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Wien route to monopoles

Determining the magnetic charge of monopoles in a crystalline host seemed a mountain too high for physicists to climb. An experiment based on Wien's theory of electrolytes has now measured its value.

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Sondhi, S. Wien route to monopoles. Nature 461, 888–889 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/461888a

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