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Laser Stars Under the Lens

2017-06-22 22:00:00.0

Raman scattering could contaminate astronomical observations that use artificial, laser-generated “stars” to correct for the effect of atmospheric turbulence.


[Physics] Published Thu Jun 22, 2017

 
 
Sensing Earthly Magnetic Fields

2017-06-22 22:00:00.0

An organic material’s resistance changes measurably in weak magnetic fields, with a sensitivity similar to that of migrating birds.


[Physics] Published Thu Jun 22, 2017

 
 
Meetings: Majoranas in Majorca

2017-06-21 22:00:00.0

Against a backdrop of warm beaches and palm trees, physicists deliberated over Majorana states in solids and whether they are “ready for braiding.”


[Physics 10, 69] Published Wed Jun 21, 2017

doi:10.1103/Physics.10.69
 
 
A Roadmap for a Scalable Topological Quantum Computer

2017-06-21 22:00:00.0

Author(s): Jay Sau

A team of experimentalists and theorists proposes a scalable protocol for quantum computation based on topological superconductors.


[Physics 10, 68] Published Wed Jun 21, 2017

doi:10.1103/Physics.10.68
 
 
Getting to the Bottom of an Antineutrino Anomaly

2017-06-19 22:00:00.0

Author(s): Muriel Fallot

The Daya Bay Collaboration reports that sterile neutrinos probably aren’t behind a puzzling deficit in detected antineutrinos at nuclear reactors.


[Physics 10, 66] Published Mon Jun 19, 2017

doi:10.1103/Physics.10.66
 
 
Physical Model of Skull Growth

2017-06-16 22:00:00.0

Author(s): Rachel Berkowitz

A model predicts skull growth patterns based on mechanical effects, rather than biology, and could help surgeons treating patients with head growth problems.


[Physics 10, 67] Published Fri Jun 16, 2017

doi:10.1103/Physics.10.67
 
 
Solving Many-Body Problems with a Quantum Microscope

2017-06-14 22:00:00.0

A microscope that images the momenta of atoms in a Bose-Einstein condensate could solve quantum many-body problems.


[Physics] Published Wed Jun 14, 2017

 
 
Coupled Solitons Jiggle Like Molecules

2017-06-13 22:00:00.0

Pairs of solitons traveling in an optical fiber behave like a vibrating molecule.


[Physics] Published Tue Jun 13, 2017

 
 
Closing in on a Magnetic Analog of Liquid Crystals

2017-06-12 22:00:00.0

Author(s): Frédéric Mila

Nuclear magnetic resonance measurements strengthen the case that spins in a copper oxide exhibit nematic order similar to that found in liquid crystals.


[Physics 10, 64] Published Mon Jun 12, 2017

doi:10.1103/Physics.10.64
 
 
Interferometer for Lighter Atoms

2017-06-09 22:00:00.0

Author(s): Michael Schirber

A new atom interferometer works at less extreme temperatures and with lighter atoms than previous designs, opening up a new route to precision measurements of fundamental constants.


[Physics 10, 65] Published Fri Jun 09, 2017

doi:10.1103/Physics.10.65
 
 
Glass Materials Could Be Topological Insulators

2017-06-08 22:00:00.0

Topological insulators, so far only identified in materials with an ordered crystal structure, could potentially be found in amorphous materials.


[Physics] Published Thu Jun 08, 2017

 
 
Trapping a Rydberg Ion

2017-06-07 22:00:00.0

A trapped ion excited to a hydrogen-like Rydberg state shows promise for qubit applications.


[Physics] Published Wed Jun 07, 2017

 
 
How to Discharge a Levitated Nanoparticle

2017-06-06 22:00:00.0

Researchers propose a simple way to control the net charge on a levitated nanoparticle.


[Physics] Published Tue Jun 06, 2017

 
 
How to Make Devices with Weyl Materials

2017-06-05 22:00:00.0

Author(s): Adolfo G. Grushin and Jens H. Bardarson

Weyl semimetals could be used to build a range of electronic devices, from superlenses for scanning tunneling microscopes to transistors.


[Physics 10, 63] Published Mon Jun 05, 2017

doi:10.1103/Physics.10.63
 
 
“Gas Marbles” Store Air in Strong Spheres

2017-06-02 22:00:00.0

Author(s): Philip Ball

A spherical shell made of plastic microspheres can store pressurized gas in a tiny volume and might be used to stabilize foams or to deliver specialized gases.


[Physics 10, 62] Published Fri Jun 02, 2017

doi:10.1103/Physics.10.62
 
 
LIGO Picks Up on the Third Ring

2017-06-01 22:00:00.0

The LIGO collaboration reports its third detection of gravitational waves coming from the merger of two black holes.


[Physics] Published Thu Jun 01, 2017

 
 
Research News: Editors’ Choice

2017-05-31 22:00:00.0

A universal model for solar explosions, five new baryons, and more in our monthly wrap-up of papers from the physics literature. ?


[Physics 10, 61] Published Wed May 31, 2017

doi:10.1103/Physics.10.61
 
 
How to Spot Anyons

2017-05-31 22:00:00.0

Well-established spectroscopic techniques such as neutron scattering could be used to identify anyons in two-dimensional materials.


[Physics] Published Wed May 31, 2017

 
 
Relaxation is a Two-Step Process for Metallic Glasses

2017-05-30 22:00:00.0

Author(s): Simone Capaccioli and Giancarlo Ruocco

Measurements of several metallic glasses under strain reveal that the materials relieve stress through a two-step process that has previously been seen only in “softer” glasses.


[Physics 10, 58] Published Tue May 30, 2017

doi:10.1103/Physics.10.58
 
 
Small Space Makes a Strong Electric Field

2017-05-30 22:00:00.0

Author(s): Mark Buchanan

A carefully shaped air gap in a silicon block would concentrate laser light enough to produce photons that interact with one another, even using a weak laser beam, according to theory.


[Physics 10, 59] Published Tue May 30, 2017

doi:10.1103/Physics.10.59
 
 
Meetings: Fluid Instabilities that Grow Like Toes

2017-05-26 22:00:00.0

A new type of fluid instability resembles toes jutting out of a circle.


[Physics 10, 60] Published Fri May 26, 2017

doi:10.1103/Physics.10.60
 
 
Entangling Atoms by Sculpting their Wave Functions

2017-05-26 22:00:00.0

Two atoms in a cavity are entangled by carving off unwanted parts of the wave functions that describe them.


[Physics] Published Fri May 26, 2017

 
 
Restricting the Fifth Force

2017-05-25 22:00:00.0

Observations of the orbits of two stars at the center of the Milky Way constrain gravitational models involving a hypothetical fifth force.


[Physics] Published Thu May 25, 2017

 
 
A Solid Footing for a Quantum Repeater

2017-05-24 22:00:00.0

Author(s): Joshua Nunn

Crystals with rare-earth ions could lead to quantum repeaters that enable secure quantum communications over long distances.


[Physics 10, 55] Published Wed May 24, 2017

doi:10.1103/Physics.10.55
 
 
Capillary Effect in Grains Explained

2017-05-23 22:00:00.0

Numerical simulations show that a previously observed capillary-like action in vibrating grain systems is due to convective motion of the grains. ?


[Physics] Published Tue May 23, 2017

 
 
Neural Networks Identify Topological Phases

2017-05-22 22:00:00.0

Author(s): Juan Carrasquilla

A new machine-learning algorithm based on a neural network can tell a topological phase of matter from a conventional one.


[Physics 10, 56] Published Mon May 22, 2017

doi:10.1103/Physics.10.56
 
 
Making Shear Waves for Ultrasonic Imaging

2017-05-19 22:00:00.0

Author(s): Rachel Berkowitz

New filter allows shear waves to be produced efficiently, which could lead to higher resolution ultrasound images.


[Physics 10, 57] Published Fri May 19, 2017

doi:10.1103/Physics.10.57
 
 
A Dark Side for Qubits

2017-05-18 22:00:00.0

Dark solitons in a Bose-Einstein condensate could, according to calculations, function as qubits with long lifetimes.


[Physics] Published Thu May 18, 2017

 
 
Scattering from the Quantum Vacuum ?

2017-05-17 22:00:00.0

Polarized gamma rays could be used to measure how gamma-ray photons scatter off the virtual particles that make up the quantum vacuum.


[Physics] Published Wed May 17, 2017

 
 
Blocking out Starlight

2017-05-16 22:00:00.0

A proposed telescope update could enable incoming light from multiple stars to be simultaneously blocked, making it easier to image exoplanets orbiting two or more stars.


[Physics] Published Tue May 16, 2017

 
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