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Systems governed by non-linear differential equations are of fundamental importance in all branches of science, but our understanding of them is still extremely limited. In this book a particular system, describing the interaction of magnetic monopoles, is investigated in detail.

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The Geometry and Dynamics of Magnetic Monopoles

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Magnetic monopoles have eluded experimental detection since their prediction nearly a century ago by Dirac 1. It was recently shown that classical analogues of these enigmatic particles can occur as excitations out of the topological ground state of a model magnetic system, dipolar spin ice 2.

Here, we present an experimentally measurable signature of monopole dynamics. In particular, we show that previous magnetic relaxation measurements in the spin-ice material Dy 2 Ti 2 O 7 ref. In a magnetic field, the topology of the network prevents charge flow in the steady state. Nevertheless, we demonstrate the existence of a monopole density gradient near the surface of an open system.

Spin-ice systems 4 , 5 , 6 , such as Dy 2 Ti 2 O 7 and Ho 2 Ti 2 O 7 , can be described by a corner-sharing network of tetrahedra forming a pyrochlore lattice of localized magnetic moments, as shown in Fig. The pairwise interaction is made up of both exchange and dipolar terms.

These energy scales are times smaller than the crystal field terms 8 that confine the spins along the axis joining the centres of two adjoining tetrahedra. It successfully reproduces the thermodynamic behaviour of both ice 12 and spin ice 13 and describes the microscopic properties of the latter to a good approximation. It can lower its energy by moving in the direction of an external field and therefore carries a positive magnetic charge What is remarkable about spin ice is that it enables the deconfinement of these effective magnetic charges so that they occur in the bulk of the material on all scales, rather than just at the surfaces within a coarse-grained description A two-dimensional equivalent may exist in artificial spin ice, constituting arrays of nanoscale magnets The orientation of the Dirac strings shows the direction of the local field lines in H.

Given the accessibility of these magnetic quasi-particles, the development of an experimental signature is of vital importance and interest. A more promising starting point is therefore to look for a monopole signal from magnetic relaxation of a macroscopic sample 3 , 8 , The general dynamic behaviour of spin ice is illustrated in Fig. The quantum tunnelling plateau regime can therefore be well represented by an Ising system with stochastic single spin dynamics and hence should be dominated by the creation and propagation of monopole objects.

The calculation fits the data over the low-temperature part of the quasi-plateau region, where one expects a significant defect concentration without any double defects 4-in or 4-out , and gives surprisingly good qualitative agreement at lower temperature, as the concentration decreases.

Although still in the tunnelling regime, the plateau region corresponds to high temperature for the effective Ising system. Good agreement here provides a stringent test and any theory not fitting must be discarded. This test therefore already provides very strong evidence for the fractionalization of magnetic charge 2 and the diffusion of unconfined particles. The Arrhenius law red line represents the free diffusion of topological defects in the nearest-neighbour model. The temperature scale is fixed without any free parameters.

Inset: The same data shown in the low-temperature region. We have tested this idea by directly simulating a Coulomb gas of magnetically charged particles monopoles , in the grand canonical ensemble, occupying the sites of the diamond lattice. In the grand canonical ensemble, the chemical potential is an independent variable, of which the value in the corresponding magnetic experiment is unknown. In a first series of simulations, we have estimated it numerically by calculating the difference between the Coulomb energy gained by creating a pair of neighbouring magnetic monopoles and that required to produce a pair of topological defects in the dipolar spin-ice model, with parameters taken from ref.

The chemical potential used is thus not a free parameter. As the Coulomb interaction is long-ranged, we treat a finite system using the Ewald summation method 20 , The positively charged monopoles move in one sense along the network, whereas the negative charges move in the opposite direction see Fig. The network is dynamically rearranged through the evolution of the monopole configuration. The vacuum for monopoles in spin ice thus has an internal structure: the Dirac strings which, in the absence of monopoles, satisfy the ice rules at each vertex.

This structure is manifest in the dynamics and influences the resulting timescales. In fact the characteristic timescale that we compare with experiment comes from the evolution of the network of Dirac strings rather than from the monopoles themselves. Indeed, the monopole autocorrelation time, as extracted from the monopole density—density correlation function see, for example, ref.

For the initial conditions, we take an ordered network with no monopoles, which we let evolve at temperature T until an equilibrium configuration is attained. The time is re-set to zero when C t decays beyond 0. There is a quantitative evolution of the simulation data compared to the nearest-neighbour spin-ice model. Agreement between the experimental and numerical data now looks excellent, showing clearly that the experimental relaxation is due to the creation and proliferation of quasi-particle excitations that resemble classical monopoles in the magnetic intensity H.

As the temperature increases, towards the end of the plateau region, a small systematic difference occurs.

This is because the spin system can access double defects at finite energy cost, whereas this state corresponds to two like charges superimposed on the same site, which is excluded by the Coulomb interaction. The inset of Fig. We now have quantitative agreement between experiment and theory down to low temperature, showing that the Coulomb interactions are responsible for the non-Arrhenius temperature dependence of the relaxation timescales.

Finally we consider the response of monopoles to an external magnetic field, h , placed along one of the [] directions. Applying such a field to a system for closed-circuit geometry periodic boundaries , one might expect the development of a monopole current in the steady state This is not the case, at least for the nearest-neighbour model, where we find that a transient current decays rapidly to zero see Fig.

The passage of a positive charge in the direction of the field reorganizes the network of strings, leaving a wake behind it that can be followed either by a negative charge, or by a positive one moving against the field, with the result that the current stops. This is a dynamic rather than static effect and is not related to confinement of monopole pairs by the background magnetization 2.

Reducing the temperature at finite field, the magnetization saturates around a critical temperature: a vestige of the Kasteleyn transition 24 , which is unique to topologically constrained systems. Confinement occurs here, as the Zeeman energy outweighs the entropy gain of free monopoles. The transient currents suggest the development of charge separation in an open system. This is indeed the case despite the fact that monopole numbers are not conserved at open boundaries.

There is a clear build-up of charge over a band of 4—5 lattice spacings, although including long-range interactions may lead to a quantitative change in this value.

In the absence of topological defects, the magnetization is conserved from one layer to another, so that a charge density profile manifests itself as a magnetization profile. The data here suggest charge build-up in a layer several nanometres thick, making it in principle a measurable effect. The simulations are obtained using the nearest-neighbour spin-ice model with periodic boundary conditions filled squares and open boundaries, with current measured either at the surface blue filled triangles or in the bulk red filled circles.

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The Geometry and Dynamics of Magnetic Monopoles

In this paper we perform nanofabrication of square artificial spin ices with different lattice parameters, in order to investigate the roles of vertex excitation on the features of the system. In particular, the character of magnetic charge distribution asymmetry on the vertices are observed under magnetic hysteresis loop experiments. We then compare our results with simulation using an emergent Hamiltonian containing objects such as magnetic monopoles and dipoles in the vertices of the array instead of the usual Hamiltonian based on the dipolar interactions among the magnetic nanoislands. All possible interactions between these objects are considered monopole-monopole, monopole-dipole and dipole-dipole. Using realistic parameters we observe very good match between experiments and theory, which allow us to better understand the system dynamics in function of monopole charge intensity. Emergent phenomena are characterized by exhibiting new particles and fields which are completely absent in the original Hamiltonian that describes a system.

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The Geometry and Dynamics of Magnetic Monopoles. Series: Princeton Legacy Library and Porter Lectures, Publisher: Princeton University.