JPCM特刊征稿|Special Issue on Solitons in Quantum Physics
Suk Bum Chung, 韩国首尔大学
Se Kwon Kim, 韩国科学技术院
Egor Babaev, 瑞典皇家理工学院
Illustration of a vortex-antivortex pair in superconductors and magnets, a prototypical example of solitons.
Solitons are pivotal objects through which we understand transport properties and critical phenomena of diverse condensed matter which include liquid crystals with boojums, magnets with skyrmions, superconductors with vortices, and fractional quantum-Hall matter with anyons to name a few. While the conventional researches on solitons have focused on their fundamental properties in individual matter, the recent advancements of material engineering offer exciting opportunities to investigate novel solitons in heterostructures consisting of distinct matters and their interactions within/across the constituent material. Furthermore, the research efforts on solitons have recently been much expanded to technological applications exemplified by skyrmionics exploiting magnetic skyrmions for information processing and quantum computation using Majorana fermions of topological superconductors.
Despite the extensive research on the structure of individual solitons in condensed matter, the fundamental understanding and the practical applications of dynamics of solitons and their interactions have recently been being developed owing to the advancement of experimental techniques to manipulate them.
In this special issue, we aim to present current theoretical and experimental research on the structure and dynamics of solitons and related phenomena in pristine and/or engineered quantum materials including, but not limited to, magnets, superfluids, superconductors, quantum-Hall matter, and multiferroics, to broaden research efforts beyond individual material systems with the goal toward learning universal physics of topological solitons.
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