CMP Journal Club - Fall 2018

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 2018 we are meeting 1:30-2:30PM, Tuesdays, in NH103.

Date Speaker Title
Aug 28 Kieran Mullen

D.K. Thapa, A. Pandey, "Evidence for Superconductivity at Ambient Temperature and Pressure in Nanostructures,", e-Print Arch., cond-mat.supr-con,(2018).
-see arXiv: 1807.08572

Sep 04 Soumya Bhattacharya

X. Torrelles, E. Pensa, E. Cortés, R. Salvarezza, P. Carro, C. Hernández Guerrero, C. Ocal, E. Barrena and S. Ferrer,"Solving the Long-Standing Controversy of Long-Chain Alkanethiols Surface Structure on Au(111)," J. Phys. Chem. C, 122(7), 3893 (2018).
-see DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b11465

Sep 11 Collin Brown

R. T. Ginting, E.-S. Jung, M.-K. Jeon, W.-Y. Jin, M. Song and J.-W. Kang, "Low-temperature operation of perovskite solar cells: With efficiency improvement and hysteresis-less," Nano Energy, 27, 569 (2016).
-see DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2016.08.016

Sep 18 Alex Kerr

J. Liu, Y. Qi, Z. Y. Meng and L. Fu, "Self-learning Monte Carlo method," Phys. Rev. B, 95(4), 041101 (2017).
-see DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.95.041101

Sep 25 Mitch Yothers

F. Joucken, F. Frising and R. Sporken, "Fourier transform analysis of STM images of multilayer graphene moiré patterns," Carbon 83, 48 (2015).
-see DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2014.11.030

Oct 02 Delaram Nematollahi

L. Balents, "Spin liquids in frustrated magnets," Nature 464, 199 (2010).
-see DOI: 10.1038/nature08917

Oct 09 Hua Wang

F. Freyse, M. Battiato, L. V. Yashina and J. Sánchez-Barriga, "Impact of ultrafast transport on the high-energy states of a photoexcited topological insulator," Phys. Rev. B 98(11), 115132 (2018).
-see DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.98.115132

Oct 23 Shashi Sourabh

D.-T. Nguyen, L. Lombez, F. Gibelli, S. Boyer-Richard, A. L. Corre, O. Durand and J.-F. Guillemoles, "Quantitative experimental assessment of hot carrier-enhanced solar cells at room temperature," Nature Energy 3(3), 236-242 (2018).
-see DOI: 10.1038/s41560-018-0106-3

Nov 06 Geo Jose

Y. Tserkovnyak and J. Xiao, "Energy Storage via Topological Spin Textures," Phys. Rev. Lett. 121(12), 127701 (2018).
-see DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.127701

Nov 13 Hadi Afshari

B. L. Williams, S. Smit, B. J. Kniknie, K. J. Bakker, W. Keuning, W. M. M. Kessels, R. E. I. Schropp and M. Creatore, "Identifying parasitic current pathways in CIGS solar cells by modelling dark J–V response," Prog. Photovoltaics 23(11), 1516 (2015).
-see DOI: 10.1002/pip.2582

Dec 04 Nafisa Amin

D. L. Allara, A. Baca and C. A. Pryde, "Distortions of Band Shapes in External Reflection Infrared Spectra of Thin Polymer Films on Metal Substrates," Macromolecules 11(6), 1215 (1978).
-see DOI: 10.1021/ma60066a028


See also our archive of all past events




Dec 13, 2018 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - No Colloquium
Finals Week

Postcards from the Universe

Dec 13, 2018 7:00 pm

Sam Noble Museum of Natural History - Dr. Ferah Munshi
Modeling Galaxy Evolution


Jan 17, 2019 3:45 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - No Colloquium
First week of the semester