Sun Group

Condensed Matter Theory

Publications

  1. Kai Sun
    News & Views Topological insulators: Topology and structural distortions,
    Nature Materials, 14, 262–263 (2015)
  2. T. C. Lubensky, C. L. Kane, Xiaoming Mao, A Souslov, Kai Sun
    Phonons and elasticity in critically coordinated lattices
    Arxiv preprint arXiv:1503.01324 (2015)
  3. Kai Sun, Krishna Kumar, Eduardo Fradkin
    A discretized Chern-Simons gauge theory on arbitrary graphs
    Arxiv Preprint arXiv:1502.00641 (2015)
  4. Yinghai Wu, J. K. Jain and Kai Sun
    Fractional Topological Phases in Generalized Hofstadter Bands with Arbitrary Chern Numbers,
    Physical Review B, 91, 041119(R) (2015)
  5. Sheng-Tao Wang, Dong-Ling Deng, Joel E. Moore, Kai Sun, Lu-Ming Duan
    Quantized electromagnetic response of three-dimensional chiral topological insulators
    Physical Review B 91, 035108 (2015)
  6. Sera Cremonini, Xi Dong, Junchen Rong, Kai Sun
    Holographic RG flows with nematic IR phases
    Arxiv preprint arXiv:1412.8638 (2014)
  7. Teoman Ozturk, Richard L. Field III, Yun Suk Eo, Steven Wolgast, Kai Sun, Cagliyan Kurdak
    Influence of Helical Spin Structure on the Magnetoresistance of an Ideal Topological Insulator
    Arxiv preprint arXiv:1412.1007 (2014)
  8. Yun Suk Eo, Steven Wolgast, Teoman Ozturk, Gang Li, Ziji Xiang, Colin Tinsman, Tomoya Asaba, Fan Yu, Benjamin Lawson, James W. Allen, Kai Sun, Lu Li, Cagliyan Kurdak, Dae-Jeong Kim, Zachary Fisk
    Hysteretic Magnetotransport in SmB6 at Low Magnetic Fields
    Arxiv preprint arXiv:1410.7430 (2014)
  9. Steven Wolgast, Yun Suk Eo, Gang Li, Ziji Xiang, Colin Tinsman, Tomoya Asaba, Ben Lawson, Fan Yu, J. W. Allen, Kai Sun, Lu Li, Cagliyan Kurdak, Dae-Jeong Kim, Zachary Fisk
    High-Field Magnetoresistance Measurements of the Surface States of Samarium Hexaboride using Corbino Structures
    Arxiv preprint arXiv:1409.8199 (2014)
  10. Dong-Ling Deng, Sheng-Tao Wang, Kai Sun, Lu-Ming Duan
    An experimental proposal to observe non-abelian statistics of Majorana-Shockley fermions in an optical lattice
    Arxiv preprint arXiv:1408.5653 (2014)
  11. Jing Tao, Kai Sun, Weiguo Yin, Yimei Zhu
    Resolving the pathway to electronic liquid crystal phases in La0.33Ca0.67MnO3
    Arxiv preprint arXiv:1403.7216 (2014)
  12. Krishna Kumar, Kai Sun, Eduardo Fradkin
    Chern-Simons theory of the magnetization plateaus of the spin-1/2 quantum XXZ Heisenberg model on Kagome Lattice
    Physical Review B 90, 174409 (2014)
  13. G. Li, Z. Xiang, F. Yu, T. Asaba, B. Lawson, P. Cai, C. Tinsman, A. Berkley, S. Wolgast, Y. S. Eo, Dae-Jeong Kim, C. Kurdak, J. W. Allen, Kai Sun, X. H. Chen, Y. Y. Wang, Z. Fisk, Lu Li,
    Two-dimensional Fermi surfaces in Kondo insulator SmB6
    Science 346, 1208-1212 (2014)
  14. J. D. Denlinger, J. W. Allen, J.-S. Kang, K. Sun, J.-W. Kim, J.H. Shim, B. I. Min, Dae-Jeong Kim, Z. Fisk
    Temperature Dependence of Linked Gap and Surface State Evolution in the Mixed Valent Topological Insulator SmB6,
    Arxiv preprint arXiv:1312.6637 (2013)
  15. Jonathan D. Denlinger, James W. Allen, Jeong-Soo Kang, Kai Sun, Byung-Il Min, Dae-Jeong Kim, Zachary Fisk
    SmB6 Photoemission: Past and Present,
    SCES2013 proceedings. Arxiv preprint arXiv:1312.6636 (2013)
  16. Mengxing Ye, J. W. Allen and Kai Sun
    Topological crystalline Kondo insulators and universal topological surface states of SmB6,
    Arxiv preprint arXiv:1307.7191 (2013)
  17. Steven Wolgast, Cagliyan Kurdak, Kai Sun, J. W. Allen, Dae-Jeong Kim and Zachary Fisk,
    Low-temperature surface conduction in the Kondo insulator SmB6,
    Phys. Rev. B 88, 180405(R)(2013)
  18. Y.A. Ying, N.E. Staley, Y. Xin, K. Sun, X. Cai, D. Fobes, T. Liu, Z.Q. Mao, and Y. Liu,
    Enhanced spin-triplet superconductivity near dislocations in Sr2Ruo4,
    Nature Communications 4, 2596 (2013).
  19. Sriram Ganeshan, Kai Sun and S. Das Sarma,
    Topological Zero-Energy Modes in Gapless Commensurate Aubry-André-Harper Models,
    Physical Review Letters 110, 180403(2013).
  20. Christopher N. Varney, Kai Sun, Victor Galitski and Marcos Rigol,
    Quantum phases of hard-core bosons in a frustrated honeycomb lattice,
    New Journal of Physics 14, 115028 (2012)
  21. Shuo Yang, Zheng-Cheng Gu, Kai Sun and S. Das Sarma,
    Topological flat band models with arbitrary Chern numbers,
    Phys. Rev. B 86, 241112(R) (2012)
  22. Ying-Hai Wu, J. K. Jain and Kai Sun,
    Adiabatic Continuity Between Hofstadter and Chern Insulators,
    Physical Review B 86, 165129 (2012)
  23. J. Radic, A. Di Ciolo, Kai Sun, and V. Galitski,
    Exotic Quantum Spin Models in Spin-Orbit-Coupled Mott Insulators,
    Physical Review Letters, 109, 085303 (2012).
  24. X. Wang, L.S. Bishop, JP Kestner, E. Barnes, K. Sun, and S.D. Sarma,
    Composite Pulses for Robust Universal Control of Singlet-Triplet Qubits,
    Nature Communications 3, 997 (2012).
  25. Kai Sun, Anton Souslov, Xiaoming Mao and T. C. Lubensky,
    Isostaticity, auxetic response, surface modes, and conformal invariance in twisted kagome lattices,
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109, 12369 (2012).
    Highlighted as "From the Cover". See accompanying Commentary: Topological soft matter: Kagome lattices with a twist by Vincenzo Vitelli, PNAS 109, 12266 (2012)
  26. Shuo Yang, Kai Sun, and S. Das Sarma,
    Quantum Phases of Disordered Flatband Lattice Fractional Quantum Hall Systems,
    Physical Review B 85, 205124 (2012)
  27. Maxim Dzero, Kai Sun, Piers Coleman, and Victor Galitski,
    Theory of Topological Kondo Insulators,
    Physical Review B 85, 045130 (2012).
  28. Kai Sun, W. Vincent Liu, Andreas Hemmerich, and S. Das Sarma,
    Topological Semimetal in a Fermionic Optical Lattice,
    Nature Physics 8, 67 (2012).
  29. Christopher N. Varney, Kai Sun, Marcos Rigol, and Victor Galitski,
    Topological Phase Transitions for Interacting Finite Systems,
    Physical Review B 84, 241105 (2011).
  30. Christopher N. Varney, Kai Sun, Victor Galitski, and Marcos Rigol,
    Kaleidoscope of Exotic Quantum Phases in a Frustrated XY Model,
    Physical Review Letters 107, 077201 (2011).
    See accompanying viewpoint: Quantum liquids move to a higher dimension by Tameem Albash and Stephan Haas, Physics 4, 62 (2011).
  31. D. N. Sheng, Zheng-Cheng Gu, Kai Sun, and L. Sheng,
    Fractional Quantum Hall Effect in the Absence of Landau Levels,
    Nature Communications 2, 389 (2011)
  32. Kai Sun, Zhengcheng Gu, Hosho Katsura, and S. Das Sarma,
    Nearly Flatbands with Nontrivial Topology,
    Physical Review Letters 106, 236803 (2011).
    See accompanying viewpoint: Fractional quantum Hall effect without Landau levels, by Rahul Roy and Shivaji L. Sondhi, Physics 4, 46 (2011).
  33. Christopher N. Varney, Kai Sun, Marcos Rigol, and Victor Galitski,
    Interaction Effects and Quantum Phase Transitions in Topological Insulators,
    Physical Review B 82, 115125 (2010).
  34. Kai Sun, Congjun Wu, and S. Das Sarma,
    Spontaneous Inhomogeneous Phases in Ultracold Dipolar Fermi Gases,
    Physical Review B 82, 075105 (2010).
  35. Kai Sun, Erhai Zhao, and W. Vincent Liu,
    Topological Phases of Dipolar Particles in Elongated Wannier Orbitals,
    Physical Review Letters 104, 165303 (2010).
  36. Maxim Dzero, Kai Sun, Victor Galitski, and Piers Coleman,
    Topological Kondo Insulators,
    Physical Review Letters 104, 106408 (2010).
  37. Kai Sun, Michael J. Lawler, and Eun-Ah Kim,
    Spin-Charge Interplay in Electronic Liquid Crystals: Fluctuating Spin Stripe Driven by Charge Nematic Ordering,
    Physical Review Letters 104, 106405 (2010).
  38. Meng Cheng, Kai Sun, Victor Galitski, and S. Das Sarma,
    Stable Topological Superconductivity in a Family of Two-Dimensional Fermion Models,
    Physical Review B 81, 024504 (2010).
  39. Kai Sun, Hong Yao, Eduardo Fradkin, and Steven A. Kivelson,
    Topological Insulators and Nematic Phases from Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in 2d Fermi Systems with a Quadratic Band Crossing,
    Physical Review Letters 103, 046811 (2009).
  40. M. Fregoso Benjamin, Sun Kai, Fradkin Eduardo, and L. Lev Benjamin,
    Biaxial Nematic Phases in Ultracold Dipolar Fermi Gases,
    New Journal of Physics 11, 103003 (2009).
  41. Kai Sun and Eduardo Fradkin,
    Time-Reversal Symmetry Breaking and Spontaneous Anomalous Hall Effect in Fermi Fluids,
    Physical Review B 78, 245122 (2008).
  42. Kai Sun, Benjamin M. Fregoso, Michael J. Lawler, and Eduardo Fradkin,
    Fluctuating Stripes in Strongly Correlated Electron Systems and the Nematic-Smectic Quantum Phase Transition,
    Physical Review B 78, 085124 (2008).
  43. Congjun Wu, Kai Sun, Eduardo Fradkin, and Shou-Cheng Zhang,
    Fermi Liquid Instabilities in the Spin Channel,
    Physical Review B 75, 115103 (2007).
  44. Kai Sun, Xiao-Ming Mao, and Qi Ouyang,
    Social Influence in Small-World Networks,
    Chinese Physics 11, 1280 (2002).
  45. Xiao-Ming Mao, Kai Sun, and Qi Ouyang,
    Stochastic Resonance in a Financial Model,
    Chinese Physics 11, 1106 (2002).
  46. Kai Sun and Qi Ouyang,
    Microscopic Self-Organization in Networks,
    Physical Review E 64, 026111 (2001).
  47. Kai Sun and Qi Ouyang,
    Distance Distribution and Reliability of Small-World Networks,
    Chinese Physics Letters 18, 452 (2001).