Blowing Magnetic Skyrmions into Shape (video) DOE/Argonne National Laboratory Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Researchers from Argonne National Laboratory and UCLA announced the first simple, room-temperature method to make magnetic skyrmions. When electric current is pulsed through the thin-film system, tiny skyrmions (a physics phenomenon thought to be an option for more energy-efficient and compact electronics) pop into being on the other side of a thin channel. Credit Courtesy of Wanjun Jiang/Argonne National Laboratory Usage Restrictions With credit Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.