Skyrmions open a door to next-level data storage

Knots in magnetic materials could one day make for faster, sturdier, tinier electronics

skyrmion illustration

MAGNETIC KNOTS  A skyrmion is a swirl (red) among the atoms of a magnetic material. Here, cones point in the direction of each atom’s magnetization. Skyrmions come in several types; this one, a Néel skyrmion, is found in thin materials.

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