We report the modification of magnetism in a magnetic insulator Y3Fe5O12 thin film by topological surface states (TSS) in an adjacent topological insulator Bi2Se3 thin film. Ferromagnetic resonance measurements show that the TSS in Bi2Se3 produces a perpendicular magnetic anisotropy, results in a decrease in the gyromagnetic ratio, and enhances the damping in Y3Fe5O12. Such TSS-induced changes become more pronounced as the temperature decreases from 300 to 50 K. These results suggest a completely new approach for control of magnetism in magnetic thin films.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Physics and Astronomy