Topologically non-trivial real space structures in ferroelectrics, such as polar skyrmions, domain walls and dislocations, are rich sources for emergent functional phenomena, enabling local control of electronic and ionic transport properties, light-matter interactions, propagation of phonons and more. There is a strong cross-disciplinary dimension connecting the research to the magnetism community and it is now clear that higher-order topological charge and spin textures open up a plethora of possible future dynamic nanoelectronic, spintronic and quantum devices. The beauty and connections of the unifying scientific concepts in materials with electric and / or magnetic order are mutually beneficial and have become a strong motivation for interdisciplinary activities, propelled by the recent developments in theory, synthesis and characterisation. This symposium aims to bring together scientific experts and young scientists with an interest in topologically non-trivial charge and spin textures that arise in real space, fostering interactions and advancing knowledge of higher-order topological structures in ferroelectrics, multiferroics and magnetic materials.
Imperial College London
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Physics and Materials