The Mystery of SmB6 : Topological or Strange Insulator?

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

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

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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No-Enclave Percolation

1. No-Enclave Percolation Corresponds to Holes in the Cluster Backbone.
Authors: Hao Hu, Robert M. Ziff, and Youjin Deng.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 185701, 2016 (2016)

Recommended with a commentary by Mark Bowick and Greg Huber, ITP, Santa Barbara.

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Phase diagrams of cuprate superconductors

1. Perspective on the phase diagram of cuprate high-temperature superconductors.
Authors: D. Rybicki, M. Jurkutat, S. Reichardt, C. Kapusta, and J. Haase.
arXiv:1511.02408; Nature Communications 7, Article number: 11413 (2016)

2. Bulk superconductivity at 84 K in the strongly overdoped regime of cuprates.
Authors: A. Gauzzi, Y. Klein, M. Nisula, M. Karppinen, P. K. Biswas, H. Saadaoui, E. Morenzoni, P. Manuel, D. Khalyavin, M. Marezio, and T. H. Geballe.
arXiv:1612.04707; Physical Review B 94, 180509(R) (2016)

Recommended with a commentary by Joerg Schmalian, Joerg Schmalian, Karlsruhe, Germany.

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A Dirac Spin Liquid May Fill the Gap in the Kagome Antiferromagnet

1. Signatures of Dirac cones in a DMRG study of the Kagome Heisenberg model.
Authors: Yin- Chen He, Michael P. Zaletel, Masaki Oshikawa, and Frank Pollmann.

2. Competing Spin Liquid Phases in the S=1/2 Heisenberg Model on the Kagome Lattice.
Authors: Shenghan Jiang, Panjin Kim, Jung Hoon Han, Ying Ran.

Recommended with a commentary by Ashvin Vishwanath, Harvard University.

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Is there a speed limit for thermalization?

1. Gapless spin-fluid ground state in a random quantum Heisenberg magnet.
Author: S. Sachdev and J. Ye.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 70, 3339 (1993)

2. A bound on chaos.
Authors: J. Maldacena, S. H. Shenker, and D. Stanford.
JHEP 8 (2016) 106, hep-th/1503.01409

Recommended with a commentary by Michael Mulligan, UC Riverside .

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Entropic costs of metabolic regulation

1. Growth against entropy in bacterial metabolism: the phenotypic trade-off behind empirical growth rate distributions in E. coli.
Author: Daniele De Martino, Fabrizio Capuani, and Andrea De Martino.
Physical Biology 13, 036005 (2016)

Recommended with a commentary by Kirill Korolev ,Boston University.

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Emergent technology based on Fermi-arcs?

1. Transport evidence for Fermi-arc-mediated chirality transfer in the Dirac semimetal Cd3As2.
Author: P. J. W. Moll, N. L. Nair, T. Helm, A. C. Potter, I. Kimchi, A. Vishwanath, J. G. Analytis.
Nature 535, 266 (2016)

2. Current at a Distance and Resonant Transparency in Weyl Semimetals.
Authors: Y. Baum, E. Berg, S. A. Parameswaran, and A. Stern.
Phys. Rev. X 5, 041046 (2015)

Recommended with a commentary by Luis Balicas, NHFML.

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Manipulation of atoms, molecules, and fluids at the nanoscale.

1. Molecular transport through capillaries made with atomic-scale precision.
Author: B. Radha, A. Esfandiar, F. C. Wang, A. P. Rooney, K. Gopinad- han, A. Keerthi, A. Mishchenko, A. Janardanan, P. Blake, L. Fumagalli, M. Lozada-Hidalgo, S. Garaj, S. J. Haigh, I. V. Grigorieva, H. A. Wu, A. K. Geim.
Nature, doi:10.1038/nature19363 (2016)

2. Sieving hydrogen isotopes through two dimensional crystals.
Authors: Lozada-Hidalgo, S. Hu, O. Marshall, A. Mishchenko, A. N. Grigorenko, R. A. W. Dryfe, B. Radha, I. V. Grigorieva, A. K. Geim.
Science 351, 68 (2016)

Recommended with a commentary by Fransisco Guinea , DQMP, Imdea Nanscience, Madrid.

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Thermodynamics of active matter

Stochastic thermodynamics of active matter.
Author: T.Speck.
EPL 114 30006 (2016)

Recommended with a commentary by Aparna Baskaran, Brandeis University.
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Universal entanglement dynamics

Quantum Entanglement Growth Under Random Unitary Dynamics.
Authors: Adam Nahum, Jonathan Ruhman, Sagar Vijay and Jeongwan Haah.
arXiv: 1608.06950

Recommended with a commentary by Rahul Nandkishore, Colorado University, Boulder.
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Physics inside: solving protein structures without crystals

1. The development of cryo-EM into a mainstream structural biology technique.
Author: Nogales, E.
Nat. Meth. 13, 2427 (2016). DOI: 10.1038/nmeth.3694

2. Single-particle cryo-EM at crystallographic resolution Cheng.
Authors: Cheng, Y.
Cell 161, 450457 (2015)

3. Cluster imaging with a direct detection CMOS pixel sensor in transmission electron microscopy.
Authors: Battaglia, M., Contarato, D., Denes, P. & Giubilatos.
Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 608, 363365 (2009)

4. Comparison of optimal performance at 300 keV of three direct electron detectors for use in low dose electron microscopy.
Authors: McMullan, G., Faruqi, A. R., Clare, D. & Henderson, R..
Ultramicroscopy 147, 156163 (2014)

Recommended with a commentary by Simon Billinge, DQMP, Columbia University.
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Nanoscale thermal imaging of dissipation in quantum systems

Nanoscale thermal imaging of dissipation in quantum systems.
Authors: D. Halbertal, J. Cuppens, M. Ben Shalom, L. Embon, N. Shadmi, Y. Anahory, H. R. Naren, J. Sarkar, A. Uri, Y. Ronen, Y. Myasoedov, L. S. Levitov, E. Joselevich, A. K. Geim, and E. Zeldov.
arXiv: 1609.01487

Recommended with a commentary by Bertrand I. Halperin, Harvard University.
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Why Does the Liquid Crystal Rotate?

Continuous Rotation of Achiral Nematic Liquid Crystal Droplets Driven by Heat Flux.
Authors: Jordi Ignés-Mullol, Guilhem Poy, and Patrick Oswald.
Physical Review Letters 117, 057801 (2016)

Recommended with a commentary by Jonathan V. Selinger, Kent State University.
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Information capacity of specific interactions

Information capacity of specific interactions.
Authors: M. H. Huntley, A. Murugan, and M. P. Brenner.
PNAS 113, 58415846 (2016)

Recommended with a commentary by Andrea Liu, University of Pennsylvania.
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On the character of the superconductor to metal transition in overdoped cuprates

Dependence of the critical temperature in overdoped copper oxides on su- perfluid density.
Authors: I. Bozovic, X. He, J. Wu, and A. T. Bollinger.
Nature 536, 309 (2016)

Recommended with a commentary by Steven A. Kivelson, Stanford University.
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Capacitive probes of broken symmetries in bilayer graphene

Competing valley, spin, and orbital symmetry breaking in bilayer graphene.
Authors: B.M. Hunt, J.I.A. Li, A.A. Zibrov, L. Wang, T. Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, J. Hone, C.R. Dean, M. Zaletel, R.C. Ashoori, and A.F. Young.

Recommended with a commentary by S. A. Parameswaran, University of California, Irvine.
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Spin and charge correlations in the Hubbard model: a cold atoms perspective

1. Site-resolved observations of antiferromagnetic correlations in the Hubbard model.
Authors: M. F. Parsons, A. Mazurenko, C.S. Chiu, G. Ji, D. Greif, and M. Greiner.

2. Spin and Charge Resolved Quantum Gas Microscopy of Antiferromagnetic Order in Hubbard Chains.
Authors:Martin Boll, Timon A. Hilker, Guillaume Salomon, Ahmed Omran, Immanuel Bloch, and Christian Gross.

Recommended with a commentary by Thierry Giamarchi, DQMP, University of Geneva.
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Towards a Unified Description of the Electronic Orders in Iron-Based Superconductors: Insights from FeSe

1. Magnetic ground state of FeSe.
Authors: Qisi Wang, Yao Shen, Bingying Pan, Xiaowen Zhang, K. Ikeuchi, K. Iida, A. D. Christianson, H. C. Walker, D. T. Adroja, M. Abdel-Hafiez, Xiaojia Chen, D. A. Chareev, A. N. Vasiliev, Jun Zhao.
Nature Communications 7, 12182 (2016)

2. Unlocked Stripe-order Antiferromagnetism in FeSe under Pressure.
Authors:P. Wang, S. Sun, Y. Cui, W. Song, T. Li, Rong Yu, Hechang Lei, Weiqiang Yu.

3. Strong cooperative coupling of pressure-induced mag- netic order and nematicity in FeSe.
Authors:K. Kothapalli, A. E. Böhmer, W. T. Jayasekara, B. G. Ueland, P. Das, A. Sapkota, V. Taufour, Y. Xiao, E. E. Alp, S. L. Bud’ko, P. C. Canfield, A. Kreyssig, A. I. Goldman.

Recommended with a commentary by Qimiao Si, Rice University.
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