Volume 83, Number 6, September 2008
Article Number 67001
Number of page(s) 2
Section Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties
Published online 29 August 2008
EPL, 83 (2008) 67001
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/83/67001

Magnetoelectricity in ferromagnets

I. Dzyaloshinskii

Institut Laue-Langevin - 6 r. Jules Horowitz, 38042 Grenoble, France, EU and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California Irvine - Irvine, CA 92697, USA

received 22 May 2008; accepted in final form 25 July 2008; published September 2008
published online 29 August 2008

The creation of Néel domain walls by electric fields in conventional and weak ferromagnets is discussed. In an inhomogeneous electric field the walls move with velocity proportional to the field gradient.

75.50.Dd - Nonmetallic ferromagnetic materials.
75.60.Ch - Domain walls and domain structure.

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