Guelph Quantum Materials Group
Recent Publications (2005-2017):

2017

  • Klein tunnelling in the alpha-T3 model
    E. Illes and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. B 95, 235432 (2017), 8 pages, [pdf]

  • Spectroscopic evidence of a new energy scale for superconductivity in H3S
    F. Capitani, B. Langerome, J.-B. Brubach, P. Roy, A. Drozdov, M.I. Eremets, E.J. Nicol, J.P. Carbotte, and T. Timusk,
    Nature Physics, advance publication online doi:10.1038/nphys4156
    arXiv:1612.06732

2016

  • Analytic Evaluation of Kane fermion magneto-optics in two and three dimensions
    J.D. Malcolm and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. B 94, 224305 (2016), 10 pages, [pdf]

  • Magnetic properties of the alpha-T3 model: magneto-optical conductivity and the Hofstadter butterfly
    E. Illes and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. B 94, 125435 (2016), 13 pages, [pdf]

  • Frequency-dependent polarizability, plasmons, and screening in the 2D pseudospin-1 dice lattice
    J.D. Malcolm and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. B 93, 165433 (2016), 7 pages, [pdf]

  • Optical and transport properties in 3D Dirac and Weyl semimetals
    C.J. Tabert, J.P. Carbotte and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. B 93, 085426 (2016), 18 pages, [pdf]

2015

  • Hall quantization and optical conductivity evolution with variable Berry phase in alpha-T3 model
    E. Illes, J.P. Carbotte and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. B 92, 245410 (2015), 9 pages, [pdf]

  • Magneto-optics of massless Kane fermions: Role of the flat band and unusual Berry phase
    J.D. Malcolm and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. B 92, 035118 (2015), 4 pages, [pdf]

  • Comparison of pressurized sulfur hydride with conventional superconductors
    E.J. Nicol and J.P. Carbotte,
    Phys. Rev. B 91, 220507(R) (2015), 4 pages, [pdf]

  • Magnetic properties of Dirac fermions in a buckled honeycomb lattice
    C.J. Tabert, J.P. Carbotte and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. B 91, 035423 (2015), 15 pages, [pdf]

2014

  • Magneto-optics of general pseudospin-s two-dimensional Dirac-Weyl fermions
    J.D. Malcolm and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. B 90, 035405 (2014), 14 pages, [pdf]

  • Dynamical polarization, plasmons and screening in silicene and other buckled honeycomb lattices
    C.J. Tabert and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. B 89, 195410 (2014), 9 pages, [pdf]
    Selected as an Editor's Suggestion

2013

  • Magneto-optical conductivity of silicene and other buckled honeycomb lattices
    C.J. Tabert and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. B 88, 085434 (2013), 10 pages, [pdf]

  • AC/DC spin and valley Hall effects in silicene and germanene
    C.J. Tabert and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. B 87, 235426 (2013), 7 pages, [pdf]

  • Valley-spin polarization in the magneto-optical response of silicene and other similar 2D crystals
    C.J. Tabert and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 197402 (2013), 5 pages, [pdf]

  • Optical conductivity of twisted bilayer graphene
    C.J. Tabert and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. B 87, 121402(R) (2013), 5 pages, [pdf]

2012

  • Optical signatures of the tunable band gap and valley-spin coupling in silicene
    L. Stille, C.J. Tabert, and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. B 86, 195405 (2012), 10 pages, [pdf]

  • Dynamical conductivity of AA-stacked bilayer graphene
    C.J. Tabert and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. B 86, 075439 (2012), 12 pages, [pdf]

  • Emergence of plasmaronic structure in the near field optical response of graphene
    J.P. Carbotte, J.P.F. LeBlanc, and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. B 85, 201411(R) (2012), 5 pages, [pdf]

  • Magneto-optical conductivity in graphene including electron-phonon coupling
    A. Pound, J. P. Carbotte, and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. B 85, 125422 (2012), 22 pages, [pdf]

2011

  • Effect of electron-phonon coupling on energy and density of states renormalizations of dynamically screened graphene
    J.P.F. LeBlanc, J. P. Carbotte, and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. B 84, 165448 (2011), 11 pages, [pdf]

  • Electron pockets and pseudogap Dirac point in underdoped cuprate superconductors
    K.A.G. Fisher, E.J. Nicol, and J. P. Carbotte,
    Europhys. Lett. 95, 47008 (2011), 6 pages, [pdf]

  • Effects of electron-phonon coupling on Landau levels in graphene
    A. Pound, J. P. Carbotte, and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. B 84, 085125 (2011), 14 pages, [pdf]

  • Carbon-based superconductors
    E.J. Nicol,
    Physics in Canada 67, 78 (2011), 4 pages

  • Phonon structures in the electronic density of states of graphene in magnetic field
    A. Pound, J. P. Carbotte, and E.J. Nicol,
    Europhys. Lett. 94, 57006 (2011), 6 pages, [pdf]

  • Effects of a particle-hole asymmetric pseudogap on Bogoliubov quasiparticles
    J.P.F. LeBlanc, J. P. Carbotte, and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. B 83, 184506 (2011), 5 pages, [pdf]

  • Optical properties of the pseudogap state in underdoped cuprates
    A. Pound, J. P. Carbotte, and E.J. Nicol,
    Eur. Phys. J. B 81, 69 (2011), 9 pages

2010

  • Specific heat across the superconducting dome in the cuprates
    A.J.H. Borne, J. P. Carbotte, and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. B 82, 094523 (2010), 8 pages, [pdf]

  • Signature of pseudogap formation in the density of states of underdoped cuprates
    A.J.H. Borne, J. P. Carbotte, and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. B 82, 024521 (2010), 11 pages, [pdf]

  • Signatures of Fermi surface reconstruction in Raman spectra of underdoped cuprates
    J.P.F. LeBlanc, J. P. Carbotte, and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. B 81, 064504 (2010), 12 pages, [pdf]

  • Effect of pseudogap formation on the penetration depth of underdoped high Tc cuprates
    J.P. Carbotte, K.A.G. Fisher, J.P.F. LeBlanc, and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. B 81,014522 (2010), 13 pages, [pdf]

  • Effect of electron-phonon interaction on spectroscopies in graphene
    J.P. Carbotte, E.J. Nicol, S.G. Sharapov,
    Phys. Rev. B 81,045419 (2010), 19 pages, [pdf]

2009

  • Specific heat of underdoped cuprates: RVB versus Fermi arcs
    J.P.F. LeBlanc, E.J. Nicol and J.P. Carbotte,
    Phys. Rev. B 80, 060505(R) (2009), 4 pages, [pdf]

  • Phonon spectroscopy through the electronic density of states in graphene
    E.J. Nicol and J.P. Carbotte,
    Phys. Rev. B 80, 081415(R) (2009), 4 pages, [pdf]

  • Non-BCS behavior of optical properties across the cuprate phase diagram
    E. Illes, E.J. Nicol and J.P. Carbotte,
    Phys. Rev. B 79, 100505(R) (2009), 4 pages [pdf]

2008

  • Signatures of superconducting gap inhomogeneities in optical properties
    J.P.F. LeBlanc, E.J. Nicol and J.P. Carbotte,
    Phys. Rev. B 78, 094513 (2008) [pdf]
    Figure selected for PRB webpage Kaleidescope.

  • The unusual thickness dependence of superconductivity in alpha-MoGe thin films ,
    H. Tashiro, J.M. Graybeal, D.B. Tanner, E.J. Nicol, J.P. Carbotte and G.L. Carr,
    Phys. Rev. B 78, 014509 (2008), 6 pages, [pdf]
    Selected as an Editor's Suggestion

  • Optical self-energy of superconducting Pb in the THz region,
    T. Mori, E.J. Nicol, S. Shiizuka, K. Kuniyasu, T. Nojima, N. Toyota and J.P. Carbotte,
    Phys. Rev. B 77, 174515 (2008), 6 pages, [pdf]
    Selected as an Editor's Suggestion

  • Optical conductivity of bilayer graphene with and without an asymmetry gap,
    E.J. Nicol and J.P. Carbotte,
    Phys. Rev. B 77, 155409 (2008), 11 pages, [pdf]

2007

  • Conductance characteristics between a normal metal and a two-band superconductor carrying a supercurrent,
    V. Lukic and E.J. Nicol,
    Phys. Rev. B 76, 144508 (2007), 8 pages, [pdf]

  • High energy scales in the optical self-energy of the cuprate superconductors,
    J. Hwang, E.J. Nicol, T. Timusk, A. Knigavko, and J.P. Carbotte,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 207002 (2007), 4 pages, [pdf]

  • Two-band superconductor-normal metal point contact junction with a transverse current,
    V. Lukic and E.J. Nicol,
    Physica C 460-462, 1325-1326 (2007)

2006

  • Effect of gap suppression by the superfluid current on the nonlinear microwave response of d-wave superconductors,
    E.J. Nicol and J.P. Carbotte,
    Phys. Rev. B 73, 174510 (2006), 7 pages, [pdf]

  • Nonlinear current response of one- and two-band superconductors,
    E.J. Nicol, J.P. Carbotte and D.J. Scalapino,
    Phys. Rev. B 73, 014521 (2006) 9 pages, [pdf]

2005

  • Theory of the critical current in two-band superconductors with application to MgB2,
    E.J. Nicol and J.P. Carbotte,
    Phys. Rev. B 72, 014520 (2005) 12 pages, [pdf]

  • Properties of the superconducting state in a two-band model,
    E.J. Nicol and J.P. Carbotte,
    Phys. Rev. B 71, 054501 (2005) 18 pages, [pdf]

  • Optical response for the d-density wave model,
    B. Valenzuela, E.J. Nicol and J.P. Carbotte,
    Phys. Rev. B 71, 134503 (2005) 13 pages, [pdf]


Supported by NSERC