## Department of Physics Papers

#### Papers from 2009

Calibration of Tethered Particle Motion Experiments, Lin Han, Bertrand H. Lui, Seth Blumberg, John F. Beausang, Philip C. Nelson, and Rob Phillips

Quasi-Two-Dimensional Diffusion of Single Ellipsoids: Aspect Ratio and Confinement Effects, Yilong Han, Ahmed Alsayed, Maurizio Nobili, and Arjun G. Yodh

Possible Orientationally Ordered States of Bucky-Cubane, A. Brooks Harris

Distribution Functions in Percolation Problems, Hans-Karl Janssen and Olaf Stenull

Renormalized Field Theory of Collapsing Directed Randomly Branched Polymers, Hans-Karl Janssen, Frank Wevelsiep, and Olaf Stenull

Galaxy-CMB and Galaxy-Galaxy Lensing on Large Scales: Sensitivity to Primordial Non-Gaussianity, Donghui Jeong, Eiichiro Komatsu, and Bhuvnesh Jain

Extrinsic Curvature, Geometric Optics, and Lamellar Order on Curved Substrates, Randall D. Kamien, David R. Nelson, Christian D. Santangelo, and Vincenzo Vitelli

Electric-Field Control of a Magnetic Phase Transition in Ni_{3}V_{2}O_{8}, Parashu R. Kharel, Chandran Sudakar, Ambesh V. Dixit, A. Brooks Harris, Ratna Naik, and Gavin J. Lawes

Mach's Holographic Principle, Justin Khoury and Maulik Parikh

*N*-body simulations of DGP and degravitation theories, Justin Khoury and Mark Wyman

Fluctuating Hydrodynamics and Microrheology of a Dilute Suspension of Swimming Bacteria, A W.C. Lau and Thomas C. Lubensky

Comparison of Low-Amplitude Oscillatory Shear in Experimental and Computational Studies of Model Foams, Micah Lundberg, Kapilanjan Krishan, Ning Xu, Corey S. O'Hern, and Michael Dennin

Photoluminescence and Band Gap Modulation in Graphene Oxide, Zhengtang Luo, Patrick Vora, Eugene J. Mele, A.T. Charlie Johnson Jr., and James M. Kikkawa

Soft Random Solids and Their Heterogeneous Elasticity, Xiaoming Mao, Paul M. Goldbart, Xiangjun Xing, and Annette Zippelius

Spherical Collapse and Cluster Counts in Modified Gravity Models, Matthew C. Martino, Hans F. Stabenau, and Ravi K. Sheth

Helical Nanofilaments and the High Chiralty Limit of Smectics A, Elisabetta A. Matsumoto, Gareth P. Alexander, and Randal D. Kamien

Elastic-Instability Triggered Pattern Formation, Elisabetta A. Matsumoto and Randall D. Kamien

Evidence for Large Electric Polarization From Collinear Magnetism in TmMnO_{3}, Vladimir Y. Pomjakushin, Michel Kenzelmann, Andreas Dönni, A. Brooks Harris, Taro Nakajima, Setsuo Mitsuda, Makoto Tachibana, Lukas Keller, Joël Mesot, Hideaki Kitazawa, and Eiji Takayama-Muromachi

Flat 3-brane with Tension in Cascading Gravity, Claudia de Rham, Justin Khoury, and Andrew Tolley

Nonlinear Evolution of ƒ(*R*) Cosmologies. III. Halo Statistics, Fabian Schmidt, Marcos Lima, Hiroaki Oyaizu, and Wayne Hu

Large Scale Structure and Galaxies, Ravi K. Sheth

Stripes, Zigzags, and Slow Dynamics in Buckled Hard Spheres, Yair Shokef and Thomas C. Lubensky

Normal modes in model jammed systems in three dimensions, Leonardo E. Silbert, Andrea J. Liu, and Sidney R. Nagel

Non-Gaussian Signatures from the Postinflationary Early Universe, Alessandra Silvestri and Mark Trodden

Elasticity and Response in Nearly Isostatic Periodic Lattices, Anton Souslov, Andrea J. Liu, and Tom C. Lubensky

First-Principles Calculation of DNA Looping in Tethered Particle Experiments, Kevin Towles, John Beausang, Hernan Garcia, Rob Phillips, and Philip C. Nelson

Equivalence of Glass Transition and Colloidal Glass Transition in the Hard-Sphere Limit, Ning Xu, Thomas K. Haxton, Andrea J. Liu, and Sidney R. Nagel

Energy Transport in Jammed Sphere Packings, Ning Xu, Vincenzo Vitelli, Matthieu Wyart, Andrea J. Liu, and Sidney R. Nagel

Irreversible Rearrangements, Correlated Domains, and Local Structure in Aging Glasses, Peter Yunker, Zexin Zhang, Kevin B. Aptowicz, and Arjun G. Yodh

Casimir Interactions Between Scatterers in Metallic Carbon Nanotubes, Dina Zhabinskaya and Eugene J. Mele

#### Papers from 2008

Effective Temperatures and Activated Dynamics for a Two-Dimensional Air-Driven Granular System on Two Approaches to Jamming, Adam Ross Abate and Douglas J. Durian

Smectic-*A* Elastomers with Weak Director Anchoring, J. M. Adams, Mark Warner, Olaf Stenull, and Thomas C. Lubensky

Twirling of Actin by Myosins II and V Observed via Polarized TIRF in a Modiﬁed Gliding Assay, John F. Beausang, Harry W. Schroeder III, Philip C. Nelson, and Yale E. Goldman

Nonperturbative Yukawa Couplings from String Instantons, Ralph Blumenhagen, Mirjam Cvetič, Dieter Lüst, Robert Richter, and Timo Weigand

Non-Gaussianities in New Ekpyrotic Cosmology, Evgeny I. Buchbinder, Justin Khoury, and Burt A. Ovrut

Frequency-Dependent Fluctuation-Dissipation Relations in Granular Gases, Guy Bunin, Yair Shokef, and Dov Levine

Multiple Species of Noninteracting Molecules Adsorbed on a Bethe Lattice, Michael Cohen and A. Brooks Harris

Multiple Species of Noninteracting Molecules Adsorbed on a Bethe Lattice, Michael Cohen and A. Brooks Harris

*D*-Instanton Generated Dirac Neutrino Masses, Mirjam Cvetič and Paul Langacker

Gravity Trapping on a Finite Thickness Domain Wall: An Analytic Study, Mirjam Cvetič and Marko Robnik

Warped Resolved *L ^{a,b,c}* Cones, Mirjam Cvetič and J. F. Vázquez-Poritz

Hierarchies from D-brane Instantons in Globally Defined Calabi-Yau Orientifolds, Mirjam Cvetič and Timo Weigand

Electron Beam Nanosculpting of Suspended Graphene Sheets, Michael D. Fischbein and Marija Drndić

Superconducting Proximity Effect and Majorana Fermions at the Surface of a Topological Insulator, Liang Fu and Charles L. Kane

Statistics of Bubble Rearrangement Dynamics in a Coarsening Foam, Alex Gittings and Douglas J. Durian

Teaching About Fluids, Jerry P. Gollub

Order Parameters and Phase Diagram of Multiferroic *R*Mn_{2}O_{5}, A. Brooks Harris, Amnon Aharony, and Ora Entin-Wohlman

Order Parameters and Phase Diagrams of Multiferroics, A. Brooks Harris, Amnon Aharony, and Ora Entin-Wohlman

Order Parameters and Phase Diagram of Multiferroic *R*Mn_{2}O_{5}, A. Brooks Harris, Amnon Aharony, and Ora Entin-Wohlman

Effect of Inversion Symmetry on the Incommensurate Order in Multiferoic *R*Mn_{2}O_{5} (*R* = Rare Earth), A. Brooks Harris, M. Kenzelmann, Amnon Aharony, and Ora Entin-Wohlman

Effect of Inversion Symmetry on the Incommensurate Order in Multiferroic *R*Mn_{2}O_{5} (*R*=rare earth), A. Brooks Harris, Michel Kenzelmann, Amnon Aharony, and Ora Entin-Wohlman

Observational Tests of Modified Gravity, Bhuvnesh Jain and Pengjie Zhang

Field Theory of Directed Percolation with Long-Range Spreading, Hans-Karl Janssen and Olaf Stenull

Comment on "Ferroelectricity in Spiral Magnets", M. Kenzelmann and A. Brooks Harris

Comment on "Ferroelectricity in Spiral Magnets", Michel Kenzelmann and A. Brooks Harris

Spiral Spin Structures and Origin of the Magnetoelectric Coupling in YMn_{2}O_{5}, JungHwa Kim, Seunghun Lee, Sungil Park, Michel Kenzelmann, A. Brooks Harris, Jürg Schefer, Jaeho Chung, Charles F. Majkrzak, Masayasu Takeda, Shuichi Wakimoto, Soonyong Park, Sangwook Cheong, Masaaki Matsuda, Hisamichi Kimura, Yukio Noda, and Kazuhisa Kakurai

Nonradiative Recombination of Excitons in Carbon Nanotubes Mediated by Free Charge Carriers, Jesse M. Kinder and Eugene J. Mele

The Role of Microtubule Movement in Bidirectional Organelle Transport, Igor M. Kulic, André E.X Brown, Hwajin Kim, Comert Kural, Benjamin Blehm, Paul R. Selvin, Philip C. Nelson, and Vladimir I. Gelfand

Reversible Plastic Events in Amorphous Materials, Micah Lundberg, Kapilanjan Krisham, Ning Xu, Corey S. O'Hern, and Michael Dennin

Carbon Nanotubes in Helically Modulated Potentials, P. J. Michalski and Eugene J. Mele

Geometrical Frustration in Two Dimensions: Idealizations and Realizations of a Hard-Disk Fluid in Negative Curvature, Carl D. Modes and Randall Kamien

Projectile Interactions in Granular Impact Cratering, E. L. Nelson, Hiroaki Katsuragi, Patrick Mayor, and Douglas J. Durian

Dynamic Topology in Spatiotemporal Chaos, Nicholas T. Ouellette and Jerry P. Gollub

Detecting Topological Features of Chaotic Fluid Flow, Nicholas T. Ouellette and Jerry P. Gollub

Transport of Finite-Sized Particles in Chaotic Flow, Nicholas T. Ouellette, P.J. J. O'Malley, and Jerry P. Gollub

Motion of the Acoustic Peak in the Correlation Function, Robert E. Smith, Román Scoccimarro, and Ravi K. Sheth

Analytic Model for the Bispectrum of Galaxies in Redshift Space, Robert E. Smith, Ravi K. Sheth, and Román Scoccimarro

Anomalous Elasticity in Nematic and Smectic Elastomer Tubule Phases, Olaf Stenull

Smectic-*C* Tilt Under Shear in Smectic-*A* Elastomers, Olaf Stenull, Thomas C. Lubensky, J. M. Adams, and Mark Warner

Theory of High-Force DNA Stretching and Overstretching, Cornelis Storm and Philip C. Nelson

Energy of *K*-Momentum Dark Excitons in Carbon Nanotubes by Optical Spectroscopy, Omar N. Torrens, Ming Zheng, and James M. Kikkawa

Casimir Effect for Massless Fermions in One Dimension: A Force-Operator Approach, Dina Zhabinskaya, Jesse M. Kinder, and Eugene J. Mele

#### Papers from 2007

Topological Persistence and Dynamical Heterogeneities Near Jamming, Adam Ross Abate and Douglas Durian

Avalanche Statistics and Time-Resolved Grain Dynamics for a Driven Heap, Adam Ross Abate, Hiroaki Katsuragi, and Douglas J. Durian

Spatially Heterogeneous Dynamics in a Granular System Near Jamming, A. R. Abate and Douglas J. Durian

Evaluating Dark Energy Probes Using Multidimensional Dark Energy Parameters, Andreas Albrecht and Gary Bernstein

Comparing Flow Thresholds and Dynamics for Oscillating and Inclined Granular Layers, Sebastien Aumaitre, Conor Puls, Jim N. McElwaine, and Jerry P. Gollub

Standardized Platform for Coregistration of Noncurrent Diffuse Optical and Magnetic Resonance Breast Images Obtained in Different Geometries, Fred S Azar, Kijoon Lee, Ali Khamene, Regine Choe, Alper Corlu, Soren D Konecky, Frank Sauer, and Arjun G. Yodh

DNA Looping Kinetics Analyzed Using Diffusive Hidden Markov Model, J F. Beausang, Chiara Zurla, Carlo Manzo, David Dunlap, Laura Finzi, and Philip C. Nelson

Elementary Simulation of Tethered Brownian Motion, John F. Beausang, Chiara Zurla, Laura Finzi, Luke Sullivan, and Philip C. Nelson

DNA Looping Kinetics Analyzed Using Diffusive Hidden Markov Model, John F. Beausang, Chiara Zurla, Carlo Manzo, David Dunlap, Laura Finzi, and Philip Nelson

Diﬀusive Hidden Markov Model Characterization of DNA Looping Dynamics in Tethered Particle Experiments, John Beausang and Philip C. Nelson

Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics of Dividing Cell Populations, Naama Brenner and Yair Shokef

New Ekpyrotic Cosmology, Evgeny I. Buchbinder, Justin Khoury, and Burt A. Ovrut

Fluctuations and Rheology in Active Bacterial Suspensions, Daniel T.N. Chen, Andy C.W. Lau, Lawrence A. Hough, Mohammad F. Islam, Mark Goulian, Thomas C. Lubensky, and Arjun G. Yodh

Computation of D-brane instanton induced superpotential couplings: Majorana masses from string theory, Mirjam Cvetič, Robert Richter, and Timo Weigand

Electric-Magnetic Duality and Deformations of Three-Dimensional Conformal Field Theories, Sebastian de Haro and Peng Gao

Shape and Erosion of Pebbles, Douglas Durian, H. Bideaud, P. Duringer, A. P. Schröder, and C. M. Marques

Novel Defect Structures in Nematic Liquid Crystal Shells, Alberto Fernández-Nieves, Vincenzo Vitelli, Andrew S. Utada, Darren R. Link, Manuel Márquez, David R. Nelson, and David A. Weitz

Comment on ‘‘Predicting Narrow States in the Spectrum of a Nucleus beyond the Proton Drip Line’’, H Terry Fortune and Rubby Sherr

Two-Proton Decay Energy and Width of ^{19}Mg(g.s.), H. Terry Fortune and Rubby Sherr

Topological Insulators with Inversion Symmetry, Liang Fu and Charles L. Kane

Topological Insulators in Three Dimensions, Liang Fu, Charles L. Kane, and Eugene J. Mele

Branching, Capping, and Severing in Dynamic Actin Structures, Anjay Gopinathan, Kun-Chun Lee, Jennifer Schwarz, and Andrea J. Liu

Perturbative Antibrane Potentials in Heterotic M Theory, James Gray, Andre Lukas, and Burt A. Ovrut

Flux, Gaugino Condensation, and Antibranes in Heteroic M Theory, James Gray, André Lukas, and Burt A. Ovrut

Landau Analysis of the Symmetry of the Magnetic Structure and Magnetoelectric Interaction in Multiferroics, A. Brooks Harris

Landau Analysis of the Symmetry of the Magnetic Structure and Magnetoelectric Interaction in Multiferroics, A. Brooks Harris

Monte Carlo Study of Crystalline Order and Defects on Weakly Curved Surfaces, Alexander Hexemer, Vincenzo Vitelli, Edward J. Kramer, and Glen H. Fredrickson

Why is Random Close Packing Reproducible?, Randal D. Kamien and Andrea J. Liu