Composite fermions meet Dirac

1.Is the composite fermion a Dirac particle?
Authors:Dam Thanh Son.

2.Dual Dirac liquid on the surface of the electron topological insulator.
Authors:Chong Wang and T. Senthil.

3.Particle-vortex duality of 2D Dirac fermion from electric-magnetic duality of 3D topological insulators.
Authors:Max A. Metlitski and Ashvin Vishwanath.

4.Half-filled Landau level, topological insulator surfaces, and 3D quantum spin liquids.
Authors:Chong Wang and T. Senthil.

5.The half-filled Landau level: the case for Dirac composite fermions.
Authors:Scott D. Geraedts, Michael P. Zaletel, Roger S. K. Mong, Max A. Metlitski, Ashvin Vishwanath, and Olexei I. Motrunich.

Recommended with a commentary by Jason Alicea, Caltech.
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Increasing Redundancy Exponentially Reduces Error Rates during Algorithmic Self-Assembly

Increasing Redundancy Exponentially Reduces Error Rates during Algorithmic Self-Assembly.
Authors:Rebecca Schulman, Christina Wright, and Erik Winfree.
ACS Nano 9,5760(2015)

Recommended with a commentary by Randall D.Kamien, University of Pennsylvania.
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The “Levelized” cost of electricity and perovskite photovoltaics

1.High-efficiency solution-processed perovskite solar cells with millimeter-scale grains.
Authors:Wanyi Nie, Hsinhan Tsai, Reza Asadpour, Jean-Christophe Blancon, Amanda J. Neukirch, Gautam Gupta, Jared J.Crochet, Manish Chhowalla, Sergei Tretiak, Muhammad A.Alam, Hsing-Lin Wang, Aditya D.Mohite1.
Science 347,522(2015)

2.Low trap-state density and long carrier diffusion in organolead trihalide perovskite single crystals.
Authors:Dong Shi, Valerio Adinolfi, Riccardo Comin, Mingjian Yuan, Erkki Alarousu, Andrei Buin, Yin Chen, Sjoerd Hoogland, Alexander Rothenberger, Khabiboulakh Katsiev, Yaroslav Losovyj, Xin Zhang, Peter A.Dowben, Omar F.Mohammed, Edward H.Sargent, Osman M.Bakr.
Science 347,519(2015)

3.Impact of microstructure on local carrier lifetime in perovskite solar cells.
Authors:Dane Quilettes, Sarah M.Vorpahl, Samuel D.Stranks, Hirokazu Nagaoka, Giles E.Eperon, Mark E.Ziffer, Henry J.Snaith, David S.Ginger.
Science 348,683(2015)

4.Understanding the rate-dependent J–V hysteresis, slow time component, and aging in CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite solar cells: the role of a compensated electric field.
Authors:W.Tress, N. Marinova, T.Moehl, S.M.Zakeeruddin, Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddina and M.Grätzela.
Energy Environ. Sci. 8,995(2015)

Recommended with a commentary by Albert Migliori, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
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Tipping the Weyl cone

1.Quantum transport in Dirac materials: Signatures of tilted and anisotropic Dirac and Weyl cones.
Authors:M. Trescher, B. Sbierski, P.W. Brouwer, and E.J. Bergholtz.
Phys.Rev.B 91,115135(2015)

2.A new type of Weyl semimetals.
Authors:A A. Soluyanov, D. Gresch, Z. Wang, Q. Wu, M. Troyer, Z. Dai, and B.A. Bernevig.

Recommended with a commentary by Carlo Beenakker, Leiden University.
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Synthetic physics at the edge

Observation of chiral edge states with neutral fermions in synthetic Hall ribbons.
Authors:M. Mancini, G. Pagano, G. Cappellini, L. Livi, M. Rider, J. Catani, C. Sias, P. Zoller, M. Inguscio,
M. Dalmonte and L. Fallani.

Recommended with a commentary by Thierry Giamarchi, DQMP, University of Geneva.
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Binding of realistically-shaped peptides to membrane curvature

Anisotropic membrane curvature sensing by antibacterial peptides.
Authors:Jordi Gómez-Llobregat, Federico Elías-Wolff, Martin Lindén

Recommended with a commentary by Peter Olmsted, Georgetown University.
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Quantum Surface Acoustics

1.Propagating phonons coupled to an artificial atom.
Authors:Martin V. Gustafsson, Thomas Aref, Anton Frisk Kockum, Maria K. Ekström, Göran Johansson, and Per Delsing.
Science 346,207(2014)

2.Surface acoustic wave devices on bulk ZnO crystals at low temperature.
Authors:E. B. Magnusson, B. H. Williams, R. Manenti, M.-S. Nam, A. Nersisyan, M. J. Peterer, A. Ardavan, and P. J. Leek.
Applied Physics Letters 106,063509(2015)

Recommended with a commentary by David DiVincenzo, RWTH Aachen, FZ Juelich.
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Nonequilibrium Casimir forces: non-local, non-pairwise-additive, and not even extensive

Fluctuation-Induced Forces in Nonequilibrium Diffusive Dynamics.
Authors:A. Aminov, Y. Kafri, and M. Kardar
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 230602(2015)

Recommended with a commentary by Ramin Golestanian, Oxford University.
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Experimental advances in the quantum anomalous Hall effect

1.Precise quantization of anomalous Hall effect near zero magnetic field.
Authors: A. J. Bestwick, E. J. Fox, Xufeng Fu, Lei Pan, Kang L. Wang, and D. Goldhaber-Gordon.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 114,187201(2015)

2.High-precision realization of robust quantum anomalous Hall state in a hard ferromagnetic topological insulator.
Authors:Cui-Zu Chang, Weiwei Zhao, Duk Y.Kim, Haijun Zhang, Badih A. Assaf, Don Heiman, Shou-Cheng Zhang, Chaoxing Liu, Moses H. W. Chan, and Jagadeesh S. Moodera.
Nature Materials 14,473(2015)

3.Zero-field dissipationless chiral edge transport and the nature of dissipation in the quantum anomalous Hall state.
Authors:Cui-Zu Chang, Weiwei Zhao, Duk Y. Kim, Peng Wei, J.K. Jain, Chaoxing Liu, Moses H.W. Chan, and Jagadeesh S. Moodera.

Recommended with a commentary by Bertrand I.Halperin, Harvard University.
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Simultaneously ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic MnAs layer

1.Coexistence of half-metallic itinerant ferromagnetism with local-moment antiferromagnetism in Ba0.60K0.40Mn2As2.
Authors: A. Pandey, B. G. Ueland, S. Yeninas, A. Kreyssig, A. Sapkota, Yang Zhao, J. S. Helton, J.W. Lynn, R. J. McQueeney, Y. Furukawa, A. I. Goldman, and D. C. Johnston.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 047001(2013)

2.Itinerant ferromagnetism in the As 4p conduction band of Ba0.6K0.4Mn2As2 identified by X-ray magnetic circular dichroism.
Authors:B. G. Ueland, A. Pandey, Y. Lee, A. Sapkota, Y. Choi, D. Haskel, R. A. Rosenberg, J. C. Lang, B. N. Harmon, D. C. Johnston, A. Kreyssig, and A. I. Goldman.
Phys, Rev. Lett. 114, 217001(2015)

Recommended with a commentary by Atsushi Fujimori, University of Tokyo.
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What is the fastest an egg (or anything else) can be scrambled?

1.A bound on chaos.
Authors: J. Maldacena, S. Shenker, and S. Stanford.

2.A simple model of quantum holography.
Authors:A. Kitaev.
KITP(part 1)
KITP(part 2)

Recommended with a commentary by Joel E. Moore, UC Berkeley and LBNL.
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Topological Mechanics

1.Selective buckling via states of self-stress in topological metamaterials.
Authors: J. Paulose, A. Meunnissen, V. Vitelli.

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

3.Topological mechanics of gyroscopic metamaterials
Authors:L.M. Nash, D. Kleckner, A. Read, V. Vitelli, A.M. Turner, W.T.M. Irvine.

Recommended with a commentary by Chris Santangelo, UMass Amherst.
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Lattice Kirigami

Algorithmic lattice kirigami: a route to pluripotent materials.
Authors: Daniel M. Sussman, Yigil Cho, Toen Castle, Xingting Gong, Euiyeon Jung, Shu Yang, and Randall D. Kamien.

Recommended with a commentary by Mark Bowick, Soft Matter Program, Syracuse University.
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An Aharonov-Bohm interferometer for determining Bloch band topology

An Aharonov-Bohm interferometer for determining Bloch band topology.
Authors: L. Duca, T. Li, M. Reitter, I. Bloch, M. Schleier-Smith, U. Schneider.
Science 347, 288 (2015)

Recommended with a commentary by Tin-Lun Ho, OSU.
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Observation of the chiral anomaly in solids

1. Signature of the chiral anomaly in a Dirac semimetal: a current plume steered by a magnetic field.
Authors: Jun Xiong, Satya K. Kushwaha, Tian Liang, Jason W. Krizan, Wudi Wang, R. J. Cava, N. P. Ong.

2. Chiral anomaly and classical negative magnetoresistance of Weyl metals
Authors: D. T. Son and B. Z. Spivak.
Phys. Rev. B 88, 104412

Recommended with a commentary by Patrick Lee, MIT.
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The simplest model of jamming

The Simplest Model of Jamming.
Authors: Silvio Franz and Giorgio Parisi.

Recommended with a commentary by Robijn Bruinsma, UCLA.
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Quantum Acid-Water

Electric Dipole Moments of Nanosolvated Acid Molecules in Water Clusters.
Authors: Nicholas Guggemos, Petr Slavicek, and Vitaly V. Kresin.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 043401(2015)

Recommended with a commentary by Marivi Fernandez-Serra, Stony Brook University.
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Many-body localization of cold 40K atoms

Observation of many-body localization of interacting fermions in a quasi-random optical lattice.
Authors: Michael Schreiber, Sean S. Hodgman, Pranjal Bordia, Henrik P. Lu ?schen, Mark H. Fischer, Ronen Vosk, Ehud Altman, Ulrich Schneider, and Immanuel Bloch.

Recommended with a commentary by L. I. Glazman, Yale University.
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Topological quantum Lego

Imprint of topological degeneracy in quasi-one-dimensional fractional quantum Hall states.
Authors: Eran Sagi, Yuval Oreg, Ady Stern, and Bertrand Halperin.

Recommended with a commentary by Anton Akhmerov, Delft University of Technology.
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Thermal Hall effect in a paramagnet

Thermal Hall conductivity in the frustrated pyrochlore magnet Tb2Ti2O7.
Authors: Max Hirschberger, Jason W. Krizan, R. J. Cava, and N. P. Ong.

Recommended with a commentary by Leon Balents, KITP, UCSB.
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