From chains to plane with a fermionic cold atom quantum simulator

Direct observation of incommensurate magnetism in Hubbard chains
Authors: Guillaume Salomon, Joannis Koepsell, Jayadev Vijayan, Timon A. Hilker, Jacopo Nespolo, Lode Pollet, Immanuel Bloch and Christian Gross
arXiv:1803.08892 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Thierry Giamarchi, University of Geneva.
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“Colloidal Life”?

Colloquium: Toward living matter with colloidal particles
Authors: Zorana Zeravcic, Vinothan N. Manoharan, and Michael P. Brenner
Reviews of Modern Physics 89, 031001 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Alexander Y. Grosberg, New York University.
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Designing fractal defect structures in liquid crystals

Fractal nematic colloids
Authors: S. M. Hashemi, U. Jagodič, M. R. Mozaffari, M. R. Ejtehadi, I. Muševič, and M. Ravnik
Nature Communications 8: 14026 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Jörn Dunkel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Oxygen-hole pairs drive bond order and superconductivity in bismuth oxides

1. Unveiling the superconducting mechanism of Ba0.51K0.49BiO3
Authors: C. H. P. Wen, H. C. Xu, Q. Yao, R. Peng, X. H. Niu, Q. Y. Chen, Z. T. Liu, D. W. Shen, Q. Song, X. Lou, Y. F. Fang, X. S. Liu, Y. H. Song, Y. J. Jiao, T. F. Duan, H. H. Wen, P. Dudin, G. Kotliar, Z. P. Yin, and D. L. Feng

2. Oxygen holes and hybridization in the bismuthates
Authors: A. Khazraie, K. Foyevtsova, I. Elfimov, and G. A. Sawatzky
Phys. Rev. B 97, 075103 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Atsushi Fujimori, University of Tokyo.
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Electronic correlations in bilayer-graphene superlattices

1. Correlated insulator behaviour at half filling in magic-angle graphene superlattices
Authors: Yuan Cao, Valla Fatemi, Shiang Fang, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Efthimios Kaxiras, and Pablo Jarillo-Herrero
Nature 556, 80 (2018), arXiv:1802.00553

2. Unconventional superconductivity in magic-angle graphene superlattices
Authors: Yuan Cao, Valla Fatemi, Shiang Fang, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Efthimios Kaxiras, and Pablo Jarillo-Herrero
Nature 556, 43 (2018), arXiv:1803.02342

Recommended with a commentary by Jörg Schmalian, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
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Mystery solved of the sawtooth Josephson effect in bismuth

1. Ballistic edge states in bismuth nanowires revealed by SQUID interferometry
Authors: Anil Murani, Alik Kasumov, Shamashis Sengupta, Yu A. Kasumov, V. T. Volkov, I. I. Khodos, F. Brisset, Raphaëlle Delagrange, Alexei Chepelianskii, Richard Deblock, Hélène Bouchiat, and Sophie Guéron
Nature Communications 8, 15941 (2017)

2. Higher-order topology in bismuth
Authors: Frank Schindler, Zhijun Wang, Maia G. Vergniory, Ashley M. Cook, Anil Murani, Shamashis Sengupta, Alik Yu. Kasumov, Richard Deblock, Sangjun Jeon, Ilya Drozdov, Hélène Bouchiat, Sophie Guéron, Ali Yazdani, B. Andrei Bernevig, and Titus Neupert

Recommended with a commentary by Carlo Beenakker, Leiden University.
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Fine-tuned collective behavior under acoustic stimulation

Emergence of an enslaved phononic bandgap in a non-equilibrium pseudo-crystal
Authors: Nicolas Bachelard, Chad Ropp, Marc Dubois, Rongkuo Zhao, Yuan Wang, and Xiang Zhang
Nat. Mat. 16, 808 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Jeremy England, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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3-D Tour of Integrated Circuits at the Nanometer Scale

High-resolution non-destructive three-dimensional imaging of integrated circuits
Authors: Mirko Holler, Manuel Guizar-Sicairos, Esther H. R. Tsai, Roberto Dinapoli, Elisabeth Müller, Oliver Bunk, Jörg Raabe, and Gabriel Aeppli
Nature 543, 402 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by J. B. Hastings, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
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Probing Composite Fermions with a Wigner Crystal and Vice-Versa

Cyclotron Orbits of Composite Fermions in the Fractional Quantum Hall Regime
Authors: Insun Jo, Hao Deng, Yang Liu, L. N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, K.W. Baldwin, and M. Shayegan
Phys. Rev. Lett. 20, 016802 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by S. M. Girvin, Yale University.
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Successful Engineering of a Yang Monopole

Observation of a non-Abelian Yang Monopole: From New Chern Numbers to a Topological Transition
Authors: Seiji Sugawa, Francisco Salces-Carcoba, Abigail R. Perry, Yuchen Yue, and Ian B. Spielman

Recommended with a commentary by Tin-Lun Ho, The Ohio State University.
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Smart materials that are actually smart

1. Combinatorial design of textured mechanical metamaterials
Authors: Corentin Coulais, Eial Teomy, Koen de Reus, Yair Shokef and Martin van Hecke
Nature 535, 529 – 532 (2016)

2. Designing self-powered materials systems that perform pattern recognition
Authors: Yan Fang, Victor V. Yashin, Steven P. Levitan and Anna C. Balazs
Chem. Commun., 53, 7692 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Christian Santangelo, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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Iron-based superconductors went topological ?

1. Observation of topological superconductivity on the surface of iron-based superconductor
Authors: Peng Zhang, Koichiro Yaji, Takahiro Hashimoto, Yuichi Ota, Takeshi Kondo, Kozo Okazaki, Zhijun Wang, Jinsheng Wen, G. D. Gu, Hong Ding, and Shik Shin

2. Observation of pristine Majorana bound state in iron-based superconductor
Authors: Dongfei Wang, Lingyuan Kong, Peng Fan, Hui Chen, Yujie Sun, Shixuan Du, John Schneeloch, Ruidan Zhong, Genda Gu, Liang Fu, Hong Ding, and Hongjun Gao

Recommended with a commentary by Fa Wang, Peking University, Beijing.
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From local observables in a single eigenstate to parent Hamiltonians

Determining a local Hamiltonian from a single eigenstate
Authors: Xiao-Liang Qi and Daniel Ranard

Recommended with a commentary by Ashvin Vishwanath, Harvard University.
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A coarse-grained theory of wrinkle patterns induced by geometric incompatibility

The smectic order of wrinkles
Authors: H. Aharoni, D. V. Todorova, O. Albarrán, L. Goehring, R. D. Kamien and E. Katifori
Nature Communications 8, 15809 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Benny Davidovitch, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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Measurements of the thermal edge conductance in a fractional quantized Hall state, with very surprising results at ν= 5/2

1. Observed quantization of anyonic heat flow
Authors: M. Banerjee, M. Heiblum, A. Rosenblatt, Y. Oreg, D. E. Feldman, A. Stern, and V. Umansky
Nature 545, 77 (2017)

2. Observation of half-integer thermal Hall conductance
Authors: M. Banerjee, M. Heiblum, V. Umansky, D. E. Feldman, Y. Oreg, and A. Stern

Recommended with a commentary by Bertrand I. Halperin, Harvard University.
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“Neutral” Metals

1. Particle-hole symmetry reveals failed superconductivity in the metallic phase of two-dimensional superconducting films
Authors: N. P. Breznay and A. Kapitulnik
Science Advances 3 no.9, (2017)

2. A Bose metal has no cyclotron resonance
Authors: Y. Wang, I. Tamir, D. Shahar, and N. P. Armitage

Recommended with a commentary by Michael Mulligan, University of California, Riverside.
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Is FeSe a superconductor in the Bose-Einstein condensation limit?

1. Discovery of orbital-selective Cooper pairing in FeSe
Authors: P. O. Sprau, A. Kostin, A. Kreisel, A. E. Böhmer, V. Taufour, P. C. Canfield, S. Mukherjee, P. J. Hirschfeld, B. M. Andersen, J. C. Séamus Davis
Science, 357, 75–80 (2017)

2. Tuning across the BCS-BEC crossover in the multiband superconductor Fe1+ySexTe1-x: An angle-resolved photoemission study
Authors: Shahar Rinott, K. B. Chashka, Amit Ribak, Emile D. L. Rienks, Amina Taleb-Ibrahimi, Patrick Le Fevre, François Bertran, Mohit Randeria and Amit Kanigel
Science Advances, 3: e1602372 (2017)

3. Giant superconducting fluctuations in the compensated semimetal FeSe at the BCS–BEC crossover
Authors: S. Kasahara, T. Yamashita, A. Shi, R. Kobayashi, Y. Shimoyama, T. Watashige, K. Ishida, T. Terashima, T. Wolf, F. Hardy, C. Meingast, H. v. Löhneysen, A. Levchenko, T. Shibauchi and Y. Matsuda
Nature Communications 7, 12843 (2016)

Recommended with a commentary by Dung-Hai Lee, University of California, Berkeley.
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A possible quantum spin liquid in a spin-orbital entangled 2d magnet

Spin-Orbital Entangled Quantum Liquid on Honeycomb Lattice
Authors: K. Kitagawa, T. Takayama, Y. Matsumoto, A. Kato, R. Takano , Y. Kishimoto, S. Bette, R. Dinnebie, G. Jackeli, and H. Takagi
H. Takagi, KITP talk, Aug 2017

Recommended with a commentary by Patrick A. Lee and T. Senthil, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Switching Perspectives on Pattern Formation in Biology

Self-organized Notch dynamics generate stereotyped sensory organ patterns in Drosophila
Authors: Francis Corson, Lydie Couturier, Hervé Rouault, Khalil Mazouni, and François Schweisguth
Science 356, eaai7407 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by David K. Lubensky, University of Michigan.
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Membrane theory, revisited

Anomalous elasticity, fluctuations and disorder in elastic membranes
Authors: P. Le Doussal, and L. Radzihovsky
arXiv:1708.05723, Annals of Physics (In Press)

Recommended with a commentary by Francisco Guinea, Imdea Nanscience, Madrid, and School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester.
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