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Magnetic monopoles

Magnetricity near the speed of light

Faraday and Dirac constructed magnetic monopoles using the practical and mathematical tools available to them. Now physicists have engineered effective monopoles by combining modern optics with nanotechnology. Part matter and part light, these magnetic monopoles travel at unprecedented speeds.

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Figure 1: Magnetic monopoles.

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Bramwell, S. Magnetricity near the speed of light. Nature Phys 8, 703–704 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys2412

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