Past Events

Oct 21, 2014 12:30 pm - Kieran Mullen

Anderson localization tutorial

P. W. Anderson, D. J. Thouless, E. Abrahams, and D. S. Fisher, "New method for a scaling theory of localization", Phys. Rev. B, 22(8), 3519 (1980).
-see DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.22.3519

And the article on the history of Anderson Localization at

Oct 15, 2014 12:00 pm - Mitch Yothers

M. Azubel, J. Koivisto, S. Malola, D. Bushnell, G. L. Hura, A. L. Koh, H. Tsunoyama, T. Tsukuda, M. Pettersson, H. Häkkinen and R. D. Kornberg, "Electron microscopy of gold nanoparticles at atomic resolution," Science 345(6199), 909 (2014).
-see DOI: 10.1126/science.1251959

Oct 08, 2014 12:30 pm - Vince Whiteside

L. C. Hirst, R. J. Walters, M. F. Führer and N. J. Ekins-Daukes, "Experimental demonstration of hot-carrier photo-current in an InGaAs quantum well solar cell," Appl. Phys. Lett. 104(23), 231115 (2014).
-see DOI: 10.1063/1.4883648

Oct 01, 2014 12:30 pm - Miguel Rodriguez

S. M. Young, S. Zaheer, J. C. Y. Teo, C. L. Kane, E. J. Mele and A. M. Rappe, "Dirac Semimetal in Three Dimensions," Phys. Rev. Lett. 108(14), 140405 (2012).
-see DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.140405

Sep 24, 2014 12:30 pm - Alex Kerr

T. Holgate, Y. Liu, D. Hitchcock, T. Tritt and J. He, "Thermoelectric Properties of Li-Intercalated ZrSe2 Single Crystals," J. Electron. Mater. 42(7), 1751 (2013).
-see DOI: 10.1007/s11664-012-2410-1

Sep 17, 2014 12:30 pm - Xu Dou

J. Sinova, D. Culcer, Q. Niu, N.A. Sinitsyn, T. Jungwirth, and A.H. MacDonald, "Universal intrinsic spin Hall effect", Phys. Rev. Lett 92(12), 126603 (2009).
-see DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.92.126603

Xu would like to share a link with you to a great site with a selection of interesting papers by distinguished correspondents.
Journal Club for Condensed Matter Physics

Sep 03, 2014 12:30 pm - Matt Grover

J. Zhang, S. Li, J. Wu, G. C. Schatz and C. A. Mirkin, "Plasmon-Mediated Synthesis of Silver Triangular Bipyramids," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48(42), 7787 (2009).
-see DOI: 10.1002/anie.200903380

Aug 27, 2014 2:30 pm - Josh Villatoro

H. A. Fertig, L. Brey, R. Côté and A. H. MacDonald, "Charged spin-texture excitations and the Hartree-Fock approximation in the quantum Hall effect," Phys. Rev. B 50(15), 11018 (1994).
-see DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.50.11018

Aug 20, 2014 12:30 pm - moderator

To be announced.

Aug 06, 2014 12:00 pm

CMP Journal Club is on hiatus for a few weeks. We will begin the fall session the first week of classes (week of 18 Aug).

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Jul 30, 2014 12:30 pm - Surprise Guest

U. Fano, "The Theory of Anomalous Diffraction Gratings and of Quasi-Stationary Waves on Metallic Surfaces (Sommerfeld's Waves)," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 31(3), 213 (1941).
--see: DOI: 10.1364/JOSA.31.000213

Jul 23, 2014 12:30 pm - Anita Bhagat

F. Guinea, M. I. Katsnelson and A. K. Geim, "Energy gaps and a zero-field quantum Hall effect in graphene by strain engineering," Nat. Phys. 6(1), 30 (2010).
-see DOI: 10.1038/nphys1420

Jul 02, 2014 12:30 pm - Lu Li

N. L. Aung, X. Huang, W. O. Charles, N. Yao and C. F. Gmachl, "Effect of surface defects on InGaAs/InAlAs Quantum Cascade mesa current–voltage characteristics," J. Cryst. Growth 353(1), 35 (2012).
-see DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2012.04.037

Jun 25, 2014 12:30 pm - Sagen Cocklin

J. Gao, S. Jeong, F. Lin, P. T. Erslev, O. E. Semonin, J. M. Luther and M. C. Beard, "Improvement in carrier transport properties by mild thermal annealing of PbS quantum dot solar cells," Appl. Phys. Lett. 102(4), 043506 (2013).
-see DOI: 10.1063/1.4789434

Jun 18, 2014 12:30 pm - Nolan Teasdale

V. Heine, "Some theory about surface states," Surf. Sci. 2, 1 (1964).
-see DOI: 10.1016/0039-6028(64)90036-6

Jun 11, 2014 12:30 pm - Mitch Yothers

D. P. Woodruff, "The interface structure of n-alkylthiolate self-assembled monolayers on coinage metal surfaces," PCCP 10(48), 7211 (2001).
-see DOI: 10.1039/b813948b

Jun 04, 2014 12:30 pm - Mahyar Esmaielpour

L. C. Hirst and N. J. Ekins-Daukes, "Fundamental losses in solar cells," Prog. Photovoltaics 19(3), 286 (2011).
-see DOI: 10.1002/pip.1024

May 28, 2014 12:00 pm - Kieran Mullen

Tutorial of Landauer-Büttiker theory
part II --> Aharonov–Bohm effect and more!

May 22, 2014 12:00 pm - Kieran Mullen

Two papers will be discussed in a tutorial of Landauer-Büttiker theory.

R. Landauer, "Electrical resistance of disordered one-dimensional lattices", Phil. Mag. 21(172), 863 (1970).
--see DOI: 10.1080/14786437008238472

M. Büttiker, "Four-Terminal Phase-Coherent Conductance", Phys. Rev. Lett. 57(14), 1761 (1986).
--see DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.57.1761

May 08, 2014 12:00 pm

CMP Journal Club is on hiatus for a few weeks. We will begin the summer session Thursday 22 May.

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