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The Mystery of SmB6 : Topological or Strange Insulator?

January 30th, 2017

1. Consistency of Photoemission and Quantum Oscillations for Surface States of SmB6.
Authors: J. D. Denlinger, Sooyoung Jang, G. Li, L. Chen, B. J. Lawson, T. Asaba, C. Tinsman, F. Yu, Kai Sun, J. W. Allen, C. Kurdak, Dae-Jong Kim, Z. Fisk, Lu Li.

2. Low-temperature conducting state in two candidate topological Kondo insulators: SmB6 and Ce3Bi4Pt3
Authors: N. Wakeham, P. FS. Rosa, Y. Q. Wang, M. Kang, Z. Fisk. F. Ronning and J. D. Thompson.
Phys. Rev. B 94, 0351275 (2016)

3. Anomalous 3D bulk AC conduction within the Kondo gap of SmB6 single crystals.
Authors: N. J. Laurita, C. M. Morris, S. M. Koohpayeh, P. F. S. Rosa, W. A. Phelan, Z. Fisk, T. M. McQueen, N. P. Armitage.
arXiv:1608.03901, Phys. Rev. B 94, 165154 (2016)

4. Suppression of magnetic excitations near the surface of the topological Kondo insulator SmB6.
Authors: P. K. Biswas, M. Legner, G. Balakrishnan, M. Ciomaga Hatnean, M. R. Lees, D. McK. Paul, E. Pomjakushina, T. Prokscha, A. Suter, T. Neupert and Z. Salman.
arXiv:1701.00955, Phys. Rev. B 95, 020410(R) (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Piers Coleman, Rutgers.
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High Tc and the Materials Genome

January 30th, 2017

1. High-Pressure Hydrogen Sulfide from First Principles: A Strongly Anharmonic Phonon-Mediated Superconductor.
Authors: Ion Errea, Matteo Calandra, Chris J. Pickard, Joseph Nelson, Richard J. Needs, Yinwei Li, Hanyu Liu, Yunwei Zhang, Yanming Ma and Francesco Mauri.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 157004 (2015)

2. Perspective: Role of Structure Prediction in Materials Discovery and Design.
Authors: Richard J. Needs and Chris J. Pickard.
APL Materials 4, 053210 (2016)

Recommended with a commentary by Zachary Fisk (U. C. Irvine), Warren E. Pickett (U. C. Davis) and Joe. D. Thompson (Los Alamos).
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Topological meta-fluids

January 30th, 2017

1. Topological Acoustics.
Authors: Zhaoju Yang, Fei Gao, Xihang Shi, Xiao Lin, Zhen Gao, Yidong Chong, and Baile Zhang.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 114301 (2015)

2. Topological sound in active-liquid metamaterials.
Authors: Anton Souslov, Benjamin C. van Zuiden, Denis Bartolo, and Vincenzo Vitelli.
ArXiv: 1610.06873

Recommended with a commentary by M. Cristina Marchetti, Syracuse University.
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