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The Mystery of SmB6 : Topological or Strange Insulator?

1. Consistency of Photoemission and Quantum Oscillations for Surface States of SmB6. Authors: J. D. Denlinger, Sooyoung Jang, G. Li, L. Chen, B. J. Lawson, T. Asaba, C. Tinsman, F. Yu, Kai Sun, J. W. Allen, C. Kurdak, Dae-Jong Kim, Z. Fisk, Lu Li. arXiv:1601.07408 2. Low-temperature conducting state in two candidate topological Kondo insulators: […]

High Tc and the Materials Genome

1. High-Pressure Hydrogen Sulfide from First Principles: A Strongly Anharmonic Phonon-Mediated Superconductor. Authors: Ion Errea, Matteo Calandra, Chris J. Pickard, Joseph Nelson, Richard J. Needs, Yinwei Li, Hanyu Liu, Yunwei Zhang, Yanming Ma and Francesco Mauri. Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 157004 (2015) 2. Perspective: Role of Structure Prediction in Materials Discovery and Design. Authors: Richard […]

High Pressure Paving the Way?

Conventional superconductivity at 190 K at high pressures. Authors: A.P. Drozdov, M. I. Eremets, and I. A. Troyan. arXiv:1412.0460 Recommended with a commentary by Zachary Fisk, UC Irvine and J. D. Thompson, Los Alamos National Laboratory |View Commentary| JCCM_DECEMBER_2014_01


1. Discovery of the First Topological Kondo Insulator: SmB6. Authors: S. Wolgast, C. Kurdak, K. Sun, J. W. Allen, D-J. Kim and Z. Fisk. 2. Robust Surface Hall Effect and Non-local Transport in SmB6: Indication for an ideal Topological Insulator. Authors: J. Botimer, D-J. Kim, S. Thomas, T. Grant, Z. Fisk and X. Jia. […]

Oxygen continues to support superconducting life

About two articles per day in the last month on on the subject of Fe-pnictide Superconductors, some of them referred in the text of the commentary below. Recommended with a Commentary by Zachary Fisk, University of California, Irvine. | View Commentary (pdf) |

Tuning the heavy-fermion ground state in Ce-115 by Cd doping and hydrostatic pressure.

Authors: L. D. Pham, T. Park, S. Maquilon, J. D. Thompson and Z. Fisk. Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 056404 (2006). Recommended with a commentary by H. v. Löhneysen, Universität Karlsruhe, Physikalisches Institut and Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institut für Festkörperphysik, Germany | View PDF | JCCM_November06_03

Organizers, Advisory Committee, and Correspondents in the last two years

Organizers: Alexander Grosberg New York University. C.M. Varma (Chief organizer) University of California, Riverside Advisory Committee: Robert Dynes, University of California Z. Fisk, University of California, Irvine Paul Ginsparg, Cornell University Robert Laughlin, Stanford University David Pines, University of California, Davis and ICAM, Chairperson Correspondents in the last two years: Anton Akhmerov, Delft University of […]

Co-existence of Antiferromagnetism and Superconductivity in a Heavy Fermion Compound

Authors: G. Knebel, D. Aoki, D. Braithwaite, B. Salce and J. Flouquet Recommended with a Commentary by Zachary Fisk, University of California, Davis. | View Commentary (pdf) | (JCCM_Jan06_02)

Hall effect indicates destruction of large Fermi surface at a heavy-fermion quantum critical point

Authors: S. Paschen, T. Luhmann, S. Wirth, P. Gegenwart, O. Trovarelli, C. Geibel, F. Steglich, P. Coleman, and Qimiao Si Recommended and Commentary by Zachary Fisk, University of California, Davis. | View Commentary (pdf) | (JCCM_Mar05_03)

Superconductivity in diamond

Authors: E. A. Ekimov, V. A. Sidorov, E. D. Bauer, N. N. Mel’nik, N. J. Curro, J. D. Thompson, S. M. Stishov Nature 428, 542 (2004) Recommended and Commentary by Zachary Fisk, University of California, Davis. | View Commentary (pdf) | (JCCM_Jun04_02)

Crystal Structure of the Sodium Cobaltate Deuterate Superconductor NaxCoO2.4xD2O

Authors: J. D. Jorgensen, M. Avdeev, D. G. Hinks, J. C. Burley, S. Short Recommended and a Commentary by Zachary Fisk, University of Florida, Tallahassee | View Commentary (pdf) | (JCCM_oct03_04)