New Nature Communications on Skyrmions


Together with a group from Augsburg we showed for the first time the coexistence of magnetic skyrmions and antiskyrmions in magnetic thin films.

Skyrmions are magnetic vortices of magnetic moments. The binary states of these two different vortices can in principle represent a bit on the nanoscale. This is an important step for possible applications as data storage. In this joint work with the group of Manfred Albrecht at the university of Augsburg we provided the theoretical foundation for the coexistence of various topological structures such as skyrmions and antiskyrmions in a single Fe/Gd multilayer structure.