Category Archives: APS Physics

Fluid Dynamics of Clouds

In a series of invited papers, researchers discuss new tools for reducing uncertainties in climate models associated with cloud formation and
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Parametric Amplification for Silicon Quantum Devices

A new design based on the quantum capacitance of a silicon quantum dot could enable scalable, high-fidelity qubit readout. Continue reading

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A Quick Way to Measure Isotope Ratios

A new laser-based method allows scientists to detect the isotope concentration of different chemicals in a gas in a short time. Continue reading

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Unpolarized Light Could Separate Chiral Molecules

Numerical simulations suggest that unpolarized light with a twisted phase could help sort left- and right-handed molecules into separate ring-shaped traps. Continue reading

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The Two Structures of Hot Dense Ice

Experiments indicate that superionic ice can exist in two stable crystal structures. Continue reading

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Serenading a Troubled Ocean

A musical composition based on traditional Filipino poetry communicates the impact of climate change on coastal communities. Continue reading

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Predicting Fickle Electricity Markets

Identifying and explaining patterns in volatile electricity prices could help small-scale wind and solar producers to integrate with the power grid. Continue reading

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Seeking Diversity When Faced with Adversity

Michael Ramsey-Musolf’s challenging experiences as an out gay physicist
started in the 1980s and led him to become a firm advocate for sexual and gender minor Continue reading

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Machine-Learning Model Could Improve Human Speech Recognition

A tool that predicts how many words per sentence a listener understands could one day allow companies to make bespoke hearing aids with improved capabilities. Continue reading

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Heat Leaks from Trapped-Ion Qubits

By determining whether two qubits are coupled to a third “hidden” one, researchers can detect whether energy is irreversibly lost from a quantum system. Read more in APS Physics…

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