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RIKEN RESEARCH

  1. The search for disorder in order
    - A signature of an exotic state of matter that remains disordered even at very low temperatures has been experimentally identified -

  2. Mind the gap!
    - Scanning tunneling microscopy is used to probe electrons in an unconventional superconductor, and uncovers an unexpected energy gap -

  3. Melting of frozen frustrations
    - Computations reveal how quantum interactions can break a deadlock in magnetic spin ice oxides -

  4. Spins on the edge
    - The edges of thin films could provide an ideal laboratory for studying the behavior of electron spins -

  5. Frustration produces a quantum playground
    - A deeper understanding of quantum fluctuations in ‘frustrated’ layered magnetic crystals could speed the development of devices that probe real-world systems using quantum effects -

  6. Unraveling a quantum phase transition
    - Simulations reveal the details of exotic quantum phase transitions in optically trapped superfluid atoms -

  7. There’s more to Higgs than bosons
    - The observation of novel behavior in a magnetic material suggests a fresh approach to studying fundamental quantum phenomena -

  8. Getting to the heart of frustrated magnetism
    - A detailed mathematical model reveals the elusive origins of the unusual magnetic properties of thin films of solid-state helium -

  9. Unaffected by imperfections
    - Current flowing along the edges of a promising quantum device is insensitive to its magnetic impurities -

  10. Pushing the frontier of state control
    - The ability to use magnetic fields to control a newly identified state of matter could enable more efficient memory devices -

  11. Predicting a chain of order
    - Calculations can now predict when and how spins of electrons and ions arrange in one-dimensional multiferroic materials -

  12. Particles that are their own worst enemies
    - A newly proposed superconducting device could lead to the first observation of particles that are their own antiparticles -

  13. Finding hope in a meltdown
    - Theoretical physicists find evidence of a new state of matter in a simple oxide -

  14. Spin lattices enter a new phase
    - A new ordered phase is predicted for geometrically frustrated spin systems even in the absence of magnetic order -

  15. A tale of two excitations
    - A new theory predicts an unusual excitation spectrum for a chain of ultracold gas atoms -

  16. Quantum force on the edge
    - A standard measurement of resistance, the quantum Hall effect, changes dramatically at the edge of a sample -

  17. Superconductivity: back to basics
    - The origin of superconductivity in iron-based materials can now be studied using a basic theoretical model -

  18. Critical questions
    - Ripples in the structure of graphene could be the key to understanding its unusual characteristics -

  19. A hot connection with spin
    - A particular spin topology in solid-state materials has a strong influence on thermally generated electron transport -

  20. Frustration yields results
    - Theoretical calculations elucidate the origin of unusual electronic behaviors recently observed in geometrically frustrated compounds -

  21. Spins in nickel stand together
    - Theorists extend a simple model to explain ferromagnetism in transition metals -

  22. The indecisive insulator
    - Researchers are applying relativistic quantum theory to explain how graphene could switch from a metal to an insulator -

  23. Electron theory solves heavy problem
    - Unusual properties of lithium vanadate explained -

  24. Electrons on the edge are fractal
    - Understanding a material’s transition from a metallic to an insulating state hinges on the fractal nature of electrons -

  25. It's all in the spin
    - Researchers show subtle fluctuations in electron spins are the origin of magnetism and superconductivity in a common oxide -

  26. Choreography of electrons in one dimension
    - A novel theory successfully describes the different interactions governing electrons in narrow quantum wires -

  27. Flipping spins create unusual quantum phase
    - Mathematical model prompts investigations of solid helium -

  28. Transistor statistics add up
    - Better predictions of electron behavior could reduce the size of computer chips -