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    In heavily hole-doped cuprates, superconductivity does not die by simply dissolving into a uniform metal due to the lack of pairing, but rather survives by shattering into nanoscale superconducting puddles.

    • Yu He
    Nature Materials 22, 671-672
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    Calculations support experiments in predicting the existence and properties of point defects in solids but often do not correctly capture their details. A different method can significantly improve the prediction of defect structures and properties.

    • Arun Mannodi-Kanakkithodi
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    A rotational and time-reversal equivariant neural network designed to represent the spin–orbital density functional theory Hamiltonian as a function of the atomic and magnetic structure enables ab initio electronic-structure calculations of magnetic superstructures. These calculations can efficiently and accurately predict subtle magnetic effects in various chemical environments.

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    The production of particle–antiparticle pairs in a vacuum — the Schwinger effect — requires extreme conditions that are out of reach of tabletop experiments. A mesoscopic simulation of this phenomenon has now been carried out in graphene devices.

    • Roshan Krishna Kumar