'Journal Articles'

Topological magnetoelectric effect versus quantum Faraday effect

1. Observation of topological Faraday and Kerr rotations in quantum anomalous Hall state by terahertz magneto-optics. Authors: K.N. Okada, Y. Takahashi, M. Mogi, R. Yoshimi, A. Tsukazaki, K.S. Takahashi, N. Ogawa, M. Kawasaki, and Y. Tokura arXiv:1603.02113 2. Quantized Faraday and Kerr rotation and axion electrodynamics of the surface states of three-dimensional topological insulators. Authors: […]

Cavity Quantum Spin Resonance

Controlling spin relaxation with a cavity. Authors: A. Bienfait, J.J. Pla, Y. Kubo, X. Zhou, M. Stern, C.C. Lo, C.D. Weis, T. Schenkel, D. Vion, D. Esteve, J.J.L. Morton and P. Bertet. Nature 531,74(2016) Recommended with a commentary by Steven M. Girvin, Yale University. |View Commentary| JCCM_April_2016_02

Knots in Polymers

Knots as a Topological Order Parameter for Semiflexible Polymers. Authors: Martin Marenz and Wolfhard Janke. Phys. Rev. Lett. 116,128301(2016) arXiv:1506.07376 Recommended with a commentary by Kurt Kremer, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. |View Commentary| JCCM_April_2016_03

The hunt for the pairing glue in the cuprates

Quantitative determination of pairing interactions for high-temperature superconductivity in cuprates. Authors: Jin Mo Bok, Jong Ju Bae, Han-Yong Choi, Chandra M. Varma, Wentao Zhang, Junfeng He, Yuxiao Zhang, Li Yu, and X.J. Zhou. Science Advances, 2, E1501329, 2016 arXiv: 1601.02493 Recommended with a commentary by Andrey Chubukov, University of Minnesota. |View Commentary| JCCM_March_2016_01

Closing the loopholes on Bell’s theorem

1. Loophole-free Bell inequality violation using electron spins separated by 1.3 kilometers. Authors: B. Hensen, H. Bernien, A. E. Dréau, A. Roisterer, N. Kalb, M. S. Blok, J. Ruitenberg, R. F. L. Vermeulen, R. N. Schouten, C. Abelen, W. Amaya, V. Pruneri, M. W. Mitchell, M. Markham, D. J. Switchen, D. Elkouss, S. Wehner, T. […]

From monolayer back to bulk FeSe-based high-temperature superconductors

1. Surface electronic structure and isotropic superconducting gap in (Li0.8Fe0.2)OHFeSe. Authors: X.H. Niu, R. Peng, H.C. Xu, Y.J. Yan, J. Jiang, D.F. Xu, T.L. Yu, Q. Song, Z.C. Huang, Y.X. Wang, B. P. Xie, X. F. Lu, N. Z. Wang, X. H. Chen, Z. Sun, and D. L. Feng. Phys. Rev. B 92, 060504 (2015) […]

Soft Matter at the nanoscale constitutes an information-transporting medium

1. Allosteric Dynamic Control of Binding. Authors: F. Sumbul, S.A.E. Acuner-Ozbabacan and T. Haliloglu. Biophys. J., 109, 1190-1201 (2015) 2. Quantifying information transfer by protein domains: Analysis of the Fyn. SH2 domain structure Authors: T. Lenaerts, J. Ferkinghoff-Borg, F. Stricher, L. Serrano, J. W. H. Schymkowitz and F. Rousseau. BMC Structural Biology, 8:43 (2008) Recommended […]

Optical second harmonic generation reveals hidden odd-parity order in Sr2IrO4

Evidence of an odd-parity hidden order in a spin-orbit coupled correlated iridate. Authors: L. Zhao, D. H. Torchinsky, H. Chu, V. Ivanov, R. Lifshitz, R. Flint, T. Qi, G. Cao and D. Hsieh. Nature Phys. 12, 32 (2016) Recommended with a commentary by Joseph Orenstein, Department of Physics, UC Berkeley. |View Commentary| JCCM_February_2016_03

Frank Kasper Phases of Squishable Spheres and Optimal Cell Models

1.Selective assemblies of giant tetrahedra via precisely controlled interactions. Authors: M. Huang, C.H. Hsu, J. Wang, S. Mei, X. Dong, Y. Li, M. Li, H. Liu, W. Zhang, T. Aida, W.B. Zhang, K. Yue and S. Z. D. Cheng. Science 348, 424(2015) 2.Sphericity and symmetry breaking in the formation of Frank-Kasper phases from one component […]

Getting a grip on quantum criticality in metals

1.Ising nematic quantum critical point in a metal: a Monte Carlo study. Authors:Yoni Schattner, Samuel Lederer, Steven A. Kivelson, Erez Berg. arXiv:1511.03282 2.The nature of effective interaction in cuprate superconductors: a sign-problem-free quantum Monte-Carlo study. Authors: Zi-Xiang Li, Fa Wang, Hong Yao, Dung-Hai Lee. arXiv:1512.04541 3.Competing Orders in a Nearly Antiferromagnetic Metal. Authors: Yoni Schattner, […]

Measuring Entanglement by Swapping Quantum Twins

Measuring entanglement entropy through the interference of quantum many-body twins. Authors: Rajibul Islam, Ruichao Ma, Philipp M. Preiss, M. Eric Tai, Alexander Lukin, Matthew Rispoli, Markus Greiner. arXiv:1509.01160 Recommended with a commentary by Ashvin Vishwanath, UC Berkeley. |View Commentary| JCCM_JANUARY_2016_03

Spontaneous emergence of autocatalytic information-coding polymers

Spontaneous emergence of autocatalytic information-coding polymers. Authors: Alexei V. Tkachenko and Sergei Maslov. J. Chem. Phys. 143,045102(2015) Recommended with a commentary by Alexander Grosberg, NYU. |View Commentary| JCCM_December_2015_01

Experimental Studies of Many-Body Localization in Quasi-Random Optical Lattices

1. Observation of many-body localization of interacting fermions in a quasi-random optical lattice. Authors: M. Schreiber, S. S. Hodgman, P. Bordia, Henrik P. Lüschen, M. H. Fischer, R. Vosk, E. Altman, U. Schneider and I. Bloch. Science 349,842(2015) 2. Coupling Identical 1D Many-Body Localized Systems. Authors: P. Bordia, H. P. Luschen, S. S. Hodgman, M. […]

PARADIGM LOST – Where the Missing Entropy Goes in Spin Ice

Absence of Pauling’s Residual Entropy in Thermally Equilibrated Dy2Ti2O7. Authors: D. Pomeransky, L.R. Yaraskavitch, S. Meng, K.A. Ross, H.M.L. Noad, H.A. Dabkowska, B.D. Gaulin, and J.B. Kycia. Nature Physics, 9,353(2013) Recommended with a commentary by A. P. Ramirez and B. S. Shastry, University of California, Santa Cruz. |View Commentary| JCCM_December_2015_03

Inserting defects into graphene: response by curvature and strain

Bending Rules in Graphene Kirigami. Authors: B.F. Grosso and E.J. Mele. Phys. Rev. Lett. 115,195501(2015) Recommended with a commentary by Benny Davidovitch, Physics Department, UMass Amherst.. |View Commentary| JCCM_November_2015_01

Even-denominator fractional quantum Hall physics in ZnO

Even-denominator fractional quantum Hall physics in ZnO. Authors: J. Falson, D. Maryenko, B. Friess, D. Zhang, Y. Kozuka, A. Tsukuzaki, J. H. Smet, and M. Kawasaki. Nature Physics 11,347(2015) Recommended with a commentary by Bertrand I. Halperin, Harvard University. |View Commentary| JCCM_November_2015_02

Colored Noise Models of Active Particles

1. Multidimensional stationary probability distribution for interacting active particles. Authors: C. Maggi, U.M.B. Marconi, N. Gnan, and R. Di Leonardo. Scientific Reports, 5,10742(2015) 2. Effective interactions in active Brownian suspensions. Authors: T.F.F. Farage, P. Krinninger, and J.M. Brader, Physical Review E 91,042310(2015) Recommended with a commentary by Mike Cates, University of Cambridge, and Cesare Nardini, […]

Quantum Hydrodynamic Transport in Graphene

1.Transport in inhomogeneous quantum critical fluids and in the Dirac fluid in graphene. Authors: Andrew Lucas, Jesse Crossno, Kin Chung Fong, Philip Kim, Subir Sachdev. arXiv:1510.01738 2.Observation of the Dirac fluid and the breakdown of the Wiedemann-Franz law in graphene. Authors: Jesse Crossno, Jing K. Shi, Ke Wang, Xiaomeng Liu, Achim Harzheim, Andrew Lucas, Subir […]

Loops of Dirac points in three dimensions

Line of Dirac nodes in hyperhoneycomb lattices. Authors:Kieran Mullen, Bruno Uchoa and Daniel T. Glatzhofer. Phys. Rev. Lett. 115,026403(2015) Recommended with a commentary by Rahul Nandkishore, CU Boulder. |View Commentary| JCCM_October_2015_03

Composite fermions meet Dirac

1.Is the composite fermion a Dirac particle? Authors:Dam Thanh Son. arXiv:1502.03446(2015) 2.Dual Dirac liquid on the surface of the electron topological insulator. Authors:Chong Wang and T. Senthil. arXiv:1505.05141(2015) 3.Particle-vortex duality of 2D Dirac fermion from electric-magnetic duality of 3D topological insulators. Authors:Max A. Metlitski and Ashvin Vishwanath. arXiv:1505.05142(2015) 4.Half-filled Landau level, topological insulator surfaces, and […]