Tag Archives: APS Physics

Strong Currents Don’t Faze Salt Marsh Coastal Defences

A model captures the influence of plant flexibility, leaves, and current on
wave dissipation by a meadow of marsh plants. Continue reading

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Real-Time Monitoring of Nanoscale Polarization Switching

Researchers have visualized the nanoscale jumps in a ferroelectric’s polarization that are thought to play a key role in how well some ferroelectric devices function. Continue reading

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Direct Detection of Phonons

Using an updated superconducting particle detector, researchers can directly measure from its quasiparticle signal the number of phonons that hit the detector. Continue reading

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The Women Who Win

Women who have received major physics prizes share their thoughts about what the awards mean to them and about how they help in bringing science to the forefront. Continue reading

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A Hallmark of Topological Insulators is Measured in Atoms

Using ultracold atoms, researchers measure the number of chiral edge states in a system with time-reversal symmetry. Continue reading

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A Way to Experimentally Test String Theory’s “Fuzzball” Prediction

Simulations reveal the gravitational-wave signal of string theory’s “fuzzy” black holes, a signature that researchers could potentially measure. Continue reading

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Analyzing the Sharkskin Instability

The stretching and recoiling of polymer chains leads to the characteristic ridge pattern as a soft material exits a narrow nozzle. Continue reading

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Low-Loss Quantum Buses for Photons

Researchers demonstrate a way to shuttle photons between modules of a quantum processor that can detect and correct communication losses. Continue reading

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Balding Black Holes Lose Their Magnetic Hair

First-principles plasma simulations show that black holes can’t keep their magnetic fields. Read more in APS Physics… Continue reading

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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 in APS Physics…

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