Topological magnetism typically appears in noncentrosymmetric compounds or compounds with geometric frustration. Here, we report the effective tuning of magnetism in centrosymmetric tetragonal Mn2-xZnxSb by Zn substitution. The magnetism is found to be closely coupled to the transport properties, giving rise to a very large topological Hall effect with fine-tuning of Zn content, which even persists to high temperature (∼250K). The further magnetoentropic analysis suggests that the topological Hall effect is possibly associated with topological magnetism. Our finding suggests Mn2-xZnxSb is a candidate material for a centrosymmetric tetragonal topological magnetic system, offering opportunities for studying and tuning spin textures and developing near room temperature spin-based devices.
Chemistry and Biochemistry
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Nabi, Md Rafique Un, Aaron Wegner, Fei Wang, Yanglin Zhu, Yingdong Guan, Arash Fereidouni, Krishna Pandey et al. "Giant topological Hall effect in centrosymmetric tetragonal Mn 2− x Zn x Sb." Physical Review B 104, no. 17 (2021): 174419.
Physical Review B