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Skyrmions in Condensed Matter

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

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  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Geometric Phases

    • Jung Hoon Han
    Pages 1-18
  3. Solitons and Homotopy

    • Jung Hoon Han
    Pages 19-43
  4. Skyrmions in Chiral Magnets

    • Jung Hoon Han
    Pages 45-80
  5. Skyrmion Equation of Motion

    • Jung Hoon Han
    Pages 81-107
  6. Skyrmion-Electron Interaction

    • Jung Hoon Han
    Pages 109-122
  7. Magnon Dynamics

    • Jung Hoon Han
    Pages 123-142
  8. Miscellaneous Topics

    • Jung Hoon Han
    Pages 143-161
  9. Skyrmions in Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensates

    • 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.

Keywords

  • 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

  • Department of Physics, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea (Republic of)

    Jung Hoon Han

About the author

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

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eBook USD 169.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-69246-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)