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Author Correction: Higher-order topology in bismuth

Nature Physics - Wed, 19/09/2018 - 00:00

Author Correction: Higher-order topology in bismuth

Author Correction: Higher-order topology in bismuth, Published online: 19 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0308-4

Author Correction: Higher-order topology in bismuth

An inconsistent friend

Nature Physics - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 00:00

An inconsistent friend

An inconsistent friend, Published online: 18 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0293-7

Are there limits to the applicability of textbook quantum theory? Experiments haven’t found any yet, but a new theoretical analysis shows that treating your colleagues as quantum systems might be a step too far.

Membrane-induced hydroelastic migration of a particle surfing its own wave

Nature Physics - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 00:00

Membrane-induced hydroelastic migration of a particle surfing its own wave

Membrane-induced hydroelastic migration of a particle surfing its own wave, Published online: 17 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0272-z

A rigid particle moving along a soft wall feels a repulsive force that can reduce its drag. Evidence now suggests that for thin enough walls the particle can be displaced appreciably—a finding that may have implications for biological membranes.

Visualization of the periodic modulation of Cooper pairing in a cuprate superconductor

Nature Physics - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 00:00

Visualization of the periodic modulation of Cooper pairing in a cuprate superconductor

Visualization of the periodic modulation of Cooper pairing in a cuprate superconductor, Published online: 17 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0276-8

A periodic pattern of Cooper pairs is observed at the atomic scale and is shown to be correlated with the local strength of the superconductivity. This reveals a new interplay between different ordered states in the cuprates.

Collective mechanical adaptation of honeybee swarms

Nature Physics - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 00:00

Collective mechanical adaptation of honeybee swarms

Collective mechanical adaptation of honeybee swarms, Published online: 17 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0262-1

Suspended clusters of honeybees withstand dynamic mechanical forcing from their environment. Experiments and simulations suggest that collective stability relies on individual bees responding to local variations in strain.

Building the building blocks

Nature Physics - Fri, 14/09/2018 - 00:00

Building the building blocks

Building the building blocks, Published online: 14 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0296-4

Large-scale quantum computations are hampered by the propagation of errors. Experiments have now demonstrated the deterministic teleportation of a quantum gate, which prevents error propagation by using a combination of quantum and classical bits.

Author Correction: Magnetic configuration effects on the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator

Nature Physics - Tue, 11/09/2018 - 00:00

Author Correction: Magnetic configuration effects on the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator

Author Correction: Magnetic configuration effects on the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator, Published online: 11 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0273-y

Author Correction: Magnetic configuration effects on the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator

3D field phase-space control in tokamak plasmas

Nature Physics - Mon, 10/09/2018 - 00:00

3D field phase-space control in tokamak plasmas

3D field phase-space control in tokamak plasmas, Published online: 10 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0268-8

A theoretical and numerical approach, validated by experiments at the KSTAR facility, shows how magnetohydrodynamic instabilities in tokamak plasmas can be efficiently controlled by a small relaxation of the confining field into a 3D configuration.

Leidenfrost wheels

Nature Physics - Mon, 10/09/2018 - 00:00

Leidenfrost wheels

Leidenfrost wheels, Published online: 10 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0275-9

Water drops placed at rest on flat, hot solids are found to rotate and spontaneously propel themselves in the direction of their rotation. The effect is due to symmetry breaking of the flow inside the drop, which couples rotation to translation.

Enhanced control

Nature Physics - Mon, 10/09/2018 - 00:00

Enhanced control

Enhanced control, Published online: 10 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0281-y

The axial symmetry of tokamaks benefits plasma confinement but hinders control. Experiments have now proven that optimized non-axisymmetric magnetic fields can provide much improved control without degrading the plasma confinement.

Driven-dissipative non-equilibrium Bose–Einstein condensation of less than ten photons

Nature Physics - Mon, 10/09/2018 - 00:00

Driven-dissipative non-equilibrium Bose–Einstein condensation of less than ten photons

Driven-dissipative non-equilibrium Bose–Einstein condensation of less than ten photons, Published online: 10 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0270-1

Non-equilibrium Bose–Einstein condensation of 7 ± 2 photons is observed in a sculpted dye-filled microcavity. The small number of particles allows the authors to access and characterize the non-equilibrium dynamics of the bosonic modes.

Shaping a quantum chain

Nature Physics - Tue, 04/09/2018 - 00:00

Shaping a quantum chain

Shaping a quantum chain, Published online: 04 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0287-5

Shaping a quantum chain

Topolectrical-circuit realization of topological corner modes

Nature Physics - Tue, 04/09/2018 - 00:00

Topolectrical-circuit realization of topological corner modes

Topolectrical-circuit realization of topological corner modes, Published online: 04 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0246-1

The realization of a two-dimensional quadrupole topological insulator—featuring gapless corner states but an otherwise insulating bulk and edge—establishes electrical circuits as a versatile platform for implementing topological band structures.

Quo vadis now, cold molecules?

Nature Physics - Tue, 04/09/2018 - 00:00

Quo vadis now, cold molecules?

Quo vadis now, cold molecules?, Published online: 04 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0260-3

Cooling molecules down to their ground state is an ongoing challenge for atomic and molecular physicists. Further steps in this journey have recently been made, with promising implications.

Beyond perturbations

Nature Physics - Tue, 04/09/2018 - 00:00

Beyond perturbations

Beyond perturbations, Published online: 04 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0285-7

Beyond perturbations

Topology reaches higher spheres

Nature Physics - Tue, 04/09/2018 - 00:00

Topology reaches higher spheres

Topology reaches higher spheres, Published online: 04 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0288-4

Topology is everywhere. Recent predictions for and realizations of higher-order topological insulators are a case in point.

Topology on a breadboard

Nature Physics - Tue, 04/09/2018 - 00:00

Topology on a breadboard

Topology on a breadboard, Published online: 04 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0235-4

The realization of a new topological state using an electrical-circuit approach establishes a flexible scheme that should enable further explorations into uncharted territory and, equally importantly, make experiments with topological states more broadly accessible.

Spun into shape

Nature Physics - Tue, 04/09/2018 - 00:00

Spun into shape

Spun into shape, Published online: 04 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0283-9

Spun into shape

Spanning space

Nature Physics - Tue, 04/09/2018 - 00:00

Spanning space

Spanning space, Published online: 04 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0267-9

Solid angle is an ancient notion with modern relevance. A one-page primer by Ben Kravitz.

Publisher Correction: Routing the emission of a near-surface light source by a magnetic field

Nature Physics - Tue, 04/09/2018 - 00:00

Publisher Correction: Routing the emission of a near-surface light source by a magnetic field

Publisher Correction: Routing the emission of a near-surface light source by a magnetic field, Published online: 04 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0291-9

Publisher Correction: Routing the emission of a near-surface light source by a magnetic field

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