1D, 2D … and 3D spin liquids are everywhere !

Bacterial teamwork decreases resistance to flow

How does an incommensurate system slide? Role of dimensionality.

A nanoscopic tsunami inside the electronic chip

The surprising self-organization of nanotubes in a very dilute columnar liquid-crystal phase

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1D, 2D … and 3D spin liquids are everywhere !

23 June 2016

1D, 2D … and 3D spin liquids are everywhere !

At the atomic scale, magnetism is of purely quantum origin. Most magnetic properties of materials are nonetheless described in a classical framework: the effect of quantum fluctuations usually (...)

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Bacterial teamwork decreases resistance to flow

20 May 2016

Bacterial teamwork decreases resistance to flow

The physics of active fluids is a topic that has recently emerged at the interfaces between fluid mechanics, statistical physics and biology. It covers an area of applications extremely broad (...)

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How does an incommensurate system slide? Role of dimensionality.

19 May 2016

How does an incommensurate system slide? Role of dimensionality.

A Charge Density Wave (CDW) system is a system in which a periodic lattice distortion and a metal-insulator transition appear concomitantly. It is actually an electronic transition involving a (...)

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A nanoscopic tsunami inside the electronic chip

24 March 2016

A nanoscopic tsunami inside the electronic chip

A team of researchers from the Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, a CNRS,Univ. Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay laboratory (Orsay, France), the Magnet Lab (Florida, USA) and UBA-CNEA (Buenos (...)

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The surprising self-organization of nanotubes in a very dilute columnar liquid-crystal phase

24 March 2016

The surprising self-organization of nanotubes in a very dilute columnar liquid-crystal phase

Liquid crystals have found wide applications in many fields ranging from detergents to information displays. They are an important class of “soft matter” and they are increasingly being used in the (...)

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