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  • Article |

    A liquid droplet is shown to slide across a solid surface subject to friction forces analogous with those between two solids. The phenomenon is generic, and closes a gap in our understanding of liquid–solid friction.

    • Nan Gao
    • , Florian Geyer
    • , Dominik W. Pilat
    • , Sanghyuk Wooh
    • , Doris Vollmer
    • , Hans-Jürgen Butt
    •  & Rüdiger Berger
  • Article |

    A tracing of the phase-ordering kinetics of a charge density wave system demonstrates the potential of ultrafast low-energy electron diffraction for studying phase transitions and ordering phenomena at surfaces and in low-dimensional systems.

    • S. Vogelgesang
    • , G. Storeck
    • , J. G. Horstmann
    • , T. Diekmann
    • , M. Sivis
    • , S. Schramm
    • , K. Rossnagel
    • , S. Schäfer
    •  & C. Ropers
  • Article |

    A significant enhancement in the effective mass of Dirac-like quasiparticles residing near a nodal loop in the electronic band structure provides evidence for strong correlation effects in a topological semimetal.

    • S. Pezzini
    • , M. R. van Delft
    • , L. M. Schoop
    • , B. V. Lotsch
    • , A. Carrington
    • , M. I. Katsnelson
    • , N. E. Hussey
    •  & S. Wiedmann
  • Letter |

    The intensity correlations in incoherently scattered X-rays from a free-electron laser can be exploited to image 2D objects with a resolution close to or below the diffraction limit.

    • Raimund Schneider
    • , Thomas Mehringer
    • , Giuseppe Mercurio
    • , Lukas Wenthaus
    • , Anton Classen
    • , Günter Brenner
    • , Oleg Gorobtsov
    • , Adrian Benz
    • , Daniel Bhatti
    • , Lars Bocklage
    • , Birgit Fischer
    • , Sergey Lazarev
    • , Yuri Obukhov
    • , Kai Schlage
    • , Petr Skopintsev
    • , Jochen Wagner
    • , Felix Waldmann
    • , Svenja Willing
    • , Ivan Zaluzhnyy
    • , Wilfried Wurth
    • , Ivan A. Vartanyants
    • , Ralf Röhlsberger
    •  & Joachim von Zanthier
  • Letter |

    A study of the strong coupling of different exciton species in two-dimensional molybdenum diselenide in a cavity uncovers the rich many-body physics and may lead to new devices.

    • S. Dhara
    • , C. Chakraborty
    • , K. M. Goodfellow
    • , L. Qiu
    • , T. A. O’Loughlin
    • , G. W. Wicks
    • , Subhro Bhattacharjee
    •  & A. N. Vamivakas

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This joint Nature Physics and Nature Materials Insight explores the physics of quantum materials, their synthesis and design, the control over their properties, and the functionality that emerges from these properties. Produced with the support of the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation and the Simons Foundation.

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