Dresden 2017 – wissenschaftliches Programm
HL 73: Electronic-Structure Theory: New Concepts and Developments in Density Functional Theory and Beyond - VI
HL 73.8: Vortrag
Donnerstag, 23. März 2017, 12:15–12:30, GER 38
Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya-interaction energy, where it is located? Real and reciprocal spaces views. — •Leonid Sandratskii — Max-Planck-Institut für Mikrostrukturphysik, Halle, Germany
Recently Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction (DMI) attracted new wave of intense attention stimulated by its role in the stabilization and fast dynamics of skyrmions. Numerous approaches have been suggested for the estimation of the the DMI parameters. Many efforts are devoted to reveal the electronic properties responsible for the strength of the DMI and, in this way, to help to engineer the materials with desired DMI characteristics. Although there is full consensus with respect to the most fundamental reasons of the DMI, the SOC and broken inversion symmetry, in details the physical pictures suggested by different authors differ strongly. In particular, this concerns the role of the avoiding crossings in the electronic structure, the spatial location of the DMI energy, the role of the orbital moments. This stimulated us to perform detailed study of the DMI in CoPt bilayer focusing on the open questions. We used both the approximate calculations for spin spirals with arbitrary wave vectors and more precise but also more time and resources consuming full relativistic calculations for supercells with the magnetic structures of opposite chirality. The results of the calculations are presented and analyzed.