SpringerBriefs in Physics

Skyrmions in Magnetic Materials

Authors: Seki, Shinichiro, Mochizuki, Masahito

  • Introduces the physics and chemistry of magnetic skyrmions
  • Provides a comprehensive review of the latest experimental and theoretical work
  • Focuses on both fundamentals and applications
  • Covers formation mechanism, observation technique, and material design strategy, as well as skyrmions’ static and dynamical responses against various electromagnetic fields
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This brief reviews current research on magnetic skyrmions, with emphasis on formation mechanisms, observation techniques, and materials design strategies. The response of skyrmions, both static and dynamical, to various electromagnetic fields is also covered in detail.
Recent progress in magnetic imaging techniques has enabled the observation of skyrmions in real space, as well as the analysis of their ordering manner and the details of their internal structure. In metallic systems, conduction electrons moving through the skyrmion spin texture gain a nontrivial quantum Berry phase, which provides topological force to the underlying spin texture and enables the current-induced manipulation of magnetic skyrmions. On the other hand, skyrmions in an insulator can induce electric polarization through relativistic spin-orbit interaction, paving the way for the control of skyrmions by an external electric field without loss of Joule heating. Because of its nanometric scale, particle nature, and electric controllability, skyrmions are considered as potential candidates for new information carriers in the next generation of spintronics devices.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Theoretical Model of Magnetic Skyrmions

    Seki, Shinichiro (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Observation of Skyrmions in Magnetic Materials

    Seki, Shinichiro (et al.)

    Pages 15-31

  • Skyrmions and Electric Currents in Metallic Materials

    Seki, Shinichiro (et al.)

    Pages 33-56

  • Skyrmions and Electric Fields in Insulating Materials

    Seki, Shinichiro (et al.)

    Pages 57-66

  • Summary and Perspective

    Seki, Shinichiro (et al.)

    Pages 67-69

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eBook $44.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-24649-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Skyrmions in Magnetic Materials
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Physics
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-24651-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-24651-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-24649-9
Series ISSN
2191-5423
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 69
Number of Illustrations and Tables
30 illustrations in colour
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