Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics



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M. Dalmonte, B. Vermersch and P. Zoller

"Quantum simulation and spectroscopy of entanglement Hamiltonians"

Nature Physics 2018


D. B. Karki, C. Mora, J. von Delft and M. N. Kiselev

"Two-color Fermi-liquid theory for transport through a multilevel Kondo impurity"

Phys. Rev. B 97, 195403 (2018), selected as Editors’ Suggestion


E. T. Owen, J. Jin, D. Rossini, R. Fazio and M. J. Hartmann

"Quantum correlations and limit cycles in the driven-dissipative Heisenberg lattice"

New J. Phys. 20, 045004 (2018)


E. Rico, M. Dalmonte, P. Zoller, D. Banerjee, M. Bogli, P. Stebler and U.-J. Wiese

"SO(3) "Nuclear Physics" with ultracold Gases"

Annals of Phys. 393, 466 (2018)


S. Venkatesan, R. P. Vivek-Ananth, R. P. Sreejith, P. Mangalapandi, A. A. Hassanali and A. Samal

"Network approach towards understanding the crazing in glassy amorphous polymers"

J. Stat. Mech. 043305 (2018)


S. Sonar, M. Hajdušek, M. Mukherjee, R. Fazio, V. Vedral, S. Vinjanampathy and L-C. Kwek

"Squeezing Enhances Quantum Synchronization"

Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 163601 (2018), selected as Editors’ Suggestion


F. Anza, C. Gogolin and M. Huber

"Eigenstate Thermalization for Degenerate Observables"

Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 150603 (2018)


K. Ulman,  S. Busch, and A. A. Hassanali

"Quantum mechanical effects in zwitterionic amino acids: The case of proline, hydroxyproline, and alanine in water"

Journal of Chemical Physics 148, 22 (2018)


T. Brazda, A. Silva, N. Manini, A. Vanossi, R. Guerra, E. Tosatti and C. Bechinger

"Experimental Observation of the Aubry Transition in Two-Dimensional Colloidal Monolayers"

Phys. Rev. X 8, 011050 (2018). (Featured in Physics)


J. Hašík, E. Tosatti and R. Martoňák

"Quantum and classical ripples in graphene”

Phys. Rev. B 97, 140301(R) (2018), selected as Editors’ Suggestion


E. Panizon, G. E. Santoro, E. Tosatti, G. Riva and N. Manini

"Analytic understanding and control of dynamical friction"

Phys. Rev. B 97, 104104 (2018), selected as Editors' suggestion


T. Zanca, F. Pellegrini, G. E. Santoro and E. Tosatti

"Frictional lubricity enhanced by quantum mechanics",

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115, 3547 (2018)

X. Deng, V. E. Kravtsov, G. V. Shlyapnikov, and L. Santos

"Duality in Power-Law Localization in Disordered One-Dimensional Systems"

Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 110602 (2018)


L. Privitera, A. Russomanno, R. Citro and G. E. Santoro

"Nonadiabatic Breaking of Topological Pumping"

Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 106601 (2018)


E. M. Inack, G. Giudici, T. Parolini, G. Santoro and S. Pilati

"Understanding quantum tunneling using diffusion Monte Carlo simulations"

Phys. Rev. A 97, 032307 (2018)


A. Nava, C. Giannetti, A. Georges, E. Tosatti and M. Fabrizio

"Cooling quasiparticles in A3C60 fullerides by excitonic mid-infrared absorption"

Nature Physics 14, 154 (2018)


Y. Gao, T. Cao, F. Cellini, C. Berger, W. de Heer, E. Tosatti, E. Riedo and A. Bongiorno

“Ultra-hard carbon film from epitaxial two-layer graphene”

Nature Nanotechnology 13, 133 (2018)


E. Panizon, T. Marx, D. Dietzel, F. Pellegrini, G.E. Santoro, A. Schirmeisen and E. Tosatti

"Friction anomalies at first-order transition spinodals: 1T-TaS2"

New J. Phys. 20, 023033 (2018)


S. Barbarino, M. Dalmonte, R. Fazio and G. E. Santoro

"Topological phases in frustrated synthetic ladders with an odd number of legs"

Phys. Rev. A 97, 013634 (2018)


A. Rodriguez, M. d’Errico, E. Facco and A. Laio

"Computing the Free Energy without Collective Variables"

Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation Article ASAP


M. F. Ludovico, L. Arrachea, M. Moskalets and D. Sánchez

"Probing the energy reactance with adiabatically driven quantum dots"

Phys. Rev. B 97, 041416(R) (2018)


T. K. T. Nguyen and M. N. Kiselev

"Seebeck effect on a weak link between Fermi and non-Fermi liquids"

Phys. Rev. B 97, 085403 (2018)


A. Biella, J. Jin, O. Viyuela, C. Ciuti, R. Fazio and D. Rossini

"Linked cluster expansions for open quantum systems on a lattice"

Phys. Rev. B 97, 035103  (2018)


M. Brenes, M. Dalmonte, M. Heyl and A. Scardicchio

"Many-Body Localization Dynamics from Gauge Invariance"

Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 030601 (2018), selected as PRL Editors' suggestion


A. Elben, B. Vermersch, M. Dalmonte, J. I. Cirac and P. Zoller

"Rényi Entropies from Random Quenches in Atomic Hubbard and Spin Models"

Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 050406 (2018)


B. Vermersch, A. Elben, M. Dalmonte, J. I. Cirac and P. Zoller

"Unitary n-designs via random quenches in atomic Hubbard and spin models: Application to the measurement of Rényi entropies"

Phys. Rev. A 97, 023604 (2018)


L. Gigli, N. Manini, E. Tosatti, R.  Guerra and A. Vanossi

"Lifted graphene nanoribbons on gold: from smooth sliding to multiple stick-slip

Nanoscale, 10, 2073 (2018)


S. Notarnicola, F. Iemini, D. Rossini, R. Fazio, A. Silva and A. Russomanno

"From localization to anomalous diffusion in the dynamics of coupled kicked rotors"

Phys. Rev. E 97, 022202 (2018)


Y. Wang, S.-Q. Jiang, A. F. Goncharov, F. A. Gorelli, X.-J. Chen, D. Plasienka, R. Martonak, E. Tosatti and M. Santoro 

"Synthesis and Raman spectroscopy of a layered SiS2 phase at high pressures"

J. Chem. Phys. 148, 014503 (2018)


G. Vladilo and A. A. Hassanali

"Hydrogen Bonds and Life in the Universe"

Life 2018, 8, 1



 V. E. Kravtsov, B. L. Altshuler and L. B. Ioffe

"Non-ergodic delocalized phase in Anderson model on Bethe lattice and regular graph"

Annals of Physics 389, 148-191 (2018)


E. Facco, M. d’Errico, A. Rodriguez and A. Laio

"Estimating the intrinsic dimension of datasets by a minimal neighborhood information"

Scientific Reports 7, 12140 (2017)


F. Rizzato, A. Rodriguez, X. Biarnés and A. Laio

"Predicting Amino Acid Substitution Probabilities Using Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms"


F. Anza and G. Chirco

"Fate of the hoop conjecture in quantum gravity"

Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 231301 (2017)


M. Pino, V. E. Kravtsov, B. L. Altshuler and L. B. Ioffe

"Multifractal metal in a disordered Josephson junctions array"

Phys. Rev. B 96, 214205 (2017)


M. C. Strinati, D. Rossini, R. Fazio and A. Russomanno

"Resilience of hidden order to symmetry-preserving disorder"

Phys. Rev. B 96, 214206 (2017)


V. K. Varma, C. de Mulatier and M. Žnidarič

"Fractality in nonequilibrium steady states of quasiperiodic systems"

Phys. Rev. E 96, 032130 (2017)


R. J. Sánchez and V. K. Varma

"Finite-size anomalies of the Drude weight: Role of symmetries and ensembles"

Phys. Rev. B 96, 245117 (2017)


M. Teruzzi, F. Pellegrini, A. Laio and E. Tosatti

Non-Equilibrium Markov State Modeling: Friction in 2D

J.Chem. Phys. 147, 152721 (2017)


T. Fogarty, A. Usui, T. Busch, A. Silva and J. Goold

"Dynamical phase transitions and temporal orthogonality in one-dimensional hard-core bosons: from the continuum to the lattice"

New J. Phys. 19 113018 (2017)


G. Guarnieri, S. Campbell, J. Goold, S. Pigeon, B. Vacchiniand M. Paternostro

"Full counting statistics approach to the quantum non-equilibrium Landauer bound"

New J. Phys. 19 103038 (2017)


G. Mussardo, R. Bonsignori and A. Trombettoni

"Yang–Lee zeros of the Yang–Lee model"

J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 50 484003 (2017)


A. Bastianello, A. De Luca and G. Mussardo

"Non Relativistic Limit of Integrable QFT with fermionic excitations"

J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 50 234002 (2017)


 A.D. Shkop, S.I. Kulinich, A.V. Parafilo and I.V. Krive

"Interaction-induced gap in the electron spectrum and chiral effects in metallic single-wall carbon nanotubes"

Low Temp. Phys. 43, No.12, 1745-1753 (2017)


C. Muschik, M. Heyl, E. Martinez, T. Monz, P. Schindler, B. Vogell, M. Dalmonte, P. Hauke, R. Blatt and P. Zoller

"U(1) Wilson lattice gauge theories in digital quantum simulators"

New J. Phys. 10, 103020 (2017)


N. Seriani

"Ab-initio simulations of water splitting on hematite"

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 29, 463002 (2017)


P. Giannozzi, R. Gebauer et al.

"Advanced capabilities for materials modelling with Quantum ESPRESSO"

J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 29, 465901 (2017)


J. P. L. Faye and D. Sénéchal

"Pseudogap-to-metal transition in the anisotropic two-dimensional Hubbard model"

Phys. Rev. B 96, 195114 (2017)


A. Russomanno and G. E. Santoro

"Floquet resonances close to the adiabatic limit and the effect of dissipation"

J. Stat. Mech. 103104  (2017) 


V. K. Varma, A. Lerose, F. Pietracaprina, J. Goold and A. Scardicchio

"Energy diffusion in the ergodic phase of a many body localizable spin chain"

J. Stat. Mech.: Theory and Experiment, 053101 (2017)


M. C. Strinati, E. Cornfeld, D. Rossini, S. Barbarino, M. Dalmonte, R. Fazio, E. Sela and L. Mazza

"Laughlin-like States in Bosonic and Fermionic Atomic Synthetic Ladders"

Phys. Rev. X 7, 021033 (2017)


R. Rota, F. Storme, N. Bartolo, R. Fazio and C. Ciuti

"Critical behavior of dissipative two-dimensional spin lattices"

Phys. Rev. B 95, 134431 (2017)


S. Pappalardi, A. Russomanno, A. Silva and R. Fazio

"Multipartite entanglement after a quantum quench"

J. Stat. Mech.: Theory and Experiment, 053104 (2017)


B. Shi, Y. K. Shin, A. A. Hassanali and S. J. Singer

“Biomolecules at the amorphous silica/water interface: Binding and fluorescence anisotropy of peptides”

Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 157, 83 (2017)


F. Iemini, L. da Silva Souza, T. Debarba, A. T. Cesário, T. O. Maciel and R. O. Vianna

"Dynamical matrix for arbitrary quadratic fermionic bath Hamiltonians and non-Markovian dynamics of one and two qubits in an Ising model environment"

Eur. Phys. J. D 71, 119 (2017)


F. Iemini, L. Mazza, L. Fallani, P. Zoller, R. Fazio and M. Dalmonte

"Majorana Quasiparticles Protected by Z2 Angular Momentum Conservation"

Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 200404 (2017)


F. Iemini, C. Mora and L. Mazza

"Topological Phases of Parafermions: A Model with Exactly Solvable Ground States"

Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 170402 (2017)


F. Campaioli, F. A. Pollock, F. C. Binder, L. Céleri, J. Goold, S. Vinjanampathy and K. Modi

"Enhancing the Charging Power of Quantum Batteries"

Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 150601 (2017)


S. S. Ataei, M. R. Mohammadizadeh and N. Seriani

"Excitonic effects in the optical properties of hydrogenated anatase TiO2"

Phys. Rev. B 95, 155205 (2017)


J. Songkhao, R. Banerjee, S. Debnath, S. Narasimhan, N. Wannaprom, P. Vanalabhpatana, N. Seriani, R. Gebauer and P. Thamyongkit

"Structure-property relationship of π-extended boron-dipyrromethene derivatives towards optoelectronic applications"

Dyes and Pigments 142, 558 (2017)


P. Silvi, E. Rico, M. Dalmonte, F. Tschirsich and S. Montangero

"Finite- density phase diagram of a (1+1)-d non-abelian lattice gauge theory with tensor networks"

Quantum 1, 9 (2017)


P. Jacobson, M. Muenks, G. Laskin, O.O. Brovko, V.S. Stepanyuk, M. Ternes and K. Kern

"Potential energy-driven spin manipulation via a controllable hydrogen ligand"

Science Advances, 3(4), e1602060 (2017)


I. N. Sivkov, O. O. Brovko, I. Rungger and V. S. Stepanyuk

"Gate control of spin-polarized conductance in alloyed transitional metal nanocontacts"

Phys. Rev. B 95, 104405 (2017)


F. Pietracaprina, C. Gogolin and J. Goold

"Total correlations of the diagonal ensemble as a generic indicator for ergodicity breaking in quantum systems"

Phys. Rev. B 95, 125118 (2017)


G. Francica, J. Goold, F. Plastina and M. Paternostro

"Daemonic ergotropy: enhanced work extraction from quantum correlations"

npj Quantum Information 3, 12 (2017)


J. P. L. Faye and D. Sénéchal

"Interplay between d-wave superconductivity and a bond-density wave in the one-band Hubbard model"

Phys. Rev. B 95, 115127 (2017)


J. Settino, N. Lo Gullo, A. Sindona, J. Goold and F. Plastina

"Signatures of the single-particle mobility edge in the ground-state properties of Tonks-Girardeau and noninteracting Fermi gases in a bichromatic potential"

Phys. Rev. A 95, 033605 (2017)


I. Timrov, M. Markov, T. Gorni, M. Raynaud, O. Motornyi, R. Gebauer, S. Baroni and N. Vast

"Ab initio study of electron energy loss spectra of bulk bismuth up to 100 eV"

Phys. Rev. B 95, 094301 (2017)


T. Debarba, R. O. Vianna and F. Iemini

"Quantumness of correlations in fermionic systems"

Phys. Rev. A 95, 022325 (2017)


K. Ulman, M.-T. Nguyen, N. Seriani, S. Piccinin and R. Gebauer

"A Unified Picture of Water Oxidation on Bare and Gallium Oxide-Covered Hematite from Density Functional Theory"

ACS Catal. 7, 1793 (2017)


W. Casteels, R. Fazio and C. Ciuti

"Critical dynamical properties of a first-order dissipative phase transition"

Phys. Rev. A 95, 012128 (2017)


B. J. Dalton, J. Goold, B. M. Garraway and M. D. Reid

"Quantum entanglement for systems of identical bosons: II. Spin squeezing and other entanglement tests"

Physica Scripta 92, 023005 (2017)


B. J. Dalton, J. Goold, B. M. Garraway and M. D. Reid

"Quantum entanglement for systems of identical bosons: I. General features"

Physica Scripta 92, 023004 (2017)


G. Mossi, T. Parolini, S. Pilati and A. Scardicchio

"On the quantum spin glass transition on the Bethe lattice"

J. Stat. Mech. 013102 (2017)


L. Grisanti, D. Pinotsi, R. Gebauer, G. S. Kaminski Schierle and A. A. Hassanali

"A computational study on how structure influences the optical properties in model crystal structures of amyloid fibrils"

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 19, 4030 (2017)


S. Pilati and V. K. Varma

"Localization of interacting Fermi gases in quasiperiodic potentials"

Phys. Rev. A 95, 013613 (2017)


G. C. Sosso, S. Caravati, G. Rotskoff, S. Valkuntanathan and A. Hassanali

"On the Role of Nonspherical Cavities in Short Length-Scale Density Fluctuations in Water"

J. Phys. Chem. A 121, 370-380 (2017)


C. Pinilla, M. Acuna-Rojas, N. Seriani and S. Scandolo

"An atomistic model of MgSiO3 perovskite and post-perovskite phases"

Computational Materials Science 126, 351 (2017)


E. German and R. Gebauer

"Hydrogen divacancy diffusion: a new perspective on H migration in MgH2 materials for energy storage"

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 19, 1174 (2017)


A. Lapini, M. Pagliai, S. Fanetti, M. Citroni, S. Scandolo, R. Bini and R. Righini

"Pressure Dependence of Hydrogen-Bond Dynamics in Liquid Water Probed by Ultrafast Infrared Spectroscopy"

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 7, 3579 (2016)


T. Zanca and G. E. Santoro

"Quantum annealing speedup over simulated annealing on random Ising Chains"

Phys. Rev. B 93, 224431 (2016)


L. Privitera and G. E. Santoro

"Quantum annealing and nonequilibrium dynamics of Floquet Chern insulators"

Phys. Rev. B 93, 241406(R) (2016)


J. Jin, A. Biella, O. Viyuela, L. Mazza, J. Keeling, R. Fazio and D. Rossini

"Cluster Mean-Field Approach to the Steady-State Phase Diagram of Dissipative Spin Systems"

Phys. Rev. X 6, 031011 (2016)


M. Campisi and R. Fazio

"Dissipation, correlation and lags in heat engines"

J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 49 345002 (2016)


A. De Pasquale, D. Rossini, R. Fazio and V. Giovannetti

"Local quantum thermal susceptibility"

Nature Communications 7, 12782 (2016)


B. L. Altshuler, E. Cuevas, L. B. Ioffe, and V. E. Kravtsov

"Nonergodic Phases in Strongly Disordered Random Regular Graphs"

Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 156601 (2016)


F. Iemini, A. Russomanno, D. Rossini, A. Scardicchio and R. Fazio

"Signatures of many-body localization in the dynamics of two-site entanglement"

Phys. Rev. B 94, 214206 (2016)


A. Bastianello, A. De Luca and G. Mussardo

"Non relativistic limit of integrable QFT and Lieb–Liniger models"

J. Stat. Mech. 123104 (2016)


N. Seriani, C. Pinilla and S. Scandolo

"Titania-silica mixed oxides investigated with density functional theory and molecular dynamics simulations"

Physica Status Solidi B, DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201600510


B. Bhattacharya, U. Sarkar and N. Seriani

"Electronic Properties of Homo and Hetero Bilayer Graphyne: The Idea of a Nanocapacitor"

J. Phys. Chem. C 120, 26579 (2016)


E. Araujo-Lopez, L. A. Varilla, N. Seriani and J. A. Montoya

"TiO2 anatase's bulk and (001) surface, structural and electronic properties: A DFT study on the importance of Hubbard and van der Waals contributions"

Surface Science 653, 187 (2016)


J. Goold

"Viewpoint: Maxwell’s Demon Meet Nonequilibrium Quantum Thermodynamics"

Physics 9, 136 (2016)


 M. Znidaric, J.J. Mendoza-Areas, S. R. Clark and J. Goold

"Dephasing enhanced spin transport in the ergodic phase of a many-body localisable system"

Annalen Der Physik, 1600298 (2016)


V. K. Varma, S. Pilati and V. E. Kravtsov

"Conduction in quasiperiodic and quasirandom lattices: Fibonacci, Riemann, and Anderson models"

Phys. Rev. B 94, 214204 (2016)


M. N. Kiselev, D.V. Efremov, S. L. Drechsler, Jeroen van den Brink and K. Kikoin

"Coupled multiple-mode theory for s± pairing mechanism in iron based superconductors"

Sci. Rep. 6, 37508 (2016)


L. Pollet, M. N. Kiselev, N. V. Prokof'ev and B. V. Svistunov

"Grassamannization of classical models"

New J. Phys. 18, 113025 (2016)