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Study of the velocity plateau of Dzyaloshinskii domain walls

Abstract : We study field-driven domain wall (DW) velocities in asymmetric multilayer stacks with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction (DMI), both experimentally and by micromagnetic simulations. Using magneto-optical Kerr microscopy under intense and nanoseconds-long magnetic field pulses, we show that DWs in these films propagate at velocities up to hundreds of meters per second and that, instead of the expected decrease in velocity after the Walker field, a long plateau with constant velocity is observed, before breakdown. Both the maximum speed and the field extent of the velocity plateau strongly depend on the values of the spontaneous magnetization and the DMI strength, as well as on the magnetic anisotropy. Micromagnetic simulations reproduce these features in sufficiently wide strips, even for perfect samples. A physical model explaining the microscopic origin of the velocity plateau is proposed.
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V. Krizakova, J. Peña-Garcia, J. Vogel, N. Rougemaille, Dayane de Souza Chaves, et al.. Study of the velocity plateau of Dzyaloshinskii domain walls. Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, American Physical Society, 2019, 100 (21), pp.214404. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevB.100.214404⟩. ⟨hal-02393813⟩



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