Research Papers


31. Y. Li, S. Mankovsky, S. Polesya, H. Ebert, C. Moutafis
Magnetic Bloch-point hopping in multilayer skyrmions and associated emergent electromagnetic signatures,

Physical Review B 104 (14), L140409 (2021).

30. H. Waring, Y. Li, C. Moutafis, I.J. Vera-Marun, T. Thomson
Magnetization Dynamics in Synthetic Ferromagnetic Thin Films ,
Physical Review B, 104 (1), 014419 (2021).


29. R. Chen, Y. Li, V. F. Pavlidis, C. Moutafis
Skyrmionic interconnect device
appeared online December 3, 2020, Physical Review Research 2, 043312 (2020).

28. J. Vijayakumar, Y. Li, D. Bracher, C. W. Barton, M. Horisberger, T. Thomson, J. Miles, C. Moutafis, F. Nolting, C.A.F. Vaz
Meronlike Spin Textures in In-Plane-Magnetized Thin Films
appeared online November 13, 2020, Physical Review Applied  14, 054031 (2020).

27. C. Li, R. Chen, C. Moutafis, S. Furber
Robustness to Noisy Synaptic Weights in Spiking Neural Networks
appeared online September 28, 2020, 2020 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN).

26. R. Chen, C. Li, Y. Li, J. J. Miles, G. Indiveri, S. Furber, V. F. Pavlidis, C. Moutafis
Nanoscale Room-Temperature Multilayer Skyrmionic Synapse for Deep Spiking Neural Networks
appeared online July 30, 2020, Physical Review Applied  14, 014096 (2020).

25. Y. Li, L. Pierobon, M. Charilaou, H.-B. Braun, N. R. Walet, J. F. Löffler, J. J. Miles, C. Moutafis
Tunable terahertz oscillation arising from Bloch-point dynamics in chiral magnets
appeared online July 1, 2020, Physical Review Research  2, 033006  (2020).


24. M. Chauwin, X. Hu, F. Garcia-Sanchez, N. Betrabet, A. Paler, C. Moutafis, J. S. Friedman.
Skyrmion Logic System for Large-Scale Reversible Computation
Physical Review Applied, 12, 064053 (2019) – selected as Editors’ suggestion.

23.  P. E. Roy, Rubén M. Otxoa, C. Moutafis.
Controlled anisotropic dynamics of tightly bound skyrmions in a synthetic ferrimagnet due to skyrmion deformation mediated by induced uniaxial in-plane anisotropy
appeared online March 5, 2019, Physical Review B  99, 094405  (2019).


22.  L. Pierobon, C. Moutafis, Y. Li, J. F. Löffler, M. Charilaou.
Collective antiskyrmion-mediated phase transition and defect-induced melting in chiral magnetic films
appeared online November 12, 2018, Scientific Reports  8, 16675  (2018).


21.  W. Legrand, D. Maccariello, N. Reyren, K. Garcia, C. Moutafis, C. Moreau-Luchaire, S. Collin, K. Bouzehouane, V. Cros, A. Fert.
Room-Temperature Current-Induced Generation and Motion of sub-100 nm Skyrmions
appeared online March 30, 2017, Nano Letters  17 (4), pp 2703–2712  (2017).

20. N. Reyren, K. Bouzehouane, J.-Y. Chauleau, S. Collin, A. Fert, S. Finizio, K. Garcia, S. Hughes, N. Jaouen, W. Legrand, D. Maccariello, S. McFadzean, S. McVitie, C. Moutafis, H. Popescu, J. Raabe, C. A. F. Vaz, V. Cros.
Skyrmions in magnetic multilayers: chirality, electrical detection and current-induced motion
Proc. SPIE 10357, Spintronics X, 1035724 (2017).


19. C. Moreau-Luchaire, C. Moutafis, N. Reyren, J. Sampaio, C. A. F. Vaz, N. Van Horne, K. Bouzehouane, K. Garcia, C. Deranlot, P. Warnicke, P. Wohlhüter, J.-M. George, M. Weigand, J. Raabe, V. Cros & A. Fert.
Additive interfacial chiral interaction in multilayers for stabilization of small individual skyrmions at room temperature
appeared online 18th January, (May issue) Nature Nanotechnology 11, 444–448 (2016).

18. V. Cros, R. Wiesendanger, C. Marrows, R. Stamps, S. Blügel, S. Heinze, J. Raabe, C. Moutafis.
Report on imaging of individual skyrmions of MML systems made by different techniques
Deliverable D1.1 for Horizon 2020 MAGicSky (2016).

17. A. Bisig, C. A. Akosa, J.-H. Moon, J. Rhensius, C. Moutafis, A.von Bieren, J. Heidler, G. Kiliani, Matthias Kammerer, M. Curcic, M. Weigand, T. Tyliszczak, B. Van Waeyenberge, H. Stoll, G. Schütz, K.-J. Lee, A. Manchon, M. Kläui.
Enhanced non-adiabaticity in vortex cores due to the emergent Hall effect
Physical Review Letters 117, 277203 (2016).


16. F. Büttner, C. Moutafis, M. Schneider, B. Krüger, C.M. Günther, J. Geilhufe, C. v Korff Schmising, J. Mohanty, B. Pfau, S. Schaffert, A. Bisig, M. Foerster, T. Schulz, C.A.F. Vaz, J.H. Franken, H.J.M. Swagten, M. Kläui & S. Eisebitt.
Dynamics and inertia of skyrmionic spin structures
Nature Physics 11, 225 (2015).

15. P. Wohlhüter, M.T. Bryan, P. Warnicke, S. Gliga, S.E. Stevenson, G/ Heldt, L. Saharan, A. K. Suszka, C. Moutafis, R. V. Chopdekar, J. Raabe, T. Thomson, G. Hrkac, L. J. Heyderman.
Nanoscale switch for vortex polarization mediated by Bloch core formation in magnetic hybrid systems
Nature Communications 6, 7836 (2015).

14. A. Bisig, M.-A. Mawass, M. Stärk, C. Moutafis, J. Rhensius, J. Heidler, S. Gliga, M. Weigand, T. Tyliszczak, B. Van Waeyenberge, H. Stoll, G.Schütz & M.Kläui.
Dynamic domain wall chirality rectification by rotating magnetic fields
Applied Physics Letters 106, 122401 (2015)


13. A. Bisig, M. Stärk, M.-A. Mawass, C. Moutafis, J. Rhensius, J. Heidler, F. Büttner, M. Noske, M. Weigand, S.Eisebitt, T. Tyliszczak, Bartel Van Waeyenberge, H. Stoll, G. Schütz, M. Kläui.
Correlation between spin structure oscillations and domain wall velocities
Nature Communications 4, 2328 (2013).

12. F. Büttner, C. Moutafis, A. Bisig, P. Wohlhüter, C.M. Günther, J. Mohanty, J. Geilhufe, M. Schneider, C. v Korff Schmising, S. Schaffert, B. Pfau, M. Hantschmann, M. Riemeier, M. Emmel, S. Finizio, G. Jakob, M. Weigand, J. Rhensius, J.H. Franken, R. Lavrijsen, H.J.M. Swagten, H. Stoll, S. Eisebitt, M. Kläui.
Magnetic states in low-pinning high-anisotropy material nanostructures suitable for dynamic imaging
Physical Review B 87 (13) 134422 (2013).

11. S.E. Stevenson, C. Moutafis, G. Heldt, R.V. Chopdekar, C. Quitmann, L.J. Heyderman, J. Raabe.
Dynamic stabilization of nonequilibrium domain configurations in magnetic squares with high amplitude excitations
Physical Review B 87 (5) 054423 (2013).

10. C.A.F. Vaz, C. Moutafis, M. Buzzi, J. Raabe.
X-ray excited optical luminescence of metal oxide single crystals 
Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena 189 1-4 (2013).


9. C.A.F. Vaz, C. Moutafis, C. Quitmann, J. Raabe.
Luminescence-based magnetic imaging with scanning x-ray transmission microscopy
Applied Physics Letters 101 (8) 083114 (2012).


8. C Moutafis, J Rhensius, A Bisig, F Büttner, C Barton, C Morrison, T Thomson, C Tieg, S Schaffert, B Pfau, CM Günther, S Eisebitt, M Kläui.
Skyrmions in perpendicular magnetic anisotropy dots: Imaging and simulations
International Conf. on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications 1121-1123 (IEEE) (2011).


7. H Kurebayashi, T Trypiniotis, K Lee, C Moutafis, S Easton, A Ionescu, JAC Bland, CHW Barnes.
Numerical calculation model for spin-dependent transport of photoexcited electrons across Fe/GaAs (0 0 1) interfaces
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 43 (30) 305001 (2010).


6. C. Moutafis, S. Komineas, J.A.C. Bland.
Dynamics and switching processes for magnetic bubbles in nanoelements
Physical Review B 79 (22), 224429 (2009).


5. C. Moutafis, S. Komineas, C.A.F. Vaz, J.A.C. Bland, T. Seki, T. Shima, K. Takanashi.
Magnetic Monobubbles Observation in Perpendicular Anisotropy Nanodots
Physical Review B 76, 104426 (2007).

4. S.J. Steinmuller, C.A.F. Vaz, V. Strom, C. Moutafis, C.M. Gurtler, M. Kläui, J.A.C. Bland &  Z. Cui.
Effect of substrate roughness on the magnetic properties of thin fcc Co films Physical Review B 76, 054429 (2007).

3. C.A.F. Vaz, S.J. Steinmuller, C. Moutafis, J.A.C. Bland and A.Yu. Babkevich.
Structural and morphological characterisation of hybrid Cu/Si (001) structures
Surface Science 601, 1377-1383, Issue 5 (2007).

2. S.J. Steinmuller, C.A.F. Vaz, V. Strom, C. Moutafis, C.M. Gurtler, M. Klaui, J.A.C. Bland &  Z. Cui.
Influence of substrate roughness on the magnetic properties of thin fcc Co films
 Journal of Applied Physics 101, 09D113 (2007).


1. C. Moutafis, S. Komineas, C.A.F. Vaz, J.A.C. Bland, P. Eames.
Vortices in ferromagnetic elements with perpendicular anisotropy
Physical Review B 74, 214406 (2006).