'Journal Articles'

The emergence of magnetism in two dimensions

1. Layer-dependent ferromagnetism in a van der Waals crystal down to the monolayer limit Authors: B. Huang, G. Clark, E. Navarro-Moratalla, D. R. Klein, R. Cheng, K. L. Seyler, D. Zhong, E. Schmidgall, M. A. McGuire, D. H. Cobden, W. Yao, Di Xiao, P. Jarillo-Herrero, and X. Xu Nature 546, 270 (2017) 2. Giant tunneling […]

A Big Moment for Exciton

Tunable excitons in bilayer graphene Authors: Long Ju, Lei Wang, Ting Cao, Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Steven G. Louie, Farhan Rana, Jiwoong Park, James Hone, Feng Wang, and Paul L. McEuen Science 358, 1314 (2018) Recommended with a commentary by Liang Fu, MIT. |View Commentary (pdf)| JCCM_July_2018_02

The geometric theory of elasticity of liquid crystal polymer materials

Theory of liquid crystal elastomers and polymer networks: connection between neoclassical theory and differential geometry Authors: Thanh-Son Nguyen and Jonathan V. Selinger Eur. Phys. J. E (2017) 40: 76 Recommended with a commentary by Thomas R. Powers, Brown University. |View Commentary (pdf)| JCCM_July_2018_03

An apparent quantized thermal Hall effect in a magnetic insulator

Majorana quantization and half-integer thermal quantum Hall effect in a Kitaev spin liquid Authors: Y. Kasahara, T. Ohnishi, Y. Mizukami, O. Tanaka, Sixiao Ma, K. Sugii, N. Kurita, H. Tanaka, J. Nasu, Y. Motome, T. Shibauchi, and Y. Matsuda arXiv:1805.05022 Recommended with a commentary by Leon Balents, Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, UCSB. |View Commentary […]

A breakthrough in many body quantum chaos

1. Many-body quantum chaos: Analytic connection to random matrix theory Authors: Pavel Kos, Marko Ljubotina, and Tomaž Prosen Phys. Rev. X 8, 021062 (2018) 2. Exact spectral form factor in a minimal model of many body quantum chaos Authors: Bruno Bertini, Pavel Kos, and Tomaž Prosen arXiv:1805.00931 Recommended with a commentary by Rahul Nandkishore, University […]

Heat of a single electron

Imaging resonant dissipation from individual atomic defects in graphene Authors: Dorri Halbertal, Moshe Ben Shalom, Aviram Uri, Kousik Bagani, Alexander Y. Meltzer, Ido Marcus, Yuri Myasoedov, John Birkbeck, Leonid S. Levitov, Andre K. Geim, Eli Zeldov Science 358, 1303-1306 (2017) Recommended with a commentary by Anton Akhmerov, Delft University of Technology. |View Commentary (pdf)| JCCM_May_2018_01

From chains to plane with a fermionic cold atom quantum simulator

Direct observation of incommensurate magnetism in Hubbard chains Authors: Guillaume Salomon, Joannis Koepsell, Jayadev Vijayan, Timon A. Hilker, Jacopo Nespolo, Lode Pollet, Immanuel Bloch and Christian Gross arXiv:1803.08892 (2018) Recommended with a commentary by Thierry Giamarchi, University of Geneva. |View Commentary (pdf)| JCCM_May_2018_02

“Colloidal Life”?

Colloquium: Toward living matter with colloidal particles Authors: Zorana Zeravcic, Vinothan N. Manoharan, and Michael P. Brenner Reviews of Modern Physics 89, 031001 (2017) Recommended with a commentary by Alexander Y. Grosberg, New York University. |View Commentary (pdf)| JCCM_May_2018_03

Designing fractal defect structures in liquid crystals

Fractal nematic colloids Authors: S. M. Hashemi, U. Jagodič, M. R. Mozaffari, M. R. Ejtehadi, I. Muševič, and M. Ravnik Nature Communications 8: 14026 (2017) Recommended with a commentary by Jörn Dunkel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. |View Commentary| JCCM_April_2018_01

Oxygen-hole pairs drive bond order and superconductivity in bismuth oxides

1. Unveiling the superconducting mechanism of Ba0.51K0.49BiO3 Authors: C. H. P. Wen, H. C. Xu, Q. Yao, R. Peng, X. H. Niu, Q. Y. Chen, Z. T. Liu, D. W. Shen, Q. Song, X. Lou, Y. F. Fang, X. S. Liu, Y. H. Song, Y. J. Jiao, T. F. Duan, H. H. Wen, P. Dudin, […]

Electronic correlations in bilayer-graphene superlattices

1. Correlated insulator behaviour at half filling in magic-angle graphene superlattices Authors: Yuan Cao, Valla Fatemi, Shiang Fang, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Efthimios Kaxiras, and Pablo Jarillo-Herrero Nature 556, 80 (2018), arXiv:1802.00553 2. Unconventional superconductivity in magic-angle graphene superlattices Authors: Yuan Cao, Valla Fatemi, Shiang Fang, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Efthimios Kaxiras, and Pablo Jarillo-Herrero […]

Mystery solved of the sawtooth Josephson effect in bismuth

1. Ballistic edge states in bismuth nanowires revealed by SQUID interferometry Authors: Anil Murani, Alik Kasumov, Shamashis Sengupta, Yu A. Kasumov, V. T. Volkov, I. I. Khodos, F. Brisset, Raphaëlle Delagrange, Alexei Chepelianskii, Richard Deblock, Hélène Bouchiat, and Sophie Guéron Nature Communications 8, 15941 (2017) 2. Higher-order topology in bismuth Authors: Frank Schindler, Zhijun Wang, […]

Fine-tuned collective behavior under acoustic stimulation

Emergence of an enslaved phononic bandgap in a non-equilibrium pseudo-crystal Authors: Nicolas Bachelard, Chad Ropp, Marc Dubois, Rongkuo Zhao, Yuan Wang, and Xiang Zhang Nat. Mat. 16, 808 (2017) Recommended with a commentary by Jeremy England, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. |View Commentary| JCCM_March_2018_02

3-D Tour of Integrated Circuits at the Nanometer Scale

High-resolution non-destructive three-dimensional imaging of integrated circuits Authors: Mirko Holler, Manuel Guizar-Sicairos, Esther H. R. Tsai, Roberto Dinapoli, Elisabeth Müller, Oliver Bunk, Jörg Raabe, and Gabriel Aeppli Nature 543, 402 (2017) Recommended with a commentary by J. B. Hastings, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. |View Commentary| JCCM_March_2018_03

Probing Composite Fermions with a Wigner Crystal and Vice-Versa

Cyclotron Orbits of Composite Fermions in the Fractional Quantum Hall Regime Authors: Insun Jo, Hao Deng, Yang Liu, L. N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, K.W. Baldwin, and M. Shayegan Phys. Rev. Lett. 20, 016802 (2018) Recommended with a commentary by S. M. Girvin, Yale University. |View Commentary| JCCM_February_2018_01

Successful Engineering of a Yang Monopole

Observation of a non-Abelian Yang Monopole: From New Chern Numbers to a Topological Transition Authors: Seiji Sugawa, Francisco Salces-Carcoba, Abigail R. Perry, Yuchen Yue, and Ian B. Spielman arXiv:1610.06228 Recommended with a commentary by Tin-Lun Ho, The Ohio State University. |View Commentary| JCCM_February_2018_02

Smart materials that are actually smart

1. Combinatorial design of textured mechanical metamaterials Authors: Corentin Coulais, Eial Teomy, Koen de Reus, Yair Shokef and Martin van Hecke Nature 535, 529 – 532 (2016) 2. Designing self-powered materials systems that perform pattern recognition Authors: Yan Fang, Victor V. Yashin, Steven P. Levitan and Anna C. Balazs Chem. Commun., 53, 7692 (2017) Recommended […]

Iron-based superconductors went topological ?

1. Observation of topological superconductivity on the surface of iron-based superconductor Authors: Peng Zhang, Koichiro Yaji, Takahiro Hashimoto, Yuichi Ota, Takeshi Kondo, Kozo Okazaki, Zhijun Wang, Jinsheng Wen, G. D. Gu, Hong Ding, and Shik Shin arXiv:1706.05163 2. Observation of pristine Majorana bound state in iron-based superconductor Authors: Dongfei Wang, Lingyuan Kong, Peng Fan, Hui […]

From local observables in a single eigenstate to parent Hamiltonians

Determining a local Hamiltonian from a single eigenstate Authors: Xiao-Liang Qi and Daniel Ranard arXiv:1712.01850 Recommended with a commentary by Ashvin Vishwanath, Harvard University. |View Commentary| JCCM_January_2018_02

A coarse-grained theory of wrinkle patterns induced by geometric incompatibility

The smectic order of wrinkles Authors: H. Aharoni, D. V. Todorova, O. Albarrán, L. Goehring, R. D. Kamien and E. Katifori Nature Communications 8, 15809 (2017) Recommended with a commentary by Benny Davidovitch, University of Massachusetts Amherst. |View Commentary| JCCM_December_2017_01