Contact: Peter Schiffer
University of Illinois College of Engineering
Caption: This is a magnetic force microscope image of emergent domains of ordered magnetic charges in honeycomb artificial spin ice. The black and white dots in the image are the north and south magnetic poles of the nanomagnets.
Credit: Ian Gilbert, U. of I. Department of Physics and Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory
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