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A Quantitative, Theoretical Framework for Understanding Mammalian Sleep

Authors: Van M. Savage and Geoffrey B. West Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104, 1051-1056 (2007) Recommended with a Commentary by Elisha Moses, Weizmann Institute, Israel. | View Commentary (pdf) | JCCM_Sept07_02

Electronic structure, magnetism, and superconductivity in infinite-layer nickelates

1. Electronic structure of the parent compound of superconducting infinite-layer nickelates Authors: M. Hepting, D. Li, C. J. Jia, H. Lu, E. Paris, Y. Tseng, X. Feng, M. Osada, E. Been, Y. Hikita, Y.-D. Chuang, Z. Hussain, K. J. Zhou, A. Nag, M. Garcia-Fernandez, M. Rossi, H. Y. Huang, D. J. Huang, Z. X. Shen, […]

Is the undoped cuprate a simple antiferromagnet?

Giant thermal Hall conductivity from neutral excitations in the pseudogap phase of cuprates Authors: Gaël Grissonnanche, Anaëlle Legros, Sven Badoux, Etienne Lefrançois, Victor Zatko, Maude Lizaire, Francis Laliberté, Adrien Gourgout, Jianshi Zhou, Sunseng Pyon, Tomohiro Takayama, Hidenori Takagi, Shimpei Ono, Nicolas Doiron-Leyraud, and Louis Taillefer arXiv: 1901.03104 Recommended with a commentary by Dung-Hai Lee, U.C. […]

Spontaneous vortex formation and Majorana zero mode in iron based superconductor

1. Observation of a robust zero-energy bound state in iron-based superconductor Fe(Te,Se) Authors: J. X. Yin, Zheng Wu, J. H. Wang, Z. Y. Ye, Jing Gong, X. Y. Hou, Lei Shan, Ang Li, X. J. Liang, X. X. Wu, Li Jian, C.S. Ting, Z. Q. Wang, J. P. Hu, P. H. Hor, H. Ding and […]

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)| DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_August_2018_03

Is FeSe a superconductor in the Bose-Einstein condensation limit?

1. Discovery of orbital-selective Cooper pairing in FeSe Authors: P. O. Sprau, A. Kostin, A. Kreisel, A. E. Böhmer, V. Taufour, P. C. Canfield, S. Mukherjee, P. J. Hirschfeld, B. M. Andersen, J. C. Séamus Davis Science, 357, 75–80 (2017) 2. Tuning across the BCS-BEC crossover in the multiband superconductor Fe1+ySexTe1-x: An angle-resolved photoemission study […]

A possible quantum spin liquid in a spin-orbital entangled 2d magnet

Spin-Orbital Entangled Quantum Liquid on Honeycomb Lattice Authors: K. Kitagawa, T. Takayama, Y. Matsumoto, A. Kato, R. Takano , Y. Kishimoto, S. Bette, R. Dinnebie, G. Jackeli, and H. Takagi H. Takagi, KITP talk, Aug 2017 Recommended with a commentary by Patrick A. Lee and T. Senthil, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. |View Commentary| DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_November_2017_02 […]

A jump in our understanding of quantum criticality in metals

Exact critical exponents for the antiferromagnetic quantum critical metal in two dimensions Authors: Andres Schlief, Peter Lunts, and Sung-Sik Lee Phys. Rev. X 7, 021010 (2017) Recommended with a commentary by Andrey V Chubukov, University of Minnesota. |View Commentary| DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_September_2017_03

Robust even denominator Fractional Quantum Hall State

1. Robust fractional quantum Hall states and continuous quantum phase transitions in a half-filled bilayer graphene Landau level Authors: Alexander A. Zibrov, Carlos. R. Kometter, Haoxin Zhou, Eric M. Spanton, Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Michael P. Zaletel, and Andrea F. Young arXiv:1611.07113 2. Even denominator fractional quantum Hall state in bilayer graphene Authors: J. I. […]

Quantum simulation of Hubbard model

1. Experimental realization of a long-range antiferromagnet in the Hubbard model with ultracold atoms. Authors: A. Mazurenko, C. S. Chiu, G. Ji, M. F. Parsons, M. Kanasz-Nagy, R. Schmidt, F. Grusdt, E. Demler, D. Greif, and M. Greiner. arXiv:1612.08436 Recommended with a commentary by Dung-Hai Lee, University of California, Berkeley. |View Commentary| DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_February_2017_02

The Mystery of SmB6 : Topological or Strange Insulator?

1. Consistency of Photoemission and Quantum Oscillations for Surface States of SmB6. Authors: J. D. Denlinger, Sooyoung Jang, G. Li, L. Chen, B. J. Lawson, T. Asaba, C. Tinsman, F. Yu, Kai Sun, J. W. Allen, C. Kurdak, Dae-Jong Kim, Z. Fisk, Lu Li. arXiv:1601.07408 2. Low-temperature conducting state in two candidate topological Kondo insulators: […]

Frank Kasper Phases of Squishable Spheres and Optimal Cell Models

1.Selective assemblies of giant tetrahedra via precisely controlled interactions. Authors: M. Huang, C.H. Hsu, J. Wang, S. Mei, X. Dong, Y. Li, M. Li, H. Liu, W. Zhang, T. Aida, W.B. Zhang, K. Yue and S. Z. D. Cheng. Science 348, 424(2015) 2.Sphericity and symmetry breaking in the formation of Frank-Kasper phases from one component […]

Getting a grip on quantum criticality in metals

1.Ising nematic quantum critical point in a metal: a Monte Carlo study. Authors:Yoni Schattner, Samuel Lederer, Steven A. Kivelson, Erez Berg. arXiv:1511.03282 2.The nature of effective interaction in cuprate superconductors: a sign-problem-free quantum Monte-Carlo study. Authors: Zi-Xiang Li, Fa Wang, Hong Yao, Dung-Hai Lee. arXiv:1512.04541 3.Competing Orders in a Nearly Antiferromagnetic Metal. Authors: Yoni Schattner, […]

Quantum Surface Acoustics

1.Propagating phonons coupled to an artificial atom. Authors:Martin V. Gustafsson, Thomas Aref, Anton Frisk Kockum, Maria K. Ekström, Göran Johansson, and Per Delsing. Science 346,207(2014) 2.Surface acoustic wave devices on bulk ZnO crystals at low temperature. Authors:E. B. Magnusson, B. H. Williams, R. Manenti, M.-S. Nam, A. Nersisyan, M. J. Peterer, A. Ardavan, and P. […]

Simultaneously ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic MnAs layer

1.Coexistence of half-metallic itinerant ferromagnetism with local-moment antiferromagnetism in Ba0.60K0.40Mn2As2. Authors: A. Pandey, B. G. Ueland, S. Yeninas, A. Kreyssig, A. Sapkota, Yang Zhao, J. S. Helton, J.W. Lynn, R. J. McQueeney, Y. Furukawa, A. I. Goldman, and D. C. Johnston. Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 047001(2013) 2.Itinerant ferromagnetism in the As 4p conduction band of […]

Observation of the chiral anomaly in solids

1. Signature of the chiral anomaly in a Dirac semimetal: a current plume steered by a magnetic field. Authors: Jun Xiong, Satya K. Kushwaha, Tian Liang, Jason W. Krizan, Wudi Wang, R. J. Cava, N. P. Ong. arXiv:1503.08179 2. Chiral anomaly and classical negative magnetoresistance of Weyl metals Authors: D. T. Son and B. Z. […]

Experimental Observation of Weyl Semimetals

1.Experimental observation of Weyl points. Authors: Ling Lu, Zhiyu Wang, Dexin Ye, Lixin Ran, Liang Fu, John D. Joannopoulos, Marin Soljacic. arXiv:1502.03438 2.Experimental realization of a topological Weyl semimetal phase with Fermi arc surface states in TaAs. Authors: S.Y. Xu, I. Belopolski, N. Alidoust, M. Neupane, C. Zhang, R. Sankar, S.M. Huang, C.C. Lee, G. […]

Observation of Majorana fermions in ferromagnetic atomic chains on a superconductor

Observation of Majorana fermions in ferromagnetic atomic chains on a superconductor Authors: Stevan Nadj-Perge, Ilya K. Drozdov, Jian Li, Hua Chen, Sangjun Jeon, Jungpil Seo, Allan H. MacDonald, B. Andrei Bernevig, and Ali Yazdani Science 346, 602 (2014) Recommended with a commentary by Patrick Lee, MIT |View Commentary| DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_October_2014_02

Observation of Quantum Spin Hall States in InAs/GaSb Bilayers under Broken Time-reversal Symmetry

1.Observation of Quantum Spin Hall States in InAs/GaSb Bilayers under Broken Time-reversal Symmetry. Authors:Lingjie Du, Ivan Knez, Gerard Sullivan and Rui-Rui Du. arXiv:1306.1925 Recommended with a commentary by Patrick Lee, MIT |View Commentary| DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_August_2013_02

Construction of a non-Fermi liquid ground state

1. Non-Fermi d-wave phases of strongly interacting electrons. Authors: Hong-Chen Jiang, Matthew Block, Ryan Mishmash, James Garrison, D.N. Sheng, Olexei Motrunich and Matthew P.A. Fisher. arXiv:1207.6608 . Recommended and a Commentary by Patrick Lee, MIT | View Commentary (pdf) | DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_September_2012_02