Viewpoint: Closing in on a Magnetic Analog of Liquid Crystals - Physics


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Viewpoint: Closing in on a Magnetic Analog of Liquid Crystals
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The essence of this type of order escaped the physics community until the 1960s, when Pierre-Gilles De Gennes realized that the order parameter describing it could not be expressed as a number (like the density of a gas) or a vector (like the direction ...