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

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

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

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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Glasses, Jamming and Fractal Energy Landscapes

Fractal free energy landscapes in structural glasses.
Authors: P. Charbonneau, J. Kurchan, G. Parisi, P. Urbani and F. Zamponi. Nat. Com. 5, 3725 (2014)

Recommended with a commentary by Ariel Amir, Harvard University.
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Memory enhancement in colloidal suspensions

Multiple transient memories in experiments on sheared non-Brownian suspensions.
Authors: Joseph D. Paulsen, Nathan C. Keim, and Sidney R. Nagel. arxiv:1404.4117v1(2014)

Recommended with a commentary by A. Alan Middleton, Syracuse University.
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Edge States Spectrum in Bismuth Bilayers measured by STM

One-dimensional Topological Edge States of Bismuth Bilayers.
Authors: Ilya K. Drozdov, A. Alexandradinata, Sangjun Jeon, Stevan Nadj-Perge, Huiwen Ji, R. J. Cava, B. A. Bernevig, and Ali Yazdani. arXiv:1404.2598(2014)

Recommended with a commentary by L. I. Glazman, Yale University.
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Superconducting instabilities of quantum critical metals

Are non-Fermi-liquids stable to Cooper pairing?
Authors: Max A. Metlitski, David F. Mross, Subir Sachdev, T. Senthil.

Recommended with a commentary by Leon Balents, KITP, UCSB.
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A metrological era for quantum computing

Logic gates at the surface code threshold: Superconducting qubits poised for fault-tolerant quantum computing.
Authors: R. Barends, J. Kelly, A. Megrant, A. Veitia, D. Sank, E. Jeffrey, T. C. White, J. Mutus, A. G. Fowler, B. Campbell, Y. Chen, Z. Chen, B. Chiaro, A. Dunsworth, C. Neill, P. OMalley, P. Roushan, A. Vainsencher, J. Wenner, A. N. Korotkov, A. N. Cleland, and John M. Martinis.
Nature 508, 500-503 (2014)

Recommended with a commentary by David DiVincenzo,Forschungszentrum Juelich.
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Passive and active durotaxis

Patterning droplets with durotaxis.
Authors: R. W. Style, Y. Che, S. J. Park, B. M. Weon, J. H. Je, C. Hyland, G. K. German, M. P. Power, L. A. Wilen, J. S. Wettlaufer, and E. R. Dufresne.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 110, 12541-12544 (2013)

Recommended with a commentary by M. Cristina Marchetti, Syracuse University.
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A rocky pathway through a valley

The Valley Hall Effect in MoS2 Transistors.
Authors: Kin Fai Mak, Kathryn L. McGill, Jiwoong Park, and Paul L. McEuen.

Recommended with a commentary by Anton Akhmerov, Delft University of Technology.
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Deep Understanding Achieved on the 3d Ising Model

Solving the 3d Ising Model with the Conformal Bootstrap II. c-Minimization and Precise Critical Exponents.
Authors: Sheer El-Showk, Miguel F. Paulos, David Poland, Slava Rychkov, David Simmons-Duffin, Alessandro Vichi.

Recommended with a commentary by Leo P. Kadanoff, University of Chicago and The Perimeter Institute.
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Discontinuous Shear Thickening in Dense non-Brownian Suspensions

1.Microscopic Mechanism for Shear Thickening of Non-Brownian Suspensions.
Authors: N Fernandez, R Mani, D Rinaldi, D Kadau, M Mosquet, H Lombois-Burger, J Cayer-Barrioz, H J. Herrmann, ND Spencer, and L Isa.
Physical Review Lett 111, 108301(2013)

2.Discontinuous Shear Thickening of Frictional Hard-Sphere Suspensions.
Authors:R Seto, R Mari, JF Morriss, and MM Denn.
Physical Review Lett 111, 218301(2013)

3.Discontinuous shear thickening without inertia in dense non-Brownian suspensions.
Authors:M Wyart and ME Cates.
Physical Review Lett 112, 098302(2014)

4.Shear thickening, frictionless and frictional rheologies.
Authors:R Mari, R Seto, JF Morris, and MM Denn.

Recommended with a commentary by Peter Olmsted, Department of Physics, Georgetown University.
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Flipping and Bound Microswimmers

1.Dispersion of self-propelled rods undergoing fluctuation-driven flips.
Authors: Daisuke Takagi, Adam B. Braunschweig, Jun Zhang and Michael J. Shelley.
Physical Review Lett 110, 038301(2013)

2.Hydrodynamic capture of microswimmers into sphere-bound orbits.
Authors:Daisuke Takagi, J. Palacci, Adam B. Braunschweig, Michael J. Shelley and Jun Zhang.
Soft Matter 10, 1784-1789(2014)

Recommended with a commentary by Arezoo M. Ardekani, University of Notre Dame.
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The Complexity of the t/J Model

Competing states in the t/J model: uniform d-wave state versus stripe state
Authors: P.Corboz, T.M.Rice,and Matthias Troyer.

Recommended with commentary by Steven Kivelson, Stanford University
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Quantum Effects in Spin Ice

1.Thermodynamic properties of Yb2Ti2O7 pyrochlore as a function of temperature and magnetic field: Validation of a quantum spin ice exchange Hamiltonian.
Authors: N. R. Hayre, K. A. Ross, R. Applegate, T. Lin, R. R. P. Singh, B. D. Gaulin, M. J. P. Gingras.
Physical Review B 87, 184423 (2013)

2.Crystal-field states of Pr3+ in the candidate quantum spin ice Pr2Sn2O7.
Authors:A. J. Princep, D. Prabhakaran, A. T. Boothroyd, D.T. Adroja.
Physical Review B 88, 104421 (2013)

Recommended with a commentary by Sunil Sinha, University of California San Diego.
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Collective cell motion in biological tissues: A novel form of glassy dynamics?

Energy barriers and cell migration in densely packed tissues
Authors: Dapeng Bi, J. H. Lopez, J. M. Schwarz, M. Lisa Manning
Soft Matter, 2014,10, 1885-1890

Recommended with a commentary by L. Berthier, CNRS/Université Montpellier 2, France
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Mott versus Slater: Nature of antiferromagnetism in the Jeff=1/2 insulator Sr2IrO4

1. Theoretical study of insulating mechanism in multi-orbital Hubbard models with a large spin-orbit coupling: Is Sr2IrO4 a Slater insulator or a Mott insulator?
Authors: Hiroshi Watanaebe, Tomonori Shirakawa, Seiji Yunoki

2. Bulk Nature of Layered Perovskite Iridates beyond the Mott Scenario : An Approach from Bulk Sensitive Photoemission Study
Authors: A. Yamasaki, H. Fujiwara, A. Higashiya, A. Irizawa, O. Kirilmaz, F. Pfaff, P. Scheiderer, J. Gabel, M. Sing, T. Muro, M. Yabashi, K. Tamasaku, H. Sato, H. Namatame, M. Taniguchi, A. Hloskovskyy, H. Yoshida, H. Okabe, M. Isobe, J. Akimitsu, W. Drube, R. Claessen, T. Ishikawa, S. Imada, A. Sekiyama, S. Suga

Recommended with a commentary by Atsushi Fujimori, University of Tokyo
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Mott Physics, Mixed Valence and Oxygen valence Changes in the Modern Li-ion Batteries

High Performance Li2Ru1–yMnyO3 (0.2 ≤ y ≤ 0.8) Cathode Materials for Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries: Their Understanding
Authors: M. Sathiya, K. Ramesha, G. Rousse, D. Foix, D. Gonbeau, A. S. Prakash, M. L. Doublet, K. Hemalatha, and J.-M. Tarascon
Chem. Mater. 25, 1121 (2013)

Recommended with a commentary by Chandra Varma, University of California, Riverside
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Geometric frustration in twisted strips

Helicoids, Wrinkles, and Loops in Twisted Ribbons
Authors: J. Chopin and A. Kudrolli
Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 174302 (2013)

Recommended with a commentary by Chris Santangelo, UMass Amherst
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Quantum Entanglement sheds new light on an old problem

Chiral Symmetry Breaking, Deconfinement and Entanglement Monotonicity
Authors: Tarun Grover

Recommended with a commentary by Ashvin Vishwanath, UC Berkeley
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