Contact: Patrick Regan
Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Caption: This illustration depicts the merging of two magnetic vortices, so-called skyrmions, in the magnetic structure of a material. The point at which the vortices merge displays the properties of an emergent magnetic monopole. When the monopole moves along the direction of the vortices, a skyrmion is created or destroyed.
Credit: Image by C. Schuette, copyright University of Cologne
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