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Title: Real-space Berry phases: Skyrmion soccer (invited)

Berry phases occur when a system adiabatically evolves along a closed curve in parameter space. This tutorial-like article focuses on Berry phases accumulated in real space. In particular, we consider the situation where an electron traverses a smooth magnetic structure, while its magnetic moment adjusts to the local magnetization direction. Mapping the adiabatic physics to an effective problem in terms of emergent fields reveals that certain magnetic textures, skyrmions, are tailormade to study these Berry phase effects.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Physics, 2515 Speedway, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22273651
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 17; Conference: 55. annual conference on magnetism and magnetic materials, Atlanta, GA (United States), 14-18 Nov 2010; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ELECTRONS; MAGNETIC MOMENTS; MAGNETIZATION; MAPPING; MATHEMATICAL SPACE; PHASE STUDIES; SKYRME POTENTIAL; SOLITONS; TEXTURE