Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy

 

Date of this Version

4-30-2012

Document Type

Article

Citation

PHYSICAL REVIEW B 85, 144433 (2012)

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.85.144433

Comments

©2012 American Physical Society. Used by permission.

Abstract

The interplay of topological defects with curvature is studied for out-of-surface magnetic vortices in thin spherical nanoshells. In the case of an easy-surface Heisenberg magnet it is shown that the curvature of the underlying surface leads to a coupling between the localized out-of-surface component of the vortex with its delocalized in-surface structure, i.e., polarity-chirality coupling. © 2012 American Physical Society.

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