Frustrated magnets point towards new memory

Theoretical physicists from the University of Groningen, supported by the FOM Foundation, have discovered that so-called ‘frustrated magnets’ can produce skyrmions, tiny magnetic vortices that may be used in memory storage. This discovery opens up a new class of materials for scientists working on ‘skyrmionics,’ which aims to build memory and logic devices based on skyrmions. The results are published on Sept. 23 in Nature Communications. —> Read More