In a study published in Nature Physics, researchers reported that the low-valent, quasi-two-dimensional trilayer compound Pr4Ni3O8 avoids a charge-stripe-ordered phase previously reported for La4Ni3O8, leading to a metallic ground state.
In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers explained a local, fluctuating, orbital-degeneracy-lifted state. A phenomenon likely to be widespread amongst diverse classes of partially filled nominally degenerate d-electron systems.
In a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers showed that magnetic field and geometrical confinement can suppress dissipation induced by vortex motion thus radically improve superconducting materials performance.
In a study published in Nature Nanotechnology, researchers demonstrated tailoring of the energy landscape of interacting ‘particles’ using artificial-spin-ices provides a new paradigm for the design of geometric frustration