Ground state search, hysteretic behaviour, and reversal mechanism of skyrmionic textures in confined helimagnetic nanostructures

@article{Beg2015GroundSS,
  title={Ground state search, hysteretic behaviour, and reversal mechanism of skyrmionic textures in confined helimagnetic nanostructures},
  author={Marijan Beg and Rebecca Carey and Weiwei Wang and David Cort{\'e}s‐Ortu{\~n}o and Mark Vousden and Marc-Antonio Bisotti and Maximilian Albert and Dmitri Chernyshenko and Ondrej Hovorka and Robert Stamps and Hans Fangohr},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2015},
  volume={5}
}
Magnetic skyrmions have the potential to provide solutions for low-power, high-density data storage and processing. One of the major challenges in developing skyrmion-based devices is the skyrmions’ magnetic stability in confined helimagnetic nanostructures. Through a systematic study of equilibrium states, using a full three-dimensional micromagnetic model including demagnetisation effects, we demonstrate that skyrmionic textures are the lowest energy states in helimagnetic thin film… 

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