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Single skyrmions spotted

Skyrmions are a special type of particle that has long been predicted to exist in many fields of physics. Direct images of these structures have now been made in a magnetic material.

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Figure 1: Roaming through a skyrmion.

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Pfleiderer, C., Rosch, A. Single skyrmions spotted. Nature 465, 880–881 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/465880a

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