Why skyrmions could have a lot in common with glass and high-temperature superconductors
Published Date: 10/13/2021
Source: phys.org
Scientists have known for a long time that magnetism is created by the spins of electrons lining up in certain ways. But about a decade ago, they discovered another astonishing layer of complexity in magnetic materials: Under the right conditions, these spins can form little vortexes or whirlpools that act like particles and move around independently of the atoms that spawned them.