Thermal stability of an interface-stabilized skyrmion lattice.

  title={Thermal stability of an interface-stabilized skyrmion lattice.},
  author={Andreas Sonntag and Jan Hermenau and Stefan W Krause and Roland Wiesendanger},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={113 7},
The thermal stability of the magnetic nano-skyrmion lattice in the monolayer Fe/Ir(111) is investigated using temperature dependent spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy. Our experiments show that the skyrmion lattice disappears at a temperature of T_{c}=27.8  K, indicating a loss of long-range magnetic order. At second-layer iron islands the lattice… CONTINUE READING