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'Magnetic electricity' discovered
10-16-2009, 09:01 PM, (This post was last modified: 11-14-2009, 06:38 AM by yeti.)
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'Magnetic electricity' discovered
Quote:'Magnetic electricity' discovered

By Jason PalmerScience and technology reporter, BBC News

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"Spin ice" (S Bramwell)
"Magnetricity" only exists inside special types of crystals

Researchers have discovered a magnetic equivalent to electricity: single magnetic charges that can behave and interact like electrical ones.

The work is the first to make use of the magnetic monopoles that exist in special crystals known as spin ice.

Writing in Nature journal, a team showed that monopoles gather to form a "magnetic current" like electricity.

The phenomenon, dubbed "magnetricity", could be used in magnetic storage or in computing.

Magnetic monopoles were first predicted to exist over a century ago, as a perfect analogue to electric charges.

Although there are protons and electrons with net positive and negative electric charges, there were no particles in existence which carry magnetic charges. Rather, every magnet has a "north" and "south" pole.

Current event

In September this year, two research groups independently reported the existence of monopoles - "particles" which carry an overall magnetic charge. But they exist only in the spin ice crystals.

These crystals are made up of pyramids of charged atoms, or ions, arranged in such a way that when cooled to exceptionally low temperatures, the materials show tiny, discrete packets of magnetic charge.

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Bar magnet and iron filings (SPL)
The loops of a magnetic field can be seen in the arrangement of iron filings

Now one of those teams has gone on to show that these "quasi-particles" of magnetic charge can move together, forming a magnetic current just like the electric current formed by moving electrons.

They did so by using sub-atomic particles called muons, created at the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) ISIS neutron and muon source near Oxford.

The muons decay millionths of a second after their production into other sub-atomic particles. But the direction in which these resulting particles fly off is an indicator of the magnetic field in a tiny region around the muons.

The team, led by Stephen Bramwell, from the London Centre for Nanotechnology, implanted these muons into spin ice to demonstrate how the magnetic monopoles moved around.

They showed that when the spin ice was placed in a magnetic field, the monopoles piled up on one side - just like electrons would pile up when placed in an electric field.

Professor Bramwell told BBC News that the development is unlikely to catch on as a means of providing energy, not least because the particles travel only inside spin ices.

"We're not going to be seeing a magnetic light bulb or anything like that," he said.

But by engineering different spin ice materials to modify the ways monopoles move through them, the materials might in future be used in "magnetic memory" storage devices or in spintronics - a field which could boost future computing power.

Magnetricity...hmmm. Now where have I heard that before? Oh yes. Nathan Stubblefield back in the late 1800's and his wireless power and telephones. Here are some related links for those interested:

Nathan Stubblefield
Magnetricity
Leedskalnin Magnetic Currents

Some other related topics that I've posted previously are Nikola Tesla, John Bedini and Howard Johnson and Spintronics.
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equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. ” -Nikola Tesla

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10-16-2009, 11:10 PM,
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'Magnetic electricity' discovered
been wondering about that article all day. just a feeling i'm trying to follow up on; vortices creating monopoles, magentricity via the needles eye:unsure:

i hear it already "PARITY VIOLATION"
and just in case for the sake of reputation, interestingly enough
Quote:"We're not going to be seeing a magnetic light bulb or anything like that," he said.


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10-17-2009, 02:48 AM,
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'Magnetic electricity' discovered
enjoyed the post, thanks
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10-17-2009, 09:02 AM,
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'Magnetic electricity' discovered
same here easy thanks.
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11-14-2009, 12:29 AM,
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RE: 'Magnetic electricity' discovered
Looks like a jelly bean.
Magnetic one way and the other way not.
Do the same with an aluminum block.
The Tesla way.
More bad news for Tesla researchers as he totally had
nothing to do with big currents and magnetic action.
Apparently the electric field did most of his locked up
wonder inventions since 1943 and the tower that would
have had 10 Million horsepower or two Niagara Falls.
The alternate power people don't have a chance getting
that lock opened.
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