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Two steps for a magnetoelectric switch

Magnetoelectric materials allow magnetism to be controlled by an electric field. The discovery of an indirect path for switching electrical polarization in one such material brings this idea close to practical use. See Letter p.370

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Figure 1: Indirect reversal of magnetization using an electric field.

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Dörr, K., Herklotz, A. Two steps for a magnetoelectric switch. Nature 516, 337–338 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/516337a

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