Lingfei Zhao, Duke University

August issue

This month we report chiral Andreev edge states, we consider entangled arrays of Rydberg atoms, and we grapple with the persistent under-representation of Black physicists in our discipline.  

Latest Research

  • Article |

    The authors investigate the relationship between the volume of malignant tumours and their metabolic processes using a large dataset of patients with cancer. They find that cancers follow a superlinear metabolic scaling law, which implies that the proliferation of cancer cells accelerates with increasing volume.

    • Víctor M. Pérez-García
    • , Gabriel F. Calvo
    • , Jesús J. Bosque
    • , Odelaisy León-Triana
    • , Juan Jiménez
    • , Julián Pérez-Beteta
    • , Juan Belmonte-Beitia
    • , Manuel Valiente
    • , Lucía Zhu
    • , Pedro García-Gómez
    • , Pilar Sánchez-Gómez
    • , Esther Hernández-San Miguel
    • , Rafael Hortigüela
    • , Youness Azimzade
    • , David Molina-García
    • , Álvaro Martínez
    • , Ángel Acosta Rojas
    • , Ana Ortiz de Mendivil
    • , Francois Vallette
    • , Philippe Schucht
    • , Michael Murek
    • , María Pérez-Cano
    • , David Albillo
    • , Antonio F. Honguero Martínez
    • , Germán A. Jiménez Londoño
    • , Estanislao Arana
    •  & Ana M. García Vicente
  • Letter |

    A protocol for the reliable, efficient and precise characterization of quantum noise is reported and implemented in an architecture consisting of 14 superconducting qubits. Correlated noise within arbitrary sets of qubits can be easily detected.

    • Robin Harper
    • , Steven T. Flammia
    •  & Joel J. Wallman
  • Letter |

    Using doped BaFe2As2, the authors test whether nematicity is linked to superconductivity in the iron pnictides by applying the conjugate field to nematicity—a specific form of strain—and observe that the critical temperature decreases.

    • Paul Malinowski
    • , Qianni Jiang
    • , Joshua J. Sanchez
    • , Joshua Mutch
    • , Zhaoyu Liu
    • , Preston Went
    • , Jian Liu
    • , Philip J. Ryan
    • , Jong-Woo Kim
    •  & Jiun-Haw Chu
  • Letter |

    The strange metal phase in unconventional superconductors is probed by Hall measurements. This reveals that quantum criticality drives the Hall effect, which also correlates with the superconductivity. This indicates that all three may be linked.

    • Ian M. Hayes
    • , Nikola Maksimovic
    • , Gilbert N. Lopez
    • , Mun K. Chan
    • , B. J. Ramshaw
    • , Ross D. McDonald
    •  & James G. Analytis
  • Article |

    The flow of fluid, such as mucus in the human respiratory tract, can affect biological function. Here the authors show that the hydrodynamic interactions mediated by mucus are essential for the directional coordination of ciliary beating in the lungs.

    • Etienne Loiseau
    • , Simon Gsell
    • , Aude Nommick
    • , Charline Jomard
    • , Delphine Gras
    • , Pascal Chanez
    • , Umberto D’Ortona
    • , Laurent Kodjabachian
    • , Julien Favier
    •  & Annie Viallat
  • Letter |

    Magnons are collective excitations that dictate many of a magnet’s low-temperature properties. By means of Raman scattering, the magnon spectra of CrI3 are measured in the monolayer limit.

    • John Cenker
    • , Bevin Huang
    • , Nishchay Suri
    • , Pearl Thijssen
    • , Aaron Miller
    • , Tiancheng Song
    • , Takashi Taniguchi
    • , Kenji Watanabe
    • , Michael A. McGuire
    • , Di Xiao
    •  & Xiaodong Xu

News & Comment

  • Measure for Measure |

    Giacomo Prando summarizes the troubled history of the radian, a unit with the odd property of appearing and disappearing seemingly at will in dimensional formulas.

    • Giacomo Prando
  • Editorial |

    The persistent under-representation of Black physicists is a systemic problem that requires will, money and long-term commitment to be solved.

Focus

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