Skyrmion crystals in frustrated Shastry-Sutherland magnets

30 Oct 2018  ·  Yu J. H., Li W. H., Huang Z. P., Liang J. J., Chen J., Chen D. Y., Hou Z. P., Qin M. H. ·

The phase diagrams of the frustrated classical spin model with Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya (DM) interaction on the Shastry-Sutherland (S-S) lattice are studied by means of Monte Carlo simulation. For ferromagnetic next-nearest-neighboring (J2) interactions, the introduced exchange frustration enhances the effect of the DM interaction, which enlarges the magnetic field-range with the skyrmion lattice phase and increases the skyrmion density... For antiferromagnetic J2 interactions, the so-called 2q phase (two-sublattice skyrmion crystal) and the spin-flop phase are observed in the simulated phase diagram, and their stabilizations are closely dependent on the DM interaction and J2 interaction, respectively. The simulated results are qualitatively explained from the energy landscape, which provides useful information for understanding the intriguing phases in S-S magnets. read more

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