Tuning the Skyrmion Hall Effect via Engineering of Spin-Orbit Interaction

Collins Ashu Akosa, Hang Li, Gen Tatara, Oleg A. Tretiakov

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We demonstrate that the Magnus force acting on magnetic skyrmions can be efficiently tuned via modulation of the strength of spin-orbit interactions. We show that the skyrmion Hall effect, which is a direct consequence of the nonvanishing Magnus force on the magnetic structure, can be suppressed in certain limits. Our calculations show that the emergent magnetic fields in the presence of spin-orbit coupling (SOC) renormalize the Lorentz force on itinerant electrons, and thus, influence topological transport. In particular, we show that, for a Neél-type skyrmion and Bloch-type antiskyrmion, the skyrmion Hall effect (SkHE) can vanish by tuning appropriately the strength of Rashba and Dresselhaus SOCs, respectively. Our results open up alternative directions to explore in a bid to overcome the parasitic and undesirable SkHE for spintronic applications.

本文言語English
論文番号054032
ジャーナルPhysical Review Applied
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DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2019 11月 13
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  • 物理学および天文学(全般)

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