Vortices in thin ferromagnetic films and the skyrmion number

O. A. Tretiakov, O. Tchernyshyov

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We point out that a peculiar annihilation of a vortex-antivortex pair observed numerically by Hertel and Schneider [Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 177202 (2006)] represents the formation and a subsequent decay of a skyrmion.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012408
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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