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Magnetic skyrmions

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A first-order phase transition between two crystalline phases of magnetic whirls sheds light on the role of topology in magnetic transitions.

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Figure 1: Schematic illustration of two-dimensional lattices of magnetic whirls, so-called skyrmions, formed in planes perpendicular to the magnetic field.


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Rosch, A. Particles or waves. Nature Mater 15, 1231–1232 (2016).

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