On the granular stress-geometry equation

On the granular stress-geometry equation
Authors: Eric DeGiuli and Christian Schoof
Europhysics Letters 105, 28001 (2014)

Recommended with a commentary by Sumantra Sarkar and Bulbul Chakraborty , Brandeis University
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Topological features and gauge fields in graphene superlattices

Detecting Topological Currents in Graphene Superlattices
Authors: R. V. Gorbachev, J. C. W. Song, G. L. Yu, A. V. Kretinin, F. Withers, Y. Cao, A. Mishchenko, I. V. Grigorieva, K. S. Novoselov, L. S. Levitov, and A. K. Geim
arXiv: 1409.0113

Recommended with a commentary by Francisco Guinea, CSIC
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On Non-Fermi liquid phases due to Goldstone boson exchange

Criterion for stability of Goldstone Modes and Fermi Liquid behavior in a metal with broken symmetry
Authors: Haruki Watanabe and Ashvin Vishwanath
arXiv: 1404.3728

Recommended with a commentary by Jörg Schmalian,Karlsruhe Institute
of Technology
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Unexpected richness in the high-field physics of graphite

Two phase transitions induced by a magnetic field in graphite
Authors: Benoît Fauqué, David LeBoeuf, Baptiste Vignolle, Marc Nardone, Cyril Proust, Kamran Behnia
arXiv: 1303.4074, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 266601 (2013)

Recommended with a commentary by Jason Alicea, Caltech
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Flow of transport coefficients in a film that shows the quantum anomalous Hall effect

Trajectory of Anomalous Hall Effect toward the Quantized State in a Ferromagnetic Topological Insulator
Authors: J. G. Checkelsky, B. Yoshimi, K. S. Takahashi, Y. Kozuka, J. Falson, M. Kawasaki, and Y. Tokura
arXiv: 1406.7450

Recommended with a commentary by Bertrand I. Halperin, Harvard University
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How the Active Liquid Crystal Got Its Cusps

Lyotropic Active Nematics
Authors: Matthew L. Blow, Sumesh P. Thampi, and Julia M. Yeomans

Recommended with a commentary by Jonathan V. Selinger, , Kent State University
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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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