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Charting the Skyrmion Free-Energy Landscape

  title={Charting the Skyrmion Free-Energy Landscape},
  author={Juan Carlos Criado and Peter D. Hatton and Alvaro Lanza and Sebastian Schenk and Michael Spannowsky},
Chiral magnets feature a rich phase diagram with a variety of thermodynamical phases. These include helical and conical spin arrangements and topologically charged objects such as (anti)skyrmions. Crucially, due to hysteresis effects, the thermodynamical phases can co-exist at any given temperature and external magnetic field, typically leading to metastability of, e.g., the material's topological phase. In this work, we use Monte Carlo simulations to study these effects. We compute the… 

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