Date of Award

Spring 2021

Project Type


Program or Major


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

First Advisor

Jiadong Zang


Quantum Transport is an important part of condensed matter physics. With the discoveryof non-trivial spin textures new transport phenomena have given rise to possible alternatives to conventional electronic devices. Studying how these phenomena occur is of utmost importance to the success of these new devices. A theoretical understanding is developed through out this thesis with focus on 2-D spin textures known as Skyrmions. The main topic discussed through-out these works will be how the condensed matter community at large thinks the Skyrmion is directly responsible for what is known as the Topological Hall Effect. It will be argued that the Skyrmion is not the only non-trivial spin structure to giving rise to this phenomena. Two of the works in this thesis are dedicated to show this to be true. It is the purpose of these works to change the communities mind of the Topological Hall Effect.