A tale of vortices, skyrmions, paths and shapes
There are many types of superconductors. Some of them can be explained by an early theory of superconductivity called Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) theory. In these materials, vibrations in the atomic lattice force the electrons in the material to overcome their mutual repulsion and team up in pairs, if the material’s temperature is below a particular threshold… Continue readinganyons, BCS theory, chiral magnets, condensed matter physics, David Thouless, Kosterlitz-Thouless transition, materials science, Nanyang Technical University, orbital angular momentum, p-wave superconductor, path dependency, phase transition, quantum computers, quasiparticles, Rashba-Edelstein effect, s-wave superconductor, skyrmion-vortex coupling, skyrmions, solid state physics, superconductors, supercurrent, topological excitations, topology, Vijay Shenoy
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