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Magnetic Revolution: Diamonds and Rust Rewrite Physics Textbooks

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This groundbreaking observation of emergent monopoles, which behave like isolated magnetic charges, could revolutionize computing technology by enabling faster and more environmentally friendly applications.

Working with colleagues from the University of Oxford and the National University of Singapore, Cambridge University researchers used emergence to uncover monopoles spread over two-dimensional space.

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Cambridge researchers have identified magnetic monopoles in hematite, suggesting new possibilities for advanced, eco-friendly computing technologies. This first-time observation of emergent monopoles in a natural magnet could unlock new avenues in quantum material research.

Researchers have discovered magnetic monopoles – isolated magnetic charges – in a material closely related to rust, a result that could be used to power greener and faster computing technologies.

Researchers led by the University of Cambridge used a technique known as diamond quantum sensing to observe swirling textures and faint magnetic signals on the surface of hematite, a type of iron oxide.

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