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Materials Science

In Hot Pursuit of 21st Century Cooling

Caloric materials could potentially replace conventional cooling systems with planet-friendly technology, but making them cheap and practical is a major challenge. Read More »

Condensed Matter Physics

Synopsis: Improving Models of How Supercapacitors Charge

A new model more accurately predicts the charging time of real supercapacitors by better accounting for the structure of the device’s porous electrodes. Read More »


Synopsis: Hybridized Photons Feel Electric Fields

Combining photons with electronic excitations creates a new kind of quasiparticle that can be manipulated with electric or magnetic fields. Read More »

Particles and Fields

Synopsis: New Physics Possibilities from Kaon Decay

Previously unpredicted particles or a new type of particle interaction could explain the unexpected rare kaon decay events reported by the KOTO experiment in Japan. Read More »

Condensed Matter Physics

Viewpoint: Graphene Reveals Its Strange Side

Experiments on magic-angle graphene reveal a “strange metal” phase and transport behavior consistent with so-called Planckian dissipation. Read More »

Atomic and Molecular Physics

Synopsis: Watching Three Atoms Collide

Using optical tweezers, researchers bring together three atoms in a controlled manner, allowing them to observe three-body collisions. Read More »

Fluid Dynamics

Focus: Video—Stretching Fingers on a Puddle’s Edge

A spreading drop containing a mixture of two liquids breaks into fingers or spherical droplets, depending on the fluids. Read More »

Materials Science

Synopsis: “Breathing” Explains Light-Induced Darkening

New experiments identify the movement of oxygen atoms as the origin of light-induced color changes in the material yttrium oxyhydride. Read More »

Materials Science

Pumping up Ferroelectrics

Mixing a trace of an additional element into a material used in electronics could dramatically improve the material’s properties. Read More »

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