'Journal Articles'

Renormalizing complex models: It is hard without Landau!

1. Parameter Space Compression Underlies Emergent Theories and Predictive Models. Authors: Benjamin B. Machta, Ricky Chachra, Mark K. Transtrum, and James P. Sethna. Science 342, 604-607 (2013) 2. PCA meets RG. Authors: Serena Bradde and William Bialek. arXiv:1610.09733 Recommended with a commentary by Ilya Nemenman, Emory University. |View Commentary| JCCM_February_2017_01

Quantum simulation of Hubbard model

1. Experimental realization of a long-range antiferromagnet in the Hubbard model with ultracold atoms. Authors: A. Mazurenko, C. S. Chiu, G. Ji, M. F. Parsons, M. Kanasz-Nagy, R. Schmidt, F. Grusdt, E. Demler, D. Greif, and M. Greiner. arXiv:1612.08436 Recommended with a commentary by Dung-Hai Lee, University of California, Berkeley. |View Commentary| JCCM_February_2017_02

No Go Theorems in Interacting Fermions

1. Pomeranchuk instability and response beyond the quasiparticle regime. Authors: Egor I. Kiselev, Mathias S. Scheurer, Peter Wölfle, and Jörg Schmalian. arXiv:1611.01442 2.Conservation and persistence of spin currents and their relation to the Lieb-Schulz-Mattis twist operators. Authors: N. Bray-Ali and Z. Nussinov. Phys. Rev. B 80, 012401 (2009) Recommended with a commentary by Chandra Varma, […]

The Mystery of SmB6 : Topological or Strange Insulator?

1. Consistency of Photoemission and Quantum Oscillations for Surface States of SmB6. Authors: J. D. Denlinger, Sooyoung Jang, G. Li, L. Chen, B. J. Lawson, T. Asaba, C. Tinsman, F. Yu, Kai Sun, J. W. Allen, C. Kurdak, Dae-Jong Kim, Z. Fisk, Lu Li. arXiv:1601.07408 2. Low-temperature conducting state in two candidate topological Kondo insulators: […]

High Tc and the Materials Genome

1. High-Pressure Hydrogen Sulfide from First Principles: A Strongly Anharmonic Phonon-Mediated Superconductor. Authors: Ion Errea, Matteo Calandra, Chris J. Pickard, Joseph Nelson, Richard J. Needs, Yinwei Li, Hanyu Liu, Yunwei Zhang, Yanming Ma and Francesco Mauri. Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 157004 (2015) 2. Perspective: Role of Structure Prediction in Materials Discovery and Design. Authors: Richard […]

Topological meta-fluids

1. Topological Acoustics. Authors: Zhaoju Yang, Fei Gao, Xihang Shi, Xiao Lin, Zhen Gao, Yidong Chong, and Baile Zhang. Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 114301 (2015) 2. Topological sound in active-liquid metamaterials. Authors: Anton Souslov, Benjamin C. van Zuiden, Denis Bartolo, and Vincenzo Vitelli. ArXiv: 1610.06873 Recommended with a commentary by M. Cristina Marchetti, Syracuse University. […]

No-Enclave Percolation

1. No-Enclave Percolation Corresponds to Holes in the Cluster Backbone. Authors: Hao Hu, Robert M. Ziff, and Youjin Deng. Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 185701, 2016 (2016) Recommended with a commentary by Mark Bowick and Greg Huber, ITP, Santa Barbara. |View Commentary| JCCM_December_2016_01

Phase diagrams of cuprate superconductors

1. Perspective on the phase diagram of cuprate high-temperature superconductors. Authors: D. Rybicki, M. Jurkutat, S. Reichardt, C. Kapusta, and J. Haase. arXiv:1511.02408; Nature Communications 7, Article number: 11413 (2016) 2. Bulk superconductivity at 84 K in the strongly overdoped regime of cuprates. Authors: A. Gauzzi, Y. Klein, M. Nisula, M. Karppinen, P. K. Biswas, […]

A Dirac Spin Liquid May Fill the Gap in the Kagome Antiferromagnet

1. Signatures of Dirac cones in a DMRG study of the Kagome Heisenberg model. Authors: Yin- Chen He, Michael P. Zaletel, Masaki Oshikawa, and Frank Pollmann. arXiv:1611.06238 2. Competing Spin Liquid Phases in the S=1/2 Heisenberg Model on the Kagome Lattice. Authors: Shenghan Jiang, Panjin Kim, Jung Hoon Han, Ying Ran. arXiv:1610.02024 Recommended with a […]

Is there a speed limit for thermalization?

1. Gapless spin-fluid ground state in a random quantum Heisenberg magnet. Author: S. Sachdev and J. Ye. Phys.Rev.Lett. 70, 3339 (1993) 2. A bound on chaos. Authors: J. Maldacena, S. H. Shenker, and D. Stanford. JHEP 8 (2016) 106, hep-th/1503.01409 Recommended with a commentary by Michael Mulligan, UC Riverside . |View Commentary| JCCM_Nov_2016_03

Entropic costs of metabolic regulation

1. Growth against entropy in bacterial metabolism: the phenotypic trade-off behind empirical growth rate distributions in E. coli. Author: Daniele De Martino, Fabrizio Capuani, and Andrea De Martino. Physical Biology 13, 036005 (2016) Recommended with a commentary by Kirill Korolev ,Boston University. |View Commentary| JCCM_Nov_2016_02

Emergent technology based on Fermi-arcs?

1. Transport evidence for Fermi-arc-mediated chirality transfer in the Dirac semimetal Cd3As2. Author: P. J. W. Moll, N. L. Nair, T. Helm, A. C. Potter, I. Kimchi, A. Vishwanath, J. G. Analytis. Nature 535, 266 (2016) 2. Current at a Distance and Resonant Transparency in Weyl Semimetals. Authors: Y. Baum, E. Berg, S. A. Parameswaran, […]

Manipulation of atoms, molecules, and fluids at the nanoscale.

1. Molecular transport through capillaries made with atomic-scale precision. Author: B. Radha, A. Esfandiar, F. C. Wang, A. P. Rooney, K. Gopinad- han, A. Keerthi, A. Mishchenko, A. Janardanan, P. Blake, L. Fumagalli, M. Lozada-Hidalgo, S. Garaj, S. J. Haigh, I. V. Grigorieva, H. A. Wu, A. K. Geim. Nature, doi:10.1038/nature19363 (2016) 2. Sieving hydrogen […]

Thermodynamics of active matter

Stochastic thermodynamics of active matter. Author: T.Speck. EPL 114 30006 (2016) Recommended with a commentary by Aparna Baskaran, Brandeis University. |View Commentary| JCCM_October_2016_01

Universal entanglement dynamics

Quantum Entanglement Growth Under Random Unitary Dynamics. Authors: Adam Nahum, Jonathan Ruhman, Sagar Vijay and Jeongwan Haah. arXiv: 1608.06950 Recommended with a commentary by Rahul Nandkishore, Colorado University, Boulder. |View Commentary| JCCM_October_2016_03

Physics inside: solving protein structures without crystals

1. The development of cryo-EM into a mainstream structural biology technique. Author: Nogales, E. Nat. Meth. 13, 2427 (2016). DOI: 10.1038/nmeth.3694 2. Single-particle cryo-EM at crystallographic resolution Cheng. Authors: Cheng, Y. Cell 161, 450457 (2015) 3. Cluster imaging with a direct detection CMOS pixel sensor in transmission electron microscopy. Authors: Battaglia, M., Contarato, D., Denes, […]

Nanoscale thermal imaging of dissipation in quantum systems

Nanoscale thermal imaging of dissipation in quantum systems. Authors: D. Halbertal, J. Cuppens, M. Ben Shalom, L. Embon, N. Shadmi, Y. Anahory, H. R. Naren, J. Sarkar, A. Uri, Y. Ronen, Y. Myasoedov, L. S. Levitov, E. Joselevich, A. K. Geim, and E. Zeldov. arXiv: 1609.01487 Recommended with a commentary by Bertrand I. Halperin, Harvard […]

Why Does the Liquid Crystal Rotate?

Continuous Rotation of Achiral Nematic Liquid Crystal Droplets Driven by Heat Flux. Authors: Jordi Ignés-Mullol, Guilhem Poy, and Patrick Oswald. Physical Review Letters 117, 057801 (2016) Recommended with a commentary by Jonathan V. Selinger, Kent State University. |View Commentary| JCCM_September_2016_03

Information capacity of specific interactions

Information capacity of specific interactions. Authors: M. H. Huntley, A. Murugan, and M. P. Brenner. PNAS 113, 58415846 (2016) Recommended with a commentary by Andrea Liu, University of Pennsylvania. |View Commentary| JCCM_August_2016_02

On the character of the superconductor to metal transition in overdoped cuprates

Dependence of the critical temperature in overdoped copper oxides on su- perfluid density. Authors: I. Bozovic, X. He, J. Wu, and A. T. Bollinger. Nature 536, 309 (2016) Recommended with a commentary by Steven A. Kivelson, Stanford University. |View Commentary| JCCM_August_2016_01