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Probing Composite Fermions with a Wigner Crystal and Vice-Versa

Cyclotron Orbits of Composite Fermions in the Fractional Quantum Hall Regime Authors: Insun Jo, Hao Deng, Yang Liu, L. N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, K.W. Baldwin, and M. Shayegan Phys. Rev. Lett. 20, 016802 (2018) Recommended with a commentary by S. M. Girvin, Yale University. |View Commentary| DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_February_2018_01

A glimmer into Glasses

1. Two-level systems in evaporated amorphous silicon Authors: D.R. Queen, X. Liu, J. Karel, H.C. Jacks, T.H. Metcalf, F. Hellman J. Non-Cryst Sol 426, 19 (2015), arXiv:1506.04284v1 2. Supression of tunneling two-level systems in ultrastable glasses of indomethacin Authors: Tomás Pérez-Castañeda, Cristian Rodríguez-Tinoco, Javier Rodríguez-Viejob, and Miguel A. Ramos Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 111, […]

Iron-based Superconductivity: Towards Optimizing Tc through Orbital Selectivity

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 (2017) 2. Formation of Hubbard-like bands as a fingerprint of strong electron-electron interactions in FeSe Authors: […]

Mobilizing Majorana fermions

Chiral Majorana fermion modes in a quantum anomalous Hall insulator-superconductor structure Authors: Qing Lin He, Lei Pan, Alexander L. Stern, Edward C. Burks, Xiaoyu Che, Gen Yin, Jing Wang, Biao Lian, Quan Zhou, Eun Sang Choi, Koichi Murata, Xufeng Kou, Zhijie Chen, Tianxiao Nie, Qiming Shao, Yabin Fan, Shou-Cheng Zhang, Kai Liu, Jing Xia, and […]

Machine learning versus human understanding

1. Self-Learning Monte Carlo Method: Continuous-Time Algorithm Authors: Yuki Nagai, Huitao Shen, Yang Qi, Junwei Liu, and Liang Fu arXiv:1705.06724 2. Can Boltzmann Machines Discover Cluster Updates? Authors: Lei Wang arXiv:1702.08586 Recommended with a commentary by Anton Akhmerov, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft. |View Commentary| DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_May_2017_01

High Tc and the Materials Genome

1. High-Pressure Hydrogen Sulfide from First Principles: A Strongly Anharmonic Phonon-Mediated Superconductor. Authors: Ion Errea, Matteo Calandra, Chris J. Pickard, Joseph Nelson, Richard J. Needs, Yinwei Li, Hanyu Liu, Yunwei Zhang, Yanming Ma and Francesco Mauri. Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 157004 (2015) 2. Perspective: Role of Structure Prediction in Materials Discovery and Design. Authors: Richard […]

Information capacity of specific interactions

Information capacity of specific interactions. Authors: M. H. Huntley, A. Murugan, and M. P. Brenner. PNAS 113, 58415846 (2016) Recommended with a commentary by Andrea Liu, University of Pennsylvania. |View Commentary| DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_August_2016_02

From monolayer back to bulk FeSe-based high-temperature superconductors

1. Surface electronic structure and isotropic superconducting gap in (Li0.8Fe0.2)OHFeSe. Authors: X.H. Niu, R. Peng, H.C. Xu, Y.J. Yan, J. Jiang, D.F. Xu, T.L. Yu, Q. Song, Z.C. Huang, Y.X. Wang, B. P. Xie, X. F. Lu, N. Z. Wang, X. H. Chen, Z. Sun, and D. L. Feng. Phys. Rev. B 92, 060504 (2015) […]

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 […]

Quantum Hydrodynamic Transport in Graphene

1.Transport in inhomogeneous quantum critical fluids and in the Dirac fluid in graphene. Authors: Andrew Lucas, Jesse Crossno, Kin Chung Fong, Philip Kim, Subir Sachdev. arXiv:1510.01738 2.Observation of the Dirac fluid and the breakdown of the Wiedemann-Franz law in graphene. Authors: Jesse Crossno, Jing K. Shi, Ke Wang, Xiaomeng Liu, Achim Harzheim, Andrew Lucas, Subir […]

Experimental advances in the quantum anomalous Hall effect

1.Precise quantization of anomalous Hall effect near zero magnetic field. Authors: A. J. Bestwick, E. J. Fox, Xufeng Fu, Lei Pan, Kang L. Wang, and D. Goldhaber-Gordon. Phys.Rev.Lett. 114,187201(2015) 2.High-precision realization of robust quantum anomalous Hall state in a hard ferromagnetic topological insulator. Authors:Cui-Zu Chang, Weiwei Zhao, Duk Y.Kim, Haijun Zhang, Badih A. Assaf, Don […]

The Ironics: Strong Coupling or Weak Coupling in the Wonderland

1.Mott-Kondo Insulator Behavior in the Iron Oxychalcogenides. Authors: B. Freelon, Yu Hao Liu, Jeng-Lung Chen, L. Craco, M. S. Laad, S. Leoni, Jiaqi Chen, Li Tao, Hangdong Wang, R. Flauca, Z. Yamani, Minghu Fang, Chinglin Chang, J.H. Guo and Z. Hussain. arXiv:1501.00332 2.FeSe: a model system for Fe based superconductors. Authors: B. Büchner. KITP Program: […]

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| DOI: 10.36471/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| DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_November_2014_01

Graphene analogues in bulk: the prediction and observation of 3D Dirac semimetals

Experiment: 1. Observation of a topological 3D Dirac semimetal phase in high-mobility Cd3As2 and related materials. Authors: M. Neupane, SuYang Xu, R. Sankar, N. Alidoust, G. Bian, Chang Liu, I. Belopolski, T.-R. Chang, H.-T. Jeng, H. Lin, A. Bansil, Fangcheng Chou, M. Z. Hasan arXiv:1309.7892 2. Experimental Realization of a Three-Dimensional Dirac Semimetal. Authors: Sergey […]

Defects and Design

1.Nematic liquid crystal boojums with handles on colloidal handlebodies. Authors:Q. Liu, B. Senyuk, M. Tasinkevych and I. I. Smalyukh. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (2013) 110, no. 23, 9231-9236 Recommended with a commentary by Mark Bowick, Soft Matter Program, Syracuse University |View Commentary| DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_August_2013_01

Unusual Conductance Quantization and Possible Nuclear Spin Ordering in a Semiconductor

1. Evidence for Helical Nuclear Spin Order in GaAs Quantum Wires Authors: C. P. Scheller, T.-M. Liu, G. Barak, A. Yacoby, L. N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, and D. M. Zumbühl arXiv:1306.1940 Recommended with a Commentary by Leon Balents, KITP, UCSB |View Commentary (PDF)| DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_June_2013_01

Topology, Crystallized

1. Topological crystalline insulator states in Pb(1-x)Sn(x)Se. Authors: P. Dziawa, B. J. Kowalski, K. Dybko, R. Buczko, A. Szczerbakow, M. Szot, E. Lusakowska, T. Balasubramanian, B. M. Wojek, M. H. Berntsen, O. Tjernberg, T. Story. arXiv:1206.1705. 2. Observation of Topological Crystalline Insulator phase in the lead tin chalcogenide Pb1-xSnxTe material class. Authors: Su-Yang Xu, Chang […]

The search for non-platinum-group electrocatalysts

1. Theoretical Study of Possible Active Site Structures in Cobalt-Polypyrrole Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Authors: Z. Shi, H. Liu, K. Lee, E. Dy, J. Christunoff, M. Blair, P. Zelenay, J. Zhang, Z-S. Liu. J. Phys. Chem. C, 115, 16672-80 (2011). Recommended and a Commentary by Albert Migliori, Los Alamos National Labs. | View Commentary […]

High Temperature Superconductivity in an Iron Chalcogenide with a Very Simple Fermi-Surface

1) Interface induced high temperature superconductivity in single unit-cell FeSe films on SrTiO3. Authors: Q-Y Wang, Z. Li, W-H Zhang, Z-C Zhang, J-S Zhang, W. Li, H. Ding, Y-B Ou, P. Deng, K. Chang, J. Wen, C-L Song, K. He, J-F Jia, S-H Ji, Y. Wang, L. Wang, X. Chen, X. Ma, Q-K Xue. arXiv:1201.5694 […]