A Molecular Approach for Engineering Interfacial Interactions in Magnetic-Topological Insulator Heterostructures.

  title={A Molecular Approach for Engineering Interfacial Interactions in Magnetic-Topological Insulator Heterostructures.},
  author={M. G. Cuxart and Miguel Angel Valbuena and Roberto Robles and C{\'e}sar Moreno and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Bonell and Guillaume Sauthier and Inhar Imaz and Heng Xu and Corneliu Nistor and Alessandro Barla and Pierluigi Gargiani and Manuel Valvidares and Daniel Maspoch and Pietro Gambardella and Sergio O. Valenzuela and Aitor Mugarza},
  journal={ACS nano},
Controlling interfacial interactions in magnetic/topological insulator heterostructures is a major challenge for the emergence of novel spin-dependent electronic phenomena. As for any rational design of heterostructures that rely on proximity effects, one should ideally retain the overall properties of each component while tuning interactions at the interface. However, in most inorganic interfaces interactions are too strong, consequently perturbing, and even quenching, both the magnetic moment… 
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