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March 30, 2021
Cuts of the Fermi surface (yellow) of a quasi-two-dimensional thin film and closed loop where the pairing function changes sign (green dashed line), indicating the presence of a helical topological superconductor phase.
Rui-Xing Zhang and S. Das Sarma
Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 137001 (2021)
A computational scheme that combines Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics methods dynamically accounts for charge regulation in associating nanoparticles.
Tine Curk and Erik Luijten
Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 138003 (2021)
The first self-consistent macroscale simulation of magnetic reconnection with electron acceleration shows, consistently with the observation of the solar flare on September 10, 2017, that nonthermal electrons can contain up to 80% of the total electron energy and depend strongly on the ambient guide field.
H. Arnold et al.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 135101 (2021)
The odd viscoelastic response of active chiral materials can be described by generalizations of canonical hydrodynamic theories of viscoelasticity.
Debarghya Banerjee, Vincenzo Vitelli, Frank Jülicher, and Piotr Surówka
Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 138001 (2021)
An analytical solution of an impurity in strong local interaction with a dilute Bose-Einstein condensate shows that the properties of the polaron are universal.
Pietro Massignan, Nikolay Yegovtsev, and Victor Gurarie
Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 123403 (2021)
Measuring the spatial distribution of the vortex state in (Li,Fe)OHFeSe clarifies the origin of zero-energy modes which is the key feature of topological superconductivity.
Tianzhen Zhang et al.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 127001 (2021)
The branching ratio of the Epidemic-Type Aftershock Sequence model using spatial variability of the background rate is substantially lower than previously reported using a space invariant background rate, demonstrating that the Earth’s crust is at a subcritical rather than critical state.
Shyam Nandan, Sumit Kumar Ram, Guy Ouillon, and Didier Sornette
Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 128501 (2021)
A single NaCs molecule is coherently created in its rotational, vibrational, and electronic ground state in an optical tweezer.
William B. Cairncross et al.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 123402 (2021)