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Interaction and collision of skyrmions in chiral antiferromagnets

by George Theodorou, Stavros Komineas

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Authors (as registered SciPost users): Stavros Komineas
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Date submitted: 2023-05-24 07:13
Submitted by: Komineas, Stavros
Submitted to: SciPost Physics
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Academic field: Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics - Theory
  • Mathematical Physics
Approaches: Theoretical, Computational


Skyrmions in an antiferromagnet can travel as solitary waves in stark contrast to the situation in ferromagnets. Traveling skyrmion solutions have been found numerically in chiral antiferromagnets. We consider head-on collision events between two skyrmions. We find that the result of the collision depends on the initial velocity of the skyrmions. For small velocities, the skyrmions are shrinking as they are approaching, they bounce back and eventually acquire almost their initial speed. For larger velocities, the skyrmions approach each other and shrink until they become singular points and are eventually annihilated. We describe the observed phenomena in terms of skyrmion energetics and thus determine the regimes of the different dynamical behaviors.

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