Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics



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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)


D. Areán, L. A. Pando Zayas, I. Salazar Landea and A. Scardicchio

"Holographic disorder driven superconductor-metal transition"

Phys. Rev. D 94, 106003 (2016)


A. Yaya, C.P. Ewels, J.K. Efavi, B. Agyei-Tuffour, K. Kan-Dapaah, B. Onwona-Agyeman, E.K.K. Abavare, A. Hassanali and P.R. Briddon

 "A study of polybromide chain formation using carbon nanomaterials via density functional theory approach"

Cogent Engineering (2016), 3: 126150


I. Leven, R. Guerra, A. Vanossi, E. Tosatti and O. Hod

“Multiwalled nanotube faceting unravelled”

Nature Nanotech. 11, 1082-1086 (2016)


S. S. Naghavi, M. Fabrizio, T. Qin and E. Tosatti

“Nanoscale orbital excitations and the infrared spectrum of a molecular Mott insulator: A15-Cs3C60

Nanoscale 8, 17483-17488 (2016)


D. Plašienka, R. Martoňák and E. Tosatti

“Creating new layered structures at high pressures: SiS2

Scientific Reports 6, 37694 (2016)


N. Manini, O.M. Braun, E. Tosatti and A. Vanossi

“Friction and nonlinear dynamics” 

J. Phys-Cond Matt. 28, 293001 (2016)


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

"Charge density wave surface phase slips and non-contact nanofriction" in No-nonsense Physicist : An Overview of Gabriele Giuliani's Work and Life, Eds. Polini, M., Vignale, G., Pellegrini, V., Jain, J.K.

(Springer, 2016) pp. 95-106 (invited article)


R. Requist, P. P. Baruselli, A. Smogunov, M. Fabrizio, S. Modesti and E. Tosatti

"Metallic, Magnetic and Molecular Nanocontacts"

Nature Nanotechnology 11, 499 (2016)


R. Guerra, E. Tosatti and A. Vanossi

"Slider Thickness Promotes Lubricity: from 2D Islands to 3D Clusters"

Nanoscale 8, 11108 (2016)


S.V. Paronuzzi Ticco , G. Fornasier, N. Manini, G.E. Santoro, E. Tosatti and A. Vanossi

"Subharmonic Shapiro steps of sliding colloidal monolayers in optical lattices"

J. Physics Cond. Matt. 28, 134006 (2016)


L. Del Re, M. Fabrizio and E. Tosatti

"Nonequilibrium and nonhomogeneous phenomena around a first-order quantum phase transition"

Phys. Rev. B 93,125131 (2016)


P. M. Sheverdyaeva, R. Requist, P. Moras, S. K. Mahatha, M. Papagno, L. Ferrari, E. Tosatti, and C. Carbone

"Energy-momentum mapping of d-derived Au(111) states in a thin film "

Phys. Rev. B 93, 035113 (2016)


F. Pellegrini, F. P. Landes, A. Laio, S. Prestipino and E. Tosatti

"Markov state modeling of sliding friction"

Phys. Rev. E 94, 053001 (2016)


A. Russomanno and E. G. Dalla Torre

"Kibble-Zurek scaling in periodically driven quantum systems"

Europhys. Lett. 115, 30006 (2016)


A. Russomanno, G. E. Santoro and R. Fazio

"Entanglement entropy in a periodically driven Ising chain"

J. Stat. Mech. 073101, (2016)


S. Sappati, A. Hassanali, R. Gebauer and P. Ghosh

"Nuclear quantum effects in a HIV/cancer inhibitor: The case of ellipticine"

J. Chem. Phys. 145, 205102 (2016)


A. Andreanov, A. Scardicchio and S. Torquato

"Extreme lattices: symmetries and decorrelation"

J. Stat. Mech. 113301 (2016)


A. Chandran, A. Pal, C. R. Laumann and A. Scardicchio

"Many-body localization beyond eigenstates in all dimensions"

Phys. Rev. B 94, 144203 (2016)


 M. Müller, A. A. Nersesyan

"Classical impurities and boundary Majorana zero modes in quantum chains"

Annals of Physics  372 (2016) 482 - 522


M. Žnidarič, A. Scardicchio and V. K. Varma

"Diffusive and Subdiffusive Spin Transport in the Ergodic Phase of a Many-Body Localizable System"

Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 040601 (2016)


M. C. Strinati, L. Mazza, M. Endres, D. Rossini, and R. Fazio 

"Destruction of string order after a quantum quench"

Phys. Rev. B  94, 024302  (2016)


V. Mukherjee, S. Montangero, and R. Fazio

"Local shortcut to adiabaticity for quantum many-body systems"

Phys. Rev. A 93, 062108   (2016)


S. Pilati and E. Fratini

"Ferromagnetism in a repulsive atomic Fermi gas with correlated disorder"

Phys. Rev. A 93, 051604(R) – (2016)


R. Gebauer, M. H. Cohen and R. Car

"A well-scaling natural orbital theory"

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 113, 12913 (2016)


M. Campisi, and R. Fazio

"The power of a critical heat engine"

Nature Communications 7, 11895  (2016)


A. De Luca and G. Mussardo

"Equilibration properties of classical integrable field theories"

J. Stat. Mech. 064011 (2016)


A. Biella, A. De Luca, J. Viti, D. Rossini, L. Mazza,  and R. Fazio 

"Energy transport between two integrable spin chains"

Phys. Rev. B  93, 205121  (2016)


M. Schiró, C. Joshi, M. Bordyuh, R. Fazio, J. Keeling, and H. E. Türeci

"Exotic Attractors of the Nonequilibrium Rabi-Hubbard Model"

Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 143603  (2016)


A. V. Parafilo, S. I. Kulinich, L. Y. Gorelik, M. N. Kiselev, R. I. Shekhter, and M. Jonson

"Spin-mediated Photomechanical Coupling of a Nanoelectromechanical Shuttle"

 Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 057202   (2016)


J. P. Jerico, F. P. Landes, M. Marsili, I. P. Castillo and V. Volpati

"When does inequality freeze an economy?"

J. Stat. Mech. 073402, (2016)


F. Iemini, D. Rossini, R. Fazio, S. Diehl and L. Mazza

"Dissipative topological superconductors in number-conserving systems"

 Phys. Rev. B  93, 115113   (2016)