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A promising birthplace for skyrmions

Skyrmions emerging from complex order offer superior stability and functionality for data processing and storage, but creating such objects is intrinsically difficult. Homochiral electric and antiferromagnetic structures at the domain walls of a room-temperature multiferroic are now observed.

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Fig. 1: BiFeO3 film with two different stripe-like multiferroic domains.

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Schierle, E. A promising birthplace for skyrmions. Nat. Mater. 19, 369–370 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-020-0642-7

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