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  • Maxwell’s demon refers to extracting a resource through measurement in a system, which for a quantum system can be done in a completely energy-conserving way. The authors present such a Maxwell’s demon method of subtracting bosonic energy of excited qubits for Janes-Cummings interactions to generate an out-of-equilibrium state.

    • Atirach Ritboon
    • Radim Filip
    ArticleOpen Access
  • Exploring the impact of higher-order interactions in swarmalator systems, the authors analyze a model with pairwise and higher-order interactions, revealing four collective states. They find that even with predominantly repulsive pairwise interactions, elevated higher-order interactions sustain correlation among the swarmalators and minute fractions of higher-order interactions induce abrupt transitions between states.

    • Md Sayeed Anwar
    • Gourab Kumar Sar
    • Dibakar Ghosh
    ArticleOpen Access
  • Lattice gauge theory, a subset of gauge theory, has been successfully applied to a range of quantum systems allowing for the investigation of localised phenomena within these systems. Here, the authors consider a non-Hermitian lattice model observing a quantum disentangled liquid state that exists in both the localised and delocalised phases.

    • Jun-Qing Cheng
    • Shuai Yin
    • Dao-Xin Yao
    ArticleOpen Access
  • Active matter is a non-equilibrium system exhibiting collective behaviour and can be used to describe a wide range of biological phenomena from groups of cells to flocks of birds. Here, the authors develop a minimal model for studying the collective behaviours of polar and disordered active materials.

    • Matteo Paoluzzi
    • Demian Levis
    • Ignacio Pagonabarraga
    ArticleOpen Access
  • While it is renown that the COVID-19 pandemic affected the population mobility, little attention has been given to modeling the structural patterns of park visitations, and how these patterns have changed. The authors perform such analysis via gravity model as well as network structure analysis, and link the recreational propensity to socio-economical status of the population.

    • Zahra Ghadiri
    • Afra Mashhadi
    • Fakhteh Ghanbarnejad
    ArticleOpen Access
  • Characterizing quantum phases realized in simulation can be difficult, such as the re-entrant gapless phase of the Kitaev model induced by a magnetic field. Employing a quantum-classical hybrid approach that involves mining projective snapshots with interpretable classical machine learning, the authors uncovered Friedel oscillations of a spinon Fermi surface, providing support for a gapless quantum spin liquid.

    • Kevin Zhang
    • Shi Feng
    • Eun-Ah Kim
    ArticleOpen Access
  • The mechanisms underlying the chemo-mechanic coupling of motor proteins is described by a set of force-velocity relations, yet their form is controversial in different species. The authors resort to Extreme-value analysis to study the motion of kinesin and dynein along microtubules determining the convexity of the governing relations for each motor.

    • Takuma Naoi
    • Yuki Kagawa
    • Kumiko Hayashi
    ArticleOpen Access
  • In the design optimization of resonance frequencies and Q-factor of nanomechanical resonators, the influence of geometric design on the nonlinear dynamics has been rarely investigated. Here, the authors tune the stress field via soft-clamping, simultaneously increasing both the Q-factor and the onset of nonlinearity of a Si3N4 string resonator.

    • Zichao Li
    • Minxing Xu
    • Farbod Alijani
    ArticleOpen Access
  • Einstein relations in non-equilibrium active matter systems break upon increase of fluctuations and changes in the system’s dissipative properties. By observing the tapping collisions of a tracer in a bath of vibrationally excited active granular particles, the authors propose a generalized active Einstein relation accounting for memory effects.

    • Lorenzo Caprini
    • Anton Ldov
    • Christian Scholz
    ArticleOpen Access

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