Trochoidal dynamics and pair generation in skyrmion and antiskyrmion dynamics driven by spin-orbit torques

In a collaboration with colleagues at Johannes Gutenberg-Universit├Ąt Mainz, Uppsala Universitet, and Christian-Albrechts-Universit├Ąt zu Kiel, we have shown theoretically that skyrmions and antiskyrmions can behave very differently under spin-orbit torques. One key finding is that antiskyrmions can undergo trochoidal motion, which is analogous to Walker breakdown in domain wall dynamics. This threshold defines a speed […]

MAGicSky kicks off

Our European project MAGicSKy on magnetic skyrmions is well underway with project leaders and participants from the consortium gathering in Massy this week for the inaugural project meeting. This FET-Open project is funded by the Horizon2020 Framework Programme of the European Union and will run through to September 2018. Last modified 30/10/15