4 years ago

Magnetic Skyrmion Lattice by Fourier Transform Method.

Eugene Balkind, Aldo Isidori, Matthias Eschrig

We demonstrate a fast numerical method of theoretical studies of skyrmion lattice or spiral order in magnetic materials with Dzyaloshinsky-Moriya interaction. The method is based on the Fourier expansion of the magnetization combined with a minimization of the free energy functional of the magnetic material in Fourier space, yielding the optimal configuration of the system for any given set of parameters. We employ a Lagrange multiplier technique in order to satisfy micromagnetic constraints. We apply this method to a system that exhibits, depending on the parameter choice, ferromagnetic, skyrmion lattice, or spiral (helical) order. Known critical fields corresponding to the helical-skyrmion as well as the skyrmion-ferromagnet phase transitions are reproduced with high precision. Using this numerical method we predict new types of excited (metastable) states of the skyrmion lattice, which may be stabilized by coupling the skyrmion lattice with a superconducting vortex lattice. The method can be readily adapted to other micromagnetic systems.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1901.02459

DOI: arXiv:1901.02459v1

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.