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Topological properties and dynamics of magnetic skyrmions.
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PMID:  24302027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Magnetic skyrmions are particle-like nanometre-sized spin textures of topological origin found in several magnetic materials, and are characterized by a long lifetime. Skyrmions have been observed both by means of neutron scattering in momentum space and microscopy techniques in real space, and their properties include novel Hall effects, current-driven motion with ultralow current density and multiferroic behaviour. These properties can be understood from a unified viewpoint, namely the emergent electromagnetism associated with the non-coplanar spin structure of skyrmions. From this description, potential applications of skyrmions as information carriers in magnetic information storage and processing devices are envisaged.
Naoto Nagaosa; Yoshinori Tokura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nature nanotechnology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1748-3395     ISO Abbreviation:  Nat Nanotechnol     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101283273     Medline TA:  Nat Nanotechnol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  899-911     Citation Subset:  IM    
1] RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS), Wako 351-0198, Japan [2] Department of Applied Physics, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan.
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