Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

E. Davoli - G. Di Fratta

Homogenization of chiral magnetic materials - A mathematical evidence of Dzyaloshinskii's predictions on helical structures

created by davoli on 06 May 2019
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Published Paper

Inserted: 6 may 2019
Last Updated: 4 sep 2020

Journal: Journal of Nonlinear Science
Year: 2019


In this paper we investigate the influence of the bulk Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction on the magnetic properties of composite ferromagnetic materials with highly oscillating heterogeneities, in the framework of Gamma-convergence and 2-scale convergence. The homogeneous energy functional resulting from our analysis provides an effective description of most of the magnetic composites of interest nowadays. Although our study covers more general scenarios than the micromagnetic one, it builds on the phenomenological considerations of Dzyaloshinskii on the existence of helicoidal textures, as the result of possible instabilities of ferromagnetic structures under small relativistic spin- lattice or spin-spin interactions. In particular we provide the first quantitative counterpart to Dzyaloshinskii's predictions on helical structures.

Keywords: Homogenization, Micromagnetics, chiral magnetic materials, Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction, manifold-valued Sobolev spaces