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Skyrmions in Condensed Matter


  • Focusses on the modern approach of topological phenomena in spin-orbit systems

  • Accessible to newcomers to the field

  • Written by an expert in this field


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jung Hoon Han
    Pages 1-18
  3. Jung Hoon Han
    Pages 19-43
  4. Jung Hoon Han
    Pages 45-80
  5. Jung Hoon Han
    Pages 81-107
  6. Jung Hoon Han
    Pages 109-122
  7. Jung Hoon Han
    Pages 123-142
  8. Jung Hoon Han
    Pages 143-161
  9. Jung Hoon Han
    Pages 163-174
  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

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSungkyunkwan UniversitySuwonKorea (Republic of)

About the authors

Prof. Jung Hoon Han
Department of Physics, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, South Korea 440-746

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Skyrmions in Condensed Matter
  • Authors Jung Hoon Han
  • Series Title Springer Tracts in Modern Physics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Tracts Mod.Physics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-69244-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88741-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-69246-3
  • Series ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series E-ISSN 1615-0430
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 177
  • Number of Illustrations 11 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Condensed Matter Physics
    Surfaces and Interfaces, Thin Films
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