• Five year anniversary

    To celebrate our 5 year anniversary we present a collection of some of our favourite articles selected by editors and Editorial Board Members. Also, don't forget to cast your vote for our top feature image!

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    Pim provided a very quick and thorough review, appreciated the topic of the paper but checked all computations in the main article and the supplementary information and raised points aimed at verifying or strengthening the claims of the paper.

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    Tracy Berry and James Grieve have joined our Editorial Board. Tracy is an experimental high energy particle physicists, with lots of experience on colliders; James's research centres around the practical implementation of quantum communications technologies. We are looking forward to working with them.

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    Communications Physics has a 2-year impact factor of 6.497 (2021), a mean decision times of 8 days to first editorial decision and 50 days to first post-review decision (2022).


  • “Previous studies investigating the creation of optical frequency combs through parametric modulation of microresonators rely on lumped-element models that do not consider how the modulations are spatially distributed. The current study underscores the crucial role of these spatial distributions in SNAP bottle microresonators, particularly in producing optical frequency combs with low repetition rate.

    • Manuel Crespo-Ballesteros
    • Andrey B. Matsko
    • Misha Sumetsky
    Article Open Access
  • Spin dynamics induced by intense terahertz pulses are commonly observed by magnetooptical effects. Here, we show that magnetorefractive effect provides a second-harmonic magnon signal whose amplitude is comparably strong with the linear component, making it an efficient probe for detecting the inherent nonlinear spin dynamics in orthoferrites.

    • Takayuki Kurihara
    • Motoaki Bamba
    • Tohru Suemoto
    Article Open Access
  • Energy and charge transfer processes like Interatomic Coulombic Decay (ICD) play an important role in the relaxation of excited atoms or molecules in dense media such as biological tissue. Here, we present a method to experimentally determine the site-specific efficiency of the ICD process, which is in quantitative agreement with theoretical calculations.

    • Catmarna Küstner-Wetekam
    • Lutz Marder
    • Andreas Hans
    Article Open Access
  • It is established that topological spin textures are a rich source for emergent physical properties; it remains a major challenge, however, to unravel their local structure and topological connections. Here, the authors apply X-ray vector magnetic tomography to gain insight into the magnetic structure near Bloch points at permalloy microstructures and identify several topological monopoles and dipoles within the domain wall core.

    • Javier Hermosa
    • Aurelio Hierro-Rodríguez
    • Salvador Ferrer
    Article Open Access
  • For decades hole dynamics were thought to be invisible in the transient spectroscopy of quantum dots. Here, the authors use a combination of time and frequency resolution of 2D electronic spectroscopy to reveal previously unobserved hole dynamics and rationalize these dynamics from a conceptual transition from continuum to atomistic theories of quantum dot excitonics.

    • Patrick J. Brosseau
    • Jaco J. Geuchies
    • Patanjali Kambhampati
    Article Open Access
  • Borophene, a single layer of boron atoms, has many of the exotic properties of its better-known cousin graphene. Here, the authors use ab initio calculations to understand the atomic origin of the tilt in the two-dimensional Dirac cone of 8Pmmn borophene, thereby suggesting atomic substitutions to vary the tilt.

    • Yasin Yekta
    • Hanif Hadipour
    • Seyed Akbar Jafari
    Article Open Access
  • Realising a topological superconductor with non-Abelian excitations is a central goal for the development and application of topological qubits. Here, the authors theoretically predict the emergence of intrinsic non-Abelian topological superconductivity that occurs when a ‘maximal’ twist angle of 30 degrees is introduced between two layers of a topologically trivial spin-triplet valley-singlet superconductor.

    • Benjamin T. Zhou
    • Shannon Egan
    • Marcel Franz
    Article Open Access
  • Motivated by the recent discovery of superconductivity in infinite layer nickelates, the authors study the correlation and temperature phase diagram of LaNiO2 and NdNiO2, using embedded DMFT combined with DFT. Their study offers insight into the low-energy physics of the paramagnetic and magnetic states, shedding some light on the mechanism of superconductivity and lack of magnetic order in these systems.

    • Gheorghe Lucian Pascut
    • Lucian Cosovanu
    • Khandker F. Quader
    Article Open Access
  • Capillary rise is a process whereby a liquid spontaneously rises against gravity within a narrow space due to capillary forces; but even though it is a well-understood phenomenon in smooth channels, predictive models to account for surface roughness are lacking. Here, the authors develop a theory of capillary rise in textured channels, supported by simulations and experiments, demonstrating the complex interplay between channel width, texture and wettability.

    • Jack R. Panter
    • Andrew R. Konicek
    • Halim Kusumaatmaja
    Article Open Access


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