Magnetic adatom induced Skyrmion-like spin texture in surface electron waves.

@article{Lounis2012MagneticAI,
  title={Magnetic adatom induced Skyrmion-like spin texture in surface electron waves.},
  author={Samir Lounis and Andreas Bringer and Stefan Bl{\"u}gel},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={108 20},
  pages={207202}
}
When a foreign atom is placed on a surface of a metal, the surrounding sea of electrons responds by screening the additional charge leading to oscillations or ripples. On surfaces, those electrons are sometimes confined to two-dimensional surface states, whose spin-degeneracy is lifted due to the Rashba effect arising from the spin-orbit interaction of… CONTINUE READING