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Magnetism

Viewpoint: Spin Gyroscope is Ready to Look for New Physics

An enhanced version of a magnetometer based on atomic spins could be used to search for theoretically predicted exotic fields with ultrahigh sensitivity. Read More »

Fluid Dynamics

Synopsis: Eyeing the Storm

Numerical simulations of a hurricane-like system have determined the conditions necessary for the formation of a calm “eye” in the center of the storm. Read More »

Astrophysics

Synopsis: Space Measurements of Secondary Cosmic Rays

New data from the International Space Station shed light on how secondary cosmic rays propagate through space. Read More »

Materials Science

Synopsis: An Atlas for 2D Metals

A new “atlas” lists the predicted properties of two-dimensional materials that could be formed from many metallic elements in the periodic table. Read More »

Semiconductor Physics

Synopsis: Plasmon Thermometers for Silicon

Electron oscillations in silicon may be used to map, with nanometer resolution, the temperatures across a silicon device. Read More »

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Meetings: Travel Advice for a Trip to the Red Planet

Artificial intelligence could help scientists choose the best landing spots for rovers on Mars. Read More »

Condensed Matter Physics

Viewpoint: X-Ray Probe Targets Interfaces

A new spectroscopy technique employs x rays from a free electron laser to measure the properties of interfaces that may be hidden within a material. Read More »

Atomic and Molecular Physics

Viewpoint: A Multimode Dial for Interatomic Interactions

A tunable multimode optical cavity modifies interactions between atomic condensates trapped in its interior from long range to short range, paving the way towards exploring novel collective quantum phenomena. Read More »

Soft Matter

Focus: How to Sculpt a Crystal

A new technique allows researchers complete control over the shapes of individual subcrystals within a larger crystal, which could lead to new ways to modify material properties. Read More »

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