Multiplet of Skyrmion States on a Curvilinear Defect: Reconfigurable Skyrmion Lattices

Typically, the chiral magnetic Skyrmion is a single-state excitation. Here we propose a system, where multiplet of Skyrmion states appears and one of these states can be the ground one. We show that the presence of a localized curvilinear defect drastically changes the magnetic properties of a thin perpendicularly magnetized…

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Spin eigenmodes of magnetic skyrmions and the problem of the effective skyrmion mass

The properties of magnon modes localized on a ferromagnetic skyrmion are studied. Mode eigenfrequencies display three types of asymptotic behavior for large skyrmion radius. A number of properties of the magnon eigenfunctions are determined. This enables us to demonstrate that the skyrmion dynamics for a traveling-wave ansatz obeys the massless…

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Mesoscale Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction: geometrical tailoring of the magnetochirality

Crystals with broken inversion symmetry can host fundamentally appealing and technologically relevant periodical or localized chiral magnetic textures. The type of the texture as well as its magnetochiral properties are determined by the intrinsic Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction (DMI), which is a material property and can hardly be changed. Here we put…

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Vortex polarity switching by a spin-polarized current

Authors: Jean-Guy Caputo, Yuri Gaididei, Franz G. Mertens, Denis D. Sheka, Publication: Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 056604 (2007), 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.056604 Comments: 4 pages, 3 figures arXiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0607362 The spin-transfer effect is investigated for the vortex state of a magnetic nanodot. A spin current is shown to act similarly to an effective magnetic field…

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