Tag Archives: APS Physics

An Exotic Fractional Quantum Hall State

The even-denominator state appears in a 2D quasiparticle system, but researchers still can’t explain its origin. Continue reading

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Webb Telescope Searches for Exoplanet Atmospheres

The recent detection of CO2 around a distant Jupiter-like planet spurs
optimism for detecting atmospheric gases around Earth-like planets
orbiting faraway stars. Continue reading

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Schrödinger Win for Extreme Waves

Researchers create the most realistic rogue waves to date, showing dynamics that follow those expected for extreme waves in more idealized systems. Continue reading

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Wind Farms Perform Under Pressure

Simulations show that negative wind shear can reduce the power output of wind farms. Continue reading

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Disordered Systems Mimic Genetic Evolution

A bacterial genome’s evolution under changing drug concentrations displays effects of memory formation and mimics how disordered solids respond to external forces. Continue reading

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Interaction Detection with Attosecond Perfection

Mina Bionta explores how light interacts with matter by capturing snapshots of those interactions on the timescale of the light’s oscillations. Continue reading

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Strobing Light Shapes Atomic Array

An optical tweezer with a stroboscopic twist can trap cold atoms in lattices
of all shapes. Continue reading

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New Cavity Design Soaks Up More Rays

When placed in a lens-and-mirror trap, a weakly absorbing material can capture light from nearly all directions. Continue reading

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Water Droplets Shape-Shift on the ISS

Experiments in zero gravity show how a static droplet oscillates on a vibrating hydrophobic surface. Continue reading

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Star No More

New forecasting approaches could help users of ground-based telescopes predict when the atmosphere will most blur incoming light, allowing them to better remove the effect. Continue reading

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