Writing a skyrmion on multiferroic materials

Masahito Mochizuki, Yoshio Watanabe

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This paper reports on a theoretical proposal for electrical creation of magnetic skyrmions on a thin-film specimen of a multiferroic chiral magnet by local application of an electric field, instead of an electric current, via an electrode tip. This method can be traced back to the mutual coupling between skyrmion spins and the electric polarizations in multiferroics and represents a unique technique for use in potential skyrmion-based memory devices without Joule-heating losses.

Original languageEnglish
Article number082409
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Aug 24
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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