Spin–orbit correlations and exchange-bias control in twisted Janus dichalcogenide multilayers

D. Soriano, Jose Lado

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Janus dichalcogenide multilayers provide a paradigmatic platform to engineer electronic phenomena dominated by spin–orbit coupling. Their unique spin–orbit effects stem from the mirror symmetry breaking in each layer, which induces a colossal Rashba spin–orbit effect in comparison with the conventional dichalcogenide counterparts. Here we put forward twisted Janus dichalcogenide bilayers as a simple platform to realize spin–orbit correlated states. We demonstrate the emergence of flat bands featuring strong spin-momentum locking and the emergence of symmetry broken states with associated non-coplanar magnetization when interactions are included. We further show that the symmetry broken states can be controlled by means of a magnetic substrate, strongly impacting the non-coplanar magnetic texture of the moire unit cell. Our results put forward twisted Janus multilayers as a powerful platform to explore spin–orbit correlated physics, and highlighting the versatility of magnetic substrates to control unconventional moire magnetism.
Original languageEnglish
Article number073038
Number of pages10
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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