Is glassy physics relevant to superconductor-insulator transition?

1. Disorder-driven quantum phase transition in superconductors and magnets. Authors: L.B. Ioffe and M.Mézard. Phys.Rev.Lett. 105, 037001 (2010) 2. Superconductor-insulator transition and energy localization. Authors: M.V. Feigel’man, L.B. Ioffe and M.Mézard. Phys. Rev.B 82, 184534 (2010) Recommended with a Commentary by Claudio Castellani, Universita’ di Roma “La Sapienza” | View Commentary (pdf) | JCCM_AUGUST2012_01

Topology, Crystallized

1. Topological crystalline insulator states in Pb(1-x)Sn(x)Se. Authors: P. Dziawa, B. J. Kowalski, K. Dybko, R. Buczko, A. Szczerbakow, M. Szot, E. Lusakowska, T. Balasubramanian, B. M. Wojek, M. H. Berntsen, O. Tjernberg, T. Story. arXiv:1206.1705. 2. Observation of Topological Crystalline Insulator phase in the lead tin chalcogenide Pb1-xSnxTe material class. Authors: Su-Yang Xu, Chang […]

Stochastic thermodynamics : the cost of time

1. Optimal protocols and optimal transport in stochastic thermodynamics. Authors: E. Aurell, C. Mejia-Monasterio, P. Muratore-Ginanneschi. Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 250601 (2011). 2. Refined Second Law of Thermodynamics for Fast Random Processes. Authors: E. Aurell, K. Gawedzki, C. Mejia-Monasterio, R. Mohayaee,P. Muratore-Ginanneschi. Journal of Statistical Physics, 147, 487-505 (2012). 3. Experimental verification of Landauer’s principle […]