Date of Degree

6-2021

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Program

Physics

Advisor

Eugene Chudnovsky

Advisor

Dmitry Garanin

Committee Members

Pouyan Ghaemi

Andrew Kent

Sergey Vitkalov

Subject Categories

Condensed Matter Physics

Keywords

Skyrmions, Biskyrmions, Biskyrmion Lattices, Skyrmion interaction, Skyrmion mass

Abstract

Skyrmions have garnered significant attention in condensed matter systems in recent years. In principle, they are topologically protected, so there is a large energy barrier preventing their annihilation. Furthermore, they can exist at the nanoscale, be manipulated with very small currents, and be created by a number of different methods. This makes them attractive for use in potential computing applications. This work studies ferromagnetic skyrmions. In particular, it highlights our small contributions to the field of skyrmions in condensed matter systems, specifically in thin-film ferromagnets.

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