Publications of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Department of Physics & Astronomy Faculty.

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Submissions from 2020

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Relation Between Gravitational Mass and Baryonic Mass for Non-Rotating and Rapidly Rotating Neutron Stars, He Gao, Shun-Ke Ai, Zhou-Jian Cao, Bing Zhang, Zhen-Yu Zhu, Ang Li, Nai-Bo Zhang, and Andreas Bauswein

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Buckling of Blue Phosphorus Nanotubes Under Axial Compression: Insights From Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Shiping Jiang, Huiling Wu, Liangzhi Kou, Chun Tang, Chengyuan Wang, and Changfeng Chen

In-Depth Determination of the Microstructure and Energy Transition Mechanism for Nd3+-Doped Yttrium Oxide Laser Crystals, Meng ju, Yang Xiao, Weiguo Sun, Cheng Lu, and Yau-yuen Young

Radionuclide Incorporation in Negative Thermal Expansion a-Zr(WO4)2: A Density Functional Theory Study, Eunja Kim, Philippe F. Weck, Jeffrey A. Greathouse, Margaret E. Gordon, and Charles R. Bryan

Strain-Controlled Magnetic Ordering in 2D Carbon Metamaterials, Dan Liu, Eunja Kim, Philippe F. Weck, and David Tomanek

Chemically Tuning Stability and Superconductivity of P–H Compounds, Xue Li, Yu Xie, Ying Sun, Peihao Huang, Hanyu Liu, Changfeng Chen, and Yanming Ma

Resolving the FU Orionis System with ALMA: Interacting Twin Disks?, Sebastian Perez, Antonio Hales, Hauyu Baobab Liu, Zhaohuan Zhu, Simon Casassus, Jonathan Williams, Alice Zurlo, Nicolas Cuello, Lucas Cieza, and David Principe

Synchrotron Radiation in γ-Ray Bursts Prompt Emission, Bing Zhang

Submissions from 2019

Bright Gamma-Ray Flares Observed in GRB 131108A, A. Ajello, M. Arimoto, K. Asano, M. Axelsson, L. Baldini, G. Barbiellini, D. Bastieri, R. Bellazzini, A. Berretta, E. Bissaldi, R. D. Blandford, R. Bonino, E. Bottacini, J. Bregeon, P. Bruel, R. Buehler, S. Buson, R. A. Cameron, R. Caputo, P. A. Caraveo, E. Cavazzuti, S. Chen, G. Chiaro INAF-Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica Milano, S. Ciprini, D. Costantin, S. Cutini, F. D'Ammando, P. de la Torre Luque, F. de Palma, N. Di Lalla, and L. Di Venere Università e del Politecnico di Bari

Uncovering Multiple Metal–Metal Bonding in a Tetranuclear Fluoride Rhenium Cluster or the Curious Case of {[Ni(H2O)6](NH4)4}[Re4F18]·4H2O, Samundeeswari Mariappan Balasekaran, Keith Lawler, Adelheid Hagenbach, Andrea Abram, Ulrich Abram, Alfred Sattelberger, and Frederic Poineau

Relationship Between Teaching Assistants' Perceptions of Student Learning Challenges and Their Use of External Representations when Teaching Acid-Base Titrations in Introductory Chemistry Laboratory Courses, Nicole Baldwin and MaryKay Orgill

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Dust Traps in the Protoplanetary Disk MWC 758: Two Vortices Produced by Two Giant Planets?, Clement Baruteau, Marcelo Barraza, Sebastian Perez, Simon Casassus, Ruobing Dong, Wladimir Lyra, Sebastian Marino, Valentin Christiaens, Zhaohuan Zhu, Andres Carmona, Florian Debras, and Felipe Alarcon

Biochemistry Instructors' Use of Intentions for Student Learning to Evaluate and Select External Representations of Protein Translation, Thomas J. Bussey and MaryKay Orgill

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The Radial Distribution of Dust Particles in the HL Tau Disk from ALMA and VLA Observations, Carlos Carrasco-Gonzalez, Anibal Sierra, Mario Flock, Zhaohuan Zhu, Thomas Henning, Claire Chandler, Roberto Galvan-Madrid, Enrique Macias, Guillem Anglada, Hendrik Linz, Mayra Osorio, Luis F. Rodriguez, Leonardo Testi, Jose M. Torrelles, Laura Perez, and Yao Liu

Orbital Dynamics of Circumbinary Planets, Cheng Chen, Alessia Franchini, Stephen H. Lubow, and Rebecca G. Martin

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Late Delivery of Nitrogen to the Earth, Cheng Chen, Jeremy L. Smallwood, Rebecca G. Martin, and Mario Livio

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Giant Planet Effects on Terrestrial Planet Formation and System Architecture, Anna C. Childs, Elisa Quintana, Thomas Barclay, and Jason H. Steffen

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Photoionization Calculations of the Radiation Force Due to Spectral Lines in AGNs, Randall C. Dannen, Daniel Proga, Timothy R. Kallman, and Tim Waters

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First-principles Study of High-Pressure Phase Stability and Superconductivity of Bi4I4, Shiyu Deng, Xianqi Song, Quan Li, Yu Xie, Changfeng Chen, and Yanming Ma

Micromechanism Study on Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Silicene Regulated by Oxygen, Li-Peng Ding, Peng Shao, Lin-Tai Yang, Wei Guo Sun, Fang-Hui Zhang, and Cheng Lu

First-Principles Studies of a Two-Dimensional Electron Gas at the Interface of Polar/Polar LaALO3/KNbO3 Superlattices, Le Fang, Chen Chen, Yali Yang, Tao Hu, Guodong Zhao, Qiang Zhu, and Wei Ren

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Circumbinary Disk Inner Radius as a Diagnostic for Disk–Binary Misalignment, Alessia Franchini, Stephen H. Lubow, and Rebecca G. Martin

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Type I Outbursts in Low-eccentricity Be/X-Ray Binaries, Alessia Franchini and Rebecca G. Martin

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Misaligned Accretion Disc Formation via Kozai-Lidov Oscillations, Alessia Franchini, Rebecca G. Martin, and Stephen H. Lubow

Multiplanet Disc Interactions in Binary Systems, Alessia Franchini, Rebecca G. Martin, and Stephen H. Lubow

Circumplanetary Disk Dynamics in the Isothermal and Adiabatic Limits, Jeffrey Fung, Zhaohuan Zhu, and Eugene Chang

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Propagation of a Short GRB Jet in the Ejecta: Jet Launching Delay Time, Jet Structure, and GW170817/GRB 170817A, Jin-Jun Geng, Bing Zhang, Anders Kölligan, Rolf Kuiper, and Yong-Feng Huang

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A Global View of the Inner Accretion and Ejection Flow Around Super Massive Black Holes, Margherita Giustini and Daniel Proga

Unravelling the Structure and Strength of the Highest Boride of Tungsten WB4.2, Weiguang Gong, Chang Liu, Xianqi Song, Quan Li, Yanming Ma, and Changfeng Chen

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On Neutralization of Charged Black Holes, Yi Gong, Zhoujian Cao, He Gao, and Bing Zhang

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Nonideal MHD Simulation of HL Tau Disk: Formation of Rings, Xiao Hu, Zhaohuan Zhu, Satoshi Okuzumi, Xue-Ning Bai, Lile Wang, Kengo Tomida, and James M. Stone

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A Hard Look at NGC 5347: Revealing a Nearby Compton-thick AGN, E. S. Kammoun, J. M. Miller, A. Zoghbi, K. Oh, M. Koss, R. F. Muchotzky, L. W. Brenneman, W. N. Brandt, Daniel Proga, A. M. Lohfink, J. S. Kaastra, D. Barret, E. Behar, and D. Stern

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Space Telescope and Optical Reverberation Mapping Project. VIII. Time Variability of Emission and Absorption in NGC 5548 Based on Modeling the Ultraviolet Spectrum, Gerard A. Kriss, Gisella De Rosa, Justin Ely, Bradley M. Peterson, J. Kaastra, M. Mehdipour, Gary J. Ferland, Maryamossadat Dehghanian, S. Mathur, Rick Edelson, Kirk T. Korista, N. Arav, Aaron J. Barth, Misty C. Bentz, W. Niel Brandt, D. Michael Crenshaw, E. Dalla Bonta, K. D. Kenney, C. Done, Michael Eracleous, Michael M. Fausnaugh, E. Gardner, Michael R. Goad, Catherine J. Grier, Keith Horne, Christopher S. Kochanek, I. M. McHardy, Hagai Netzer, Anna Pancoast, L. Pei, Richard W. Pogge, and Daniel Proga

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Gamma-Ray Bursts Induced by Turbulent Reconnection, A. Lazarian, Bing Zhang, and Siyao Xu

Discovery of the First Molecular Ion in the Universe, Stephen Lepp

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"Double-tracking" Characteristics of the Spectral Evolution of GRB 131231A: Synchrotron Origin?, Liang Li, Jin-Jun Geng, Yan-Zhi Meng, Xue-Feng Wu, Yong-Feng Huang, Yu Wang, Rahim Moradi, Lucas Uhm, and Bing Zhang

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Smooth Flow in Diamond: Atomistic Ductility and Electronic Conductivity, Chang Liu, Xianqi Song, Quan Li, Yanming Ma, and Changfeng Chen

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Diagnosing 0.1–10 au Scale Morphology of the FU Ori Disk Using ALMA and VLTI/GRAVITY, Hauyu Baobab Liu, Antoine Merand, Joel D. Green, Sebastian Perez, Antonio S. Hales, Yao-Lun Yang, Michael M. Dunham, Yasuhiro Hasegawa, Thomas Henning, Roberto Galvin-Madrid, Agnes Kospal, Michihiro Takami, Eduardo I. Vorobyov, and Zhaohuan Zhu

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Superconductivity in the van der Waals Layered Compound PS2, Yan-Ling Li, Elissaios Stavrou, Qiang Zhu, Samantha M. Clarke, Yunguo Li, and Hong-Mei Huang

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The FRB 121102 Host Is Atypical among Nearby Fast Radio Bursts, Ye Li, Bing Zhang, Kentaro Nagamine, and Jingjing Shi

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Cosmology-independent Estimate of the Fraction of Baryon Mass in the IGM from Fast Radio Burst Observations, Zhengxiang Li, He Gao, Jun-Jie Wei, Yuan-Pei Yang, Bing Zhang, and Zong-Hong Zhu

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The Frequency of Kozai–Lidov Disc Oscillation Driven Giant Outbursts in Be/X-Ray Binaries, Rebecca G. Martin and Alessia Franchini

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Polar Alignment of a Protoplanetary Disc Around an Eccentric Binary – III. Effect of Disc Mass, Rebecca G. Martin and Stephen H. Lubow

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Generalized Warped Disk Equations, Rebecca G. Martin, Stephen H. Lubow, J. E. Pringle, Alessia Franchini, Zhaohuan Zhu, Stephen Lepp, Rebecca Nealon, C. J. Nixon, and David Vallet

On the Physical Nature of Accretion Disc Viscosity, Rebecca Martin, C. J. Nixon, J. E. Pringle, and Mario Livio

Non-Detection of Fast Radio Bursts from Six Gamma-Ray Burst Remnants with Possible Magnetar Engines, Yunpeng Men, Kshitij Aggarwal, Ye Li, Divya Palaniswamy, Sarah Burke-Spolaor, K. J. Lee, Rui Lou, Paul Demorest, Shriharsh Tendulkar, Devansh Agarwal, Olivia Young, and Bing Zhang

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Long-Period Giant Companions to Three Compact, Multiplanet Systems, Sean M. Mills, Andrew W. Howard, Lauren M. Weiss, Jason H. Steffen, Howard Isaacson, Benjamin Fulton, Erik A. Petigura, Molly R. Kosiarek, Lea A. Hirsch, and John H. Boisvert

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Multiple Spiral Arms in the Disk Around Intermediate-Mass Binary HD 34700A, John D. Monnier, Tim Harries, Jaehan Bae, Benjamin R. Setterholm, Anna Laws, Alicia Aarnio, Fred C. Adams, Sean Andrews, Nuria Calvet, Catherine Espaillat, Lee Hartmann, Stefan Kraus, Melissa McClure, Chris Miller, Rebecca Oppenheimer, David Wilner, and Zhaohuan Zhu

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A Comprehensive Assessment of the Low-Temperature Thermal Properties and Thermodynamic Functions of CeO2, Tyler D. Morrison, Elizabeth Sooby Wood, Phillippe F. Weck, Eunja Kim, Sung Oh Woo, Andrew T. Nelson, and Donald G. Naugle

Structure Prediction Drives Materials Discovery, Artem R. Organov, Chris J. Pickard, Qiang Zhu, and Richard J. Needs

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A Loud Quasi-periodic Oscillation After a Atar is Disrupted by a Massive Black Hole, Dheeraj R. Pasham, Ronald A. Remillard, P. Chris Fragile, Alessia Franchini, Nicholas C. Stone, Giuseppe Lodato, Jeroen Homan, Deepto Chakrabarty, Frederick K. Baganoff, James F. Steiner, Eric R. Coughlin, and Nishanth R. Pasham

Observation of Second Harmonic Generation in Doped Polymeric Carbon Monoxide, Michael G. Pravica, Mihailo D. Rabasovic, Aleksandar J. Krmpot, Petrika Cifligu, Blake Harris, Egor Evlyukhin, and Marko G. Nikolic

Observation of Second Harmonic Generation in Doped Polymeric Carbon Monoxide, Michael G. Pravica, Mihailo D. Rabasovic, Aleksandar J. Krmpot, Petrika Cifligu, Blake Harris, Egor Evlyukhin, and Marko G. Nikolic

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Fluorine Chemistry at Extreme Conditions: Possible Synthesis of Hgf4, Michael G. Pravica, Sarah Schyck, Blake Harris, Petrika Cifligu, Eunja Kim, and Brant Billinghurst

Electrides with Dinitrogen Ligands, Jingyu Qu, Shengcai Zhu, Weiwei Zhang, and Qiang Zhu

How Long Does a 15-Year Drought Last? On the Correlation of Rare Events, George Rhee, Jimmy Salazar, and Corwin Grigg

High Pressure Behavior of Mercury Difluoride (HgF2), Sarah Schyck, Egor Evlyukhin, Eunja Kim, and Micheal Pravica

Probing the Structures, Electronic and Bonding Properties of Multidecker Lanthanides: Neutral and Anionic Lnn(COT)m (Ln = Ce, Nd, Eu, Ho and Yb; n, m = 1, 2) Complexes, Peng Shao, Li Ping Ding, Dao-Bin Luo, and Cheng Lu

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Alignment of a Circumbinary Disc Around an Eccentric Binary with Application to KH 15D, Jeremy L. Smallwood, Stephen H. Lubow, Alessia Franchini, and Rebecca G. Martin

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Investigation of the Asteroid - Neutron Star Collision Model for the Repeating Fast Radio Burst, Jeremy L. Smallwood, Rebecca G. Martin, and Bing Zhang

Anomalous Conductivity in the Rutile Structure Driven by Local Disorder, Dean Smith, Daniel Sneed, Nathan Dasenbrock-Gammon, Elliot Snider, G. Alexander Smith, Christian Childs, Jeffrey S. Pigot, Nenad Velisavljevic, Changyong Park, Keith V. Lawler, Ranga P. Dias, and Ashkan Salamat

Probing Disorder in High-Pressure Cubic Tin (Iv) Oxide: A Combined X-Ray Diffraction and Absorption Study, Daniel Sneed, John S.C. Kearney, Jesse S. Smith, Changyong Park, and Ashkan Salamat

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Viewing Angle Constraints on S190425z and S190426c and the Joint Gravitational-wave/Gamma-Ray Detection Fractions for Binary Neutron Star Mergers, Hao-Ran Song, Shun-Ke Ai, Min-Hao Wang, Nan Xing, He Gao, and Bing Zhang

Exotic Hydrogen Bonding in Compressed Ammonia Hydrides, Xianqi Song, Ketao Yin, Yanchao Wang, Andreas Hermann, Hanyu Liu, Jian Lv, Quan Li, Changfeng Chen, and Yanming Ma

The Discovery and Legacy of Kepler's Multitransiting Planetary System, Jason H. Steffen and Jack J. Lissauer

On the Gravitational Instabilities of Protoplanetary Disks, Ning Sui, Ping He, and Min Li

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A Unified Binary Neutron Star Merger Magnetar Model for the Chandra X-Ray Transients CDF-S XT1 and XT2, Hui Sun, Ye Li, Bin-Bin Zhang, Bing Zhang, Franz E. Bauer, Yongquan Xue, and Weimin Yuan

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CoB6 Monolayer: A Robust Two-dimensional Ferromagnet, Xiao Tang, Weiguo Sun, Yuantong Gu, Cheng Lu, Liangzhi Kou, and Changfeng Chen

A Comprehensive Chandra Study of the Disk Wind in the Black Hole Candidate 4U 1630-472, N. Trueba, J. M. Miller, J. Kaastra, A. Zoghbi, A. C. Fabian, T. Kallman, Daniel Proga, and J. Raymond

Three-Dimensional Crystalline Modification of Graphene in all-sp2 Hexagonal Lattices with or without Topological Nodal Lines, Jian-Tao Wang, Yuting Qian, Hongmong Weng, Enge Wang, and Changfeng Chen

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Topological Nodal Line Semimetals in Graphene Network Structures, Jian-Tao Wang, Hongming Weng, and Chengfeng Chen

Computational Discovery and Characterization of New B2O Phases, Jianyun Wang, Quan Li, Chris J. Pickard, Changfeng Chen, and Yanming Ma

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Ternary Inorganic Electrides with Mixed Bonding, Junjie Wang, Qiang Zhu, Zhenhai Wang, and Hideo Hosono

Seismic Performance of Axially Restrained Reinforced Concrete Frame Beams, Liping Wang, Ying Tian, Wenwen Luo, and Guichen Li

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Kondo Signatures of a Quantum Magnetic Impurity in Topological Superconductors, Rui Wang, Wei-Yi Su, Jian-Xin Zhu, Chin-Sen Ting, Hai Li, Changfeng Chen, Baigeng Wang, and Xiaoqun Wang

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Modeling the Light Curves of the Luminous Type Ic Supernova 2007D, Shan-Qin Wang, Zach Cano, Long Li, Liang-Duan Liu, Ling-Jun Wang, WeiKang Zheng, Zi-Gao Dai, En-Wei Liang, and Alexei V. Filippenko

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Coherent Radio Emission from a Twisted Magnetosphere after a Magnetar-quake, Weiyang Wang, Bing Zhang, Xuelei Chen, and Renxin Xu

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On the Time-Frequency Downward Drifting of Repeating Fast Radio Bursts, Weiyang Wang, Bing Zhang, Xuelei Chen, and Renxin Xu

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Synchrotron Self-Compton Emission from External Shocks as the Origin of the Sub-TeV Emission in GRB 180720B and GRB 190114C, Xiang-Yu Wang, Ruo-Yu Liu, Hai-Ming Zhang, Shao-Qiang Xi, and Bing Zhang

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Cloud Coalescence: A Dynamical Instability Affecting Multiphase Environments, Tim Waters and Daniel Proga

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Non-Isobaric Thermal Instability, Tim Waters and Daniel Proga

Structure–Thermodynamics Relationship of Schoepite from First-Principles, Philippe F. Weck, Carlos F. Jove-Colon, and Eunja Kim

Multimessenger Tests of Einstein's Weak Equivalence Principle and Lorentz Invariance with a High-Energy Neutrino from a Flaring Blazar, Jun-Jie Wei, Bin-Bin Zhang, Lang Shao, He Gao, Ye Li, Qian-Qing Yin, Xue-Feng Wu, Xiang-Yu Wang, Bing Zhang, and Zi-Gao Dai

GRID: A Student Project to Monitor the Transient Gamma-Ray Sky in the Multi-Messenger Astronomy Era, Jiaxing Wen, Xiangyun Long, Xutao Zheng, Yu An, Zhengyang Cai, Jirong Cang, Yuepeng Che, Changyu Chen, Liangjun Chen, Qianjun Chen, Ziyun Chen, Yingjie Chen, Litao Deng, Wei Deng, Wenqing Deng, Hangci Du, Lian Duan, Quan Gan, Tai Gao, Zhiying Gao, Wenbin Han, Yiying Han, Xinbo He, Xinhao He, Long Huo, Fan Hu, Junling Hu, Bo Huang, Dongyang Huang, Xuefeng Huang, and Shihai Jia

Profound Softening and Shear-Induced Melting of Diamond at Extreme Conditions: An ab-initio Molecular Dynamics Study, Libin Wen, Hao Wu, Hong Sun, and Changfeng Chen

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Dynamical Instability and Its Implications for Planetary System Architecture, Dong-Hong Wu, Rachel C. Zang, Ji-Lin Zhou, and Jason H. Steffen

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Limits on the Weak Equivalence Principle and Photon Mass with FRB 121102 Subpulses, Nan Xing, He Gao, Jun-Jie Wei, Zhengxiang Li, Weiyang Wang, Bing Zhang, Xue-Feng Wu, and Peter Meszaros

A Magnetar-Powered X-Ray Transient as the Aftermath of a Binary Neutron-Star Merger, Yongquan Xue, Xiancheng Zheng, Yuexing Li, William N. Brandt, Bing Zhang, Bin Luo, B. Zhang, Franz E. Bauer, H. Sun, Bret D. Lehmer, X. F. Wu, Guang Yang, X. Kong, J. Y. Li, M. Y. Sun, J. X. Wang, and F. Vito

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On the Broad-Band Synchrotron Spectra of Pulsar Wind Nebulae, Siyao Xu, Noel Klinger, Oleg Kargaltsev, and Bing Zhang

Morphological Signitures Induced by Dust Back Reactions in Discs with an Embedded Planet, Chao-Chin Yang and Zhaohuan Zhu

Inverse Correlation between Lethality and Thermodynamic Stability of Contact Insecticide Polymorphs, Jingxiang Yang, Xiaolong Zhu, Chunhuna T. Hu, Mengdi Qiu, Qiang Zhu, Michael D. Ward, and Bart Kahr

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How Bright Are Fast Optical Bursts Associated With Fast Radio Bursts?, Yuan-Pei Yang, Bing Zhang, and Jian-Yan Wei

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Relativistic Astronomy. III. Test of Special Relativity via Doppler Effect, Yuan-Pei Yang, Jin-Peng Zhu, and Bing Zhang

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Second Repeating FRB 180814.J0422+73: Ten-year Fermi-LAT Upper Limits and Implications, Yu-Han Yang, Bin-Bin Zhang, and Bing Zhang

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A Tight Relation between Spiral Arm Pitch Angle and Protplanetary Disk Mass, Si-Yue Yu, Luis C. Ho, and Zhaohuan Zhu

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Probing the Direct Factor for Superconductivity in FeSe-Based Superconductors by Raman Scattering, Animin Zhang, Xiaoli Ma, Yimeng Wang, Shanshan Sun, Bin Lei, Hechang Lei, Xianhui Chen, Xiaoqun Wang, Changfeng Chen, and Qingming Zhang

Topological Phase Transition Between Distinct Weyl Semimetal States in MoTe2, Anmin Zhang, Xiaoli Ma, Changle Liu, Rui Lou, Yimeng Wang, Qiaohe Yu, Yiyan Wang, Tian-long Xia, Shancai Wang, Lei Zhang, Xiaoqun Wang, Changfeng Chen, and Qingming Zhang

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Charged Compact Binary Coalescence Signal and Electromagnetic Counterpart of Plunging Black Hole–Neutron Star Mergers, Bing Zhang

Extreme Emission Seen from γ-ray Bursts, Bing Zhang

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The Delay Time of Gravitational Wave — Gamma-Ray Burst Associations, Bing Zhang