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Atomic, molecular & optical physics

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News

Visualizing helium's interacting electrons

New experiments control correlations, switching them on and off

Graphene drum could store quantum information

Carbon resonator is coupled to superconducting microwave cavity

Superabsorbing rings could lead to better cameras and solar cells

Quantum effect could be put to work in a range of optical technologies

Cracking the code for single-molecule junctions

First accurate calculation of “porphyrin” conductance achieved

In depth

Nanoscience debate rages on

Jon Cartwright looks at the debate surrounding "stripy nanoparticles"

Edible lasers and death rays

Jeff Hecht reviews an "old-fashioned cabinet of wonders" from the field of optics and photonics

Between the lines

Books about Einstein's quantum side and reductionism, reviewed by Margaret Harris

The power of YouTube

Philip Moriarty describes his experiences in front of the camera as one of the stars of the Sixty Symbols series of YouTube videos