'Journal Articles'

Flipping and Bound Microswimmers

1.Dispersion of self-propelled rods undergoing fluctuation-driven flips. Authors: Daisuke Takagi, Adam B. Braunschweig, Jun Zhang and Michael J. Shelley. Physical Review Lett 110, 038301(2013) 2.Hydrodynamic capture of microswimmers into sphere-bound orbits. Authors:Daisuke Takagi, J. Palacci, Adam B. Braunschweig, Michael J. Shelley and Jun Zhang. Soft Matter 10, 1784-1789(2014) Recommended with a commentary by Arezoo M. […]

The Complexity of the t/J Model

Competing states in the t/J model: uniform d-wave state versus stripe state Authors: P.Corboz, T.M.Rice,and Matthias Troyer. arXiv:1402.2859 Recommended with commentary by Steven Kivelson, Stanford University |View Commentary| JCCM_MAR_2014_02

Quantum Effects in Spin Ice

1.Thermodynamic properties of Yb2Ti2O7 pyrochlore as a function of temperature and magnetic field: Validation of a quantum spin ice exchange Hamiltonian. Authors: N. R. Hayre, K. A. Ross, R. Applegate, T. Lin, R. R. P. Singh, B. D. Gaulin, M. J. P. Gingras. Physical Review B 87, 184423 (2013) 2.Crystal-field states of Pr3+ in the […]

Collective cell motion in biological tissues: A novel form of glassy dynamics?

Energy barriers and cell migration in densely packed tissues Authors: Dapeng Bi, J. H. Lopez, J. M. Schwarz, M. Lisa Manning Soft Matter, 2014,10, 1885-1890 arXiv:1308.3891 Recommended with a commentary by L. Berthier, CNRS/Université Montpellier 2, France |View Commentary| JCCM_FEB_2014_01

Mott versus Slater: Nature of antiferromagnetism in the Jeff=1/2 insulator Sr2IrO4

1. Theoretical study of insulating mechanism in multi-orbital Hubbard models with a large spin-orbit coupling: Is Sr2IrO4 a Slater insulator or a Mott insulator? Authors: Hiroshi Watanaebe, Tomonori Shirakawa, Seiji Yunoki arXiv:1402.0935 2. Bulk Nature of Layered Perovskite Iridates beyond the Mott Scenario : An Approach from Bulk Sensitive Photoemission Study Authors: A. Yamasaki, H. […]

Mott Physics, Mixed Valence and Oxygen valence Changes in the Modern Li-ion Batteries

High Performance Li2Ru1–yMnyO3 (0.2 ≤ y ≤ 0.8) Cathode Materials for Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries: Their Understanding Authors: M. Sathiya, K. Ramesha, G. Rousse, D. Foix, D. Gonbeau, A. S. Prakash, M. L. Doublet, K. Hemalatha, and J.-M. Tarascon Chem. Mater. 25, 1121 (2013) Recommended with a commentary by Chandra Varma, University of California, Riverside |View […]

Geometric frustration in twisted strips

Helicoids, Wrinkles, and Loops in Twisted Ribbons Authors: J. Chopin and A. Kudrolli Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 174302 (2013) Recommended with a commentary by Chris Santangelo, UMass Amherst |View Commentary| JCCM_JANUARY_2014_01

Quantum Entanglement sheds new light on an old problem

Chiral Symmetry Breaking, Deconfinement and Entanglement Monotonicity Authors: Tarun Grover arXiv:1211.1392 Recommended with a commentary by Ashvin Vishwanath, UC Berkeley |View Commentary| JCCM_JANUARY_2014_02

Hydrodynamic long-time tails after a quantum quench

Hydrodynamic long-time tails after a quantum quench Authors: Jonathan Lux, Jan Müller, Aditi Mitra, and Achim Rosch arXiv:1311.7644v1 Recommended with a commentary by Peter Wölfle, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany |View Commentary| JCCM_JANUARY_2014_03

Single electrons ride the Fermi sea

Minimal-excitation states for electron quantum optics using levitons Authors: J. Dubois, T. Jullien, F. Portier, P. Roche, A. Cavanna, Y. Jin, W. Wegscheider, P. Roulleau and D. C. Glattli Nature 502, 659 (2013) Recommended with a commentary by Carlo Beenakker, Leiden University |View Commentary| JCCM_DECEMBER_2013_01

Cavity Opto-mechanics

1. Observation of Radiation Pressure Shot Noise on a Macroscopic Object Authors: T. P. Purdy, R. W. Peterson and C. A. Regal Science 339, 801 (2013) 2. Reversible and efficient conversion between microwave and optical light Authors: R. W. Andrews, R. W. Peterson, T. P. Purdy, K. Cicak, R. W.Simmonds, C. A. Regal and K. […]

Effect of Shear-thinning on Swimming Micro-Organisms

1. Waving transport and propulsion in a generalized Newtonian fluid Authors: J. Rodrigo Vélez-Cordero and Eric Lauga J. Non-Newton. Fluid 199,37 (2013) 2. Physics of rheologically enhanced propulsion: Different strokes in generalized Stokes Authors: Thomas D. Montenegro-Johnson, David J. Smith, and Daniel Loghin Phys. Fluids 25,081903 (2013) Recommended with a commentary by Thomas R. Powers, […]

Dynamics of currents carried by the proximity effect in SNS-systems

1. Dissipation and Supercurrent Fluctuations in a Diffusive Normal-Metal-Superconductor Ring Authors: B. Dassonneville, M. Ferrier, S. Guéron, and H. Bouchiat Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 217001 (2013) 2. Phase dependent Andreev spectrum in a diffusive SNS junction: Static and dynamic current response Authors: M. Ferrier, B. Dassonneville, S. Guéron, and H. Bouchiat Phys. Rev. B 88, […]

Graphene analogues in bulk: the prediction and observation of 3D Dirac semimetals

Experiment: 1. Observation of a topological 3D Dirac semimetal phase in high-mobility Cd3As2 and related materials. Authors: M. Neupane, SuYang Xu, R. Sankar, N. Alidoust, G. Bian, Chang Liu, I. Belopolski, T.-R. Chang, H.-T. Jeng, H. Lin, A. Bansil, Fangcheng Chou, M. Z. Hasan arXiv:1309.7892 2. Experimental Realization of a Three-Dimensional Dirac Semimetal. Authors: Sergey […]

Zooming defects in bio-nematics – A theoretical analysis

Defect Annihilation and proliferation in active nematics. Authors : Giomi, L., Bowick, M. J., Ma, X., Marchetti, M. C.. Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 228101 (2013) Recommended with a commentary by Aparna Baskaran, Brandeis University |View Commentary| JCCM_OCTOBER_2013_01

Settling the Chicken and Egg question in iron based superconductors

1. Divergent nematic susceptibility in an iron arsenide superconductor. Authors: J.H. Chu, H.-H. Kuo, J. G. Analytis, I. R. Fisher Science 337, 710 (2012), arXiv:1203.3239 2. Measurement of the elastoresistivity coefficients of the underdoped iron-arsenide Ba(Fe0.975Co0.025)2As2. Authors: H.-H. Kuo, M. C. Shapiro, S. C. Riggs, I. R. Fisher Phys. Rev. B 88, 085113 (2013), arXiv:1306.4377 […]

Fractionalized two-dimensional states on surfaces of three dimensional topological insulators

1. A Time-Reversal Invariant Topological Phase at the Surface of a 3D Topological Insulator Authors: Parsa Bonderson, Chetan Nayak, Xiao-Liang Qi J. Stat. Mech. (2013) P09016 2. Gapped Symmetry Preserving Surface-State for the Electron Topological Insulator Authors: Chong Wang, Andrew C. Potter, T. Senthil Phys. Rev. B 88, 115137 (2013), arXiv:1306.3223 3. Symmetry Enforced Non-Abelian […]

First sighting of a quantum anomalous Hall effect in a magnetically-doped topological insulator

Experimental observation of the quantum anomalous Hall effect in a magnetic topological insulator. Authors : Cui-Zu Chang, Jinsong Zhang, Xiao Feng, Jie Shen, Zuocheng Zhang, Minghua Guo, Kang Li, Yunbo Ou, Pang Wei, Li-Li Wang, Zhong-Qing Ji, Yang Feng, Shuaihua Ji, Xi Chen, Jinfeng Jia, Xi Dai, Zhong Fang, Shou-Cheng Zhang, Ke He, Yayu Wang, […]

Odd Parity Time-Reversal Violating Order in Cold Bosons

Interaction-induced chiral px+ipy superfluid order of bosons in an optical lattice. Authors : M. Olschlager, T. Kock, G. Wirth, A. Ewerbeck, C. Morais Smith, and A. Hemmerich. New Journal of Physics, 15 (2013) 083041 Recommended with a Commentary by Tin-Lun Ho, Ohio State University |View Commentary| JCCM_SEPTEMBER_2013_02

Growing a cell wall by driven dislocations

Dislocation-mediate growth of bacterial cell walls. Authors : Ariel Amir and David R. Nelson. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 109, 9833-9838 (2012) Recommended with a commentary by Alex J. Levine, UCLA |View Commentary| JCCM_SEPTEMBER_2013_03