Physicists Create ‘Shankar Skyrmion’ — Quasiparticle with Properties of Ball Lightning

An international team of physicists from Amherst College and Aalto University has created the Shankar skyrmion, a quasiparticle consisting of a knotted configuration of atomic magnetic moments, or spins. Theoretical physicists predicted the existence of the Shankar skyrmion more than four decades ago,

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