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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 […]

The Corbino Paradox for Hydrodynamic Electrons

1. Freely Flowing Currents and Electric Field Expulsion in Viscous Electronics Authors: Michael Shavit, Andrey Shytov, and Gregory Falkovich Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 026801 (2019); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.026801 2. Imaging hydrodynamic electrons flowing without Landauer–Sharvin resistance Authors: C. Kumar, J. Birkbeck, J. A. Sulpizio, D. Perello, T. Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, O. Reuven, T. Scaffidi, Ady Stern, […]

Liquid metal batteries and their magnetohydrodynamic instabilities

1. Metal pad instabilities in liquid metal batteries Authors: Oleg Zikanov Phys. Rev. E 92, 063021 (2015); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.92.063021 2. Fluid Mechanics of Liquid Metal Batteries Authors: Douglas H. Kelley and Tom Weier Appl. Mech. Rev. 70(2): 020801 (2018); DOI: 10.1115/1.4038699 Recommended with a commentary by Brian Skinner, Ohio State University |View Commentary (pdf)| This […]

Taking the measure of quantum dynamics

1. Quantum Zeno effect and the many-body entanglement transition Authors: Y. Li, X. Chen, and M.P. A. Fisher Phys. Rev. B 98, 205136 (2018); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.98.205136 2. Measurement-Induced Phase Transitions in the Dynamics of Entanglement Authors: B. Skinner, J. Ruhman, and A. Nahum Phys. Rev. X 9, 031009 (2019); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.9.031009 3. Unitary-projective entanglement dynamics […]

Plasticity is a topological business

The Topological Origin of the Peierls-Nabarro Barrier Authors: Brook J. Hocking, Helen S. Ansell, Randall D. Kamien, and Thomas Machon arXiv:2103.0205 (2021) Recommended with a commentary by Brian Skinner, Ohio State University |View Commentary (pdf)| This commentary may be cited as: DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_March_2021_03

Correlation Energy in the Unfamiliar Realm of Capacitors and Batteries

1. Non-mean- eld theory of anomalously large double-layer capacitance. Authors: M. S. Loth, Brian Skinner and B. I. Shklovskii, Phys. Rev. E 82, 016107 (2010). 2. Model of large volumetric capacitance in graphene supercapacitors based on ion clustering Authors: Brian Skinner, M. M. Fogler and B. I. Shklovskii, Phys. Rev. B 84, 235133 (2011) . Recommended […]

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: Daniel F. Agterberg , University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee | View Contributions | Anton Akhmerov, Delft University of Technology | View Contributions […]