Magnetization textures in twisted bilayer 2D CrX$_3$ (X=Br, I)

Feiping Xiao, Keqiu Chen, Qingjun Tong
2021
Motivated by the recent experiment demonstration of stacking dependent interlayer magnetic interaction [T. Song et al., Nat. Mater. 18, 1298 (2019); T. Li et al., Nat. Mater. 18, 1303 (2019); W. Chen et al., Science 366, 983 (2019)], we investigate the magnetization textures and the control possibilities in the moiré pattern formed of twisted bilayer two-dimensional (2D) magnets CrX$_3$ (X=Br, I). We find that the stacking dependent interlayer magnetic interaction results in the formation of
more » ... iodic magnetization domains in a long-period moiré pattern. Magnetization textures with various topological numbers can be constructed, depending on the winding of the textures around the domain walls. A uniform external magnetic field competes with the lateral modulated interlayer magnetic interaction and can be utilized to tune the magnetization textures.
doi:10.48550/arxiv.2103.10604 fatcat:asksnr5owvc6tplybojhroe4e4