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Dataset associated with "Diameter-independent skyrmion Hall angle observed in chiral magnetic multilayers"

Zeissler, Katharina and Finizio, Simone and Barton, Craig and Huxtable, Alexandra and Massey, Jamie and Raabe, Jörg and Sadovnikov, Alexandr and Nikitov, Sergey and Brearton, Richard and Hesjedal, Thorsten and van der Laan, Gerit and Rosamond, Mark and Linfield, Edmund and Burnell, Gavin and Marrows, Christopher (2019) Dataset associated with "Diameter-independent skyrmion Hall angle observed in chiral magnetic multilayers". University of Leeds. [Dataset] https://doi.org/10.5518/742

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Magnetic skyrmions are topologically non-trivial nanoscale objects. Their topology, which originates in their chiral domain wall winding, governs their unique response to a motion-inducing force. When subjected to an electrical current, the chiral winding of the spin texture leads to a deflection of the skyrmion trajectory, characterized by an angle with respect to the applied force direction. This skyrmion Hall angle was believed to be skyrmion diameter-dependent. In contrast, our experimental study finds that the skyrmion Hall angle is diameter-independent for skyrmions with diameters ranging from 35 to 825nm. At an average velocity of 6 ± 1 m/s, the average skyrmion Hall angle was measured to be 9° ± 2°. In fact the skyrmion dynamics is dominated by the local energy landscape such as materials defects and the local magnetic configuration.

Subjects: F000 - Physical sciences > F300 - Physics > F320 - Chemical physics > F321 - Solid-state physics
Divisions: Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences > School of Physics and Astronomy
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Date deposited: 20 Dec 2019 09:08
URI: http://archive.researchdata.leeds.ac.uk/id/eprint/619

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