Condensation can occur at the Dirac points in staggered polariton graphene and the symmetry breaking occurring during the condensate buildup leads to the formation of valley-polarized domains. D. D. Solnyshkov, C. Leblanc, I. Septembre, and G. Malpuech Domain-Wall Topology Induced by Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Polariton Graphene Phys. Rev. Lett. 129, 066802 (2 August 2022)
D. D. Solnyshkov and G. Malpuech from the Institute Pascal University Clermont Auvergne and CNRS show that love might be an example of second-order phase transition. This hypothesis allows to describe both love at first sight and love from liking or friendship. Phys. Lett. A, 445, 128245 (2022) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physleta.2022.128245
Scientists for the first time demonstrated Young’s experiment for photons in the reciprocal space. Spin patterns corresponding to the persistent spin helix and the Stern-Gerlach experiment are realized in an optically anisotropic liquid crystal microcavity. By applying electric voltage across the microcavity, the liquid crystal molecules inside could be rotated in such a way that the light passing through the cavity was forced to change its internal state into right- and left-handed circular polarized components. EurekAlert!
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