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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

Topological magnetoelectric effect versus quantum Faraday effect

1. Observation of topological Faraday and Kerr rotations in quantum anomalous Hall state by terahertz magneto-optics. Authors: K.N. Okada, Y. Takahashi, M. Mogi, R. Yoshimi, A. Tsukazaki, K.S. Takahashi, N. Ogawa, M. Kawasaki, and Y. Tokura arXiv:1603.02113 2. Quantized Faraday and Kerr rotation and axion electrodynamics of the surface states of three-dimensional topological insulators. Authors: […]

Tipping the Weyl cone

1.Quantum transport in Dirac materials: Signatures of tilted and anisotropic Dirac and Weyl cones. Authors:M. Trescher, B. Sbierski, P.W. Brouwer, and E.J. Bergholtz. Phys.Rev.B 91,115135(2015) 2.A new type of Weyl semimetals. Authors:A A. Soluyanov, D. Gresch, Z. Wang, Q. Wu, M. Troyer, Z. Dai, and B.A. Bernevig. arXiv:1507.01603(2015) Recommended with a commentary by Carlo Beenakker, […]

How to image an electron lattice

Composite fermions waltz to the tune of a Wigner crystal. Authors: Y. Liu, H. Deng, M. Shayegan, L.N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, K.W. Baldwin. arXiv:1410.3435 Recommended with a commentary by Carlo Beenakker, Leiden University |View Commentary| JCCM_NOVEMBER_2014_01

Single electrons ride the Fermi sea

Minimal-excitation states for electron quantum optics using levitons Authors: J. Dubois, T. Jullien, F. Portier, P. Roche, A. Cavanna, Y. Jin, W. Wegscheider, P. Roulleau and D. C. Glattli Nature 502, 659 (2013) Recommended with a commentary by Carlo Beenakker, Leiden University |View Commentary| JCCM_DECEMBER_2013_01

Hofstadter’s butterfly gets caught in graphene

1. Hofstadter’s butterfly in Moire superlattices: A fractal quantum Hall effect. Authors: C. R. Dean, L. Wang, P. Maher, C. Forsythe, F. Ghahari, Y. Gao, J. Katoch, M. Ishigami, P. Moon, M. Koshino, T. Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, K. L. Shepard, J. Hone, P. Kim, arXiv:1212.4783. 2. Changes in Fermi surface topology and Hofstadter quantization in […]

Majorana fermions debut

Signatures of Majorana fermions in hybrid superconductor-semiconductor nanowire devices. Authors: V. Mourik, K. Zuo, S.M. Frolov, S.R. Plissard, E.P.A.M. Bakkers, and L.P. Kouwenhoven. Science 336, 1003 (2012), arXiv:1204.2792 Recommended with a commentary by Carlo Beenakker, Leiden University |View Commentary (PDF)| JCCM_MAY_2012_02

Developments in anyonic interferometry

1. Braiding of Abelian and non-Abelian anyons in the fractional quantum Hall effect Authors: S. An, P. Jiang, H. Choi, W. Kang, S.H. Simon, L.N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, and K.W. Baldwin arXiv:1112.3400 2. Telegraph noise and the Fabry-Perot quantum Hall interferometer Authors: B. Rosenow and S.H. Simon arXiv:1111.6475 Recommended with a commentary by Carlo Beenakker, […]

Developments in Topological Insulators

1. Quantum Hall effect from the topological surface states of strained bulk HgTe Authors: C. Brune, C.X. Liu, E.G. Novik, E.M. Hankiewicz, H. Buhmann, Y.L. Chen, X.L. Qi, Z.X. Shen, S.C. Zhang and L.W. Molenkamp Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 126803 (2011) 2. Gate-tuned normal and superconducting transport at the surface of a topological insulator, Authors: […]

Organizers, Advisory Committee, and Correspondents in the last two years

Organizers: Alexander Grosberg New York University Chandra M. Varma (Chief organizer) University of California, Riverside Advisory Committee: Zachary Fisk, University of California, Irvine Paul Ginsparg, Cornell University Robert Laughlin, Stanford University David Pines, University of California, Davis and ICAM, Chairperson Correspondents in the last two years: Anton Akhmerov, Delft University of Technology | View Contributions […]

Hanbury-Brown Twiss correlations to probe the population statistics of GHz photons emitted by conductors

Authors: Julien Gabelli, Laure-Helene Reydellet, Gwendal Feve,  Jean-Marc Berroir, Bernard Placais, Patrice Roche, Christian Glattli. Recommended and a Commentary by Carlo Beenakker, Lorentz Institute, Leiden University. | View Commentary (pdf) | (JCCM_Apr04_01)

Environmental effects in the third moment of voltage fluctuations in a tunnel junction

Authors: B. Reulet, J. Senzier, D.E. Prober Recommended and a Commentary by Carlo Beenakker, University of Leiden | View Commentary (pdf) | JCCM_oct03_02