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Long-lived phantom helix states in Heisenberg quantum magnets

Thu, 14/07/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 14 July 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01651-7

In generic quantum many-body systems, initial configurations far from equilibrium are expected to undergo general thermalization. An experiment with ultracold atoms now shows evidence of a class of spin-helix states that evade such behaviour.

Time-reversal-based quantum metrology with many-body entangled states

Thu, 14/07/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 14 July 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01653-5

The standard quantum limit bounds the precision of quantum measurements. Now, a protocol based on time-reversal operations with cold atoms overcomes that limit and achieves the greatest phase sensitivity improvement in any full Ramsey interferometer.

Fluid dances to the cilia beat

Tue, 12/07/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 12 July 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01687-9

Fluid dances to the cilia beat

Caught by a whisker

Tue, 12/07/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 12 July 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01685-x

Caught by a whisker

Tropical attractors

Tue, 12/07/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 12 July 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01686-w

Tropical attractors

Rise of the machine-made molecule

Tue, 12/07/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 12 July 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01663-3

Rise of the machine-made molecule

A lucky man and his boson

Tue, 12/07/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 12 July 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01668-y

A lucky man and his boson

The metrology behind trade

Tue, 12/07/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 12 July 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01670-4

The impact of legal metrology often remains unnoticed in our everyday lives. Pavel Klenovsky, Marc Wouters and Wilfried de Waal instruct us in trade and legal regulations.

When two sisters collide

Tue, 12/07/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 12 July 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01667-z

When two sisters collide

The expanding role of National Metrology Institutes in the quantum era

Tue, 12/07/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 12 July 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01659-z

Emerging quantum technologies pose new measurement challenges, but also offer previously unknown measurement solutions. National metrology institutes are playing a leading role in this fast evolving world.

Publisher Correction: Superconducting quantum interference at the atomic scale

Mon, 11/07/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 11 July 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01708-7

Publisher Correction: Superconducting quantum interference at the atomic scale

Good vibrations

Mon, 11/07/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 11 July 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01646-4

Originally suggested for the detection of gravitational waves, resonantly vibrating metal beams have been used in a recent laboratory experiment to measure Newton’s constant of gravitation and to verify Newton’s gravitational law.

Dynamic measurement of gravitational coupling between resonating beams in the hertz regime

Mon, 11/07/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 11 July 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01642-8

Measurements of the gravitational interaction between two parallel beams vibrating in bending motion enable the quantitative investigation of dynamic gravitation in the hertz regime and allow the determination of the gravitational constant.

I knew we had it

Mon, 04/07/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 04 July 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01673-1

As we celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the discovery of the Higgs boson, CERN’s Director-General at that time reminisces about the years leading up to this milestone.

Higgs Higgs hooray

Mon, 04/07/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 04 July 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01679-9

We celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the discovery of the Higgs boson — a whopping 48 years after its prediction.

Self-regulation of phenotypic noise synchronizes emergent organization and active transport in confluent microbial environments

Mon, 04/07/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 04 July 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01641-9

The first step of biofilm formation is a transition from a single layer of bacteria to multiple layers. Now, there is evidence that this transition is determined by the phenotypic noise associated with cell geometry and growth rate.

Superconducting quantum interference at the atomic scale

Mon, 04/07/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 04 July 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01644-6

Continuously changing the coupling between a magnetic impurity and a superconductor allows the observation of the reversal of supercurrent flow at the atomic scale.

Thermally induced magnetic order from glassiness in elemental neodymium

Mon, 04/07/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 04 July 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01633-9

Thermal fluctuations associated with higher temperatures normally destroy long-range order, but in some circumstances they can stabilize new ordered phases. This ‘order by disorder’ phenomenon has now been observed in the magnetic phases of neodymium.

Chern mosaic and Berry-curvature magnetism in magic-angle graphene

Thu, 30/06/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 30 June 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01635-7

Topological states characterized by Chern numbers are usually considered to be the global properties of a material. Now a spatial patchwork of different Chern insulator states is imaged in twisted bilayer graphene.

Enhanced performance in fusion plasmas through turbulence suppression by megaelectronvolt ions

Thu, 30/06/2022 - 00:00

Nature Physics, Published online: 30 June 2022; doi:10.1038/s41567-022-01626-8

Experiments at the Joint European Torus tokamak show improved thermal ion confinement in the presence of highly energetic ions and Alfvénic instabilities in the plasma.

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