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Cooperative Charge Pumping and Enhanced Skyrmion Mobility

Cooperative Charge Pumping and Enhanced Skyrmion Mobility
A. Abbout, J. Weston, X. Waintal, A. Manchon​
2018/4/6
arXiv:1804.02460​ ​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​
A. Abbout, J. Weston, X. Waintal, A. Manchon​
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arXiv
The electronic pumping arising from the steady motion of ferromagnetic skyrmions is investigated by solving the time evolution of the Schr¨odinger equation implemented on a tight-binding model with the statistical physics of the many-body problem. It is shown that the ability of steadily moving skyrmions to pump large charge currents arises from their non-trivial magnetic topology, i.e. the coexistence between spin-motive force and topological Hall effect. Based on an adiabatic scattering theory, we compute the pumped current and demonstrate that it scales with the reflection coefficient of the conduction electrons against the skyrmion. Finally, we propose that such a phenomenon can be exploited in the context of racetrack devices, where the electronic pumping enhances the collective motion of the train of skyrmions.​