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Heusler, Weyl and Berry

A new review paper about magnetic topological materials in the family of Heusler compounds explains the connection between topology, symmetry and magnetism at a level suitable for undergraduate students in physics, chemistry and materials science with a basic knowledge of condensed matter physics.

Oct 10th, 2018

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Unzip, turn around, rezip

Scientists have long known that double-stranded DNA can be unwound into single-stranded DNA by molecular motor proteins called helicases, just like pulling a zipper. But researchers have discovered that the same machinery, after changing its shape, can also put the unwound DNA back together into double-stranded DNA.

Oct 9th, 2018

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