Epitaxial bilayers of antiferromagnetic Mn3GaN/ferromagnetic Co3FeN with an antiperovskite structure were grown by reactive magnetron sputtering, and their structural, magnetic, and electrical properties were investigated. Exchange coupling with an exchange field Hex of 0.4 kOe at 4 K was observed for Mn3GaN (20 nm)/Co3FeN (5 nm) bilayers. Negative anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR) effect in Co3FeN was observed and utilized to detect magnetization reversal in exchange-coupled Mn3GaN/Co3FeN bilayers. The AMR results showed evidence for current-induced spin transfer torque in antiferromagnetic Mn3GaN.
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