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Identifying a spin liquid on the Kagome lattice using quantum entanglement

1. Identifying Topological Order by Entanglement Entropy. Authors: Hong-Chen Jiang, Zhenghan Wang, and Leon Balents. arXiv:1205.4289v1 2. Nature of the Spin Liquid Ground State of the S = 1/2 Kagome Heisenberg Model. Authors: Stefan Depenbrock, Ian P. McCulloch, and Ulrich Schollwoeck. arXiv:1205.4858v1 Recommended with a commentary by Ashvin Vishwanath, UC Berkeley |View Commentary (PDF)| DOI: […]

And now, Weyl fermions

Topological semimetal and Fermi-arc surface states in the electronic structure of pyrochlore iridates. Authors: X. Wan, A.M. Turner, A. Vishwanath and S.Y. Savrasov. Phys. Rev. B 83, 205101 (2011) Recommended with a commentary by Vivek Aji, University of California Riverside |View Commentary (pdf)| DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_April_2012_01

Large Artificial Magnetic Fields in Strained Graphene

Strain-Induced PseudoMagnetic Fields Greater Than 300 Tesla in Graphene Nanobubbles, Authors: N. Levy, S. A. Burke, K. L. Meaker, M. Panlasigui, A. Zettl, F. Guinea, A. H. Castro Neto and M. F. Crommie, Science 30 July 2010: Vol. 329 no. 5991 pp. 544-547 Recommended with a Commentary by Ashvin Vishwanath, UC Berkeley, CA |View Commentary […]

Metallic Thermal Conductivity in a Magnetic Insulator

1. Highly Mobile Gapless Excitations in a Two-Dimensional Candidate Quantum Spin Liquid Authors: M. Yamashita, N. Nakata, Y. Senshu, M. Nagata, H. M. Yamamoto, R. Kato, T. Shibauchi and Y. Matsuda Science 328, 1246 (2010) Recommended with a commentary by Ashvin Vishwanath, University of California at Berkeley, | View Commentary (PDF) | DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_November_2010_03

Observation of universal bound state spectrum near a magnetic quantum critical point

Quantum Criticality in an Ising Chain: Experimental Evidence for Emergent E8 SymmetryAuthors: R. Coldea, D. A. Tennant, E. M. Wheeler, E. Wawrzynska, D. Prabhakaran, M. Telling, K. Habicht, P. Smeibidl, K. KieferScience 327, 177 (2010) Recommended with a commentary by Ashvin Vishwanath, UC Berkeley | View Commentary (pdf) | DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_March_2010_02

Observation of a Lattice of Skyrmions in a Magnetic Metal

1. Skyrmion Lattice in a Chiral Magnet ” Authors: S. Mhlbauer, B. Binz, F. Jonietz, C. Pfleiderer, A. Rosch, A. Neubauer, Georgii, P. Boni arXiv:0902.1968 [Science 323, 915 (2009)] 2. Topological Hall effect in the A-phase of MnSi” Authors: A. Neubauer, C. Pfleiderer, B. Binz, A. Rosch, R. Ritz, P. G. Niklowitz, Boni, arXiv:0902.1933 3. […]

Topological Band Insulators in two and three dimensions in spin-orbit coupled systems

A. Quantum Spin Hall Effect in Graphene Authors: A. C. Kane and G. Mele Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 226801 (2005) B. Quantum Spin Hall Effect and Topological Phase Transition in HgTe Quantum Wells Authors: A. Bernevig, T. Hughes, S.C. Zhang Science, 314, 1757 (2006) C. Topological invariants of time-reversal-invariant band structures Authors: J. […]

A Quantum Antiferromagnet on the Kagome Lattice

A Quantum Antiferromagnet on the Kagome Lattice Featured papers: 1. Spin Dynamics of the spin-1/2 Kagome lattice antiferromagnet ZnCu3 (OH)6 Cl2 . Authors: J.S. Helton, K. Matan, M.P. Shores, E.A. Nytko, B.M. Bartlett, Y. Yoshida, Y. Takano, A. Suslov, Y. Qiu, J.-H. Chung, D.G. Nocera, Y.S. Lee [Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 107204 (2007)] 2. […]

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

Organizers: Alexander GrosbergNew York University Chandra M. Varma, Chief organizerEmeritus, University of California, Riverside Advisory Committee: Paul Chaikin, NYU Steven Girvin, Yale University Andrew Millis, Columbia University Correspondents in the last two years: Anton Akhmerov, Delft University of Technology | View Contributions | Jason Alicea, California Institute of Technology | View Contributions | Ehud Altman, […]

Supersolid order on the triangular lattice

Authors: S. Wessel and M. Troyer Phys. Rev. Lett. Vol. 95, 127205 (2005) Authors: D. Heidarian and K. Damle Phys. Rev. Lett. Vol. 95, 127206 (2005) Authors: R. G. Melko, A. Paramekanti, A. A. Burkov, A. Vishwanath, D. N. Sheng, and L. Balents Phys. Rev. Lett. Vol. 95, 127207 (2005) Authors: R. […]

The Blue Fog State of Magnetization: Helical Spin Crystal in MnSi

Authors: B. Binz, A. Vishwanath and Vivek Aji Recommended and Commentary by Chandra Varma, University of California, Riverside. | View Commentary (pdf) | (JCCM_Apr06_02)

Quantum criticality beyond the Landau-Ginsburg-Wilson paradigm

Authors: T. Senthil, L. Balents, S. Sachdev , A. Vishwanath, and M. P. A. Fisher Physical Review B 70, 144407 (2004) Recommended and Commentary by Bertrand I. Halperin, Harvard University. | View Commentary (pdf) | (JCCM_Apr05_02)