Latest Research

  • Letter |

    Spins are transmitted over a distance of 5 μm through a piece of antiferromagnetic graphene. This shows that graphene can be a platform to explore the fundamental physics of spin transport in antiferromagnets for application in spintronics.

    • Petr Stepanov
    • , Shi Che
    • , Dmitry Shcherbakov
    • , Jiawei Yang
    • , Ruoyu Chen
    • , Kevin Thilahar
    • , Greyson Voigt
    • , Marc W. Bockrath
    • , Dmitry Smirnov
    • , Kenji Watanabe
    • , Takashi Taniguchi
    • , Roger K. Lake
    • , Yafis Barlas
    • , Allan H. MacDonald
    •  & Chun Ning Lau
  • Letter |

    Magnetically tunable scattering resonances between strontium and rubidium atoms are observed in an ultracold experiment, opening the door to exploring quantum many-body physics with new designed molecules.

    • Vincent Barbé
    • , Alessio Ciamei
    • , Benjamin Pasquiou
    • , Lukas Reichsöllner
    • , Florian Schreck
    • , Piotr S. Żuchowski
    •  & Jeremy M. Hutson
  • Perspective |

    The addition of nihonium, moscovium, tennessine and oganesson to the periodic table are a reminder of the achievements in nuclear physics and chemistry. Witold Nazarewicz outlines the future challenges for the field.

    • Witold Nazarewicz
  • Letter |

    A superlattice consisting of SrIrO3 and SrTiO3 is shown to display a giant response to sub-tesla external magnetic fields—a direct consequence of its antiferromagnetic nature.

    • Lin Hao
    • , D. Meyers
    • , Hidemaro Suwa
    • , Junyi Yang
    • , Clayton Frederick
    • , Tamene R. Dasa
    • , Gilberto Fabbris
    • , Lukas Horak
    • , Dominik Kriegner
    • , Yongseong Choi
    • , Jong-Woo Kim
    • , Daniel Haskel
    • , Philip J. Ryan
    • , Haixuan Xu
    • , Cristian D. Batista
    • , M. P. M. Dean
    •  & Jian Liu
  • Article |

    A Lorentz transmission electron microscopy study of a thin iron germanium film reveals the aggregation dynamics of skyrmions when pushed out of equilibrium.

    • Xiuzhen Yu
    • , Daisuke Morikawa
    • , Tomoyuki Yokouchi
    • , Kiyou Shibata
    • , Naoya Kanazawa
    • , Fumitaka Kagawa
    • , Taka-hisa Arima
    •  & Yoshinori Tokura
  • Letter |

    Origami-inspired metamaterial design gives rise to structures with kinematic properties dictated by the topology of their configuration space. The approach allows for well-defined metamaterial properties even in the presence of unpredictable forces.

    • Bin Liu
    • , Jesse L. Silverberg
    • , Arthur A. Evans
    • , Christian D. Santangelo
    • , Robert J. Lang
    • , Thomas C. Hull
    •  & Itai Cohen
  • Letter |

    Long-range ferromagnetic order in co-doped topological insulator thin films and their typical ferromagnetic domain behaviour is directly evidenced by low-temperature magnetic force microscopy.

    • Wenbo Wang
    • , Yunbo Ou
    • , Chang Liu
    • , Yayu Wang
    • , Ke He
    • , Qi-Kun Xue
    •  & Weida Wu
  • Article |

    The entanglement spectrum of a many-body quantum system encodes several of its properties. The construction of an artificial Hamiltonian that encodes the spectrum offers the possibility to probe it via quantum simulation or spectroscopy.

    • M. Dalmonte
    • , B. Vermersch
    •  & P. Zoller
  • Letter |

    An off-resonant radiofrequency modulation scheme applied to a strongly interacting superfluid Fermi gas reveals the presence of a Higgs mode — an oscillation of the amplitude of the superconducting order parameter.

    • A. Behrle
    • , T. Harrison
    • , J. Kombe
    • , K. Gao
    • , M. Link
    • , J.-S. Bernier
    • , C. Kollath
    •  & M. Köhl
  • Article |

    Results from the first experimental campaign of the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator demonstrate that its magnetic-field design grants good control of parasitic plasma currents, leading to long energy confinement times.

    • A. Dinklage
    • , C. D. Beidler
    • , P. Helander
    • , G. Fuchert
    • , H. Maaßberg
    • , K. Rahbarnia
    • , T. Sunn Pedersen
    • , Y. Turkin
    • , R. C. Wolf
    • , A. Alonso
    • , T. Andreeva
    • , B. Blackwell
    • , S. Bozhenkov
    • , B. Buttenschön
    • , A. Czarnecka
    • , F. Effenberg
    • , Y. Feng
    • , J. Geiger
    • , M. Hirsch
    • , U. Höfel
    • , M. Jakubowski
    • , T. Klinger
    • , J. Knauer
    • , G. Kocsis
    • , A. Krämer-Flecken
    • , M. Kubkowska
    • , A. Langenberg
    • , H. P. Laqua
    • , N. Marushchenko
    • , A. Mollén
    • , U. Neuner
    • , H. Niemann
    • , E. Pasch
    • , N. Pablant
    • , L. Rudischhauser
    • , H. M. Smith
    • , O. Schmitz
    • , T. Stange
    • , T. Szepesi
    • , G. Weir
    • , T. Windisch
    • , G. A. Wurden
    •  & D. Zhang
  • Author Correction |

    • Lior Atia
    • , Dapeng Bi
    • , Yasha Sharma
    • , Jennifer A. Mitchel
    • , Bomi Gweon
    • , Stephan A. Koehler
    • , Stephen J. DeCamp
    • , Bo Lan
    • , Jae Hun Kim
    • , Rebecca Hirsch
    • , Adrian F. Pegoraro
    • , Kyu Ha Lee
    • , Jacqueline R. Starr
    • , David A. Weitz
    • , Adam C. Martin
    • , Jin-Ah Park
    • , James P. Butler
    •  & Jeffrey J. Fredberg
  • Article |

    The angle of Cherenkov radiation in one-dimensional photonic crystals can be controlled by making use of constructive interference. This feature allows new design of particle detectors with improved performance.

    • Xiao Lin
    • , Sajan Easo
    • , Yichen Shen
    • , Hongsheng Chen
    • , Baile Zhang
    • , John D. Joannopoulos
    • , Marin Soljačić
    •  & Ido Kaminer
  • Review Article |

    Evidence that ants communicate mechanically to move objects several times their size has prompted a theory that places the group near a transition between uncoordinated and coordinated motion. These findings and their implications are reviewed here.

    • Ofer Feinerman
    • , Itai Pinkoviezky
    • , Aviram Gelblum
    • , Ehud Fonio
    •  & Nir S. Gov
  • Article |

    Ergodicity can be strongly broken by integrable or many-body localized systems. A new form of weak ergodicity breaking is shown to arise from the presence of special eigenstates in the many-body spectrum akin to quantum scars in chaotic systems.

    • C. J. Turner
    • , A. A. Michailidis
    • , D. A. Abanin
    • , M. Serbyn
    •  & Z. Papić
  • Letter |

    A neutron scattering study of an Ising-like quasi-one-dimensional antiferromagnet, BaCo2V2O8, reveals a topological quantum phase transition when it is subjected to a transverse magnetic field.

    • Quentin Faure
    • , Shintaro Takayoshi
    • , Sylvain Petit
    • , Virginie Simonet
    • , Stéphane Raymond
    • , Louis-Pierre Regnault
    • , Martin Boehm
    • , Jonathan S. White
    • , Martin Månsson
    • , Christian Rüegg
    • , Pascal Lejay
    • , Benjamin Canals
    • , Thomas Lorenz
    • , Shunsuke C. Furuya
    • , Thierry Giamarchi
    •  & Béatrice Grenier
  • Letter |

    α-RuCl3, a promising candidate to realize the Kitaev model, has attracted great interest recently. Two types of fractional excitation—gauge fluxes and Majorana fermions—are observed, which contribute to the spin excitation gap in different ways.

    • Nejc Janša
    • , Andrej Zorko
    • , Matjaž Gomilšek
    • , Matej Pregelj
    • , Karl W. Krämer
    • , Daniel Biner
    • , Alun Biffin
    • , Christian Rüegg
    •  & Martin Klanjšek
  • Article |

    Superconductivity is studied in the molecular solid K3C60 when it is pressurized and illuminated with short laser pulses. Similarities with the non-illuminated case show that superconductivity exists at higher temperatures than previously thought.

    • A. Cantaluppi
    • , M. Buzzi
    • , G. Jotzu
    • , D. Nicoletti
    • , M. Mitrano
    • , D. Pontiroli
    • , M. Riccò
    • , A. Perucchi
    • , P. Di Pietro
    •  & A. Cavalleri
  • Article |

    Wind-mediated ripples form on a centimetre scale in sand, and in dunes on a scale spanning tens of metres, but patterns on intermediate scales are rare. A theory now fills the gap by predicting megaripples, which resemble structures seen on Mars.

    • Marc Lämmel
    • , Anne Meiwald
    • , Hezi Yizhaq
    • , Haim Tsoar
    • , Itzhak Katra
    •  & Klaus Kroy