Indexed on: 29 Feb '16Published on: 29 Feb '16Published in: Nonlinear Sciences - Pattern Formation and Solitons
We calculate low-frequency gyrotropic spin excitation modes of the skyrmion ground state ultrathin cylindrical magnetic dots. The skyrmion is assumed to be stabilized at room temperature and zero external magnetic field due to an interplay of the isotropic and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya exchange interactions, perpendicular magnetic anisotropy and magnetostatic interaction. We consider Bloch- and Neel-type magnetic skyrmions and assume that the dot magnetization does not depend on the thickness coordinate. The skyrmion gyrotropic frequencies are calculated in GHz range as a function of the skyrmion equilibrium radius, dot radius and the dot magnetic parameters. Recent experiments on magnetic skyrmion gyrotropic dynamics in nanodots are discussed.