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Non-resonant exceptional points as enablers of noise-resilient sensors

  • William Tuxbury
  • Rodion Kononchuk
  • Tsampikos Kottos


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  • Quantum Random Number Generators (QRNG) are important components of cryptographic protocols including prepare-and-measure based quantum key distribution protocols. The authors demonstrate laboratory, as well as in-orbit operation of their QRNG, showing its use to implement a public randomness beacon.

    • Ayesha Reezwana
    • Tanvirul Islam
    • James A. Grieve
    Article Open Access
  • Experiments indicate that the cuprates exhibit intertwined spin- and charge-stripe orders and have sizable electron-phonon interactions. Here, the authors use quantum Monte Carlo methods to investigate stripe orders in the Hubbard-Holstein model to shed light on the influence of electron-phonon coupling on static and fluctuating stripe order.

    • Seher Karakuzu
    • Andy Tanjaroon Ly
    • Steven Johnston
    Article Open Access
  • Low phase-noise THz wave generation is in high demand for applications such as wireless communications and radars. Here, the authors generate low-noise THz waves via photodetection of the carrier of a Kerr frequency comb, which is repetition-rate stabilized using a two-wavelength delayed self-heterodyne interferometer.

    • Naoya Kuse
    • Kenji Nishimoto
    • Takeshi Yasui
    Article Open Access
  • Positive lightning discharges are rare and not well understood. Here, the authors present observations from three positive discharges and demonstrate unexpected luminosity dips in the channel to ground, as well as transient coupling to a negative discharge nearby.

    • Ziqin Ding
    • Vladimir A. Rakov
    • Istvan Kereszy
    Article Open Access
  • Spin torque nano-oscillators facilitate the control of magnetization dynamics without the need for an external magnetic field and are compatible with CMOS technologies. Here, the authors propose, using micromagnetic simulations, a device comprising of an elongated-skyrmion-based spin torque nano-oscillator, which can be controlled using a spatially uniform current. This elongated skyrmion can also serve as a magnonic waveguide.

    • Xue Liang
    • Laichuan Shen
    • Yan Zhou
    Article Open Access
  • 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


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