The emergence of magnetism in two dimensions

1. Layer-dependent ferromagnetism in a van der Waals crystal down to the monolayer limit
Authors: B. Huang, G. Clark, E. Navarro-Moratalla, D. R. Klein, R. Cheng, K. L. Seyler, D. Zhong, E. Schmidgall, M. A. McGuire, D. H. Cobden, W. Yao, Di Xiao, P. Jarillo-Herrero, and X. Xu
Nature 546, 270 (2017)

2. Giant tunneling magnetoresistance in spin-filter van der Waals heterostructures
Authors: T. Song, X. Cai, M. W.-Y. Tu, X. Zhang, B. Huang, N. P. Wilson, K. L. Seyler, L. Zhu, Takashi Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, M. A. McGuire, D. H. Cobden, D. Xiao, W. Yao, and X. Xu
Science 360, 1214 (2018)

3. Electric-field switching of two-dimensional van der Waals magnets
Authors: S. Jiang, J. Shan and K. F. Mak
Nat. Mater. 17, 406410 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Luis Balicas, National High Magnetic Field Lab and Florida State University.
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A Big Moment for Exciton

Tunable excitons in bilayer graphene
Authors: Long Ju, Lei Wang, Ting Cao, Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Steven G. Louie, Farhan Rana, Jiwoong Park, James Hone, Feng Wang, and Paul L. McEuen
Science 358, 1314 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Liang Fu, MIT.
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The geometric theory of elasticity of liquid crystal polymer materials

Theory of liquid crystal elastomers and polymer networks: connection between neoclassical theory and differential geometry
Authors: Thanh-Son Nguyen and Jonathan V. Selinger
Eur. Phys. J. E (2017) 40: 76

Recommended with a commentary by Thomas R. Powers, Brown University.
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