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Graphene

Synopsis: Additional Peaks in Graphene’s Band Structure

Researchers observe new features in the band structure of multilayer graphene that point to enhanced electron interactions. Read More »

Biological Physics

Focus: A Physical Model for Neurodegenerative Disease

Computer simulations of the diffusion and aggregation of harmful proteins in the brain reproduce the pattern of damage seen in several neurodegenerative diseases. Read More »

FEATURE

Arts & Culture: Poetry Takes on Quantum Physics

Poet Amy Catanzano hopes that poetry can help physicists develop a more effective and accurate language to describe the complex ideas of quantum physics. Read More »

Particles and Fields

Synopsis: More Gluons in the Pion

A combined analysis of collider data finds that the gluon contribution to the pion is 3 times larger than earlier estimates. Read More »

Materials Science

Synopsis: Programmable Material Inspired by Muscle

A specially designed modular material can adopt many force-generating and energy-storing postures, which could be useful for soft robotics. Read More »

Nuclear Physics

Viewpoint: Resonant Ionization Spectroscopy Technique Becomes Tabletop Friendly

A modified version of a spectroscopic technique used at large-scale radioactive-ion-beam facilities could be used in tabletop experiments. Read More »

Biological Physics

Focus: How to Measure Viscosity Inside Cells

A noninvasive method measures the viscosity in a cell nucleus by observing the movement and fusion of cellular components. Read More »

Biological Physics

Synopsis: Three Pulses for Clearer Ultrasound Images

Researchers have figured out how to improve contrast and reduce background noise in ultrasound images acquired with a technique that uses air-filled protein structures. Read More »

Optics

Focus: Nobel Prize—Lasers as Tools

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to innovators in laser physics responsible for optical tweezers and high-intensity, ultrashort optical pulses. Read More »

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