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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: […]

Tipping the Weyl cone

1.Quantum transport in Dirac materials: Signatures of tilted and anisotropic Dirac and Weyl cones. Authors:M. Trescher, B. Sbierski, P.W. Brouwer, and E.J. Bergholtz. Phys.Rev.B 91,115135(2015) 2.A new type of Weyl semimetals. Authors:A A. Soluyanov, D. Gresch, Z. Wang, Q. Wu, M. Troyer, Z. Dai, and B.A. Bernevig. arXiv:1507.01603(2015) Recommended with a commentary by Carlo Beenakker, […]

How to image an electron lattice

Composite fermions waltz to the tune of a Wigner crystal. Authors: Y. Liu, H. Deng, M. Shayegan, L.N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, K.W. Baldwin. arXiv:1410.3435 Recommended with a commentary by Carlo Beenakker, Leiden University |View Commentary| JCCM_NOVEMBER_2014_01

Single electrons ride the Fermi sea

Minimal-excitation states for electron quantum optics using levitons Authors: J. Dubois, T. Jullien, F. Portier, P. Roche, A. Cavanna, Y. Jin, W. Wegscheider, P. Roulleau and D. C. Glattli Nature 502, 659 (2013) Recommended with a commentary by Carlo Beenakker, Leiden University |View Commentary| JCCM_DECEMBER_2013_01

Hofstadter’s butterfly gets caught in graphene

1. Hofstadter’s butterfly in Moire superlattices: A fractal quantum Hall effect. Authors: C. R. Dean, L. Wang, P. Maher, C. Forsythe, F. Ghahari, Y. Gao, J. Katoch, M. Ishigami, P. Moon, M. Koshino, T. Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, K. L. Shepard, J. Hone, P. Kim, arXiv:1212.4783. 2. Changes in Fermi surface topology and Hofstadter quantization in […]

Majorana fermions debut

Signatures of Majorana fermions in hybrid superconductor-semiconductor nanowire devices. Authors: V. Mourik, K. Zuo, S.M. Frolov, S.R. Plissard, E.P.A.M. Bakkers, and L.P. Kouwenhoven. Science 336, 1003 (2012), arXiv:1204.2792 Recommended with a commentary by Carlo Beenakker, Leiden University |View Commentary (PDF)| JCCM_MAY_2012_02

Developments in anyonic interferometry

1. Braiding of Abelian and non-Abelian anyons in the fractional quantum Hall effect Authors: S. An, P. Jiang, H. Choi, W. Kang, S.H. Simon, L.N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, and K.W. Baldwin arXiv:1112.3400 2. Telegraph noise and the Fabry-Perot quantum Hall interferometer Authors: B. Rosenow and S.H. Simon arXiv:1111.6475 Recommended with a commentary by Carlo Beenakker, […]

Developments in Topological Insulators

1. Quantum Hall effect from the topological surface states of strained bulk HgTe Authors: C. Brune, C.X. Liu, E.G. Novik, E.M. Hankiewicz, H. Buhmann, Y.L. Chen, X.L. Qi, Z.X. Shen, S.C. Zhang and L.W. Molenkamp Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 126803 (2011) 2. Gate-tuned normal and superconducting transport at the surface of a topological insulator, Authors: […]

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 […]

Hanbury-Brown Twiss correlations to probe the population statistics of GHz photons emitted by conductors

Authors: Julien Gabelli, Laure-Helene Reydellet, Gwendal Feve,  Jean-Marc Berroir, Bernard Placais, Patrice Roche, Christian Glattli. Recommended and a Commentary by Carlo Beenakker, Lorentz Institute, Leiden University. | View Commentary (pdf) | (JCCM_Apr04_01)

Environmental effects in the third moment of voltage fluctuations in a tunnel junction

Authors: B. Reulet, J. Senzier, D.E. Prober Recommended and a Commentary by Carlo Beenakker, University of Leiden | View Commentary (pdf) | JCCM_oct03_02