CMP Journal Club - Spring 2019

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 2019 we are meeting 1:30-2:30PM, Tuesdays, in LH105.

Date Speaker Title
Jan 29 Kieran Mullen

D. Frauchiger and R. Renner, "Quantum theory cannot consistently describe the use of itself," Nat. Comm. 9(1), 3711 (2018).
-see DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05739-8

Feb 05 Soumya Bhattacharya

There are two published versions of this work, the former is the initial 2 page communication and the latter, the full paper. The full paper is most complete, but if you don't have much time, read the two-page communication.

N. A. Kautz and S. A. Kandel, "Alkanethiol/Au(111) Self-Assembled Monolayers Contain Gold Adatoms: Scanning Tunneling Microscopy before and after Reaction with Atomic Hydrogen," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130(22), 6908 (2008).
-see DOI: 10.1021/ja8011325

N. A. Kautz and S. A. Kandel, "Alkanethiol Monolayers Contain Gold Adatoms, and Adatom Coverage Is Independent of Chain Length,"J. Phys. Chem. C 113(44), 19286 (2009).
-see DOI: 10.1021/jp907846u

Feb 12 Alex Kerr

S. Ju, T. Shiga, L. Feng, Z. Hou, K. Tsuda and J. Shiomi, "Designing Nanostructures for Phonon Transport via Bayesian Optimization," Phys. Rev. X 7(2), 021024 (2017).
-see DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.7.021024

Feb 19 Hadi Afshari

J. Seufert, G. Bacher, M. Scheibner, A. Forchel, S. Lee, M. Dobrowolska and J. K. Furdyna, "Dynamical Spin Response in Semimagnetic Quantum Dots," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(2), 027402 (2001).
-see DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.88.027402

Feb 26 APS Practice Talks
Mar 05 APS Meeting
Mar 12 March Meeting Attendees

Report from the APS March Meeting

Mar 19 No Meeting [SPRING BREAK]
Apr 09 Collin Brown

A. O. Govorov, S. E. Ulloa, K. Karrai and R. J. Warburton, "Polarized excitons in nanorings and the optical Aharonov-Bohm effect," Phys. Rev. B 66(8), 081309 (2002).
-see DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.66.081309

Apr 16 Delaram Nematollahi

V. P. Kravchuk, U. K. Rößler, O. M. Volkov, D. D. Sheka, J. van den Brink, D. Makarov, H. Fuchs, H. Fangohr and Y. Gaididei, "Topologically stable magnetization states on a spherical shell: Curvature-stabilized skyrmions," Phys. Rev. B 94(14), 144402 (2016).
-see DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.94.144402

Apr 23 Nafisa Amin

A. N. Parikh and D. L. Allara, "Quantitative determination of molecular structure in multilayered thin films of biaxial and lower symmetry from photon spectroscopies. I. Reflection infrared vibrational spectroscopy," J. Chem. Phys. 96(2), 927 (1992).
-see DOI: 10.1063/1.462847

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