A rocky pathway through a valley

The Valley Hall Effect in MoS2 Transistors. Authors: Kin Fai Mak, Kathryn L. McGill, Jiwoong Park, and Paul L. McEuen. arXiv:1403.5039(2014) Recommended with a commentary by Anton Akhmerov, Delft University of Technology. |View Commentary| JCCM_APR_2014_01

Deep Understanding Achieved on the 3d Ising Model

Solving the 3d Ising Model with the Conformal Bootstrap II. c-Minimization and Precise Critical Exponents. Authors: Sheer El-Showk, Miguel F. Paulos, David Poland, Slava Rychkov, David Simmons-Duffin, Alessandro Vichi. arXiv:1403.4545(2014) Recommended with a commentary by Leo P. Kadanoff, University of Chicago and The Perimeter Institute. |View Commentary| JCCM_APR_2014_02

Discontinuous Shear Thickening in Dense non-Brownian Suspensions

1.Microscopic Mechanism for Shear Thickening of Non-Brownian Suspensions. Authors: N Fernandez, R Mani, D Rinaldi, D Kadau, M Mosquet, H Lombois-Burger, J Cayer-Barrioz, H J. Herrmann, ND Spencer, and L Isa. Physical Review Lett 111, 108301(2013) 2.Discontinuous Shear Thickening of Frictional Hard-Sphere Suspensions. Authors:R Seto, R Mari, JF Morriss, and MM Denn. Physical Review Lett […]

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 […]