Interlayer magnetoresistance due to chiral soliton lattice formation in hexagonal chiral magnet CrNb3S6

Y. Togawa, Y. Kousaka, S. Nishihara, K. Inoue, Jun Akimitsu, A. S. Ovchinnikov, J. Kishine

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Abstract

We investigate the interlayer magnetoresistance (MR) along the chiral crystallographic axis in the hexagonal chiral magnet CrNb3S 6. In a region below the incommensurate-commensurate phase transition between the chiral soliton lattice and the forced ferromagnetic state, a negative MR is obtained in a wide range of temperature, while a small positive MR is found very close to the Curie temperature. Normalized data of the negative MR almost falls into a single curve and is well fitted by a theoretical equation of the soliton density, meaning that the origin of the MR is ascribed to the magnetic scattering of conduction electrons by a nonlinear, periodic, and countable array of magnetic soliton kinks.

Original languageEnglish
Article number197204
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume111
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 7 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Interlayer magnetoresistance due to chiral soliton lattice formation in hexagonal chiral magnet CrNb3S6. / Togawa, Y.; Kousaka, Y.; Nishihara, S.; Inoue, K.; Akimitsu, Jun; Ovchinnikov, A. S.; Kishine, J.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 111, No. 19, 197204, 07.11.2013.

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Togawa, Y. ; Kousaka, Y. ; Nishihara, S. ; Inoue, K. ; Akimitsu, Jun ; Ovchinnikov, A. S. ; Kishine, J. / Interlayer magnetoresistance due to chiral soliton lattice formation in hexagonal chiral magnet CrNb3S6. In: Physical Review Letters. 2013 ; Vol. 111, No. 19.
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