SPIN LIQUIDS

Ice of higher order

Spin ice is known as the magnetic analogue of ordinary ice, where the behaviour of its spins closely mirrors that of protons in water ice. It now has a sibling based on higher-order magnetic octupoles.

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Fig. 1: The pedigree of ice.

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Inosov, D.S. Ice of higher order. Nat. Phys. 16, 507–508 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-020-0819-7

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