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Transverse field muon-spin rotation measurement of the topological anomaly in a thin film of MnSi

Lancaster, T.; Xiao, F.; Salman, Z.; Thomas, I.O.; Blundell, S.J.; Pratt, F.L.; Clark, S.J.; Prokscha, T.; Suter, A.; Zhang, S.L.; Baker, A.A.; Hesjedal, T.

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Authors

F. Xiao

Z. Salman

I.O. Thomas

S.J. Blundell

F.L. Pratt

T. Prokscha

A. Suter

S.L. Zhang

A.A. Baker

T. Hesjedal



Abstract

We present the results of transverse-field muon-spin rotation measurements on an epitaxially grown 40-nm-thick film of MnSi on Si(111) in the region of the field-temperature phase diagram where a skyrmion phase has been observed in the bulk. We identify changes in the quasistatic magnetic field distribution sampled by the muon, along with evidence for magnetic transitions around and 30 K. Our results suggest that the cone phase is not the only magnetic texture realized in film samples for out-of-plane fields.

Citation

Lancaster, T., Xiao, F., Salman, Z., Thomas, I., Blundell, S., Pratt, F., …Hesjedal, T. (2016). Transverse field muon-spin rotation measurement of the topological anomaly in a thin film of MnSi. Physical Review B, 93(14), Article 140412(R). https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevb.93.140412

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 6, 2016
Online Publication Date Apr 25, 2016
Publication Date Apr 25, 2016
Deposit Date Apr 26, 2016
Publicly Available Date Apr 26, 2016
Journal Physical Review B
Print ISSN 2469-9950
Electronic ISSN 2469-9969
Publisher American Physical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 93
Issue 14
Article Number 140412(R)
DOI https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevb.93.140412
Related Public URLs http://arxiv.org/abs/1511.04972

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