Non-volatile, electric control of magnetism in Mn-substituted ZnO

X. L. Wang, Q. Shao, Chi Wah Leung, R. Lortz, A. Ruotolo

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We show that the magnetic properties of a dilute semiconductor oxide can be altered in a reversible and non-volatile manner by the application of an electric field. The selected ferromagnetic oxide was manganese-substituted zinc oxide. Bipolar resistive memory switching was induced in the film sandwiched between two metallic electrodes. The bistable switching of the resistive state was accompanied by a bistable switching of the magnetic moment. The scalability of the system was investigated by fabricating devices with lateral size down to 400nm.
Original languageEnglish
Article number062409
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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