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The force of the vacuum

November 30, 2018
Scientists from the Theory Department have shown through theoretical calculations and computer simulations that the force between electrons and lattice distortions in an atomically thin two-dimensional superconductor can be controlled with virtual photons. [more]
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Terahertz laser pulses amplify optical phonons in solids

November 14, 2018
Evidence of the amplification of optical phonons in a solid by intense terahertz laser pulses. These light bursts excite atomic vibrations to very large amplitudes, where their response to the driving electric field becomes nonlinear and conventional description fails to predict their behavior. [more]
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Atomic view of nature's amazing molecular machines at work

October 30, 2018
Researchers from the Department of Atomically Resolved Dynamics of the MPSD (Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter) at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science in Hamburg, the University of Toronto in Canada and the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland, have developed a new method to watch biomolecules at work. [more]
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Shedding light on Weyl fermions

October 26, 2018
Researchers from the Theory Department have demonstrated that the long-sought magnetic Weyl semi-metallic state can be induced by ultrafast laser pulses in a three-dimensional class of magnetic materials dubbed pyrochlore iridates. [more]
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High pressure technique yields new insights into light-induced superconductivity

May 07, 2018
MPSD scientists gain new insights into the physical mechanism behind light-induced high-temperature superconductivity in K3C60 by applying high pressure with a diamond anvil cell. [more]
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Electronic dynamical processes in GaAs at attosecond level

April 04, 2018
Scientists from the Department of Physics at ETH Zurich in Switzerland and the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) in Hamburg shed new light on the electronic dynamical processes that occur upon excitation of electrons in gallium arsenide at the attosecond timescale. [more]
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Splicing together a thin film in motion

March 15, 2018
MPSD researcher Dr. Kenneth Beyerlein provides a new approach to imaging thin films on the atomic scale, using an algorithm for image recovery that splices together a sequence of frames in time. The algorithm is showcased in a publication of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) by recovering the response of a Neodymium Nickelate thin film to a disturbance initiated at its interface. [more]
 
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