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Old 02-03-2014, 12:35 PM
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Researchers have created and photographed synthetic magnetic monopoles under lab conditions. The development lays the foundation for the underlying structure of the natural magnetic monopole – the detection of which would be a revolutionary event comparable to the discovery of the electron.

Physicists create synthetic magnetic monopoles in the lab -- ScienceDaily

Journal References:
Ville Pietilä, Mikko Möttönen. Creation of Dirac Monopoles in Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensates. Physical Review Letters, 2009; 103 (3) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.030401
M. W. Ray, E. Ruokokoski, S. Kandel, M. Möttönen, D. S. Hall. Observation of Dirac monopoles in a synthetic magnetic field. Nature, 2014; 505 (7485): 657 DOI: 10.1038/nature12954
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:56 PM
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Thanks! It will be interesting to see how this plays out in new technologies.
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