The orientation of a chiral magnetic domain wall in a racetrack determines its dynamical properties. In equilibrium, magnetic domain walls are expected to be oriented perpendicular to the stripe axis. We demonstrate the appearance of a unidirectional domain wall tilt in out-of-plane magnetized stripes with biaxial anisotropy and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction (DMI). The tilt is a result of the interplay between the in-plane easy-axis anisotropy and DMI. We show that the additional anisotropy and DMI prefer different domain wall structure: anisotropy links the magnetization azimuthal angle inside the domain wall with the anisotropy direction in contrast to DMI, which prefers the magnetization perpendicular to the domain wall. Their balance with the energy gain due to domain wall extension defines the equilibrium magnetization the domain wall tilting. We demonstrate that the Walker field and the corresponding Walker velocity of the domain wall can be enhanced in the system supporting tilted walls.
Oleksandr V. Pylypovskyi, Volodymyr P. Kravchuk, Oleksii M. Volkov, Juergen Fassbender, Denis D. Sheka, Denys Makarov. Unidirectional tilt of domain walls in equilibrium in biaxial stripes with Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction, Journal of Physics D 53 P. 395003 (2020) DOI: 10.1088/1361-6463/ab95bd (Open Access)