Studies of Skyrmions in magnetic materials

Lead Research Organisation: University of Warwick
Department Name: Physics


The studentship starting from October 2017 is to work on skyrmionic materials, including materials which have previously been identified to exhibit skyrmionic behaviour, as well as exploring new materials which may exhibit this behaviour. The project will make use of a number of experimental techniques to synthesize the crystals and will encompass the study of the crystals produced through detailed investigations of their structural and magnetic properties. The project will involve several collaborations with research groups both within the UK and Internationally. To complement our in-house studies, there will also be scope for taking part in experiments at international facilities using neutrons, muons and synchrotron radiation.
The University of Warwick is one of the five consortium universities in the UK National Research Programme on Skyrmionics: From Magnetic Excitations to Functioning Low-Energy Devices, funded by the EPSRC, UK, involving the universities of Durham, Oxford, Cambridge and Southampton.


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Štefancic A (2018) Origin of skyrmion lattice phase splitting in Zn-substituted Cu 2 OSeO 3 in Physical Review Materials

Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509796/1 30/09/2016 29/09/2021
1917427 Studentship EP/N509796/1 01/10/2017 04/05/2021 Samuel James Holt