Real-space observation of helical spin order.

  title={Real-space observation of helical spin order.},
  author={Masaya Uchida and Yoshinori Onose and Yoshio Matsui and Yoshinori Tokura},
  volume={311 5759},
Helical spin order in magnetic materials has been investigated only in reciprocal space. We visualized the helical spin order and dynamics in a metal silicide in real space by means of Lorentz electron microscopy. The real space of the helical spin order proves to be much richer than that expected from the averaged structure; it exhibits a variety of magnetic defects similar to atomic dislocations in the crystal lattice. The application of magnetic fields allows us to directly observe the… CONTINUE READING

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