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Magnetic imaging

A closer look at spin textures

Lorentz electron ptychography, a coherent diffractive imaging method, unveils magnetization singularities in a skyrmion lattice in FeGe and captures subtle internal structures near the skyrmion cores, boundaries, and dislocations.

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Fig. 1: Lorentz electron ptychography and the phase retrieval algorithm.

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Miao, J., Murnane, M.M. A closer look at spin textures. Nat. Nanotechnol. 18, 1–2 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-022-01262-6

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