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Electric control of skyrmions

The creation and destruction of magnetic whirls by the application of an electric field may be the basis for novel memory technologies.

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Figure 1: Changing the voltage of the tip of a scanning tunnelling microscope allows creation and destruction of magnetic whirls in a controlled way.

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Rosch, A. Electric control of skyrmions. Nature Nanotech 12, 103–104 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2016.244

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