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Author Bogdanov, A. N. ♦ Roessler, U. K.
Sponsorship (US)
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Publisher The American Physical Society
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS ♦ CHIRAL SYMMETRY ♦ ENANTIOMORPHS ♦ MAGNETIZATION ♦ THIN FILMS ♦ VORTICES
Abstract A phenomenological theory of chiral symmetry breaking in magnetic nanostructures is developed considering induced, inhomogeneous chiral interactions (Dzyaloshinsky-Moriya--type). Application of the theory to films and multilayers with in-plane and out-of-plane magnetization predicts modulated and two-dimensional localized patterns (vortices). These new classes of magnetic patterns are intrinsically stable and localized on nanometer scale. Various experimental observations agree qualitatively with structures derived from this theory.
ISSN 00319007
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2001-07-16
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physical Review Letters
Volume Number 87
Issue Number 3


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