comparison to alternative techniques and its general feasibility for probing antiferromagnetic order.
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Schoenherr, P.; Giraldo, L.M.; Lilienblum, M.; Trassin, M.; Meier, D.; Fiebig, M. Magnetoelectric Force Microscopy on Antiferromagnetic 180∘ Domains in Cr2O3. Materials 2017, 10, 1051.
Schoenherr P, Giraldo LM, Lilienblum M, Trassin M, Meier D, Fiebig M. Magnetoelectric Force Microscopy on Antiferromagnetic 180∘ Domains in Cr2O3. Materials. 2017; 10(9):1051.
Schoenherr, Peggy; Giraldo, L. M.; Lilienblum, Martin; Trassin, Morgan; Meier, Dennis; Fiebig, Manfred. 2017. "Magnetoelectric Force Microscopy on Antiferromagnetic 180∘ Domains in Cr2O3." Materials 10, no. 9: 1051.
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