Magnetic pattern formation on the nanoscale due to relativistic exchange interactions

L. Udvardi, A. Antal, L. Szunyogh, Á Buruzs, P. Weinberger

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We present a multiscale study of the formation of magnetic patterns in Mn monolayers deposited on W (0 0 1) and W (1 1 0) surfaces. We derive the parameters of an extended classical Heisenberg Hamiltonian from relativistic spin-polarized first principle calculations. By using these parameters we perform Monte Carlo simulations to explore the low-temperature spin structures. We find that the antisymmetric Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interactions induce spin-spirals propagating along an in-plane axis with a wavelength of about 2.2 and 7.2 nm, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)402-404
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2008


  • Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction
  • Multiscale modeling
  • Spiral spin structures
  • Thin magnetic films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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