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Fast and efficient switching with ferrimagnets

Domain-wall velocities of 5.7 kilometres per second and switching times of less than a nanosecond have been observed in ferrimagnetic devices.

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Fig. 1: Ferrimagnets and their compensation points.


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Kim, S.K. Fast and efficient switching with ferrimagnets. Nat Electron 3, 18–19 (2020).

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