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Single magnetic skyrmions — topological whirls in the magnetization of certain ferromagnets — can be created and manipulated in nanostructures using electrical currents.

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Figure 1: Skyrmions in nanostructures.

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Duine, R. Skyrmions singled out. Nature Nanotech 8, 800–802 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2013.233

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