Physics at Virginia

"Magnetic skyrmions and their applications"

Hamed Vakili , University of Virginia - Department of Physics
[Host: Avik Ghosh]

Skyrmions are topologically protected magnetic quasi-particles. An isolated skyrmion is a metastable state of ferromagnet. The metastable state of skyrmions has a finite lifetime at non zero temperature which depends on energy barrier and attempt frequency. Materials with different symmetry groups can support different kinds of skyrmions (Bloch, Neel, Anti-skyrmion). We will see how these different types of symmetries can be used to control movements of a skyrmion. Skyrmion and domain wall racetracks can be used for temporal memories in race logic. Locally synchronized racetracks can spatially store relative timings of wavefronts and provide non-destructive read-out.

Condensed Matter Seminar
Thursday, April 16, 2020
3:30 PM
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