'Journal Articles'


Closing the Gap in Band Theory

Filling-Enforced Gaplessness in Band Structures of the 230 Space Groups Authors: Haruki Watanabe, Hoi Chun Po, Michael P. Zaletel, and Ashvin Vishwanath Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 096404 (2016) Recommended with a commentary by Liang Fu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. |View Commentary| JCCM_August_2017_01

Anomalous assembly of ill-fitting elements

1. Geometric frustration and compatibility conditions for two dimensional director fields Authors: Idan Niv and Efi Efrati arXiv:1706.08187 2. Geometrical frustration yields fibre formation in self-assembly Authors: Martin Lenz and Thomas A. Witten Nature Physics (2017) doi:10.1038/nphys4184 Recommended with a commentary by Gregory M. Grason, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. |View Commentary| JCCM_August_2017_02

Iron-based Superconductivity: Towards Optimizing Tc through Orbital Selectivity

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 (2017) 2. Formation of Hubbard-like bands as a fingerprint of strong electron-electron interactions in FeSe Authors: […]

Mobilizing Majorana fermions

Chiral Majorana fermion modes in a quantum anomalous Hall insulator-superconductor structure Authors: Qing Lin He, Lei Pan, Alexander L. Stern, Edward C. Burks, Xiaoyu Che, Gen Yin, Jing Wang, Biao Lian, Quan Zhou, Eun Sang Choi, Koichi Murata, Xufeng Kou, Zhijie Chen, Tianxiao Nie, Qiming Shao, Yabin Fan, Shou-Cheng Zhang, Kai Liu, Jing Xia, and […]

A frictional transition is not fictional

Revealing the frictional transition in shear thickening suspensions Authors: Cécile Cavaud, Antoine Bérut, Bloen Metzger, and Yoël Forterre PNAS 114, 5147 (2017) Recommended with a commentary by Bulbul Chakraborty, Brandeis University. |View Commentary| JCCM_July_2017_02

Classic rock revival

1. High pressure floating-zone growth of perovskite nickelate LaNiO3 single crystals Authors: Junjie Zhang, Hong Zheng, Yang Ren and J. F. Mitchell arXiv:1705.00570 2. LaNiO3 – a highly metallic and antiferromagnetic strongly correlated transition metal oxide Authors: Z. W. Li, H. Guo, Z. Hu, L. Zhao, C.-Y. Kuo, W. Schmidt, A. Piovano, T. W. Pi, […]

New bound on the precision of the fractional charge in a fractional quantum Hall fluid

Direct Comparison of Fractional and Integer Quantized Hall Resistance Authors: Franz J. Ahlers, Martin Götz, and Klaus Pierz arXiv:1703.05213 Recommended with a commentary by Steven A. Kivelson, Stanford University. |View Commentary| JCCM_June_2017_02

How cells overcome their topological troubles

Compaction and segregation of sister chromatids via active loop extrusion Authors: Anton Goloborodko, Maxim V. Imakaev, John F. Marko, Leonid Mirny eLife 5, e14864 (2016) Recommended with a commentary by Helmut Schiessel, Leiden University. |View Commentary| JCCM_June_2017_03

Machine learning versus human understanding

1. Self-Learning Monte Carlo Method: Continuous-Time Algorithm Authors: Yuki Nagai, Huitao Shen, Yang Qi, Junwei Liu, and Liang Fu arXiv:1705.06724 2. Can Boltzmann Machines Discover Cluster Updates? Authors: Lei Wang arXiv:1702.08586 Recommended with a commentary by Anton Akhmerov, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft. |View Commentary| JCCM_May_2017_01

Robust even denominator Fractional Quantum Hall State

1. Robust fractional quantum Hall states and continuous quantum phase transitions in a half-filled bilayer graphene Landau level Authors: Alexander A. Zibrov, Carlos. R. Kometter, Haoxin Zhou, Eric M. Spanton, Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Michael P. Zaletel, and Andrea F. Young arXiv:1611.07113 2. Even denominator fractional quantum Hall state in bilayer graphene Authors: J. I. […]

Using the fluid to guide microswimmers

Squirmers in nematic liquid crystals: Guiding microswimmers by an anisotropic medium Authors: Juho S. Lintuvuori, Alois Würger, and Kevin Stratford arXiv:1705.02147 Recommended with a commentary by Thomas R. Powers, Brown University. |View Commentary| JCCM_May_2017_03

From traffic jams on RNA to the quantum mechanics of spin chains

1. Kinetics of biopolymerization on nucleic acid templates Authors: C. T. MacDonald, J. H. Gibbs and A. C. Pipkin Biopolymers, 6(1), pp.1-25 (1968) 2. Bethe solution for the dynamical-scaling exponent of the noisy Burgers equation Authors: Leh-Hun Gwa and Herbert Spohn Phys. Rev. A 46, 844 (1992) 3. Exactly Solvable Models for Many-Body Systems Far […]

Spinning Spins

1. Barnett effect in paramagnetic states Authors: Masao Ono, Hiroyuki Chudo, Kazuya Harii, Satoru Okayasu, Mamoru Matsuo, Jun’ichi Ieda, Ryo Takahashi, Sadamichi Maekawa, and Eiji Saitoh Phys. Rev. B 92, 174424 (2015) 2. Observation of Barnett fields in solids by nuclear magnetic resonance Authors: Hiroyuki Chudo, Masao Ono, Kazuya Harii, Mamoru Matsuo, Jun’ichi Ieda, Rie […]

Time crystals without localization?

Observation of discrete time-crystalline order in a disordered dipolar many-body system Authors: Soonwon Choi, Joonhee Choi, Renate Landig, Georg Kucsko, Hengyun Zhou, Junichi Isoya, Fedor Jelezko, Shinobu Onoda, Hitoshi Sumiya, Vedika Khemani, Curt von Keyserlingk, Norman Y. Yao, Eugene Demler, and Mikhail D. Lukin Nature 543, 221225 (2017), arXiv:1610.08057 Recommended with a commentary by Rahul […]

Optically driven superconductivity

Theory of enhanced interlayer tunneling in optically driven high-Tc superconductors. Authors: J. Okamoto, A. Cavalleri, and L. Mathey. Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 227001 (2016), arXiv:1606.09276 Recommended with a commentary by Atsushi Fujimori, University of Tokyo. |View Commentary| JCCM_March_2017_01

Quizzing active matter: one’s ability to solve a maze depends on one’s behaviour

Active Brownian particles and run-and-tumble particles separate inside a maze. Authors: M. Khatami, K. Wolff, O. Pohl, M.R. Ejtehadi, and H. Stark. Scientific Reports 6, Article No: 37670 (2016) [doi:10.1038/srep37670], arXiv:1611.00191 Recommended with a commentary by Ramin Golestanian, Oxford University. |View Commentary| JCCM_March_2017_02

Majorana fermions and half-quantum vortices in superfluid 3-He

Observation of Half-Quantum Vortices in Topological Superfluid 3-He. Authors: S. Autti, V. V. Dmitriev, J. T. Maskinen, A. A. Soldatov, G. E. Volovik, A. N. Yudin, V. V. Zavjalov and V. B. Eltsov. Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 255301 (2016), arXiv:1508.02197 Recommended with a commentary by Tony Leggett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. |View Commentary| JCCM_March_2017_03

Renormalizing complex models: It is hard without Landau!

1. Parameter Space Compression Underlies Emergent Theories and Predictive Models. Authors: Benjamin B. Machta, Ricky Chachra, Mark K. Transtrum, and James P. Sethna. Science 342, 604-607 (2013) 2. PCA meets RG. Authors: Serena Bradde and William Bialek. arXiv:1610.09733 Recommended with a commentary by Ilya Nemenman, Emory University. |View Commentary| JCCM_February_2017_01

Quantum simulation of Hubbard model

1. Experimental realization of a long-range antiferromagnet in the Hubbard model with ultracold atoms. Authors: A. Mazurenko, C. S. Chiu, G. Ji, M. F. Parsons, M. Kanasz-Nagy, R. Schmidt, F. Grusdt, E. Demler, D. Greif, and M. Greiner. arXiv:1612.08436 Recommended with a commentary by Dung-Hai Lee, University of California, Berkeley. |View Commentary| JCCM_February_2017_02

No Go Theorems in Interacting Fermions

1. Pomeranchuk instability and response beyond the quasiparticle regime. Authors: Egor I. Kiselev, Mathias S. Scheurer, Peter Wölfle, and Jörg Schmalian. arXiv:1611.01442 2.Conservation and persistence of spin currents and their relation to the Lieb-Schulz-Mattis twist operators. Authors: N. Bray-Ali and Z. Nussinov. Phys. Rev. B 80, 012401 (2009) Recommended with a commentary by Chandra Varma, […]

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