Skyrmions

Authors


  • I would like to thank Christian Pfleiderer, Jürgen Kübler, and Gerhard Fecher for helpful discussions and Siham Ouardi for providing the structural drawings.

Abstract

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Topologically stable magnetic screw-like nanostructures called skyrmions were designed by using the concept of topology and the guidance of theory. These particles in real space are found in non-centrosymmetric compounds such as MnSi. Skyrmions might have an enormous impact in the context of future spintronics applications.

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