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Direct experimental determination of the topological winding number of skyrmions in Cu2OSeO3

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The mathematical concept of topology has brought about significant advantages that allow for a fundamental understanding of the underlying physics of a system. In magnetism, the topology of spin order manifests itself in the topological winding number which plays a pivotal role for the determination of the emergent properties of a system. However, the direct experimental determination of the topological winding number of a magnetically ordered system remains elusive. Here, we present a direct...

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10.1038/ncomms14619

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Condensed Matter Physics
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Christ Church
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Nature Communications Journal website
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8
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Article: 14619
Publication date:
2017-02-24
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2017-01-13
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2041-1723
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pubs:685401
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uri:10ec78e4-6ed2-4a54-a5b5-521ac848e700
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uuid:10ec78e4-6ed2-4a54-a5b5-521ac848e700
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English

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