@article {ISI:000467473500012,
title = {Imaging topology of Hofstadter ribbons},
journal = {New J. Phys.},
volume = {21},
year = {2019},
month = {MAY 8},
pages = {053021},
publisher = {IOP PUBLISHING LTD},
type = {Article},
abstract = {Physical systems with non-trivial topological order find direct applications in metrology (Klitzing et al 1980 Phys. Rev. Lett. 45 494-7) and promise future applications in quantum computing (Freedman 2001 Found. Comput. Math. 1 183-204; Kitaev 2003 Ann. Phys. 303 2-30). The quantum Hall effect derives from transverse conductance, quantized to unprecedented precision in accordance with the system{\textquoteright}s topology (Laughlin 1981 Phys. Rev. B 23 5632-33). At magnetic fields beyond the reach of current condensed matter experiment, around 10(4)T, this conductance remains precisely quantized with values based on the topological order (Thouless et al 1982 Phys. Rev. Lett. 49 405-8). Hitherto, quantized conductance has only been measured in extended 2D systems. Here, we experimentally studied narrow 2D ribbons, just 3 or 5 sites wide along one direction, using ultracold neutral atoms where such large magnetic fields can be engineered (Jaksch and Zoller 2003 New J. Phys. 5 56; Miyake et al 2013 Phys. Rev. Lett. 111 185302; Aidelsburger et al 2013 Phys. Rev. Lett. 111 185301; Celi et al 2014 Phys. Rev. Lett. 112 043001; Stuhl et al 2015 Science 349 1514; Mancini et al 2015 Science 349 1510; An et al 2017 Sci. Adv. 3). We microscopically imaged the transverse spatial motion underlying the quantized Hall effect. Our measurements identify the topological Chern numbers with typical uncertainty of 5\%, and show that although band topology is only properly defined in infinite systems, its signatures are striking even in nearly vanishingly thin systems.},
keywords = {quantum Hall effect, quantum simulation, quantum transport, ultracold atoms},
issn = {1367-2630},
doi = {10.1088/1367-2630/ab165b},
author = {Genkina, Dina and Aycock, Lauren M. and Lu, I, Hsin- and Lu, Mingwu and Pineiro, Alina M. and Spielman, I. B.}
}
@article {ISI:000395511400052,
title = {Brownian motion of solitons in a Bose-Einstein condensate},
journal = {PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA},
volume = {114},
number = {10},
year = {2017},
month = {MAR 7},
pages = {2503-2508},
abstract = {We observed and controlled the Brownian motion of solitons. We launched solitonic excitations in highly elongated Rb-87 Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) and showed that a dilute background of impurity atoms in a different internal state dramatically affects the soliton. With no impurities and in one dimension (1D), these solitons would have an infinite lifetime, a consequence of integrability. In our experiment, the added impurities scatter off the much larger soliton, contributing to its Brownian motion and decreasing its lifetime. We describe the soliton{\textquoteright}s diffusive behavior using a quasi-1D scattering theory of impurity atoms interacting with a soliton, giving diffusion coefficients consistent with experiment.

},
issn = {0027-8424},
doi = {10.1073/pnas.1615004114},
author = {Aycock, Lauren M. and Hurst, Hilary M. and Efimkin, Dmitry K. and Genkina, Dina and Lu, Hsin-I and Galitski, Victor M. and Ian B Spielman}
}