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Referee award for Csaba Tőke

Associate professor Csaba Tőke is among the 147 Outstanding Referees of the Physical Review journals of the American Physical Society (APS), as chosen by the journal editors for 2018.
 
Instituted in 2008, the Outstanding Referee program expresses appreciation for the essential work that anonymous peer reviewers do for APS's journals. Each year a small percentage of the 67,000 active referees are selected and honored with the Outstanding Referee designation. Selections are made based on the number, quality, and timeliness of referee reports as collected in a database over the last 30 years.
 
We congratulate Csaba on this honor.

Magnetic skyrmions

The BME-MTA Magneto-optical Spectroscopy Research Group of the Department of Physics published two experimental studies in Scientific Reports. In their first study [1], they reveal the ferroelectric domain structure of polar magnets, and their effects on the magnetic skyrmions in the material. In their subsequent work [2], they report the first-time observation of an exotic magnetically ordered ground state, a so-called skyrmion lattice.

 
[1] Á. Butykai, S. Bordács, I. Kézsmárki, V. Tsurkan, A. Loidl, J. Döring, E. Neuber, P. Milde, S. C. Kehr, L. M. Eng, Characteristics of ferroelectric-ferroelastic domains in Néel-type skyrmion host GaV4S8, Scientific Reports 7, 44663 (2017).
 
[2] S. Bordács, Á. Butykai, B. G. Szigeti, J. S. White, R. Cubitt, A. O. Leonov, S. Widmann, D. Ehlers, H.-A. Krug von Nidda, V. Tsurkan, A. Loidl, I. Kézsmárki, Equilibrium Skyrmion Lattice Ground State in a Polar Easy-plane Magnet, Scientific Reports 7, 7584 (2017).

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