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<i>Colloquium</i>: Quantum anomalous Hall effect

Author(s): Cui-Zu Chang, Chao-Xing Liu, and Allan H. MacDonaldThe quantum Hall effect, discovered by von Klitzing more than 40 years ago, requires strong magnetic fields for its realization. More recently it was found that the effect can also be realized in zero magnetic field as a result of spontaneous time-reversal symmetry breaking. This Colloquium...

<i>Colloquium</i>: Hydrodynamics and holography of charge density wave phases

Author(s): Matteo Baggioli and Blaise GoutérauxHydrodynamics is an old example of an effective description of complex matter, which describes the system’s behavior at large length and timescales and lumps microscopic details into transport coefficients. A combination of hydrodynamics and the gauge-gravity duality, which was first explored in the context...

Engineering quantum states and electronic landscapes through surface molecular nanoarchitectures

Author(s): Ignacio Piquero-Zulaica, Jorge Lobo-Checa, Zakaria M. Abd El-Fattah, J. Enrique Ortega, Florian Klappenberger, Willi Auwärter, and Johannes V. BarthSurfaces of solid-state materials can be manipulated to fashion quantum dots and bespoke electronic properties. This review provides an overview of the work done to shape surface 2D electron gasses...

Kochen-Specker contextuality

Author(s): Costantino Budroni, Adán Cabello, Otfried Gühne, Matthias Kleinmann, and Jan-Åke LarssonA realization that came gradually in physics is that the “elements of reality” of Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen are provably nonexistent. Specker initiated a line of thinking in 1960, observing that the outcomes of quantum measurements cannot reveal preexisting...

<i>Colloquium</i>: Cavity-enhanced quantum network nodes

Author(s): Andreas ReisererQuantum computing has seen much progress recently, but networks of quantum processors still face substantial challenges. At the same time they have extraordinary promise for both applied and fundamental purposes. This Colloquium explains how optical resonators can be used to achieve the necessary specifications in a variety...

Nonequilibrium boundary-driven quantum systems: Models, methods, and properties

Author(s): Gabriel T. Landi, Dario Poletti, and Gernot SchallerSystems whose boundaries are in contact with heat baths at different temperatures allow for the realization of nonequilibrium steady states (NESS) characterized by distribution functions that are still time independent, yet different from the equilibrium distributions. Such states have interesting...

Mesoscopic physics of nanomechanical systems

Author(s): Adrian Bachtold, Joel Moser, and M. I. DykmanRecent technological advances allow nanomechanical vibrational systems to be fabricated with small dimensions, large oscillation frequencies, and long vibrational lifetimes. Novel physical behavior occurs in the mesoscopic regime which applies only to studying individual systems and not to solid-state...

Ultrafast electron diffraction: Visualizing dynamic states of matter

Author(s): D. Filippetto, P. Musumeci, R. K. Li, B. J. Siwick, M. R. Otto, M. Centurion, and J. P. F. NunesUnderstanding the structure and function of both energy and matter is a fundamental goal in science. Various spatiotemporal probes have been developed from electromagnetic waves spanning the entire range of the spectrum to neutrons and charged...

<i>Colloquium</i>: Planckian dissipation in metals

Author(s): Sean A. Hartnoll and Andrew P. MackenzieRelaxational processes for conduction electrons in metals come with characteristic temperature dependences; classic examples at low temperatures are the 1/T2 law for the relaxation time in a Fermi liquid, and the Bloch 1/T5 law for electron-phonon scattering. The strange metal phase of cuprate superconductors...

<i>Colloquium</i>: Atomtronic circuits: From many-body physics to quantum technologies

Author(s): Luigi Amico, Dana Anderson, Malcolm Boshier, Jean-Philippe Brantut, Leong-Chuan Kwek, Anna Minguzzi, and Wolf von KlitzingAtomtronics refers to the use of ultracold atoms for building circuits that rely on the coherent propagation of matter waves in waveguides. While still in its infancy, this new quantum technology is promising both for...

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