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    • The dynamic pair distribution function (DyPDF) is an inelastic neutron scattering method that provides information about the local dynamics of a crystalline material. This Technical Review provides a comparison of data across spectrometers and outlines a robust data treatment regimen as a guide to users of this technique.

      • Kody A. Acosta
      • Helen C. Walker
      • Allyson M. Fry-Petit
      Technical Review
    • Although the complexity of quantum systems scales exponentially with their size, classical algorithms and optimization strategies can still play an important role in the characterization of quantum states, their dynamics and the detection process.

      • Valentin Gebhart
      • Raffaele Santagati
      • Cristian Bonato
      Review Article
    • Photocurrent can be used to reveal the out-of-equilibrium properties of quantum materials over a range of spatiotemporal scales. This Technical Review outlines the principles of photocurrent diagnostics and how it can be used to probe electronic states, quantum geometry and quantum kinetics of materials.

      • Qiong Ma
      • Roshan Krishna Kumar
      • Justin C. W. Song
      Technical Review
    • Quantum sensors enable new possibilities in biomedical applications due to their high sensitivity. In this Review, the status of quantum sensing is presented, and the path towards real-world applications on the molecular, cellular and organism scale is evaluated.

      • Nabeel Aslam
      • Hengyun Zhou
      • Hongkun Park
      Review Article
    • Physical non-equilibria can drive cycles of replication and selection chemistries that play a role in the prebiotic replication of DNA and RNA. This Perspective offers insights from astrophysics, geoscience and microfluidics on how various environments on early Earth could have hosted such reactions.

      • Alan Ianeselli
      • Annalena Salditt
      • Dieter Braun
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