Web of Science “Highly Cited Paper”

Web of Science now ranks our recent paper with the Paul Scherrer Institut and CNRS/Thales on nanoscale room temperature (R.T.) sub-100nm chiral skyrmions ( Nat. Nanotech. 11, 444–448 (2016) ) as a “Highly Cited Paper” and a “Hot Paper”. The paper describes the discovery of room temperature individual nanoscale chiral skyrmions by means of high resolution X-ray imaging. The research was performed in the context of the MAGicSky EU research project. This observation can serve as a basis for the development of skyrmion-based memory and logic devices and enable further fundamental studies on the very rich physics of skyrmions.

What are magnetic skyrmions?

The MAGicSky consortium just published online an informative brief overview on “The history and future of skyrmions within MAGicSky“. Find out about skyrmions, what they are, their basic properties and their history, as well as how they can be used to revolutionise the data storage industry. MAGicSky is a Horizon 2020 European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation project that started in September 2015 and will run for three years.

Manchester rises up the ranks

The University of Manchester is now 35th in the world, a rise from 41st in 2015, according to the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities – often known as the Shanghai ranking. In September, Manchester was also placed 33rd the world according to the QS World Universities rankings. The continuous rise is largely attributed to an increase in the number of its highly-cited researchers and the University’s leading research profile.

 

SOCSIS 2016 – Spetses, Greece

The “Spin Orbit Coupling and Topology in Low Dimensions ” Workshop is well on its way with lots of interesting results and discussions on Skyrmions and Spin Orbit Coupling induced effects. Attendants of the SOCSIS 2016 workshop in a social and networking event after the day’s talks on Wednesday 29/06/2016.

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The workshop focuses on  SOC-induced effects in the various systems:  Rashba interfaces, topological insulators, interface between oxides, graphene with enhanced SOC and other 2D materials, magnetic ultra-thin films with interface-induced chiral spin interactions as well as skyrmions and chiral domain walls in particular. We are delighted to be presenting a talk on “Room temperature magnetic skyrmions and skyrmion dynamics in nanostructures”. The workshop is taking place at the wonderful Anargyreios and Korgialeneios School of Spetses (A.K.S.S.) Foundation and it is organised by QCN (The Crete Center for Quantum Complexity and Nanotechnology).

Spin Orbit Coupling and Topology in Low Dimensions

We are excited about being invited to participate in the think-tank discussions on the role of spin orbit coupling (SOC) in low dimensions with a focus on routes towards technological applications at the SOCSIS 2016 EU workshop, 26 of June – 02 July, Spetses, Greece. We are also delighted to present a talk on “Room temperature magnetic skyrmions and skyrmion dynamics in nanostructures”. The workshop will focus on  SOC-induced effects in the various systems:  Rashba interfaces, topological insulators, interface between oxides, graphene with enhanced SOC and other 2D materials, magnetic ultra-thin films with interface-induced chiral spin interactions as well as skyrmions and chiral domain walls in particular. The workshop will take place at the Anargyreios and Korgialeneios School of Spetses (A.K.S.S.) Foundation and it is organised by QCN (The Crete Center for Quantum Complexity and Nanotechnology).