Chopping skyrmions from magnetic chiral domains with uniaxial stress in magnetic nanowire

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Abstract

Magnetic skyrmions are envisioned as ideal candidates as information carriers for future spintronic devices, which have attracted a great deal of attention in recent years. Due to their topological protection, the creation and annihilation of magnetic skyrmions have been a challenging task. Here, we numerically demonstrate that a magnetic skyrmion can be created by chopping a chiral stripe domain with a static uniaxial strain/stress pulse. This mechanism not only provides a method to create skyrmions in magnetic nanostructures but also offers promising routes for designing tunable skyrmionic-mechanic devices.
Original languageEnglish
Article number022406
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume111
Issue number2
Early online date12 Jul 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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