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