Skyrmion-(Anti)Vortex Coupling in a Chiral Magnet-Superconductor Heterostructure

Authors: A. P. Petrović, M. Raju, X. Y. Tee, A. Louat, I. Maggio-Aprile, R. M. Menezes, M. J. Wyszyński, N. K. Duong, M. Reznikov, Ch. Renner, M. V. Milošević, and C. Panagopoulos

Published in: Physical Review Letters 126, 117205, 2021.

Writing in Physical Review Letters, our group realises a long-standing ambition to couple spin topology in chiral magnets with flux topology in superconductors.  This advance will facilitate studies of vortex dynamics in unprecedentedly complex environments, and furthermore provides a platform from which to explore applications in topological quantum computation.  

Our work has also been highlighted as a Viewpoint in Physics magazine.

We are grateful to our colleagues in Antwerp, the Technion and Geneva for this fruitful collaboration.

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