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Metal poles around the bend

Δευ, 26/02/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 26 February 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02402-6

Electric dipoles are common in insulators, but extremely rare in metals. This situation may be about to change, thanks to flexoelectricity.

Quantized topological pumping in Floquet synthetic dimensions with a driven dissipative photonic molecule

Δευ, 26/02/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 26 February 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02413-3

Although dissipation is often detrimental to the observation of topological effects, a photonic molecule driven at several incommensurate frequencies is shown to be a candidate system for quantized topological transport in synthetic dimensions.

Artificial intelligence needs a scientific method-driven reset

Παρ, 23/02/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 23 February 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02403-5

AI needs to develop more solid assumptions, falsifiable hypotheses, and rigorous experimentation.

Attosecond metrology of the two-dimensional charge distribution in molecules

Παρ, 23/02/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 23 February 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02406-2

Attosecond interferometry measurements of photoionization delays in planar carbon-based molecules can provide information on the dimension and shape of the two-dimensional hole generated in the process.

Non-classical microwave–optical photon pair generation with a chip-scale transducer

Παρ, 23/02/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 23 February 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02409-z

A transducer that generates microwave–optical photon pairs is demonstrated. This could provide an interface between optical communication networks and superconducting quantum devices that operate at microwave frequencies.

Quantum transport response of topological hinge modes

Τρί, 20/02/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 20 February 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02388-1

Topologically protected hinge modes could be important for developing quantum devices, but electronic transport through those states has not been demonstrated. Now quantum transport has been shown in gapless topological hinge states.

Sound interactions across multiple modes

Δευ, 19/02/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 19 February 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02425-z

Some quantum acoustic resonators possess a large number of phonon modes at different frequencies. Direct interactions between modes similar to those available for photonic devices have now been demonstrated. This enables manipulation of multimode states.

Time in a glass

Δευ, 19/02/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 19 February 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02419-x

Ageing is a non-linear, irreversible process that defines many properties of glassy materials. Now, it is shown that the so-called material-time formalism can describe ageing in terms of equilibrium-like properties.

Organic molecules pumped to resonance

Δευ, 19/02/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 19 February 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02410-6

Interacting emitters are the fundamental building blocks of quantum optics and quantum information devices. Pairs of organic molecules embedded in a crystal can become permanently strongly interacting when they are pumped with intense laser light.

Superradiant and subradiant states in lifetime-limited organic molecules through laser-induced tuning

Δευ, 19/02/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 19 February 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02404-4

Laser-induced tuning of pairs of lifetime-limited organic emitters allows the controlled creation of superradiant and subradiant entangled states.

A recipe for speed

Τετ, 14/02/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 14 February 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02414-2

A recipe for speed

Noble sandwich

Τετ, 14/02/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 14 February 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02415-1

Noble sandwich

Techno-optimism needs a reality check

Τετ, 14/02/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 14 February 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02390-7

Techno-optimism needs a reality check

A toast to technicians

Τετ, 14/02/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 14 February 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02422-2

Despite the essential support they provide to successful research projects, the contributions of laboratory technicians often remain undervalued. We take a moment to appreciate their efforts.

We can see clearly now

Τετ, 14/02/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 14 February 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02394-3

Adaptive optics allows scientists to correct for distortions of an image caused by the scattering of light. Anita Chandran illuminates the nature of the technique.

Through the slopes of a light-induced phase transition

Τετ, 14/02/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 14 February 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02401-7

The integration of theory and experiment makes possible tracking the slow evolution of a photodoped Mott insulator to a distinct non-equilibrium metallic phase under the influence of electron-lattice coupling.

Observation of Josephson harmonics in tunnel junctions

Τετ, 14/02/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 14 February 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02400-8

The standard current–phase relation in tunnel Josephson junctions involves a single sinusoidal term, but real junctions are more complicated. The effects of higher Josephson harmonics have now been identified in superconducting qubit devices.

Symmetry matters

Τρί, 13/02/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 13 February 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02395-2

Quantum simulators can provide new insights into the complicated dynamics of quantum many-body systems far from equilibrium. A recent experiment reveals that underlying symmetries dictate the nature of universal scaling dynamics.

A strange way to get a strange metal

Τρί, 13/02/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 13 February 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02416-0

Some cerium and uranium compounds exhibit unusual transport properties due to localized electron states. Recent experiments demonstrate that quantum interference on frustrated lattices provides an alternative route to this behaviour.

Author Correction: A boost for laser fusion

Δευ, 12/02/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 12 February 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02433-z

Author Correction: A boost for laser fusion

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