'Journal Articles'

“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

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. […]