The topics of TOPO 2018 include the fundamental and application aspects of developments in the rapidly changing field of research in the structural topological defects in ferroic phases:

  • Domains and domain walls

  • Skyrmions ¬†and chiral spin textures

  • Vortex, anti-vortex and vertex structures in ferroics

  • Topological Phase transitions: from GL to BKT

  • Nanoelectronics using domain wall logic

  • Spin torque, spin waves and spintronics

  • Interfaces and topologies

  • Nanoscale characterisation of ferroics

  • Topological structures in soft matter, biology etc.