Mobile Néel skyrmions at room temperature: status and future

@article{Jiang2016MobileNS,
  title={Mobile N{\'e}el skyrmions at room temperature: status and future},
  author={Wanjun Jiang and Wei Zhang and Guoqiang Yu and Matthias Benjamin Jungfleisch and Pramey Upadhyaya and Hamoud H. Somaily and John E. Pearson and Yaroslav Tserkovnyak and Kang L. Wang and Olle G. Heinonen and Suzanne G. E. te Velthuis and Axel Hoffmann},
  journal={AIP Advances},
  year={2016},
  volume={6},
  pages={055602}
}
Magnetic skyrmions are topologically protected spin textures that exhibit many fascinating features. As compared to the well-studied cryogenic Bloch skyrmions in bulk materials, we focus on the room-temperature Neel skyrmions in thin-film systems with an interfacial broken inversion symmetry in this article. Specifically, we show the stabilization, the creation, and the implementation of Neel skyrmions that are enabled by the electrical current-induced spin-orbit torques. Towards the nanoscale… 

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