Nature Physics - Issue - nature.com science feeds

Nature Physics offers a unique mix of news and reviews alongside top-quality research papers. Published monthly, in print and online, the journal reflects the entire spectrum of physics, pure and applied.

Latest articles

Chemotaxis under flow disorder shapes microbial dispersion in porous media

Nature Physics, Published online: 14 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41567-020-1002-xBacteria live in heterogeneous environments, so it is important to investigate their behaviour in porous media. Here the authors show that flow disorder enhances the effect of chemical gradients in micropockets in a porous medium, which then aid the transport of bacteria.

Generalized superradiance for producing broadband coherent radiation with transversely modulated arbitrarily diluted bunches

Nature Physics, Published online: 14 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41567-020-0995-5A new form of superradiance is predicted that ‘in contrast to the standard effect’ arises even for vanishing numbers of particles per wavelength. This finding may enable coherent emission in plasma accelerators.

Weak-to-strong transition of quantum measurement in a trapped-ion system

Nature Physics, Published online: 14 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41567-020-0973-yA weak-to-strong quantum measurement transition has been observed in a single-trapped-ion system, where the ion’s internal electronic state and its vibrational motion play the roles of the measured system and the measuring pointer.

Symmetry breaking in twisted double bilayer graphene

Nature Physics, Published online: 14 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41567-020-1030-6Transport measurements show that spontaneous symmetry breaking plays a crucial role in the correlated insulating and metallic states in twisted double bilayer graphene.

Weak-to-strong transition of quantum measurement in a trapped-ion system

Chemotaxis under flow disorder shapes microbial dispersion in porous media

Generalized superradiance for producing broadband coherent radiation with transversely modulated arbitrarily diluted bunches

Symmetry breaking in twisted double bilayer graphene

Structure determines where crystallization occurs in a soft colloidal glass

Nature Physics, Published online: 07 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41567-020-1016-4Softness, a machine-learned structural quantity, has been recently identified as a parameter that characterizes glassy dynamics. Here, the authors observe devitrification in 3D soft colloidal glasses and find that softness may indicate regions predisposed to crystallization.

Zero-bias peaks at zero magnetic field in ferromagnetic hybrid nanowires

Nature Physics, Published online: 07 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41567-020-1017-3By incorporating a ferromagnetic layer in their superconductor–semiconductor nanowire hybrid device, Vaitiekėnas et al. show that zero-bias peaks—potential Majorana bound states—can be induced without an external magnetic field.

Discover, share and read the best on the web

Subscribe to RSS Feeds, Blogs, Podcasts, Twitter searches, Facebook pages, even Email Newsletters! Get unfiltered news feeds or filter them to your liking.

Get Inoreader
Inoreader - Subscribe to RSS Feeds, Blogs, Podcasts, Twitter searches, Facebook pages, even Email Newsletters!