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Magnetic and electrical control of engineered materials

United States Patent

August 16, 2016
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Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for controlling the magnetic and electrical properties of materials. In one aspect, a multi-layer structure includes a first layer comprising a ferromagnetic or ferrimagnetic material, and a second layer positioned within the multi-layer structure such that a first surface of the first layer is in direct physical contact with a second surface of the second layer. The second layer includes a material that undergoes structural phase transitions and metal-insulator transitions upon experiencing a change in temperature. One or both of the first and second layers are structured to allow a structural phase change associated with the second layer cause a change magnetic properties of the first layer.
Schuller; Ivan K. (San Diego, CA), de La Venta Granda; Jose (Fort Collins, CO), Wang; Siming (La Jolla, CA), Ramirez; Gabriel (San Diego, CA), Erekhinskiy; Mikhail (San Diego, CA), Sharoni; Amos (Shoham, IL)
The Regents Of The University Of California (Oakland, CA)
14/ 571,015
December 15, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under grant DE-FG03-87ER45332 awarded by the US Department of Energy (DOE). The government has certain rights in the invention.