KAUST DepartmentMaterial Science and Engineering Program
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
KAUST Grant NumberOSR-2016-CRG5-2977
Preprint Posting Date2017-06-09
Online Publication Date2017-12-29
Print Publication Date2017-10-01
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/626743
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AbstractConditions under which various skyrmion objects emerge in experiments on thin magnetic films remain largely unexplained. We investigate numerically centrosymmetric spin lattices in films of finite thickness with ferromagnetic exchange, magnetic anisotropy, and dipole-dipole interaction. Evolution of labyrinth domains into compact topological structures on application of the magnetic field is found to be governed by the configuration of Bloch lines inside domain walls. Depending on the combination of Bloch lines, the magnetic domains evolve into individual skyrmions, biskyrmions, or more complex topological objects. While the geometry of such objects is sensitive to the parameters, their topological charge is uniquely determined by the topological charge of Bloch lines inside the magnetic domain from which the object emerges.
CitationGaranin DA, Chudnovsky EM, Zhang X (2017) Skyrmion clusters from Bloch lines in ferromagnetic films. EPL (Europhysics Letters) 120: 17005. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/120/17005.
SponsorsThis work has been supported by the grant No. OSR-2016-CRG5-2977 from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
JournalEPL (Europhysics Letters)