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Magnetic Skyrmions

Dipti Ranjan Sahu

Namibia University of Science and Technology

A pioneering researcher in nanotechnology and multifunctional materials, appointed as co-coordinator of Nanotechnology and advanced materials research group.

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Electron Interaction Reversed Magnetization Lattice Phase Vortex Skyrmion Crystal Phase Crystal Analysis Spin Structures Spin Polarization Next-Generation Devices Spintronic Devices Metallic Materials Electric Polarisation

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Skyrmions are generally known as nanoscale magnetic vortices, a type of quasiparticle that is driven by ultra-low electrical current. This skyrmion is a point-like region of reversed magnetization in a uniform magnet. The magnetic skyrmions found in magnetic materials exhibit spiral magnetism. Magnetic skyrmions are anticipated to allow for the existence of discrete magnetic states which are significantly more energetically stable than their single-domain counterparts. Magnetic skyrmions have important applications in microwave communication, logic computing technology in memory, and logic devices in terms of store information. Magnetic skyrmions within a film or nano track can be manipulated using spin currents or spin waves which can have more applications in data storage and spintronic devices and shows outstanding magnetic and transport properties. Magnetic skyrmions is an advanced and active research field which reveal fundamental physics, development for next-generation high-density efficient information devices, create and manipulate nanometer-size skyrmions in the device, develop compatible materials at room-temperature by all-electrical means.

This book of magnetic skyrmions will attract an interdisciplinary audience from condensed matter physics, chemistry, nanotechnology, engineering, and materials science. There are still several challenges such as the interaction of skyrmions with other magnetic textures, the particle-wave duality of skyrmions, skyrmion lattice phase transitions, and the use of skyrmion lattices as magnonic crystals are needed to address for designing fully functional and competitive skyrmion devices. The chapter of the book will address all the scientific advances and interesting facts of skyrmion which can create and access magnetic skyrmions under ambient room-temperature conditions for next-generation devices.

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Date completed: November 3rd 2020

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Review results due: April 20th 2021

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Expected publication date: June 19th 2021

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Dipti Ranjan Sahu

Namibia University of Science and Technology

Prof. Dipti Ranjan Sahu is working as an Associate professor in Physics at the Namibia University of Science and Technology. He received his doctoral degree in Physics from Utkal University, India. He has worked as a research fellow, postdoctoral researcher, visiting scientist and academic faculty at several institutions around the globe, including the Institute of Materials Science (India), National Taiwan University (Taiwan), National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan), and University of Witwatersrand (South Africa). His research focus is on multifunctional materials including nanomaterials, ceramics, composites, spintronics, Multiferroics, Ferroelectrics, magnetic materials, and applications of functional materials in devices. He has published 89 international journal articles, 2 book chapters, and more than 100 research articles in conference proceedings and meetings. His research publications received more than 2500 citations so far. He also acts as a reviewer for more than 25 international journals and has reviewed more than 200 articles.

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