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Skyrmions on the track

Nature Nanotechnology volume 8, pages 152156 (2013) | Download Citation

Magnetic skyrmions are nanoscale spin configurations that hold promise as information carriers in ultradense memory and logic devices owing to the extremely low spin-polarized currents needed to move them.

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We acknowledge the support of S. Rohart and A. Thiaville from LPS (Université Paris-Sud/CNRS), Orsay, France for the numerical calculations of Fig. 3, and K. Everschor who helped in the preparation of some of the figures.

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  1. Albert Fert, Vincent Cros and João Sampaio are at the Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales and Université Paris-Sud, Palaiseau, France

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