'Journal Articles'

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

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