Robust skyrmion-bubble textures in SrRuO3 thin films stabilized by magnetic anisotropy

Ping Zhang*, Arijit Das, Evgenii Barts, Maria Azhar, L Si, K Held, Maxim Mostovoy, Tamalika Banerjee

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are studied combining Hall transport measurements and numerical simulations. We observe characteristic signatures of the topological Hall effect associated with skyrmions. A relatively large thickness of our films and the absence of heavy-metal layers make the interfacial Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction an unlikely source of these topological spin textures. In addition, the transport anomalies exhibit an unprecedented robustness to magnetic field tilting and temperature variations. Our numerical simulations suggest that this unconventional behavior results from compact magnetic bubbles with skyrmion topology stabilized by magnetodipolar interactions and higher-order magnetocrystalline ansiotropies in an unexpected region of parameter space. This work presents a comprehensive understanding of the origin of the topological Hall effect in
Original languageEnglish
Article number032026(R)
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 27-Jul-2020

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