Welcome to TWIST – Topological Whirls In SpinTronics

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Twist Group

Within the TWIST Group we investigate the complex fundamental physics of topologically protected magnetic structures - skyrmions. In particular, we study the interplay between skyrmions, different magnetic structures, and spin and charge currents. This interplay is governed by microscopic mechanisms within complex materials that must also be understood and engineered. Gaining a deeper understanding of these mechanisms to optimally utilize the properties of skyrmions towards potential spintronics applications is a key focus of our work.

Twist Team


Magnetic Skyrmions

Magnetic skyrmions are topologically protected spin textures that not only exhibit fascinating physical behaviours but offer also a large potential in highly energy-efficient spintronic device applications.


Fig. 1 The vector field of two, two-dimensional magnetic skyrmions: a) a hedgehog skyrmion and b) a spiral skyrmion.


Research Interests

  • Magnetism

  • Spintronics

  • Skyrmions and domain-walls

  • Current-induced magnetization dynamics

  • Antiferromagnets

  • Tunnel magnetoresistance

  • Berry phases

  • Topological insulators

  • (Quantum) Hall effects

  • Unconventional computing

  • Neuromorphic computing

  • Reservoir computing

  • Stochastic computing

  • Machine learning

  • Data based driven inference

Group Office:


Secretary: Petra Schmidt
Mail: twist-administration@uni-due.de
Phone: +49 203-37 94721
Office: MG 390
Twist Group, Faculty of Physics
University of Duisburg-Essen
Campus Duisburg
Lotharstraße 1
D 47057 Duisburg