Theory of the interfacial Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction in Rashba antiferromagnets

Alireza Qaiumzadeh, Ivan A. Ado, Rembert A. Duine, Mikhail Titov, Arne Brataas

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In antiferromagnetic (AFM) thin films, broken inversion symmetry or coupling to adjacent heavy metals can induce Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya (DM) interactions. Knowledge of the DM parameters is essential for understanding and designing exotic spin structures, such as hedgehog Skyrmions and chiral Néel walls, which are attractive for use in novel information storage technologies. We introduce a framework for computing the DM interaction in two-dimensional Rashba antiferromagnets. Unlike in Rashba ferromagnets, the DM interaction is not suppressed even at low temperatures. The material parameters control both the strength and the sign of the interfacial DM interaction. Our results suggest a route toward controlling the DM interaction in AFM materials by means of doping and electric fields.

Originele taal-2Engels
Aantal pagina's6
TijdschriftPhysical Review Letters
Nummer van het tijdschrift19
StatusGepubliceerd - 10 mei 2018


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