Friday, November 13, 2009

Feedback time.

So, readers - any requests for particular topics, or hot tips on things I've missed?

8 comments:

Nathan said...

I would be interested in some discourse on the two Nature papers on QHE in ultraclean graphene...

sharat said...

I know what graphene is. But what is ultraclean graphene. I would also appreciate if you can elaborate the behaviour of electrons in graphene.

Paul said...

How do you feel about Rice's possible acquisition of Baylor?

Anonymous said...

I would be interested in hearing about quenching and frustration, and the highly nonequilibrium properties that result, be they in glasses or magnetic systems.

In particular, I have heard that some condensed matter theorist believe the solution to the problem of high-Tc superconductivity involves spin fluctuations, and that apparently, quenching and frustration are theorized to be important in this superconductivity.

It intrigues me that potentially, nonequilibrium phenomena can be interplayed with equilibrium (?) high-Tc superconducting phase diagrams, and I want to learn about this interplay and see if I really understand what is going on.

Ψ*Ψ said...

I'd love to hear a condensed matter physicist's perspective on organic semiconductors :)

Doug Natelson said...

Thanks for the suggestions - I'll see about whipping up something.

Paul - My response is, "At what cost?" I can understand the appeal. I also know that the Baylor finances look very problematic.

Anonymous said...

Here's another suggestion. Maybe you can explain the idea behind the Dirac strings give rise to the magnetic monopoles in those weird, long-named, materials.

gs said...

As it is, the blog keeps me coming back. I appreciate your efforts.

It's too bad that more people in your field don't blog.

Perhaps the Condensed Matter Journal Club belongs in your blogroll?

What about doing email interviews? Is there a level of material not covered by conventional papers, reviews, and invited talks?