Latest Research

  • Letter |

    Demonstration of a passive swap gate between the states of a fibre-guided photonic qubit and a single atom.

    • Orel Bechler
    • , Adrien Borne
    • , Serge Rosenblum
    • , Gabriel Guendelman
    • , Ori Ezrah Mor
    • , Moran Netser
    • , Tal Ohana
    • , Ziv Aqua
    • , Niv Drucker
    • , Ran Finkelstein
    • , Yulia Lovsky
    • , Rachel Bruch
    • , Doron Gurovich
    • , Ehud Shafir
    •  & Barak Dayan
  • Article |

    A highly precise measurement of an optical transition in the helium atom has been obtained using state-of-the-art techniques. The result provides a stringent test of QED theory at low energy levels with tools of atomic physics.

    • R. J. Rengelink
    • , Y. van der Werf
    • , R. P. M. J. W. Notermans
    • , R. Jannin
    • , K. S. E. Eikema
    • , M. D. Hoogerland
    •  & W. Vassen
  • Article |

    The physical conditions that support a geometric interpretation of spacetime, such as the equivalence between rest and inertial mass, are shown not to be necessarily valid in the quantum regime, and a quantum formulation is provided.

    • Magdalena Zych
    •  & Časlav Brukner
  • Letter |

    Coherent driving of all transitions of a three-level system generates a closed-contour interaction, which is here shown to create efficient manipulation methods for electronic spins in nitrogen–vacancy centres in diamond.

    • Arne Barfuss
    • , Johannes Kölbl
    • , Lucas Thiel
    • , Jean Teissier
    • , Mark Kasperczyk
    •  & Patrick Maletinsky
  • Letter |

    Fluid transport at the nanoscale is important for understanding a range of phenomena in biological and physical systems. A theory accounting for transport through fluctuating channels is presented, providing a framework for designing active membranes.

    • Sophie Marbach
    • , David S. Dean
    •  & Lydéric Bocquet
  • Article |

    The Kerr and Faraday effects enable routing of light in an applied magnetic field. Now a new class of magneto-optical phenomena is proposed and demonstrated in which light emission is controlled perpendicular to the external magnetic field.

    • F. Spitzer
    • , A. N. Poddubny
    • , I. A. Akimov
    • , V. F. Sapega
    • , L. Klompmaker
    • , L. E. Kreilkamp
    • , L. V. Litvin
    • , R. Jede
    • , G. Karczewski
    • , M. Wiater
    • , T. Wojtowicz
    • , D. R. Yakovlev
    •  & M. Bayer
  • Letter |

    The demonstration of substantially enhanced high-harmonic emission from a silicon metasurface suggests a route towards novel photonic devices based on a combination of ultrafast strong-field physics and nanofabrication technology.

    • Hanzhe Liu
    • , Cheng Guo
    • , Giulio Vampa
    • , Jingyuan Linda Zhang
    • , Tomas Sarmiento
    • , Meng Xiao
    • , Philip H. Bucksbaum
    • , Jelena Vučković
    • , Shanhui Fan
    •  & David A. Reis
  • Article |

    Electrical transport measurements reveal that Co3Sn2S2 is probably a magnetic Weyl semimetal, and hosts the highest simultaneous anomalous Hall conductivity and anomalous Hall angle. This is driven by the strong Berry curvature near the Weyl points.

    • Enke Liu
    • , Yan Sun
    • , Nitesh Kumar
    • , Lukas Muechler
    • , Aili Sun
    • , Lin Jiao
    • , Shuo-Ying Yang
    • , Defa Liu
    • , Aiji Liang
    • , Qiunan Xu
    • , Johannes Kroder
    • , Vicky Süß
    • , Horst Borrmann
    • , Chandra Shekhar
    • , Zhaosheng Wang
    • , Chuanying Xi
    • , Wenhong Wang
    • , Walter Schnelle
    • , Steffen Wirth
    • , Yulin Chen
    • , Sebastian T. B. Goennenwein
    •  & Claudia Felser
  • Letter |

    A magnetic field and temperature gradient produce a large electric potential in a ferromagnet, indicating the possible presence of Weyl points. The specific structure of Weyl points gives the electrons quantum-critical properties.

    • Akito Sakai
    • , Yo Pierre Mizuta
    • , Agustinus Agung Nugroho
    • , Rombang Sihombing
    • , Takashi Koretsune
    • , Michi-To Suzuki
    • , Nayuta Takemori
    • , Rieko Ishii
    • , Daisuke Nishio-Hamane
    • , Ryotaro Arita
    • , Pallab Goswami
    •  & Satoru Nakatsuji
  • Letter |

    Light–matter interactions in monolayer MoSe2 can be dramatically modified by the interactions between the excitonic states, leading to a rich set of light-driven coherent phenomena.

    • Chaw-Keong Yong
    • , Jason Horng
    • , Yuxia Shen
    • , Hui Cai
    • , Alex Wang
    • , Chan-Shan Yang
    • , Chung-Kuan Lin
    • , Shilong Zhao
    • , Kenji Watanabe
    • , Takashi Taniguchi
    • , Sefaattin Tongay
    •  & Feng Wang
  • Letter |

    Knotted lines representing torus knot and figure-eight knot are produced in the polarization profile of optical beams, leading to a topological characterization of the structure of the polarization field.

    • Hugo Larocque
    • , Danica Sugic
    • , Dominic Mortimer
    • , Alexander J. Taylor
    • , Robert Fickler
    • , Robert W. Boyd
    • , Mark R. Dennis
    •  & Ebrahim Karimi
  • Article |

    Inspired to methods developed for the study of complex systems, a framework for predicting gross domestic product growth outperforms the accuracy of the five-year forecast of the International Monetary Fund.

    • A. Tacchella
    • , D. Mazzilli
    •  & L. Pietronero
  • Article |

    The study of the band structure and crystal symmetry of the semimetal bismuth indicates that this material is a higher-order topological insulator hosting robust one-dimensional metallic states on the hinges of the crystal.

    • Frank Schindler
    • , Zhijun Wang
    • , Maia G. Vergniory
    • , Ashley M. Cook
    • , Anil Murani
    • , Shamashis Sengupta
    • , Alik Yu. Kasumov
    • , Richard Deblock
    • , Sangjun Jeon
    • , Ilya Drozdov
    • , Hélène Bouchiat
    • , Sophie Guéron
    • , Ali Yazdani
    • , B. Andrei Bernevig
    •  & Titus Neupert
  • Letter |

    Active colloidal particles are shown to be capable of aggregating into stable spinning clusters that constitute self-powered microgears. The demonstration reveals a new design principle for micromachinery using dissipative building blocks.

    • Antoine Aubret
    • , Mena Youssef
    • , Stefano Sacanna
    •  & Jérémie Palacci
  • Letter |

    Surprising phenomena are known to occur when magnetic systems are confined to low-dimensional geometries. A resonant X-ray scattering study of NdNiO3 slabs reveals a crossover between different magnetic ground states as a function of thickness.

    • M. Hepting
    • , R. J. Green
    • , Z. Zhong
    • , M. Bluschke
    • , Y. E. Suyolcu
    • , S. Macke
    • , A. Frano
    • , S. Catalano
    • , M. Gibert
    • , R. Sutarto
    • , F. He
    • , G. Cristiani
    • , G. Logvenov
    • , Y. Wang
    • , P. A. van Aken
    • , P. Hansmann
    • , M. Le Tacon
    • , J.-M. Triscone
    • , G. A. Sawatzky
    • , B. Keimer
    •  & E. Benckiser
  • Article |

    The authors study intermolecular Coulomb decay that occurs in a sample of THF and water in a reaction microscope employing triple-coincidence measurements of two ions and one electron. They find that ICD is a previously unconsidered effect between water and other organic molecules that are hydrogen-bonded, with ICD outpacing proton transfer.

    • Xueguang Ren
    • , Enliang Wang
    • , Anna D. Skitnevskaya
    • , Alexander B. Trofimov
    • , Kirill Gokhberg
    •  & Alexander Dorn
  • Article |

    A generalized Mott-insulating state is found theoretically starting from a holographic model. The state has features in common with the conventional variety, and upon doping shares striking similarities with the stripe phases found in cuprates.

    • Tomas Andrade
    • , Alexander Krikun
    • , Koenraad Schalm
    •  & Jan Zaanen
  • Letter |

    The organization of small clusters of connected cells confined to an egg chamber during early development can be mapped onto a tree packing problem. Entropically preferred packing configurations are shown to arise more readily in experiment.

    • Jasmin Imran Alsous
    • , Paul Villoutreix
    • , Norbert Stoop
    • , Stanislav Y. Shvartsman
    •  & Jörn Dunkel
  • Letter |

    Calculating the amount of radiation that can ultimately be extracted from free electrons near an arbitrary material structure is a challenge. Now, an upper limit to the spontaneous photon emission of electrons is demonstrated, regardless of geometry.

    • Yi Yang
    • , Aviram Massuda
    • , Charles Roques-Carmes
    • , Steven E. Kooi
    • , Thomas Christensen
    • , Steven G. Johnson
    • , John D. Joannopoulos
    • , Owen D. Miller
    • , Ido Kaminer
    •  & Marin Soljačić