Experimental Realization of a Dirac Monopole through the Decay of an Isolated Monopole

  title={Experimental Realization of a Dirac Monopole through the Decay of an Isolated Monopole},
  author={Tuomas Ollikainen and Konstantin Tiurev and A. Blinova and W. Lee and David S. Hall and Mikko Mottonen},
  journal={Physical Review X},
Magnetic monopoles have been sought for decades but never definitively observed. Recent experiments have created different analogs of monopoles in Bose-Einstein condensates, including quantum-mechanical and Dirac monopoles. Now a new experiment in this system shows how a quantum-mechanical monopole can evolve into a Dirac monopole. 

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