Explaining Exotic Behavior in Nd-Doped CeCoIn5
Upending existing theory, scientists discovered what’s behind the emergence of the unusual "Q-phase" in this material.
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Quasi-2D to 3D Fermi surface topology change in Nd-doped CeCoIn5
5 November 2018
Scientists found that the emergence of an exotic quantum mechanical phase in Ce1-xNdxCoIn5 is due to a shape change in the Fermi surface. This finding ran counter to theoretical arguments and has led investigators in new directions.
Destruction of Weyl nodes and a new state in tantalum arsenide above 80 teslas
17 September 2018
Weyl metals such as tantalum arsenide (TaAs) are predicted to have novel properties arising from a chirality of their electron spins. Scientists induced an imbalance between the left- and right-handed spin states, resulting in a topologically protected current. This was the first time this phenomenon, known as the chiral anomaly, has been observed.
Pinning and melting of a quantum Wigner crystal
17 September 2018
This research established experimental evidence for the long sought-after transition of a small, two-dimensional sheet of electrons to a solid state.
Manipulating the ferryl tilt in a non-heme oxoiron(IV) complex that makes the complex a better oxidant, W. Rasheed, et al., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 57, 9387-9391 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online
1.1 billion-year-old porphyrins evidence photosynthesis 600 million years earlier than previously established, N. Guineli, et al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 115, 1-9 (2018) See Science Highlight or Read online
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