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