Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Caption: A skyrmion is an atom-sized whirlwind of magnetism, in which the spins of charged particles form a vortex that swirls across the surface of a material. In this image the color scale -- red for longer and blue for shorter vectors -- shows that the magnetization is highest at the center of the skyrmion.
Credit: Image by Matt Langner, Berkeley Lab
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