Materials Growth & Measurement Laboratory

Chihiro Tabata: Magnetic Order in Chiral Antiferromagnet EuPtSi Studied by Resonant X-ray Scattering

Seminar on Magnetism
Date: Thursday, 11 April 2019 12:30 - 13:30

Venue: lecture room F2, first floor, Ke Karlovu 5 - Prague 2

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We have a pleasure to invite you to attend the joint seminar
of the Department of Condensed Matter Physics (DCMP)
and the Materials Growth and Measurement Laboratory (MGML)



Magnetic Order in Chiral Antiferromagnet EuPtSi Studied by Resonant X-ray Scattering

lecture given by:

Chihiro Tabata

Institute for Integrated Radiation and Nuclear Science, Kyoto University


The seminar takes place in the lecture room F2
of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Ke Karlovu 5, Praha 2
on Thursday, 11.4. 2019 from 12:30

Vladimír Sechovský
On behalf of the DCMP and MGML


EuPtSi crystalizes in a cubic structure belonging to the space group P213. The crystal structure of EuPtSi is very similar to that of B20-type chiral magnets represented by MnSi, which has been attracting many interests since the discovery of a peculiar spin texture, "magnetic skyrmion." Recent intensive studies on single crystalline EuPtSi revealed a characteristic HT phase diagram with a phase stabilized by moderate magnetic fields and temperature. This so-called "A-phase" of this compound is of current interest from the viewpoint of several similarities with the skyrmion phase of MnSi. In order to elucidate its magnetic order microscopically, we have performed the resonant X-ray scattering (RXS) on EuPtSi. The high flux RXS signal revealed the single-q helical order in the ground state and the triple-q order in the A-phase, which suggests a kind of magnetic skyrmion states is realized in EuPtSi. We also found that the triple-q order becomes a short-range order within the A-phase. Based on these experimental facts, we will discuss the triple-q magnetic order in the context of magnetic
skyrmion state on which the geometrical frustration may play a crucial role.


Ke Karlovu 5, 121 16 Praha 2, Czech Republic




All Dates

  • Thursday, 11 April 2019 12:30 - 13:30