'Journal Articles'

The Second Law of Thermodynamics and the Big Bang

CPT-Symmetric Universe Authors: Latham Boyle, Kieran Finn, and Neil Turok Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 251301 (2018) Recommended with a commentary by Robijn Bruinsma, University of California, Los Angeles. |View Commentary (pdf)| JCCM_December_2018_01

The Variational Playground for Machine Learning in Statistical Physics

Solving Statistical Mechanics using Variational Autoregressive Networks Authors: Dian Wu, Lei Wang, and Pan Zhang arXiv:1809.10606 Recommended with a commentary by Giuseppe Carleo, Flatiron Institute. |View Commentary (pdf)| JCCM_December_2018_02

Spontaneous vortex formation and Majorana zero mode in iron based superconductor

1. Observation of a robust zero-energy bound state in iron-based superconductor Fe(Te,Se) Authors: J. X. Yin, Zheng Wu, J. H. Wang, Z. Y. Ye, Jing Gong, X. Y. Hou, Lei Shan, Ang Li, X. J. Liang, X. X. Wu, Li Jian, C.S. Ting, Z. Q. Wang, J. P. Hu, P. H. Hor, H. Ding and […]

A revolution in the simulations of super-cooled liquids and glasses

Models and algorithms for the next generation of glass transition studies Authors: Andrea Ninarello, Ludovic Berthier, and Daniele Coslovich Phys. Rev. X 7, 021039 (2017) Recommended with a commentary by Giulio Biroli, École Normale Supérieure, Paris. |View Commentary (pdf)| JCCM_November_2018_01

Solving metallic quantum criticality in a casino

1. Monte Carlo Studies of Quantum Critical Metals Authors: E. Berg, S. Lederer, Y. Schattner, and S. Trebst Annual Reviews of Condensed Matter Physics, arXiv:1804.01988 2. Superconductivity mediated by quantum critical antiferromagnetic fluctuations: The rise and fall of hot spots Authors: X. Wang, Y. Schattner, E. Berg, and R. M. Fernandes Physical Review B 95, […]

Electronic bands of twisted graphene layers

1. Origin of Mott Insulating Behavior and Superconductivity in Twisted Bilayer Graphene Authors: Hoi Chun Po, Liujun Zou, Ashvin Vishwanath, and T. Senthil arXiv:1803.09742, Phys. Rev. X 8, 031089 (2018) 2. Symmetry, Maximally Localized Wannier States, and a Low-Energy Model for Twisted Bilayer Graphene Narrow Bands Authors: Jian Kang and Oskar Vafek arXiv:1805.04918, Phys. Rev. […]

Bad metals get ultra cold

Bad metallic transport in a cold atom Fermi-Hubbard system Authors: Peter T. Brown, Debayan Mitra, Elmer Guardado-Sanchez, Reza Nourafkan, Alexis Reymbaut, Simon Bergeron, A.-M. S. Tremblay, Jure Kokalj, David A. Huse, Peter Schaus, and Waseem S. Bakr arXiv:1802.09456 Recommended with a commentary by Ehud Altman, UC Berkeley. |View Commentary (pdf)| JCCM_October_2018_01

Using nitrogen-vacancy defects in diamond as in-situ sensors of band bending

Spatial mapping of band bending in semiconductor devices using in situ quantum sensors Authors: D.A. Broadway, N. Dontschuk, A. Tsai, S. E. Lillie, C. T.-K. Lew, J. C. McCallum, B. C. Johnson, M. W. Doherty, A. Stacey, L. C. L. Hollenberg & J.-P. Tetienne Nature Electronics 1, 502–507 (2018) Recommended with a commentary by Toeno […]

Particle-hole symmetry at the half-filled Landau level

1. Particle-Hole Symmetry in the Fermion-Chern-Simons and Dirac Descriptions of a Half-Filled Landau Level Authors: Chong Wang, Nigel R. Cooper, Bertrand I. Halperin, and Ady Stern Phys. Rev. X 7, 031029 (2017) 2. Particle-hole symmetry and electromagnetic response of a half- filled Landau level Authors: Michael Levin and Dam Thanh Son Phys. Rev. B 95, 125120 […]

A surprise in the physics of nonequilibrium interfaces

Strong coupling in conserved surface roughening: A new universality class? Authors: F. Caballero, C. Nardini, F. van Wijland, and M. E. Cates arXiv:1803.09525, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 020601 (2018) Recommended with a commentary by Sriram Ramaswamy, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. |View Commentary (pdf)| JCCM_September_2018_02

Waiting for Room Temperature Superconductivity

1. Evidence for superconductivity above 260 K in Lanthanum superhydride at megabar pressures Authors: Maddury Somayazulu, Muhtar Ahart, Ajay K Mishra, Zachary M. Geballe, Maria Baldini, Yue Meng, Viktor V. Struzhkin, and Russell J. Hemley arXiv:1808.07695 2. Superconductivity at 215 K in Lanthanum hydride at high pressures Authors: A. P. Drozdov, V. S. Minkov, S. […]

Despite noise, fractons remain unmoved

Localization in fractonic random circuits Authors: Shriya Pai, Michael Pretko, and Rahul M. Nandkishore arXiv:1807.09776 Recommended with a commentary by Daniel Arovas, University of California, San Diego. |View Commentary (pdf)| JCCM_August_2018_01

Drift or diffusion? Time periodic drive versus time correlated drive

Langevin Dynamics with Space-Time Periodic Nonequilibrium Forcing Authors: R. Joubaud, G. A. Pavliotis, and G. Stoltz Journal of Statistical Physics, v. 158, n. 1, pp. 1-36, 2015 Recommended with a commentary by Alexander Y. Grosberg, New York University. |View Commentary (pdf)| JCCM_August_2018_02

Nematic Quantum Hall Fluid Without Stripes

Pomeranchuk instability of composite Fermi liquid Authors: K. Lee, J. Shao, E-A Kim, F.D.M. Haldane, and E. H. Rezai arXiv:1802.08261 Recommended with a commentary by Steven A. Kivelson, Stanford University. |View Commentary (pdf)| JCCM_August_2018_03

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