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    Disproving hidden variables is a fundamental test for the validity of quantum mechanics and its nonlocal features. In this work, the authors consider a refined model where the spin magnitudes are conserved. In this way they can show a violation of the hidden variable model by a wider class of quantum states.

    • Paweł Kurzyński
    • , Wiesław Laskowski
    • , Adrian Kołodziejski
    • , Károly F. Pál
    • , Junghee Ryu
    •  & Tamás Vértesi
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    The origin of the superconductivity in iron-based superconductors remains elusive and whether a mechanism which describes all members can be found is under constant study. Using Raman spectroscopy the authors investigate magnetic ordering in FeSe, and further demonstrate that its properties are distinct among the iron-based superconductors.

    • A. Baum
    • , H. N. Ruiz
    • , N. Lazarević
    • , Yao Wang
    • , T. Böhm
    • , R. Hosseinian Ahangharnejhad
    • , P. Adelmann
    • , T. Wolf
    • , Z. V. Popović
    • , B. Moritz
    • , T. P. Devereaux
    •  & R. Hackl
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    Artificial spin ices are nanoscale frustrated lattices that mimic many of the properties seen in bulk frustrated materials. In this study, a new method is used to produce a 3D nanostructured frustrated lattice. Magnetic microscopy and simulations are then used to elucidate its underlying spin texture.

    • Andrew May
    • , Matthew Hunt
    • , Arjen Van Den Berg
    • , Alaa Hejazi
    •  & Sam Ladak
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    The successful isolation of a single layer of graphene has led to great interest in finding other 2D materials with similar electronic characteristics with additional spin-dependent phenomena. In this work, a 2D allotrope of Sn is grown on an Au(111) surface and shown through angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy to have a linear band dispersion at the zone center and anti-parallel spin polarization.

    • M. Maniraj
    • , B. Stadtmüller
    • , D. Jungkenn
    • , M. Düvel
    • , S. Emmerich
    • , W. Shi
    • , J. Stöckl
    • , L. Lyu
    • , J. Kollamana
    • , Z. Wei
    • , A. Jurenkow
    • , S. Jakobs
    • , B. Yan
    • , S. Steil
    • , M. Cinchetti
    • , S. Mathias
    •  & M. Aeschlimann
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    The Pauli exclusion principle can be formulated in a generalized form where additional constraints are imposed to the orbital degrees of freedom of electrons. In this work these constraints are experimentally verified on a five qubit quantum computer with an error of one part in one quintillion.

    • Scott E. Smart
    • , David I. Schuster
    •  & David A. Mazziotti
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    An understanding of charge dynamics and direct observations of charge generation, transfer and recombination is important to help develop and apply various materials for electronic devices. The authors develop a time-resolved electrostatic force microscopy technique to visually observe charge migration on the nanoscale at a sub-microsecond timeframe.

    • Kento Araki
    • , Yutaka Ie
    • , Yoshio Aso
    • , Hiroshi Ohoyama
    •  & Takuya Matsumoto
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    The properties of strongly correlated materials have been successfully studied via ultrafast dynamics methods. The authors present combined experimental and theoretical results of photo-excitation of LaCoO3 to probe the mechanisms at play behind the semiconductor-to-metal transition at high temperature.

    • Manuel Izquierdo
    • , Michael Karolak
    • , Dharmalingam Prabhakaran
    • , Andrew T. Boothroyd
    • , Andreas O. Scherz
    • , Alexander Lichtenstein
    •  & Serguei L. Molodtsov
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    The security of communications networks is a fundamental challenge of the current era, particularly with the move towards quantum communications. The authors perform joint transmission of quantum key distribution and up to 100 classical communication channels in the same fiber and report an average secret key rate of 27.2 kbit/s over a 24 h operation period where the classical data rate amounted to 18.3 Tbit/s.

    • Tobias A. Eriksson
    • , Takuya Hirano
    • , Benjamin J. Puttnam
    • , Georg Rademacher
    • , Ruben S. Luís
    • , Mikio Fujiwara
    • , Ryo Namiki
    • , Yoshinari Awaji
    • , Masahiro Takeoka
    • , Naoya Wada
    •  & Masahide Sasaki
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    Magnetorotational Instability (MRI) has long been considered a possible mechanism to transport angular momentum allowing fast accretion in astrophysical objects, but its standard form with a vertical magnetic field has never been experimentally verified. The authors present an experimental demonstration of a spring-mass analogue of the standard MRI using water as working fluid and a spring to mimic the action of magnetic fields.

    • Derek M. H. Hung
    • , Eric G. Blackman
    • , Kyle J. Caspary
    • , Erik P. Gilson
    •  & Hantao Ji

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