Zoology of Spin and Valley Skyrmions in Graphene

A supramolecular plot twist: chiral nematics of helical nanoparticles

How to prevent large bubbles from eating small ones?

Yb2Ti2O7: a quantum material under pressure

On the art of collectively jumping universal barriers

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Zoology of Spin and Valley Skyrmions in Graphene

18 April 2017

Zoology of Spin and Valley Skyrmions in Graphene

While skyrmions have recently been observed in magnetic films, they are equally expected to occur in two-dimensional electron systems exposed to a strong perpendicular magnetic field. (...)

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A supramolecular plot twist: chiral nematics of helical nanoparticles

13 April 2017

A supramolecular plot twist: chiral nematics of helical nanoparticles

Chiral nanoparticles may self-assemble into twisted liquid crystals that find widespread use in optical applications. Simulations of assemblies of helical rods reveal that the supramolecular (...)

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8 April 2017

André Thiaville gives the IOP Wohlfarth Lecture

André Thiaville, a CNRS researcher at the LPS, was invited to give the prestigious Wohlfarth Lecture at the last meeting of the Institute of Physics (IOP) Magnetism group held in York in April (...)

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How to prevent large bubbles from eating small ones?

8 April 2017

How to prevent large bubbles from eating small ones?

Mix 1% liquid and 99% air and you will obtain a foam, a complex material that has completely different properties from the two main components that make it up. It is an assembly of air bubbles (...)

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Yb2Ti2O7: a quantum material under pressure

15 March 2017

Yb2Ti2O7: a quantum material under pressure

New quantum states of matter often escape experimental observations. Our recent study combined neutron diffraction and muon spin relaxation measurements (μSR) to show why in the mineral Yb2Ti2O7: (...)

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