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Topological Structures in Ferroic Materials

Domain Walls, Vortices and Skyrmions

  • Jan Seidel


  • Reviews a very hot research topic, topological structures in ferroic materials

  • Written by international leaders in the field

  • Provides information to domain walls, skyrmions and vortices formed in ferroelectric, magnetic, ferroelastic or multiferroic materials


Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 228)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Andreas Bauer, Christian Pfleiderer
    Pages 1-28
  3. Masahito Mochizuki
    Pages 55-81
  4. E. K. H. Salje, O. Aktas, X. Ding
    Pages 83-101
  5. Tomas Sluka, Petr Bednyakov, Petr Yudin, Arnaud Crassous, Alexander Tagantsev
    Pages 103-138
  6. J. Hlinka, V. Stepkova, P. Marton, P. Ondrejkovic
    Pages 161-180
  7. Anna N. Morozovska, Eugene A. Eliseev, Sergei V. Kalinin
    Pages 181-197
  8. Benjamin Krüger, Mathias Kläui
    Pages 199-218
  9. Amalio Fernández-Pacheco, Rhodri Mansell, JiHyun Lee, Dishant Mahendru, Alexander Welbourne, Shin-Liang Chin et al.
    Pages 219-238
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 239-241

About this book


This book provides a state-of-the art overview of a highly interesting emerging research field in solid state physics/nanomaterials science,  topological structures in ferroic materials. Topological structures in ferroic materials have received strongly increasing attention in the last few years. Such structures include domain walls, skyrmions and vortices, which can form in ferroelectric, magnetic, ferroelastic or multiferroic materials. These topological structures can have completely different properties from the bulk material they form in. They also can be controlled by external fields (electrical, magnetic, strain) or currents, which makes them interesting from a fundamental research point of view as well as for potential novel nanomaterials applications.
To provide a comprehensive overview, international leading researches in these fields contributed review-like chapters about their own work and the work of other researchers to provide a current view of this highly interesting topic.


Ferroelectric and Multiferroic Materials Ferroic Vortex Structures Magnetic Domain Walls Magnetic Materials Magnetic Topological Spin Structures Multiferroic Materials Novel Nanomaterials Skyrmions in Chiral Magnets Topological Defects Topological Structures

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Seidel
    • 1
  1. 1.School Mat Sci. Eng.University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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