'Journal Articles'

Mechanical Metallurgy for Two-Dimensional Crystals

1. Exceptional electronic transport and quantum oscillations in thin bismuth crystals grown inside van der Waals materials Authors: L. Chen, A. X. Wu, N. Tulu, J. Wang, A. Juanson, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, M. T. Pettes, M. Campbell, C. A. Gadre, Y. Zhou, H. Chen, P. Cao, L. A. Jauregui, R. Wu, X. Pan, and […]

Anomalous Hall Crystals or Moiré Chern Insulators? Spontaneous versus explicit translational symmetry breaking in graphene pentalayers

1. Theory of fractional quantum anomalous Hall phases in pentalayer rhombohedral graphene moiré structures Authors: Zhihuan Dong, Adarsh S. Patri, and T. Senthil arXiv:2311.03445; DOI: 10.48550/arXiv.2311.03445 2. Fractional quantum anomalous Hall effects in rhombohedral multilayer graphene in the moiréless limit and in Coulomb imprinted superlattice Authors: Boran Zhou, Hui Yang, and Ya-Hui Zhang arXiv:2311.04217; DOI: […]

The curious case of the backbone scaling exponent

Backbone exponent for two-dimensional percolation Authors: Pierre Nolin, Wei Qian, Xin Sun, and Zijie Zhuang arXiv:2309.05050; DOI: 10.48550/arXiv.2309.05050 Recommended with a commentary by Ilya A. Gruzberg (The Ohio State University) and Greg Huber (Chan Zuckerberg Biohub – San Francisco) |View Commentary (pdf)| This commentary may be cited as: DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_December_2023_01 https://doi.org/10.36471/JCCM_December_2023_01

Hunting of the Spin-Liquids

1. Unconventional Magnetic Oscillations in Kagome Mott Insulators Authors: Guoxin Zheng, Yuan Zhu, Kuan-Wen Chen, Byungmin Kang, Dechen Zhang, Kaila Jenkins, Aaron Chan, Zhenyuan Zeng, Aini Xu, Oscar A. Valenzuela, Joanna Blawat, John Singleton, Patrick A. Lee, Shiliang Li, and Lu Li arXiv:2310.07989; DOI: 10.48550/arXiv.2310.07989 2. Dirac quantum spin liquid emerging in a kagome-lattice antiferromagnet […]

Zero field fractional Hall states, now in graphene heterostructures

Fractional Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect in a Graphene Moire Superlattice Authors: Zhengguang Lu, Tonghang Han, Yuxuan Yao, Aidan P. Reddy, Jixiang Yang, Junseok Seo, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Liang Fu, and Long Ju arXiv:2309.17436; DOI: 10.48550/arXiv.2309.17436 Recommended with a commentary by Ashvin Vishwanath , Harvard University |View Commentary (pdf)| This commentary may be cited as: […]

Entropy gain from counterion release

Driving force and pathway in polyelectrolyte complex coacervation Authors: Shensheng Chen and Zhen-Gang Wang PNAS, v. 119, n. 36, p. e2209975119 (2022); DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2209975119 Recommended with a commentary by Alexander Y. Grosberg , New York University |View Commentary (pdf)| This commentary may be cited as: DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_November_2023_01 https://doi.org/10.36471/JCCM_November_2023_01

Many body quantum games and phases of matter

1. A multiplayer multiteam nonlocal game for the toric code Authors: Vir B. Bulchandani, Fiona J. Burnell, and S.L.Sondhi Phys. Rev. B 107, 035409 (2023); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.107.035409 2. Playing nonlocal games with phases of matter Authors: Vir B. Bulchandani, Fiona J. Burnell, and S.L.Sondhi Phys. Rev. B 107, 045412 (2023); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.107.045412 Recommended with a […]

Superconductivity in a Nickelate

Superconductivity near 80 Kelvin in single crystals of La3Ni2O7 under pressure Authors: H. Sun, M. Huo, X. Hu, J. Li, Y. Han, L. Tang, Z. Mao, P. Yang, B. Wang, J. G. Cheng, D.-X. Yao, G.-M. Zhang, and M. Wang Nature 621, 493 (2023); DOI: 10.1038/s41586-023-06408-7 Recommended with a commentary by Qimiao Si , Rice […]

The excitation spectrum of the U(1) Dirac spin liquid and its relevance to new Yb-based triangular lattice antiferromagnets

Quantum Electrodynamics in 2+1 Dimensions as the Organizing Principle of a Triangular Lattice Antiferromagnet Authors: Alexander Wietek and Sylvain Capponi and Andreas M. Läuchli arXiv:2303.01585; DOI: 10.48550/arXiv.2303.01585 Recommended with a commentary by Joel E. Moore , University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory |View Commentary (pdf)| This commentary may be cited as: DOI: […]

The Curious Case of the Gate that Doesn’t Work

1. Unconventional ferroelectricity in moiré heterostructures Authors: Zhiren Zheng, Qiong Ma, Zhen Bi, Sergio de la Barrera, Ming-Hao Liu, Nannan Mao, Yang Zhang, Natasha Kiper, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Jing Kong, William A. Tisdale, Ray Ashoori, Nuh Gedik, Liang Fu, Su-Yang Xu, and Pablo Jarillo-Herrero Nature 588, 71–76 (2020); DOI: 10.1038/s41586-020-2970-9 2. Giant ferroelectric polarization […]

Order spreads fast from special edges

Nonreciprocal interactions give rise to fast cilium synchronisation in finite systems Authors: David J. Hickey, Ramin Golestanian, and Andrej Vilfan PNAS 120, 40, e2307279120 (2023); DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2307279120 Recommended with a commentary by Bryan VanSaders , Drexel University |View Commentary (pdf)| This commentary may be cited as: DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_October_2023_03 https://doi.org/10.36471/JCCM_October_2023_03

Towards flat band superconductivity

Evidence for Dirac flat band superconductivity enabled by quantum geometry Authors: Haidong Tian, Xueshi Gao, Yuxin Zhang, Shi Che, Tianyi Xu, Patrick Cheung, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Mohit Randeria, Fan Zhang, Chun Ning Lau, and Marc W. Bockrath Nature 614, 440 (2023); DOI: 10.1038/s41586-022-05576-2 arXiv:2112.13401 Recommended with a commentary by Carlo Beenakker , Leiden University […]

Oddness in the spin-S Kitaev honeycomb model

1. Anisotropy as a diagnostic test for distinct tensor-network wave functions of integer- and half-integer-spin Kitaev quantum spin liquids Authors: Hyun-Yong Lee, Takafumi Suzuki, Yong Baek Kim, and Naoki Kawashima Phys. Rev. B 104, 024417 (2021); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.104.024417 2. Z2 Spin Liquids in the Higher Spin-S Kitaev Honeycomb Model: An Exact Deconfined Z2 Gauge Structure […]

Single electron-spin-resonance detection by microwave photon counting

1. Single electron-spin-resonance detection by microwave photon counting Authors: Z. Wang, L. Balembois, M. M. Rančić, E. Billaud, M. Le Dantec, A. Ferrier, P. Goldner, S. Bertaina, T. Chanelière, D. Estève, D. Vion, P. Bertet, and E. Flurin Nature 619, 276–281 (2023); DOI: 10.1038/s41586-023-06097-2 2. Practical Single Microwave Photon Counter with 10-22 W/√Hz sensitivity Authors: […]

Survival of the aligned – how active polymers bundle

Self-organisation of mortal filaments: the role of FtsZ treadmilling in bacterial division ring formation Authors: Christian Vanhille-Campos, Kevin D. Whitley, Philipp Radler, Martin Loose, Séamus Holden, and Anđela Šarić bioRxiv 2023.05.08.539808; DOI: 10.1101/2023.05.08.539808 Recommended with a commentary by Karsten Kruse , Université de Genève |View Commentary (pdf)| This commentary may be cited as: DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_August_2023_02 […]

Towards an experimental test of deconfined quantum criticality

Proximate deconfined quantum critical point in SrCu2(BO3)2 Authors: Yi Cui, Lu Liu, Huihang Lin, Kai-Hsin Wu, Wenshan Hong, Xuefei Liu, Cong Li, Ze Hu, Ning Xi, Shiliang Li, Rong Yu, Anders W. Sandvik, and Weiqiang Yu Science 380, 1179 (2023); DOI: 10.1126/science.adc9487 Recommended with a commentary by Frédéric Mila , École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne […]

Persistently negative: nonlocal Andreev reflection in a chiral mode

1. Evidence for chiral supercurrent in quantum Hall Josephson junctions Authors: Hadrien Vignaud, David Perconte, Wenmin Yang, Bilal Kousar, Edouard Wagner, Frédéric Gay, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Hervé Courtois, Zheng Han, Hermann Sellier, and Benjamin Sacépé arXiv:2305.01766; DOI: 10.48550/arXiv.2305.01766 2. Induced superconducting correlations in the quantum anomalous Hall insulator Authors: Anjana Uday, Gertjan Lippertz, Kristof […]

Two steps forward – and one step back?
– Measuring fluctuation-dissipation breakdown from fluctuations only

Onsager regression characterizes living systems in passive measurements Authors: Till M. Muenker, Gabriel Knotz, Matthias Krüger, and Timo Betz bioRxiv 2022.05.15.491928; DOI: 10.1101/2022.05.15.491928 Recommended with a commentary by Pierre Ronceray, Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, CINaM, Turing Center for Living Systems |View Commentary (pdf)| This commentary may be cited as: DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_July_2023_02 https://doi.org/10.36471/JCCM_July_2023_02

Experimenting with non-abelian anyons made of qubits

1. Non-Abelian braiding of graph vertices in a superconducting processor Authors: Google Quantum AI and Collaborators Nature 618, 264 (2023); DOI: 10.1038/s41586-023-05954-4 2. Digital Simulation of Projective Non-Abelian Anyons with 68 Superconducting Qubits Authors: Shibo Xu et al. Chinese Physics Letters, 40, 060301, (2023); DOI: 10.1088/0256-307X/40/6/060301 3. Creation of Non-Abelian Topological Order and Anyons on […]

Progress measuring fractional quantum numbers in quantum Hall interferometers

Fabry-Perot interferometry at the ν = 2/5 fractional quantum Hall state Authors: James Nakamura, Shuang Liang, Geoffrey C. Gardner, and Michael J. Manfra arXiv:2304.12415; DOI: 10.48550/arXiv.2304.12415 Recommended with a commentary by Steven A. Kivelson (Stanford University and University of Oxford), and Charles M. Marcus (University of Washington and University of Copenhagen) |View Commentary (pdf)| This […]