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Magnetic Monopoles : Quantization and Quasiparticles

  title={Magnetic Monopoles : Quantization and Quasiparticles},
  author={K. M. Ellis},
Magnetic monopoles are proposed particles that carry magnetic charge. Their existence can be motivated by two observations: that Maxwell’s equations would be made more symmetric, and that the existence of even one magnetic monopole would require electric charge to be quantized. We will present three derivations of a quantization condition upon magnetic charge: one built using the Aharonov-Bohm effect, one using gauge invariance, and one using Landau Levels. Magnetic monopole quasiparticles in… Expand

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