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Title: Quantification of Mixed Bloch-Néel Topological Spin Textures Stabilized by the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction in Co / Pd Multilayers

Abstract

The three-dimensional structure of nanoscale topological spin textures stabilized by the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction is governed by the delicate competition between the exchange, demagnetization, and anisotropy energies. The quantification of such spin textures through direct experimental methods is crucial towards understanding the fundamental physics associated with their ordering, as well as their manipulation in spintronic devices. Here in this work, we extend the Lorentz transmission electron microscopy technique to quantify mixed Bloch-Néel chiral spin textures stabilized by the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction in Co / Pd multilayers. Analysis of the observed intensities under varied imaging conditions coupled to corroborative micromagnetic simulations yields vital parameters that dictate the stability and properties of the complex spin texture, namely, the degree of mixed Bloch-Néel character, the domain wall width, the strength of the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction, and the exchange stiffness. In conclusion, this approach provides the necessary framework for the application of quantitative Lorentz phase microscopy to a broad array of topological spin systems.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3];  [2];  [2];  [1]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Stony Brook Univ., NY (United States)
  2. National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
  3. Technical Univ. of Denmark, Lyngby (Denmark)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division; USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1546048
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1546360
Report Number(s):
BNL-211920-2019-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 122; Journal Issue: 23; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Garlow, Joseph A., Pollard, Shawn D., Beleggia, Marco, Dutta, Tanmay, Yang, Hyunsoo, and Zhu, Yimei. Quantification of Mixed Bloch-Néel Topological Spin Textures Stabilized by the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction in Co/Pd Multilayers. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.237201.
Garlow, Joseph A., Pollard, Shawn D., Beleggia, Marco, Dutta, Tanmay, Yang, Hyunsoo, & Zhu, Yimei. Quantification of Mixed Bloch-Néel Topological Spin Textures Stabilized by the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction in Co/Pd Multilayers. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.237201.
Garlow, Joseph A., Pollard, Shawn D., Beleggia, Marco, Dutta, Tanmay, Yang, Hyunsoo, and Zhu, Yimei. Mon . "Quantification of Mixed Bloch-Néel Topological Spin Textures Stabilized by the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction in Co/Pd Multilayers". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.237201.
@article{osti_1546048,
title = {Quantification of Mixed Bloch-Néel Topological Spin Textures Stabilized by the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction in Co/Pd Multilayers},
author = {Garlow, Joseph A. and Pollard, Shawn D. and Beleggia, Marco and Dutta, Tanmay and Yang, Hyunsoo and Zhu, Yimei},
abstractNote = {The three-dimensional structure of nanoscale topological spin textures stabilized by the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction is governed by the delicate competition between the exchange, demagnetization, and anisotropy energies. The quantification of such spin textures through direct experimental methods is crucial towards understanding the fundamental physics associated with their ordering, as well as their manipulation in spintronic devices. Here in this work, we extend the Lorentz transmission electron microscopy technique to quantify mixed Bloch-Néel chiral spin textures stabilized by the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction in Co / Pd multilayers. Analysis of the observed intensities under varied imaging conditions coupled to corroborative micromagnetic simulations yields vital parameters that dictate the stability and properties of the complex spin texture, namely, the degree of mixed Bloch-Néel character, the domain wall width, the strength of the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction, and the exchange stiffness. In conclusion, this approach provides the necessary framework for the application of quantitative Lorentz phase microscopy to a broad array of topological spin systems.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.237201},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 23,
volume = 122,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {6}
}

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