January 29, 2014

Scientists discover long-awaited synthetic particle

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Our achievement opens up amazing avenues for quantum research, says a delighted Dr. Mikko Möttönen from Aalto University.

Researchers at Aalto University and Amherst College have now created and photographed synthetic magnetic monopoles under laboratory conditions. These observations lay the foundation for the underlying structure of the natural magnetic monopole – the detection of which would be a revolutionary event comparable to the discovery of the electron. The results were recently published in Nature magazine.