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Non-identical Twins For Data Storage of the Future
24 August 2017 – Physicists from Forschungszentrum Jülich and a mathematician from RWTH Aachen University have calculated that in thin metal layer systems, not only the tiny magnetic vortices known as skyrmions, but also their antiparticles, so-called "anti-skyrmions", can occur. These are also made up of vortex-shaped, well-ordered spin structures, but differ in the orientation of their spin. Using supercomputing methods, the scientists were furthermore able to suggest a material system to prove the existence of anti-skyrmions experimentally.
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The Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons is a combined development and user facility. More



How the "PICO" microscope works
A unique transmission electron microscope with a resolution of 50 picometres has been available for use by researchers at the ER-C since February 2012.  You can see just how the “PICO” (Advanced Picometre Resolution Project) works in this video. More