Chiral paramagnetic skyrmion-like phase in MnSi

C. Pappas, E. Lelie vre-Berna, P. Falus, P. M. Bentley, E. Moskvin, S. Grigoriev, P. Fouquet, B. Farago

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We present a comprehensive study of chiral fluctuations in the reference helimagnet MnSi by polarized neutron scattering and neutron spin echo spectroscopy, which reveals the existence of a completely left- handed and dynamically disordered phase. This phase may be identified as a spontaneous Skyrmion phase: it appears in a limited temperature range just above the helical transition TC and coexists with the helical phase at TC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197202_1-4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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