CMP Journal Club - Spring 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.

Summer 2017 we are meeting 12:00-1:00PM, Wednesdays, in NH103.

Date Speaker Title
Jan 24 Mitch Yothers

M. F. B. Green, T. Esat, C. Wagner, P. Leinen, A. Grötsch, F. S. Tautz and R. Temirov, "Patterning a hydrogen-bonded molecular monolayer with a hand-controlled scanning probe microscope," Beilstein J. Nanotechnol., 5, 1926 (2014).
-see DOI: 10.3762/bjnano.5.203

Jan 31 no meeting this week

The faculty have a special lunch meeting at this time. The CMP Journal Club will resume next week.

Feb 07 Alex Kerr

J. Carrasquilla and R. G. Melko, "Machine learning phases of matter,", e-Print Arch., Condens. Matter, 1-16 (2016).
-see arXiv:1605.01735

Feb 14 Collin Brown

J. Yang, D. S. Chen, F. Xu and Z. Q. Ma, "Photoluminescence study of the defect-induced recombination in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cell," Solar Energy, 98C, 415 (2013).
-see DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2013.09.027

Feb 21 Tim Burt

A. Nasir Imtani, "Thermal conductivity for single-walled carbon nanotubes from Einstein relation in molecular dynamics," J. Phys. Chem. Solids, 74(11), 1599 (2013).
-see DOI: 10.1016/j.jpcs.2013.06.001

Feb 28 Soumya Bhattacharya

Z. Zhang, Y. Ahn, J. Y. Son and J. Jang, "Thermal Healing of the Nanometer-Wide Lines of Self-Assembled Monolayer," J. Phys. Chem. C, 120(28), 15509 (2016).
-see DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b05078

Mar 07 APS attendees

APS March Meeting Tune Up

Mar 21 Jeremy Massengale

J. J. Bomphrey, M. J. Ashwin and T. S. Jones, "A RHEED/MBE-STM investigation of the static and dynamic InAs(001) surface," J. Cryst. Growth, 459, 118 (2017).
-see DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2016.10.050

Mar 28 Sellers Group APS Talks

Mahyar Esmaielpour, "Power dependent photoluminescence investigation of the linear polarization at normal and inverted interface transitions in InP/InAlAs and InGaAsP/InAlAs QW structures" A36.00012

AJ Roeth, "Excitation energy dependence of the photovoltaic behavior of InAs/GaAsSb quantum dot solar cells" R38.00005

Vince Whiteside, "Spectroscopy of hot carriers in InAs based multi quantum wells for solar cells applications" B28.00010

Apr 04 APS attendees

Report from the APS March Meeting

Apr 11 Geo Jose

Sections 1-4 of R. Nandkishore and D. A. Huse, "Many-Body Localization and Thermalization in Quantum Statistical Mechanics," Annu. Rev. Condens. Matter Phys., 6(1), 15 (2015).
-see DOI: 10.1146/annurev-conmatphys-031214-014726

May 02 Xu Dou

T. H. Hsieh, H. Ishizuka, L. Balents and T. L. Hughes, "Bulk Topological Proximity Effect," Phys. Rev. Lett., 116(8), 086802 (2016).
-see DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.086802

Current Semester's Schedule


See also our archive of all past events



CMP Journal Club

Jul 26, 2017 12:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Delaram Nematollahi


Sep 07, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - John Wisniewski


Sep 28, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Alberto Marino