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  • Plasma created nanoparticles have become a valuable technological product in many fields, from solar cells to pharmaceutical applications. The authors use self-excited dust density waves to study the properties of an electron depleted plasma containing nanodust particles, and show that a variation of particle size and concentration has only minor effects on the ion generation and density.

    • Andreas Petersen
    • Oguz Han Asnaz
    • Franko Greiner
    Article Open Access
  • Porous media that display a gradient in the structure of their networks are common in nature, but the understanding of the drainage patterns in such media is still limited. We propose a theoretical framework that allows to better quantify these patterns, and we validate it both with experiments in 3D printed models and with numerical simulations.

    • Tom Vincent-Dospital
    • Marcel Moura
    • Knut Jørgen Måløy
    Article Open Access
  • Organic solar cells, despite their high power conversion efficiencies, suffer from open circuit voltage losses making them less appealing in terms of applications. Here, the authors, supported with experimental data on small molecule photovoltaic cells, relate open circuit voltage to photovoltaic gap, charge-transfer state energy, and donor-acceptor interfacial morphology.

    • Carl Poelking
    • Johannes Benduhn
    • Denis Andrienko
    Article Open Access
  • Anomalous-diffusion identifies the departure of diffusive dynamics from the traditional Brownian-motion and is a signature feature of a large number of complex soft-matter and biological systems. This article reports an analysis of an easy to implement method to decide on the type of an apparent anomaly, even in the presence of localisation errors.

    • Vittoria Sposini
    • Diego Krapf
    • Gleb Oshanin
    Article Open Access
  • Accurate understanding of the dynamics of correlated quantum many-body systems is of interest in many fields. Here the authors explain the exchange–correlation induced red-shift and incipient roton feature of the dynamic structure factor of the warm dense electron gas in terms of electronic pair alignment model.

    • Tobias Dornheim
    • Zhandos Moldabekov
    • Michael Bonitz
    Article Open Access
  • Berry curvature is the key component underlying various band geometric characteristics of solid state systems. Here, the authors investigate second-order susceptibility using perturbation theories and time-dependent simulations showing that the transverse optical response in insulators is governed by an interband Berry curvature dipole.

    • Mahmut Sait Okyay
    • Shunsuke A. Sato
    • Noejung Park
    Article Open Access
  • Dissipative optical solitons can exhibit bound states with exciting molecule-like interactions. This work demonstrates the reconfigurable switching of soliton molecular complexes beyond diatomic molecules in an ultrafast laser system, which provides novel perspectives in understanding soliton interactions and triggers potential applications in ultrafast science.

    • Yi Zhou
    • Jiawei Shi
    • Kenneth K. Y. Wong
    Article Open Access
  • The study of topological defects in matter is a topic of extensive interest, but it remains challenging when it concerns non-equilibrium active matter. The authors experimentally and computationally demonstrate that obstacles immersed in a two-dimensional active liquid crystal can pin a type of defects and slow down the dynamics of nearby defects.

    • Nuris Figueroa-Morales
    • Mikhail M. Genkin
    • Igor S. Aranson
    Article Open Access
  • The classical picture of cyclotron resonance fails to describe the interaction between large-amplitude plasma waves and low-energy particles. The authors identify anomalous resonance, or nonlinear modification of the classical resonant condition by strong wave field, by ultrafast spacecraft measurements that are consistent with test-particle simulations.

    • Jing-Huan Li
    • Zhi-Yang Liu
    • James L. Burch
    Article Open Access


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