European Physical Journal B

How cooperation emerges in competing populations

Social behaviour like reaching a consensus is a matter of cooperation. However, individuals in populations often spontaneously compete and only cooperate under certain conditions. These problems are so ubiquitous that physicists ...

dateJul 07, 2016 in General Physics
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Helping to turn waste heat in electricity

At the atomic level, bismuth displays a number of quirky physical phenomena.. A new study reveals a novel mechanism for controlling the energy transfer between electrons and the bismuth crystal lattice. Mastering this effect ...

dateFeb 03, 2016 in General Physics
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Conductor turned insulator amid disorder

Some materials that are inherently disordered display unusual conductivity, sometimes behaving like insulators and sometimes like conductors. Physicists have now analysed the conductivity in a special class of disordered ...

dateDec 02, 2015 in Condensed Matter
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