CMP Journal Club - Fall 2017

The Condensed Matter Physics Journal Club is a weekly meeting of Physicists to discuss research papers and related science. In addition, it serves multiple functions for our students, including expanding knowledge base, fostering critical thinking, and improving presentation skills. Reading the paper beforehand is generally the best way to utilize the time spent in the journal club.

Fall 2017 we are meeting 1:30-2:30PM, Thursdays, in NH203.

Date Speaker Title
Aug 31 Ryan O'Toole

C. Alibert, A. Joullié, A. M. Joullié and C. Ance, "Modulation-spectroscopy study of the Ga1-xAlxSb band structure," Phys. Rev. B, 27(8), 4946-4954 (1983).
-see DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.27.4946

Sep 07 Alex Kerr

H. Saito, "Solving the Bose-Hubbard model with machine learning," J. Phys. Soc. Jpn., 86(16), 093001 (2017).
-see DOI: 10.7566/JPSJ.86.093001

Sep 14 Kyle Dorman

T. Sogabe, K. Nii, K. Sakamoto, K. Yamaguchi and Y. Okada, "Hot Carrier Transportation Dynamics in InAs/GaAs Quantum Dot Solar Cell,", e-Print Arch., cond-mat.mes-hall,(2017).
-see arXiv: 1702.02015v3

Sep 21 Saugat Ghimire

B. C. Stipe, M. A. Rezaei and W. Ho, "Single-Molecule Vibrational Spectroscopy and Microscopy," Science, 280(5370), 1732 (1998).
-see DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5370.1732

Sep 28 Tim Burt

A. A. Maznev and O. B. Wright, "Demystifying umklapp vs normal scattering in lattice thermal conductivity," Am. J. Phys., 82(11), 1062 (2014).
-see DOI: 10.1119/1.4892612

Oct 12 Xu Dou

T. Senthil, A. Vishwanath, L. Balents, S. Sachdev and M. P. A. Fisher, "Deconfined Quantum Critical Points," Science, 303(5663), 1490 (2004).
-see DOI: 10.1126/science.1091806

Oct 19 Soumya Bhattacharya

W. Mar and M. L. Klein, "Molecular Dynamics Study of the Self-Assembled Monolayer Composed of S(CH2)14CH3 Molecules Using an All-Atoms Model," Langmuir, 10(1), 188 (1994).
-see DOI: 10.1021/la00013a028

Oct 26 Mitch Yothers

X. Sang, A. A. Oni and J. M. LeBeau, "Atom Column Indexing: Atomic Resolution Image Analysis Through a Matrix Representation," Microsc. Microanal., 20(6), 1764-1771 (2014).
-see DOI: 10.1017/S1431927614013506

Nov 09 Alex Kerr

G. Torlai and R. G. Melko, "Learning thermodynamics with Boltzmann machines," Phys. Rev. B, 94(16), 165134 (2016).
-see DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.94.165134

Nov 16 Mahyar Esmaielpour

A. D. Wright, C. Verdi, R. L. Milot, G. E. Eperon, M. A. Pérez-Osorio, H. J. Snaith, F. Giustino, M. B. Johnston and L. M. Herz, "Electron–phonon coupling in hybrid lead halide perovskites," Nat. Commun., 7, 11755 (2016).
-see DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11755

Nov 30 special guest speaker

M. Baghbanzadeh, C. M. Bowers, D. Rappoport, T. ┼╗aba, L. Yuan, K. Kang, K.-C. Liao, M. Gonidec, P. Rothemund, P. Cyganik, A. Aspuru-Guzik and G. M. Whitesides, "Anomalously Rapid Tunneling: Charge Transport across Self-Assembled Monolayers of Oligo(ethylene glycol)," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 139(22), 7624-7631 (2017).
-see DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b02770

Dec 07 Collin Brown

T. Lavrenko, T. Walter and B. Plesz, "A closer look into metastable effects of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells," Phys. Status Solidi C, 14(6), 1600197 (2017).
-see DOI: 10.1002/pssc.201600197


See also our archive of all past events




Jan 18, 2018 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - First week of Classes
No Colloquium

CMP Journal Club

Jan 25, 2018 1:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Delaram Nematollahi


Jan 25, 2018 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Reserved