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Advances in Astronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 51)
Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39)
Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 63)
Artificial Satellites     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Astrobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Astronomical & Astrophysical Transactions: The Journal of the Eurasian Astronomical Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Astronomical Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Astronomical Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Astronomische Nachrichten     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Astronomy & Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Astronomy and Astrophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 60)
Astronomy and Astrophysics     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
Astronomy and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Astronomy Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Astronomy Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Astronomy Studies Development     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Astroparticle Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Astrophysical Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Astrophysical Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Astrophysical Journal Letters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Astrophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Astrophysics and Space Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Astrophysics and Space Sciences Transactions (ASTRA)     Open Access   (Followers: 56)
Astropolitics: The International Journal of Space Politics & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Chinese Astronomy and Astrophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Colloid Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Comptes Rendus Physique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Computational Astrophysics and Cosmology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
COSPAR Colloquia Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Earth, Moon, and Planets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Earth, Planets and Space     Open Access   (Followers: 74)
EAS Publications Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
EPL Europhysics Letters     Partially Free   (Followers: 8)
Experimental Astronomy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Expert Opinion on Astronomy and Astrophysics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Extreme Life, Biospeology & Astrobiology - International Journal of the Bioflux Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Few-Body Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Foundations of Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Galaxies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Globe, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Gravitation and Cosmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Icarus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 75)
International Journal of Advanced Astronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
International Journal of Astrobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Astronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
International Journal of Satellite Communications Policy and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
ISRN Astronomy and Astrophysics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal for the History of Astronomy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Astrobiology & Outreach     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Astrophysics     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 52)
Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 199)
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Journal of Geophysical Research : Planets     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 179)
Journal of Geophysical Research : Space Physics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 178)
Journal of High Energy Astrophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Kinematics and Physics of Celestial Bodies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
KronoScope     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Macalester Journal of Physics and Astronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Molecular Astrophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society : Letters     Hybrid Journal  
Nature Astronomy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
New Astronomy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
New Astronomy Reviews     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Nonlinear Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
NRIAG Journal of Astronomy and Geophysics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Open Astronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Physics of the Dark Universe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Planetary and Space Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 101)
Planetary Science     Open Access   (Followers: 52)
Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Research & Reviews : Journal of Space Science & Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Revista Mexicana de AstronomĂ­a y AstrofĂ­sica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Science China Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Solar Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Solar System Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Space Science International     Open Access   (Followers: 192)
Space Science Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 97)
Space Weather     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Transport and Aerospace Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Universe     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
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Science China Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.488
Citation Impact (citeScore): 2
Number of Followers: 4  
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ISSN (Print) 1674-7348 - ISSN (Online) 1869-1927
Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2626 journals]
  • Field-tuned magnetic structure and phase diagram of the honeycomb magnet
           YbCl 3
    • Abstract: Abstract We report thermodynamic and neutron diffraction measurements on the magnetic ordering properties of the honeycomb lattice magnet YbCl3. We find YbCl3 exhibits a Néel type long-range magnetic order at the wavevector (0, 0, 0) below TN = 600 mK. This magnetic order is associated with a small sharp peak in heat capacity and most magnetic entropy release occurs above the magnetic ordering temperature. The magnetic moment lies in-plane, parallel to the monoclinic a-axis, whose magnitude mYb = 0.86(3) μB is considerably smaller than the expected fully ordered moment of 2.24 μB for the doublet crystal-field ground state. The magnetic ordering moment gradually increases with increasing magnetic field perpendicular to the ab-plane, reaching a maximum value of 1.6(2) μB at 4 T, before it is completely suppressed above ∼ 9 T. These results indicate the presence of strong quantum fluctuations in YbCl3.
      PubDate: 2020-12-31
  • Grain boundary segregation and relaxation in nano-grained polycrystalline
    • Abstract: Abstract The present study carries out systematic thermodynamics analysis of Grain Boundary (GB) segregation and relaxation in Nano-Grained (NG) polycrystalline alloys. GB segregation and relaxation is an internal process towards thermodynamic equilibrium, which occurs naturally in NG alloys without any applied loads, causes deformation and generates internal stresses. The analysis comprehensively investigates the multiple coupling effects among chemical concentrations and mechanical stresses in GBs and grains. A hybrid approach of eigenstress and eigenstrain is developed herein to solve the multiple coupling problem. The analysis results indicate that the GB stress and grain stress induced by GB segregation and relaxation can be extremely high in NG alloys, reaching the GPa level, which play an important role in the thermal stability of NG alloys, especially via the coupling terms between stress and concentration. The present theoretic analysis proposes a novel criterion of thermal stability for NG alloys, which is determined by the difference in molar free energy between a NG alloy and its reference single crystal with the same nominal chemical composition. If the difference at a temperature is negative or zero, the NG alloy is thermal stable at that temperature, otherwise unstable.
      PubDate: 2020-12-30
  • Current-driven transformations of a skyrmion tube and a bobber in stepped
           nanostructures of chiral magnets
    • Abstract: Abstract Magnetic skyrmion tubes and bobbers are two types of different nanoscale spin configurations that can coexist in nanostructures of chiral magnets. They are then proposed to be utilized as binary bits to build racetrack memory devices. The ability to manipulate the two magnetic objects controllably by current in nanostructures is the prerequisite to realize the device. Here, we demonstrate by numerical simulations that a magnetic bobber and a skyrmion tube can be transformed to each other using spin-polarized current in nanostripes with stepped shape. We also show such stepped nanostructures can be readily applied as the write head for the skyrmion-bobber-based racetrack memory.
      PubDate: 2020-12-30
  • Quantum speedup in adaptive boosting of binary classification
    • Abstract: Abstract In classical machine learning, a set of weak classifiers can be adaptively combined for improving the overall performance, a technique called adaptive boosting (or AdaBoost). However, constructing a combined classifier for a large data set is typically resource consuming. Here we propose a quantum extension of AdaBoost, demonstrating a quantum algorithm that can output the optimal strong classifier with a quadratic speedup in the number of queries of the weak classifiers. Our results also include a generalization of the standard AdaBoost to the cases where the output of each classifier may be probabilistic. We prove that the query complexity of the non-deterministic classifiers is the same as those of deterministic classifiers, which may be of independent interest to the classical machine-learning community. Additionally, once the optimal classifier is determined by our quantum algorithm, no quantum resources are further required. This fact may lead to applications on near term quantum devices.
      PubDate: 2020-12-30
  • The meridional circulation of the Sun: Observations, theory and
           connections with the solar dynamo
    • Abstract: Abstract The meridional circulation of the Sun, which is observed to be poleward at the surface, should have a return flow at some depth. Since large-scale flows like the differential rotation and the meridional circulation are driven by turbulent stresses in the convection zone, these flows are expected to remain confined within this zone. Current observational (based on helioseismology) and theoretical (based on dynamo theory) evidences point towards an equatorward return flow of the meridional circulation at the bottom of the convection zone. Assuming the mean values of various quantities averaged over turbulence to be axisymmetric, we study the large-scale flows in solar-like stars on the basis of a 2D mean field theory. Turbulent stresses in a rotating star can transport angular momentum, setting up a differential rotation. The meridional circulation arises from a slight imbalance between two terms which try to drive it in opposite directions: a thermal wind term (arising out of the higher efficiency of convective heat transport in the polar regions) and a centrifugal term (arising out of the differential rotation). To make these terms comparable, the poles of the Sun should be slightly hotter than the equator. We discuss the important role played by the meridional circulation in the flux transport dynamo model. The poloidal field generated by the Babcock-Leighton process at the surface is advected poleward, whereas the toroidal field produced at the bottom of the convection zone is advected equatorward. The fluctuations in the meridional circulation (with coherence time of about 30–40 yr) help in explaining many aspects of the irregularities in the solar cycle. Finally, we discuss how the Lorentz force of the dynamo-generated magnetic field can cause periodic variations in the large-scale flows with the solar cycle.
      PubDate: 2020-12-30
  • Metamagnetic transitions and anomalous magnetoresistance in EuAg 4 As 2
    • Abstract: Abstract In this work, we systematically studied the magnetic and transport properties of EuAg4As2 single crystals. It was found that the two antiferromagnetic transitions (TN1 = 10 K and TN2=15 K) were driven to lower temperatures by an applied magnetic field. Below TN1, two successive metamagnetic transitions were observed when a magnetic field was applied in the ab plane (H//ab-plane). For both H//ab and H//c, EuAg4As2 showed a positive, unexpectedly large magnetoresistance (up to 202%) in lower magnetic fields below TN1, and a large negative magnetoresistance (up to −78%) at high fields/intermediate temperatures, thus presenting potential applications in magnetic sensors. Finally, the magnetic phase diagrams of EuAg4As2 were constructed for both H//ab and H//c using the resistivity and magnetisation data.
      PubDate: 2020-12-29
  • Acoustic topological adiabatic passage via a level crossing
    • Abstract: Abstract Stimulated adiabatic passage has been extensively studied to achieve robust and selective population transfer in quantum systems. Recently, the quantum-classic analogy has been rapidly developing and can be considered responsible for the implementation of the adiabatic transfer of sound energy in cavity chain systems. In this article, we investigate the adiabatic transfer of sound energy between two topological end states in the Su-Schrieffer-Heeger (SSH) cavity chain, which can be considered to be the acoustic analog of the quantum chirped-pulse excitation. The topological adiabatic passage in SSH cavity chain has two categories. When the single-cavity resonance frequencies on the sublattices A and B in the SSH cavity chain do not switch their spectrum positions, the topologically protected adiabatic evolution results in the returning passage of the sound excited in one end cavity. When a level crossing with single-cavity resonance frequencies on the sublattices A and B exhibits switch in the frequency spectrum, acoustic energy is observed to be topologically pumped between the two end cavities of the SSH chain.
      PubDate: 2020-12-25
  • An erbium-doped lithium niobate micro-cavity laser
    • PubDate: 2020-12-04
  • Intricate evolutions of multiple-period post-buckling patterns in bilayers
    • Abstract: Abstract Surface instability of compliant film/substrate bilayers has raised considerable interests due to its broad applications such as wrinkle-driven surface renewal and antifouling, shape-morphing for camouflaging skins, and micro/nano-scale surface patterning control. However, it is still a challenge to precisely predict and continuously trace secondary bifurcation transitions in the nonlinear post-buckling region. Here, we develop lattice models to precisely capture the nonlinear morphology evolution with multiple mode transitions that occur in the film/substrate systems. Based on our models, we reveal an intricate post-buckling phenomenon involving successive flat-wrinkle-doubling-quadrupling-fold bifurcations. Pre-stretch and pre-compression of the substrate, as well as bilayer modulus ratio, can alter surface morphology of film/substrate bilayers. With high substrate pre-tension, hierarchical wrinkles emerge in the bilayer with a low modulus ratio, while a wrinkle-to-ridge transition occurs with a high modulus ratio. Besides, with moderate substrate pre-compression, the bilayer eventually evolves into a period-tripling mode. Phase diagrams based on neo-Hookean and Arruda-Boyce constitutions are drawn to characterize the influences of different factors and to provide an overall view of ultimate pattern formation. Fundamental understanding and quantitative prediction of the nonlinear morphological transitions of soft bilayer materials hold potential for multifunctional surface regulation.
      PubDate: 2020-12-03
  • One family of 13315 stable periodic orbits of non-hierarchical
           unequal-mass triple systems
    • Abstract: Abstract The three-body problem can be traced back to Newton in 1687, but it is still an open question today. Note that only a few periodic orbits of three-body systems were found in 300 years after Newton mentioned this famous problem. Although triple systems are common in astronomy, practically all observed periodic triple systems are hierarchical (similar to the Sun, Earth and Moon). It has traditionally been believed that non-hierarchical triple systems would be unstable and thus should disintegrate into a stable binary system and a single star, and consequently stable periodic orbits of non-hierarchical triple systems have been expected to be rather scarce. However, we report here one family of 135445 periodic orbits of non-hierarchical triple systems with unequal masses; 13315 among them are stable. Compared with the narrow mass range (only 10−5) in which stable “Figure-eight” periodic orbits of three-body systems exist, our newly found stable periodic orbits have fairly large mass region. We find that many of these numerically found stable non-hierarchical periodic orbits have mass ratios close to those of hierarchical triple systems that have been measured with astronomical observations. This implies that these stable periodic orbits of non-hierarchical triple systems with distinctly unequal masses quite possibly can be observed in practice. Our investigation also suggests that there should exist an infinite number of stable periodic orbits of non-hierarchical triple systems with distinctly unequal masses. Note that our approach has general meaning: in a similar way, every known family of periodic orbits of three-body systems with two or three equal masses can be used as a starting point to generate thousands of new periodic orbits of triple systems with distinctly unequal masses.
      PubDate: 2020-12-03
  • Low-threshold laser from erbium-gain lithium niobate microcavity
    • PubDate: 2020-12-02
  • Contrasting physical properties of the trilayer nickelates Nd 4 Ni 3 O 10
           and Nd 4 Ni 3 O 8
    • Abstract: Abstract We report the crystal structures and physical properties of trilayer nickelates Nd4Ni3O10 and Nd4Ni3O8. Measurements of magnetization and electrical resistivity display contrasting behaviors in the two compounds. Nd4Ni3O10 shows a paramagnetic metallic behavior with a metal-to-metal phase transition (T*) at about 162 K, as revealed by both magnetic susceptibility and resistivity. Further magnetoresistance and Hall coefficient results show a negative magnetoresistance at low temperatures and the carrier type of Nd4Ni3O10 is dominated by hole-type charge carriers. The significant enhancement of Hall coefficient and resistivity below T* suggests that effective charge carrier density decreases when cooling through the transition temperature. In contrast, Nd4Ni3O8 shows an insulating behavior. In addition, this compound shows a paramagnetic behavior with the similar magnetic moment as that of Nd4Ni3O10 derived from the Curie-Weiss fitting. This may suggest that the magnetic moments in both systems are contributed by Nd3+ ions. By applying pressures up to about 49 GPa, the insulating behavior is still present and becomes even stronger under a high pressure. Our results suggest that the different Ni configurations (Ni1+/2+ or Ni2+/3+) and the changes of coordination environment of Ni sites may account for the contrasting behaviors in trilayer nickelates Nd4Ni3O10 and Nd4Ni3O8.
      PubDate: 2020-12-02
  • Microdisk lasers on an erbium-doped lithium-niobite chip
    • Abstract: Abstract Lithium niobate on insulator (LNOI) provides a platform for the fundamental physics investigations and practical applications of integrated photonics. However, as an indispensable building block of integrated photonics, lasers are in short supply. In this paper, erbium-doped LNOI laser in the 1550-nm band was demonstrated in microdisk cavities with high quality factors fabricated in batches by UV exposure, inductively coupled plasma reactive ion etching, and chemomechanical polishing. The threshold and conversion efficiency of the erbium-doped LNOI microdisk laser were measured to be lower than 1 mW and 6.5×10−5%, respectively. This work will benefit the development of integrated photonics based on LNOI.
      PubDate: 2020-12-02
  • Progress in studying entanglement and steering from the macroscopic view
    • PubDate: 2020-11-27
  • Efficient implementation of quantum arithmetic operation circuits
    • PubDate: 2020-11-26
  • A refined trans-Planckian censorship conjecture
    • Abstract: Abstract We propose a refined version of trans-Planckian censorship conjecture (TCC), which could be elaborated from the strong scalar weak gravity conjecture combined with some entropy bounds. In particular, no fine-tuning on the inflation model-building is required in the refined TCC, and it automatically passes the tests from those stringy examples that support the original TCC. Furthermore, our refined TCC could be consistent with hilltop eternal inflation.
      PubDate: 2020-11-26
  • Higher derivative scalar-tensor monomials and their classification
    • Abstract: Abstract We make a full classification of scalar monomials built of the Riemann curvature tensor up to the quadratic order and of the covariant derivatives of the scalar field up to the third order. From the point of view of the effective field theory, the third or even higher order covariant derivatives of the scalar field are of the same importance as the higher curvature terms, and thus should be taken into account. Moreover, the higher curvature terms and the higher order derivatives of the scalar field are complementary to each other, of which novel ghostfree combinations may exist. We make a systematic classification of all the possible monomials, according to the numbers of the Riemann tensor and the higher derivatives of the scalar field in each monomial. A complete basis of monomials at each order is derived, of which the linear combinations may yield novel ghostfree Lagrangians. We also develop diagrammatic representations for the monomials, which may help to simplify the analysis.
      PubDate: 2020-11-24
  • Electrically pumped terahertz laser based on a topological insulator
           quantum dot array
    • Abstract: Abstract The energy level separation between the edge states in topological insulator quantum dots lies in the terahertz (THz) range. Quantum confinement ensures the nonuniformity of the energy level separation near the Dirac point. Based on these features, we propose that a topological insulator quantum dot array can be operated as an electrically pumped continuous-wave THz laser. The proposed device can operate at room temperature, with power exceeding 10 mW and quantum efficiency reaching ∼50%. This study may promote the usage of topological insulator quantum dots as an important source of THz radiation.
      PubDate: 2020-11-23
  • News on the physics potential of the reaction e + e − →
    • PubDate: 2020-11-23
  • A novel approach to probing new physics with neutral Gauge Boson couplings
    • PubDate: 2020-11-23
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