Topological spin Hall effects and tunable skyrmion Hall effects in uniaxial antiferromagnetic insulators

Matthew W. Daniels, Weichao Yu, Ran Cheng, Jiang Xiao, Di Xiao

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Abstract

Recent advances in the physics of current-driven antiferromagnetic skyrmions have observed the absence of a Magnus force. We outline the symmetry reasons for this phenomenon, and show that this cancellation will fail in the case of spin polarized currents. Pairing micromagnetic simulations with semiclassical spin wave transport theory, we demonstrate that skyrmions produce a spin-polarized transverse magnon current and that spin-polarized magnon currents can in turn produce transverse motion of antiferromagnetic skyrmions. We examine qualitative differences in the frequency dependence of the skyrmion Hall angle between ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic cases, and close by proposing a simple skyrmion-based magnonic device for demultiplexing of spin channels.

Original languageEnglish
Article number224433
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume99
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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