Condensed Matter Journal Club

Location: Osborne Conference Room, ECSN 3.503

Time: Monday 1:00pm-2:00pm

Covered topics:

1. Graphene and 2D materials beyond graphene (MoS2, silicene, etc.)
2. Superconductor and superconducting heterostructure for interesting physics: e.g. Iron-based superconductor, FFLO, Majorana fermions, etc.
3. Topological insulators and their surface states

4. Any other intersting topics in condensed matter/material physics

Please contact Prof. Chuanwei Zhang ( if you are interested in presenting a journal paper for discussion


May 20: Speaker: Ruilin Chu

Title: Gated silicene as a tunable source of nearly 100% spin-polarized electrons
Nature Communications 4, 1500 (2013)

Wei-Feng Tsai, Cheng-Yi Huang, Tay-Rong Chang, Hsin Lin, Horng-Tay Jeng & A. Bansil

June 3: Speaker:  Sid Sampat

Title: Thermal activation of non-radiative Auger recombination in charged colloidal nanocrystals

C. Javaux et al., Nature Nanotechnology 8, 206–212 (2013).


June 10: Speaker: Chuanwei Zhang

Title: Coupled Spin and Valley Physics in Monolayers of MoS2 and Other Group-VI Dichalcogenides

Di Xiao, Gui-Bin Liu, Wanxiang Feng, Xiaodong Xu, and Wang Yao,

Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 196802 (2012)


June 17: Speaker: Brian Brown

Title: Nonlinear conductivity fluctuations in Fe-chalcogenide superconductors,

Barone, C.; Pagano, S.; Adamo, M.; Sarnelli, E.; Bellingeri, E.; Ferdeghini, C.,

IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, June 2013, vol.23, no.3, pt.3, 8600304


June 24:  No talk


July 1: Speaker: Yong Xu

Title: Spin–orbit-coupled Bose–Einstein condensates

Y.-J. Lin, K. Jiménez-García & I. B. Spielman,

Nature 471, 83 (2011).


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