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Symmetry and magnetism allied

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By transferring the symmetry conditions of electric polarization patterns to the field of magnetism, a particularly stable magnetic configuration is obtained that could be interesting for voltage-controlled magnetic devices.

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Fig. 1: Protection of magnetic bits by antiferromagnetic vortex domains.

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  • 09 July 2018

    In the version of this News & Views originally published, the placement of the white circle in Fig. 1 was in the wrong position; it should have been over the six-domain vortex. This has now been corrected; see the correction notice for details.


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Fiebig, M. Symmetry and magnetism allied. Nature Mater 17, 567–568 (2018).

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