News vom 20.06.2017
The main objective of the Priority Programme will be fundamental research towards the development of devices and applications based on topological spin solitons in real space, alluding to skyrmions as most prominent examples. It is motivated by the recent discovery of skyrmion lattices and isolated skyrmions in magnetic materials exhibiting bulk or interface inversion-asymmetry and associated Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction. Skyrmions can be found in bulk compounds and tailored thin film and nano-systems. Studies of the fundamental properties of skyrmion systems have revealed several remarkable features associated with non-trivial topological winding.
The Priority Programme will be organised in three research areas: