March 27, 2015
Combining two trapping techniques reduces the motion of a levitated bead close to the point where quantum effects should become observable.
March 23, 2015
Researchers show that a single photon can transfer an excitation from a quantum dot to an ion.
March 16, 2015
The discovery of superconductivity in a manganese-based “helical” magnet opens a new path to explore the relationship between superconductivity and magnetism.
March 11, 2015
An atom interferometer embedded in an optical cavity requires less power compared to previous techniques and may work with a wider variety of atoms and molecules.
March 9, 2015
A signal in the cosmic microwave background thought to be evidence of inflation in the early Universe can be explained by interstellar dust.
March 26, 2015
Electron vortices can determine the chirality of crystals in high-resolution imaging techniques.
March 25, 2015
Photons confined to a hexagonally shaped microcavity move in a polarization-dependent way, thus simulating a spin-orbit coupling common in materials.
March 24, 2015
Laser-induced spin-orbit coupling in ultracold atoms can be tuned, in contrast to the fixed spin-orbit coupling in materials like topological insulators.
March 19, 2015
A new technique can unambiguously identify nanobubbles living on the surface of a submerged object.
March 20, 2015
A proposed acoustic version of a material that conducts electricity along its surface could lead to an improved way to hide submarines from sonar.
March 13, 2015
A twist on an established imaging method has detected a molecule’s short-lived, excited state, raising the possibility of movies of chemical reactions.
Notes from the Editors
March 19, 2015
Researchers from industry, universities, and major labs gathered at the annual APS March meeting held in San Antonio, Texas. Here’s a selection of this year’s presentations.
Physics revisits six specific advances in the science and technology of light that were reported in the APS journals.
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