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Electrical control of 180° domain walls in an antiferromagnet (2023)
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Amin, O. J., Reimers, S., Maccherozzi, F., Dhesi, S. S., Novák, V., Campion, R. P., …Wadley, P. (2023). Electrical control of 180° domain walls in an antiferromagnet. APL Materials, 11(9), Article 091112. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0156508

We demonstrate the reversible current-induced motion of 180° antiferromagnetic domain walls in a CuMnAs device. By controlling the magnitude and direction of the current pulse, the position of a domain wall can be switched between three distinct pinn... Read More about Electrical control of 180° domain walls in an antiferromagnet.

Antiferromagnetic half-skyrmions electrically generated and controlled at room temperature (2023)
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Amin, O. J., Poole, S. F., Reimers, S., Barton, L. X., Dal Din, A., Maccherozzi, F., …Wadley, P. (2023). Antiferromagnetic half-skyrmions electrically generated and controlled at room temperature. Nature Nanotechnology, 18(8), 849-853. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-023-01386-3

Topologically protected magnetic textures are promising candidates for information carriers in future memory devices, as they can be efficiently propelled at very high velocities using current-induced spin torques. These textures—nanoscale whirls in... Read More about Antiferromagnetic half-skyrmions electrically generated and controlled at room temperature.

Experimental electronic structure of the electrically switchable antiferromagnet CuMnAs (2023)
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Linn, A. G., Hao, P., Gordon, K. N., Narayan, D., Berggren, B. S., Speiser, N., …Dessau, D. S. (2023). Experimental electronic structure of the electrically switchable antiferromagnet CuMnAs. npj Quantum Materials, 8(1), Article 19. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41535-023-00554-x

Tetragonal CuMnAs is a room temperature antiferromagnet with an electrically reorientable Néel vector and a Dirac semimetal candidate. Direct measurements of the electronic structure of single-crystalline thin films of tetragonal CuMnAs using angle-r... Read More about Experimental electronic structure of the electrically switchable antiferromagnet CuMnAs.

Probing the manipulation of antiferromagnetic order in CuMnAs films using neutron diffraction (2022)
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Poole, S. F., Barton, L. X., Wang, M., Manuel, P., Khalyavin, D., Langridge, S., …Wadley, P. (2022). Probing the manipulation of antiferromagnetic order in CuMnAs films using neutron diffraction. Applied Physics Letters, 121(5), Article 052402. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0103390

We describe measurements of the uniaxial magnetic anisotropy and spin-flop rotation of the Néel vector in antiferromagnetic CuMnAs thin films using neutron diffraction. The suppression of the magnetic (100) peak under magnetic fields is observed for... Read More about Probing the manipulation of antiferromagnetic order in CuMnAs films using neutron diffraction.

Optically Gated Terahertz-Field-Driven Switching of Antiferromagnetic CuMnAs (2021)
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Heitz, J. J., Nádvorník, L., Balos, V., Behovits, Y., Chekhov, A. L., Seifert, T. S., …Kampfrath, T. (2021). Optically Gated Terahertz-Field-Driven Switching of Antiferromagnetic CuMnAs. Physical Review Applied, 16(6), Article 064047. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.16.064047

We show scalable and complete suppression of the recently reported terahertz-pulse-induced switching between different resistance states of antiferromagnetic CuMnAs thin films by ultrafast gating. The gating functionality is achieved by an optically... Read More about Optically Gated Terahertz-Field-Driven Switching of Antiferromagnetic CuMnAs.

Performance evaluation of a new 30 μm thick GaAs X-ray detector grown by MBE (2021)
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Lioliou, G., Poyser, C. L., Whale, J., Campion, R. P., Kent, A. J., & Barnett, A. (2021). Performance evaluation of a new 30 μm thick GaAs X-ray detector grown by MBE. Materials Research Express, 8(2), Article 025909. https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/abe73c

A circular mesa (400 μm diameter) GaAs p+-i-n+ photodiode with a 30 μm thick i layer was characterized for its performance as a detector in photon counting x-ray spectroscopy at 20 °C. The detector was fabricated from material grown by molecular beam... Read More about Performance evaluation of a new 30 μm thick GaAs X-ray detector grown by MBE.

Additively manufactured ultra-high vacuum chamber for portable quantum technologies (2021)
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Cooper, N., Coles, L., Everton, S., Maskery, I., Campion, R., Madkhaly, S., …Hackermüller, L. (2021). Additively manufactured ultra-high vacuum chamber for portable quantum technologies. Additive Manufacturing, 40, Article 101898. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addma.2021.101898

© 2021 Additive manufacturing is having a dramatic impact on research and industry across multiple sectors, but the production of additively manufactured systems for ultra-high vacuum applications has so far proved elusive and widely been considered... Read More about Additively manufactured ultra-high vacuum chamber for portable quantum technologies.

Quenching of an antiferromagnet into high resistivity states using electrical or ultrashort optical pulses (2020)
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Kašpar, Z., Surýnek, M., Zubáč, J., Krizek, F., Novák, V., Campion, R. P., …Jungwirth, T. (2021). Quenching of an antiferromagnet into high resistivity states using electrical or ultrashort optical pulses. Nature Electronics, 4(1), 30-37. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41928-020-00506-4

Antiferromagnets are of potential use in the development of spintronic devices due to their ultrafast dynamics, insensitivity to external magnetic fields and absence of magnetic stray fields. Similar to their ferromagnetic counterparts, antiferromagn... Read More about Quenching of an antiferromagnet into high resistivity states using electrical or ultrashort optical pulses.

Magneto-Seebeck microscopy of domain switching in collinear antiferromagnet CuMnAs (2020)
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Janda, T., Godinho, J., Ostatnicky, T., Pfitzner, E., Ulrich, G., Hoehl, A., …Wunderlich, J. (2020). Magneto-Seebeck microscopy of domain switching in collinear antiferromagnet CuMnAs. Physical Review Materials, 4(9), Article 094413. https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevmaterials.4.094413

Antiferromagnets offer spintronic device characteristics unparalleled in ferromagnets owing to their lack of stray fields, THz spin dynamics, and rich materials landscape. Microscopic imaging of antiferromagnetic domains is one of the key prerequisit... Read More about Magneto-Seebeck microscopy of domain switching in collinear antiferromagnet CuMnAs.

Investigation of magnetic anisotropy and heat dissipation in thin films of compensated antiferromagnet CuMnAs by pump–probe experiment (2020)
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Surýnek, M., Saidl, V., Kašpar, Z., Novák, V., Campion, R. P., Wadley, P., & Němec, P. (2020). Investigation of magnetic anisotropy and heat dissipation in thin films of compensated antiferromagnet CuMnAs by pump–probe experiment. Journal of Applied Physics, 127(23), 233904. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0006185

We recently reported on a method to determine the easy axis position in a 10 nm thick film of the fully compensated antiferromagnet CuMnAs. The film had a uniaxial magnetic anisotropy and the technique utilized a magneto-optical pump and probe experi... Read More about Investigation of magnetic anisotropy and heat dissipation in thin films of compensated antiferromagnet CuMnAs by pump–probe experiment.

Low-energy switching of antiferromagnetic CuMnAs/GaP using sub-10 nanosecond current pulses (2020)
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Omari, K. A., Barton, L. X., Amin, O., Campion, R. P., Rushforth, A. W., Kent, A. J., …Edmonds, K. W. (2020). Low-energy switching of antiferromagnetic CuMnAs/GaP using sub-10 nanosecond current pulses. Journal of Applied Physics, 127(19), Article 193906. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0006183

The recently discovered electrical-induced switching of antiferromagnetic (AF) materials that have spatial inversion asymmetry has enriched the field of spintronics immensely and opened the door for the concept of antiferromagnetic memory devices. Cu... Read More about Low-energy switching of antiferromagnetic CuMnAs/GaP using sub-10 nanosecond current pulses.

Temporal superoscillations of subterahertz coherent acoustic phonons (2020)
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Brehm, S., Akimov, A. V., Campion, R. P., & Kent, A. J. (2020). Temporal superoscillations of subterahertz coherent acoustic phonons. Physical Review Research, 2(2), Article 023009. https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevresearch.2.023009

We observe coherent acoustic phonon superoscillations at subterahertz frequencies. The superoscillations result from the interference of optically excited coherent longitudinal acoustic phonon modes in a GaAs/AlGaAs superlattice. The superoscillation... Read More about Temporal superoscillations of subterahertz coherent acoustic phonons.

Temporal superoscillation of sub-terahertz coherent acoustic phonons (2020)
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Brehm, S., Akimov, A. .., Campion, R. P., & Kent, A. J. (2020). Temporal superoscillation of sub-terahertz coherent acoustic phonons. Physical Review Research, 2(2), Article 023009. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevResearch.2.023009

We observe coherent acoustic phonon superoscillations at sub-terahertz frequencies. The superoscillations result from the interference of optically excited coherent longitudinal acoustic phonon modes in a GaAs/AlGaAs superlattice. The superoscillatio... Read More about Temporal superoscillation of sub-terahertz coherent acoustic phonons.

Spin flop and crystalline anisotropic magnetoresistance in CuMnAs (2020)
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Wang, M., Andrews, C., Reimers, S., Amin, O. J., Wadley, P., Campion, R. P., …Maccherozzi, F. (2020). Spin flop and crystalline anisotropic magnetoresistance in CuMnAs. Physical Review B, 101(9), Article 094429. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.101.094429

We report magnetic-field-induced rotation of the antiferromagnetic Néel vector in epitaxial CuMnAs thin films. First, using soft x-ray magnetic linear dichroism spectroscopy as well as magnetometry, we demonstrate spin-flop switching and continuous s... Read More about Spin flop and crystalline anisotropic magnetoresistance in CuMnAs.

Gating effects in antiferromagnetic CuMnAs (2019)
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Grzybowski, M. J., Wadley, P., Edmonds, K. W., Campion, R. P., Dybko, K., Majewicz, M., …Dietl, T. (2019). Gating effects in antiferromagnetic CuMnAs. AIP Advances, 9(11), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5124354

Antiferromagnets (AFs) attract much attention due to their potential applications in spintronics. Both the electric current and the electric field are considered as tools suitable to control the properties and the Néel vector direction of AFs. Among... Read More about Gating effects in antiferromagnetic CuMnAs.

Thermal stability of interstitial and substitutional Mn in ferromagnetic (Ga,Mn)As (2019)
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Lima, T. A. L., Wahl, U., Costa, A., Augustyns, V., Edmonds, K. W., Gallagher, B. L., …Pereira, L. M. C. (2019). Thermal stability of interstitial and substitutional Mn in ferromagnetic (Ga,Mn)As. Physical Review B, 100(14), Article 144409. https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevb.100.144409

© 2019 American Physical Society. In (Ga,Mn)As, a model dilute magnetic semiconductor, the electric and magnetic properties are strongly influenced by the lattice sites occupied by the Mn atoms. In particular, the highest Curie temperatures are achie... Read More about Thermal stability of interstitial and substitutional Mn in ferromagnetic (Ga,Mn)As.

Resonance of terahertz phonons in an acoustic nanocavity (2018)
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Sandeep, S., Heywood, S. L., Campion, R. P., Kent, A. J., & Kini, R. N. (2018). Resonance of terahertz phonons in an acoustic nanocavity. Physical Review B, 98(23), Article 235303. https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevb.98.235303

We show the resonant behavior of ∼0.5-THz longitudinal acoustic (LA) phonons in an acoustic nanocavity of thickness ∼28 nm sandwiched between two GaAs/AlAs superlattices (SLs). One of the SLs, upon excitation with an ultrafast optical pulse, acts as... Read More about Resonance of terahertz phonons in an acoustic nanocavity.

Electrically induced and detected Néel vector reversal in a collinear antiferromagnet (2018)
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Godinho, J., Reichlová, H., Kriegner, D., Novák, V., Olejník, K., Kašpar, Z., …Wunderlich, J. (2018). Electrically induced and detected Néel vector reversal in a collinear antiferromagnet. Nature Communications, 9(1), Article 4686. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07092-2

© 2018, The Author(s). Antiferromagnets are enriching spintronics research by many favorable properties that include insensitivity to magnetic fields, neuromorphic memory characteristics, and ultra-fast spin dynamics. Designing memory devices with el... Read More about Electrically induced and detected Néel vector reversal in a collinear antiferromagnet.

Terahertz electrical writing speed in an antiferromagnetic memory (2018)
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Olejník, K., Seifert, T., Kašpar, Z., Novák, V., Wadley, P., Campion, R. P., …Jungwirth, T. (2018). Terahertz electrical writing speed in an antiferromagnetic memory. Science Advances, 4(3), Article eaar3566. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aar3566

© 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science. All rights reserved. The speed of writing of state-of-the-art ferromagnetic memories is physically limited by an intrinsic gigahertz threshold. Recently, realization of memory devices based... Read More about Terahertz electrical writing speed in an antiferromagnetic memory.

Switching the uniaxial magnetic anisotropy by ion irradiation induced compensation (2018)
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Yuan, Y., Amarouche, T., Xu, C., Rushforth, A., Böttger, R., Edmonds, K., …Zhou, S. (2018). Switching the uniaxial magnetic anisotropy by ion irradiation induced compensation. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 51(14), https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/aab1db

© 2018 IOP Publishing Ltd. In the present work, the uniaxial magnetic anisotropy of GaMnAsP is modified by helium ion irradiation. According to the micro-magnetic parameters, e.g. resonance fields and anisotropy constants deduced from ferromagnetic r... Read More about Switching the uniaxial magnetic anisotropy by ion irradiation induced compensation.

Control of antiferromagnetic spin axis orientation in bilayer Fe/CuMnAs films (2017)
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Wadley, P., Edmonds, K., Shahedkhah, M., Campion, R., Gallagher, B., Železný, J., …Dhesi, S. (in press). Control of antiferromagnetic spin axis orientation in bilayer Fe/CuMnAs films. Scientific Reports, 7, Article 11147. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-11653-8

Using x-ray magnetic circular and linear dichroism techniques, we demonstrate a collinear exchange coupling between an epitaxial antiferromagnet, tetragonal CuMnAs, and an Fe surface layer. A small uncompensated Mn magnetic moment is observed which i... Read More about Control of antiferromagnetic spin axis orientation in bilayer Fe/CuMnAs films.

Antiferromagnetic CuMnAs multi-level memory cell with microelectronic compatibility (2017)
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Olejnik, K., Schuler, V., Marti, X., Novák, V., Kaspar, Z., Wadley, P., …Jungwirth, T. (2017). Antiferromagnetic CuMnAs multi-level memory cell with microelectronic compatibility. Nature Communications, 8, Article 15434. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms15434

Antiferromagnets offer a unique combination of properties including the radiation and magnetic field hardness, the absence of stray magnetic fields, and the spin-dynamics frequency scale in terahertz. Recent experiments have demonstrated that relativ... Read More about Antiferromagnetic CuMnAs multi-level memory cell with microelectronic compatibility.

Inertial displacement of a domain wall excited byultra-short circularly polarized laser pulses (2017)
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Janda, T., Roy, P., Otxoa, R., Soban, Z., Ramsay, A., Irvine, A., …Wunderlich, J. (2017). Inertial displacement of a domain wall excited byultra-short circularly polarized laser pulses. Nature Communications, 8, Article 15226. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms15226

Domain wall motion driven by ultra-short laser pulses is a prerequisite for envisaged low-power spintronics combining storage of information in magnetoelectronic devices with high speed and long distance transmission of information encoded in circula... Read More about Inertial displacement of a domain wall excited byultra-short circularly polarized laser pulses.

Investigation of exchange coupled bilayer Fe/CuMnAs by pump-probe experiment (2017)
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Saidl, V., Němec, P., Wadley, P., Edmonds, K., Campion, R., Novák, V., …Trojánek, F. (in press). Investigation of exchange coupled bilayer Fe/CuMnAs by pump-probe experiment. physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters, 11(4), https://doi.org/10.1002/pssr.201600441

Time-resolved pump-probe magneto-optical method was used to study Fe/CuMnAs bilayer. The probe polarization dependence was used to identify and separate parts of detected signals due to Faraday and Voigt magneto-optical effects that provide informati... Read More about Investigation of exchange coupled bilayer Fe/CuMnAs by pump-probe experiment.

Optical determination of the Néel vector in a CuMnAs thin-film antiferromagnet (2017)
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Saidl, V., Němec, P., Wadley, P., Hills, V., Campion, R. P., Novák, V., …Jungwirth, T. (2017). Optical determination of the Néel vector in a CuMnAs thin-film antiferromagnet. Nature Photonics, 11(2), 91-96. https://doi.org/10.1038/nphoton.2016.255

Recent breakthroughs in electrical detection and manipulation of antiferromagnets have opened a new avenue in the research of non-volatile spintronic devices.1-10 Antiparallel spin sublattices in antiferromagnets, producing zero dipolar fields, lead... Read More about Optical determination of the Néel vector in a CuMnAs thin-film antiferromagnet.

Precise tuning of the Curie temperature of (Ga,Mn)As-based magnetic semiconductors by hole compensation: Support for valence-band ferromagnetism (2016)
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Zhou, S., Li, L., Yuan, Y., Rushforth, A., Chen, L., Wang, Y., …Helm, M. (2016). Precise tuning of the Curie temperature of (Ga,Mn)As-based magnetic semiconductors by hole compensation: Support for valence-band ferromagnetism. Physical Review B, 94(7), https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.94.075205

For the prototype diluted ferromagnetic semiconductor (Ga,Mn)As, there is a fundamental concern about the electronic states near the Fermi level, i.e., whether the Fermi level resides in a well-separated impurity band derived from Mn doping (impurity... Read More about Precise tuning of the Curie temperature of (Ga,Mn)As-based magnetic semiconductors by hole compensation: Support for valence-band ferromagnetism.

The UK National Quantum Technologies Hub in sensors and metrology (Keynote Paper) (2016)
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Bongs, K., Boyer, V., Cruise, M., Freise, A., Holynski, M., Hughes, J., …John, P. (2016). The UK National Quantum Technologies Hub in sensors and metrology (Keynote Paper). Proceedings of SPIE, 9900, Article 990009. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232143

The UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Metrology is one of four flagship initiatives in the UK National of Quantum Technology Program. As part of a 20-year vision it translates laboratory demonstrations to deployable practical devices,... Read More about The UK National Quantum Technologies Hub in sensors and metrology (Keynote Paper).

Intrinsic magnetic refrigeration of a single electron transistor (2016)
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Ciccarelli, C., Campion, R., Gallagher, B., & Ferguson, A. (2016). Intrinsic magnetic refrigeration of a single electron transistor. Applied Physics Letters, 108(5), Article 053103. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4941289

In this work, we show that aluminium doped with low concentrations of magnetic impurities can be used to fabricate quantum devices with intrinsic cooling capabilities. We fabricate single electron transistors made of aluminium doped with 2% Mn by usi... Read More about Intrinsic magnetic refrigeration of a single electron transistor.

Electrical switching of an antiferromagnet (2016)
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Wadley, P., Howells, B., Železný, J., Andrews, C., Hills, V., Campion, R. P., …Jungwirth, T. (2016). Electrical switching of an antiferromagnet. Science, 351(6273), 587-590. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aab1031

Antiferromagnets are hard to control by external magnetic fields because of the alternating directions of magnetic moments on individual atoms and the resulting zero net magnetization. However, relativistic quantum mechanics allows for generating cur... Read More about Electrical switching of an antiferromagnet.

Antiferromagnetic structure in tetragonal CuMnAs thin films (2015)
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Wadley, P., Hills, V. A., Shahedkhah, M. R., Edmonds, K. W., Campion, R. P., Novák, V., …Jungwirth, T. (2015). Antiferromagnetic structure in tetragonal CuMnAs thin films. Scientific Reports, 5(1), Article 17079. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep17079

Tetragonal CuMnAs is an antiferromagnetic material with favourable properties for applications in spintronics. Using a combination of neutron diffraction and x-ray magnetic linear dichroism, we determine the spin axis and magnetic structure in tetrag... Read More about Antiferromagnetic structure in tetragonal CuMnAs thin films.

Resonant driving of magnetization precession in a ferromagnetic layer by coherent monochromatic phonons (2015)
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Jäger, J., Scherbakov, A., Glavin, B., Salasyuk, A., Campion, R., Rushforth, A., …Bayer, M. (2015). Resonant driving of magnetization precession in a ferromagnetic layer by coherent monochromatic phonons. Physical review B: Condensed matter and materials physics, 92(2), https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.92.020404

We realize resonant driving of the magnetization precession by monochromatic phonons in a thin ferromagnetic layer embedded into a phononic Fabry-Pérot resonator. A femtosecond laser pulse excites resonant phonon modes of the structure in the 10−40 G... Read More about Resonant driving of magnetization precession in a ferromagnetic layer by coherent monochromatic phonons.

Comparison of micromagnetic parameters of the ferromagnetic semiconductors (Ga,Mn)(As,P) and (Ga,Mn)As (2014)
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Tesařová, N., Butkovičová, D., Campion, R. P., Rushforth, A. W., Edmonds, K. W., Wadley, P., …Němec, P. (2014). Comparison of micromagnetic parameters of the ferromagnetic semiconductors (Ga,Mn)(As,P) and (Ga,Mn)As. Physical review B: Condensed matter and materials physics, 90(15), Article 155203. https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevb.90.155203

We report on the determination of micromagnetic parameters of epilayers of the ferromagnetic semiconductor (Ga,Mn)As, which has an easy axis in the sample plane, and (Ga,Mn)(As,P), which has an easy axis perpendicular to the sample plane.We use an op... Read More about Comparison of micromagnetic parameters of the ferromagnetic semiconductors (Ga,Mn)(As,P) and (Ga,Mn)As.

Determining Curie temperatures in dilute ferromagnetic semiconductors: high Curie temperature (Ga,Mn)As (2014)
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Wang, M., Marshall, R., Edmonds, K., Rushforth, A., Campion, R., & Gallagher, B. (2014). Determining Curie temperatures in dilute ferromagnetic semiconductors: high Curie temperature (Ga,Mn)As. Applied Physics Letters, 104, Article 132406. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4870521

In this paper, we use simultaneous magnetometry and electrical transport measurements to critically examine ways in which the Curie temperature (TC) values have been determined in studies of dilute magnetic semiconductors. We show that, in sufficient... Read More about Determining Curie temperatures in dilute ferromagnetic semiconductors: high Curie temperature (Ga,Mn)As.

An antidamping spin–orbit torque originating from the Berry curvature (2014)
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Kurebayashi, H., Sinova, J., Fang, D., Irvine, A. C., Skinner, T. D., Wunderlich, J., …Jungwirth, T. (2014). An antidamping spin–orbit torque originating from the Berry curvature. Nature Nanotechnology, 9(3), 211-217. https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2014.15

Magnetization switching at the interface between ferromagnetic and paramagnetic metals, controlled by current-induced torques, could be exploited in magnetic memory technologies. Compelling questions arise regarding the role played in the switching b... Read More about An antidamping spin–orbit torque originating from the Berry curvature.

Dynamics of a vertical cavity quantum cascade phonon laser structure (2013)
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Maryam, W., Akimov, A. V., Campion, R., & Kent, A. (2013). Dynamics of a vertical cavity quantum cascade phonon laser structure. Nature Communications, 4, Article 2184. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms3184

Driven primarily by scientific curiosity, but also by the potential applications of intense sources of coherent sound, researchers have targeted the phonon laser (saser) since the invention of the optical laser over 50 years ago. Here we fabricate a... Read More about Dynamics of a vertical cavity quantum cascade phonon laser structure.

Magnetostrictive thin films for microwave spintronics (2013)
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Parkes, D., Shelford, L., Wadley, P., Holy, V., Wang, M., Hindmarch, A., …Rushforth, A. (2013). Magnetostrictive thin films for microwave spintronics. Scientific Reports, 3, Article 2220. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep02220

Multiferroic composite materials, consisting of coupled ferromagnetic and piezoelectric phases, are of great importance in the drive towards creating faster, smaller and more energy efficient devices for information and communications technologies. S... Read More about Magnetostrictive thin films for microwave spintronics.

Nanoscale characterisation of MBE-grown GaMnN / (001) GaAs (2008)
Book Chapter
Fay, M. W., Han, Y., Novikov, S. V., Edmonds, K., Gallagher, B., Campion, R., …Brown, P. D. (2008). Nanoscale characterisation of MBE-grown GaMnN / (001) GaAs. In A. Cullis, & P. Midgley (Eds.), Microscopy of semiconducting materials 2007: proceedings of the 15th conference, 2-5 April 2007, Cambridge, UK. Springer-Verlag

The growth of cubic (Ga,Mn)N/(001)GaAs heterostructures by plasma assisted molecular beam epitaxy has been appraised as a function of Ga:N ratio, Mn concentration and growth temperature. The combined analytical techniques of EFTEM, EDX, CBED and dark... Read More about Nanoscale characterisation of MBE-grown GaMnN / (001) GaAs.

Structural characterisation of MBE grown zinc-blende Ga1-xMnxN/GaAs(001) as a function of Ga flux (2005)
Book Chapter
Han, Y., Fay, M. W., Brown, P. D., Novikov, S. V., Edmonds, K., Gallagher, B., …Foxon, C. (2005). Structural characterisation of MBE grown zinc-blende Ga1-xMnxN/GaAs(001) as a function of Ga flux. In A. Cullis, & J. Hutchison (Eds.), Microscopy of semiconducting materials: proceedings of the 14th conference: April 11-14, 2005, Oxford, UK. Springer-Verlag

Ga1-xMnxN films grown on semi-insulating GaAs(001) substrates at 680°C with fixed Mn flux and varied Ga flux demonstrated a transition from zinc-blende/wurtzite mixed phase growth for low Ga flux (N-rich conditions) to zinc-blende single phase growth... Read More about Structural characterisation of MBE grown zinc-blende Ga1-xMnxN/GaAs(001) as a function of Ga flux.

Structural characterisation of spintronic GaMnAs and GaMnN heterostructures grown by molecular beam epitaxy (2005)
Book Chapter
Fay, M. W., Han, Y., Novikov, S. V., Edmonds, K., Wang, K., Gallagher, B., …Brown, P. D. (2005). Structural characterisation of spintronic GaMnAs and GaMnN heterostructures grown by molecular beam epitaxy. In A. Cullis, & A. Hutchison (Eds.), Microscopy of semiconducting materials: proceedings of the 14th conference: April 11-14, 2005, Oxford, UK. Springer-Verlag

Observations of orthogonal orientations demonstrate the development of banded contrast features on inclined {-1-1-1}B planes for the [110] projection within micron thick samples, attributed to a compositional fluctuation in the Mn content. The relat... Read More about Structural characterisation of spintronic GaMnAs and GaMnN heterostructures grown by molecular beam epitaxy.