Browse Articles

  • Letter |

    The organization of small clusters of connected cells confined to an egg chamber during early development can be mapped onto a tree packing problem. Entropically preferred packing configurations are shown to arise more readily in experiment.

    • Jasmin Imran Alsous
    • , Paul Villoutreix
    • , Norbert Stoop
    • , Stanislav Y. Shvartsman
    •  & Jörn Dunkel
  • Letter |

    Calculating the amount of radiation that can ultimately be extracted from free electrons near an arbitrary material structure is a challenge. Now, an upper limit to the spontaneous photon emission of electrons is demonstrated, regardless of geometry.

    • Yi Yang
    • , Aviram Massuda
    • , Charles Roques-Carmes
    • , Steven E. Kooi
    • , Thomas Christensen
    • , Steven G. Johnson
    • , John D. Joannopoulos
    • , Owen D. Miller
    • , Ido Kaminer
    •  & Marin Soljačić
  • Article |

    A mechanical-mediated quantum-compatible microwave–optical converter achieves high efficiency through a feed-forward protocol that harnesses correlations in the output noise.

    • A. P. Higginbotham
    • , P. S. Burns
    • , M. D. Urmey
    • , R. W. Peterson
    • , N. S. Kampel
    • , B. M. Brubaker
    • , G. Smith
    • , K. W. Lehnert
    •  & C. A. Regal
  • Article |

    Certification of high-dimensional entanglement is required for improved quantum communication protocols, and is now shown to be achievable in an efficient manner by measuring quantum states twice in two different bases.

    • Jessica Bavaresco
    • , Natalia Herrera Valencia
    • , Claude Klöckl
    • , Matej Pivoluska
    • , Paul Erker
    • , Nicolai Friis
    • , Mehul Malik
    •  & Marcus Huber
  • Letter |

    A neutron scattering study of the three-dimensional antiferromagnet Cu3TeO6 uncovers evidence for topological crossings in the magnon spectra of this system.

    • Weiliang Yao
    • , Chenyuan Li
    • , Lichen Wang
    • , Shangjie Xue
    • , Yang Dan
    • , Kazuki Iida
    • , Kazuya Kamazawa
    • , Kangkang Li
    • , Chen Fang
    •  & Yuan Li
  • Article |

    A violation of Lorentz symmetry would represent a fundamental departure from the physics of the standard model. Searching for anomalous neutrino oscillations, the IceCube collaboration reports no violation, and puts stringent bounds on its existence.

    • M. G. Aartsen
    • , G. C. Hill
    • , A. Kyriacou
    • , S. Robertson
    • , A. Wallace
    • , B. J. Whelan
    • , M. Ackermann
    • , E. Bernardini
    • , S. Blot
    • , F. Bradascio
    • , H.-P. Bretz
    • , J. Brostean-Kaiser
    • , A. Franckowiak
    • , E. Jacobi
    • , T. Karg
    • , T. Kintscher
    • , S. Kunwar
    • , R. Nahnhauer
    • , K. Satalecka
    • , C. Spiering
    • , J. Stachurska
    • , A. Stasik
    • , N. L. Strotjohann
    • , A. Terliuk
    • , M. Usner
    • , J. van Santen
    • , J. Adams
    • , H. Bagherpour
    • , J. A. Aguilar
    • , I. Ansseau
    • , D. Heereman
    • , K. Meagher
    • , T. Meures
    • , A. O’Murchadha
    • , E. Pinat
    • , C. Raab
    • , M. Ahlers
    • , E. Bourbeau
    • , D. J. Koskinen
    • , M. J. Larson
    • , M. Medici
    • , M. Rameez
    • , T. Stuttard
    • , M. Ahrens
    • , C. Bohm
    • , J. P. Dumm
    • , C. Finley
    • , S. Flis
    • , K. Hultqvist
    • , C. Walck
    • , M. Zoll
    • , I. Al Samarai
    • , S. Bron
    • , T. Carver
    • , A. Christov
    • , T. Montaruli
    • , D. Altmann
    • , G. Anton
    • , T. Glüsenkamp
    • , U. Katz
    • , T. Kittler
    • , M. Tselengidou
    • , K. Andeen
    • , M. Plum
    • , T. Anderson
    • , J. J. DeLaunay
    • , M. Dunkman
    • , P. Eller
    • , F. Huang
    • , A. Keivani
    • , J. L. Lanfranchi
    • , D. V. Pankova
    • , G. Tešić
    • , C. F. Turley
    • , M. J. Weiss
    • , C. Argüelles
    • , S. Axani
    • , G. H. Collin
    • , J. M. Conrad
    • , M. Moulai
    • , J. Auffenberg
    • , M. Brenzke
    • , T. Glauch
    • , C. Haack
    • , P. Kalaczynski
    • , J. P. Koschinsky
    • , M. Leuermann
    • , L. Rädel
    • , R. Reimann
    • , M. Rongen
    • , T. Sälzer
    • , S. Schoenen
    • , L. Schumacher
    • , J. Stettner
    • , M. Vehring
    • , E. Vogel
    • , M. Wallraff
    • , A. Waza
    • , C. H. Wiebusch
    • , X. Bai
    • , E. Dvorak
    • , J. P. Barron
    • , W. Giang
    • , D. Grant
    • , C. Kopper
    • , R. W. Moore
    • , S. C. Nowicki
    • , S. E. Sanchez Herrera
    • , S. Sarkar
    • , F. D. Wandler
    • , C. Weaver
    • , T. R. Wood
    • , E. Woolsey
    • , J. P. Yanez
    • , S. W. Barwick
    • , G. Yodh
    • , V. Baum
    • , S. Böser
    • , V. di Lorenzo
    • , B. Eberhardt
    • , T. Ehrhardt
    • , L. Köpke
    • , G. Krückl
    • , G. Momenté
    • , P. Peiffer
    • , J. Sandroos
    • , A. Steuer
    • , K. Wiebe
    • , R. Bay
    • , K. Filimonov
    • , P. B. Price
    • , K. Woschnagg
    • , J. J. Beatty
    • , J. Becker Tjus
    • , F. Bos
    • , B. Eichmann
    • , M. Kroll
    • , S. Schöneberg
    • , F. Tenholt
    • , K.-H. Becker
    • , D. Bindig
    • , K. Helbing
    • , S. Hickford
    • , R. Hoffmann
    • , F. Lauber
    • , U. Naumann
    • , A. Obertacke Pollmann
    • , D. Soldin
    • , S. BenZvi
    • , R. Cross
    • , D. Berley
    • , E. Blaufuss
    • , E. Cheung
    • , J. Felde
    • , E. Friedman
    • , R. Hellauer
    • , K. D. Hoffman
    • , R. Maunu
    • , A. Olivas
    • , T. Schmidt
    • , M. Song
    • , G. W. Sullivan
    • , D. Z. Besson
    • , G. Binder
    • , S. R. Klein
    • , S. Miarecki
    • , T. Palczewski
    • , J. Tatar
    • , M. Börner
    • , T. Fuchs
    • , M. Hünnefeld
    • , M. Meier
    • , T. Menne
    • , D. Pieloth
    • , W. Rhode
    • , T. Ruhe
    • , A. Sandrock
    • , P. Schlunder
    • , J. Soedingrekso
    • , J. Werthebach
    • , D. Bose
    • , H. Dujmovic
    • , S. In
    • , M. Jeong
    • , W. Kang
    • , J. Kim
    • , C. Rott
    • , O. Botner
    • , A. Burgman
    • , A. Hallgren
    • , C. Pérez de los Heros
    • , E. Unger
    • , J. Bourbeau
    • , J. Braun
    • , J. Casey
    • , D. Chirkin
    • , M. Day
    • , P. Desiati
    • , J. C. Díaz-Vélez
    • , S. Fahey
    • , K. Ghorbani
    • , Z. Griffith
    • , F. Halzen
    • , K. Hanson
    • , B. Hokanson-Fasig
    • , K. Jero
    • , A. Karle
    • , M. Kauer
    • , J. L. Kelley
    • , A. Kheirandish
    • , Q. R. Liu
    • , W. Luszczak
    • , S. Mancina
    • , F. McNally
    • , G. Merino
    • , A. Schneider
    • , M. N. Tobin
    • , D. Tosi
    • , B. Ty
    • , J. Vandenbroucke
    • , N. Wandkowsky
    • , C. Wendt
    • , S. Westerhoff
    • , L. Wille
    • , M. Wolf
    • , J. Wood
    • , D. L. Xu
    • , T. Yuan
    • , L. Brayeur
    • , M. Casier
    • , C. De Clercq
    • , K. D. de Vries
    • , G. de Wasseige
    • , J. Kunnen
    • , J. Lünemann
    • , G. Maggi
    • , S. Toscano
    • , N. van Eijndhoven
    • , K. Clark
    • , L. Classen
    • , A. Kappes
    • , S. Coenders
    • , M. Huber
    • , K. Krings
    • , I. C. Rea
    • , E. Resconi
    • , A. Turcati
    • , D. F. Cowen
    • , J. P. A. M. de André
    • , T. DeYoung
    • , J. Hignight
    • , K. B. M. Mahn
    • , J. Micallef
    • , G. Neer
    • , D. Rysewyk
    • , H. Dembinski
    • , P. A. Evenson
    • , T. K. Gaisser
    • , J. G. Gonzalez
    • , R. Koirala
    • , H. Pandya
    • , D. Seckel
    • , T. Stanev
    • , S. Tilav
    • , S. De Ridder
    • , M. Labare
    • , D. Ryckbosch
    • , W. Van Driessche
    • , S. Vanheule
    • , M. Vraeghe
    • , M. de With
    • , D. Hebecker
    • , H. Kolanoski
    • , A. R. Fazely
    • , S. Ter-Antonyan
    • , X. W. Xu
    • , J. Gallagher
    • , L. Gerhardt
    • , A. Goldschmidt
    • , D. R. Nygren
    • , G. T. Przybylski
    • , T. Stezelberger
    • , R. G. Stokstad
    • , K. Hoshina
    • , A. Ishihara
    • , M. Kim
    • , T. Kuwabara
    • , L. Lu
    • , K. Mase
    • , M. Relich
    • , A. Stößl
    • , S. Yoshida
    • , G. S. Japaridze
    • , B. J. P. Jones
    • , T. Katori
    • , S. Mandalia
    • , J. Kiryluk
    • , M. Lesiak-Bzdak
    • , H. Niederhausen
    • , Y. Xu
    • , G. Kohnen
    • , S. Kopper
    • , P. Nakarmi
    • , J. A. Pepper
    • , M. Santander
    • , P. A. Toale
    • , D. R. Williams
    • , M. Kowalski
    • , N. Kurahashi
    • , B. Relethford
    • , M. Richman
    • , L. Wills
    • , J. Madsen
    • , S. Seunarine
    • , G. M. Spiczak
    • , R. Maruyama
    • , K. Rawlins
    • , S. Sarkar
    • , M. Stamatikos
    • , M. Sutherland
    • , I. Taboada
    •  & C. F. Tung
  • News & Views |

    Mapping cell lineages onto a problem in graph theory suggests that physical principles regulate cell positioning during egg development in the fruit fly — providing an elegant example of how physics can advance our understanding of biology.

    • Ben D. MacArthur
  • Letter |

    Transport measurements performed on MoGe superconducting nanowires reveal a quantitative agreement with quantum critical behaviour driven by a pair-breaking mechanism.

    • Hyunjeong Kim
    • , Fédéric Gay
    • , Adrian Del Maestro
    • , Benjamin Sacépé
    •  & Andrey Rogachev
  • Letter |

    The authors theoretically investigate a novel form of a Doppler effect in homogeneous systems with positive refractive index that occurs under certain conditions. It is suggested that this Doppler effect can be experimentally separated from other Doppler effects by using polaritons such as those found in graphene.

    • Xihang Shi
    • , Xiao Lin
    • , Ido Kaminer
    • , Fei Gao
    • , Zhaoju Yang
    • , John D. Joannopoulos
    • , Marin Soljačić
    •  & Baile Zhang
  • Letter |

    The state of a superconducting circuit qubit governs the photonic heat flow through an integrated assembly, constituting a quantum heat valve that provides a testbed for exploring quantum thermodynamics in a circuit quantum electrodynamics setting.

    • Alberto Ronzani
    • , Bayan Karimi
    • , Jorden Senior
    • , Yu-Cheng Chang
    • , Joonas T. Peltonen
    • , ChiiDong Chen
    •  & Jukka P. Pekola
  • Article |

    A phase transition between metallic and insulating states is observed to simultaneously happen in two ways at once. The bulk of the sample shows an instantaneous jump in the conductivity, while 1D domain walls show a slow switching into a metallic state.

    • K. W. Post
    • , A. S. McLeod
    • , M. Hepting
    • , M. Bluschke
    • , Yifan Wang
    • , G. Cristiani
    • , G. Logvenov
    • , A. Charnukha
    • , G. X. Ni
    • , Padma Radhakrishnan
    • , M. Minola
    • , A. Pasupathy
    • , A. V. Boris
    • , E. Benckiser
    • , K. A. Dahmen
    • , E. W. Carlson
    • , B. Keimer
    •  & D. N. Basov
  • Review Article |

    It may look like little more than slime, but the glycocalyx coating our cells plays a key role in cell signalling. And changes to its physical structure have been linked to cancer, triggering emergent behaviours that form the focus of this Review.

    • Joe Chin-Hun Kuo
    • , Jay G. Gandhi
    • , Roseanna N. Zia
    •  & Matthew J. Paszek
  • Comment |

    Understanding the behaviour of almost any biological object is a fundamentally multiscale problem — a challenge that biophysicists have been increasingly embracing, building on two centuries of biophysical studies at a variety of length scales.

    • Ewa K. Paluch
  • News & Views |

    Cells in embryonic tissues generate coordinated forces to close small wounds rapidly without scarring. New research shows that large cell-to-cell variations in these forces are a key system feature that surprisingly speeds up wound healing.

    • M. Shane Hutson
  • Research Highlight |

    • Andreas H. Trabesinger
  • Perspective |

    Robust and responsive, the surface of a cell is as important as its interior when it comes to mechanically regulating form and function. New techniques are shedding light on this role, and a common language to describe its properties is now needed.

    • Alba Diz-Muñoz
    • , Orion D. Weiner
    •  & Daniel A. Fletcher
  • Measure for Measure |

    Hans-Georg Menzel walks us through the complex set of units characterizing radioactivity and ionizing radiation.

    • Hans-Georg Menzel