Magnetic Helicity in a Chiral-Polar Magnet Ni2InSbO6

Yunpeng Gao, Masaaki Matsuda, Junjie Yang

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The class of chiral-polar magnets has recently captured significant interest in scientific study due to their intriguing physical phenomena. Among all the chiral-polar magnets, Ni2InSbO6 stands out because of its unique attributes, such as the emergence of the topological chiral soliton lattice in the presence of an external magnetic field perpendicular to the chiral-polar axis. However, the magnetic structure of Ni2InSbO6 at zero field has not been well understood yet. This work presents an analysis including polarized optical microscopy and polarized neutron diffraction on a carefully chosen Ni2InSbO6 crystal. Results confirm the predominance of a single chiral-polar domain within the crystal and indicate the likelihood of cycloidal magnetic ordering under zero magnetic field, alongside the observation of net magnetic helicity. The existence of both a dominant chiral-polar domain and a dominant cycloidal magnetic domain within Ni2InSbO6 provides an excellent platform for further exploration of its unconventional physical attributes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2300519
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


  • chiral-polar magnets
  • domains
  • magnetic structures
  • polarized neutron diffractions


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