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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%.

On the complexity and verification of quantum random circuit sampling

Δευ, 29/10/2018 - 00:00

On the complexity and verification of quantum random circuit sampling

On the complexity and verification of quantum random circuit sampling, Published online: 29 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0318-2

Evidence is provided that quantum random circuit sampling, a near-term quantum computational task, is classically hard but verifiable, making it a leading proposal for achieving quantum supremacy.

A photon–photon quantum gate based on Rydberg interactions

Δευ, 29/10/2018 - 00:00

A photon–photon quantum gate based on Rydberg interactions

A photon–photon quantum gate based on Rydberg interactions, Published online: 29 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0313-7

Strong and long-range interactions between Rydberg states of neutral atoms can be mapped to light via electromagnetically induced transparency, realizing a photon–photon quantum gate for quantum communications and networking.

Author Correction: Even-denominator fractional quantum Hall states at an isospin transition in monolayer graphene

Δευ, 29/10/2018 - 00:00

Author Correction: Even-denominator fractional quantum Hall states at an isospin transition in monolayer graphene

Author Correction: Even-denominator fractional quantum Hall states at an isospin transition in monolayer graphene, Published online: 29 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0344-0

Author Correction: Even-denominator fractional quantum Hall states at an isospin transition in monolayer graphene

Publisher Correction: Giant topological Hall effect in correlated oxide thin films

Παρ, 26/10/2018 - 00:00

Publisher Correction: Giant topological Hall effect in correlated oxide thin films

Publisher Correction: Giant topological Hall effect in correlated oxide thin films, Published online: 26 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0357-8

Publisher Correction: Giant topological Hall effect in correlated oxide thin films

Spin pumping from nuclear spin waves

Δευ, 22/10/2018 - 00:00

Spin pumping from nuclear spin waves

Spin pumping from nuclear spin waves, Published online: 22 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0310-x

Spin current is generated by pumping from nuclear spin waves. The nuclear magnetic resonance is used to transfer angular momentum from the nuclei of an antiferromagnet to a propagating spin current that is subsequently collected in a distant electrode.

Multiple Coulomb phase in the fluoride pyrochlore CsNiCrF<sub>6</sub>

Δευ, 22/10/2018 - 00:00

Multiple Coulomb phase in the fluoride pyrochlore CsNiCrF6

Multiple Coulomb phase in the fluoride pyrochlore CsNiCrF<sub>6</sub>, Published online: 22 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0309-3

Neutron and X-ray scattering experiments show that the partly disordered material CsNiCrF6 supports multiple Coulomb phases with structural and magnetic properties dictated by underlying local gauge symmetry.

Spin currents go nuclear

Δευ, 22/10/2018 - 00:00

Spin currents go nuclear

Spin currents go nuclear, Published online: 22 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0335-1

Generating pure spin currents is a necessary part of many spintronic devices. Now there is a new mechanism for doing this, utilizing nuclear spin waves.

The k-core as a predictor of structural collapse in mutualistic ecosystems

Δευ, 22/10/2018 - 00:00

The k-core as a predictor of structural collapse in mutualistic ecosystems

The k-core as a predictor of structural collapse in mutualistic ecosystems, Published online: 22 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0304-8

Predicting the collapse of a dynamical system by monitoring the structure of its network of interaction takes the form of stability conditions formulated in terms of a topological invariant of the network, the k-core.

Evidence for topological defects in a photoinduced phase transition

Δευ, 15/10/2018 - 00:00

Evidence for topological defects in a photoinduced phase transition

Evidence for topological defects in a photoinduced phase transition, Published online: 15 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0311-9

Three different ultrafast probes investigate a non-adiabatic phase transition and find substantial evidence of topological defects inhibiting the reformation of the equilibrium phase.

Giant topological Hall effect in correlated oxide thin films

Δευ, 15/10/2018 - 00:00

Giant topological Hall effect in correlated oxide thin films

Giant topological Hall effect in correlated oxide thin films, Published online: 15 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0307-5

A strong Hall effect is observed in a material with spin textures and strong electron correlations. This hints that correlation effects can amplify real-space topological spin transport.

Wavelength-scale errors in optical localization due to spin–orbit coupling of light

Δευ, 15/10/2018 - 00:00

Wavelength-scale errors in optical localization due to spin–orbit coupling of light

Wavelength-scale errors in optical localization due to spin–orbit coupling of light, Published online: 15 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0301-y

The spin–orbit coupling of light leads to systematic wavelength-scale errors in the measurement of the position of emitters of elliptically polarized light.

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