Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Faster simulation, award for new method

By / July 15, 2012

This is a simulation model of a automobile wheel, generated with Dominik Schillinger’s new method. Credit: TUM. (Editor’s note: Eileen and I are traveling and preparing for the International Ceramics Congress that begins this weekend, so we had to put our normal writing on hold for a little bit. In place of our usual posts, we…

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Skyrmions—magnetic bubbles that may be useful places to store data

By Eileen De Guire / June 11, 2012

Magnetic eddies in silicon manganese, so-called skyrmions, form a regular grid. Moving these skyrmions needs 100,000 times smaller currents than existing technologies. But, inquiring minds will ask, what is a skyrmion? Credit: TUM. Part of what I enjoy about my job is coming across cool words that come with cool science, like skyrmion and helimagnet.…

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