Chopping skyrmions from magnetic chiral domains with uniaxial stress in magnetic nanowire

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Yan Liu
  • Na Lei
  • Weisheng Zhao
  • Wenqing Liu
  • Hans-Benjamin Braun
  • Yan Zhou

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number022406
Journal / PublicationApplied Physics Letters
Volume111
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2017

Abstract

Magnetic skyrmions are envisioned as ideal candidates as information carriers for future spintronic devices, which have attracted a great deal of attention in recent years. Due to their topological protection, the creation and annihilation of magnetic skyrmions have been a challenging task. Here, we numerically demonstrate that a magnetic skyrmion can be created by chopping a chiral stripe domain with a static uniaxial strain/stress pulse. This mechanism not only provides a method to create skyrmions in magnetic nanostructures but also offers promising routes for designing tunable skyrmionic-mechanic devices.

Citation Format(s)

Chopping skyrmions from magnetic chiral domains with uniaxial stress in magnetic nanowire. / Liu, Yan; Lei, Na; Zhao, Weisheng; Liu, Wenqing; Ruotolo, Antonio; Braun, Hans-Benjamin; Zhou, Yan.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 111, No. 2, 022406, 10.07.2017.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review