Typical network pattern observed in viscoelastic phase separation of a polymer solution

Viscoelastic phase separation in biological cells

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    • Tawfiqur Rakib
    • Pascal Pochet
    • Harley T. Johnson
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  • Skyrmions are swirling magnetic textures useful for low power-consumption computer memories, but better means, preferably magnetic, are required to control their motion. Here, the authors use micromagnetic simulations to show that moving the walls between magnetic domains with an applied field can also displace skyrmions due to their repulsion.

    • Xiangjun Xing
    • Yan Zhou
    Article Open Access
  • Landau damping and transit-time damping are known resonant wave-particle interactions in which energy is transferred from the wave to ions or electrons in the plasma. The authors study collisionless energy transfer in a plasma of deuterium and carbon atoms, observing that more energy is transferred to the heavier carbon ions, suggestive of a mass-dependence in the process.

    • Katsumi Ida
    • Tatsuya Kobayashi
    • Yuto Katoh
    Article Open Access
  • While gender disparities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines are widely noted, the citation gap is still understudied and awareness remains low. Here, we address citation inequity in physics and describe individual and collective mitigation initiatives, including the citation diversity statement.

    • Perry Zurn
    • Erin G. Teich
    • Dani S. Bassett
    Comment Open Access
  • This study extends the notion of the non-Hermitian skin effect to the regime where many-body interactions dominate single particle energetics, reminiscent of fractional quantum Hall systems. It reveals the emergence of a family of "skin cluster" states, with distinct forms such as vertex, topological, interface, extended, and localized skin clusters.

    • Ruizhe Shen
    • Ching Hua Lee
    Article Open Access
  • Light-induced superconductivity is a recent phenomenon where many aspects of the underlying physics are still to be fully understood. Here, the authors analyse coupled Ginzburg-Landau and Maxwell equations to investigate the dynamics of the quantum states when a superconductor is irradiated by a laser pulse.

    • Pavel E. Dolgirev
    • Alfred Zong
    • Eugene Demler
    Article Open Access
  • Quantum spin liquids are a series of materials which exhibit an absence of magnetic order down to absolute zero and may have applications for data storage and memory. Here, using numerical simulations, the authors propose that the magnetic frustration in a quantum spin liquid may also lead to pronounced magnetocaloric effects near the quantum critical point with potential application as materials for refrigerants.

    • Xin-Yang Liu
    • Yuan Gao
    • Gang Su
    Article Open Access


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