'Magnetricity' behaves like electricity
Currents of monopole-like magnetic charges act much like electricity
By Devin Powell, 18:20 PM February 11, 2011
View the video
Electricity has a new little sister: magnetricity.
A team of physicists in England has created magnetic charges — isolated north and south magnetic poles — and induced them to flow in crystals no bigger than a centimeter across.
These moving magnetic charges, which behave almost exactly like electrical charges flowing through batteries and biological systems, could one day be useful in developing “magnetronic” devices — though what such devices would do is anybody’s gue...
Source URL: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/magnetricity-behaves-electricity