Trapping energy of a magnetic monopole in magnetic materials

Agarwal, G. S. ; Jha, Sudhanshu S. (1976) Trapping energy of a magnetic monopole in magnetic materials Pramana - Journal of Physics, 6 (6). pp. 349-362. ISSN 0304-4289

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Analytical methods to investigate the interaction of magnetic monopoles with known magnetic media have been developed. Trapping energies of monopoles inside ferro-magnetic or super onducting materials of size greater than about 10-6 cm are found to be of the order of several kiloelectron volts. These are two to three orders of magnitude higher than in paramagnetic materials. Thus if stable magnetic monopoles exist at all in the universe, they are perhaps trapped in these magnetic materials. The effect of the finite size of the magnetic bodies is taken into account explicitly in our calculations of the trapping energy.

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Keywords:Magnetic Monopoles; Classical Electrodynamics; Trapping Energy
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