Image Gallery


Image Gallery pictures are associated with papers presented at the  March Meeting 2012. Image credit format is on each image information page.

March Meeting Scientific Program
The March Meeting 2012 Bulletin of the American Physical Society, also called the Scientific Program, is a listing of all abstract presentation sessions given at the March Meeting.

Glassy Energy Landscapes

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Glass artwork demonstrates a rugged energy landscape.


Soap Memory

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A soap bubble trapped in a colorful configuration.


Magnetic Christmas Tree

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A snapshot of magnetic flux at super cold temperatures.


Nanowire Hay Bales

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Scanning electron micrograph of iron-titanium nanowires.


Stream Network Branching

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Simulations reveal how natural streams branch.


Devil’s Nano Postpile

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Nanotubes mimic the Devil’s Postpile National Monument in eastern California.


New Phase of Matter in Superconductor

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High temperature superconductor spills secrets: a new phase of matter.


Protecting Privacy with Quantum Computing

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A schematic of a blind quantum computer that could protect user’s privacy.


Superconducting Nanowires

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A scanning electron microscope image of superconducting nanowires.


Optical Resonators

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A magnified image of a silica gallery mode resonator.


Fluid Fracture

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Pressing liquids as flat as possible yields unique designs.


Reflective Color Displays

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A close-up image of cholesteric LCDs that can be used in new flexible, color-changing displays.


Fractal Globule

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Experimental evidence suggests that the human genome may bundle into these unknotted fractal globules.


Graphene Melting

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Graphene undergoing a phase transition.


Quantum Corrals

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Hexagonal alanine molecules trap electron gas.


Chemical Avalanches

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A chemical wave front resulting from molecular diffusion and a chemical reaction.


Nitrogen Tracers in Graphene

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A nitrogen doping agent on a layer of graphene.


Swelling Elastic Surface

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Crease formation in a highly deformable slab.


Quantum Wells for Spin Transistors

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Quantum well states in the topological insulator Bi 2 Se 3 have a giant, tunable spin-splitting and may lead to room-temperature, nanoscale spintronics.


Order Through Chaos

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A maximally dense packing of spheres with high entropy.


Photonic Edge

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An artist’s impression of a photonic edge state.


Rippled Graphene

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A depiction of a rippled graphene surface with defects.


Hot Carriers in Graphene

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Highly-energetic charge carriers generate voltage when light is absorbed in graphene.


Flowing Beads

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A particle separation map of colored beads mixed in a tumbler.


Quantum Computer Architecture

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A proposed Von Neumann architecture for a quantum computer.


More Efficient LEDs

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Nitride alloys expand the applications of energy-saving LEDs.


Quantum Simulation Bonding

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Snapshot of the organization of water molecules and the hydrogen bonds on titanium dioxide.