Quasi-two-dimensional Skyrmion lattices in a chiral nematic liquid crystal

Jun Ichi Fukuda, Slobodan Žumer

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

154 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

Skyrmions are particle-like topological entities in a continuous field that have an important role in various condensed matter systems, including two-dimensional electron gases exhibiting the quantum Hall effect, chiral ferromagnets and Boseĝ€"Einstein condensates. Here we show theoretically, with the aid of numerical methods, that a highly chiral nematic liquid crystal can accommodate a quasi-two-dimensional Skyrmion lattice as a thermodynamically stable state, when it is confined to a thin film between two parallel surfaces imposing normal alignment. A chiral nematic liquid crystal film can thus serve as a model Skyrmion system, allowing direct investigation of their structural properties by a variety of optical techniques at room temperatures that are less demanding than Skyrmion systems discussed previously.

本文言語英語
論文番号246
ジャーナルNature communications
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DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 2011
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!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 化学 (全般)
  • 生化学、遺伝学、分子生物学(全般)
  • 物理学および天文学(全般)

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