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Researchers at the Hellenic Mediterranean University found a way to emulate artificially at the macro scale and at room temperatures Dirac magnetic monopoles by devising a novel magnetic array prototype and vortex magnetization configuration. Besides emulating magnetic monopoles it can also potentially act as a magnetic monopole trap for magnetic monopole quasiparticles or for the hypothesized natural occurring.

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Researcher and co author of the published research article, Mr. Emmanouil Markoulakis says, "It is an easy artificial way to emulate at the macro classical scale size, magnetic monopoles and study their unique characteristics and behavior. Previously, this was done by other researchers microscopically using mainly Bose-Einstein condensates at extremely low temperatures or Spin Ice. Our research is the first as far as we know which emulates these elusive entities macroscopically and stable at room temperature by using normal permanent magnets".


In the last figure of the published article, the induced unique signature waveform patterns were recorded for the first time, of magnetic monopoles passing though a non-ideal ohmic solenoid and without the use of a SQUID sensor. These unique signal patterns can be used by the researchers to aid them in the detection and identification of magnetic monopoles, synthetic or the possible hypothetical natural. © 2020 IOP Publishing Ltd

Emmanouil Markoulakis
Hellenic Mediterranean University

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This page is a summary of: A synthetic macroscopic magnetic unipole, Physica Scripta, September 2020, Institute of Physics Publishing,
DOI: 10.1088/1402-4896/abaf8f.
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