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Active hydraulics and odd elasticity of muscle fibres

Δευ, 08/07/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 08 July 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02540-x

A multiscale model of muscle as a fluid-filled sponge suggests that hydraulics limits rapid contractions and that the mechanical response of muscle is non-reciprocal.

A superconducting dual-rail cavity qubit with erasure-detected logical measurements

Τρί, 02/07/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 02 July 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02539-4

Dual-rail encodings of quantum information can be used to detect loss errors, allowing these errors to be treated as erasures. The measurement of dual-rail states with error detection has now been demonstrated in superconducting cavities.

Sequence-specific interactions determine viscoelasticity and ageing dynamics of protein condensates

Τρί, 02/07/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 02 July 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02558-1

The time-dependent viscoelastic moduli of biomolecular condensates are connected to the functions that the condensates influence in cells. Now sticker and spacer residues in proteins are shown to regulate condensate viscoelasticity and ageing dynamics.

Unravelling quantum dynamics using flow equations

Τρί, 02/07/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 02 July 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02549-2

The complexity of a many-body quantum state grows exponentially with system size, hindering numerical studies. A unitary flow-based method now enables accurate estimates of long-term properties of one- and two-dimensional quantum systems.

Dissipative time crystal in a strongly interacting Rydberg gas

Τρί, 02/07/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 02 July 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02542-9

The observation of continuous time crystals has been hindered by atom loss in the ultracold regime. Long-range time-crystalline order has now been demonstrated in a dissipative Rydberg gas at room temperature.

A Journey from Earth to Venus to Mars

Δευ, 01/07/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 01 July 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02581-2

A Journey from Earth to Venus to Mars

Puffing along

Δευ, 01/07/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 01 July 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02565-2

Patches of turbulence in straight pipe flow (‘puffs’) display collective dynamics that is not well understood. Now, this dynamics is shown to harbour a phase transition of the directed percolation type, displaying jamming at high puff density.

Complete quantum toolbox for an acoustic resonator

Δευ, 01/07/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 01 July 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02544-7

Acoustic resonators are a promising candidate for making quantum computers scalable. Coupled to a qubit, they have now produced squeezed mechanical states, demonstrating that they can implement a large variety of quantum algorithms.

Dominant 1/3-filling correlated insulator states and orbital geometric frustration in twisted bilayer graphene

Δευ, 01/07/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 01 July 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02546-5

Orbitally frustrated states have been predicted to occur in twisted bilayer graphene. Now these states have been observed for fractional filling of the electronic bands, and exhibit charge- and magnetically ordered phases.

Intervalley coherence and intrinsic spin–orbit coupling in rhombohedral trilayer graphene

Δευ, 01/07/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 01 July 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02560-7

The role of electron–electron interactions in generating superconductivity in few-layer graphene remains controversial. Now, the observation of interaction-driven intervalley coherence may help to explain the Cooper pairing mechanism.

Topological edge and corner states in bismuth fractal nanostructures

Δευ, 01/07/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 01 July 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02551-8

The interplay between topology and fractals in real materials has remained challenging to study. Now, topological states are demonstrated in fractional-dimensional Sierpinski triangles made from bismuth.

Empowering deep neural quantum states through efficient optimization

Δευ, 01/07/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 01 July 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02566-1

An optimization algorithm reduces the cost of training large-scale neural quantum states. This leads to accurate computations of the ground states of frustrated magnets and provides evidence of gapless quantum-spin-liquid phases.

Non-Abelian braiding of Fibonacci anyons with a superconducting processor

Δευ, 01/07/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 01 July 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02529-6

Superconducting qubits have been used to realize a quantum many-body state that is capable of universal topological quantum computation.

Classical algorithm for simulating experimental Gaussian boson sampling

Τρί, 25/06/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 25 June 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02535-8

Gaussian boson sampling reproduces distributions that are hard to calculate classically and were claimed to show quantum advantage in the noiseless limit. But now a classical algorithm is shown to reproduce experimental results when noise is large.

Information gets into the flow with wave scattering

Παρ, 21/06/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 21 June 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02550-9

140 years ago, John Henry Poynting demonstrated “by what paths and according to what law” electromagnetic energy travels. Theory and experiment now also reveal how waves acquire information as they scatter through their environment.

Wavefronts wield tweezers amid disorder

Παρ, 21/06/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 21 June 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02548-3

Acoustic and optical traps enable contactless manipulation of objects, but trapping has been limited to homogeneous environments. Wavefront shaping now extends this versatile manipulation tool to dynamic and disordered media.

Collective flow of fermionic impurities immersed in a Bose–Einstein condensate

Παρ, 21/06/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 21 June 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02541-w

The complex interactions arising in mixtures of bosons and fermions make it hard to understand their coupled dynamics. The collective oscillations of fermions embedded in a boson condensate have now been characterized in an ultracold-atom experiment.

Wave-momentum shaping for moving objects in heterogeneous and dynamic media

Παρ, 21/06/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 21 June 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02538-5

Although manipulation of objects using light and sound waves is an established technique, it has so far been confined to static environments. Iterative tailoring of acoustic far fields now allows control of objects in disordered and dynamic media.

Quantum squeezing in a nonlinear mechanical oscillator

Παρ, 21/06/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 21 June 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02545-6

Mechanical modes promise applications in continuous-variable quantum information processing, but only if the final two elements—squeezing and nonlinearity—are achieved. Experiments with an oscillator coupled to a transmon qubit now achieve this.

Critical delay accumulation

Πέμ, 20/06/2024 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 20 June 2024; doi:10.1038/s41567-024-02507-y

In many schedule-based systems, timeliness is paramount. A recent study provides insights into delay accumulation in networks, revealing a phase transition with connections to the physics of interfaces.

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