Jianpeng Liu

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We exploit the power of microrheology to measure the viscoelasticity of entangled F-actin solutions at different length scales from 1 to 100 microm over a wide frequency range. We compare the behavior of single probe-particle motion to that of the correlated motion of two particles. By varying the average length of the filaments, we identify fluctuations(More)
We image semiflexible polymer networks under shear at the micrometer scale. By tracking embedded probe particles, we determine the local strain field, and directly measure its uniformity, or degree of affineness, on scales of 2-100 microm. The degree of nonaffine strain depends upon the polymer length and cross-link density, consistent with theoretical(More)
We study the evolution of conductance regimes in carbon nanotubes with doubly degenerate orbitals (shells) by controlling the contact transparency within the same sample. For sufficiently open contacts, Kondo behavior is observed for 1, 2, and 3 electrons in the topmost shell. As the contacts are opened more, the sample enters the "mixed valence" regime,(More)
We study adatom-covered single layers of CrSiTe_{3} and CrGeTe_{3} using first-principles calculations based on hybrid functionals. We find that the insulating ground state of a monolayer of La (Lu) deposited on single-layer CrSiTe_{3} (CrGeTe_{3}) carries spontaneously generated current loops around the Cr sites. These "flux states" induce(More)
We theoretically study the interplay between bulk Weyl electrons and magnetic topological defects, including magnetic domains, domain walls, and Z_{6} vortex lines, in the antiferromagnetic Weyl semimetals Mn_{3}Sn and Mn_{3}Ge with negative vector chirality. We argue that these materials possess a hierarchy of energy scales, which allows a description of(More)
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