A video explaining our recent computational work on “Nanoscale Room-Temperature Multilayer Skyrmionic Synapse for Deep Spiking Neural Networks” that was published at Physical Review Applied journal by lead author, our PhD student Runze Chen. The work investigates multilayer skyrmionic nanosynapses as potential candidates for future energy-efficient neuromorphic edge computing. It is a collaboration between the University of Manchester and the Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich: R. Chen, C. Li, Y. Li, J. J. Miles, G. Indiveri, S. Furber, V. F. Pavlidis, and C. Moutafis Phys. Rev. Applied 14, 014096 (2020).(

New Paper at Physical Review Research! #topological #singularities

Our recent theoretical/computational paper on “Tunable terahertz oscillation arising from Bloch-point dynamics in chiral magnets” has now been published at the Physical Review Research journal! Congratulations to the lead author, our PhD student Yu Li. The work arose from a collaboration between the University of Manchester with the Metal Physics and Technology group at the ETH Zürich. This work reveals that the formation/annihilation processes of skyrmions will give rise to an emergent electric field with a frequency in the THz regime. The electric signal is due to the ultra-fast Bloch-point propagation, and both the amplitude and frequency can be tuned by the manipulation of Bloch-point dynamics. Our study provides a concept of directly exploiting topological singularities that may be relevant for THz skyrmion-based electronic devices.

HMM 2019 @ Heraklion, Crete

Really excited to participate the 12th International Symposium on Hysteresis Modeling and Micromagnetics (HMM2019) in Crete, Greece from 19th-22nd of May, 2019. Yu Li, a PhD member of our team, presented a talk in the first session “Magnetic Solitons I”, with the title Controllable THz Bloch-point propagation in the switching process of magnetic skyrmions“. We also presented a poster from our recently published workCollective antiskyrmion-mediated phase transition and defect-induced melting in chiral magnetic films“.

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Talk on Skyrmions @ the Future Perspectives on Novel Magnetic Materials workshop

Excited to be at the the Future Perspectives on Novel Magnetic Materials workshop taking part from May 29-June 3, 2018 in beautiful Santorini, Greece. The workshop’s program focused on the development of high anisotropy magnetic materials, ii) non-collinear spin structures that exhibit skyrmion and anti-skyrmions and iii) magnetic materials that display topological transport and electronic properties. Happy to be invited to contribute a talk on Thursday the 31st of May, on recent numerical and experimental results on magnetic skyrmions.


Skyrmions Lecture – ISOE2017 – CARGÈSE, CORSICA

The Introduction to the skyrmions lecture is now online! It is available at the ISOE youtube channel.

Happy to have contributed lectures on the X-ray imaging of nanostructures and Magnetic Skyrmions. The lectures were part of the International School of Oxide Electronics 2017 in beautiful Cargèse, Corsica, with two weeks of lectures on topics such as multiferroics, oxide based devices for electronics and spintronics, domain walls,oxide interfaces, topogically insulating oxides.