Biological physically unclonable function. Credit:Saptarshi Das

Biological physically unclonable function

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    Quantum communication and computing is now in a data-intensive domain where a classical network describing a quantum system seems no longer sufficient to yield a generalization of complex networks methods to the quantum domain. The authors review recent progress into this paradigm shift that drives the creation of a network theory based fundamentally on quantum effects.

    • Jacob Biamonte
    • , Mauro Faccin
    •  & Manlio De Domenico
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    Nanoparticle carriers are increasingly used for targeted drug delivery and other medical applications and ideally one would want several functionalities associated with one single nanocarrier. The authors report a method to improve collection and minimize aggregation of plasma polymerized nanoparticles by modifying the substrate design on which they are collected from a typical 2D geometry into a series of well-like structures which increase sample yield as well as inhibiting their fusion with the substrate itself.

    • Miguel Santos
    • , Bryce Reeves
    • , Praveesuda Michael
    • , Richard Tan
    • , Steven G. Wise
    •  & Marcela M. M. Bilek
  • Article | | open

    The aim of quantum communications is to transmit quantum information at high rate over long distances, something that can only be achieved by quantum repeaters and quantum networks. Here the author presents the ultimate end-to-end capacities of a quantum network, also showing the advantages of multipath network routing versus single repeater chains.

    • Stefano Pirandola
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    Antiferromagnets are expected to be a key part of next generation electronic devices however their magnetic interactions prove difficult to access. Here, the authors demonstrate that the surface sensitive spin-Hall magnetoresistance, along with a simple analytical model, can successfully probe the internal anisotropies of the model antiferromagnet hematite (α-Fe2O3).

    • R. Lebrun
    • , A. Ross
    • , O. Gomonay
    • , S. A. Bender
    • , L. Baldrati
    • , F. Kronast
    • , A. Qaiumzadeh
    • , J. Sinova
    • , A. Brataas
    • , R. A. Duine
    •  & M. Kläui
  • Article | | open

    The experimental realisation of a Kondo lattice and the interplay with Mott–Hubbard charge localisation is one of the many challenges in condensed matter physics. The authors deposit f-elements onto a metallic substrate to elucidate the conditions required to obtain a Kondo lattice on a superlattice and investigate the interplay with the Mott physics.

    • Hovan Lee
    • , Evgeny Plekhanov
    • , David Blackbourn
    • , Swagata Acharya
    •  & Cedric Weber
  • Article | | open

    Systems composed of neutral atoms and photons provide an ideal platform for the emerging field of quantum non-linear optics, which in turn is of interest for quantum technologies and the study of many-body physics. The authors theoretically propose a hybrid light-matter quasi-particle akin of polaritons composed of an optical soliton trapping a fermionic atom that carries a nontrivial topological quantum number.

    • Kieran A. Fraser
    •  & Francesco Piazza
  • Article | | open

    Hot carrier generation via plasmon decay is an important mechanism in quantum plasmonics and is typically understood using semiclassical theory however a fully quantum method is required to properly analyse such systems. To this end, the authors develop a quantum-mechanical approach to describe the decay of quantized plasmons into hot electrons and holes.

    • Lara Román Castellanos
    • , Ortwin Hess
    •  & Johannes Lischner
  • Article | | open

    Dynamic light scattering is a method used to examine the dynamics and the size distribution of submicrometer particles and operates in reciprocal space. The authors apply the fundamentals of this technique to magnetic resonance imaging in order to examine particle motion below the spatial resolution in short measurement time.

    • Volker Herold
    • , Thomas Kampf
    •  & Peter Michael Jakob
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    The effect of localized disruption or failure in interdependent networks with internal community structure remains an open question. Adopting the generating function approach, the authors are able to uncover rich phase transition behaviours and the associated risks for such system, and by studying real networks under random failures within a community, they find that weakening the community strength could rapidly drive the system to a precarious state.

    • Jiachen Sun
    • , Rui Zhang
    • , Ling Feng
    • , Christopher Monterola
    • , Xiao Ma
    • , Céline Rozenblat
    • , H. Eugene Stanley
    • , Boris Podobnik
    •  & Yanqing Hu


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Communications Physics first year anniversary collection

Communications Physics published its first articles on February 22, 2018. In this collection, our in-house editors highlight some of their favorite papers from our first year of publishing.

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