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Title: Rewritable artificial magnetic charge ice

Abstract

Artificial ices enable the study of geometrical frustration by design and through direct observation. However, it has proven difficult to achieve tailored long-range ordering of their diverse configurations, limiting both fundamental and applied research directions. Here, we designed an artificial spin structure that produces a magnetic charge ice with tunable long-range ordering of eight different configurations. We also developed a technique to precisely manipulate the local magnetic charge states and demonstrate write-read-erase multifunctionality at room temperature. This globally reconfigurable and locally writable magnetic charge ice could provide a setting for designing magnetic monopole defects, tailoring magnonics, and controlling the properties of other two-dimensional materials.

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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1435850
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1275787
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; DMR-1407175
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Science Journal Volume: 352 Journal Issue: 6288; Journal ID: ISSN 0036-8075
Publisher:
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Wang, Y. -L., Xiao, Z. -L., Snezhko, A., Xu, J., Ocola, L. E., Divan, R., Pearson, J. E., Crabtree, G. W., and Kwok, W. -K. Rewritable artificial magnetic charge ice. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1126/science.aad8037.
Wang, Y. -L., Xiao, Z. -L., Snezhko, A., Xu, J., Ocola, L. E., Divan, R., Pearson, J. E., Crabtree, G. W., & Kwok, W. -K. Rewritable artificial magnetic charge ice. United States. doi:10.1126/science.aad8037.
Wang, Y. -L., Xiao, Z. -L., Snezhko, A., Xu, J., Ocola, L. E., Divan, R., Pearson, J. E., Crabtree, G. W., and Kwok, W. -K. Thu . "Rewritable artificial magnetic charge ice". United States. doi:10.1126/science.aad8037.
@article{osti_1435850,
title = {Rewritable artificial magnetic charge ice},
author = {Wang, Y. -L. and Xiao, Z. -L. and Snezhko, A. and Xu, J. and Ocola, L. E. and Divan, R. and Pearson, J. E. and Crabtree, G. W. and Kwok, W. -K.},
abstractNote = {Artificial ices enable the study of geometrical frustration by design and through direct observation. However, it has proven difficult to achieve tailored long-range ordering of their diverse configurations, limiting both fundamental and applied research directions. Here, we designed an artificial spin structure that produces a magnetic charge ice with tunable long-range ordering of eight different configurations. We also developed a technique to precisely manipulate the local magnetic charge states and demonstrate write-read-erase multifunctionality at room temperature. This globally reconfigurable and locally writable magnetic charge ice could provide a setting for designing magnetic monopole defects, tailoring magnonics, and controlling the properties of other two-dimensional materials.},
doi = {10.1126/science.aad8037},
journal = {Science},
number = 6288,
volume = 352,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {5}
}

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