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Non-Fermi Liquid Phases and Intertwined Orders in Semimetals with Quadratic Band-Touching

July 31st, 2014

1) Non-Fermi liquid and topological states with strong spin-orbit coupling
Authors: E-G. Moon, C. Xu, Y. B. Kim, and L. Balents
Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 206401 (2013)

2) Superconductivity on the brink of spin-charge order in doped honeycomb bilayer
Authors: O. Vafek, J. M. Murry, and V. Cvetkovic
Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 147002 (2014)

3) Excitonic and superconducting orders from repulsive interaction on the doped honeycomb bilayer
Authors: J. M. Murray and O. Vafek
Phys. Rev. B 89, 205119 (2014)

Recommended with a commentary by S. A. Kivelson, Stanford University
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Confined Active Matter

July 31st, 2014

1) Aggregation and Segregation of Confined Active Particles
Authors: Xingbo Yang, M. Lisa Manning, M. Cristina Marchetti
arXiv:1403.0697, Soft Matter (2014)

2) Dynamics of Self-Propelled Particles Under Strong Confinement
Authors: Yaouen Fily, Aparna Baskaran, Michael F. Hagan
arXiv:1402.5583, Soft Matter, 10, 5609-5617 (2014)

Recommended with a commentary by Charles Reichhardt and Cynthia Reichhardt, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
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High Magnetic Fields Reveal Evidence for a Quantum Critical Point in Iron Pnictides

July 31st, 2014

Transport near a quantum critical point in BaFe2(As1-xPx)2
Authors: James G. Analytis, H-H. Kuo, Ross D. McDonald, Mark Wartenbe, P.M.C. Rourke, N. E. Hussey, and I. R. Fisher
Nature Physics 10, 194–197 (2014)

Recommended with a commentary by Qimiao Si, Rice University.
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