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Spin ice and magnetic monopoles, illustration. Magnetic monopoles are hypothetical elementary particle that have only one magnetic pole. Some condensed forms of matter have similar properties, as does a form of matter known as a spin ice. An example is the residual entropy predicted when pure crystals of water ice are cooled towards absolute zero. A similar concept is that of a quantum spin liquid.
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