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Atomic and Molecular Physics

Synopsis: ARPES with Cold Atoms

A numerical study outlines how to perform measurements on cold atoms that mimic angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy studies of solids. Read More »

Quantum Physics

Viewpoint: Moiré Effect Could Enhance Neutron Interferometry

A new and more flexible neutron interferometer design relies on the moiré effect, in which two periodic patterns are combined to give a longer-period pattern. Read More »

Energy Research

Focus: City Structure Influences Nighttime Temperatures

Mathematical analysis of the two-dimensional layout of a city reveals much about its three-dimensional structure and provides useful measures of the urban heat island effect. Read More »


Q&A: Better Pixels for TVs and More Women in Physics

LED researcher Jess Wade devotes her time outside the lab to educating young women about the joys of a physics career. Read More »

Quantum Information

Synopsis: Quantum Simulators Tackle Energy Transfer

A quantum simulator made of two trapped-ion qubits can model quantum effects occurring during energy-transfer processes in molecules. Read More »

Quantum Physics

Synopsis: Seeing Anyons with an STM

A scanning tunneling microscope might detect unambiguous signatures of anyons in graphene. Read More »

Atomic and Molecular Physics

Viewpoint: A Boost in Precision for Optical Atomic Clocks

Researchers set a new record in atomic clock precision by using spectroscopic imaging to reduce frequency variations in a strontium optical lattice clock. Read More »


Focus: A Trio of Magnon Transistors

Three new transistors for spin-based currents may lead to a new type of circuitry that is faster and more efficient than traditional electronics. Read More »


Synopsis: X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy on a Tabletop

A laser-based setup can be used to perform x-ray spectroscopy with a precision rivaling that of experiments at large-scale synchrotron facilities. Read More »

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