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Magnetic skyrmion dynamics in thin cylindrical dots

Research paper by Zukhra V. Gareeva, Konstantin Y. Guslienko

Indexed on: 10 Mar '16Published on: 05 Jan '16Published in: physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters



Abstract

We calculate high‐frequency spin excitations of the skyrmion ground state cylindrical magnetic dots. The skyrmion is assumed to be stabilized at room temperature due to interplay of the isotropic and Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya exchange interactions, perpendicular magnetic anisotropy and magnetostatic interaction. The Skyrmion ground state is represented as combination of two radially symmetric bubble domains. To consider the Bloch‐ and Néel‐type magnetic skyrmion dynamics we apply an approximation of ultrathin domain wall between the circular domains and assume that the magnetic dot is thin enough (magnetization does not depend on the thickness coordinate). The eigenfunctions/eigenfrequencies of spin wave excitations over the skyrmion background are calculated as a function of the skyrmion radius. The developed approach allows predicting spin wave eigenfrequencies in the skyrmion ground state magnetic dots. Recent experiments on magnetic skyrmion dynamics are discussed. (© 2016 WILEY‐VCH Verlag GmbH &Co. KGaA, Weinheim)