• Author(s): Hua-Ying Liu, Xiao-Hui Tian, Changsheng Gu, Pengfei Fan, Xin Ni, Ran Yang, Ji-Ning Zhang, Mingzhe Hu, Jian Guo, Xun Cao, Xiaopeng Hu, Gang Zhao, Yan-Qing Lu, Yan-Xiao Gong, Zhenda Xie, and Shi-Ning Zhu A small prototype of a drone-based quantum network has successfully relayed a quantum signal over a kilometer of free space. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 020503] Published Fri Jan 15, 2021
  • Author(s): Rico Berner, Simon Vock, Eckehard Schöll, and Serhiy Yanchuk A master stability approach for a general class of adaptive networks provides a powerful tool to study collective effects by decoupling topological and dynamical properties of the network. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 028301] Published Fri Jan 15, 2021
  • Author(s): N. R. Brodnik, S. Brach, C. M. Long, G. Ravichandran, B. Bourdin, K. T. Faber, and K. Bhattacharya Researchers have designed a metamaterial that is nearly twice as resistant to cracking in one direction versus the other—what they call a fracture diode. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 025503] Published Thu Jan 14, 2021
  • Author(s): Marvin Holten, Luca Bayha, Keerthan Subramanian, Carl Heintze, Philipp M. Preiss, and Selim Jochim A novel, high-resolution fluorescence imaging technique reveals a pattern, known as a Pauli crystal, that can emerge in a cloud of trapped, noninteracting fermions. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 020401] Published Wed Jan 13, 2021
  • Author(s): David B. Stein, Gabriele De Canio, Eric Lauga, Michael J. Shelley, and Raymond E. Goldstein During a fruit-fly egg cell’s early development, its internal fluid begins to swirl in a vortex—a transition caused by the coordinated behavior of elastic filaments in the cell. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 028103] Published Wed Jan 13, 2021
  • Author(s): S. R. Stroberg, J. D. Holt, A. Schwenk, and J. Simonis First-principles calculations predict the properties of nearly 700 isotopes between helium and iron, showing which nuclides can exist and which cannot. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 022501] Published Tue Jan 12, 2021
  • Author(s): D. T. Casey et al. Novel fusion experiments indicate that nonuniformity in the ablator shell thickness hinders implosion performance significantly. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 025002] Published Tue Jan 12, 2021