'Journal Articles'

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

Measurements of the thermal edge conductance in a fractional quantized Hall state, with very surprising results at ν= 5/2

1. Observed quantization of anyonic heat flow Authors: M. Banerjee, M. Heiblum, A. Rosenblatt, Y. Oreg, D. E. Feldman, A. Stern, and V. Umansky Nature 545, 77 (2017) 2. Observation of half-integer thermal Hall conductance Authors: M. Banerjee, M. Heiblum, V. Umansky, D. E. Feldman, Y. Oreg, and A. Stern arXiv:1710.00492 Recommended with a commentary […]

“Neutral” Metals

1. Particle-hole symmetry reveals failed superconductivity in the metallic phase of two-dimensional superconducting films Authors: N. P. Breznay and A. Kapitulnik Science Advances 3 no.9, (2017) 2. A Bose metal has no cyclotron resonance Authors: Y. Wang, I. Tamir, D. Shahar, and N. P. Armitage arXiv:1708:01908 Recommended with a commentary by Michael Mulligan, University of […]

Is FeSe a superconductor in the Bose-Einstein condensation limit?

1. Discovery of orbital-selective Cooper pairing in FeSe Authors: P. O. Sprau, A. Kostin, A. Kreisel, A. E. Böhmer, V. Taufour, P. C. Canfield, S. Mukherjee, P. J. Hirschfeld, B. M. Andersen, J. C. Séamus Davis Science, 357, 75–80 (2017) 2. Tuning across the BCS-BEC crossover in the multiband superconductor Fe1+ySexTe1-x: An angle-resolved photoemission study […]

A possible quantum spin liquid in a spin-orbital entangled 2d magnet

Spin-Orbital Entangled Quantum Liquid on Honeycomb Lattice Authors: K. Kitagawa, T. Takayama, Y. Matsumoto, A. Kato, R. Takano , Y. Kishimoto, S. Bette, R. Dinnebie, G. Jackeli, and H. Takagi H. Takagi, KITP talk, Aug 2017 Recommended with a commentary by Patrick A. Lee and T. Senthil, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. |View Commentary| JCCM_November_2017_02

Switching Perspectives on Pattern Formation in Biology

Self-organized Notch dynamics generate stereotyped sensory organ patterns in Drosophila Authors: Francis Corson, Lydie Couturier, Hervé Rouault, Khalil Mazouni, and François Schweisguth Science 356, eaai7407 (2017) Recommended with a commentary by David K. Lubensky, University of Michigan. |View Commentary| JCCM_November_2017_03

Membrane theory, revisited

Anomalous elasticity, fluctuations and disorder in elastic membranes Authors: P. Le Doussal, and L. Radzihovsky arXiv:1708.05723, Annals of Physics (In Press) Recommended with a commentary by Francisco Guinea, Imdea Nanscience, Madrid, and School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester. |View Commentary| JCCM_October_2017_01

Pulse propagation at interfaces and their possible relevance for biology

Pulse propagation at interfaces and their possible relevance for biology Authors: Bernhard Fichtl, Shamit Shrivastava, and Matthias F. Schneider Scientific Reports 6, 22874 (2016) Recommended with a commentary by Julian Kappler and Roland R. Netz, Freie Universität Berlin. |View Commentary| JCCM_October_2017_02

A glimmer into Glasses

1. Two-level systems in evaporated amorphous silicon Authors: D.R. Queen, X. Liu, J. Karel, H.C. Jacks, T.H. Metcalf, F. Hellman J. Non-Cryst Sol 426, 19 (2015), arXiv:1506.04284v1 2. Supression of tunneling two-level systems in ultrastable glasses of indomethacin Authors: Tomás Pérez-Castañeda, Cristian Rodríguez-Tinoco, Javier Rodríguez-Viejob, and Miguel A. Ramos Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 111, […]

Angels & Demons: Majorana & Dirac fermions in a quantum Hall edge channel

1. A mechanism of e2/2h conductance plateau without 1D chiral Majorana fermions Authors: Wenjie Ji and Xiao-Gang Wen arXiv:1708.06214 2. Disorder-induced half-integer quantized conductance plateau in quantum anomalous Hall insulator–superconductor structures Authors: Yingyi Huang, F. Setiawan, and Jay D. Sau arXiv:1708.06752 Recommended with a commentary by Carlo Beenakker, Instituut-Lorentz, Leiden University. |View Commentary| JCCM_September_2017_01

The Time for Disorder Has Come

Random Matrices and Complexity of Spin Glasses Authors: Antonio Auffinger, Gérard Ben Arous, Jiří Černý Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 66, 165-201 (2013) Recommended with a commentary by Patrick Charbonneau, Duke University. |View Commentary| JCCM_September_2017_02

A jump in our understanding of quantum criticality in metals

Exact critical exponents for the antiferromagnetic quantum critical metal in two dimensions Authors: Andres Schlief, Peter Lunts, and Sung-Sik Lee Phys. Rev. X 7, 021010 (2017) Recommended with a commentary by Andrey V Chubukov, University of Minnesota. |View Commentary| JCCM_September_2017_03