Resistance at the edge: imperfect conductance quantization in 2D topological insulators

1. Helical edge resistance introduced by charge puddles. Authors: Jukka I. Vayrynen, Moshe Goldstein and Leonid I. Glazman. arXiv:1303.1766 Recommended with a commentary by Jason Alicea, Caltech |View Commentary (PDF)| JCCM_APRIL_2013_01

Are the anomalies in water due to an unapproachable critical point?

1. Thermal conductivity of supercooled water. Authors: John W. Biddle, Vincent Holten, Jan V. Sengers and Mikhail A. Anisimov. Phys. Rev. E 87, 042302 (2013), arXiv:1302.6280. Recommended with a commentary by Marivi Fernandez-Serra, Stony Brook University |View Commentary (PDF)| JCCM_APRIL_2013_02

Viscoelasticity of molecular rearrangements controls protein function

1. Nonlinearity of a voltage-gated potassium channel revealed by the mechanical susceptibility. Authors: Amila Ariyaratne and Giovanni Zocchi. Physical Review X 3, 011010 (2013). Recommended with a commentary by Elisha Moses, Weizmann Institute |View Commentary (PDF)| JCCM_APRIL_2013_03