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Open is not enough

Πέμ, 15/11/2018 - 00:00

Open is not enough

Open is not enough, Published online: 15 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0342-2

The solutions adopted by the high-energy physics community to foster reproducible research are examples of best practices that could be embraced more widely. This first experience suggests that reproducibility requires going beyond openness.

Complete reconstruction of bound and unbound electronic wavefunctions in two-photon double ionization

Δευ, 12/11/2018 - 00:00

Complete reconstruction of bound and unbound electronic wavefunctions in two-photon double ionization

Complete reconstruction of bound and unbound electronic wavefunctions in two-photon double ionization, Published online: 12 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0340-4

Photoionization is one of the most important photophysical events. This process can now be characterized in a quantum-mechanically complete manner by use of polarization-controlled extreme-ultraviolet light derived from a free-electron laser

Quantum fractals

Δευ, 12/11/2018 - 00:00

Quantum fractals

Quantum fractals, Published online: 12 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0327-1

Electrons with fractional dimension have been observed in an artificial Sierpiński triangle, demonstrating their quantum fractal nature.

Signatures of the many-body localized regime in two dimensions

Δευ, 12/11/2018 - 00:00

Signatures of the many-body localized regime in two dimensions

Signatures of the many-body localized regime in two dimensions, Published online: 12 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0339-x

Large-scale numerical examination of a disordered Bose–Hubbard model in two dimensions shows entanglement based signature of many-body localization, providing answers to the challenging questions posed by recent experiments.

Design and characterization of electrons in a fractal geometry

Δευ, 12/11/2018 - 00:00

Design and characterization of electrons in a fractal geometry

Design and characterization of electrons in a fractal geometry, Published online: 12 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0328-0

Electrons are confined to an artificial Sierpiński triangle. Microscopy measurements show that their wavefunctions become self-similar and their quantum properties inherit a non-integer dimension between 1 and 2.

Neutrino tomography of Earth

Δευ, 05/11/2018 - 00:00

Neutrino tomography of Earth

Neutrino tomography of Earth, Published online: 05 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0319-1

Geophysical properties of the Earth’s interior have been inferred by looking at the absorption of neutrinos as they pass through our planet.

Plasmonic dynamics measured with frequency-comb-referenced phase spectroscopy

Δευ, 05/11/2018 - 00:00

Plasmonic dynamics measured with frequency-comb-referenced phase spectroscopy

Plasmonic dynamics measured with frequency-comb-referenced phase spectroscopy, Published online: 05 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0330-6

By means of a novel referencing technique that is based on the high stability of frequency combs, broadband phase spectra from plasmonics rulers can now be used to measure dynamic motion of nanostructures with picometre resolution.

Made visible by the invisible

Δευ, 05/11/2018 - 00:00

Made visible by the invisible

Made visible by the invisible, Published online: 05 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0332-4

Using data from the IceCube telescope, a study presents the first attempt at obtaining geophysical information about Earth’s internal structure from the flux of neutrinos that pass through it.

Be no exception

Πέμ, 01/11/2018 - 00:00

Be no exception

Be no exception, Published online: 01 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0354-y

Be no exception

A Nobel opportunity for interdisciplinarity

Πέμ, 01/11/2018 - 00:00

A Nobel opportunity for interdisciplinarity

A Nobel opportunity for interdisciplinarity, Published online: 01 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0314-6

Despite the growing interdisciplinarity of research, the Nobel prize consolidates the traditional disciplinary categorization of science. There is, in fact, an opportunity for the most revered scientific reward to mirror the current research landscape.

Confused at a higher level

Πέμ, 01/11/2018 - 00:00

Confused at a higher level

Confused at a higher level, Published online: 01 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0333-3

Confused at a higher level

The fast and the luminous

Πέμ, 01/11/2018 - 00:00

The fast and the luminous

The fast and the luminous, Published online: 01 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0352-0

The fast and the luminous

Let there be light

Πέμ, 01/11/2018 - 00:00

Let there be light

Let there be light, Published online: 01 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0349-8

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded for advances in laser physics that have conferred a formidable benefit to humankind — on both fundamental and applied fronts.

Flight of the dandelion

Πέμ, 01/11/2018 - 00:00

Flight of the dandelion

Flight of the dandelion, Published online: 01 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0350-2

Flight of the dandelion

The anomalous anomaly

Πέμ, 01/11/2018 - 00:00

The anomalous anomaly

The anomalous anomaly, Published online: 01 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0341-3

Understanding the muon’s magnetic moment holds the key for unlocking potential new physics, as Thomas Teubner shows.

Greetings from the past Universe

Πέμ, 01/11/2018 - 00:00

Greetings from the past Universe

Greetings from the past Universe, Published online: 01 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0353-z

Greetings from the past Universe

Author Correction: Low-temperature anomaly in disordered superconductors near Bc2 as a vortex-glass property

Τρί, 30/10/2018 - 00:00

Author Correction: Low-temperature anomaly in disordered superconductors near Bc2 as a vortex-glass property

Author Correction: Low-temperature anomaly in disordered superconductors near Bc2 as a vortex-glass property, Published online: 30 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0359-6

Author Correction: Low-temperature anomaly in disordered superconductors near Bc2 as a vortex-glass property

Continuum of quantum fluctuations in a three-dimensional <i>S</i> = 1 Heisenberg magnet

Δευ, 29/10/2018 - 00:00

Continuum of quantum fluctuations in a three-dimensional S = 1 Heisenberg magnet

Continuum of quantum fluctuations in a three-dimensional <i>S</i> = 1 Heisenberg magnet, Published online: 29 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0317-3

Despite of the charge disorder, the three-dimensional antiferromagnet NaCaNi2F7 is an almost ideal realization of the spin-1 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model on a pyrochlore lattice, showing key features of quantum spin liquid.

Isotopic variation of parity violation in atomic ytterbium

Δευ, 29/10/2018 - 00:00

Isotopic variation of parity violation in atomic ytterbium

Isotopic variation of parity violation in atomic ytterbium, Published online: 29 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0312-8

The weak interaction between the nucleus and the electrons in a chain of Yb isotopes is measured with tabletop atomic physics techniques. The dependence of the interaction strength on the number of neutrons confirms the prediction by standard model.

Enhanced energy coupling for indirectly driven inertial confinement fusion

Δευ, 29/10/2018 - 00:00

Enhanced energy coupling for indirectly driven inertial confinement fusion

Enhanced energy coupling for indirectly driven inertial confinement fusion, Published online: 29 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0331-5

High coupling efficiency between laser-induced hohlraum X-rays and targets is essential for reaching long-sought regimes for viable inertial confinement fusion. Experiments with a rugby hohlraum shape and an improved capsule now allow demonstration of more than 30%.

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