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Go for a spin

Tue, 24/05/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 24 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01624-w

Analysis of the anisotropy of the magnetic excitations in the nematic state of an iron-based superconductor suggests that this phase is driven primarily by spin fluctuations.

Quantum echoes

Mon, 23/05/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 23 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01625-9

Quantum waves can have stronger correlations than classical ones because of their particle nature. This effect has now been observed using quantum sound waves travelling in an acoustic waveguide.

Non-classical mechanical states guided in a phononic waveguide

Mon, 23/05/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 23 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01612-0

Non-classical vibrations are generated and transmitted along a mechanical waveguide, providing a platform for distributing quantum information and realizing hybrid quantum devices using phonons in a solid-state system.

Berry curvature dipole senses topological transition in a moiré superlattice

Thu, 19/05/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 19 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01606-y

Transport experiments highlight a technique to detect transitions in the topological state of two-dimensional materials, with possible applications in memory devices.

Spin-excitation anisotropy in the nematic state of detwinned FeSe

Thu, 19/05/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 19 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01603-1

The mechanism that drives nematic behaviour in iron-based superconductors is still unclear. Now, nematicity and anisotropy in spin excitations are shown to disappear at the same temperature, indicating that the transition is primarily spin-driven.

Large curvature near a small gap

Mon, 16/05/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 16 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01623-x

The appearance of small local gaps in the electronic band structure of a topological semimetal is attributed to a hidden quasi-symmetry that produces a large Berry curvature.

Quasi-symmetry-protected topology in a semi-metal

Mon, 16/05/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 16 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01604-0

The concept of quasi-symmetry—a perturbatively small deviation from exact symmetry—is introduced and leads to topological materials with strong resilience to perturbations.

Evidence for spin swapping in an antiferromagnet

Mon, 16/05/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 16 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01608-w

Electrical readout of the state of an antiferromagnet is an important goal for spintronic applications. Now, detection of the electrical voltage created by a thermal gradient in a canted antiferromagnet suggests a route for achieving this goal.

Return of the bats

Fri, 13/05/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 13 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01618-8

Return of the bats

A net of networks

Fri, 13/05/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 13 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01611-1

A net of networks

A farewell to Letters

Fri, 13/05/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 13 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01621-z

As conventions in scholarly publishing evolve, it is appropriate to reassess the options that we provide to our authors. In this spirit, Nature Physics will soon stop accepting submissions in our Letter format.

Watch out for the W

Fri, 13/05/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 13 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01617-9

Watch out for the W

Everything is number

Fri, 13/05/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 13 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01610-2

Everything is number

Show instruments some love

Fri, 13/05/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 13 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01622-y

Progress in research would be impossible without state-of-the art instruments, but their contributions are often underappreciated.

Glassy net of nanomagnets

Fri, 13/05/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 13 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01588-x

An experimental realization of an artificial spin glass is demonstrated, with an arrangement of Ising-type permalloy nanomagnets mimicking the structure of artificial spin ice — and a particular type of neural network.

A crash course in pandemic traffic

Fri, 13/05/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 13 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01609-9

A crash course in pandemic traffic

Good vibrations for quantum computing

Thu, 12/05/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 12 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01613-z

Quantum computing operations are realized using acoustic devices, paving the way for a new type of quantum processor.

Parity measurement in the strong dispersive regime of circuit quantum acoustodynamics

Thu, 12/05/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 12 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01591-2

Mechanical resonators combined with superconducting circuits are a promising platform for controlling non-classical mechanical states. Here this platform is used to directly measure the parity of a motional quantum state.

The optimal strategy balancing risk and speed predicts DNA damage checkpoint override times

Thu, 12/05/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 12 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01601-3

Cells have built-in mechanisms for checking for errors during replication, but these checkpoints can slow down reproduction. A theory accounting for optimal checkpoint strategies is presented and tested against observations in budding yeast.

Topological interface of light

Mon, 09/05/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 09 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01582-3

Upon combining dissipative and nonlinear effects in a bipartite lattice of cavity polaritons, dissipatively stabilized bulk gap solitons emerge, which create a topological interface.

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