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Surfing on (or drowning under?) the threshold

Memories from the ergodic phase: the awkward dynamics of spherical mixed p-spin models Authors: G. Folena, S. Franz, and F. Ricci-Tersenghi arXiv:1903.01421 Recommended with a commentary by Francesco Zamponi, Laboratoire de Physique de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure |View Commentary (pdf)| JCCM_June_2019_03

X-ray Fourier holography of free-flying nanoparticles

Femtosecond X-ray Fourier holography imaging of free-flying nanoparticles Authors: Tais Gorkhover, Anatoli Ulmer, Ken Ferguson, Max Bucher, Filipe R. N. C. Maia, Johan Bielecki, Tomas Ekeberg, Max F. Hantke, Benedikt J. Daurer, Carl Nettelblad, Jakob Andreasson, Anton Barty, Petr Bruza, Sebastian Carron, Dirk Hasse, Jacek Krzywinski, Daniel S. D. Larsson, Andrew Morgan, Kerstin Mühlig, Maria […]

Fractional Quantum Hall from Overlap of Electron-Hole Bands

Fractional Excitonic Insulator Authors: Yichen Hu, Jörn W. F. Venderbos, C. L. Kane Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 126601 (2018), arXiv:1806.05681 Recommended with a commentary by Ashvin Vishwanath, Harvard University |View Commentary (pdf)| JCCM_February_2019_02

Particle-hole symmetry at the half-filled Landau level

1. Particle-Hole Symmetry in the Fermion-Chern-Simons and Dirac Descriptions of a Half-Filled Landau Level Authors: Chong Wang, Nigel R. Cooper, Bertrand I. Halperin, and Ady Stern Phys. Rev. X 7, 031029 (2017) 2. Particle-hole symmetry and electromagnetic response of a half- filled Landau level Authors: Michael Levin and Dam Thanh Son Phys. Rev. B 95, 125120 […]

Nematic Quantum Hall Fluid Without Stripes

Pomeranchuk instability of composite Fermi liquid Authors: K. Lee, J. Shao, E-A Kim, F.D.M. Haldane, and E. H. Rezai arXiv:1802.08261 Recommended with a commentary by Steven A. Kivelson, Stanford University. |View Commentary (pdf)| JCCM_August_2018_03

Oxygen-hole pairs drive bond order and superconductivity in bismuth oxides

1. Unveiling the superconducting mechanism of Ba0.51K0.49BiO3 Authors: C. H. P. Wen, H. C. Xu, Q. Yao, R. Peng, X. H. Niu, Q. Y. Chen, Z. T. Liu, D. W. Shen, Q. Song, X. Lou, Y. F. Fang, X. S. Liu, Y. H. Song, Y. J. Jiao, T. F. Duan, H. H. Wen, P. Dudin, […]

How cells overcome their topological troubles

Compaction and segregation of sister chromatids via active loop extrusion Authors: Anton Goloborodko, Maxim V. Imakaev, John F. Marko, Leonid Mirny eLife 5, e14864 (2016) Recommended with a commentary by Helmut Schiessel, Leiden University. |View Commentary| JCCM_June_2017_03

Time crystals without localization?

Observation of discrete time-crystalline order in a disordered dipolar many-body system Authors: Soonwon Choi, Joonhee Choi, Renate Landig, Georg Kucsko, Hengyun Zhou, Junichi Isoya, Fedor Jelezko, Shinobu Onoda, Hitoshi Sumiya, Vedika Khemani, Curt von Keyserlingk, Norman Y. Yao, Eugene Demler, and Mikhail D. Lukin Nature 543, 221225 (2017), arXiv:1610.08057 Recommended with a commentary by Rahul […]

Renormalizing complex models: It is hard without Landau!

1. Parameter Space Compression Underlies Emergent Theories and Predictive Models. Authors: Benjamin B. Machta, Ricky Chachra, Mark K. Transtrum, and James P. Sethna. Science 342, 604-607 (2013) 2. PCA meets RG. Authors: Serena Bradde and William Bialek. arXiv:1610.09733 Recommended with a commentary by Ilya Nemenman, Emory University. |View Commentary| JCCM_February_2017_01

Physics inside: solving protein structures without crystals

1. The development of cryo-EM into a mainstream structural biology technique. Author: Nogales, E. Nat. Meth. 13, 2427 (2016). DOI: 10.1038/nmeth.3694 2. Single-particle cryo-EM at crystallographic resolution Cheng. Authors: Cheng, Y. Cell 161, 450457 (2015) 3. Cluster imaging with a direct detection CMOS pixel sensor in transmission electron microscopy. Authors: Battaglia, M., Contarato, D., Denes, […]

Transparent photovoltaics

1. Organic Salts as a Route to Energy Level Control in Low Bandgap, High Open-Circuit Voltage Organic and Transparent Solar Cells that Approach the Excitonic Voltage Limit. Authors: John Suddard-Bangsund, Christopher J. Traverse, Margaret Young, Tyler J. Patrick, Yimu Zhao , and Richard R. Lunt. Adv. Energy Mater, 6, 1501659 (2015) 2. Transparent Luminescent Solar […]

Closing the loopholes on Bell’s theorem

1. Loophole-free Bell inequality violation using electron spins separated by 1.3 kilometers. Authors: B. Hensen, H. Bernien, A. E. Dréau, A. Roisterer, N. Kalb, M. S. Blok, J. Ruitenberg, R. F. L. Vermeulen, R. N. Schouten, C. Abelen, W. Amaya, V. Pruneri, M. W. Mitchell, M. Markham, D. J. Switchen, D. Elkouss, S. Wehner, T. […]

The “Levelized” cost of electricity and perovskite photovoltaics

1.High-efficiency solution-processed perovskite solar cells with millimeter-scale grains. Authors:Wanyi Nie, Hsinhan Tsai, Reza Asadpour, Jean-Christophe Blancon, Amanda J. Neukirch, Gautam Gupta, Jared J.Crochet, Manish Chhowalla, Sergei Tretiak, Muhammad A.Alam, Hsing-Lin Wang, Aditya D.Mohite1. Science 347,522(2015) 2.Low trap-state density and long carrier diffusion in organolead trihalide perovskite single crystals. Authors:Dong Shi, Valerio Adinolfi, Riccardo Comin, Mingjian […]

Magnetism without local moments

Novel Itinerant Antiferromagnet TiAu. Authors: E. Svanidze, Jiakui K. Wang, T. Besara,L.Liu,Q. Huang,T. Siegrist, B. Frandsen,J. W. Lynn, Andriy H. Nevidomskyy, Monika Barbara Gamza, M. C. Aronson, Y. J. Uemura, and E. Morosan. arXiv:1409.0811 Recommended with a commentary by Andy Schofield, University of Birmingham, UK |View Commentary| JCCM_DECEMBER_2014_03

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

Flow of transport coefficients in a film that shows the quantum anomalous Hall effect

Trajectory of Anomalous Hall Effect toward the Quantized State in a Ferromagnetic Topological Insulator Authors: J. G. Checkelsky, B. Yoshimi, K. S. Takahashi, Y. Kozuka, J. Falson, M. Kawasaki, and Y. Tokura arXiv: 1406.7450 Recommended with a commentary by Bertrand I. Halperin, Harvard University |View Commentary| JCCM_AUGUST_2014_02

How the Active Liquid Crystal Got Its Cusps

Lyotropic Active Nematics Authors: Matthew L. Blow, Sumesh P. Thampi, and Julia M. Yeomans arXiv:1407.7493 Recommended with a commentary by Jonathan V. Selinger, , Kent State University |View Commentary| JCCM_AUGUST_2014_03

Phonon Drag in a layered Transition Metal Compound

1.Quantum oscillations and high carrier mobility in the delafossite PdCoO2. Authors:Clifford W. Hicks, Alexandra S. Gibbs, Andrew P. Mackenzie, Hiroshi Takatsu, Yoshiteru Maeno, and Edward A. Yelland. Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 116401 (2012) Recommended with a Commentary by Chandra Varma, University of California, Riverside |View Commentary| JCCM_AUGUST_2013_03

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 […]

Lithography of Curvature

Designing Responsive Buckled Surfaces by Halftone Gel Lithography, Authors: Jungwook Kim, James A. Hanna, Myunghwan Byun, Christian D. Santangelo, Ryan C. Hayward. Science, 335, 1201 (2012). Recommended and a Commentary by Eran Sharon, Hebrew University of Jerusalem |View Commentary (pdf)|