This title appears in the Scientific Report : 2018 

Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction at disordered interfaces from ab initio theory: Robustness against intermixing and tunability through dusting
Zimmermann, Bernd (Corresponding author)
Legrand, William / Maccariello, Davide / Reyren, Nicolas / Cros, Vincent / Blügel, Stefan / Fert, Albert
Quanten-Theorie der Materialien; PGI-1
Quanten-Theorie der Materialien; IAS-1
Applied physics letters, 113 (2018) 23, S. 232403
Melville, NY American Inst. of Physics 2018
Journal Article
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The Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction (DMI), which is essential for the stabilization of topologically non-trivial chiral magnetic textures such as skyrmions, is particularly strong in heterostructures of ultra-thin magnetic materials and heavy elements. We explore by density-functional theory calculations the possibility to modify the magnetic properties at Co/Pt interfaces with chemical disorder. In these systems, we find a particular robustness of the DMI against intermixing. Upon dusting the interface with a third element (all $4d$ transition metals and B, Cu, Au and Bi), a strong reduction of the DMI is predicted. This opens up possibilities to tune the DMI through the degrees of intermixing and dusting.