Skyrmion Lattice in a Chiral Magnet

  title={Skyrmion Lattice in a Chiral Magnet},
  author={Sebastian M{\"u}hlbauer and Benedikt Binz and Florian Jonietz and Christian Pfleiderer and Achim Rosch and Andreas Neubauer and Robert Georgii and Peter B{\"o}ni},
  pages={915 - 919}
Skyrmions represent topologically stable field configurations with particle-like properties. We used neutron scattering to observe the spontaneous formation of a two-dimensional lattice of skyrmion lines, a type of magnetic vortex, in the chiral itinerant-electron magnet MnSi. The skyrmion lattice stabilizes at the border between paramagnetism and long-range helimagnetic order perpendicular to a small applied magnetic field regardless of the direction of the magnetic field relative to the… 

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