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Future development of nuclear energy forsees implementation of a closed fuel cycle in the 4th generation nuclear power plants and Accelerated Driven System (ADSsystems), i.e. nuclear reactors driven by highcurrent proton accelerators with energies of about 1 GeV for burnup of longlived isotopes in spent fuel. We report precision measurements of the ^{237}Np fission cross section in the neutron energy range of 0.3500 MeV using the timeofflight spectrometer GNEIS created on the basis of the SC1000 synchrocyclotron at the NRC “Kurchatov Institute” – PNPI. The fission cross section of ^{237}Np was measured relative to that of the reference nucleus ^{235}U. The uncertainty of the obtained ratio was 23%. The results cover both the range of 0.320 MeV (the reactor spectrum), which is important for today's and nearfuture nuclear technologies, and the more challenging area of 20500 MeV, which is critical for the development of advanced ADS technologies.
Figures 1 and 2.^{ 237}Np fission crosssection in comparison with the results of other studies.
Vorobyev A.S., Gagarski A.M., Shcherbakov O.A., Vaishnene L.A., Tiagelskaia A.M., Olkhovich N.M., Barabanov A.L.
The research paper provides the classification of resonant interactions of a coherent field with an anharmonic oscillator using the established analogy with multiphoton interactions of light with atoms. In this context consideration is given to the characteristic nonlinear terms in the Hamiltonian, which change the state of the anharmonic oscillator by means of a certain number of quanta p. The interference interaction, in which the absorption of one quantum of a coherent field leads to a multiquant transition in an anharmonic oscillator due to electrodipole interaction and nonlinearity, manifests itself both as the superposition of resonances of the cascade type and the lambdaV type. Taking into account the nonlinearity of the third and fourth orders, the general formulas are applied to a resonant process of absorption of one photon and twofold excitation of the oscillator. This resonance is a superposition of interference resonances of cascade type (nonlinear term with p=1) and lambda type (nonlinear term with p=3, see Fig.).
The resonant processes of both second harmonic and lowfrequency generation of emission are predicted and described, with its experimental study of nutations allowing us to estimate the parameters of anharmonicity of the considered model. The analogy and effective resonant operators are obtained using algebraic perturbation theory, which differs from the canonical Van Fleck perturbation theory, for example, by requiring the absence of timevarying terms in the effective Hamiltonian in the Dirac picture.
Basharov A.M.
The first experimental results on the polarization of inclusively produced Λhyperons in the 𝐾^{−} and 𝜋^{−}beams with a momentum of 26.5 GeV/𝑐 were obtained at the SPASCHARM facility at the U70 accelerator complex in NRC “Kurchatov institute” – IHEP (Protvino). The polarization of Λhyperons in the 𝜋^{−}beam does not exceed several percent in most of the studied kinematic region, with the exception of the region 𝑝_{𝑇}>1 GeV/𝑐, where the polarization is 23±9%. For 𝐾^{—}mesons incident on nuclear targets, in the region of large values of the Feynman variable 𝑥_{𝐹} and the transverse momentum 𝑝_{𝑇}, a substantially larger positive polarization was observed for the first. In the region 𝑝_{𝑇}>0.3 GeV/𝑐 the average polarization P_{N} = is 23.6 ± 3.6%, which is a 6.5 sigma effect. In the region 𝑝_{𝑇}>1 GeV/𝑐 polarization reaches 66 ±18%. The observed spin effects may have a nonperturbative nature, associated with spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry in QCD with formation of constituent quarks with mass of about 300 MeV and a large negative (0.4) anomalous chromomagnetic moment, which could polarize quarks via the SternGerlach effect in a nonuniform chromomagnetic fields.
Dependence of 𝑃_{𝑁} on the transverse momentum 𝑝_{𝑇} in the reactions 𝜋^{−}𝐴 → Λ𝑋 and 𝐾^{−}𝐴 → Λ𝑋, obtained at an energy of 26.5 GeV at the SPASCHARM experimental facility at the U70 accelerator complex in Protvino.
V.V. Abramov, V.V. Moiseev, I.G. Alekseev, N.A. Bazhanov et al.
A new class of altermagnetic materials has been added to usual ferro and antiferro magnetic classes by extending the concept of spinmomentum locking to the case of weak spinorbit coupling, i.e. to the nonrelativistic groups of magnetic symmetry. For altermagnetics, the small net magnetization is accompanied by alternating spinmomentum locking in the kspace, so the unusual spin splitting is predicted. For example, RuO2 altermagnet consists of two spin sublattices with orthogonal spin directions. In the kspace, the uppolarized subband can be obtained by π/2 rotation of the downpolarized subband, so RuO2 altermagnet is characterized by dwave order parameter. Experimental investigations can be conveniently performed for MnTe altermagnetic candidate, which is characterized by accessible (2–3 T) magnetic field range in contrast to RuO2 altermagnetic. For some altermagnetic candidates, anomalous Hall effect (AHE) has been experimentally demonstrated in a few early experiments, despite of the expected zero nonrelativistic net magnetization. It has been argued theoretically, that the spontaneous nature of the AHE still requires relativistic spinorbit interaction. Thus, inconsistency between the expected zero nonrelativistic net magnetization and ambiguous experimental behavior requires comprehensive magnetization measurements in altermagnetics in wide temperature and magnetic field ranges. Here, we experimentally study magnetization reversal curves for MnTe single crystals, which is the altermagnetic candidate. Below 85 K, we observe the sophisticated angle dependence of magnetization M(α) with beating pattern as the interplay between M (α) maxima and minima in the external magnetic field. This angle dependence is the most striking result of our experiment, while it cannot be expected for standard magnetic systems. We claim that our experiment shows the effect of weak spinorbit coupling in MnTe, with crossover from relativistic to nonrelativistic net magnetization, and, therefore, we experimentally confirm altermagnetism in MnTe.
Crossover from ferromagnetic to antiferromagnetic behavior shown as M(α) curves in different magnetic fields. In low fields (around 0.2 kOe), M(α) shows ferromagneticlike 180◦ periodicity. At high magnetic fields (around 15 kOe), the periodicity is changed to the antiferromagnetic 90◦ one. For the intermediate fields (around 6 kOe), one can see interplay between the maxima and the minima in M(α) curves.
Orlova N.N., Avakyants A.A., Timonina A.V., Kolesnikov N.N., Deviatov E.V.,
The source of small particles that fill our Solar System are the disintegrating nuclei of comets and collisions of bodies in the Asteroid Belt. The release of dust during the destruction of comet nuclei occurs as follows. As a comet approaches the Sun, it usually acquires a characteristic structure: a visible giant tail, a nucleus (usually invisible) that is very small in size compared to the tail, and an atmosphere surrounding the nucleus called the comet’s coma. The coma and the tail are formed as a result of the outflow of material from the comet’s nucleus. In the core, icy layers of frozen gases alternate with dust layers. It is believed that as they are heated by solar radiation, the gases formed as a result of sublimation flow out, carrying dust particles with them. As a result, the comet’s nucleus becomes a source of gas and dust flow moving (following the nucleus) towards the solar wind. Since comet dust interacts with electrons and ions of the surrounding plasma, as well as with solar radiation, the dust becomes charged. As a result, the environment surrounding the comet’s nucleus can be interpreted as a dusty plasma. Dusty plasma processes can, for example, have significant manifestations during the formation of a bow shock wave formed as a result of the interaction of a comet coma with the solar wind. It turns out that it can sometimes be considered as a type of dust ionacoustic shock wave. For a typical comet nucleus and a relatively dense coma, an important role in the formation of the bow shock wave can be played by anomalous dissipation caused by the charging of dust particles. Analogously to the cases of the Moon, satellites of Mars, asteroids, where the nearsurface exosphere includes photoelectrons knocked out from the surface layer of regolith under the influence of UV solar radiation, solar wind plasma, charged particles scattered on the regolith material, secondary charged particles, neutrals, volatile substances contained in regolith and the interiors of bodies, microparticles of regolith, in the case of comets, dusty plasma processes can make a certain contribution to the formation of a gasdust flow. The study of such processes and the determination of conditions (in particular, the distances from the comet to the Sun) under which it is dusty plasma processes that determine the dynamics of dust particles in the vicinity of cometary nuclei are the purposes of the paper. A physical and mathematical model is developed for a selfconsistent description of dusty plasma processes above the cometary nucleus, which takes into account both electrostatic and gas dynamics effects. On the basis of this model, the number densities of photoelectrons and dust particles above the surface of the illuminated part of the comet’s nucleus, the distribution functions of photoelectrons, the altitude dependences of the charges and sizes of dust particles, as well as electric fields are determined. Analysis of the calculation results shows that dusty plasma processes in the physics of comets can have significant manifestations in situations where the comet is sufficiently far from the Sun. For a comet characterized by the parameters close to those of the nucleus of Halley’s comet, dusty plasma in the vicinity of the cometary nucleus is formed due to electrostatic interactions, i.e. similar to the formation of dusty plasmas near other atmosphereless bodies (such as the Moon, satellites of Mars, asteroids), if the distance from the comet to the Sun is not less than ~(2.5  3.5) AU. In this case the electrostatic processes are more intensive than gas dynamics those. If the comet is at closer distances from the Sun, then the dynamics of the dust particles is determined by the gas flow from the comet’s nucleus.
Figure. The main elements characterizing the dusty plasma system in the vicinity of the comet’s nucleus (outflow of material from the comet’s nucleus (I), the nearsurface charged dust particles (II), the photoelectrons (III), photons of solar radiation ($\hbar \omega$), and the solar wind).
S. I. Popel, A. P. Golub’, and L. M. Zelenyi,
The Rabi model is widely used in circuit quantum electrodynamics to describe the interaction between microwave photons and qubits. A superconducting resonator and a qubit can be coupled simultaneously through both capacitance (analogous to the electrodipole interaction) and inductance (analogous to the magnetodipole interaction). In this scenario, two coupling constants arise that are responsible for the interaction, and the general model that describes this situation may be called the anisotropic Rabi model [1]. The Hamiltonian of the anisotropic model has a complex spectrum that is sensitive to small changes in the parameters. This raises an intriguing question: does the Rabi model, including its anisotropic version, exhibit chaotic behavior? The answer to this question is not straightforward, as there is no classical counterpart for the Rabi model to compare it with. To answer this question, we used a unitary transformation to remove the degeneracy of the states and numerically calculated the eigenfunctions and eigenvalues of the anisotropic Rabi Hamiltonian. The complex behavior of the quantum web, which is similar to the Poincaré mapping in classical chaos theory, provides clear evidence for the existence of weak chaos. Furthermore, we have found a correlation between the behavior of the intersections of quantum web trajectories and the localization. This correlation is illustrated in Figs (a) and (b). We also found that the usual transition from Poisson statistics to Wigner statistics with increasing coupling constants does not occur in the anisotropic model. This is because there is a strong diagonal perturbation in the model, and the distances between energy levels are concentrated within a finite interval, as shown in Figure (c). We have demonstrated that the matrix of the anisotropic model belongs to the class of sparse treetype matrices rather than being a representative of orthogonal or unitary ensembles. At the same time, the positions of levels in the density of states resemble the arrangement of "old fence latches" (see Fig. (d)).
[1] A. ParraRodriguez, et al., Quantum Sci. Technol. 3, 024012 (2018).
Yu.E.Lozovik and A.M.Satanin,
Laserinduced forward transfer (LIFT) technology is widely used to create various materials and functional microdevices, including laser printing of photoluminescent nanomaterials for photonic devices. A method for accurately and safely printing upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) on various acceptor substrates is proposed. For high spatial resolution of laser printing, NaYF_{4}:Yb^{3+}Tm^{3+}/NaYF_{4} core/shell nanoparticles with an average size of 30 nm are embedded in a sandwich structure on a donor substrate. The sandwich consists of two layers of gold, 50 mm and 20 nm thick, between which a layer of nanoparticles is placed. In some cases, to improve the adhesion of the gold film, a titanium layer 10 nm thick is additionally applied to the surface of the donor glass. The transfer and printing of UCNPs in the experiments is carried out by focusing nanosecond laser radiation with a wavelength of 1064 nm into a spot with a diameter of ~30 μm and at optimal pulse energy of 8.5–25 μJ. UCNPs fully retained their photoluminescent properties after transfer despite the high temperature ΔT>1000 K and pressure jumps ΔP>150 MPa encountered during the LIFT process. In this way, the proposed approach allows laser printing of UCNPs while maintaining their functional characteristics, which opens new opportunities for the design of photonics devices based on the upconversion effect.
(a) Scheme of upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) placement on the donor substrate; (b) scheme of the experiment on laserinduced forward transfer of gold nanoparticles with UCNPs to the acceptors substrate; (c) comparison of UCNPs normalized photoluminescence spectra excited at 975 nm before and after LIFT; (d) the photo of the “RUS” printed on a coverslip
V. S. Zhigarkov et al.,
Electronpositron annihilation line at 511 keV in the gammaray emission of our Galaxy was discovered half a century ago; however, the origin of positrons producing this line has not been established yet. Despite the annihilation rate in the Galaxy being extremely high, distribution of annihilation emission along the Galaxy does not resemble distribution of emission at other wavelengths. Therefore, positrons should be emitted “quietly”, in the process, which does not produce significant observable byproducts. Additionally, to form a prominent annihilation line, positrons should be born with lowenergy not exceeding several MeV. In this letter, we study the contribution of cosmic rays into the annihilation emission. Cosmic rays are generally associated with highenergy phenomena, such as production of charged and neutral pions. We however consider a process, which is usually overlooked in astrophysics of cosmic rays – production of electronpositron pairs due to electromagnetic interactions of charged particles. This process has significantly lower threshold compared to pion production and produces positrons at low energies. Therefore, much more abundant lowenergy cosmic rays can be involved in the pair production, which compensates for the lower crosssection of the process.
I. Dremin and D. Chernyshov
We compare the superconducting gap structure of underdoped and overdoped iron pnictides NaFe_{1x}Co_{x}As with x ≈ 0.02–0.045 in order to determine its evolution along the doping phase diagram. Using incoherent multiple Andreev reflection effect (IMARE) spectroscopy, we observed multiplegap superconductivity and directly determined three superconducting order parameters D_{L}^{out}, D_{L}^{in}, and D_{S}, as well as their temperature dependences. Due to a number of indirect arguments, we attributed D_{L}^{out} and D_{L}^{in} to one and the same, anisotropic superconducting condensate, being the maximum and the minimum Cooper pair coupling energies in the related bands. The degree of the possible anisotropy A_{L} º 100%•[1  D_{L}^{in}/D_{L}^{out}] remains almost constant with temperature until T_{c}. We detected a significant increase in A_{L} in the underdoped region (up to 42%) as compared to overdoped one (about 22%) with similar critical temperatures T_{c} ≈ 18.5 K. Such increase in the gap anisotropy in the underdoped regime could be caused by an influence of the spin density wave and nematic orders at the superconducting characteristics.
S.Kuzmichev et al.,
Photoionization underlies many fundamental studies and applications related, for example, to the highorder harmonics generation, attosecond and terahertz pulses, and the study of ultrafast electronic dynamics in solids at petahertz frequencies. Ionization and subsequent electronic dynamics induced by ultrashort midinfrared pulses make it possible to study the band structure of semiconductors through the generation of high optical harmonics both in the perturbative regime of moderately intense fields and in the nonperturbative regime of strong fields. The study of such ultrafast processes requires extremely short laser pulses with a stabilized carrierenvelope phase (CEP) with the onecycle or subcycle pulse duration. In this Letter, we experimentally demonstrate the control of CEPsensitive plasma nonlinearity, which causes the generation of new spectral components, in a thin ZnSe film. Ultrafast ionization induced by an intense midIR CEPstable onecycle pulse in a ZnSe film leads to scattering of broadband probing radiation due to the electron plasma density induced refractive index changes. By changing the CEP, it is possible to control the electron density of ZnSe, and therefore its plasma nonlinearity.
Experimental (a) and simulated (b) ultrashort probe pulse spectrum transmitted through the ZnSe film with thickness of about 1 um as function of carrierenvelop phase of pump pulse ionizing this film.
Mean field, or dilute nucleonic gas, approximation remains a basic approach to bulk properties of atomic nuclei. However, there is a strong evidence for presence in nuclei, with the weight of about 20%, of strongly correlated compact multinucleon aggregates with density of 45 times the normal nuclear density, in the ballpark of density of neutron stars. Whether or not nucleons in these shortrange correlated (SRC) states do preserve their identity, or merge into QCD motivated multiquark states, is still an open issue. In both scenarios nucleons enter SRCs with moments above the Fermi momentum of the mean field approximation. At the partonic level, the first evidence for breaking of the dilute gas approximation was discovered in 1983 by EMC collaboration in deep inelastic scattering of muons off nuclei, and ever since then confirmed by NMC and JLAB collaborations. In strong interaction processes SRCs manifest themselves in production of particles beyond the kinematical region accessible in the collisions with nucleons carrying meanfiled Fermi momentum. Regarding the two above options for the internal structure of SRCs, of principal importance are experimental tests of the universality of SRC vs. nuclear mass number. So far these tests were confined to a light quark sector in the breakup of pn pairs in deep inelastic electronnucleus collisions, and to high momentum cumulative pion production in protonnucleus collisions. In this letter, we report the first observation of SRC universality in kaon production on nuclei in the kinematic region of large energymomentum transfers, thereby extending the investigation of the SRC universality to the sector of strange quarks, what is inaccessible with nucleon knockout. If the nucleons in the correlated pairs keep their identity then the properties of the produced particles should be almost the same as those in free space. But if the nucleons lose their identity and form multiquark objects one can expect significant change in the above properties. In the process of kaon production from nuclei with large energymomentum transfer we observed three peculiarities which have no analogues in the collisions with free or meanfield nucleons. First, the enhanced K^{+}/π+ cross section ratios for middle and heavy nuclei. Second striking feature of the K^{−} to π ^{−} cross section ratio is that it stays constant throughout the entire range of changing of the light cone variable α. Third peculiarity related to the interaction of produced kaons with nuclear environment responsible for their absorption during the way out of nucleus. A comparison of the measured and calculated target atomic mass dependencies for the cross sections for K^{+} and K^{} production demonstrate a strong difference between the hadronic Glauber approach and the experiment which indicates an anomalously weak absorption of highmomentum kaons in nuclear matter. It should be emphasized that the analyzed data on the production of strange mesons were obtained in an unexplored kinematic region of significantly larger energymomentum transfers than the data for protons. The results of the performed analysis support the QCD motivated models of SRCs.
Yu. T. Kiselev
In the last decade, quantum key distribution (QKD) systems with an untrusted intermediate node have been actively studied. The corresponding quantum key distribution protocol was called Measurement Device Independent (MDI). In such systems, an intermediate untrusted node does not require protection of the equipment on it, and the eavesdropper sees the entire operation of the equipment, including the results of the operation of photodetectors. In early works, only assumptions were given as to why such a quantum key distribution system ensures the security of distributed keys  without strictly proving the security of the protocol. It was mentioned that the security proof of the MDI protocol is similar to the basic BB84 protocol. For this reason, despite the existing experimental implementations of the MDI quantum key distribution system, questions continue to arise about the physical reasons for the protocol security. Our work provides an analysis of the MDI protocol and shows the physical reasons for the protocol security. They are based on such fundamental properties as the interference of photons from different sources, monogamy of entanglement and nonorthogonality of quantum states. A simple and explicit conclusion is given showing the equivalence of the MDI and BB84 protocols and the physical reasons for the coincidence of expressions for the length of the final key.
S.Kulik and S.Molotkov
We have simulated, for the first time, the process of transforming graphene into diamond under pressure induced by localized mechanical force. This was accomplished using machine learning, to describe the interactions between carbon atoms in detail.
S.Erohin et al.,
CaKFe_{4}As_{4} belongs to a novel 1144 family of ironbased superconductors and therefore is in the focus of research interest. In stoichiometric composition, it becomes superconducting (SC) at T_{c} ≈ 36 K. Using incoherent multiple Andreev reflection effect (IMARE) spectroscopy of planar breakjunctions, we revealed a multiplegap superconductivity of CaKFe_{4}As_{4} with the coexistence of at least two SC condensates developing in different bands below T_{c}: the first, possibly, anisotropic “strong” SC condensate with nodeless large SC gap D_{L}, and the second “weak” SC condensate with a small gap D_{S}. These fundamental energy characteristics of the SC state in CaKFe_{4}As_{4} were directly measured for the first time: the magnitudes D_{i} and its characteristic ratios 2D_{i}/k_{B}T_{c} at T << T_{c}. The SC gap structure and the characteristic ratios 2D_{i}/k_{B}T_{c} for CaKFe_{4}As_{4} appeared similar to those determined by us earlier in the sister CaKFe_{4}As_{4} and Ba(Fe,Ni)_{2}As_{2} compounds, thus pointing at a universal SC pairing mechanism in the 1220type compounds.
T. E. Kuzmicheva, S. A. Kuzmichev and A. S. Medvedev Today, optical clocks demonstrate the systematic frequency uncertainty at $10^{18}$ level and precision reaching $10^{18} \div10^{21}$, what opens up the possibility of studying gravitational redshift on a mm scale. Advances in optical clocks have led to redefinition of most base units in SI through the unit of time (second), and a redefinition of the second itself is scheduled for 2030. One of the requisites on this path is to perform accurate comparisons of time and frequency between different metrological institutions with a measurement error below $5 \times 10^{18}$, which can be accomplished by using a network of stabilised optical fibres or transportable optical clocks. The latter is in demand for intercontinental comparison of optical clocks, for relativistic geodesy, as well as for the spacebased synchronisation (navigation, data transmission). Optical clocks based on thulium atoms are promising for building transportable systems due to the low sensitivity of the clock transition frequency at a wavelength of 1140 nm to the environment. Our group demonstrated earlier a record low clock transition frequency shift from the blackbody radiation [1] as well as low sensitivity to the magnetic field by formation of the synthetic frequency [2]. Beside this, thulium optical clock has convenient optical wavelengths for laser cooling, trapping and clock transition excitation. In this work we present the first experimental results on the synchronous comparison of two thulium optical clocks. We simultaneously excite clock transitions in two systems using a single ultrastable clock laser. This allowed us to exclude the influence of phase noise of the clock laser, including Dick effect, from the measured difference of the synthetic frequencies between two systems and achieve instability of $10^{16}$ after 500 s. We also demonstrate that the frequency difference between two clock transition in a single system can reach low $10^{17}$ level.
[1] Nat Commun 10, 1724 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467019097069
Figure 1. Allan deviation of the frequency difference of two thulium optical clocks for synchronous comparison. The red triangles indicate the synthetic frequency comparison while orange circles and blue squares – individual clock transitions comparison ($\nu _{32}$ and $\nu _{43}$) between the two systems. The green and purple dots demonstrate the Allan deviation of the differential frequency in each of the two setups.
A.Golovizin et al.
The method of ultrafast electron diffraction (UED) makes it possible to detect laserinduced structural dynamics in matter with high spatiotemporal resolution [1]. It turned out to be convenient to use a thin gold film as a photocathode (Fig. 1), while the process of photoelectron emission itself can be induced by femtosecond (fs) radiation with ħw @ 4.65÷4.75 eV [2, 3]. For the linear photoelectric effect, this contradicts the reference data on the work function (W_{Au} @ 5.1÷5.3 eV) [4, 5]. In our model (it is taken into account that during the manufacture of a bimetallic Au/Cr cathode the chromium layer is covered with an oxide film), an exclusively thin layer of Cr “works”, and the role of Au, as an inert layer, is reduced to maintaining the unchanged structure of the “sandwich” itself (Cr – oxide layer – Au). Electrons from the Fermi level in chromium tunnel into the bulk of gold (here it is important to take into account the possibility of “quick switching on” of the conductivity of the oxide layer under the action of fs laser pulses). They “ballistically” spread over the entire thickness of the gold film, where they are then supplied with the energy required for photoelectron emission. As a result, good agreement with experiment was obtained.
Fig. 1. Electron bunches after the photocathode (III harmonic fs Ti:Sa laser) are accelerated in an electric field and focused by a magnetic lens. The sample is excited by the II harmonic of the same Ti:Sa laser. The diffraction pattern is recorded at different times.
S.A. Aseyev, B.N. Mironov, D.G. Poydashev, A.A. Ischenko, E.A. Ryabov
Cosmic rays with energies above $10^{19}$eV, observed in 1999  2004 by the High Resolution Fly's Eye (HiRes) experiment in the stereoscopic mode [1], were found to correlate with directions to distant BL Lac type objects (BL Lacs, which constitute a subclass of blazars, active galactic nuclei with jets pointing to the observer), suggesting nonstandard neutral particles travelling for cosmological distances without attenuation. This effect could not be tested by newer experiments because of their inferior angular resolution. The distribution in the sky of BL Lacs associated with cosmic rays was found to deviate from isotropy, which might give a clue to the interpretation of the observed anomaly. However, previous studies made use of a sample of BL Lacs which was anisotropic by itself, thus complicating these interpretations. Here, we use a recently compiled isotropic complete sample of BL Lacs and the same HiRes data to confirm the presence of correlations and to strengthen the case for the local largescale structure pattern in the distribution of the correlated events in the sky (see the picture, where red boxes  sample used in [2], $\theta = 0.8^{\circ}$, blue stars  isotropic sample, $\theta = 1.3^{\circ}$, shading represents the weighted density of galaxies [3]).
[1] HiRes collaboration, Astrophys. J. 610:L73 (2004)
Taming spinwaves at the edge of the Brillouin zone with femtosecond flashes of light
A.Zvezdin, R.Dubrovin, A.Kimel Transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers have recently drawn an attention of researchers due to their unusual properties and potential for applications in nanoelectronics. These are an atomically thin materials with general formula MX_2, where M is a transition metal atom like Molybdenum or Niobium etc., and X is a chalcogen atom like Sulfur of Selenium. It's crystalline structure lacks inversion symmetry which opens the possibility for intrinsic spinorbit coupling. Due to this fact these systems have complicated band structure with few spinsplitted Fermi contours like depicted on figure.
One of the intriguing phenomena in these materials is superconductivity which was observed in NbSe_2, gated MoS_2 and others. The precise physical picture of superconducting state is still under debate in the scientific community. The aim of this letter is to shed the light on some collective properties of such a system and how they are related to the pairing between electrons. The effective lowenergy action for fluctuations of the phase of the order parameter was derived, and collective subgap excitations in the system were analyzed. It was shown that for nearly equal singlet and triplet coupling constants, there is a special collective mode of Leggett type, which is gapped and becomes softer if parallel magnetic field to the system is applied. These results open the possibility to identify this collective mode on experiment and shed the light on the relevant pairing mechanism.
A.G.Semenov
This work proposes a method for constructing a relative atomic gravimeter based on the use of an atomic fountain on ultracold atoms. The method is based on measuring the shift of the Ramsey spectrum line in an atomic fountain in a gravitational field. For a fountaintype microwave frequency standard on Cs atoms, the accuracy of the gravitational field measurement is $\delta g=2\times10^{6}g/\sqrt{\tau_a}$. With integration time $\tau_a=10000 s$, the achievable accuracy is $\delta g\approx2\times10^{8}\approx20\,\mu$Gal.
Schematic of an atomic fountain gravimeter using a microwave clock transition. The time of flight of atoms through a microwave gravimeter T depends on the acceleration of gravity g. This leads to a shift in the frequency corresponding to Ramsey resonances at frequencies other than the exact resonance when the acceleration of gravity changes.
A.Afanasiev et al.,
For a magnetooptical trap (MOT) formed near an atom chip using 87Rb atoms we have investigated various loading modes: loading from thermal atomic vapors and from a lowvelocity atomic beam. The possibility of controlling MOT loading by spatial control of the atomic beam was demonstrated using an atomic beam,. This enables to increase the speed of loading atoms into MOT while maintaining an ultrahigh vacuum in the area of the atomic chip. Under optimal loading conditions, the maximum number of atoms in MOT was 4.9 × 10^{7}, whereas the lifetime of atoms in MOT was 4.1 s.
Measured time dependence of the number of atoms in MOT near the atom chip. (a): Black curve (1) corresponds to the loading of atoms from thermal vapor; green curve (2) –loading from a lowvelocity atomic beam whose position relative to the center of the atomic chip is shown on the panel (c); blue curve (3)  loading of atoms from a lowvelocity atomic beam
P.I.Skakunenko et al.,
The cumulative process is particle production in a kinematical region forbidden for reactions with free nucleons. The SPIN set up provides a detailed study of charged particles emitted with high transverse momentum ( p_{T} > 1 GeV/c) from nuclear targets irradiated with protons from the U70 accelerator of the Institute for High Energy Physics. The working kinematic region of the SPIN experiment makes it possible to study the cumulative particle production caused by hard interactions with dense multiquark (multinucleon) configurations inside nuclear matter. Crosssections for the antiproton production as a function of momentum are presented in the left figure for four targets, C, Al, Cu and W. The upper horizontal axis shows the X_{2 }values (“Stavinsky variable” [1]), which corresponds to the minimum target mass required to produce antiprotons at an angle of 40^{0}. The curves in the left figure are calculations in accordance with the parameterization [2], in which the dependence of the cross sections on the nuclear mass (A) is represented by ~$A^{(2.4+X_2)/3}$. Close to universal for all targets X_{2}dependence is an evidence for formation of antiprotons in interactions with multinucleon (multiquark) configurations inside a nucleus.
At first glance, the ratio between the yields of antiprotons and $\pi $ mesons looks the same for different nuclei. However, if to devide ($\bf \vec p / \bf \pi^$) values measured for the heavier nucleus by for carbon target (as it is done in the right figure) one can see that the double ratio does systematically exceed unity, which may indicate certain impact of FSI. The double ratio constructed using the proton and $\pi $spectra from tungsten and carbon samples shows a much stronger influence of secondary processes on the inclusive spectra of proton.
[1] V. S. Stavinskii, JINR Rapid Comm. 18, 5 (1986)
N.N. Antonov et al.,
Profiles of pressure in many tokamaks adhere to the wellestablished model of canonical profiles proposed by Coppi and developed by Razumova, Dnestrovskii, and others. To predict parameters of future tokamaks, the pressure should be presented as a product of density and temperature. We averaged 162 profiles and observed that the radial profile of electron temperature depends on the radial profile of electron density according to the simple formula T_{e}(ρ) =const n_{e}(ρ)^{1.65}. The analytical model of a density attractor, also known as Turbulent EquiPartition (TEP), assumes that plasma is frozenin in poloidal magnetic field. The resulting density profile depends on the specific poloidal magnetic volume, n_{e}(ρ)v(ρ)=const. The TEP model and the mechanism of particle pinch were previously confirmed in large aspect ratio tokamaks TCV and JET. Here, we examined the density profiles in a spherical tokamak in hot ion mode and identified the best fit as n_{e}(ρ)v(ρ)^{1.06}=const. The proposed model of neocanonical profiles predicts electron temperature and density profiles in assumption of a known magnetic configuration. It remains unclear which part of neocanonical profiles is more rigid  pressure, density, or temperature  or it depends on a tokamak operating regime. The future will reveal whether this model can be extrapolated to ignition parameters or not.
(a) Dependence of local electron density normalized on average density on specific poloidal volume (b) Dependence of local electron temperature on local electron density normalized on average temperature and density. The region of turbulent transport is selected by green.
G.S. Kurskiev, V.V. Yankov, V.K. Gusev, N.S. Zhiltsov, E.O. Kiselev, A.K. Kryzhanovskii, V.B. Minaev, I.V. Miroshnikov, Yu.V. Petrov, N.V. Sakharov,
We consider the evolution of an initially planar monolayer of charged microparticles (plasma crystal) equilibrated in both horizontal (in the plane of the monolayer) and vertical parabolic confinements.We use the molecular dynamics simulations to study the bucklinglike instability of such a system (using as an example the Yukawa type of interactions between the microparticles) at weakening of the vertical confinement. In particular, it is shown that the radial inhomogeneity of the plasma crystal leads to a qualitatively different character of the layering compared with homogeneous systems: the layering starts in the center of the crystal (where the interparticle distance is less than at periphery) and propagates with weakening of the vertical confinement as a layering wave that moves to the periphery. This effect explains remarkably well the behavior of plasma crystals observed in recent experiments with quasi 2D complex plasmas.
Layering of a planar plasma crystal at weakening of the vertical parabolic confinement. The distribution of particles over the height is shown as a function of on the parameter P characterizing the strength of the confinement. For small values P the system is a monolayer with a hexagonal symmetry (fragment is shown in panel (a)). When the parameter P is increased, the system spontaneously splits into two layers with a shifted square lattice (see, panel (b)). The color of the microparticles is determined by the height: the red particles are located above, and the blue ones are below. A further increase of P leads to a structural transition, i.e. the square lattice is transformed into a hexagonal one for each layer and they are shifted relative to each other (see, panel (c)). The subsequent increase of P leads to the formation of a third layer with the fcc type of symmetry (see, panel(d)), and the lattice transforms into an hcp lattice with hexagonal symmetry of all three layers (the case is shown in panel (e)) then.
B.A. Klumov
One possible evidence for CPviolation beyond the Standard Model would be a discovery of nonvanishing Electric Dipole Moments (EDM) of elementary particles. To search for the EDM of charged particles one can store them in a circular accelerator and observe the EDM effect on the beam polarization. The necessary condition for a buildup of the observable EDMeffect is a coherent spin motion. Possible sources of spin decoherence include spin chromaticity, orbit lengthening and spin resonances. In this regard of special interest are novel features of the socalled “frozen spin” storage rings with electrostatic and hybrid E+B bending. The first step to increase the Spin Coherence Time (SCT) is to turn on a radiofrequency cavity. The next step is to manipulate equilibrium energy levels associated with betatron orbit lengthening and nonlinear momentum compaction factor, as suggested by a solution of nonlinear equations of longitudinal motion. We demonstrated that the effective equilibrium energy is a scalar characteristic of the spin motion of a beam with a distribution in a 6D phase space. It has to be the same for all particles in the beam to achieve a high SCT. Spin resonances act as another source of spindecoherence. Their impact needs to be taken care of especially for the proton beam in the entire energy range of the machine.
Melnikov A.A., Senichev Yu.V., Aksentyev A.E., Kolokolchikov S.D.
Recently, nitrogendoped lutetium hydride was found to be a nearambient superconductor with a $T_c=294$K at a pressure of only 10 kbar. In this paper, within DFT+U, we investigate the electronic structure of both parent lutetium hydride LuH$_{\boldsymbol{3}}$ and the nitrogen doped lutetium hydride LuH$_{\boldsymbol{2.75}}$N$_{\boldsymbol{0.25}}$. It is shown that with nitrogen doping, the N2p states enter the Fermi level in large quantities and bring together a significant contribution from the H1s states. The presence of N2p and H1s states at the Fermi level in a doped compound might facilitate the emergence of superconductivity. For instance, nitrogen doping almost doubles the value of DOS at the Fermi level for LuH$_{2.75}$N$_{0.25}$. A simple BCS analysis shows that for the nitrogen doped LuH$_{2.75}$N$_{0.25}$ compound, $T_c$ value might be more than 100 K and may even increase with further hole doping.
(Left) Crystal structure of LuH2.75N0.25 with two types of H atom surroundings. (Right) The bands projected on Wannier function with linewidth showing contributions of H1s octahedral and N2p states
N. S.Pavlov, I.R. Shein, K. S.Pervakov, V.M.Pudalov, I.A.Nekrasov
JETP Letters 118, issue 9 (2023)
The interest to the charge imbalance phenomena [1,2] has grown recently in connection with planar nanosystem investigations since nonequilibrium quasiparticles appear in mesoscopic superconducting (S) structures due to narrowings, interfaces with submicron normal metal parts (N) etc., even at T<<Tc [3]. We have investigated the quasiparticle transport in planar submicron superconductor/normal metal (S/N) structures with SNS Josephson junctions (NbCuNb, NbAuNb) and normal metal (Cu, Au) Ninjectors. A nonlocal supercurrent was observed in Josephson junctions, when nonequilibrium quasiparticles were injected from a normalmetal electrode into one of the superconducting banks of the Josephson junction in the absence of a net transport current through the junction. The occurrence of the nonlocal supercurrent in the junction is related to the need to compensate the quasiparticle flow in it. The chargeimbalance relaxation length in niobium was determined experimentally by using the nonlocal measurement scheme proposed in [3]. Along with aluminum, niobium is the most widely used superconductor for fabrication of superconducting electronic nanodevices, detectors, bolometers.
[1] A. Schmid and G. Schön, J. Low Temp. Phys. 20, 207 (1975).
I.S. Lakunov, S.V. Egorov, E.D. Mukhanova, I.E. Batov, T.E. Golikova, V.V. Ryazanov
Cavity polaritons originate from the strong coupling of excitons and light. When excited resonantly, they form macroscopically coherent states. Nonlinear interaction of polaritons involves optical multistability which manifests itself in sharp switches between alternative coherent states in response to varying excitation parameters. As a result, the intensity and polarization of the emitted light can be controlled on a very short (subnanosecond) timescale. Owing to the Zeeman effect in a magnetic field, the polariton system has two branches of optical response that are characterized by opposite circular polarizations. Here, a new mechanism of polarization reversal is predicted, according to which the current state undergoes a transition to dynamical chaos and then the alternative spin state is established spontaneously. Such spin switches, which are mediated by a chaotic stage, proceed in both ways in the vicinity of the same critical point. As a result, the sign of the circularpolarization degree of the emitted light can be directly controlled by the intensity of optical pump. The figure illustrates the switches between oppositespin states under the conditions of a slow increase or decrease of the pump intensity as well as the chaotic dynamics of polarization at the intermediate stage; dashed lines are dynamically unstable solutions
Gavrilov S., Ipatov N., Kulakovskii V.
Creation of nuclear clock is one of the most topical subjects in contemporary physics. Many papers on the topic regularly appear in Phys. Rev. Lett. and Phys. Rev. A, C. The main problem is to measure the isomer energy with a sufficiently small uncertainty within the isomer linewidth, which goes down ultimately to 10^{19} eV. Resonance laser excitation presents such a way. However, in spite of hard work all the past decade through, the task seems to be as far from success as in the beginning. Because of a very narrow linewidth, scanning the interval needs too much time. As a result, many scientists get disappointed with such results and doubt in future success. This paper proposes a simple method to reduce the isomer energy uncertainty. This method is a consequence and at the same time a clear illustration of the Warsaw effect of mixing the ground and isomeric levels of the nucleus via interaction with the electron shell [1]. Proposed by Wigner, this mixing mechanism has not yet been confirmed experimentally. In our case, the usual photoelectric effect leads to the emission of electrons, whose spectrum forms not one line from each shell, but two. Moreover, the distance between each two lines is exactly equal to the energy of the isomer. [1] F.F. Karpeshin, S. Wycech, I.M. Band, M.B. Trzhaskovskaya, M. Pfuetzner and J. Zylicz, Rates of transitions between the hyperfinesplitting components of the groundstate and the 3.5 eV isomer in ^{229}Th^{89+}. Phys. Rev. C 57, 3085 (1998).
F.F. Karpeshin
Channeling of charged particles by bent crystals has been successfully used to manipulate beams at high and ultrahighenergy accelerators, but in the energy region below 1 GeV crystals are practically not used, although this area is important for applied research, including medical research.
Figure. Experiment scheme and result.
[1] https://www.pnpi.nrcki.ru/en/facilities/fmcyclotronsc1000
D.A.Amerkanov, L.A.Vaishnene, Yu.A.Gavrikov, B.L.Gorshkov, A.S.Denisov, E.M.Ivanov, P.Yu.Ivanova, Yu.M.Ivanov, M.A.Koznov, V.I.Murzin, L.A.Shchipunov Among the 122 family of ironbased superconductors, BaFe_{2x}Ni_{x}As_{2} pnictides are relatively understudied so far. Due to a lack of direct probes, an interplay between multipleband effects, magnetism, and superconductivity remain ambiguous. In the stoichiometric state, BaFe_{2}As_{2} shows long antiferromagnetic order with a spin density wave below T_{m} ≈ 138 K. With electron (Fe,Ni) substitution, spin density wave is gradually suppressed, and a superconductivity emerges. In the optimally doped composition BaFe_{0.9}Ni_{0.1}As_{2}, the temperature of the superconducting transition reaches a maximum T_{c} ≈ 22 K. Despite both, underdoped (UD) and overdoped (OVD) compositions have similar T_{c} = 0–22 K range, there is a fundamental difference between these two parts of the doping phase diagram: a coexistence between spin density wave and superconductivity takes place in the UD region, being fully absent in the OVD region. Here, using incoherent multiple Andreev reflection effect spectroscopy, we present local and direct study of the superconducting order parameter of UD BaFe_{0.92}Ni_{0.08}As_{2} and OVD BaFe_{0.88}Ni_{0.12}As_{2} compounds with similar T_{c} ≈ 18 K. We compare the determined superconducting gap structure, and discuss possible influence of the spin density wave to the superconducting properties.
T.E. Kuzmicheva, S.A. Kuzmichev, K.S. Pervakov, V.A. Vlasenko
In the paper "Life, the Universe, and everything42 fundamental questions" Roland Allen and Suzy Lidstr\"om presented personal selection of the fundamental questions. Based on the condensed matter experience, we suggest the answers to some questions concerning the vacuum energy, black hole entropy and the origin of gravity. In condensed matter we know both the manybody phenomena emerging on the macroscopic level and the microscopic (atomic) physics, which generates this emergence. It appears that the same macroscopic phenomenon may be generated by essentially different microscopic backgrounds. This points to various possible directions in study of the deep quantum vacuum of our Universe.
G.E. Volovik
A strong suppression of tunneling between graphene sheets in a magnetic field was found due to the appearance of a correlation Coulomb gap in the tunneling density of states. The origin of this phenomenon lies in a radical change in the tunneling transport of charge carriers in a strong magnetic field  there is a transition from effective resonant tunneling to the mode of strong blocking of this process. In the absence of a magnetic field, the electrons in each of the graphene layers weakly interact with each other and can tunnel into the adjacent graphene layer almost unhindered. In a magnetic field, due to the appearance of a strong correlation electronelectron Coulomb interaction inside the layers, for interlayer tunneling it is necessary to expend additional energy for the extraction of an electron from a correlated state in one layer and its injection into another. The total energy costs of these processes are determined by the Coulomb interaction inside the graphene layers and set the value of the resulting energy gap ∆. The value of the correlation Coulomb gap ∆ measured by us in graphene structures significantly exceeded those obtained in GaAs/AlAs systems, which is probably due to the large scale of cyclotron energies in graphene compared to GaAs, as well as the possible influence of interlayer Coulomb interaction.
Fig.a An optical micrograph of the sample, the top and bottom graphene monolayers are circled in red and blue dashed lines, respectively, and also shows the BN2 tunnel barrier and the BN3 gate dielectric. The inset shows the sequence of heterostructure layers and the measurement scheme. Fig.b A sharp peak (red line) on the dependence of the interlayer conductivity on the voltage V_{b} as a result of effective resonant tunneling, and a dip (marked as ∆ on the blue line) near V_{b}=0 as a manifestation of the Coulomb correlation gap. The inset shows the Landau levels on Dirac cones of graphene layers and possible tunneling transitions between them with conservation of energy and momentum.
Yu.N.Khanin, E.E.Vdovin, S.V.Morozov, K.S.Novoselov
Quantum interferometry is a rapidly growing area of research. A promising opportunity for a technological breakthrough in this direction is associated with the discovery of 2D topological insulators, which are materials insulating in the bulk, but exhibiting conducting onedimensional helical edge states (HES) at the boundaries. Such HES are robust to dephasing by conventional nonmagnetic thermal bath and hence are ideal candidates for building blocks of quantum sytems based on interference effects.
1. H. Maier, J. Ziegler, R. Fischer, D. Kozlov, Z. D.Kvon, N. Mikhailov, S. A. Dvoretsky, and D. Weiss, Nat. Commun. 8, 2023 (2017).
R. A. Niyazov, D. N. Aristov, V.Yu. Kachorovskii It is shown that the effects of pd covalent mixing of the spinorbital electron states of divalent manganese and tellurium ions in triple layers TeMnTe in the van der Waals material MnBi_{2}Te_{4} can lead to the formation of nontrivial topology of the energy structure in the presence of longrange magnetic order. To realize this effect, the combined influence of the crystal field and spinorbit interaction should lead to such a hierarchy of Kramers doublets of the splitted 3d^{5} electron configuration of Mn^{2+} ions that the states with L_{z}=2, s_{z}= 1/2 and L_{z}=2, s_{z}=1/2 correspond to the halffilled spinorbit doublet. As in the BHZ model, the states with maximum values of the total orbital moment correspond to the upper spinorbit doublets, which are formed from 5p^{6} electron configurations of Te ions. It is supposed that the intraatomic Coulomb repulsion of electrons in manganese ions is strong. In this case, due to the kinematic interaction of Hubbard fermions, the ferromagnetic state is established in the layer of manganese ions and causes the splitting of spin subbands. This allows realization of conditions when there is energy overlap of the upper subband of Hubbard fermions with p subbands of fermions. Under these conditions Chern number gets the value +1 corresponding to the nontrivial topology.
Fermi excitation spectrum for two phases: a) unsaturated ferromagnetic phase (lines with different colors correspond to the spinsplitted energy branches); b) paramagnetic phase with the energy branches which are degenerated with respect to the spin projection. For ferromagnetic phase the Chern number Q = 1 (the topology of the energy structure is nontrivial) and Q = 0 for paramagnetic state (the topology is trivial). In the paramagnetic phase the overlap of the bands disappears, and the topology of the energy structure becomes trivial. These factors establish the relationship between the ferromagnetic ordering of magnetic moments of manganese ions in the layer with the topology of the TeMnTe energy structure. It should be emphasized that, in accordance with the character of the spin orbitals of manganese ions the magnetic moments of these ions in the ordered phase are oriented perpendicular to the layers. In this case the anisotropy is strong, that leads to Isinglike behavior of the magnetic layer of manganese ions. At the same time, the fermion hoppings between such layers lead to the realization of the antiferromagnetic bond between magnetic moments from different layers, according to the Anderson mechanism.
V.V. Val’kov, A.O. Zlotnikov, A. Gamov
The tunneling approach to the de Sitter stage of the expanding Universe demonstrates the existence of two different thermal processes. The first one is related to the cosmological horizon, and it gives the conventional GibbonsHawking temperature $T_{\rm GH}=H/2\pi$, where $H$ is the Hubble parameter.
G.E.Volovik Resonant scattering of electromagnetic waves by mesoscale dielectric spherical particles with Mie size parameter in order of 10 is a relative new phenomenon in mesotronics [1]. It has been discovered recently that such weakly dissipating dielectric (from low index [2] to moderate and high index [3]) homogeneous spheres support high order Fano resonances yield magnetic fieldintensity enhancement factors on the order of 10^{5}–10^{7}. In all known works, the Mie size parameter, i.e. external diameter, was chosen from the resonance condition. We show that yet one more novel phenomenon of increasing the intensity of the magnetic field without changing the Mie size parameter of the nonresonant sphere by introducing an air cavity. In this paper, for the first time, we consider scattering by the mesoscale dielectric cenosphere (from two Greek words “kenos”  hollow and “sphaira”  sphere) and highorder Mie resonances, when the external particle size is not determined from the resonance condition. We show that the maximal field’s intensity enhancement can be controlled by introducing the air cavity into the nonresonant homogeneous sphere and by changing the wall thickness of the cenosphere. It has been show that it is possible to control the interaction between bright and dark modes in a cenosphere by adjusting the air cavity radius. As a result, the intensity of the magnetic and electric field enhancement increase. The results highlight the great potential of the cenosphere to generate the giant magnetic fields intensity in an initially nonresonant dielectric mesoscale sphere.
Figure 1. Magnetic field intensity enhancement distribution for a hollow spherical particle with the Mie size parameter of q=39.75 (8 um diameter), refractive index of n=1.5 in linear (left) and log (right) scale. References
O.V.Minin, S. Zhou, I.V.Minin
Neutrinos have emerged as a captivating subject within modern physics, stimulating considerable interest and investigation. While the Standard Model initially regarded neutrinos as massless particles, recent experimental observations of neutrino oscillations have provided compelling evidence for their possession of mass. To determine the mass of neutrinos in a modelindependent manner, researchers have turned to experiments focused on the analysis of nuclear beta decay and electron capture processes. Presently, the most stringent direct upper limit on the mass of the electron antineutrino stands at approximately 0.8 eV [1], while the most stringent limit on the mass of the electron neutrino is approximately 225 eV [2].
I.Savelyev, M.Kaygorodov, Yu.Kozhedub, i.Tupitsyn, V.Shabaev Rareearth orthochromites RCrO_{3} (R = Y, La – Lu) with distorted perovskite structure are characterized by a high Néel temperature, magnetoelectric effect, and significant magnetocaloric effect at low temperatures. These compounds may be used in magnetic cooling devices, as solidstate fuel cells, thermistors with negative temperature coefficient of electrical resistance, as well as in photovoltaics. The main intrigue associated with the magnetoelectric effect is that electric polarization cannot arise in the centrosymmetric structure of RCrO_{3}. Currently, there is an active discussion in the scientific literature about the causes of the magnetoelectric effect in these compounds. In the present work, a highresolution spectroscopic study of ErCrO_{3} was carried out on crystals grown by advanced technology at the Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In addition to the already known phase transitions (antiferromagnetic ordering at T_{N} = 133 K and Morintype spinreorientation transition at T_{SR} = 10 K), we observed a welldefined anomaly in the temperature dependence of the exchange splitting of erbium spectral lines in ErCrO_{3}, indicating, possibly, a new phase transition. A detailed examination of the line shape at low temperatures indicates the presence of additional positions for Er^{3+} ions in ErCrO_{3}. Presumably, these are positions near uncontrolled impurities entering the crystal during its solutionmelt growth and forming regions with distorted structure responsible for the appearance of polarization.
A.Jablunovskis, E.Chukalina, LiHua Yin, M.Popova
Jet quenching in miniquarkgluon plasma: Medium modification factor $I_{pA}$ for photontagged jets
Heavy ion collision experiments at RHIC and the LHC led to the discovery of the Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP) formation in $AA$ collisions.
Fig.1 A cartoon of the typical $pA$ collision with $\gamma$+jet production: side view of the initial state (left) and beam view of the final state (right)
[1] S. Acharya et al. [ALICE Collaboration], Phys.Rev. C102, 044908 (2020) [arXiv:2005.14637].
B.G. Zakharov The laboratory strategy of searching for axionlike particles (ALPs) implies their production and detection using large electromagnetic fields, and usually called LightShiningthroughWall (LSW) experiments. One of the options of EM fields are applicable to LSW is the radio range setup. It consists of two cavities separated by a nontransparent wall. ALPs are produced in the first cavity by interaction of electromagnetic field components. Generated ALPs can pass through the wall and convert back to photons in the detection cavity. In addition, several proposals with LSW radio cavities appeared in the literature, including superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities. We compare different LSW setups, including normal conducting and superconducting cavities. Another aspect of our analysis is geometry of the setup, which can be adjusted in order to achieve higher sensitivity to ALPs parameters. We also take into account the technical difficulties of each scheme.
Figure. The sensitivity of normal conducting setup (top panels) and superconducting setup (bottom panels) for coaxial and parallel cavity locations. Left panels: the dependence on the cavities radiustolength ratio R/L for the fixed volume. Right panels: expected reach as a function of ALPs mass at optimal R/L ratio.
D. Salnikov, P. Satunin, M. Fitkevich, D. V. Kirpichnikov
The electron shell of the daughter atom often appears excited in the double βdecay, which causes a change in the energy taken away by βelectrons. The average value and variance of the excitation energy of the electron shell of the daughter atom are calculated for the double βdecay of germanium in both the ThomasFermi model and the relativistic DiracHartreeFock theory. With a probability lower than one, the parentatom electron shell evolves into the daughterion electron shell in the ground state. The GRASP2018 software program, which implements the relativistic DiracHartreeFock approach, is used for constructing the wave functions of the electrons of the germanium atom and the selenium ion to find the corresponding overlap amplitude $K_z = \langle Ge \mid Se III \rangle$, GRASP2018based calculations yield a value of $K_Z = 0.575$ A twoparametric model of the energy spectrum of βelectrons in the neutrinoless mode is built using the estimates obtained. Figure 1 shows the probability distribution function $$F(T)=K_Z^2+(1K_Z^2)\int_T^Qw(1T'/Q)dT'/Q,$$ which determines the probability of βelectrons to have an energy that differs from the reaction energy, $Q$ , by no more than $Q  T > 0$ . Here, $ w(x)$ is the probability density of the excitation energy of the electron shell, measured in units of $Q$, and $T = Q(1x)$. The function is assumed to be a binomial probability density function with free parameters set by the mean and variance of the electronshell excitation energy. The shift in total energy of βelectrons is found to be under 50 eV at a 90% confidence level. The average excitation energy, on the other hand, is an order of magnitude greater at $300 \div 400$ , while the variance is $ \approx (2900 eV)^2$ , which we explain by the dominant contribution of corelevel electrons to the energy characteristics of the process. Still, the probability is nearly saturated by electron excitations with a small amount of released energy, which are common at the outer atomic levels. Distortion of the peak shape of the doubleβ decay must be taken into account when analyzing data from detectors with a resolution of $\approx 100 eV $ or higher.
Fig.1: The probability distribution function of the energy of βelectrons. Lines 1 and 2 correspond to the average excitation energy of the electron shell of 300 and 400 eV, respectively, and the variance $D=(2870 eV)^2$ The numerical values stand for the double βdecay of germanium, with $ Q= 2039.061(7) keV $ representing the reaction energy.
M.I. Krivoruchenko, K.S. Tyrin, F.F. Karpeshin In contrast to traditional excitonic insulators, where the Coulomb interaction is responsible for electronhole coupling and excitons formation, in the case of spin crossover systems, the interaction leading to exciton ordering is due to correlated electron hopping. With the hightimeresolution pumpprobe spectroscopy development, of interest are the spin crossover and exciton Bose condensation in nonequilibrium conditions under the action of femtosecond laser pulses. We have elaborated a novel mechanism of excitonic order photoenhancement in strongly correlated spin crossover systems, which is due to the massive mode appearance in the collective excitations spectrum and not associated with a transition to any metastable or excited state (see Fig. 1).
Fig. 1. Collective excitations spectrum in the exciton condensed phase for square lattice (a, b) and exciton order parameter temporal dynamics after laser pulse action (c, d). The calculations were carried out taking into account the diagonal (left) and offdiagonal (right) electronphonon interaction. The initial thermodynamically equilibrium state is marked by dashed line. The red solid line shows the average value of order parameter time oscillations after turning off the external radiation. Time 𝑡 is given in units of 𝜏_{0} = 10^{−12} sec.
The study of the nonequilibrium dynamics of strongly correlated systems can provide new knowledge in understanding their properties and new ways to control various ordered states.
Orlov Yu.S., Nikolaev C.V., Ovchinnikov S.G.
The interaction between the spin degree of freedom and the orbital motion of the electron plays a key role in modern spin condensed state physics. Indeed, it underlies a number of nontrivial fundamental phenomena, such as spin and anomalous [1] Hall effects, topological insulators [2], Majorana fermions [3]. From an applied point of view, this type of interaction determines the relaxation of nonequilibrium spin polarization and can be used to control the charge carrier spin states. Thus, the study of the spinorbit interaction in various material systems is an extremely important scientific task. Fig. a) Experimentally obtained values of the Rashba coefficient $\alpha$. (a) Dependence of $\alpha$ on the twodimensional electron density. The blue empty circles are the experimental data obtained in the present work. The red filled circle is the value obtained in [4]. The solid line shows the corresponding theoretical $\alpha$ fit. Inset: red solid and dashed lines are the square of the wave function and the lowest level energy of dimensional quantization, respectively. The black solid and dashed lines are the profile of the potential well with and without selfconsistency. The data are given for the ZnO/MgZnO heterostructure with twodimensional electron density $n=6.5\times10^{11}$~cm$^{2}$. (b) Dependence of $\alpha$ on the parameter $\left(b\left\langle \hat{k}_{z}^{2}\right\rangle 2\pi n\right)$. The solid line shows a linear approximation of the dependence. From the slope of the line and its intersection with the ordinate axis, the constants $\alpha_0$ and $\gamma$ shown in the figure are determined.
[1] M. Konig, S. Wiedmann, C. Brüne, A. Roth, H. Buhmann, L.W. Molenkamp, X.L. Qi, S.C. Zhang, Science 318, 766 (2007)
A. R. Khisameeva, A. V. Shchepetilnikov, A. A. Dremin, I. V. Kukushkin It is known that for the socalled "anomalous" liquids (water, melts of Te, SeTe, GaTe, GeTe, etc.), an unusual (often nonmonotonic) behavior of the temperature and pressure dependences of many physical properties is observed. We have shown that these liquids also have anomalous absolute values for a number of physical characteristics. The reason for this is the presence of several types of local structures in these liquids and a change in the mutual concentration of these structures with a change in temperature and (or) pressure (smooth structural transformations). As a result, the heat capacity and compressibility of such liquids are anomalously high, and the speed of sound in them are anomalously low compared to liquids that do not experience structural transformations. For example, water has a compressibility 5 times higher than amorphous modifications of ice. At picosecond and subpicosecond times measurements give "instantaneous" values of the speed of sound and bulk modulus in anomalous liquids, which are much higher than the lowfrequency relaxing values. It is this circumstance that leads to anomalous "fast" sound in such liquids. "Fast" sound in ordinary liquids is almost entirely determined by the contribution of shear stiffness at high frequencies. In anomalous liquids, the main contribution to "fast" sound is related to the strong frequency dependence of the bulk modulus (its sharp decrease with decreasing frequency). “Slow” sound, high values of heat capacity and compressibility in anomalous liquids are not directly related to the presence or absence of a firstorder phase transition ending in a critical point, and take place in any scenario of structural transformations.
Fig. 1. The temperature dependences of the sound velocity in water and the longitudinal speed of sound for amorphous and crystalline ices are presented. Also the conditional velocity V* = (B/ρ)^{1/2} for amorphous ice is shown (brown color online). The dashed line shows the linear extrapolation of the hydrodynamic sound velocity for water to the region of low temperatures. The asterisk corresponds to the speed of "fast" sound in wate
V.Brazhkin, I.Danilov, O.Tsiok
The development of an effective multiqubit optical quantum memory at a telecommunication wavelength (λ~ 1.5 microns) is one of the key tasks in optical quantum technologies largely due to the great interest in creating a quantum repeater based on it for optical quantum communications over long distances. In this work, we experimentally implemented an optical quantum memory protocol based on the revival of silenced echo (ROSE) at a telecommunication wavelength for signal light fields with a small number of photons. To this end, a longlived (>1 s) absorption line was initialized and the orthogonal geometry of propagation of the signal and rephasing fields was chosen. The recovery efficiency for the orthogonal polarization components of the signal pulse was 17±1% with a storage time of 60 μs. The input pulse contained on average ~38 photons, and the retrieved echo signal ~6 photons with a signaltonoise ratio of 1.3. Methods for increasing the signal to noise ratio are proposed and discussed in order to implement efficient quantum memory for singlephoton light fields at a telecommunication wavelength
Fig.1. The temporal histogram of the photon detection. Storage of weak coherent input pulse (black histogram at t = 0) with µ~38 photons. Revival of silenced echo signal (red histogram at t=60 μs) contained µ = 6 in the detection window of 4 μs . Retrieval efficiency of input pulse was 15.9%. Optical noise level from spontaneous emission within the echo temporal mode was 4.5 photons.
M.Minnengaliev, K.Gerasimov, S.Moiseev
Approximate formulas for the potentials for protons and hydrogen atoms in a metal are proposed. It is shown that taking into account the effects of screening the charge of an incident particle makes it possible to explain the difference between the interatomic interaction potentials obtained in the framework of the density functional theory for the gas phase and the potentials obtained by the authors when processing experimental data on the scattering of atomic particles from the surface of a solid body. The effect of screening in the potential on the angular distributions of atomic particles after passing through thin films of matter and on nuclear stopping power is established.
Fig. 1. Interaction potential versus the interatomic distance for HAu system. The DFT potential for the gas phase is given. Dots show the data, in which the potential values were obtained by processing the experimental data on the scattering of particles on a surface or passage through thin films. Lines with dots calculation by proposed formulas.
P.Yu. Babenko, V.S. Mikhailov, A.N. Zinoviev
We consider formation of a spatiallyseparated FermiBose mixture in the bismuthates BaKBiO3 (BaKPbBiO3). We remind that the superconductivity in bismuth oxides is governed by the tunneling of the local electron pair from one SC (bosonic) cluster to the neighboring one via the normal (nonsuperconducting) fermionic barrier in the twowell structure of the effective ionic potential. We analyze the disordered thin films of the granular SC on the basis of the 2D attractiveU Hubbard model in the presence of random potential describing the scattering of electrons on impurities and defects in the dirty film. In the framework of the BogoliubovDe Gennes approach, we observe in this model an appearance of inhomogeneous states of spatially separated FermiBose mixture of Cooper pairs and unpaired electrons with the formation of bosonic droplets of different size in the matrix of the unpaired normal states for large values of Hubbard attraction and diagonal disorder. We discuss briefly the possibility of the formation of the metallic hydrogen droplets in the insulating matrix close to the firstorder phase boundary on the phase diagram between liquid and crystalline metallic and molecular hydrogen .
Fig.1. Twodimensional distribution of electron density (left column), electronhole mixing (middle column) and order parameter (right column) for the averaged electron density n = 0.15 per site on 24 × 24 square lattice with the amplitude of diagonal disorder: V / t = 10.0., where t is the nearest neighbor hopping integral.
M.Yu.Kagan et al.,
In the TeV range of energies, it becomes difficult and very costly to control particle trajectories using electromagnets to obtain extracted beams at accelerators. For these purposes, highgradient devices based on curved crystals are more suitable. These crystals can work as ultrastrong lenses with a focal length of less than 1 m, with an equivalent magnetic field of 1000 Tesla. In this work, we implemented a scheme for the formation of a divergent beam with an energy of 50 GeV by two successive focusing crystals to create an axially symmetric beam with a small divergence of 30 μrad in both the horizontal and vertical planes (see Fig. 1).
Figure 1. a – twocrystal optical scheme for the formation of an axially symmetric beam. b – twodimensional image of the beam profiles measured behind the crystals : 1  undeflected 50 GeV proton beam, 2  horizontally deflected beam by the first crystal due to channeling, 3  vertically deflected beam by the second crystal, but not captured by the first crystal into channeling, 4  axially symmetric beam with small divergence (Lindhard angle, 30 mrad), which passed through two crystals in the channeling mode. In this experiment, the bent crystals simultaneously deflect and focus the beam due to the bevelled front end face. The use of such a scheme with an internal target and two crystals will make it possible to implement a new method for the formation of neutrino beams at large accelerators, which is significantly simpler than the schemes used now.
II.G.Britvich et al.,
Controlling the spin structure in graphene is one of the most important problems of material science today. To use graphene in spintronics, especially for the realization of dissipationfree transport, it is necessary to be able to control the spin splitting of its electronic states and the topologically nontrivial band gap at the Dirac point. This work aims to investigate the influence of the size of misfit dislocation loops on the sublattice ferrimagnetism in graphene. It is shown that graphene and the underlying gold layer with different sizes of AuCo dislocation loops are characterized by ferrimagnetic ordering within atomic layers. The presence of additional Au adatoms under graphene enhances the induced Rashba interaction in graphene, but does not destroy the ferrimagnetic order in graphene. Since gold clusters can be present in the system after intercalation of gold, both on the surface of graphene and under graphene, control of the number and size of clusters as a result of intercalation can be used to enhance the induced Rashba interaction and obtain a topological phase in graphene.
Fig. 1. (a) Relaxed unit cell of Gr/Au/Co structure with misfit dislocation loop. Arrow's sizes are proportional to atomic magnetic moment values on carbon atoms. (b) STM image of periodic dislocation loops under graphene. (c) ARPES intensity map for the π band as the second derivative of intensity with respect to binding energy. The magnetic band gap E_{g} of about 80 meV is indicated.
A.G.Rybkin et al.,
Integrable systems in classical mechanics can be subdivided into two large classes. The first one consists of manybody systems and their spin generalizations. The second includes integrable tops, Gaudin models and spin chains. In statistical mechanics these two classes are known as IRF (interactionroundaface) models and Vertex models respectively. A pair of statistical models of different types are (sometimes) related by the socalled IRFVertex correspondence, which transforms their quantum Rmatrices into each other. Similar phenomenon in classical mechanics provides gauge transformation relating Lax pairs of two models. For example, the CalogeroMoser model is manybody system with inverse square potential. There exists a gauge transformation, which transforms it into the top like model of EulerArnold type. Twobody CalogeroMoser is gauge equivalent to some special integrable top in 3dimensional space, and $N$body system is transformed into ultidimensional matrix top.
In this paper we describe gauge equivalence at the level of 1+1 field generalizations of the above mentioned models. The field analogue of CalogeroMoser model is given by quite complicated system of soliton equations. At the same time the 1+1 field generalization of the integrable top is given by a certain LandauLifshitz type model, describing behaviour of multidimensional magnetization vector on a line (or circle). We show that two models are indeed gauge equivalent at the level of UV pairs satisfying the ZakharovShabat equation. As a result explicit change of variables is obtained.
K.R. Atalikov, A.V. Zotov Based on AkamaDiakonov (AD) theory of quantum gravity it was suggested that one can introduce two Planck constants, which are the parameters of the corresponding components of Minkowski metric, $g^{\mu\nu}_{\rm Mink} = {\rm diag}(\hbar^2,\hslash^2,\hslash^2,\hslash^2)$. In the AD theory, the interval $ds$ is dimensionless, as all the diffeomorphism invariant quantities (we call this "the dimenionless physics"). The metric elements and thus the Planck constants are not diffeomprphism invariant and have nonzero dimensions. The Planck constant $\hbar$ has dimension of time, and the second Planck constant $\hslash$ has dimension of length. It is natural to compare $\hslash$ with the Planck length $l_{\rm P}$. However, this connection remains an open question, because the microscopic (transPlanckian) physics of the quantum vacuum is not known.
Dimensionless physics emerges also in some other approaches. This includes the $BF$theories of gravity, the model of superplastic vacuum described in terms of the socalled elasticity tetrads, and also the acoustic gravity experienced by phonons in Bose condensates. In the Bose liquids, such as superfluid $^4$He, the microscopic physics is well known: it is atomic physics. The atomic physics demonstrates that the corresponding acoustic Planck constant $\hslash_{\rm ac}$ is on the order of the interatomic distance $a$. This suggests that in the relativistic quantum vacuum, the Planck constant $\hslash$ is on the order of the Planck length $l_{\rm P}$. Then the Planck mass, which enters the Einstein–Hilbert action and which is dimensionless as all the masses in the AD quantum gravity, is on the order of unity, $M_{\rm P}=\sqrt{\hslash /G}\sim 1$. That is why the Planck mass becomes the natural choice for the unit of mass.
In liquid helium the application of pressure changes the interatomic distance $a$ and thus modifies the acoustic Planck constants. In relativistic quantum vacuum, the nonzero vacuum pressure corresponds to the expanding de Sitter Universe. This suggests that in the de Sitter vacuum the Planck constants deviate from their Minkowski values. The relative change is $\Delta \hbar/ \hbar \sim \Delta \hslash/\hslash \sim \hslash^2 H^2 \ll 1$, where $H$ is the Hubble parameter.
G.E. Volovik Discovered more than 100 years ago liquid crystals are nevertheless much younger than other equilibrium states of matter known from ancient times. Hence, liquid crystals are far from being exhausted as a topic of research. Due to their already existing and potential applications, special attention has been attracted to chiral liquid crystals. Chiral nematics or cholesterics are formed by spatial orientational ordering of elongated molecules and are characterized by helical structure. In this work we study the behavior of cholesteric near the temperature of the transition to the isotropic phase T_{C}. Near T_{C} depending on the pitch of cholesteric helix a remarkable sequence of structures is formed: threedimensional (3D, socalled Blue Phases BPIII, BPII, BPI), twodimensional (2D) and onedimensional (1D) in the plane of the sample:
The transition from 3D to 2D and 1D occurs near T_{C} with decrease of chirality. This work mainly discusses the 2D periodic structures forming near T_{C} (Figure 1). The reason of their appearance can be related to frustration which could be relieved by formation of topological defects and focal conic domains. We expect that our results will motivate further investigations of various modulated textures in chiral liquid crystals.
Figure 1. (a) Periodic twodimensional (2D) structures formed by chiral nematic; photographs in reflected and transmitted light. The horizontal size of the images is 60 micron (a) and 80 micron (b)
K.D. Baklanova, V.K. Dolganov, E.I. Kats, P.V. Dolganov
Physical phenomena such as echo arise due to the coherence of atomic states, which is induced in a medium by exposing it to pulses of various physical nature. In the case of a photon echo, we are talking about laser pulses in the visible and infrared ranges [1, 2]. In the case of a phonon echo in paramagnetic crystals, the carrier frequencies of probing acoustic pulses lie in the far ultrasonic range [3, 4]. Echosignals demonstrate the memory of the prehistory of exposure on the various media. Therefore, echoeffects can find applications in information storage and processing systems. After actions on a twolevel medium by two resonant pulses, separated from each other by a time interval $\tau$, the primary echosignal appears at the instants of time $2\tau$. Atomic coherent states are destroyed under the action of irreversible phase relaxation. For example, in twolevel atoms, phase relaxation leads to an obvious decrease in the intensity of echo responses. In multilevel media, phase relaxation processes can be supplemented by quantum intraatomic interference of various quantum transitions. Therefore, here one should expect nontrivial phenomena related to the effect of phase relaxation on the properties of echosignals after exposure to the medium by coherent resonant pulses.
Figure. The appearance of two echo signals at the instants of time $2\tau$ and $3\tau$ after the actions on the paramagnet of two transverse ultrasonic pulses separated by a time interval $\tau$. Pulses are characterized by envelope $\psi$ and durations $\tau_1$ and $\tau_2$. Generation of $3\tau$ echo is possible only if the irreversible phase relaxation times for allowed quantum transitions different from each other. The study carried out here demonstrates the fundamental possibility of generating two coherent echo signals at times $2\tau$ and $3\tau$ (see figure) in an equidistant threelevel system with a cascade scheme of allowed transitions. Moreover, the second echo signal is due to irreversible phase relaxation. The disappearance of phase relaxation entails the disappearance of the echo signal. The mechanism of this effect lies in the destructive interference of two allowed quantum transitions emitting in antiphase. The difference in phase relaxation times at these transitions leads to incomplete suppression of the resulting coherence. It is for this reason that a signal is generated the $3\tau$ echo. As a physical implementation, an ultrasonic echo on a system of paramagnetic ions embedded in a cubic crystal is considered. Thus, the incoherent processes occurring in the medium are the main reason for the occurrence of one of the coherent responses of the medium to an external resonant action. In a twolevel system, such an effect is impossible, since it is the result of destructive interference of two quantum transitions emitting in antiphase.
Among carbon allotropes, one of the mostly discussed and largely controversial candidate is the T12 carbon phase, the representation of which as a monolayer made it possible to propose a hypothetical material  pentagraphene (PG) [1], a singlelayer carbon allotrope consisting of fivemembered rings. Its atomic structure and various properties have been studied in detail using the computational methods. Studies show a wide range of potential applications for pentagraphene, however, it should be noted that there are a number of works that investigate the stability of pentagraphene. The results allow us to conclude that pentagraphene is not mechanically stable, undergoing bending and twisting deformations of the atomic structure in the periodic and limited representations.
A.N. Toksumakov, V.S. Baidyshev, D.G. Kvashnin, Z.I. Popov
The interatomic dipoledipole interaction is commonly thought to be the main physical reason for spectroscopic effects, which are nonlinear in atomic density. However, we have found that the free motion of atoms can lead to other effects that are nonlinear in atomic density due to the damping of the running wave in a gas of resonant atoms. As a result, from the viewpoint of an atom moving at a velocity v, the wave not only changes the frequency by the value kv (Doppler frequency shift), but the field amplitude becomes time dependent: it increases when the atom moves contrary to the wave propagation and decreases when the atom moves along the wave propagation. Correct taking into account of this effect in the framework of the selfconsistent solution of the MaxwellBloch equations leads to the deformation (shift and asymmetry) of the Doppler lineshape of the absorption resonance. For example, the frequency shift of the fieldlinear contribution to the transmission signal is more than an order of magnitude greater than the shift due to the interatomic dipoledipole interaction, and the first nonlinear correction has an even stronger deformation, which exceeds the influence of the interatomic interaction by three orders of magnitude. Thus, the found effects caused by the free motion of atoms require a significant revision of the existing picture of spectroscopic effects, which depend on the atomic density in a gas.
V.I. Yudin et al.
The presence of dust clouds, formed as a result of carbon dioxide condensation, with a dust particle characteristic size of about 100 nm at altitudes approximately equal to 100 km is an important feature of the Martian mesosphere. The existence of such clouds was discovered by the Mars Express mission measurements using the SPICAM infrared spectrometer. In March, 2021, the rover Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity took photographs of Martian clouds that appeared to be formed of solid carbon dioxide particles. The natural assumption is that, analogously to the noctilucent clouds in the Earth’s atmosphere, these mesospheric clouds are the dusty plasma structures in the ionosphere of Mars. This assumption is consistent with the concepts of dusty plasmas, according to which one of the main features distinguishing dusty plasmas from ordinary one (not containing charged dust particles) is the possibility of selforganization, leading to the formation of macroscopic structures such as dusty plasma clouds, drops, crystals, etc. The purpose of this letter is to refine the model describing the dusty plasma structures in the Earth’s ionosphere, as well as to determine (on the basis of the updated model) the altitude distribution of particles constituting the Martian mesospheric clouds. The model for the Martian atmosphere takes into account the following features in comparison with the Earth’s atmosphere: (1) The main gas component of the Martian atmosphere is carbon dioxide (about 95%), therefore only solid carbon dioxide particles constitute the Martian mesospheric clouds. In turn, water vapor, forming composite icy particles of noctilucent clouds in the Earth’s ionosphere, contains only 0.5% of the mass of atmospheric gas. (2) Under conditions of the Earth’s atmosphere the density of water vapor is negligible compared to the density of nitrogen and oxygen, so that during the entire time of sedimentation the main inhibiting factor is viscous friction, while for the Martian mesosphere the situation is more complicated. In the condensation zone, the inhibition factor of a dust particle due to the collision of condensate molecules to it (analogous to the reactive force) is significant because of the large number density of desublimating carbon dioxide, as well as nonzero relative velocity of CO_{2} molecules. At the same time, the viscous friction force is caused by only 5% of gases admixed to the carbon dioxide of the atmosphere of Mars. In the sublimation zone, all the gas of the Martian atmosphere creates a viscous friction force, because the relative velocity of the evaporating carbon dioxide molecules is equal to zero in this case. Physically, this means that the particles of the evaporated CO_{2 }detached from the dust particle are decelerated not due to the acceleration of the particle, but due to the molecules of the atmosphere. (3) As in the case of Earth, the atmosphere of Mars does not transmit ultraviolet radiation with sufficiently low wavelengths. Thus, the transmission coefficients of the Martian atmosphere at an altitude of about 100 km, calculated on the basis of experimental data obtained by the SPICAM spectrometer, for wavelengths less than 165 nm (which corresponds to photon energies exceeding 7.5 eV) are approximately equal to zero, and for higher wavelengths are approximately equal to one. The work function of CO_{2 }in the solid phase is equal approximately to 11.5 eV. Thus, it can be assumed that at the observed altitudes the photoelectric effect is negligible for the dust particle charging process. Furthermore, the charges of dry ice (CO_{2}) particles are negative because the electron mobility is greater than the ion one. Based on the developed model, the altitude distribution of dust particles in the Martian mesospheric clouds has been obtained. It turns out that an important factor affecting the formation of dusty plasma clouds, which should be taken into account, is the RayleighTaylor instability. This instability leads to the fact that the dusty plasma clouds can exist only with sufficiently small sizes of their constituent dust particles. Furthermore, there is an upper limit on the thickness of the dusty plasma clouds.
Figure. (left) Temporary evolution of the dust particle altitude distribution in Martian mesospheric clouds formed as a result of sedimentation of a cloud of seeds, which constitutes initially a model rectangular profile of number densities at altitudes of 110120 km. (right) The dependence of the characteristic development time of RayleighTaylor instability and the sedimentation time versus dust particle sizes at the altitude of 90 km.
Yu. S. Reznichenko, A. Yu. Dubinskii, and S. I. Popel
KMnO$_4$, a compound containing highly oxidized Mn$^{+7}$, appears to be in conflict with the extremely high ionization energy of approximately a hundred eV required to create such an ion. This value far exceeds the typical chemical bonding energy of a few eV. To gain further insight into this phenomenon, we employ the Wannier functions formalism to examine the distribution of Mn3d electrons and O2p electrons in the MnO$_4^$ complex for empty electronic states. Our results indicate that the $d^0$ configuration for the manganese ion in this compound is indeed not entirely representative of the system. Specifically, only approximately half of the hole density attributed to this configuration by the Wannier functions corresponds to delectrons, while the remaining half is distributed among the surrounding oxygen atoms (see Figure). Consequently, the actual charge of Mn atoms is closer to +2, as the calculated total number of delectrons is equal to 5.25.
Moreover, we suggest a method for dividing the bonding energy into covalent and ionic contributions within the Wannier functions formalism. Our analysis clearly indicates that the MnO$_4^$ complex exhibits a nearly perfect covalent type of chemical bonding, with a smaller ionic component. In other words, in Mn(VII) state only about two electrons are transferred to oxygen atoms, while the remaining five electrons are engaged in covalent bonding.
Transverse periodic modulation of the refractive index in arrays of waveguides has a stabilizing effect and makes it possible to avoid spatiotemporal collapse, in contrast to a homogeneous cubic nonlinear medium.
Crosscorrelation measurements with a reference pulse, depending on the input energy of IR pulses. Linear mode (left), localization threshold (middle) and maximum localization (right). The bottom row shows the corresponding IR images of the output profiles.
A.A. Arkhipova et al. The atomic Bose condensate is a unique macroscopic quantum object. Its use in quantum computing has long been discussed. The use of magnon Bose condensate (mBEC) for this purpose has a number of advantages. In a film of yttrium iron garnet (YIG), magnons reach the concentration required for Bose condensation with a dynamic deviation of the precessing magnetization by an angle of about 3°. In this case, the magnon density can reach 10^{16} per cm^{3}. Averaging over such a large number of identical particles makes it possible to carry out quantum operations up to room temperature. Typically, mBEC is formed at the repulsion of magnons. In this case, a positive frequency shift occurs, called the "foldover" resonance. In this article, for the first time, the coherent state of magnons is obtained at their attraction. A negative frequency shift was obtained, called the inverse "foldover" resonance. In this case, the magnon Bose condensate should also appear. The stability of the condensate is achieved by external RF pumping. Promising are the further studies of the dynamic properties of the resulting Bose condensate with an attractive potential, which have already been studied for an atomic condensate.
Fig. 1. Angle of precessing magnetization deflection for inplane (2,4) and outofplane (1,3) magnetization as a function of the pump energy. At angles larger than 3°, magnons should form mBEC.
Yu.Bunkov, P.Vetoshko, T.Safin, M.Tagirov
Hexagonal diamond: A theoretical investigation on synthesis pathways and experimental identification
This work is devoted to theoretical studies of methods for obtaining and experimental identification of superhard hexagonal (2H) diamond (Fig. 1a). Calculations showed that the most probable way to obtain 2H diamond is to treat cubic (3C) diamond with [211](111) shear stress exceeding 102.9 GPa at an average pressure of ~ 37.7 GPa (Fig. 1b). We also calculated spectral characteristics of hexagonal diamond and other diamond polytypes. It is established that hexagonal diamond can be unambiguously identified if there are no other diamond polytypes with nonzero hexagonality in the system under study. In addition, Raman and electron energy loss spectroscopy data were analyzed for the presence of 2H diamond polytype in carbon compounds of artificial or natural origin. The analysis showed that pure hexagonal diamond has not yet been obtained, and the structure of the synthesized compounds is close to the structure of polytypes with a large lattice period or random layer packing.
Figure 1. (a) Crystal structures of 3C and 2H diamond polytypes. (b) Pressure versus shear stress during the phase transition of cubic diamond to hexagonal diamond.
V.Greshnyakov
Erbiumdoped crystals are widely studied with the aim of using them in quantum telecommunications. The lifetime of coherence of electronic states is important here. Analyses of the time dependence of the photon echo intensity provides a direct method of measuring this time.
To explain the observed effects, it is assumed that they are caused by the interference of magnetic dipole and electric dipole resonance transitions excited simultaneously by optical resonance pulses. The effects of such interference are present in materials with a magnetoelectric effect, when external magnetic field creates electric polarization, and electric field creates magnetization. Usually such effects are observed in multiferroics, materials in which spontaneous polarization and magnetization can coexist. We believe our paper reports the first observation of the magnetoelectric effect in crystals with lowconcentration of paramagnetic impurity centers. The results obtained may be important for the development of fundamentally new methods for controlling optical properties of impurity ions in crystals by the external magnetic field.
A.M.Shegeda, S.L.Korableva, O.A.Morozov, V.N.Lisin, N.K.Solovarov, V.F.Tarasov
This work is aimed at theoretical studies of artificial graphene created by lateral triangular electrostatic modulation (superlattice) of twodimensional electron gas in GaAs heterostructure. The period of the superlattice is about 100nm. Experiments on this system are in progress. The system is interesting for two major reasons that are related to the large lattice spacing. (i) The magnetic field 25 mT is equivalent to 6000 T in natural graphene, so this is the study of graphene at extremely high magnetic field. (ii) Electronelectron correlations are strongly enhanced compared to that in natural graphene.
O. A. Tkachenko, V. A. Tkachenko, D. G. Baksheev, O. P. Sushkov A method of ghost fiberoptic 3D endoscopy is proposed, in which, spatial and temporal correlations of light beams formed in a bundle of singlemode fibers illuminated by femtosecond laser pulses are used to obtain volumetric images of objects. An original algorithm, using both the properties of femtosecond radiation and the features of light propagation in an inhomogeneous scattering medium, makes it possible to achieve spatial depth resolution in the process of ghost image restoraton. To confirm the effectiveness of the proposed method, numerical simulation of the restoration of a 3D ghost image of an object in the form of an octahedron with a layered structure was carried out (Fig. 1).
Fig.1. (a) the original profile of a layered 3D object in the form of an octahedron; (b) numerical result of reconstructing the threedimensional profile of its scattering using the ghost 3D algorithm The obtained results are important for the development of the fundamentals of ghost fiber optics, which is at the intersection of fiber, statistical and quantum optics, ghost image method and intelligent computer vision systems.
A.V.Belinsky, P.P.Gostev, S.A.Magnitskiy, A.S.Chirkin,
Isotropic diffuse gammaray flux in the PeV energy band is an important tool for multimessenger tests of models of the origin of highenergy astrophysical neutrinos and for newphysics searches. So far, this flux has not yet been observed. Carpet2 is an airshower experiment at the Baksan Neutrino Observatory of INR RAS capable of detecting astrophysical gamma rays with energies above 0.1 PeV. Photoninduced air showers can be distinguished from the cosmicray background by their low muon content, and Carpet2 uses its 175 squaremeter muon detector for this purpose. Here we report the upper limits on the isotropic gammaray flux from Carpet2 data obtained in 19992011 and 20182022. To minimize the effect of uncertainties of modelling of hadronic air showers on the result, we developed a new statistical method based on the shape of the entire muonnumber distribution. With this method we obtained upper limits on the isotropic flux shown as open and filled circles in the plot (the gray symbols represent the limits from other experiments).
D.D.Dzhappuev et al. In Diakonov theory of quantum gravity, the gravitational tetrads emerge as the bilinear combinations of the fermionic fields. According to this theory, such tetrads have dimension of inverse length, $1/[L]$, and thus the metric in general relativity may have dimension $1/[L]^2$. Several other approaches to quantum gravity, including the model of superplastic vacuum and BFtheories of gravity, support this suggestion. Even the acoustic metric emerging in condensed matter systems has dimension $1/[L]^2$. The important consequence of such unusual dimension of the metric is that all the diffeomorphism invariant physical quantities are dimensionless. These include the action $S$, interval $ds$, cosmological constant $\Lambda$, scalar curvature $R$, scalar field $\Phi$, etc., Dimensionless physics: Planck constant as an element of Minkowski metrici.e. $[S]=[ds]=[\Lambda]=[R]=[\Phi]=[1]$. The consequences of Diakonov theory suggest that metric describes the dynamics, quantum mechanics and thermodynamics, rather than the geometry.
In this paper we are trying to further exploit the Diakonov idea and consider the dimension of the Planck constant $\hbar$. The application of the Diakonov theory suggests that the Planck constant $\hbar$ is the parameter of the Minkowski metric and has the dimension of length, $[\hbar]=[L]$. Moreover, the Newton constant $G$ also has the dimension of length, $[G]=[L]$, which provides the correct dimension of the Planck length $[l_P]^2=[\hbar G] =[L]^2$. Whether the Planck constant $\hbar$ equals the Planck length $l_P$ is an open question.
In principle it is not excluded that there can be different Minkowski vacua, with cosmological phase transitions between these vacua, see the paper by F.R. Klinkhamer, Extension of unimodular gravity and the cosmological constant, Phys. Rev. D 106, 124015 (2022). Then each vacuum may have its own value of the parameter $\hbar$. In this case the thermal contact between two Minkowski vacua obeys the Tolman law, i.e., in thermal equilibrium their temperatures are connected in the following way: $\hbar_1/T_1=\hbar_2/T_2$.
G.E.Volovik Magnetic and electronic states of iron in the hexagonal closepacked (hcp) εFe phase were studied by synchrotron Mössbauer spectroscopy on Fe57 nuclei by the nuclear forward scattering (NFS) method. The measurements were performed at ultrahigh pressures up to 241 GPa (2,410 MBar) in the temperature range from 4 to 300 K, as well as in external magnetic fields up to 5 Tesla. It has been found that Fe atoms are in a nonmagnetic state (Fig. 1c) in the entire PT region. The theoretically proposed magnetic instability and quantum spin fluctuations, which can be stabilized by external magnetic field, are not confirmed by our measurements of NFS spectra in an external magnetic field. It has been found that the dependence of the isomer shift on pressure IS(P) is nonlinear (Fig. 1a), and at the maximum pressure of 241 GPa, the value of IS reaches an extremely high negative value ≈ – 0.8 mm/s, indicating a very high electron density at the iron nuclei. At 100–240 GPa, sharp changes in the electron density on the iron nuclei were found in the 100–200 K temperature range (Fig.1b). This indicates the occurrence of phase transitions with a change in the electronic structure, that may be associated with a sharp increase in conductivity or even with the appearance of superconductivity.
Figure 1. (a) Pressure dependence of the isomer shift in εFe iron for various temperatures. The solid lines are the thirddegree polynomial approximation. (b) Temperature dependences of the isomer shift for various pressures. The isomeric shift values are given relative to αFe at room temperature and ambient pressure. (c) PT phase diagram of iron: triangular symbols mark the PT points where the NFS spectra were measured in our experiment. All points indicate the nonmagnetic state of iron.
A. Gavriliuk, V. Struzhkin, S. Aksenov, A. Mironovich, A. Ivanova, I. Troyan, I. Lyubutin
Mesocavities support simultaneous interactions of exciton to few cavity modes. Such situation occurs when strength of excitonphoton interaction (Rabi splitting) and energy interval between cavity modes are comparable. Recently, nonmonotonic dependence of the occupancy of polariton states on the pumping intensity has been observed.
Figure. Dependence of the population of polariton modes on pumping. For polariton modes with energies below the exciton energy, anomalous hysteresis loops are observed with a nonmonotonic dependence of the population on pumping.
A. V. Belonovskii, V. V. Nikolaev, E. I. Girshova The Fröhlich charge transfer mode was initially erroneously proposed as an explanation for superconductivity. It turned out later that the described collective conductivity mechanism is indeed realized in quasionedimensional conductors with charge density waves (CDWs), but the CDW conductivity is finite. Moreover, in the limit of a strong electric field E, the CDW conductivity, $\sigma_{\rm CDW}(\it E)$, approaches the conductivity of the electrons condensed in it in the normal (metallic) state, but never exceeds it. No universal explanation for this regularity has been proposed by now. In this work, this regularity is probed on the NbS_{3} monoclinic phase. NbS_{3} compound is unique in that three CDWs are formed in it, and all three can slide in the presence of electric field. The authors have suggested a way of mobility estimation, applicable both to the CDWs and to the quasiparticles forming them. It turned out that the difference between the mobilities of different CDWs reaches almost two orders of magnitude. At the same time, the mobility of each of them is close to the normalstate mobility of the quasiparticles forming it. Moreover, there is a correlation between the temperature dependences of CDW and quasiparticle mobilities. For example, both the CDW0 state and its constituent quasiparticles exhibit a dielectric behavior. In this case, the mobility value, 0.04–0.05 cm^{2}/Vs, evidences for the hopping origin of conduction. The results of the work actualize questions about the mechanism of limiting conductivity of charge density waves.
Fragments of temperature dependences of conductivity of NbS_{3} samples in the regions of the three CDW transitions: T_{P0} (left), T_{P1} (middle) and T_{P2} (right). The vertical red lines show the “projections” of the $\sigma (\it E)$ dependences measured up to the high fields. The lines are placed at the temperatures, at which $\sigma (\it E)$ was measured. The length of each line gives the estimate of $\sigma_{\rm CDW}(\infty)$. One can see that this value is comparable with the value of s step, $\delta \sigma$, at the corresponding CDW transition (the left panel illustrates the method of $\delta \sigma$ estimation).
S. Zybtsev, V.Ya. Pokrovskii, S. Nikonov, A. Mayzlakh, S. ZaitsevZotov
The neutrino masses are at least six orders of magnitude smaller than the masses of all other charged fermions of the Standard Model. The exchange of weakly interacting particles of low mass creates an interaction potential with a high interaction radius, which can affect the structure of neutron stars. Since neutrinos are fermions, they can participate in longrange twobody interactions through the exchange of neutrino pairs. The neutrinopair exchange potential is similar to the van der Waals potential resulting from the exchange of two photons.
[1] E. Fischbach, LongRange Forces and Neutrino Mass, Ann. Phys. (N.Y.) 247, 213 (1996).
M.I. Krivoruchenko
The intrinsic antiferromagnetic topological insulator MnBi_{2}Te_{4} provides a very attractive platform for the realization of various magnetic and topological states. In the ground state, the MnBi_{2}Te_{4} thin films with an even number of septuplelayer blocks are axion insulators, but with increasing external magnetic field, they show a transition to quantum anomalous Hall regime, which is accompanied by conversion between collinear and noncollinear magnetization textures.
Spectrum of electronic states in a thin film of antiferromagnetic topological insulator containing a domain wall.
V. N. Men’shov & E. V. Chulkov
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive imaging approach, expending the diagnostic possibilities in a wide range of tasks. An ability to resolve two closely located reflectors characterizes longitudinal spatial resolution, which is one of the most important characteristics of the OCT system. However, chromatic dispersion of the sample deteriorates the spatial resolution. Quantum OCT, based on the biphoton interferometery (general scheme is shown in figure 1, on the left), is widely considered as a means to cancel the dispersion effect.
N. Ushakov, T. Makovetskaya,.A.Markvart, L.Liokumovich
Within the selfconsistent nuclear manybody theory and the Green function method, the task of calculation probabilities of the E1 transition between the first $2^+ and 3^$ excited levels in nuclei with pairing is considered. For the first time, calculations were performed for a long chain of eveneven tin isotopes. For the characteristics of both phonons and E1 transitions between excited states, the wellknown Fayans energy density functional was used. A good description of the available experimental data has been obtained for the reduced probabilities of E1 transitions between the first onephonon states for isotopes ^{116124}Sn, rather than for isotopes ^{112}Sn and ^{114}Sn. Possible causes of this discrepancy are discussed, the most probable of which is the appearance of deformation in the ground or excited states. It is shown that for the explanation of E1transition experiments in ^{116−124}Sn it is necessary to take into account new (i.e. dynamic threequasiparticle) ground state correlations (GSC), Fig.1. Therefore, a selfconsistent theoretical analysis of transitions between excited states is very promising for lowenergy physics.
Fig.1. The reduced probabilities of E1transition between onephonon states B(E1)($3^_1 \rightarrow 2^+_1$), e^{2}fm^{2}.
[1] R. Wirowski, M. Shimmer, L. Eser, S. Alberos, K.O. Zell and P. von Brentano, Nucl. Phys. A 586, 427 (1995).
M. I. Shitov, S. P. Kamerdzhiev, S. V. Tolokonnikov
The Mott (metalinsulator) transition occurs in dmetal compounds owing to strong Coulomb interaction (electron correlations). More often, this transition occurs in antiferromagnetic phase (socalled Slater scenario), but the situation changes for magnetically frustrated systems: only paramagnetic metallic and insulator states are involved, a spin liquid being formed. The transition into such insulator state is related to correlationinduced Hubbard splitting (the Mott scenario). In the Mott state the gap in the spectrum is essentially the charge gap determined by boson excitation branch. Therefore the electrons become fractionalized: the spin degrees of freedoms are determined by neutral fermions (spinons), and charge ones by bosons. The corresponding slaveboson representation was first introduced by Anderson. In fact, bosons and fermions are coupled by a gauge field, so that the problem of confinement occurs. The transition into the metallic confinement state is described as a Bose condensation, the electron Green's function acquiring finite residue. On the other hand, in the deconfinement insulator state the bosons have a gap, so that the spectrum is incoherent (the full electron Green's function is a convolution of boson and fermion ones) and includes Hubbard's bands. New theoretical developments provided a topological point of view for the Mott transition, since spin liquid possesses topological order. Phase transitions in frustrated systems can be treated in terms of topological excitations (instantons, monopoles, visons, vortices) which play a crucial role for confinement. To describe the Mott transition we use the KotliarRuckenstein slaveboson representation which provides explicitly the spectrum of both Hubbard bands. In the absence of considerable quasimomentum dependence of spinon distribution function (a localized spin phase without fermion hopping), the corresponding selfenergy tends to zero. However, for a spin liquid we have a sharp Fermi surface. Thus for the Mott insulators the spinon Fermi surface is expected to be preserved even in the insulating phase, so that the Luttinger theorem (conservation of the volume under the Fermi surface) remains valid. However, this Fermi surface is strongly temperature dependent since a characteristic scale of spinon energies is small in comparison with that of electron ones. Thus the spectrum picture in the insulating state is considerably influenced by the spinon spinliquid spectrum and hidden Fermi surface.
V.Yu Irkhin In an imbalanced bilayer electron system formed in a single wide (60 nm) GaAs quantum well, we have observed an unexpected drastic transformation of the sequence of quantum Hall effect (QHE) states when tilting the magnetic field from the normal to the plane of the bilayer system. The collective integer QHE states at total filling $\nu$ one and two are replaced by a set of fractional QHE states. Depending on the total electron density and its distribution between the two layers, controlled by the top and backgate voltages, the $\nu_F=4/3$, 6/5, 10/7 and 5/4 fractional quantum Hall states with both odd and even denominators have been observed. They typically come in pairs with two different fractions for a single field sweep. With a dual gate capacitive technique [1, 2], these fractional states have been identified as a combination of the integer QHE state at filling factor one in the layer with higher electron density (layer A) and fractional states at filling factors $\nu_F1$ in the lower density layer (layer B). The observation of a pair of fractional states implies a redistribution of the electrons among both layers as the magnetic field is swept. This allows maintaining filling factor one in layer A, while facilitating a change to the other fractional filling factor in layer B. This is a new feature of coexisting QHE states in bilayer systems. Both the striking influence of tilting the magnetic field as well as the emergence of the 5/4 fractional quantum Hall state with 1/4 filling of layer B, deserve thorough theoretical analysis. Phenomenologically, the magnetic field component parallel to the layers impairs the coupling between them. We also note, that in our imbalanced samples the nearest neighbours for electrons in the lower density layer B are electrons of layer A, which can fundamentally change the manifestation of the electronelectron interaction. This may be responsible for the appearance of the even denominator 1/4 state in layer B. In general, the electron configuration studied here is promising for the quest for novel many body effects.
The magnetoresistance $R_{xx}$ (right scale) and Hall resistance $R_{xy}$ (left scale) versus normal component $B_n$ of magnetic field for two angles between the field and normal to the quantum well: $\Theta=0^{\circ}$ (blue lines) and $\Theta=48^{\circ}$ (black solid lines). Blue $R_{xy}$ line is shifted downwards by 0.05 for clarity. Vertical dashed lines show positions of total filling factors $\nu$ and $\nu_F$. The electron densities in the lower density layer $n_B$ (measured at low magnetic field) and in total electron system $n_t$ are given in units of $10^{10}$~cm$^{2}$. Temperature $T=0.5$~K.
[1] S.I. Dorozhkin, A.A. Kapustin, I.B. Fedorov, V. Umansky, K. von Klitzing, and J.H. Smet, J. Appl. Phys. 123, 084301 (2018).
S. I. Dorozhkin, A. A. Kapustin, and I. B. Fedorov, V. Umansky, J.H. Smet The Figure below shows the Fermi surfaces for InCo2As2 (panel (a)) and KInCo4As4 (panel (b)) obtained in LDA. For InCo2As2, all large sheets of the Fermi surface are concentrated around the corners of the Brillouin zone. For InCo2As2, all Fermi surface sheets have a pronounced kzdependence. In the KInCo4As4 system, where the K and In layers of the crystal structure are interchanged, the Fermi surface becomes practically quasitwodimensional (panel (b)). It can also be seen in the band structure in the GM and MA directions near the Fermi level are almost identical (Panel (b)) in contrast to InCo2As2 (panel (Á)). The Fermi surface for KInCo4As4 is similar to that of ironcontaining superconductors, but the shape of the Fermi surface sheets near the Gpoint is closer to a rectangular prism than to a cylinder. This shape of the Fermi surface sheets may facilitate nesting. Experimental synthesis and study of the KInCo4As4 samples is interesting for testing the occurence of superconductivity.
DFT/LDA calculated Fermi surfaces for InCo2As2 (panel (a)) and KInCo4As4 (panel (b)).
N.Pavlov, I.Shein, K.Pervakov, I.Nekrasov
One of the most important directions in modern methods of microfabrication is stereographic twophoton polymerization lithography (TPP). This method enables creating threedimensional polymer structures with a high accuracy, and is also very flexible for any production tasks.
Figure 1. a) 3D model of a suspended waveguide with prism adapters, the blue line shows path of the optical beam, b) SEM image of the printed structure, c) optical image of the printed structure under illumination with white light and UV radiation, the blue ring is the luminescence of the dye in the cylinder.
A.Maydykovskiy, D.Apostolov, E.Mamonov, D.Kopylov, S.Dagesyan, T.Murzina
In the transition metal compounds the Mott metalinsulator transitions driven by strong electron correlation effects are often accompanied by complex phase transformations associated with longrange ordering of the spin, charge, and orbital states. It results in the formation of complex phases and rich phase diagrams, which makes these compounds highly attractive for technological applications. A specific orbital ordering often yields a spinsinglet orbitalassisted Peierls state at low temperatures. In this view, quasionedimensional vanadate V$_6$O$_{13}$, a member of the Wadsley phases V$_{m}$O$_{2m+1}$, reveals a highly unusual %coexistence of longrange magnetic and nonmagnetic spinsinglet states experimentally observed
(a) Lattice structure of the lowtemperature (LT) spinPeierls insulating phase of V$_6$O$_{13}$ projected on the (100) plane. (b) The crystal structure of V$_6$O$_{13}$ projected on the (110) plane. (c) Charge and orbital ordering of LT V$_6$O$_{13}$ projected on the (100) plane. The double layers with $x=\pm\frac{a}{4}$ which include zigzag chains running along the $b$axis containing both 4+ and 5+ V ions, and a single layer ($x=0$) which is formed by V$^{4+}$ (with $3d^1$ state) ions, are shown. The size of orbital corresponds to its occupancy. Red and blue colors correspond to the majority and minority spin states, respectively.
I. V. Leonov
Quasionedimensional (1D) linearchain ternary iron chalcogenides AFeX_{2} (A = K, Rb; X = S, Se) have recently begun attracting attention due to their wide range of potential applications. One of the most interesting application is antiferromagnetic spintronics due to the great speeds and frequencies of magnons in these crystals. Tuning of an anticipated spin Hamiltonian and corresponding approximations to accurately describe a certain magnetic subsystem of a compound can be derived by comparing the experimental magnetic specificheat data with the theoretical predictions derived from the model. The magnetic specific heat of a compound can be obtained as a difference between total specific heat and all the other contributions, exclude the magnetic one. However, the crystal lattice specific heat inevitably should be taken into account.
Figure 1. Temperature dependence of the lattice specific heat of KFeSe_{2}; the inset shows the calculated phonon density of states in KFeSe_{2}: elementspecific (K, Fe and Se atoms, from bottom to top) and the total PDOS (at the bottom).
M.D. Kuznetsov, A. G. Kiiamov, D.A. Tayurskii
Emergent Majorana zero modes in topological materials are extensively studied due to their exotic properties. Due to their nontrivial exchange statistics, braiding of Majorana modes allows for topologically protected quantum logic gates and their use for topological quantumstate manipulations. In particular, hybrid superconductortopological insulator structures were discussed. Fu and Kane analyzed a topological Josephson junction between superconducting films on top of a topological insulator and demonstrated the appearance of Majorana edge states. We consider a junction in an external magnetic field perpendicular to the surface where Majorana zero states are pointlike structures bound to Josephson vortices. Similar setups can be used as a platform for topological quantum computations. We observe that the tunnel coupling between the Majorana zero modes vanishes at zero chemical potential. This indicates protection of these modes and needs to be accounted for in relevant experiments. Moreover, variation of the chemical potential provides a method to couple Majorana modes and perform quantum operations, equivalent to braiding.
Figure. SuperconductorTopological InsulatorSuperconductor Josephson junction in a transverse magnetic field along z. Blue and orange spots indicate location of Majorana bound states.
Backens S., Shnirman A., Makhlin Yu.
WÅ report the first experimental observation of quasi twodimensional (q2D) plasma crystal in (3+1) dimensions: we resolved every single particle over a long time with unprecedented accuracy in both the spatial 3D and time domains, which allowed us to observe fine details of melting and recrystallization of the q2D structure confined in rf discharge. A new instrument based on optical tomography (optical stereo vision) was developed and implemented. We observed, in particular, a buckling transition from a nearly planar plasma crystal (with hexagonal lattice) to a twolayer system with square lattice vertically shifted relative to each other. We have found that the splitting of the planar system into two layers (or the structural instability of the crystal with the transition 1△ → 2□) occurs in the central part of the crystal and the phenomenon is caused by horizontal paraboliclike confinement, which leads to heterogeneity of the crystal in the radial direction. The conditions for the instability onset are met in the center of the plasma crystal due to maximal density of microparticles, while the crystal remains planar with a triangular lattice at the periphery. Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of the simple Yukawa system reproduce remarkably well the observed structural instability.
(a) The central part of the plasma crystal observed in the experiment. The splitting of the planar crystal and formation of two layers with shifted square lattice can be clearly seen.
R.A. Syrovatka, A.M. Lipaev, V.N. Naumkin and B.A. Klumov
This paper reports on the observation of generation of coherent terahertz (THz) radiation from aSi:H/aSiC:H/cSi pn heterostructures when they are photoexcited by laser pulses with a pulse duration of 15 fs and a wavelength of 800 nm. Such structures were designed as solar cells (SC) that capture a significant part of the solar spectrum and have sufficiently high quantum efficiency [1]. The THz generation is observed at a reverse bias voltage across the structure. As the bias voltage increases, the THz radiation pulse changes polarity and increases significantly in amplitude. The properties of the observed THz radiation can be explained by the fact that the contribution to the formation of THz radiation is made by two fast photocurrents generated in the structure by femtosecond laser pumping, which have the opposite directions and change in magnitude with increasing bias voltage. Investigations of THz generation processes can be used to study the dynamics of nonequilibrium charge carriers at subpicosecond times in complex structures of heterojunction solar cells. With a certain optimization of the structure of SCs, based on aSi:H/aSiC:H/cSi, they can be used as emitters of coherent THz radiation.
(a) Waveform of THz radiation generated in the SC structure at a reverse bias of 9 V. The arrows indicate the positions of the peaks of the pulses of the observed THz radiation: the first pulse (solid arrow) and subsequent “echo” pulses (dashed arrows) due to the multiple reflection of the THz radiation from the upper and lower indiumtinoxide layers of the structure, i.e. the FabryPerot effect. The inset shows the amplitude spectrum of THz radiation at a voltage of 9 V. The spectrum shows a THz frequency comb corresponding to FabryPerot resonances. (b) Dependence of the amplitude of the main (first in time) THz radiation pulse on the reverse bias voltage on the SC structure based on aSi:H/aSiC:H/cSi.
[1] A. S. Abramov, D. A. Andronikov, S. N. Abolmasov and E. I. Terukov, Silicon Heterojunction Technology: A Key to High Efficiency Solar Cells at Low Cost. In: V. PetrovaKoch, R. Hezel, A. Goetzberger (eds),
A.V. Andrianov, A.N. Aleshin, S.N. Abolmasov, E.I. Terukov, E.V. Beregulin
Within the framework of the atomic representation, it is shown that ultracold atoms in an optical lattice with strong interaction at one site are described by an ensemble of colored Hubbard bosons (CBC). The chromaticity of such a boson is determined by the number of the induced transition between singlesite states differing by one in the number of atoms. The ordinary boson is represented by a coherent superposition of CBH. An essential property of the CBH ensemble is associated with the kinematic Dyson interaction due to the commutation relations of dynamic variables corresponding to the Lie algebra. This interaction in a strongly correlated mode affects both the BoseEinstein condensation and the excitation spectrum of the CBC ensemble. For small but finite values of the ratio of the kinetic energy to the repulsion energy of atoms at the site, in addition to the kinematic interaction, an important role is played by the effective intersite attraction and correlated jumps of the CBC. The use of the Dyson method with the introduction of the indefinite metric makes it possible to pass to new bosons and obtain equations describing the Bose condensation and the excitation spectrum of the CBC ensemble. The figure shows the increasing influence of the noted interactions on the excitation spectrum with an increase in the concentration n of bosons in the system. The concentration of condensate particles is denoted by n_{0}.
Excitation spectrum in an ensemble of colored Hubbard bosons in the strong correlation regime. Red dotted line: n=0.25, n_{0}=0.22; Green dashed line: n=0.6, n_{0}=0.4; Blue solid line: n=0.98, n_{0}=0.46. As n increases, when the interaction between bosons effectively increases, a singularity appears in the dependence of the excitation energy on the quasimomentum, which corresponds to the roton part of the spectrum.
V.V. Val’kov One of the most important achievements of the weak turbulence theory is the exact solutions to the kinetic equations for the wave energy spectrum found by Zakharov with coauthors in 197080. These distributions called now as the KolmogorovZakharov spectra describe constant fluxes of energy or another integrals to small or largescale regions. To date, the weak turbulence theory has been very well confirmed for waves with notable dispersion. The situation is essentially different for acoustic type waves propagating without dispersion or with weak dispersion. The spectrum of weak acoustic turbulence was obtained in 1970 by Zakharov and Sagdeev. This theory assumes weak nonlinearity relative to the wave dispersion. In the limit of zero dispersion, the behavior of acoustic waves becomes strongly nonlinear resulting in formation of discontinuities. According to Kadomtsev and Petviashvili (1973), acoustic turbulence in this regime is considered as an ensemble of shock waves. Thus, two types of spectra are known for acoustic turbulence: the weakly nonlinear ZakharovSagdeev spectrum and the strongly nonlinear KadomtsevPetviashvili (KP) spectrum. Despite the rather long history of the acoustic turbulence study, it has not yet been precisely clarified which of the turbulence spectra is realized in threedimensional geometry. In this work, we have carried out direct numerical simulation of threedimensional acoustic turbulence based on the model with quadratic nonlinearity and weak positive dispersion. The simulation was carried out using very accurate spectral methods. The results show that the system quickly enough passes into the developed turbulence regime with such a pumping so that nonlinear effects are weak compared with dispersion. In the turbulence energy distribution in the region of small wave numbers there appear jets in the form of cones which expand with increasing $k$, see Figs. 1a, 1b. The emergence of such structures has a very pronounced nonlinear origin. The turbulence spectrum, presented in Fig. 1c, has two different behavior at large and small scales. In small $k$, the energy distribution $\epsilon_k$ is anisotropic with visible deviations in the powerlaw spectrum. In the second region, $\epsilon_k$ becomes more isotropic and the turbulence spectrum $E(k)$ approaches the ZakharovSagdeev spectrum.
Fig. 1. (a) Isosurface of $\epsilon_k$ in the $k$ space; (b) $\epsilon_k$ at $k_z=0$; (c) Energy spectrum $E(k)$, the ZakharovSagdeev spectrum (black dashed line), and the KP spectrum (red line).
Lithium rareearth fluorides LiREF$_4$ is a family of magnetic materials with dominant dipolar interactions. Their magnetic properties can be significantly influenced by a singleion anisotropy and exchange interactions between magnetic rareearth ions. This influence is especially notable in the most isotropic member of the family, LiGdF$_4$, which exhibits no magnetic ordering down to a few hundred mK range. A lack of ordering signifies a delicate compensation between principal terms in the magnetic Hamiltonian. Such a ``hidden'' magnetic frustration may lead to a complex behavior, exotic states and multiple phase transitions as well as become a prerequisite for an enhanced magnetocaloric effect down to low temperatures.
Left: The unit cell of diluted LiY$_{1x}$Gd$_x$F$_4$ (only REsites are shown). Right top: Resonance absorption spectrum with basic singleion lines (experimental and simulated) along with minor peaks (marked as ``a'', ``b'' and ``c'') originated from coupled pairs; Right bottom: simulated positions of minor resonance lines vs nearestneighbor exchange constant $J_{\rm NN}$ compared to the absorption peak values.
S. S. Sosin, A. F. Iafarova, I.V.Romanova, O.A.Morozov,
Recently, signatures of Majorana zero modes were revealed in the monolayer FeSe compound. On the theoretical side, it was predicted that a topological phase indeed emerges in the monolayer FeSe material in the normal state through considering an intrinsic spinorbital coupling, while in the superconducting state, it was indicated that the nontrivial topology only appear for the odd parity pairing. Therefore, actually it is still not clear whether the superconducting monolayer FeSe material is topologically trivial. (a) The energy bands as a function of the momentum $k_y$ with the spinorbital interaction with considering the open boundary condition along the $x$direction. (b) The low energy eigenvalues of the Hamiltonian with two vortices.
F.Miao and T.Zhou On October 9, 2022, astrophysical instruments all over the world detected the recordbreaking cosmic gammaray burst (GRB) 221009A. It was the brightest GRB ever observed, and it was accompanied by gamma rays of the energy never seen from a GRB. In particular, photons up to 18 TeV were observed by LHAASO and a photonlike air shower of 251 TeV was detected by Carpet2. These energetic gamma rays cannot reach us from the claimed distance of the source (redshift z=0.151) because of the pair production on cosmic background radiation. If the identification and redshift measurements are correct, one would require new physics to explain the data. One possibility invokes axionlike particles (ALPs) which mix with photons but do not attenuate on the background radiation. Here we explore the ALP parameter space and find that the ALPphoton mixing in the Milky Way, and not in the intergalactic space, may help to explain the observations. However, given the low Galactic latitude of the event, misidentification with a Galactic transient remains an undiscarded explanation.
S.Troitskiy Nowadays, the intrinsic magnetic topological insulator MnBi2Te4 [1] is the most promising platform for realizing a number of quantum effects caused by a combination of magnetic and topological properties in a material. Recently, the modification of the stoichiometry of this material by substituting Bi atoms for Sb atoms has been actively studied. Previously, an antiferromagnetic phase was demonstrated for the Mn(Bi_{1x}Sb_{x})_{2}Te_{4} x=[0, 0.5] material [2]. In this article, we have studied a number of samples Mn(Bi_{1x}Sb_{x})_{2}Te_{4} and discovered the existence of another magnetic phase in which both ferromagnetism (FM) and antiferromagnetism (AFM) are present at the same time. This is an important point, since the combination of FM and AFM in topological insulators is very interesting for realizing quantum effects and, therefore, for applications in devices. In this work, SQUID magnetometry was used to investigate the magnetic properties. A feature of the work is that the samples Mn(Bi_{1x}Sb_{x})_{2}Te_{4} were studied by the ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) method for the first time. The field dependences of the magnetization measured by the SQUID method for all Mn(Bi_{1x}Sb_{x})_{2}Te_{4} x=[0, 0.5] samples clearly show both a hysteresis loop (characteristic of FM ordering) and a kink in the spinflop transition (characteristic of AFM ordering) . Although the saturation magnetization of the hysteresis loop and the slope of the curve at fields above the spinflop field differ significantly from sample to sample, other important characteristics, such as the spinflop field and coercive force, show stability. In addition, the general regularity of the decrease in the field of the spinflop transition, the Neel temperature, and the effective magnetization with an increase in the concentration of Sb x atoms is retained.
Figure: a) FMR data for Mn(Bi_{1x}Sb_{x})_{2}Te_{4} x=0.2 b) SQIUD data for Mn(Bi_{1x}Sb_{x})_{2}Te_{4} x = 0.2, gray dotted lines mark the kink of the spinflop transition, H_{C} is the coercive force.
D.Glazkova Åt al.
Recently, superconductor–ferromagnet bilayers (SF) hosting topologically nontrivial magnetic configurations (skyrmions) have attracted much attention. Such topologically stable configurations can be stabilized by Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interaction (DMI) in ferromagnetic films. Skyrmions in SF heterostructures induce YuShibaRusinovtype bound states, host Majorana modes, affect the Josephson effect, and change the superconducting critical temperature.
Skyrmions and superconducting vortices can form bound pairs in SF heterostructures due to the interplay of spinorbit coupling and proximity effect. Also, vortices and skyrmions interact via stray fields.
In this Letter, we extended the study of the interaction between a superconducting Pearl vortex and a Néeltype skyrmion in a chiral ferromagnetic film to a nonperturbative regime with respect to the stray fields induced by the vortex. We found that the predicted repulsion between the Néeltype skyrmion and the Pearl vortex interacting via stray field becomes suppressed with the increase of the vortex strength. This leads to a reduction of the distance between the centers of a Néeltype skyrmion and a Pearl vortex. Most surprisingly, we discovered the existence of an interesting evolution of the free energy of the system with the strength of the vortexinduced stray field where there could be more than one minima of the interaction energy at different relative distances between the skyrmion and the vortex.
E. S.Andriyakhina, S. S. Apostoloff, I. S. Burmistrov
JETP Letters 116, issue 11 (2022)
The authors of the presented work develop a new direction for solving the problem of exciton Bosecondensation by proposing to condense magnetoexcitons  excitations in twodimensional electron systems placed in an external quantizing magnetic field. Recently, the idea appeared to condense cyclotron magnetoexcitons, in which the electron and hole are at different Landau levels in the conduction band. From this point of view, triplet cyclotron magnetoexcitons (or spinflip excitons) in a quantumHall dielectric (electron filling factor n = 2) turned out to be the most promising. They are formed by an electron vacancy (Fermihole) at the completely filled zero Landau level and an excited spinflipped electron at the empty first Landau level. Spinflip excitons are the lowestenergy excitations in the system. In addition, they are longlived composite bosons with spin S = 1, whose lifetime reaches milliseconds. At temperatures T < 1 K and concentrations n_{ex }~ (110)% of the density of magnetic flux quanta in this Fermi system a new phase is formed, named magnetofermionic condensate. A distinctive feature of this condensate is its ability to spread from the region of photoexcitation into the volume of a quantumHall insulator over macroscopic distances  hundreds of microns and even millimeters. It is found in this work that the ability to propagate in a nondiffusive way over macroscopic distances is inherent not only to excitons in the roton minimum, with a generalized momentum on the order of the reciprocal magnetic length, $q\sim 1/l_B$, which form a coherent magnetoexciton condensate, but also to excitons with momenta close to zero, $q\sim 0$. Therefore, it can be presumed that at small momenta, the spinflip exciton transport also has a collective nature.
A.Gorbunov, A.Larionov, L.Kulik, V.Timofeev Spin defects in semiconductors are widely used for magnetic field sensing at the nanoscale. The most prominent example is the nitrogenvacancy (NV) center in diamond, which is already being commercialized for a variety of applications. The sensing principle is based on the opticallydetected magnetic resonance (ODMR) spectroscopy and requires application of resonant microwave (MW) fields with simultaneous measurement of the fluorescence intensity. Very recently, intrinsic defects in silicon carbide (SiC) emerged as serious candidates for sensing applications beyond diamond. SiC hosts spin centers (V_{Si}), particularly silicon vacancies and divacancies, which can be coherently controlled at room temperature, possess a long coherence time in the ms range, reveal singlephoton emission with a spectrally narrow zerophonon line, and show integrability into electronic and photonic circuits. Further, these spin centers in SiC permit alloptical, MWfree magnetometry (effect of level anticrossing). In particular, a MWfree approach allows measuring in electrically conducting environments, such as integrated circuits (IC’s) or biological solutions, because photoluminescence of V_{Si} in the 900 nm region, transparent to most biological materials. In this article, we propose an alternative quantum magnetometer based on SiC. We demonstrate the use of SiC nanoparticles with vacancy spin centers in combination with commercial AFM cantilevers. We have developed a fabrication protocol for quantum sensors compatible with modern scanning microscopes. For this purpose, we have fabricated nanoparticles with V_{Si}. Such crystals have been characterized and successfully attached to AFM probes.
Figure. Capture of a single 6HSiC nanoparticle with $V_{Si}$ at the tip of a commercial AFM cantilever (a) AFMtopography of the Si wafer section with helium ionirradiated 6HSiC nanoparticles. (b) Confocal image of the PL signal (at 900 nm, with 532 nm excitation) of the same section. (c) The fabrication of an AFM probe capturing of a single SiC nanoparticle with V_{Si}. (d) Control SEM images of the modified nanoSiC AFM probe
K.V.Likhachev et al.,
Under conditions of high pressures up to 157 GPa (1,57Mbar) and high temperatures up to 2000 K, seven different ironhydrogen FeHx compounds with completely different electronic and magnetic properties were synthesized. It was found that one of these compounds  FeH2 has a tetragonal crystal structure I4/mmm and at a pressure of 82 GPa is magnetic up to a temperature of about 174 K (Fig. 1a). Another surprising result is the discovery of one of the FeHx phases, of unknown composition, that at a pressure of 128 GPa remains magnetically ordered in the temperature range from 4 to 300 K, and the extrapolated value of the Neel temperature can reach ~ 2100 K! (Fig.1b). The existence of magnetic phases of iron compounds at such a record high pressure is unique and has not been observed to date. It should be noted that such high pressures are characteristic of the region located on the boundary between the lower mantle and the outer core of the Earth, in which iron predominates. Therefore, the obtained experimental data on the magnetic state and electronic properties of iron phases are very important both from the fundamental point of view of the physics of metals and their magnetism, and also from the point of view of the physics of the Earth and terrestrial magnetism.
Figure 1. Temperature dependence of the magnetic hyperfine field B_{hf} at Fe57 nuclei in the FeH_{2} phase at a pressure of 82 GPa; estimated Néel temperature is ~174 K (a); and in the FeHx(I) phase at a pressure of 128 GPa. Extrapolated value of the Neel temperature is ~ 2100 K (b).
A.Gavriliuk et al.
At the beginning of the nonlinear optics era, promoted by the invention of the laser, the higherorder nonlinearities were considered as the limiting factor for the nonlinear conversion processes. Since that time, such an intriguing research area appeared on the scientific horizon and the optical harmonic generation became the subject of intensive investigation. The extension of generated harmonics spectra to extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and Xray spectral regions due to the process of highorder harmonics (HHG) generation paves the way to the generation of coherent electromagnetic pulses with the duration of attosecond level ($\sim 10^{18}$), that can be used to study the dynamics of matter on the time scale of electron motion. Nowadays, only HHG sources can provide the completely coherent radiation in these spectral regions, but its moderate photon flux is a drawback . Thus, the development of methods aimed at the increase of harmonic generation efficiency is a key task on the way to the construction of EUV and Xray sources. One of these methods is to control the macroscopic response of the medium, that is a collective response of the atoms constituting this medium. In the present work the macroscopic response of the medium is studied while registering the loworder (5, 7, 9, 11 – Fig.1) harmonics generated by femtosecond radiation of the Fe:ZnSe laser system (wavelength is $4.5 \mu m$ , pulse duration is 160 fs by the level of FWHM) in the argon gas jet. In order to optimize the regime of lasermatter interaction and to enhance the optical harmonic generation efficiency the gas jet length and the pressure were tuned. The experimental results were supported by analytical and numerical calculations. It is demonstrated that the increase of the jet length up to the confocal parameter size boosts the generation efficiency by more than one order of magnitude. Moreover, change of the jet length also leads to the change of the phase matching conditions that causes the modification of dependence of the generation efficiency on pressure. The latter fact indicates that propagation effects are important in such interaction regimes.
Fig.1. Experimental spectrum of harmonics generated by the midinfrared $4.5 \mu m$, 160 fs pulse.
B. Rumiantsev et al.
Recently it has been shown that new 2D diamondlike films  hydrogenated and fluorinated graphene bilayers twisted near 30^{o} angles with forming interlayer bonding between the carbon atoms can have ultrawide band gaps. These films named moiré diamanes have superlattice atonic structures close amorphous diamond. To evaluate applications of the diamanes, for example, in optoelectronics and straintronics, the study of their mechanic properties is of great importance. Herein mechanic properties of such type of diamanes have been explored by abinitio molecular dynamics simulations. It is shown that for moiré diamanes the elastic constants differ noticeably from similar constants of the untwisted diamanes, and their break in plane occurs at larger strains than for the latter. Breakthrough under the action of the tip for the membrane Dn29.4 with twisted 29.4o angle occurs at greatest “critical” force value. Thus, the Dn29.4 diamane (an approximant of the quasicrystal) turned out to be more stiffed than the other diamanes.
Dn27.8 and Dn29.4 membranes (diameter 7 nm) bent without damage up to critical depths δ_{c}=11 Å and 9.4 Å, respectively. In this case, the “critical” force F applied to the Dn29.4 membrane turns out to be 4% higher than that for the Dn27.8 membrane.
Artyukh A.A., Chernozatonskii L.A.
The behavior of 2D systems in the vicinity of melting is one of the important problem of condensed matter physics. Here, we focus on the kinetics of defects and clusters of defects during the melting of 2D Yukawa system (which is well known closely packed system with hexagonal lattice at crystalline state). In particular, we have shown that concentration of defects is a nice universal measure, sharply depending on the temperature at melting and characterizing the solidliquid transition in two dimensions. Additionally, we obtained a spectrum of clusters of defects versus its mass; the spectrum also reveals quasiuniversal behaviour. Some metrics are proposed to use to quantify “solidliquid’’ transition of 2D closely packed systems.
Twodimensional Yukawa system in the vicinity of melting: concentration of defects n_{d} versus reduced temperature (here, T_{m} is the temperature of melting) taken at two different screening parameters κκ {\displaystyle \kappa } : (κ=2 (blue) and κ=4 (red)). Universality (i.e. the parameter n_{d } is κindependent) of this measure is clearly seen. Insets show how the defects (clusters consisting of blue and red particles) look like for the different phases: solidlike (a), hexatic (b) and melt (c). Most abundant defects (dislocations of mass 2 and 4) and point disclinations are also indicated. Green color corresponds to crystalline particles, blue and red particles have 5 and 7 nearest neighbors, respectively. As seen, the value of n_{d }can be used to unambiguously determine the phase state of the system.
B.A. Klumov Nematic aerogel immersed into the superfluid 3He significantly changes its properties. Since the strands in nematic aerogel are directed along one axis (the anisotropy axis of aerogel) it makes possible to observe the Polar phase of superfluid 3He in such a system. The Polar phase has some unique features that differs it from other superfluid phases of 3He: it has topologically protected Dirac nodal line in the quasiparticle energy spectrum, stable halfquantum vortices in the system, etc. In this letter we present another unique property of the system concerning its sound spectrum. In hydrodynamic regime two types of sound are possible in the superfluid system: the first sound – oscillations of pressure and density, and the second sound  oscillations of temperature and entropy. Due to interaction between impurities and 3He the combined system has four oscillation modes in the superfluid regime, including transverse oscillations of aerogel. Considering sound spectrum of the system we use another feature of the system  the big difference between the values of elastic coefficients of aerogel and 3He, i.e. the speed of the first sound in 3He is much greater than any speed of sound in aerogel. In real experiments aerogel is surrounded by superfluid 3He and considering lowfrequency modes of aerogel and 3He inside of it the liquid outside of aerogel can be assumed as incompressible. That is the reason for the existence of pure shear mode in the system where only oscillations of the form of aerogel are occurring while the volume of the system is fixed. The coupling between shear mode of aerogel and the second sound of superfluid liquid arises from anisotropy properties of aerogel. The found oscillation mode can explain the temperature dependence of frequency for one of resonances observed in experiments on oscillations of nematic aerogel in superfluid 3He. The given temperature dependence has two regimes: it is the same as in the fourth sound of the system in the vicinity of Tc, and further it follows the dependence of the shear mode of aerogel.
E.Surovtsev Layered Ba(Fe,Ni)_{2}As_{2} pnictides of the Ba122 family remain still attracting due to their anisotropic superconducting properties, and possible interplay between superconducting, nematic, and magnetic subsystems. Unfortunately, the superconducting properties of underdoped BaFe_{1.92}Ni_{0.08}As_{2} crystals have not been studied yet, whereas the available data on the Ba(Fe,Ni)_{2}As_{2} family are scattered and contradictory.
Here, for the first time we present a powerful complementary study of the superconducting order parameter symmetry in compounds with anisotropic superconducting properties in the crystallographic abplanes. Using incoherent multiple Andreev reflection effect (IMARE) spectroscopy and
A. Sadakov, A.Maratov, S.Kuzmichev et al. Twisted bilayer graphene is intensively studied nowadays. This material consists of two graphene layers; one of them is rotated with respect to another one by some twist angle q. Twisting produces the superstructure in the system. The band structure of twisted bilayer graphene depends substantially on q. At the so called first magic angle q_{c}≈1^{o}, it has 4 almost flat almost degenerate bands separated by energy gaps from lower and higher dispersive bands. This makes the electron liquid very susceptible to interactions. Magic angle twisted bilayer graphene shows unique properties including Mott insulating states and superconductivity. In this Letter we study the spin density wave as possible ground state of the magic angle twisted bilayer graphene, existing on the background of nonuniformly distributed electron density. We showed that doping reduced the symmetry of the spin density wave order parameter from C_{6} down to C_{2} indicating the appearance of the nematic state. For doped system, the local density of states at Fermi level also shows nematic properties. This is confirmed by experiments. The spin texture changes from collinear to almost coplanar with doping. We also showed that in energy units the onsite magnetization is larger than variation of the charge density when doping is less than 3 extra electrons or holes per supercell.
Fig. 1. The spatial distribution of the absolute value of the onsite spin density wave order parameter calculated at halffilling (two extra holes per supercell). The profile is stretched in some direction indicating the appearance of the nematic state.
A.Sboychakov, A.Rozhkov, A.Rakhmanov
This paper analyses the behaviour of semiconductor based artificial graphene (SAG) in magnetic field. The SAG is created by patterning of the honeycomb lattice on top of twodimensional electron gas. Why can one be interested in SAG when there is a very high quality natural graphene? The major difference is that SAG is tunable and hence can be driven to the regime of strong electron correlations that is impossible in natural graphene. Therefore, SAG is an avenue to study exotic manybody electronic states. Another difference is in the magnitude of the magnetic field. We predict the Wannier diagram shown in the figure. To observe such Wannier diagram in natural graphene one needs magnetic field about 200 thousand Tesla. Unless an experimentalist has a laboratory in the vicinity of a neutron star, such experiment is unrealistic. In SAG the predicted Wannier diagrams can be observed in usual laboratory magnetic fields.
Figure. Top panel  the DoS$(n, B)$ map calculated for the lattice with total modulation of the periodic potential $6.2$meV (dimensionless modulation $w=1$) and $80$nm period. The amplitude of shortwave disorder is $V_r=2$meV. Values $n_{1D}=3.6\cdot 10^{10}/$cm$^2$ and $n_{2D}=14.5\cdot 10^{10}/$cm$^2$ at $B=0$ mark the positions of the first and the second Dirac points. Bottom panel  Hall resistance $R_{xy}(B)$ for modulations $w=0.25$, $0.5$, $1.5$, calculated at fixed density $n=6\cdot10^{10}$cm$^{2}$ and disorder $V_r=2$meV. Dashed arrows show a correspondence between points on dark rays of DoS and centers of quantized plateaus $R_{xy}$.
O. A. Tkachenko, V. A. Tkachenko, D. G. Baksheev, O. P. Sushkov Currently, there is an increased interest in graphenelike groupIV materials such as silicene, germanene that are considered as perspective materials for the implementation of nextgeneration electronic devices. To control electronic properties one needs to apply a perpendicular electric field, therefore the insulating layer (or substrate) not destroying the twodimensional nature of these materials is required. The most promising candidate is CaF_{2}, having the closest lattice constant to the Si one and forming a quasi van der Waals interface with this material. In this work, we have grown the twodimensional Si layers embedded in a CaF_{2} dielectric matrix by molecular beam epitaxy and studied their properties by a variety of experimental methods. Studies using Raman spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) method confirm the formation of twodimensional Si layer areas in epitaxial structures obtained by the deposition of one, two and three biatomic Si layers (BLs) on the CaF_{2}/Si(111) substrate at temperature of 550°C. In the Raman spectra of these structures, a narrow peak at 418 cm^{–1} was found (Fig. 1), which is due to light scattering on vibrations of Si atoms in the plane of a twodimensional calciumintercalated Si layer. In the EPR spectra of multilayer structures with areas of twodimensional Si layers embedded in CaF_{2}, an isotropic EPR signal with an asymmetric Dyson shape and g = 1.9992 was observed under illumination. These characteristic properties make it possible to attribute this signal to photoinduced conduction electrons in extended twodimensional Si islands. The results of the photoluminescence study demonstrating the PL peak at 685 nm can be considered as an additional evidence in favor of the formation of twodimensional Si islands. The peak position corresponds to a bandgap width of 1.78 eV, that is in a good correspondence with the theoretical value obtained for bilayer silicene passivated with fluorine (e.g., when embedding in CaF_{2}). The results obtained can be useful for understanding the mechanisms of twodimensional material formation on CaF_{2}/Si(111) substrates.
Figure 1. Raman spectra from multilayer structures with 9 Si layers, each of which was obtained by deposition of 1 BL (curves 3 and 4), 2 BLs (curve 2) and 3 BLs (curve 1). The spectrum from the structure with one Si layer obtained by deposition of 1 Si BL (curve 5). For comparison the Raman spectra from the original Si(111) substrate (curve 7) and the CaF_{2} film (curve 6) with a thickness of 40 nm grown on the Si(111) substrate at 550°C are presented.
V. A. Zinovyev, A. F. Zinovieva, V. A. Volodin, A. K. Gutakovskii, A. S. Deryabin, A.Yu. Krupin, JETP Letters 116, issue 9 (2022)
Liouville gravity was invented by Polyakov as an alternative approach to superstring theory. The Liouville Minimal Gravity (MLG), which is a special exactly solvable class of Liouville gravity, was partly exactly solved by Knizhnik, Polyakov and A. Zamolodchikov in 1987.
A.Artem'ev and A.Belavin
We discuss the connection between the Schwinger particle creation in the constant electric field and the particle production in the Unruh and Hawking effects. For that we consider the combined effects, which involve simultaneously the Schwinger particle production and the other effects.
G.E. Volovik,
Superconductors with nontrivial pairing attract significant attention due to their rich physics. In this review, we discuss theoretical progress toward doped topological insulators that is the candidate for the spintriplet superconductor. At low temperatures, nematic superconductivity in doped topological insulators of the family Bi2Se3 emerges. The experiment reveals that under the transition of these materials to the superconducting state, a spontaneous violation of rotational symmetry occurs in them. Such superconductivity is usually called nematic. It is well described by a vector spintriplet order parameter. The review presents the main provisions of the microscopic theory and the phenomenological theory of GinzburgLandau (GL) for nematic superconductivity. Strong spinorbit coupling inherent for Bi2Se3 and two electronic bands at the Fermi surface give rise to a competition between superconducting states with different spin and orbital structures. It turns out that taking into account the hexagonal crystal symmetry of Bi2Se3 (which manifests itself in the hexagonal warping of the Fermi surface) is necessary for the realization of the experimentally observed spintriplet nematic phase. The dominance of the interorbital electronelectron pairing over the intraorbital one is another necessary condition for the existence of nematic superconductivity. In contrast to singlet superconductors, the critical temperature of the nematic superconductivity is partially sensitive to the nonmagnetic disorder. The effect of Lifshitz transition from close to open Fermi surface under doping and the surface Andreev states are also discussed. The derivation of the GL theory with a twocomponent vector order parameter from the microscopic theory is presented. The GL approach shows that the ground state of the doped superconducting Bi2Se3 is either a nematic phase with the real order parameter and spontaneous strain or a “chiral” phase with the complex order parameter and spontaneous magnetization. The vector structure of the order parameter causes an unusual relationship between the superconductivity and the strain or magnetization. In particular, it gives rise to a strong anisotropy of the upper critical field (see Figure), a peculiar Pauli paramagnetism of triplet Cooper pairs, and the possible existence of the spin vortices with MajoranaKramers fermion pairs located near their cores.
Figure description: Figure. A solid line shows in the polar coordinates the experimentally observed dependence of the upper critical magnetic field $H_{c2}$ on the angle $\theta$ between the direction of the applied field and the strain axis for two single crystals of Sr$_x$Bi$_2$Se$_3$ (A. Yu. Kuntsevich et al, Phys. Rev. B {\textbf 100} 224509 (2019)); (Á) the sample is stretched, (b) the sample is compressed. GinzburgLandau's theory of nematic superconductivity fits the experiment well.
Khokhlov D.A., Akzyanov R.S., Rakhmanov A.L.
One of the trends in the development of physical acoustics is the search for and prediction of phenomena similar to those discovered or predicted in nonlinear optics [1]. To a large extent, this concerns nonlinear phenomena associated with soliton dynamics. The temporal durations of the investigated acoustic solitons lie in a wide range of values from micro to subpicoseconds. In this case, carrier frequencies fill the far ultrasonic range from units to hundreds of gigahertz. The trend noted above also takes place in the study of optical and acoustic solitons containing about one and even half of the oscillation period of the corresponding physical nature. The studies of dissipative optical solitons should be singled out as a separate line [2]. Here the properties of both quasimonochromatic and unipolar solitons are studied. Acoustic analogs of optical dissipative solitons are considered in accordance with the abovementioned trend [3].
1. F.V. Bunkin, Yu.A. Kravtsov, and G.A. Lyakhov, Sov. Phys. – Uspekhi 29, 607 (1986).
S. V. Sazonov
MnBi_{2}Te_{4} is the most promising platform for realizing nontrivial quantum effects, such as the quantum anomalous Hall effect and the topological quantum magnetoelectric effect. Recently, modifications of the stoichiometry of this material have been actively studied. In this work the electronic and spin structure of the topological surface states (TSS) of layered materials (MnBi_{2}Te_{4})(Bi_{2}Te_{3})_{m}, m=1, 2 was studied.
Electronic and spin structure with inplane and outofplane spin orientation for MnBi_{4}Te_{7} and MnBi_{6}Te_{10} surfaces terminated by a magnetic septuple layer, and their change when an electric field (0.34 eV/Å) is applied perpendicular to the surface. The circles show the change in the localization of the Dirac point and the Dirac gap size.
A.Shikin et al.
HgTe/CdHgTe quantum wells (QWs) are one of the most interesting objects of modern condensed matter physics due to a number of unique properties Among them is the possibility of a topological phase transition induced not only by changing parameters of the HgTe QW, but also by varying pressure, temperature, or degree of disorder. For double HgTe/CdHgTe QWs there is another possibility, namely the degree of structure inversion asymmetry of the system caused by the electric field.
Figure illustrating the main charge distribution and electric field orientation in the double HgTe/CdHgTe ptype QW.
A.V.Ikonnikov et al.
The observations at RHIC and the LHC in $AA$ collisions of the transverse flow effects and the strong suppression of high$p_T$ hadron spectra (jet quenching) give evidence of the quarkgluon plasma (QGP) formation in $AA$ collisions. It is possible that a small QGP fireball can be formed in $pp$ collisions as well. The mini QGP formation in $pp$ collisions should lead to some jet modification. But since the effect should be small, it is practically impossible to detect it via the medium modification of the hadron spectra as compared to predictions of the standard perturbative QCD calculations. A promising observable for quenching effects in $pp$ collisions is the variation with the soft (underlying event (UE)) hadron multiplicity of the medium modification factor $I_{pp}$ for the hadrontagged jet fragmentation functions.
B.G.Zakharov The Lieb lattice is included as a sublattice in a very wide class of compounds with a perovskite type lattice, which have a wide variety of physical properties: hightemperature superconductors, ferroelectrics, ferromagnets and multiferroic. In this paper we show that for twodimensional Lieb lattice the energy of electron system decreases as a result of displacements of edge atoms from the centers along the edges. A decrease in the electronic energy leads to the appearance of soft phonon modes, anharmonic phonons, and to lattice instability. Under certain conditions, as a result, in the case of strong instability (i) a partially ordered sublattice of edge atoms arises with the doubled number of equilibrium positions for them, and (ii) quantum tunneling of edge atoms between equilibrium positions leads to the appearance of quantum tunneling modes. The results of the work can be used in the study of a very wide range of phenomena: from high temperature superconductivity to fast proton transport in confined water, and quantum properties of a hydrogen bond.
M.I. Ryzhkin, A.A. Levchenko, I.A. Ryzhkin
Ferroelectric domain reversal (engineering) is indispensable for nonlinear optics and highly promising for nanoscale memory devices. One of important features of the ferroelectric polarization reversal is that the necessary applied electric fields are typically orders of magnitude smaller than the depolarizing fields arising during this process. Thus, a strong compensation of arising polarization fields and charges is necessary. Very low bulk conductivity of ferroelectrics prevents such a compensation.
Sturman B., Podivilov E., A complete understanding of soft matter rheology (including also elastic turbulence, or drag reduction) is still lacking. According to Newton response of a material (shear stress $\sigma (t) $) is proportional to the the applied shear strain $\gamma (t)$. However in many cases when shear strain ${\dot {\bar \gamma }}$ is suddenly withdrawn, the stress decays exponentially with a certain relaxation time in a contrast to the instantaneous dissipation in a Newtonian liquid. The following nomenclature of types of viscoelastic flows (nonlinear viscoelasticity) are used to describe observations in soft matter materials
E. I. Kats Under certain conditions a whole group of resonant centers (atoms, molecules, quantum dots etc) can emit radiation with parameters completely different from what a single resonant center would produce. This occurs due to either the emissionmediated interaction between resonant centers or certain constructive interference effects. Such collective emission phenomena when multiple dipole oscillators radiate inphase are often referred as the superradiance and can result in generation of ultrashort intense light pulses. In this Letter we demonstrate an unusual example of such collective radiation phenomena upon the excitation of an optically thick layer of a twolevel medium by a pair of driving subcycle attosecond pulses, such that the delay between them equals half of the period of the medium resonant transition. We find that in such a system the optical response represents a pair of two unipolar halfcycle pulses of opposite sign separated by a temporal gap proportional to the layer thickness. Such response results from the constructive interference of the emission of twolevel centers distributed over the whole layer thickness. Alternatively, one can represent the layer’s response as the radiation of the halfcycle pulse of the induced medium polarization sandwiched in between two excitation pulses and propagating along with them. Unipolar pulses are of significant interest themselves as they possess constant sign of the electric field and are thus able to efficiently transfer momentum to charged particles both in free space and in the medium. The paper finding can be therefore not only of fundamental interest but also outline a novel way for producing unipolar subcycle pulses of controllable shape in resonant media.
A. Pakhomov, M. Arkhipov, N. Rosanov, R.Arkhipov
One of the most crucial challenges for implementing a trapped ion quantum computer is temperature control. The fidelity of quantum gates, especially involving multiple qubits, dramatically reduces if the ions are not cooled to a low enough level. Hence, the problem of determining the temperature of ion chains in the LambDicke regime has to be solved efficiently in a practical sense. For the purpose of simplifying the measurement process, this letter addresses the usage of a phenomenon referred to as Rabi oscillation dephasing.
Rabi oscillation dephasing in the first ion of a 5ion chain. The mean motional quantum number is approximately equal to 75, which corresponds to the temperature of 1.7 mK.
N.Semenin et al.
Giant photoconductance of a quantum point contact (QPC) has been discovered experimentally and studied numerically in [13]. The effect occurred in the tunneling mode, under irradiation by terahertz radiation with photon energy ħw_{0} = 2.85 meV, close to the difference between the top of the potential barrier and the Fermi energy ħw_{0} = U_{0}  E_{F} (Fig. a). The effect was explained by the photonstimulated transport (PST) of electrons due to the absorption of photons. However, a counterintuitive disappearance of the photoconductance observed in [1] for a higher photon energy ħw_{1} = 6.74 meV, has not received a clear qualitative explanation, although it agrees with the results of the numerical calculations [1,2]. Here we propose such an explanation based on semiclassical considerations of the momentum conservation at PST. The explanation is illustrated in Fig. b, which shows the electron dispersion laws near the stopping point and near the top of the barrier, as well as optical transitions with photon energies ħw_{0} É ħw_{1}. It can be seen that for the "resonant" photon energy ħw_{0} = U_{0}  E_{F}, the optical transition from the bottom of the lower parabola to the bottom of the upper parabola is vertical and does not require additional scattering in momentum; therefore, the probability of such a transition is high. On the contrary, for ħw_{1} > ħw_{0}, the transition to a state with a high kinetic energy of an electron over the top of the barrier requires simultaneous scattering in momentum (the dashed line in Fig. b), so the probability of such a transition is small due to the small probability of acquiring a large momentum under transfer through a smooth barrier. We calculated PST spectra according to the perturbation theory, as the product of the optical transition probability W and the electron transfer probability D through the potential barrier in the final state. The calculated spectra contain peaks corresponding to the optical transitions from the Fermi level to the top of the potential barrier, in accordance with the numerical results [2] and with the explanation proposed here. On the other hand, our calculations restrict this explanation, which is based on the assumption that the optical transitions at the stopping points yield the major contribution to the PST. In reality, a relatively broad region, which includes a smooth foot of the barrier, yields a considerable contribution to the matrix element of the optical transitions.
[1] M. Otteneder, Z. D. Kvon, O. A. Tkachenko, V. A. Tkachenko, A. S. Jaroshevich, E. E. Rodyakina, A. V. Latyshev, S. D. Ganichev, Phys. Rev. Applied. 10, 014015 (2018). [2] O. A. Tkachenko, V. A. Tkachenko, D. G. Baksheev, Z. D. Kvon, JETP Lett. 108, 396 (2018). [3] V. A. Tkachenko, Z. D. Kvon, O. A. Tkachenko, A. S. Yaroshevich, E. E. Rodyakina, D. G. Baksheev, A. V. Latyshev, JETP Lett. 113, 331 (2021).
D.M. Kazantsev, V.L. Alperovich, V.A. Tkachenko, Z.D. Kvon
In a direct drive ICF plasma with strong temperature gradients appearing in the absorption domain a mean free path of electrons can be comparable to the temperature space scale. A significant contribution to heat flux is made by the electrons with energy few times greater the thermal one. These electrons runaway the region of strong gradient that provide the energy flux nonlocality. The Fourier law states that the flux in a given point is proportional to the electron temperature gradient with heat conductivity coefficient at this point. In the nonlocal regime the electron energy flux is dependent on plasma parameters in a nearby region. In turn, absorption efficiency and target dynamics depends on heat transfer. Selfconsistent simulation of the nonlocal effect requires collisional kinetic model. The FokkerPlanck simulation has been used to simulate electron dynamics of laser heated plasma. Such a model is limited to rather short temporal and spatial scales (several hundreds of electronions collision times and free path length) and can't be directly used in global ICF simulations. However, kinetic model makes it possible to test a number of kernelbased nonlocal models, which could be incorporated in ICF hydrocodes. In Fig. 1 the comparison of heat wave dynamics is presented with several models included: FP — the FokkerPlanck kinetic simulation, f=0.15 — the flux limited SpitzerHarm model, Psi_BB — our nonlocal model with integral form heat flux. The latter is applied to simulations of direct drive ICF target. The nonlocal effects lead to shell smoothing and modified dynamics during target compression, that has an impact on the ignition.
S.Glazyrin, V. Lykov, S.Karpov, N.Karlykhanov, D.Gryaznykh, V. Bychenkov
Implementation of the next generation of supercomputers will not be possible without energyefficient digital and storage technologies “beyondCMOS”. In the published paper "Magnetic memory effect in planar ferromagnet/superconductor/ferromagnet microbridges", a possible design of a novel superconducting element of magnetic memory is proposed. The element functioning is based on an experimentally observed effect of storing the lowresistive state of the ferromagnet/superconductor/ferromagnet trilayers. The power consumption in the resistive state is only 15 pW, which is 3000 times less than one obtained earlier on similar structures and 24 orders of magnitude less than the power consumption of modern CMOS memory elements
L.N.Karelina et al. The only way to solve problem of the knee in the HECR spectrum is to determine the composition of CRs. The conclusions of this work are based on the analysis of the characteristics of EAS cores obtained using Xray emulsion chambers. According to these data, a number of anomalous effects are observed in the knee region, such as an increase in the absorption length of hadron showers, a scaling violation in the spectra of secondary hadrons, an excess of muons in EAS with gamma families, a violation of isotopic invariance, the appearance of halos and the alignment of energy centers along a straight line. At the same energies equivalent to 1100 PeV, laboratory system colliders show scaling behavior. So analysis of the data on the EAS cores suggests that the knee in their spectrum is formed by a component of cosmic rays of a nonnuclear nature, possibly consisting of stable (quasistable) particles of hypothetical strange quark matter. In this case, cosmic rays up to the fracture energy at 3 PeV consist of nuclei from protons to iron, and at high energies in the knee region from strangelets with electric charges Z = 301000.
Fig.1. The spectrum of cosmic rays.
S.B.Shaulov , V.A.Ryabov, A.L.Shepetov, S.E.Pyatovsky, V.V.Zhukov, K.A.Kupriyanova, E.N.Gudkova
Plasma turbulence developing in intense highfrequency fields have been studied for more than 60 years. Such interest is connected with the problems of plasma heating in thermonuclear fusion devices, and to explain the features of the propagation of highpower radio waves in nearEarth plasmas. In particular, highpower groundbased and spaceborne transmitters are capable of inducing artificial ionospheric turbulence (AIT). This AIT can modify the properties of radio waves’ propagation significantly, and affect the operation of radio communication and radio sounding systems. In laboratory experiments performed on largescale KROT device the turbulence was studied arising in a magnetoplasma when it was heated by intense highfrequency pump pulse. Largescale cold quasiuniform and magnetized plasma column (4 m in length and about 1 m in diameter) makes it possible to simulate ionospheric phenomena in a socalled “boundaryfree” approximation. The pump pulse was applied to the loop antenna at frequencies both lower than electron gyrofrequency, and above it. The turbulence manifests itself in excitation of plasma density perturbations, generation of lowfrequency electric currents, strong pump pulse selfmodulation, and the modulation of test electromagnetic waves propagating through the perturbed plasma area. Turbulent density irregularities were studied by a set of microwave resonator probe (MRP) operated simultaneously. Correlation analysis of MRP data revealed the properties of spacetime density dynamics. The density disturbances are field aligned and narrow (about 1 cm across the magnetic field). The electric currents pulsate in a direction mainly parallel to ambient magnetic field, and correlate with density disturbances. The turbulence occurred in a magnetoplasma transparent to the pump wave only, i.e. at frequencies below the electron gyrofrequency; at higher frequencies the turbulence was not observed. The measurements of turbulence decay characteristic time after the pump switching off, on the one hand, and estimates based on electron and ion transport velocities, on the other, suggest the fast unipolar regime of density disturbances’ evolution. The turbulence (AIT) similar to those studied in a paper can arise in active ionospheric experiments with powerful satellitebased transmitters used to emit whistler waves at frequencies below the local gyrofrequency. Particularly, selfmodulation effects observed can lead to noiselike signal distortions, and impose the limitations on radio pulse duration and amplitude.
(a) – laboratory experiment layout; (b) – pump pulse envelope waveforms received in plasma at various pump power levels
I.Yu.Zudin et al.
The idea of a metric with changing signature attracts a lot of attention in quantum cosmology, quantum gravity and condensed matter physics. Whereas all experiments and observations do not question the fact that the classical metric of the Universe has Lorentzian signature, we can consider the problems with signature changing in quantum gravity, cosmological models of the initial moments of the Universe. From the mathematical point of view the existence of a special signature is not evident. Therefore, one might ask two simple questions. The first one is about the generalization of Riemannian geometry, which allows the coexisting of different signatures of metric. The second question is why this is the Lorentzian signature that is observed in practice. One of the possibilities for the generalization of Riemannian geometry is complexification of space – time manifold, and the appearance of complex geometry with holomorphic functions introduced instead of the real functions. In this theory there is a problem of the reduction of 4D complex manifold to the observed 4D real world. In the present approach the problem is considered differently.
We start from RiemannCartan gravity instead of conventional general relativity. This theory is easily generalized to the case of varying signature. In order to introduce arbitrary signature of space – time the nontrivial metric is introduced in tangential space. It is given by real symmetric matrix O_{ab}, which is our new dynamical variable (considered in addition to vierbein and spin connection). Now, depending on O_{ab} the general signature of metric can be arbitrary. There are several different forms of O_{ab, }to which it can be reduced. Minkowski signature corresponds to O=diag(1,1,1,1) and O=diag(1,1,1,1). Euclidean signature corresponds to O=diag(1,1,1,1) and O=diag(1,1,1,1). The cases O=diag(1,1,1,1) and O=diag(1,1,1,1) represent the signature, which is typically not considered in the framework of conventional quantum field theory. For these canonical forms of the O, the vierbein belongs to representation of one of the three groups SO(4), SO(3,1), SO(2,2). The local gauge theory would contain the gauge field of one of the three Lie algebras. The group, which contains SO(4), SO(3,1), SO(2,2) must be introduced. The SL(4,R) group is taken as an example.
Therefore, we have a theory, which simultaneously describes geometry with different signatures allowed. One of the possibilities must be chosen dynamically through the corresponding Lagrangian for the O field and for the modified RiemannCartan gravity. We consider the general form of the Lagrangian, which describes dynamics of the field O. It appears that Lorentzian signature is preferred dynamically for a certain choice of such a Lagrangian. As an example of the possible application of the proposed approach we consider separation of spacetime to the pieces with different signatures. An analogue of the black hole configuration, in which the interior has Euclidean signature is discussed. In this setup the radial dynamics of a particle was shortly considered.
To conclude, we propose the theory, which allows to the signature of metric to be changed dynamically. This theory, in principle, allows investigation of various aspects of quantum gravity, and the early Universe cosmology. There is also an interesting mathematics behind.
S.Bondarenko, M.Zubkov
The transition to superconducting digital circuits utilizing only Josephson junctions as functional elements promises a drastically increased integration density while maintaining high speed and energy efficiency. For this purpose, it was proposed to represent information in the form of the superconducting order parameter phase changes on bistable Josephson junctions. However, the practical fabrication of such Josephson heterostructures with parameters suitable for largescaleintegration density circuits doesn't yet seem possible. In this paper, we propose the concept of phase logic based on standard Josephson $\pi $junctions having a single minimum of potential energy at the superconducting order parameter phase difference value equal to $\pi $. A complete set of $\pi $phase logical elements necessary for the operation of digital devices is presented.
A.A.Maksimovskaya et al. Active development of optical quantum technologies including optical quantum computing and longrange quantum communications stimulates the creation of quantum memory (QM). The creation of highlyefficient QM will not only significantly expand the capabilities of these technologies, but will also contribute to the creation of new directions in their development. In this work a quantum memory protocol based on the revival of silenced echo (ROSE) signal in a ^{167}Er^{3+}:Y_{2}SiO_{5} crystal at a telecommunications wavelength has been experimentally implemented for input light fields with a small number of photons. A storage efficiency of 44% with a storage time of 40 µs was achieved. The input pulse contained on average ~340 photons, and the reconstructed echo signal ~150 photons, at a signaltonoise ratio of 4. The main source of noise is the spontaneous emission of atoms remaining in the excited state due to the imperfection of rephasing pulses. Methods for increasing the signal to noise ratio are proposed and discussed in order to implement efficient quantum memory for singlephoton light fields.
Fig.1. Storage of weak coherent input pulse (black curve at t = 0) with ~340 photons. Revival of silenced echo signal (blue curve at t=40 μs) contained ~150 photons in average. Retrieval efficiency of input pulse was 40%. Optical noise level from spontaneous emission within the echo temporal mode was ~40 photons.
M.M.Minnegaliev et al.
Recent discovery of the first intrinsic antiferromagnetic topological insulator, layered MnBi_{2}Te_{4 }with Neel temperature of 25.4K and a magnetic gap in the electronic topological surface states as a prerequisite for the realization of anomalous quantum Hall state [1] has triggered the beginning of studying a series of quantum materials which MnBi_{2}Te_{4} belongs to and which are known today as MnBi_{2}Te_{4}·n(Bi_{2}Te_{3}), where an integer index n shows the number of the quintuple TeBiTeBiTe atomic layer blocks (QLs) inserted between the neighboring magnetic septuple TeBiTeMnBiTe atomic layer blocks (SLs) [2]. Remining topologically nontrivial at room temperature, the bulk crystals of MnBi_{2}Te_{4}·n(Bi_{2}Te_{3}) can also be considered as MnBi_{2}Te_{4}/n(Bi_{2}Te_{3}) heterostructures with n running from 0 to ∞ [3]
Fig.1 Normalized Raman spectra of MnBi_{2}Te_{4}·n(Bi_{2}Te_{3}) with n >0 (solid curves) and n QL of Bi_{2}Te_{3 }(open circles [4]).
[1] M. M. Otrokov et. al., Nature 576, 416 (2019).
N. A.Abdullaev et al. We present 2D frequencyresolved measurements of terahertz emission from a singlecolor femtosecond filament. In the lowfrequency spectral range from 0.1 to 0.5 THz the conical shape of the THz fluence is observed, with the cone angle decreasing with growing frequency. This shape complies with the models of THz emission proposed in the literature. However, at higher frequency of ~1 THz, the twolobe shape of THz fluence is measured. In the transverse plane, the axis containing the THz emission maxima is orthogonal to the linear polarization of the pump laser pulse. For the elliptical pump polarization, the cone shape of emission pattern is restored. The observed THz directional diagram is found to be essentially sensitive to the laser pulse polarization direction. The majority of theoretical works propose a THz pattern to be conical regardless of the THz frequency or pump laser pulse polarization. Some of the models propose the modulation of the cone, which nevertheless is not enough to split the cone into the two lobes. The experimental data on both spectral and spatial characteristics of THz emission gathered in our work pave the way to comprehension of the physics underlying the THz emission from a singlecolor filament.
Normalized angular distributions of radiation at frequency of 1 THz, obtained for horizontal (a) vertical (b) and elliptical (c) polarization of the laser pump pulse
Rizaev G.E., Mokrousova D.V., PushkarevD.V. et al.
PecceiQuinn axions, suggested as a solution to the strong CPproblem, are viewed as one of the most credible candidates for the dark matter. Spin of particles couples to the oscillating pseudomagnetic field caused through Weinberg's derivative interaction by their motion in the dark halo of our galaxy. Close to the speed of light velocity of particles in storage rings makes the Weinberg interaction the dominant source of the axion signal and strongly enhances the performance of the particle spin as a NMRlike axion antenna. The current searches for the resonant spin rotation in storage rings use the JEDI collaboration developed technique of the buildup of the vertical polarization from the inplane one. In the case of protons the showstopper for the JEDI approach is a short spin coherence time. Based on our analytic treatment of the impact of the spin coherence time on the frequency scanning search for the axion signal, we suggest the alternative scheme of a rotation of the initially vertical spin onto the horizontal plane. This scheme is free of the axion field phase ambiguity, does not need radiofrequency spin flippers and can readily be implemented with polarized protons stored in the Nuclotron, NICA and PTR storage rings as an axion antenna. Of particular interest is PTR with concurrent electric and magnetic bending. We suggest to run PTR off of the frozen spin mode, varying the electric and magnetic fields in sync to retain the injection energy. This would make PTR a unique broaband axion antenna covering the axion field oscillation frequencies below 0.5 MHz.
N.N.Nikolaev
JETP Letters 115, issue 10 (2022)
Quantum interference of electrons travelling along the closed diffusive trajectories yields the correction to the conductivity of the electron system [1, 2]. In case of constructive interference the electrons become more "localized" and the net resistivity rises. Presence of spinorbit interaction facilitates the spin rotation of electrons moving in closed loops and promotes the destructive interference of electron waves leading to the decrease of the resistivity. This effect is traditionally referred to as "weak antilocalization". Thus, studying the resistance of the 2D electron system in the presence of weak antilocalization can be used both to judge the parameters of electron wave coherence and to extract the strength of the spinorbit interaction  one of the key fundamental interactions governing the semiconductor physics of spin.
Quantum corrections to the conductivity of the twodimensional electron system enclosed in a 4 nm AlAsquantum well. The blue circles denote experimental data, and the black line is approximation according to the work [5]
[1] Hikami S., Larkin A. I., Nagaoka Y. Progress of Theoretical Physics. 63, 707710 (1980)
A. V. Shchepetilnikov, A. R. Khisameeva, A. A. Dremin, I. V. Kukushkin A new method of hardening industrial products by laser generation of a powerful shock wave (SW) melting the metal is proposed. A laser pulse of 0.11 picosecond duration with maximum intensity determined by the optical breakdown of air is used. In metals with low reflection coefficient (e.g., titanium considered here) the absorbed energy is tens of J/square cm. In this case, due to poor thermal conductivity of titanium, the initial pressures reach values of the order of 10^{12} Pascal. The SW melts the metal as long as the pressures at the front exceed the values of 10^{11} Pa. As a result, the thickness of the melt layer is an order of magnitude greater than in melting due to thermal conductivity alone. The specifics of the SW transition from melting (mode M) to nonmelting (mode S) propagation are important. During crystallization of the melt layer, the connection with the crystalline ordering of the parent monocrystal, which represented the titanium target before the laser exposure, is lost. The point is that a rather wide transition zone (up to 100 nm) of "mechanical" melting occurs during the MS transition [1]. This zone is filled with randomly oriented particles of nanocrystallites inside the melt [1]. The solidification of the liquid layer due to heat conduction into the volume through the MS transition zone leads to crystallization starting from these nanocrystallites. As a result, after solidification, the melt layer is transformed into a layer filled with randomly oriented crystallites. This layer is qualitatively different from the underlying single crystal. The nonmelting SW that has escaped into the underlying monocrystal leaves a dislocation trace in the monocrystal. The concentration of dislocations gradually decreases as they move away from the boundary of the layer that has gone through melting and crystallization. This is due to the weakening of the SW. Figure shows the Q6 order parameter profiles in M mode (43.2 ps) and in S mode (52.881.6 ps). The values of Q6 below the dashed horizontal line refer to the liquid phase. The MS transition region is clearly visible on the upper panel and on the S profiles. The spatial coordinate x in Figure is from the initial position of the titaniumair boundary.
[1] Budzevich et al., Evolution of ShockInduced OrientationDependent Metastable States in Crystalline Aluminum, Phys. Rev. Lett. vol. 109, 125505 (2012)
V.A. Khokhlov, V.V. Zhakhovsky, N.A. Inogamov, S.I. Ashitkov, D.S. Sitnikov, K.V. Khishchenko, Y.V. Petrov, S.S. Manokhin, I.V. Nelasov, Y.R. Kolobov, V.V. Shepelev
Cooling and trapping atoms near the atom chip need high local concentration of atoms. It increases the sensitivity of quantum sensors based on atom chip through the increasing of the cold atoms in the trap cooled for the smallest time. A method for increasing the loading rate of atoms into a Ushaped magnetooptical trap of atoms near an atomic chip is considered in this paper. The approach is based on focusing a lowvelocity atomic beam into the localization region of atoms on an atomic chip. The mode of focusing with excessive damping is considered. In this case, the focal length does not depend on the initial transverse velocity of the atoms. It is shown that due to the focusing of the atomic beam, it is possible to increase the loading rate by a factor of 160 in the localization region with a diameter of 250 μm.
A.E. Afanasiev et.al
An approach that makes it possible to calculate the coherence and interference characteristics of macroscopic quantum systems is proposed. A general method based on the Schmidt decomposition for the analysis of twoparticle quantum systems is presented. This method makes it possible to investigate the quantum entanglement between the system and the environment, as well as the coherence of interfering alternatives. Simple formulas expressing the relationship between coherence, interference visibility, and the Schmidt number are obtained. As an illustration, the characteristics of coherence and interference for the multimode quantum Schrödinger cat state were studied. It was shown that the phenomenon of decoherence of multimode states is clearly manifested under conditions where there are many modes, with the average number of photons per mode is much less than unity. Hypothetically, macroscopically distinguishable interfering alternatives in the multimode Schrödinger cat state can be characterized by arbitrarily high values of the total energy and the total number of photons. However, such macroscopically distinguishable superpositions are almost completely destroyed already when observing a limited number of environmental modes, which contain totally about one photon. Thus, the fate of the legendary Schrödinger's cat does not depend on a macroscopic observer, but on microscopic processes affecting a limited number of environmental modes and constituting a negligible fraction of the initial multimode state itself. The figure shows the dependence of the probability of "survival" for a multimode Schrödinger cat depending from the number of measured environment modes m. It can be seen that, starting approximately from $m = 15 \cdot \ 10^3$ (corresponds to a $m \alpha^2 = 1.5$ photon), the superposition of the states of a “live” and “dead” cat is almost completely destroyed.
The dependence of the probability of "survival" of the Schrödinger cat from the number of reduced modes. The amplitude of each mode $\alpha = 0.01$, the total number of modes $n = 1 000 000. 30 $ numerical experiments were performed.
Yu. I. Bogdanov, N. A. Bogdanova, D. V. Fastovets, V. F. Lukichev
The notion of the Planckian dissipation is extended to the system of the Carolide GennesMatricon energy levels in the vortex core of superconductors and fermionic superfluids. In this approach, the Planck dissipation takes place when the inverse scattering time is comparable with the distance between the levels (the minigap). This type of Planck dissipation determines the transition to the regime, when the effect of the axial anomaly becomes important. The anomalous spectral flow of the energy levels along the chiral branch of the Carolide GennesMatricon states takes place in the superPlanckian regime. Also, the Planck dissipation separates the laminar flow of the superfluid liquid and the vortex turbulence, see dashed vertical line in the phase diagram. The phase diagram is determined by two Reynolds numbers, related to two types of Planckian dissipation. It has three regions. The laminar flow takes place in the superPlanckian regime with the spectral flow. In the subPlanckian regime the spectral flow is suppressed, which leads to quantum turbulence. The grey line marks the crossover between two regimes of quantum turbulence: the classicallike Kolmogorov cascade, and the Vinentype turbulence with the single length scale – the distance between vortices.
G.E. Volovik
The essence of the optical diode effect is as follows: the intensity of light transmitted through a plate of material in one direction is several times higher than the intensity of light transmitted in the opposite direction. Fig. 1a. shows cases in which the polarization of the electric component $E^{\omega }$ does not change with the reversal of the wave vector. Consequently, the magnetic component of light $H^{\omega}$ flips the direction. This leads to the change of sign in the sum of operators of electric and magnetic dipole transitions: $dE^{\omega } + \mu H^{\omega }$. For materials where both space and time inversion symmetry is broken (FeZnMo_{3}O_{8} is an example), the net probability of transition $W_{\psi _1 \psi_z} \sim  \langle \psi _1  dE^{\omega }+ \mu H^{\omega }  \psi _2 \rangle ^2$ contains additional terms linear in magnetic and electric components of the light wave $E^{\omega } _{\alpha} H^{\omega } _{\beta }$. Due to these terms, the absorption intensity changes with the change of sign of one of the components. In this work we contribute to the microscopic theory of interaction of electromagnetic waves with the dipole and magnetic moments of Fe^{2+} ions in the FeZnMo_{3}O_{8} crystal. The energy levels, wave functions and transition probabilities between the states of the ^{5}D term are calculated. For free Fe^{2+} ion electric dipole transitions within the states of 3d^{n} electronic configuration are forbidden by the parity conservation law, and the electric quadrupole transitions are weak. Thus, the mechanism of magnetic dipole transitions becomes dominant. In FeZnMo_{3}O_{8} the Fe^{2+} ion occupies the positions with no inversion symmetry. The states of the 3d^{6} electronic configuration mix with the configuration of opposite parity 3d^{5}4p, as well as with the states in which electrons from the nearest oxygen ions can be transferred to the 3d shell. The mixing process induces electric dipole transitions within the states of the 3d^{6} configuration. According to our calculations in FeZnMo_{3}O_{8}, the contributions of magnetic and electric dipole transitions in the terahertz region of the absorption spectrum turned out to be of the same order of magnitude. This circumstance explains the basic feature of the optical diode effect. Some of the results of our calculations are shown in Fig. 1b, 1c.
Fig. 1. (a) The illustration of the optical diode effect. The width of the cylinders reflects the intensity of light. (b) Experimental (symbols from Ref [1]) and calculated (solid lines) magnetic field dependence of the absorption frequencies. (c) Magnetic field dependence of the absorption coefficients calculated in this work.
[1] Shukai Yu, Bin Gao, Jae Wook Kim, SangWook Cheong, Michael K. L. Man, Julien Madeo, Keshav M. Dani, Diyar Talbayev, Phys. Rev. Lett., 120, 037601 (2018)
K. V. Vasin, M. V. Eremin and A. R. Nurmukhametov
In recent years much interest was attracted to experimental studies of Hall effect at low temperatures in the normal state of high  temperature superconductors (cuprates), which is achieved in very strong external magnetic fields [1]. The observed anomalies of Hall effect in these experiments were usually attributed to Fermi surface reconstruction due to formation of (antiferromagnetic) pseudogap and corresponding quantum critical point [2].
Fig.1 Dependence of Hall number $n_H$ on doping  comparison with experiment [1] on YBCO, $\delta=12n$  hole concentration, stars  theory (for typical spectrum parameters for YBCO and relatively strong correlations), circles  experiment.
E.Z. Kuchinskii, N.A. Kuleeva, D.I. Khomskii, M.V. Sadovskii.
A review of research on geodesic acoustic modes and Alfvén Eigenmodes (AE), and their relations to other types of turbulence and plasma confinement in tokamaks and stellarators is presented. The main experiments were carried out at the T10 tokamak (Russia) with powerful electron cyclotron heating (ECH) of the plasma and at the TJII stellarator (Spain), where the plasma was created and heated by ECH and neutral beam injection (NBI). With NBI, AEs are excited in the plasma, the AE frequency is varied with the plasma density n according to the Alfvén scaling (f_{AE}~n^{1/2}). In addition to AE with a continuous frequency change, chirped AE modes with a sharp change in frequency can occur. Alfvén modes can worsen the confinement of energetic particles. When the additional ECH is supplied, AEs are weakened, so it is proposed to use ECH to suppress Alfvén modes in future fusion reactors.
Evolution of the Alfvén mode from continuous to chirped and back in the TJII stellarator with neutral beam injection (NBI) and variation in the power of electroncyclotron heating (ECH). Top  spectrum of magnetic fluctuations. White line is the Alfvén scaling on the density (f_{AE}~n^{1/2}); Bottom – weakening and suppression of AE by ECH.
A.V. Melnikov, V.A. Vershkov, S.A. Grashin, M.A. Drabinskiy, L.G. Eliseev, I.A. Zemtsov, V.A. Krupin, V.P. Lakhin, S.E. Lysenko, A.R. Nemets, M.R. Nurgaliev, N.K. Kharchev, P.O. Khabanov and D.A. Shelukhin
The creation of quantum memory is of growing interest due to the importance of its use in solving problems of practical quantum information science. It has recently been shown that a system of highQ resonators with a periodic structure of resonant frequencies opens up real possibilities for working with broadband signals [Scientific Reports, 8, 3982 (2018)]. However, a significant increase in the lifetime requires the integration of longlived quantum information carriers into the multiresonator quantum memory circuit. In this letter [1], we propose a quantum memory based on a system of few resonators containing one atom in each resonator, where the resonators are connected to an external waveguide through a common resonator. Principle scheme is shown in Fig., where storage (retrieval) of the signals A_{in,out}(t) from an external waveguide on longlived atomic coherences s_{n}(t) through the common resonator and minicavities modes (x_{n}(t) and a(t)). Using the properties of the reversible dynamics and optimization methods, the parameters of resonators and atoms interacting with them are found, at which an effective transfer of a singlephoton wave packet from an external waveguide to a longlived coherence of atoms is possible. It is also shown that the proposed scheme provides the operation with a broadband photon wave packet with Gaussian temporal mode.
Finally, we also discuss the possible experimental implementations including using threelevel quantum dots as artificial resonant atoms providing sufficiently strong coupling with a photon in highQ micro and nanophotonic resonators. In this case, the considered quantum memory protocol is implemented by using offresonant Raman interaction of a photon with threelevel quantum dots with effective integration of resonators into external devices.
[1] S.A. Moiseev, N.S. Perminov, and A.M. Zheltikov. JETP Letters 115, № 6 (2022).
S.A. Moiseev, N.S. Perminov, and A.M. Zheltikov
The sensitivity of the system to the small changes of the initial condition was noted by H. Poincaré. He discovered it during the study of the threebody problem. Then, this problem was studied by A. Lyapunov. The notion "butterfly effect"\~ was suggested by E. Lorenz, who discovered similar instability during the study of the atmospheric processes. Due to this effect, the distance between close trajectories of the system increases exponentially in time i.e. $\frac{\partial q(t)}{\partial q(0)}\sim e^{\lambda_L t}$. The parameter $\lambda_L$ is called the Lyapunov exponent.
A.V.Lunkin Fabrication of fluorescent integrated optical elements is a challenging task. One of the most perspective methods for the growth of such structures is the twophoton laser lithography from dyedoped polymers, which can provide desirable geometrical parameters as well as high fluorescence quantum yield. In this letter we demonstrate the composition of microresonators using OrmoCopm polymer with Coumarin1 dye and mixture of Rhodamine640 and Rhodamine590. We demonstrate the formation of microresonators of various shape such as cylinders, pentagons etc. of the characteristic dimensions of 1015 micrometers. Homogeneity of the dye distribution within the structure and bright fluorescence of dyes after the polymerization was shown by means of twophoton fluorescence microscopy. We also demonstrate that Coumarin1 acts as a photoinitiator as well as an active dopant that diminishes by two orders of magnitude the laser fluence required for the polymerization. Captured scattered fluorescence patterns proved excitation of different types of resonator modes: whispering gallery and bow tie modes, that was supported by FDTD simulations.
A. Maydykovskiy, E. Mamonov, N. Mitetelo, S.Soria, T.Murzina The interplay between topology and magnetism in magnetic topological insulators (TI) provides particularly rich playground for realization of new exotic physics. These unusual properties make magnetic TIs extremely attractive for applications in novel electronics, especially in the trendy 2D and antiferromagnetic spintronics and quantum computations. To date, the most promising platform for realizing such effects is the recently discovered MnBi2Te4 antiferromagnetic TI, which inspired a lot of research activity as it holds promise of the hightemperature quantized anomalous Hall and axion insulator states, Majorana hinge modes and other effects. Nevertheless, originally MnBi2Te4 is highly ndoped, while for any practical purpose there must be a charge neutral state. A known way to change the doping level for MnBi2Te4 is to replace Bi atoms with Sb atoms. Here we study in detail the change of the electronic structure in the Dirac cone region and core levels depending on the concentration of Sb atoms in Mn(Bi1xSbx)2Te4 in wide region of x. The photoelectron spectra of valence and conducting bands are presented, that clearly show the change in the doping level (see fig). Besides, in the paper a detailed dependence of the doping level on the concentration of Sb atoms at a particular measured point is plotted. This dependence is approximated by a root function, that corresponds to a linear increase in the density of charge carriers. Our results provide an important step towards the applications of new magnetic TIs in postsilicon electronic devices.
D.A. Glazkova et al. Now the most interesting topics in the condensed matter physics are related to topological materials: topological insulators, topological superconductors, Dirac and Weyl topological semimetals, etc. Superfluid phases of liquid 3He are the best representatives of the topological matter. Each phase has its unique topological property. Recently the new topological phase of superfluid 3He has been discovered  the beta phase, where only single spin component of the liquid is superfluid. The betaphase is obtained by strong polarization of the nematic polar phase. Here we consider halfquantum vortices (HQVs), which are formed in rotating cryostat with polar phase, and discuss theoretically the evolution of the vortex lattice in the process of the transition from the polar phase to the betaphase via the spinpolarized polar phase. In the pure polar phase, the elementary cell of the vortex lattice in Fig.a contains two HQVs: the spinup and spindown HQVs. When the polar phase is spinpolarized by magnetic field, the balance between spinup and spindown vortices is violated. The lattice as before contains two sublattices in Fig.b, where HQVs in the spindown component have smaller amplitude. Finally, the spindown sublattice fades away at the transition to the betaphase in Fig.c, and only the vortices in the spinup component remain. In this scenario, the HQV in the spinup component in the polar phase continuously transforms to the single quantum vortex in the beta phase.
G.E. Volovik Layerbylayer thinning transition of free standing smectic nanofilms are one of the most spectacular discoveries in the physics of liquid crystals in the latest decades. The essence of the effect is that smectic nanofims do not melt on heating, melting is replaced by a series of transitions with a decrease of the film thickness by one or several molecular layers. This phenomenon was recognized (observed and theoretically described) quite some time ago. Therefore it might be thought that its mechanism would be completely understood. Our investigation shows that it is not the case. In this work, we have discovered a new mechanism of nanofilm thinning, which was not previously observed in experimental studies and was not theoretically predicted. Namely we found a significant change in the shape of the meniscus near the thinning transition, the formation of a thin film section in it, and an increase in the size of the meniscus itself which leads to a thinning of the entire film. We do believe that our work opens a new avenue of research of the smectic films. The phenomenon of film thinning turns out to be much more complex and rich than previously thought. Further experimental and theoretical studies are required.
Process of thinning of a smectic freestanding film (from (a) to (f)) starting near the meniscusfilm boundary. (a) – T=59.5°C; (b) – T=60.15°C; (c) – T=60.26°C; (d) – T=60.29°C; (e) – T=60.31°C; (f) – T=60.34°C. P.V. Dolganov, V.K. Dolganov, E.I. Kats JETP Letters 115, Issue 4 (2022)
Current optical manipulation techniques make it possible to localize, move, and sort micro and nanoparticles in compact microfluidic devices. In contrast to conventional optical tweezers, newly emerging techniques usually employ the near field of planar optical elements. This allows one to integrate the entire optical circuit inside the device. Unfortunately, manipulating particles using optical nearfield is typically accompanied by increased viscous friction and adhesion probability. To overcome these difficulties, researchers have been looking for optical systems with the potential energy minimum located at a distance from the structure. Previously, a similar problem was solved for optical trapping of atoms. To hold them at a distance from the waveguide structures, it has been proposed to use light of two different wavelengths. Since the polarizability of atoms changes sign near the transition frequency, it is possible to choose wavelengths so that the optical forces have opposite directions and balance each other at a finite distance from the surface. Such an approach can be useful not only for trapping atoms but also for manipulating highrefractiveindex micro and nanoparticles, whose polarizability changes sign near Mie scattering resonances. However, its applicability to this case has not been previously explored. In this work, nearfield optical manipulation of Mieresonant silicon particles in water is modeled. To localize particles at a controlled distance from the surface, Bloch surface waves of two optical frequencies are used. The forces acting on the particles are calculated as a function of particle size, wavelength, and distance from the surface. The range of the equilibrium position adjustment is estimated for typical experimental parameters, taking into account the Brownian motion at room temperature. The results highlight the great potential of twocolor surface waves for optical manipulation of Mieresonant nanoparticles.
Optical levitation of a Mieresonant silicon nanoparticle in the evanescent field of twocolor surface electromagnetic waves
Shilkin D.A., Fedyanin A.A. The genesis of complex elastic waves emitted from a hot spot produced by strong laser heating is studied. There is a connection/bridge between (A) laser shock peening by strong laser action and (B) linear optoacoustics by weak laser action.
Figure shows a wave configuration at transition from elasticplastic propagation regime to pure elastic regime. Near the hot spot with a plume, a zone of plastic deformations imprinted in the matter is formed. Elastic waves emitted from this spot have a complex mixed longitudinaltransverse polarization and consist of a combination of compression waves, rarefaction waves, vortex/shear waves and the surface Rayleigh wave.
Figure. Snapshots from molecular dynamics simulation of aluminum layer with 120 million atoms at time 25.2 ps. The normal to free surface coincides with direction [111] of FCC crystal. The layer dimensions are 200 nm along the normal, 500 nm in transverse direction, and 20 nm in thickness perpendicular to the Figure plane. Laser beam size is 100 nm, and heat penetration depth is 20 nm. Pressure reaches 49 GPa just after femtosecond laser heating. (a) Map of von Mises stress. The blue arrows mark the wedgeshaped unloading waves running along the surface and spreading into the volume. The wedge waves are originated in the contact point of the incident shock with the free surface. (b) Field of the normal velocity is presented. Material moves to the right in the redcolored areas, and it moves to the left in the green areas. The red arrows show the surface Rayleigh waves forming inside a complex wave configuration.
N.A. Inogamov, E.A. Perov, V.V. Zakhovsky, V.V. Shepelev, Yu.V. Petrov, S.V. Fortova Laser ablation into liquid (LAL) is used to produce nanoparticles (NPs). Ultrashort ablation (femto picosecond fs/psLAL) and nanosecond ablation (nsLAL) are available. During fs/psLAL, cavity nucleation occurs beneath the irradiated surface. Then the detachment of the spallation layer (SpL) takes place. In the fs/psLAL, nucleation, foaming, and disintegration of the SpL significantly affect the number and size distribution of the resulting NPs. There is no subsurface nucleation during nsLAL considered here. There is no SpL, no capillary decay of the SpL. Then the standard process of NPs formation consists of three links: (1) evaporation  (2) diffusion in the receiving substance (which is air or liquid; in our case, liquid/water, see Figure)  (3) condensation. At absorbed fluences F~1 J/cm^{2}, the goldwater contact boundary (cb) is a few nanoseconds above the critical point in the gold phase diagram – this is the supercritical time interval. The importance of this circumstance is great. At this time interval the capillary barrier disappears, which should be overcome by evaporation (surface tension is zero). Then, firstly, the diffusion flux is sharply intensified and, secondly, cooling of the evaporating melt due to large heat of evaporation disappears. Thus, link 1 in the 123 chain drops out. Link 1 drastically reduces the amount of LF, see figure.
In the case of supercritical states, the entropy of gold S_{cb} at contact boundary (cb) exceeds the critical entropy S_{cr}. Gold of the [S_{cb}S_{cr}] segment of the material profile comes under the binodal through the condensation curve (cc); except for the amount that diffused through point “cb” into the water. However, gold [S_{cb}S_{cr}] does not form NPs! Split the segment [S_{cb}S_{cr}] into layers “S”: S_{cb} > S > S_{cr}. The layers “S” cross the condensation curve sequentially from lower entropy values to higher values. Consider two adjacent layers S_{cc} > S of this sequence. Let the layer S_{cc} cross the condensation curve “cc” at time t. Layer S must be in a twophase state with saturated vapor pressure P_{sat}(S,t). Pressure P_{sat}(S,t) is less than the pressure P_{cc} = P_{sat}(S_{cc},t). Therefore, the twophase layer S collapses (shrinks) into a onephase liquid. Accordingly, there is no NP contribution from the S layer.
N. A. Inogamov, V. V. Zhakhovsky, V. A. Khokhlov In this study, Auroral Kilometric Radiation (AKR) is used as a remote diagnostic tool for processes in the Earth's magnetosphere. Using satellite data and the spectrum of AKR fluctuations at different frequencies, we study fractal properties of the auroral region of the magnetosphere depending on the source height and the radiation generation frequency. Scaling is used to determine fractal characteristics (Hurst exponent and fractal dimension) of the medium in the region of AKR generation and their dynamics depending on the height and frequency. It is shown that with an increase in height (or, which is the same, with a decrease in signal frequency), the value of scaling and Hurst exponent increases, while the fractal dimension decreases with height. We considered different cases of AKR registration under various geomagnetic conditions, when AKR intensity differed by an order of magnitude; however, there is a steady trend towards a decrease in the fractal dimension with height during the AKR generation. The obtained values of the scaling and fractal parameters indicate that the processes under consideration exhibit selfsimilarity and longrange dependence.
Upper panel is a dynamic spectrogram of the AKR power according to measurements from the Interbol2 satellite for November 22, 1997. Bottom panel is dependence of fractal dimension D and Hurst exponent H on height and frequency.
A.A. Chernyshov, D.V. Chugunin and M.M. Mogilevsky Recently, it was reported the observation of acoustically induced transparency (AIT) of stainlesssteel foil for resonant gammaray photons with an energy of 14.4 keV emitted from a radioactive Mossbauer source ^{57}Co [1]. Similar to the electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) and Autler–Townes splitting (ATS), AIT constitutes the appearance of a spectral domain of very weak absorption of radiation, located at the place of a nuclear resonant spectral line (Fig.1). However, in contrast to EIT and ATS, AIT doesn’t require a strong coherent electromagnetic driving field and can occur already in a twolevel system. AIT is caused by coherent uniform oscillations of nuclei with ultrasonic frequency, which can be implemented by pistonlike vibration of a solid absorbing medium. Similar to EIT and ATS, the material dispersion in the AIT spectral window has a sharp slope (Fig.1), which corresponds to a decrease in the group velocity of propagating radiation. In this paper, we show that under the same experimental conditions as in [1], single 14.4 keV photons emitted by the ^{57}Co source can be slowed down below 6 m/s at room temperature in a stainlesssteel foil of a certain thickness, enriched with ^{57}Fe nuclide, oscillating at an optimal frequency. The corresponding singlephoton wave packet of gamma radiation having a duration of about 80 ns can be delayed by about 100 ns.
Fig. 1. Absorption (red curve, right axis) and dispersion (blue curve, left axis) of the vibrating resonant absorber ^{57}Fe in the case of AIT in the laboratory reference frame, at the vibration amplitude of 0.38 $\lambda $ (where $\lambda $ is the radiation wavelength) and frequency of 3$\gamma_{21}$ (where $\gamma_{21}$ is the halfwidth of the nuclear absorption line). The black dashed curve (right axis) is the absorption line of the motionless absorber. In the case of the incident wave packet with Lorentz spectrum of the halfwidth $\gamma_{21}$ , the black dashed curve also represents the incident field spectrum. [1] Radeonychev, Y.V., Khairulin, I.R., Vagizov, F.G., Scully, M. & Kocharovskaya, O. Observation of acoustically induced transparency for $\gamma $ray photons. Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 163602 (2020).
Multicharged ions, positive ions with a large ionization multiplicity, play a significant role in the processes occurring in hightemperature laboratory and astrophysical plasma. Their properties are important for Xray astronomy and astrophysics, in the physics of ion thermonuclear fusion, for the study of the interaction of ions with matter, in medicine, etc.
Ionisation energies from database NIST (symbols) in the reduced coordinates. $K$ and $L$ shells are on the left, $M$ shell is on the right. Lines are quadratic interpolations.
G.V.Shpatakovskaya
The study of the energy structure of materials with a nontrivial topology, as well as their topological classifications when intersite Coulomb interactions (ICI) are taken into account, constitutes one of the main directions of the theory of condensed matter. The correctness of describing the ICI in topological insulators (TI) is of particular interest since in these materials there is an overlap of the initial valence band and the conduction band. To emphasize the importance of this circumstance it is sufficient to note that when conduction band overlaps with valence one the inclusion of ICI can radically change the structure of the ground state through the formation of an excitonic dielectric phase. In this work within framework of the BHZ+V model, which reflects the energy structure of the HgTe quantum well and for which ICI are taken into account the problem of the spectrum of bulk and edge states was solved. It is shown that charge fluctuations lead to a qualitative renormalization of the TI energy structure: the Fermi spectrum consists of not only of the conduction and valence bands, but also of two fluctuation states bands (FSB). This spectrum is shown in the left panel of Fig.1. The energies of the edge states are located between the upper and lower FSB (right panel Fig.1). The dielectric gap is determined by the energy interval between the bottom of the FSB of conductions electrons and the top of the valence FSB.
Fig.1. Left panel bulk spectrum of Fermi excitations in TI when intersite Coulomb interactions are taken into account. The additional bands are due to charge fluctuations. Right panel – the dispositions of the spectrum of edge states. It is essential the energies of edge states are spaced between the fluctuation state bands.
V.V. Val’kov The vibration properties of a single crystal of yttrium iron garnet (Y_{3}Fe_{5}O_{12}) were studied at high quasihydrostatic pressure by Raman spectroscopy. Raman spectra were measured with diamond anvil cells (DAC) in the pressure range of 072 GPa at room temperature. In the pressure region of ~ 50 GPa, a radical change in the spectra was found, indicating a phase transition. This correlates with the transition from the crystalline to the amorphous state, which was previously detected by the Xray method, as well as with the metallization effect established from the optical absorption spectra. At this transition a spin crossover also undergoes in iron ions Fe^{3+}, which transit from a highspin state (HS, 3d^{5}, S = 5/2) to a lowspin state (LS, 3d^{5}, S = 1/2). In this work, the pressure dependences of the phonon modes in Y_{3}Fe_{5}O_{12} from ambient pressure to the critical pressure of the phase transition are documented in detail. To further study the unique electronic properties of Y_{3}Fe_{5}O_{12} garnet at pressures in the phase transition region, it is necessary to measure electrical resistance at high pressures and cryogenic temperatures. The results of this study are very important, both for the physics of systems with strong electron correlations, and for geophysics, where various iron oxides are considered as one of the constituents of the Earth's mantle
Figure 1. (a) Photo of a Y_{3}Fe_{5}O_{12 }crystal ~ 10 μm thick in a DAC cell in an experiment with an NH_{3}BH_{3} medium. (b) Raman spectrum of a Y_{3}Fe_{5}O_{12} crystal in different frequency ranges at ambient pressure and room temperature. (c) Evolution of the Raman spectra of the Y_{3}Fe_{5}O_{12} crystal with increasing pressure in the quasihydrostatic NH_{3}BH_{3} medium, and (d) the dependence of the Raman frequencies on the pressure. The shaded area indicates the pressure range of the proposed dielectrictometal transition. At a pressure of ~ 47 GPa, the shape of the spectrum changes dramatically, indicating the onset of the phase transition, which ends after 54 GPa. The Raman spectra were excited using a COBOLT DPSS laser with a wavelength of 660 nm.
Aksenov S.N., Mironovich A.A., Lyubutin I.S., Troyan I.A., Sadykov R.A., Siddharth S. Saxena (Montu), Gavriliuk A.G. The interplay between nontrivial band structure and magnetic order in topological insulators is a rich source of remarkable quantum phenomena such as quantum anomalous Hall effect, axion electrodynamics, Majorana fermions, etc. These phenomena are manifested through topologically protected electron states appearing at the sample boundaries. A qualitatively new stage of investigations in this topic is triggered by the discovery of materials that combine topological properties with intrinsic antiferromagnetic order. In this letter we present a theoretical investigation of modification of lowenergy surface electron structure caused by the noncollinear magnetic domain walls in intrinsic antiferromagnetic topological insulator. The study is carried out on the basis of the Hamiltonian for quasirelativistic fermions by using a continual approach and tightbinding calculations. A bound onedimensional state is shown to appear at the domain wall, in addition to the surface exchange gap modulation and the shift of a twodimensional Dirac cone in momentum space. We describe the main characteristics of the bound state such as the energy spectrum (see the figure), spatial localization and spin polarization depending on orientation of domain magnetizations. We consider possibilities of experimental observation of the bound states associated with the noncollinear magnetic domain walls and their contribution to quantum effects on the (0001) surface of the antiferromagnetic topological insulators of the MnBi2Te4 type.
Spectral dependencies of the onedimensional bound state (red color) induced by magnetic wall and projection of the Dirac cone twodimensional states for different orientations of the domain magnetizations.
V. N. Men’shov, I. P. Rusinov, E. V. Chulkov
Relativistic selftrapping of highintensity ultrashort laser pulse (“laser bullet”) is manifested as formation of a 3D soliton structure in the form of a plasma cavity with evacuated background electrons filled by laser light and selfconsistent plasma electric and magnetic fields – all propagating at almost speed of light in dense gas plasma. Such laser bullet propagates in plasma to distances exceeding the Rayleigh length considerably and requires certain matching of the size of the laser spot to the plasma density and the laser pulse intensity when the diffraction divergence is balanced by the relativistic nonlinearity such that the laser beam radius is unchanged during pulse propagation. Relativistic selftrapping of intense ultrashort laser pulse is similar to the socalled selftrapping of radiation of lowintensity quasistationary laser beam, which has been known since the 1960s for the quadratic nonlinearity of the medium’s dielectric permittivity and, as has been established now, takes place for the relativistic plasma nonlinearity as well. Strong longitudinal plasma electric field of a laser bullet is able to accelerate significant number of electrons (up to tens of nC) with energies in the multihundredMeV range. Currently, relativistic selftrapping is the best chose in terms of maximizing the total charge of the generated electron bunches for different applications, such as electron radiotherapy, radiation xray and gammaray sources, obtaining of photonuclear reaction products. However, the success in the implementation of such applications critically depends on the realization of the relativistic selftrapping mode in an inhomogeneous medium, since only this is possible in experiments. This letter gives an answer to the possibility of selftrapping of extreme laser light (Fig. 1) in inhomogeneous plasma, that is important for targeted experiments. For the considered case of a nearcritical density medium, (most promising for generation of highcurrent electron bunches) this letter is argued that relativistic selftrapping regime can be realized by proper focusing of a highpower laser pulse on a density profile at the vacuumplasma interface. This justifies the possibility of creating an efficient source of highenergy electrons for socially significant applications.
Fig.1 Plasma cavity with accelerated electrons for the relativistic selftrapping mode of laser pulse propagation.
V.Bychenkov, M.Lobok
We study the kinetics of longlived cyclotron spinflip collective exitations in a purely electronic quantum Hall system with filling factor $\nu=2$. The initial coherent state of the excitations with zero twodimensional wave vector induced by laser pumping is stochastized over time due to emission of acoustic phonons. The elementary emission process requires participation of two excitations. So the effective rate of phonon emission is proportional to the excitation density squared, and the stochastization process occurs nonexponentially with time. The final distribution of these excitations over 2D momenta, established as a result of stochastization at zero temperature, is compared with equilibrium distribution at finite temperatures.
Caculated function $F_p$ of SCEs emerging due to the stochastization process (the black line), and the thermodynamically equilibrium distribution functions $F_p^{(T)}$ at different temperatures. All graphs correspond to $B=4.18\,$T.
Dickmann S., Kaysin B.D. In this work, an experimental scheme and results on direct detection of the normalized secondorder correlation function g^{(2) }of the opticalterahertz biphoton fields are demonstrated for the first time. Optical – terahertz biphotons, the quantumcorrelated photon pairs consisting from one photon of optical frequency and one terahertz frequency photon, were generated via spontaneous parametric down conversion in a nonlinear crystal Mg:LiNbO_{3} pumped by nanosecond pulses of optical laser radiation. The terahertz part of the biphoton field was detected by an analog superconducting hot electron bolometer, the optical part was recorded using the singlephoton avalanche photodiode or an analog photomultiplier tube. The methods developed for investigation and quantitative measuring of the quantum correlation characteristics of the optical – terahertz biphotons will be of key importance in future applications of quantum optical technologies, such as quantum sensing, photometry, ghost imaging, in the terahertz frequency range. The left figure shows the pump power dependences of the biphoton correlation function g^{(2)}. The values of g^{(2) }were obtained with a specially proposed heralding method for discrimination of noise readings of the analog bolometer which were recorded simultaneously with the noise samples from the singlephoton optical detector. The direct measuring results are in a good agreement with theoretical predictions on the quantum excess of g^{(2)} over its classical level 1 for the multimode field. Another method of direct discrimination of the readings below some selected threshold values, applicable to readings of both analog optical and terahertz receivers, was tested at different threshold levels. The right figure demonstrates dependence of the effective correlation function g_{eff}, evaluated by this method, on the threshold signal and idler photocurrents. It is shown that application of this method makes it possible to register high effective levels of biphoton correlation due to attraction of additional contributions from correlation functions of higher orders.
A.A. Leontyev, K.A. Kuznetsov, P.A. Prudkovskii, D.A. Safronenkov, G.Kh. Kitaeva In some strongly correlated systems, the formation of exotic topological quantum states occurs. The compound Co_{3}Sn_{2}S_{2 }provides a bright example of coexistence of a nontrivial topology (Weyl points, Fermi arcs and nodal rings in the electron spectrum near the Fermi surface) and halfmetallic ferromagnetism in a quasitwodimensional system. These factors are important for nonusual phase transitions and anomalies of electronic properties, including giant anomalous Hall effect. Lifshitztype transitions with vanishing of quasiparticle poles can be viewed as quantum phase transitions with a topological change of the Fermi surface, but without symmetry breaking. In the phase with a gap, usual Fermi surface (determined by the poles of the electron Green's function) does not exist, but the topology can be preserved if we take into account the Luttinger contribution (determined by the zeros of the Green's function). Then the Luttinger theorem (the conservation of the volume enclosed by the Fermi surface) is still valid. Indeed, the Fermi surface is the singularity in the Green's function, which is characterized by topological invariant N_{1} and is topologically protected, being the vortex line in the frequencymomentum space [1]. For example, the Fermi surface becomes ghost (hidden) after the correlationinduced metalinsulator transition in the insulating (Mott) phase, and the fractionalization of electron states occurs, including spincharge separation of electron into a neutral fermion (spinon) and charged boson (holon) [2]. A similar picture occurs in the situation of a halfmetallic ferromagnet (where the gap at the Fermi level occurs for one spin projection), but for minority states with this spin projection only, the electronmagnon scattering being crucial for these states. On the contrary, the transitions with disappearance of the Weyl points are essentially topological: topological invariants are changed. In the Weyl semimetal phase, the Weyl points have topological charges N_{3}= +1 and – 1 and annihilate in the critical Dirac semimetal. Further on, in the normal paramagnetic state the topology owing to the Berry curvature in the electron spectrum vanishes. Thus the conservation law for the topological charge is fulfilled. A still more complicated situation occurs in the case of Chern insulators with a change of the Chern number [3]. Both with increasing temperature in Co_{3}Sn_{2}S_{2} and at hole doping in the Co_{3x}In_{x}Sn_{2}S_{2 }system, suppression of ferromagnetism is accompanied with decreasing the Berry curvature. In the paramagnetic strongly correlated phase the timereversal symmetry is restored and the topological features disappear. A corresponding description can be given in terms of slavefermion representation in the effective narrowband Hubbard model.
1. G. E. Volovik, Phys. Usp. 61, 89 (2018).
Irkhin V.Yu., Skryabin Yu.N., Ultracold trapped ions remain one of the most rapidgrowing platforms for quantum computation. Their strong Coulomb interaction, combined with the ability to precisely manipulate them using laser radiation, offer relatively fast and highly efficient implementations of elementary quantum procedures, such as entanglement, quantum state preparation and detection. One of these procedures, namely state detection, is considered in more detail in this letter with respect to the optical qubit in the ^{171}Yb^{+} ion. The laser system that is used for Doppler cooling of the ion can also be utilized for quantum state detection in an ion optical qubit due to statedependent fluorescence. In the letter we develop a theoretical model of the detection process in this system and analytically derive the expression for the state detection fidelity as a function of atomic, as well as experimental parameters, such as detection time, laser intensities, photon collection efficiency, dark count rate and discriminator threshold. These parameters have then been numerically optimised so as to achieve the maximal fidelity value. For the detection scheme considered in the letter, the optimal fidelity approaches a limit of 99.4% as the photon collection efficiency increases. This limit is independent of the experimental parameters and exists because of the transition process that takes place at the beginning of detection, which partially pumps the ion from one qubit state to another with the probability of 0.6%, correspondingly lowering the fidelity by that much. The characteristic values of the photon collection efficiency, at which the fidelity is sufficiently close to the limit, does depend on experimental parameters, especially on the dark count rate, such that more efficient photon collection is required for higher dark count rates. However, for reasonable dark count levels the sufficient collection efficiency does not exceed 1 percent, which is easily achievable with modern optics.
Optimized infidelity as a function of the photon collection efficiency at different values of the noise parameter (proportional to the dark count rate). Dashed line denotes the 0.6% limit
N. Semenin, A. Borisenko, I. Zalivako, I. Semerikov, K. Khabarova, N. Kolachevsky
It has been shown recently that radiation with orbital angular momentum (OAM) has advantages for quantum cryptography. Creation, manipulation and detection of OAM beams become an important task for researchers. Previously, the threedimensional refractive elements or bulky systems consisting of many elements were used for this purpose. On the other hand, the possibility of effective manipulation over the basic properties of light such as polarization states, phase profile, and amplitude has been recently experimentally demonstrated by using ultrathin nanostructures – metasurfaces, which can replace bulky refractive optical components in many practical applications.
Figure. 1 (a) The operational principle schematics of a resonant silicon metasurface for spatial separation of scalar beams with different OAM values; (b) phase profile of light beams at the system input (input beam) and corresponding images in the output plane (image plane). In this work we numerically design and demonstrate a proofofconcept polarisation insensitive metasurface implementing spacial separation of scalar light beams with different values of OAM. The proposed metasurface consists of 2D arrays of silicon nanodiscs, in which both electrical and magnetic dipole resonances can be excited in the nearinfrared spectral range. Due to the spectral overlap of these modes in the nanostructure it’s possible to create a phase profile with arbitrary shape while maintaining high transmittance. We obtain optimal parameters of the metasurface realising phase profile corresponding to LogPol conformal transformation and numerically demonstrate the OAM beams spacial sorting. We show feasibility for efficient OAM splitting that can be used for creation of new functional metadevices for manipulation of optical beams with OAM. A.D.Gartman, A.S.Ustinov, A.S.Shorokhov and A.A.Fedyanin JETP Letters 114, issue 8 (2021)
One of the most effective methods of generating of terahertz radiation is based on the effect of optical rectification of the subpicosecond and femtosecond laser pulses in the crystals with quadratic optical nonlinearity. In this case, an optical photon decays in the nonlinear medium into two photons, one of which has a terahertz frequency. The Cherenkov’s condition of synchronism, under which this generation takes place, follows from the conservation laws of the energy and momentum for this elementary process and has the following form: $\nu_g cos \theta = c/n_T $. Here $c $ is the speed of light in vacuum, $\nu_g $ is the group velocity of optical pulse at its carrier frequency, $n_T$ is the terahertz refractive index, $\theta $ is the angle between the propagation directions of optical and terahertz signals. Note that the optical and terahertz pulses propagate in different directions under this condition. As a result, the efficiency of the generation weakens. To increase this efficiency, the technique of tilted fronts of optical signals is used in experiments. In such a case, $\theta $ is the angle between the group and phase wavefronts of optical pulse. Then, the terahertz signal is fed permanently by the energy of the optical pulse, and the efficiency of the generation is increased significantly. The terahertz pulses generated by the optical method contain about one (or even half) period of electromagnetic oscillations, i.e. they have properties of extremely short (or unipolar) pulses. Therefore, the approximation of slowly varying envelopes, which is standard for the quasimonochromatic signals, is not applicable in theoretical studies of the interaction of these pulses with matter. At the same time, the optical pulse is quasimonochromatic. Therefore, this approximation is valid for it. In order to describe theoretically the process described above, we derive in this paper the new nonlinear equations for the envelope of the electric field of optical pulse and for the electric field of terahertz signal. We refer to these equations as the Yajima – Oikawa – Kadomtsev – Petviashvili (YOKP) system. This system contains opticalterahertz and purely terahertz quadratic nonlinearities, dispersion and diffraction of both components. Also, we found the solution of the YOKP system in the form of optical $E_0$ and terahertz $E_s$ solitonlike pulses propagating in a bound mode (see figure). The angle $\theta $ between the phase and group wavefronts of the optical soliton is determined in this case by the Cherenkov's condition. At the same time, purely terahertz unipolar soliton $E_T$, which is a solution of the Kadomtsev – Petviashvili equation, propagates in the direction of movement of the phase fronts of the optical pulse. The polarities of the terahertz components $E_s$ and $E_T$ are opposite. The relationship between the temporal durations and amplitudes of the terahertz components is found from the condition of equality of their "areas". It turns out that the soliton component $E_s$ should be much shorter and more intense than the component $E_T$ in a case of $LiNbO_3$ crystal.
Schematic representation of the propagation of opticalterahertz $E_0 + E_s$ and purely terahertz $E_T$ pulses under the angle $\theta $ between the phase and group velocities of the optical signal; the phase fronts and the terahertz soliton propagate along the $z$ axis, and the group fronts propagate along the $ z' = z~ cos \theta + x~ sin \theta $ axis. The soliton mode of the generation described above is possible if the dispersion parameter of the group velocity of optical pulse is positive and exceeds the critical value determined by the angle $\theta $ of inclination. In this case, the nonlinear susceptibility of the second order corresponding to the carrier frequency of the optical pulse should be negative.
S. V. Sazonov and N. V. Ustinov
Since the recent experimental discovery of anyonic statistics of quasiparticles in the 1/3 fractional quantum Hall effect regime, this system has been of exceptional interest. In this work we investigated the spectra of resonance reflection of light from a twodimensional electronic system in the conditions of formation of Laughlin liquid in fractional state 1/3. It is shown that the main lines in the spectra of resonant reflection of light do not correspond to singularities in the twoparticle density of states of the excited electronhole system, but are associated with the birth and destruction of neutral excitations. Thus, the resonant reflection of light in fractional state 1/3 is an analogue of the Raman process with the creation and destruction of neutral excitations in transitional scattering states, while twoparticle (excitonic) optical transitions are not observed experimentally. The suppression of twoparticle optical transitions is presumably due to the incompressibility of the ground state of a twodimensional electronic system.
A.S. Zhuravlev, L.V. Kulik, L.I. Musina, E.I. Belozerov, A.A. Zagitova, I.V. Kukushkin
Experimental results on the coherent properties of a recently discovered new collective state, the magnetoexcitonic condensate, are summarized in the present letter. The condensation occurs in a fermionic system, a quantum Hall insulator (filling factor $\nu = 2$), as a result of the formation of a dense ensemble of longlived (experimentally measured lifetimes achieve ~1 ms) triplet cyclotron magnetoexcitons (TCMEs), composite bosons with spin S = 1. The magnetoexcitons are formed by an electron vacancy (Fermi hole) at a completely filled zero electron Landau level and an excited electron at an empty first Landau level. At temperatures T < 1 K and TCME concentrations n_{ex} ∼ (110)% of the density of magnetic flux quanta a transition occurs to a qualitatively new phase. The condensate shows a sharp decrease in viscosity and the ability to spread over macroscopically large distances, on the order of a millimeter, at a speed of ~10^{3} cm/s. This work is devoted to the study by interferometric methods of the degree of spatial coherence in the magnetoexcitonic condensate.
The main method for detecting TCMEs is photoinduced resonant reflection of light. This method finds photoexcited Fermi holes that are part of cyclotron magnetoexcitons (TCMEs themselves are “dark” quasiparticles that do not interact in the dipole approximation with an electromagnetic field). The figure shows the profile of interference fringes (red) in Michelson interferometer with a mirror in one arm, and a right angle prism in the other, which are observed in the light resonantly reflected from magnetoexcitonic condensate. Here, the envelope of fringes profile is nothing more than a firstorder correlator g^{(1)} as a function of distance $\delta $. The blue line is the theoretical curve (instrumental function) that best describes the central peak corresponding to thermally excited noncondensed TCMEs. The black curve is the result of adding with weights of 0.8 and 0.2, respectively, of the instrumental function and its convolution with $exp (−\delta/\xi )~ at~ \xi = 10 \mu m.$
A.V. Gorbunov, A.V. Larionov, L.V. Kulik, V.B. Timofeev Identification of solidlike clusters is important problem of condensed matter physics. Here, we use the bond orientational order parameters (BOOP), introduced by P. Steinhardt to characterize the arrangement of neighboring particles with respect to central one. Set of rotational invariants (RI) being calculated via BOOP method for each atom describes the fine details of the local orientational order of the system of atoms. We propose a new method to identify distorted solidlike clusters, including difficulttodetermine bcclike clusters. Within the method we calculate the rotational invariants of second (q4, q6) and third (w4, w6) orders by using a fixed number of nearest neighbors (NN) which is typical for close packed structures: NN = 12. In that case ideal bcc lattice gives two sets of RIs only, which are well separated from another close packed structures (fcc, hcp, ico). Using 2D distributions of RIs (shown in Figure) the most important solidlike clusters (even being strongly distorted) can be easily identified.
Distribution of distorted atoms of different symmetry (fcc, hcp, bcc, ico) on the plane of rotational invariants (q4q6) and (w4w6). The distributions were calculated via fixed number of nearest neighbors (NN), which corresponds to close packed (NN = 12) structures. In that case ideal bcc lattice degenerates into two sets of rotational invariants only which are; this method provides easy way to identify any type of symmetry of distorted solidlike clusters.
B.A. Klumov
Anderson localization is observed in a highly disordered twodimensional (2D) electronhole system in a HgTebased quantum well, the behavior of which is significantly different from that observed in widely studied twodimensional onecomponent electron and hole systems. It was found that a twostage localization occurs in the system: the twodimensional holes are localized first, as particles with an effective mass almost an order of magnitude greater than that of electrons. Then the electrons are localized. It was also found that there is no metalinsulator transition in the system under study: even at values of conductivity σ > e^{2}/h, a dielectric temperature dependence is observed. At electron densities (N_{s}) exceeding those of holes (P_{s}), when the transport is determined by electrons, localization behavior is not described by oneparameter scaling despite the smallness of the interaction parameter (r_{s} < 1). Probably it is necessary to take into account the electronhole and the holehole interaction, as well as the spinorbit interaction to get the right description of the Anderson localization in the electronhole system. Obviously, further experimental and theoretical research of the discovered phenomenon will be of interest.
Figure. (a)  Resistivity gate voltage dependences at different temperatures, (b)  Resistivity temperature dependences at N_{s }> P_{s }, (c)  Resistivity temperature dependences at P_{s }> N_{s} , (d) 
Z.D.Kvon, E.B.Olshanetsky Simulation of quantum systemson a quantum computer using the ZalkaWiesner method with allowance for quantum noise is considered. The efficiency of the developed methods and algorithms is demonstrated by the example of solving the nonstationary Schrödinger equation for a particle in the Pöschl–Teller potential. The developed analytical theory of the effect of quantum noise on the simulation accuracy is compared with the results of numerical calculations by the MonteCarlo method. The forecast of the accuracy of the solution of the Schrödinger equation for a multibody electron system is carried out depending on the number of electrons and for various noise levels. To estimate the accuracy of the ZalkaWiesner algorithm we analyze the accuracy of the gates included in the QFT circuit. Based on these values, we obtain an estimate of the QFT algorithm accuracy, which can be easily extended to the case of the ZalkaWiesner algorithm. The main advantage of this approach is the ability to evaluate quantum circuits with an extremely large number of qubits. The figure shows the level of influence of quantum noise on the Schrödinger equation solution accuracy obtained on a quantum computer. The quantum state evolution of a 9 qubits register was considered over a time interval $0\leq t \leq1 $ with a time step $\Delta t= 0.05$ at a noise amplitude level $e = 0.01$.
Illustration of the density distribution evolution in the coordinate representation. Initial state – dashed line, final state at $t = 1$  solid line, noisy ZalkaWiesner solution is represented by a set of points.
Yu. I. Bogdanov, N.A. Bogdanova, D.V. Fastovets, V.F. Lukichev ^{13}C is usually recognized a good example of a "normal" nucleus well described by the shell model. Its level scheme is reliably determined up to the excitation energies 10 MeV. However, some new ideas and results renewed interest in ^{13}C. The most ambitious among them is hypothesis about possible existence of 𝛼particle BoseEinstein condensation (𝛼BEC). Some features of the condensate structure were predicted and observed in the second 0^{+}, 7.65 MeV state of ^{12}C (so called Hoyle state). It was also suggested that the structures analogous to the Hoyle state may exist in neighbor nuclei ^{13}C. Recently a hypothesis was put forward about a new type of symmetry in the ^{13}C  𝐷′_{3h }symmetry. On the basis of this symmetry, the rotational nature of a whole group of lowlying ^{13}C states was predicted. If this hypothesis is confirmed, our understanding about the ^{13}C structure will radically change. To solve these question 