Skyrmions in Condensed Matter

  • Jung Hoon Han

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 278)

Table of contents

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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 175-177

About this book


This book summarizes some of the most exciting theoretical developments in the topological phenomena of skyrmions in noncentrosymmetric magnetic systems over recent decades. After presenting pedagogical backgrounds to the Berry phase and homotopy theory, the author systematically discusses skyrmions in the order of their development, from the Ginzburg-Landau theory, CP1 theory, Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert theory, and Monte Carlo numerical approaches. Modern topics, such as the skyrmion-electron interaction, skyrmion-magnon interaction, and various generation mechanisms of the skyrmion are examined with a focus on their general theoretical aspects. The book concludes with a chapter on the skyrmion phenomena in the cold atom context. The topics are presented at a level accessible to beginning graduate students without a substantial background in field theory. The book can also be used as a text for those who wish to engage in the physics of skyrmions in magnetic systems, or as an introduction to the various theoretical methods used in studying current condensed-matter systems.


Anomalous Hall Effect Berry Phase Quantized Spin Hall Effect Quantum Pumping Soliton Spin Hall Effect Spin-orbit Interaction Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensate Topological Hall Effect Topological Insulator

Authors and affiliations

  • Jung Hoon Han
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSungkyunkwan UniversitySuwonKorea (Republic of)

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-69244-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-69246-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series Online ISSN 1615-0430
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