First Experimental Demonstration of Antiskyrmions: 3 Questions for Nikolai Kiselev
Tiny magnetic vortex structures in materials, called skyrmions, were first detected experimentally a good 10 years ago. Today, they form a basis for innovative concepts in information processing with better performance and less energy consumption. Jülich scientists, together with colleagues at RWTH Aachen University and the University of Uppsala in Sweden, have now experimentally demonstrated anti-skyrmions for the first time. Jülich theoretical physicist Dr. Nikolai Kiselev, a researcher at the Peter Grünberg Institute and the Institute for Advanced Simulations, is part of the team that succeeded in making this discovery and here explains its significance.