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Condensed Matter Physics

Viewpoint: Atomic Force Microscope Images Molecules in 3D

A new trick simplifies the atomic force microscope imaging of the 3D structure of nonflat molecules. Read More »

Soft Matter

Focus: New Patterns for an Old Effect

Particles that trace the vibration pattern of a surface behave differently underwater—an effect that could potentially allow manipulation of microscopic particles for biomedical purposes. Read More »


Synopsis: Sound-Induced Bubbles for Drug Delivery

Ultrasound-induced bubble formation, which may benefit drug delivery and other medical procedures, is affected by transitions in surrounding lipid membranes. Read More »

Fluid Dynamics

Synopsis: Liquid Jet Coils Around Cylinder

A water stream can stick to a cylinder, flowing around its surface in a helix-like pattern. Read More »


Synopsis: A New Quantum Spin Liquid Candidate

Neutron scattering experiments reveal signatures of an exotic phase of matter in the pyrochlore magnet Ce2Zr2O7. Read More »

Condensed Matter Physics

Trend: Bilayer Graphene’s Wicked, Twisted Road

Superconductivity, magnetism, and other forms of interacting electron behavior—bilayers of graphene seem to have it all. Researchers are now using this pristine material to unlock the secrets of interacting-electron phenomena with unprecedented control and tunability. Read More »


Viewpoint: Revealing the Coherence of Magnons

A classic experiment with photons inspires a proposed method of measuring the coherence of spin waves. Read More »

Materials Science

Focus: Two Types of Cooling Require Different Designs

Keeping food cold is thermodynamically different from cooling a hot circuit element—a distinction that is accounted for in the design of a new thermoelectric cooler. Read More »

Mapping Dark Matter in the Milky Way

New astronomical data are allowing unprecedented measurements of the structure of dark matter in the Galaxy. Read More »

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