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Ricocheting Waves Pinpoint an Object’s Location

An echo chamber captures small-scale information about an object without the need for up-close probing. Read More »

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Fixing a Physics Culture Problem

Efforts to improve the climate for women in physics departments take many forms. None should focus on changing its women, some physicists say. Read More »

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More than Just a Woman Physicist

Approaches that consider the intersection of multiple social and personal identities are urgently needed to understand why women are underrepresented in physics. Read More »

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Magnons Dampen Skyrmion Motion

Adding a friction term to models helps them better account for how spin textures evolve experimentally at room temperature. Read More »

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Spin Control Without Magnetic Fields

Researchers demonstrate that they can control the polarization direction of a spin current without having to apply a magnetic field, which could aid in implementing energy-efficient spintronics devices. Read More »

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Valley-Polarized Jets in Graphene

Studying the current that flows in bilayer graphene, researchers have isolated electron jets associated with specific valley states. Read More »

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Quantum Metasurfaces Entangle Photons on Demand

When it’s modulated by laser beams, a surface made of polarizable meta-atoms can entangle a photon’s properties in multiple, controllable ways. Read More »

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Time Crystals in Open Systems

Experiments successfully capture signatures of a discrete time crystal phase in an open, quantum many-body system. Read More »

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Faster Switching in Liquid Crystals

Researchers have demonstrated a faster way to turn light transmission on and off in a liquid crystal. Read More »

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