ScienceDaily — A magnetic charge can Behave and Interact just like an Electric Charge in some Materials, according to new research led by the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN).
The findings could lead to a reassessment of Current Magnetism Theories, as well as significant technological advances.
the research, Published in Nature, Proves the Existence of atom-sized ‘magnetic charges’ that behave and interact just like more familiar electric Charges. It also demonstrates a perfect symmetry between electricity and magnetism – a Phenomenon dubbed ‘magnetricity’ by the authors from the LCN and the Science and Technology Facility Council’s Isis Neutron and Muon Source.
In order to prove experimentally the existence of magnetic current for the first time, the team mapped Onsager’s 1934 theory of the movement of ions in water onto magnetic currents in a material called spin ice. …