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Microscopic Theory for Peeling Tape

2019-02-15 18:00:00.0

Author(s): Dan Garisto

Extensive experiments lead to a theory that describes the microscale, jerky process involved in the seemingly smooth peeling of tape from a surface.


[Physics 12, 16] Published Fri Feb 15, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.16
 
 
A Theory to Tackle Supercooling

2019-02-14 18:00:00.0

Author(s): Thomas Speck

Reconciling the high viscosity of “supercooled” liquids with their microstructure has stumped existing theory, but an advance in liquid-state theory may lead to a resolution.


[Physics 12, 15] Published Thu Feb 14, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.15
 
 
Galactic Spirals May Form Spontaneously

2019-02-14 18:00:00.0

Spiral galaxies could be transient, nonequilibrium structures originating from the collapse of clouds of matter interacting solely through self-gravity. ?


[Physics] Published Thu Feb 14, 2019

 
 
Sorting Blood Cells via Their Stiffness

2019-02-13 18:00:00.0

A proposed modification to a microfluidic cell-sorting device could separate cells by their deformability, an important marker for several diseases.


[Physics] Published Wed Feb 13, 2019

 
 
Neutrino Probes of Long-Range Interactions

2019-02-12 18:00:00.0

Researchers place new limits on hypothetical interactions between neutrinos and large electron populations on galactic scales.


[Physics] Published Tue Feb 12, 2019

 
 
A Metamaterial for Superscattering Light

2019-02-11 18:00:00.0

Author(s): Yongmin Liu

A team has engineered a subwavelength structure that features a greatly enhanced capacity to scatter microwave light.


[Physics 12, 14] Published Mon Feb 11, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.14
 
 
Noise Improves Flow of Energy

2019-02-08 18:00:00.0

Author(s): Philip Ball

A quantum effect in which random fluctuations help waves to propagate has been demonstrated in a chain of ten atoms.


[Physics 12, 13] Published Fri Feb 08, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.13
 
 
Freezing a 2D Ion Crystal

2019-02-07 18:00:00.0

A laser scheme cools more than a hundred vibrational modes of a 2D crystal to close to their quantum mechanical ground state.


[Physics] Published Thu Feb 07, 2019

 
 
Making Swallowing Safer

2019-02-05 18:00:00.0

Experiments using a replica model of the mouth and throat could help in designing safe-to-eat drinks, foods, and drugs for those who have trouble swallowing.


[Physics 12, 11] Published Tue Feb 05, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.11
 
 
Black Holes Could Reveal New Ultralight Particles

2019-02-04 18:00:00.0

Gravitational-wave signals could contain clues to extremely low-mass particles predicted by extensions of the standard model of particle physics.


[Physics] Published Mon Feb 04, 2019

 
 
Video—Juggling Droplets

2019-02-01 18:00:00.0

Author(s): David Ehrenstein

A pair of microscopic liquid droplets suspended by a laser beam can execute a surprisingly stable “juggling” pattern for up to 30 minutes.


[Physics 12, 10] Published Fri Feb 01, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.10
 
 
The Complex Dance of Two-Faced Oscillators

2019-01-30 18:00:00.0

A ring of “Janus” oscillators—oscillators made from two components with differing natural frequencies—can exhibit myriad synchronization patterns.


[Physics] Published Wed Jan 30, 2019

 
 
Flexible Electronics, Heal Thyself

2019-01-29 18:00:00.0

A suspension of copper particles fixes breaks in electronic connections, providing a possible way to heal damaged circuits.


[Physics] Published Tue Jan 29, 2019

 
 
Signing Off from Southern Sky Post

2019-01-29 18:00:00.0

The Dark Energy Survey has completed a six-year observing run that will put our cosmology models to the most stringent test yet, as reported at the American Astronomical Society winter meeting.? ? ?


[Physics 12, 8] Published Tue Jan 29, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.8
 
 
Two-Dimensional Electrons Raise Eyebrows by Pairing Incoherently

2019-01-28 18:00:00.0

Author(s): Kamran Behnia

A reexamination of existing data suggests that electrons in 2D can form an unusual metal akin to a failed superconductor.


[Physics 12, 6] Published Mon Jan 28, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.6
 
 
A Cooler Computer

2019-01-28 18:00:00.0

Author(s): Michael Schirber

A future computer might reduce heat production by timing operations to match naturally occurring temperature swings within the device.


[Physics 12, 9] Published Mon Jan 28, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.9
 
 
Q&A: Examining a Cell’s Shape-Shifting “Bones”

2019-01-25 18:00:00.0

Biophysicist Jennifer Ross hopes to find the rules that govern how cells restructure and self-repair, with the goal of creating new materials that do the same thing.


[Physics 12, 7] Published Fri Jan 25, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.7
 
 
Taking the Temperature of a Bose-Einstein Condensate

2019-01-24 18:00:00.0

A proposed nondestructive method for measuring the temperature of an ultracold atomic gas could do so in a way that is more accurate than other possible techniques.


[Physics] Published Thu Jan 24, 2019

 
 
Feeding a Black Hole Jet

2019-01-23 18:00:00.0

Author(s): Robert F. Penna

Simulations of the environment around a spinning black hole give new insight into the formation of luminous jets seen from Earth.


[Physics 12, 5] Published Wed Jan 23, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.5
 
 
Hints of an Equation of State for Granular Materials

2019-01-23 18:00:00.0

Experiments with a granular system have confirmed a temperature-like variable that could lead to an equation of state for this class of materials.


[Physics] Published Wed Jan 23, 2019

 
 
Crystalline Metals Effortlessly Fit the Mold

2019-01-22 18:00:00.0

Author(s): Suveen N. Mathaudhu

Molding crystalline metals like silver into nanopillar structures is both possible and easier to achieve for narrower pillars, in contrast with other materials.


[Physics 12, 3] Published Tue Jan 22, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.3
 
 
Many-Body Localization Goes to Work

2019-01-22 18:00:00.0

Disordered systems exhibiting many-body localization have unique thermal properties that could be utilized in a quantum engine.


[Physics] Published Tue Jan 22, 2019

 
 
How to Study a Speck of Dust

2019-01-18 18:00:00.0

Author(s): Mark Buchanan

A new technique allows the capture and study of a single dust particle just 34 nanometers wide, nearly 10 times smaller than the previous limit.


[Physics 12, 4] Published Fri Jan 18, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.4
 
 
Putting a Spin on the Josephson Effect

2019-01-17 18:00:00.0

Researchers demonstrate spin splitting of localized electronic states, called Andreev bound states, in a superconducting device.


[Physics] Published Thu Jan 17, 2019

 
 
Optimum Wings for Flying Fruits

2019-01-16 18:00:00.0

Whirling fruits have evolved wing-like structures that are optimized to generate maximum lift, according to a new study.


[Physics] Published Wed Jan 16, 2019

 
 
Controlling Light with Trembling Nanoparticles

2019-01-15 18:00:00.0

The scattering of light from vibrating particles could be harnessed to build directional devices such as optical diodes.


[Physics] Published Tue Jan 15, 2019

 
 
Pushing Towards Room-Temperature Superconductivity

2019-01-14 18:00:00.0

Author(s): Eva Zurek

Two independent studies report superconductivity at record high temperatures in hydrogen-rich materials under extreme pressure.


[Physics 12, 1] Published Mon Jan 14, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.1
 
 
Life is Physics

2019-01-11 18:00:00.0

Physicists are on the hunt for a “theory of life” that explains why life can exist.


[Physics 12, 2] Published Fri Jan 11, 2019

doi:10.1103/Physics.12.2
 
 
Antispiral Formation at a Liquid Surface

2019-01-10 18:00:00.0

Liquid falling from a horizontal film displays an intriguing pattern of inwardly rotating spirals


[Physics] Published Thu Jan 10, 2019

 
 
One-Way Sound Transport

2019-01-09 18:00:00.0

An array of air channels behaves as an “acoustic Chern insulator” in which sound waves travel only around the edges and only in one direction.


[Physics] Published Wed Jan 09, 2019

 
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