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Title: In‐Plane Magnetic Field‐Driven Creation and Annihilation of Magnetic Skyrmion Strings in Nanostructures

In bulk chiral crystals, 3D structures of magnetic skyrmions form topologically protected skyrmion strings (SkS) that have shown potential as magnonic nano‐waveguides for information transfer. Although SkS stability is expected to be enhanced in nanostructures of skyrmion‐hosting materials, experimental observation and detection of SkS in nanostructures under an applied in‐plane magnetic field is difficult. Here, temperature‐dependent magnetic field‐driven creation and annihilation of SkS in B20 FeGe nanostructures (nanowires and nanoplates) under in‐plane magnetic field (H||) are shown and the mechanisms behind these transformations are explained. Unusual asymmetric and hysteretic magnetoresistance (MR) features are observed but previously unexplained during magnetic phase transitions within the SkS stability regime whenH||is along the nanostructure's long edge, which increase the sensitivity of MR detection. Lorentz transmission electron microscopy of the SkS and other magnetic textures underH||in corroboration with the analysis of the anisotropic MR responses elucidates the field‐driven creation and annihilation processes of SkS responsible for such hysteretic MR features and reveals an unexplored stability regime in nanostructures.

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Wiley Blackwell (John Wiley & Sons)
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Journal Name:
Advanced Functional Materials
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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