2022-12-20Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/27810
Energy Scaling Law for a Singularly Perturbed Four-Gradient Problem in Helimagnetism
We study pattern formation inmagnetic compounds near the helimagnetic/ferromagnetic transition point in case of Dirichlet boundary conditions on the spin field. The energy functional is a continuum approximation of a J1 − J3 model and was recently derived in Cicalese et al. (SIAM J Math Anal 51: 4848–4893, 2019). It contains two parameters, one measuring the incompatibility of the boundary conditions and the other measuring the cost of changes between different chiralities.We prove the scaling law of the minimal energy in terms of these two parameters. The constructions from the upper bound indicate that in some regimes branching-type patterns form close to the boundary of the sample.
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