CMP Journal Club - Spring 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.

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

Date Speaker Title
Feb 01 Delaram Nematollahi

J. Z. Wu and B. Goodman, "The quantum mechanics of interacting electrons in a heterochannel," Am. J. Phys., 56(7), 652 (1988).
-see DOI: 10.1119/1.15533

Feb 08 Shashi Sourabh

W. J. Yu, Q. A. Vu, H. Oh, H. G. Nam, H. Zhou, S. Cha, J.-Y. Kim, A. Carvalho, M. Jeong, H. Choi, A. H. Castro Neto, Y. H. Lee and X. Duan, "Unusually efficient photocurrent extraction in monolayer van der Waals heterostructure by tunnelling through discretized barriers," Nat. Commun., 7, 13278 (2016).
-see DOI: 10.1038/ncomms13278

Feb 15 Mitch Yothers

E. Lortscher, D. Widmer and B. Gotsmann, "Next-generation nanotechnology laboratories with simultaneous reduction of all relevant disturbances," Nanoscale, 5(21), 10542-10549 (2013).
-see DOI: 10.1039/C3NR03373B

Mar 01 APS Attendees

APS March Meeting Tune Up

Mar 08 Hadi Afshari

L. C. Hirst, M. K. Yakes, J. H. Warner, M. F. Bennett, K. J. Schmieder, R. J. Walters and P. P. Jenkins, "Intrinsic radiation tolerance of ultra-thin GaAs solar cells," Appl. Phys. Lett., 109(3), 033908 (2016).
-see DOI: 10.1063/1.4959784

Mar 15 APS Meeting Attendees

APS March Meeting Report

Mar 29 Kieran Mullen

Y. Cao, V. Fatemi, A. Demir, S. Fang, S. L. Tomarken, J. Y. Luo, J. D. Sanchez-Yamagishi, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, E. Kaxiras, R. C. Ashoori and P. Jarillo-Herrero, "Correlated insulator behaviour at half-filling in magic-angle graphene superlattices," Nature, (2018).
-see DOI: 10.1038/nature26154

Apr 05 Jeremy Massengale

J. Spitzer, A. Höpner, M. Kuball, M. Cardona, B. Jenichen, H. Neuroth, B. Brar and H. Kroemer, "Influence of the interface composition of InAs/AlSb superlattices on their optical and structural properties," J. Appl. Phys., 77(2), 811-820 (1995).
-see DOI: 10.1063/1.359004

Apr 12 Alex Kerr

S. J. Wetzel, "Unsupervised learning of phase transitions: From principal component analysis to variational autoencoders," Phys. Rev. E, 96(2), 022140 (2017).
-see DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.96.022140

Apr 19 Hua Wang

R. Bistritzer and A. H. MacDonald, "Moiré bands in twisted double-layer graphene," Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 108(30), 12233 (2011).
-see DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1108174108

Apr 26 Collin Brown

J. Wu, W. Shan and W. Walukiewicz, "Band anticrossing in highly mismatched III–V semiconductor alloys," Semicond. Sci. Technol., 17(8), 860 (2002).
-see DOI: 10.1088/0268-1242/17/8/315

Current Semester's Schedule


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Sam Noble Museum of Natural History - Dr. Nate Kaib
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Sam Noble Museum of Natural History - Dr. John Wisniewski
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Sep 06, 2018 4:00 pm

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