Topological coupling of dislocations and magnetization vorticity in Spin Density Waves

S. Brazovski 1, N. Kirova 1

Journal de Physique IV Colloque 9 (1999) Pr10-121

The rich order parameter of Spin Density Waves allows for an unusual object of a complex topological nature: a half-integer dislocation combined with a semi-vortex of the staggered magnetization. It becomes energetically preferable to ordinary dislocation due to enhanced Coulomb interactions in the semiconducting regime. Generation of these objects changes the narrow band noise frequency.

  • 1. Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques (LPTMS),
    CNRS : UMR8626 – Université Paris XI - Paris Sud