Here, we predict the effect of the spontaneous deformation of a flexible ferromagnetic ribbon induced by Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction (DMI). The geometrical form of the deformation is determined both by the type of DMI and by the equilibrium magnetization of the stripe. We found three different geometrical phases, namely, (i) the DNA-like deformation with the stripe central line in the form of a helix, (ii) the helicoid deformation with the straight central line, and (iii) cylindrical deformation. In the main approximation the magnitude of the DMI-induced deformation is determined by the ratio of the DMI constant and the Young’s modulus. It can be effectively controlled by the external magnetic field, which can be utilized for the nanorobotics applications. All analytical calculations are confirmed by numerical simulations.
Kostiantyn V. Yershov, Volodymyr P. Kravchuk, Denis D. Sheka, Jeroen van den Brink, Yuri Gaididei,
Spontaneous deformation of flexible ferromagnetic ribbons induced by Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction,
Phys. Rev. B 100, 140407(R) (2019), doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.100.140407 (pdf)