Palau, A., Valencia, S., Del-Valle, N., Navau, C., Cialone, M., Arora, A., Kronast, F., Tennant, D. A., Obradors, X., Sanchez, A. and Puig, T. (2016), Encoding Magnetic States in Monopole-Like Configurations Using Superconducting Dots. Adv. Sci., 1600207. doi:10.1002/advs.201600207
A large manifold of nontrivial spin textures, including the stabilization of monopole-like fields, are generated by using a completely new and versatile approach based on the combination of superconductivity and magnetism. Robust, stable, and easily controllable complex spin structures are encoded, modified, and annihilated in a continuous magnetic thin film by defining a variety of magnetic states in superconducting dots.