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dc.contributor.authorBirch, MT
dc.contributor.authorPowalla, L
dc.contributor.authorWintz, S
dc.contributor.authorHovorka, O
dc.contributor.authorLitzius, K
dc.contributor.authorLoudon, James
dc.contributor.authorTurnbull, LA
dc.contributor.authorNehruji, V
dc.contributor.authorSon, K
dc.contributor.authorBubeck, C
dc.contributor.authorRauch, TG
dc.contributor.authorWeigand, M
dc.contributor.authorGoering, E
dc.contributor.authorBurghard, M
dc.contributor.authorSchütz, G
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-07T08:11:08Z
dc.date.available2022-06-07T08:11:08Z
dc.date.issued2022-05-31
dc.date.submitted2021-11-15
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723
dc.identifier.others41467-022-30740-7
dc.identifier.other30740
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/337748
dc.description.abstractThe discovery of two-dimensional magnets has initiated a new field of research, exploring both fundamental low-dimensional magnetism, and prospective spintronic applications. Recently, observations of magnetic skyrmions in the 2D ferromagnet Fe3GeTe2 (FGT) have been reported, introducing further application possibilities. However, controlling the exhibited magnetic state requires systematic knowledge of the history-dependence of the spin textures, which remains largely unexplored in 2D magnets. In this work, we utilise real-space imaging, and complementary simulations, to determine and explain the thickness-dependent magnetic phase diagrams of an exfoliated FGT flake, revealing a complex, history-dependent emergence of the uniformly magnetised, stripe domain and skyrmion states. The results show that the interplay of the dominant dipolar interaction and strongly temperature dependent out-of-plane anisotropy energy terms enables the selective stabilisation of all three states at zero field, and at a single temperature, while the Dzyaloshinksii-Moriya interaction must be present to realise the observed Néel-type domain walls. The findings open perspectives for 2D devices incorporating topological spin textures.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.subjectArticle
dc.subject/639/301/119/997
dc.subject/639/301/119/2792
dc.subject/639/766/119/2793
dc.subjectarticle
dc.titleHistory-dependent domain and skyrmion formation in 2D van der Waals magnet Fe3GeTe2.
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-06-07T08:11:07Z
prism.issueIdentifier1
prism.publicationNameNat Commun
prism.volume13
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.85157
dcterms.dateAccepted2022-05-16
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1038/s41467-022-30740-7
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidBirch, MT [0000-0001-9320-8561]
dc.contributor.orcidPowalla, L [0000-0003-1364-9979]
dc.contributor.orcidLitzius, K [0000-0002-6408-2581]
dc.contributor.orcidLoudon, James [0000-0003-3868-376X]
dc.contributor.orcidTurnbull, LA [0000-0001-5734-1154]
dc.contributor.orcidNehruji, V [0000-0002-7606-7442]
dc.contributor.orcidRauch, TG [0000-0001-5733-056X]
dc.contributor.orcidWeigand, M [0000-0002-0325-2268]
dc.contributor.orcidBurghard, M [0000-0002-8784-2758]
dc.identifier.eissn2041-1723
cam.issuedOnline2022-05-31


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