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Submissions from 2108

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New Carbon Allotropes In Sp + Sp(3) Bonding Networks Consisting Of C-8 Cubes, Jian-Tao Wang, Changfeng Chen, Hiroshi Mizuseki, and Yoshiyuki Kawazoe

Submissions from 2018

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The THESEUS Space Mission Concept: Science Case, Design and Expected Performances, L. Amati, P. O'Brien, D. Götz, E. Bozzo, C. Tenzer, F. Frontera, G. Ghirlanda, C. Labanti, J. P. Osborne, G. Stratta, N. Tanvir, R. Willingale, P. Attina, R. Campana, A. J. Castro-Tirado, C. Contini, Fuschino, A. Gomboc, R. Hudec, P. Orleanski, E. Renotte, T. Rodic, Z. Bagoly, A. Blain, P. Callanan, S. Covino, A. Ferrara, E. Le Floch, M. Marisaldi, S. Mereghetti, and P. Rosati

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Three-Dimensional Disc-Satellite Interaction: Torques, Migration, and Observational Signatures, Lev Arzamasskiy, Zhaohuan Zhu, and James M. Stone

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Planet-driven Spiral Arms in Protoplanetary Disks. I. Formation Mechanism, Jaehan Bae and Zhaohuan Zhu

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Planet-driven Spiral Arms in Protoplanetary Disks. II. Implications, Jaehan Bae and Zhaohuan Zhu

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Compressibility and Thermoelectric Behavior of TiCoSb Half-Heusler Compound at High Pressures, Jason L. Baker, Ravhi S. Kumar, Changyong Park, Nenad Velisavljevic, and Andrew Cornelius

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GRB 130427A Afterglow: A Test for GRB Models, Massimiliano De Pasquale, M. J. Page, D. A. Kann, S. R. Oates, S. Schulze, Bing Zhang, Z. Cano, B. Gendre, D. Malesani, A. Rossi, N. Gehrels, E. Troja, L. Piro, M. Boër, and G. Stratta

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Magnetic Field Amplification Via Protostellar Disc Dynamos, Sergei Dyda, R V.E. Lovelace, G. V. Ustyugova, A. V. Koldoba, and I. Wasserman

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Non-Axisymmetric Line-Driven Disc Winds - I. Disc Perturbations, Sergei Dyda and Daniel Proga

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Grain Boundary Phases in BCC Metals, T. Frovlov, W. Setyawan, R. J. Kurtz, J. Marian, A. R. Oganov, R. E. Rudd, and Qiang Zhu

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Predicting the Ground-state Structure of Sodium Boride, Xin-Ling He, Xiao Dong, QuanSheng Wu, Zhisheng Zhao, Qiang Zhu, Artem R. Oganov, Yongjun Tian, Dongli Yu, Xiang-Feng Zhou, and Hui-Tian Wang

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Electron Scattering Wings on Lines in Interacting Supernovae, Chenliang Huang and Roger A. Chevalier

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GRB 120729A: External Shock Origin for Both the Prompt Gamma-Ray Emission and Afterglow, Li-Ye Huang, Xiang-Gao Wang, WeiKang Zheng, En-Wei Liang, Da-bin Lin, Shi-Qing Zhong, Hai-Ming Zhang, Xiao-Li Huang, Alexi V. Filippenko, and Bing Zhang

Inside-out Planet Formation. IV. Pebble Evolution and Planet Formation Timescales, Xiao Hu, Jonathan C. Tan, Zhaohuan Zhu, Sourav Chatterjee, Tilman Birnstiel, Andrew N. Youdin, and Subhanjoy Mohanty

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Structure of Protoplanetary Discs with Magnetically Driven Winds, Fazeleh Khajenabi, Mohsen Shadmehri, Martin E. Pessah, and Rebecca G. Martin

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Two-Dimensional Ferroelectric Topological Insulators in Functionalized Atomically Thin Bismuth Layers, Liangzhi Kou, Huixia Fu, Yandong Ma, Binghai Yan, Ting Liao, Aijun Du, and Changfeng F. Chen

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Tunable Quantum Order in Bilayer Bi2Te3: Stacking Dependent Quantum Spin Hall States, Liangzhi Kou, Chengwang Niu, Huixia Fu, Yandong Ma, Binghai Yan, and Changfeng Chen

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Phosphorus Dimerization in Gallium Phosphide at High Pressure, Barbara Lavina, Eunja Kim, Hyunchae Cynn, Philippe F. Weck, Kelly Seaborg, Emily Siska, Yue Meng, and William Evans

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Reply to 'Anisotropy Governs Strain Stiffening in Nanotwinned-materials', Bing Li, Hong Sun, and Changfeng Chen

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On the Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae, Mario Livio and Paolo Mazzali

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Syntheses, Raman Spectroscopy and Crystal Structures of Alkali Hexa-fluoridorhenates(IV) Revisited, James Louis-Jean, Samundeeswari Mariappan Balasekaran, Dean Smith, Ashkan Salamat, Chien Thang Pham, and Frederic Poineau

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High-Pressure Evolution of Crystal Bonding Structures and Properties of FeOOH, Cheng Lu and Changfeng Chen

Zirconium Tetrachloride Revisited, Rosendo Borjas Nevarez, Samundeeswari Mariappan Balasekaran, Eunja Kim, Philippe Weck, and Frederic Poineau

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Enhanced Superconducting Transition Temperature in Electroplated Rhenium, D. P. Pappas, D. E. David, R. E. Lake, M. Bal, R. B. Goldfarb, D. A. Hite, E. Kim, H.-S. Ku, C. R. H. McRae, L. D. Pappas, A. Roshko, J. G. Wen, B. L. T. Plourde, I. Arslan, and X. Wu

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What is Measured by Hyper-Rayleigh Scattering From a Liquid?, Micheal B. Rodriquez and David P. Shelton

On the Non-detection of Glashow Resonance in IceCube, Sarira Sahu and Bing Zhang

THESEUS: A Key Space Mission Concept for Multi-Messenger Astrophysics, G. Stratta, R. Ciolfi, L. Amati, E. Bozzo, G. Ghirlanda, E. Maiorano, L. Nicastro, A. Rossi, S. Vinciguerra, F. Frontera, D. Götz, C. Guidorzi, P. O’Brien, J. P. Osborne, N. Tanvir, M. Branchesi, E. Brocato, M. G. Dainotti, M. De Pasquale, A. Grado, J. Greiner, F. Longo, U. Maio, D. Mereghetti, R. Mignani, S. Piranomonte, L. Rezzolla, R. Salvaterra, R. Starling, R. Willingale, and M. Böer

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Planetary Candidates Observed by Kepler. VIII. A Fully Automated Catalog with Measured Completeness and Reliability Based on Data Release 25, Susan E. Thompson, Jeffrey L. Coughlin, Kelssey Hoffman, Fergal Mullally, Jessie L. Christiansen, Christopher J. Burke, Steve Bryson, Natalie Batalha, Michael R. Haas, Joseph Catanzarite, Jason F. Rowe, Geert Barentsen, Douglas A. Caldwell, Bruce D. Clarke, Jon M. Jenkins, Jie Li, David W. Latham, Jack J. Lissauer, Savita Mathur, Robert L. Morris, Shawn E. Seader, Jeffrey C. Smith, Todd C. Klaus, Joseph D. Twicken, Jeffrey E. Van Cleve, Bill Wohler, Rachel Akeson, David R. Ciardi, William D. Cochran, Christopher E. Henze, and Steve B. Howell

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Pressure-Induced Structural and Electronic Transitions, Metallization, and Enhanced Visible-Light Responsiveness in Layered Rhenium Disulphide, Pei Wang, Yonggang Wang, Jingyu Qu, Qiang Zhu, Wenge Yang, Jinlong Zhu, Liping Wang, Weiwei Zhang, Duanwei He, and Yusheng Zhao

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Gamma-Ray Burst Jet Breaks Revisited, Xiang-Gao Wang, Bing Zhang, En-Wei Liang, Rui-Jing Liang, Da-bin Lin, Jing Li, and Long Li

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Fermi Large Area Telescope Detection of Gamma-Ray Emission from the Direction of Supernova iPTF14hls, Qiang Yuan, Neng-Hui Liao, Yu-Liang Xin, Ye Li, Yi-Zhong Fan, Bing Zhang, Hong-Bo Hu, and Xiao-Jun Bi

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FRB 121102: A Repeatedly Combed Neutron Star by a Nearby Low-luminosity Accreting Supermassive Black Hole, Bing Zhang

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Water Confined in Nanocapillaries: Two-Dimensional Bilayer Squarelike Ice and Associated Solid–Liquid–Solid Transition, Weiduo Zhu, Yinbo Zhu, Lu Wang, Qiang Zhu, Wen-Hui Zhao, Chongqin Zhu, Jaeil Bai, Jinlong Yang, Lan-Feng Yuan, HengAn Wu, and Xiao Cheng Zeng

Global Evolution of an Accretion Disk with a Net Vertical Field: Coronal Accretion, Flux Transport, and Disk Winds, Zhaohuan Zhu and James M. Stone

Submissions from 2017

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Populating H2 and CO in Galaxy Simulation with Dust Evolution, Li-Hsin Chen, Hiroyuki Hirashita, Kuan-Chou Hou, Shohei Aoyama, Ikkoh Shimizu, and Kentaro Nagamine

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Linear Analysis of the Evolution of Nearly Polar Low-mass Circumbinary Discs, Stephen H. Lubow and Rebecca G. Martin

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Inner-shell Chemistry under High Pressure, Maosheng Miao, Jorge Botana, Michael G. Pravica, Daniel Sneed, and Changyong Park

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High Pressure Resonant X-ray Emission Studies of WO3 and Hydrogenated WO3, Michael G. Pravica, Yonggang Wang, Yuming Xiao, and Paul Chow

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Asteroid Impacts on Terrestrial Planets: The Effects of Super-Earths and the Role of the V6 Resonance, Jeremy L. Smallwood, Rebecca G. Martin, Stephen Lepp, and Mario Livio

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High-Pressure Equation of State of Cesium Fluoride to 120 GPa, Daniel Sneed, Michael G. Pravica, Eunja Kim, and Philippe Weck

Submissions from 2016

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Technetium incorporation in scheelite: insights from first-principles, M Ackerman, Eunja Kim, P F. Weck, W Chernesky, and Ken Czerwinski

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Finding the Center: An Aanlysis of the Tilted Ring Model Fits to the Inner and Outer Parts of Six Dwarf Galaxies, John H Boisvert and G Rhee

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Cancellation policies in the hotel, airline and restaurant industries, Changfeng Chen

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Study of Lehman Creek Watershed's Hydrologic Response to Climate Change Using Downscaled CMIP5 Projections, Changfeng Chen, Sajjad Ahmad, J Mejia, and A Kalra

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Genetic Relationship between Schizophrenia and Nicotine Dependence, J Chen, S A. Bacanu, H Yu, Z Zhao, P Jia, K S. Kendler, H R. Kranzler, J Gelernter, L Farrer, C Minica, R Pool, Y Milaneschi, D I. Boomsma, B WJH Penninx, R F. Tyndale, J J. Ware, J M. Vink, J Kaprio, M Munafò, and X Chen

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Capturing the electromagnetic counterparts of binary neutron star mergers through low-latency gravitational wave triggers, Q Chu, E J. Howell, A Rowlinson, H Gao, Bing Zhang, S J. Tingay, M Boër, and L Wen

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Collision-Induced Magnetic Reconnection and a Unified Interpretation of Polarization Properties of GRBs and Blazars, Wei Deng, H Zhang, Bing Zhang, and H Li

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The central engine of GRB 130831A and the energy breakdown of a relativistic explosion, M De Pasquale, S R. Oates, J L. Racusin, D A. Kann, Bing Zhang, A Pozanenko, A A. Volnova, A Trotter, N Frank, A Cucchiara, E Troja, B Sbarufatti, N R. Butler, S Schulze, Z Cano, M J. Page, A J. Castro-Tirado, J Gorosabel, A Lien, O Fox, O Littlejohns, J S. Bloom, J X. Prochaska, J A. de Diego, J. Gonzalez, M G. Richer, C. Román-Zúñiga, A M. Watson, N. Gehrels, H. Moseley, A. Kutyrev, S. Zane, and V. Hoette

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The 80 Ms follow-up of the X-ray afterglow of GRB 130427A challenges the standard forward shock model, M. De Pasquale, M.J. Page, D.A. Kann, S.R. Oates, S. Schulze, Bing Zhang, Z. Cano B., Gendre, D. Malesani, A. Rossi E., Troja, L. Piro, M. Boer, G. Stratta, and N. Gehrels

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Ultralow-Frequency Collective Compression Mode and Strong Interlayer Coupling in Multilayer Black Phosphorus, S Dong, A Zhang, K Liu, J Ji, Y G. Ye, X G. Luo, X H. Chen, X Ma, Y Jie, Changfeng Chen, X Wang, and Q Zhang

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In-situ high-pressure x-ray diffraction study of zinc ferrite nanoparticles, S Ferrari, Ravhi Kumar, F Grinblat, J C. Aphesteguy, F D. Saccone, and D Errandonea

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Constraints on binary neutron star merger product from short GRB observations, H Gao, Bing Zhang, and H J. Lü

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A Model of White Dwarf Pulsar AR Scorpii, Jinjun Geng, Bing Zhang, and Y F. Huang

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Propagation of Relativistic, Hydrodynamic, Intermittent Jets in a Rotating, Collapsing GRB Progenitor Star, Jinjun Geng, Bing Zhang, and R Kuiper

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Monazite-type SrCr O4 under compression, J Gleissner, D Errandonea, A Segura, J Pellicer-Porres, M A. Hakeem, J E. Proctor, S V. Raju, Ravhi Kumar, P Rodríguez-Hernández, A Muñoz, S Lopez-Moreno, and M Bettinelli

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Efficient Production of High-energy Nonthermal Particles during Magnetic Reconnection in a Magnetically Dominated Ion-Electron Plasma, F Guo, X Li, H Li, W Daughton, Bing Zhang, N Lloyd-Ronning, Y H. Liu, H Zhang, and W Deng

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Structural and electronic phase transitions of ThS2 from first-principles calculations, Y Guo, C Wang, W Qiu, X Ke, P Huai, C Cheng, Z Zhu, and Changfeng Chen

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Transit Timing Observations from Kepler. IX. Catalog of the Full Long-cadence Data Set, Tomer Holczer, Tsevi Mazeh, Gil Nachmani, Daniel Jontoff-Hutter, Eric B. Ford, Daniel Fabrycky, Darin Ragozzine MacKenzie, Kane, and Jason H. Steffan

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Fast response electromagnetic follow-ups from low latency GW triggers, E J. Howell, Q Chu, A Rowlinson, H Gao, Bing Zhang, S J. Tingay, M Boër, and L Wen

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A Statistical Study of GRB X-Ray Flares: Evidence of Ubiquous Bulk Acceleration in the Emission Region, Lanwei Jia, Z L. Uhm, and Bing Zhang

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When Do Scientific Explanations Compete? Steps Toward A Heuristic Checklist, Todd E. Jones and Michael G. Pravica

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Auxetic and Ferroelastic Borophane: A Novel 2D Material with Negative Possion's Ratio and Switchable Dirac Transport Channels, L Kou, Y Ma, Chun Tang, Z Sun, A Du, and Changfeng Chen

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High-mobility anisotropic transport in few-layer γ-B28 films, L Kou, Y Ma, L Zhou, Z Sun, Y Gu, A Du, S Smith, and Changfeng Chen

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IGR J12580+0134: The first tidal disruption event with an off-beam relativistic jet, Weihua Lei, Q Yuan, Bing Zhang, and D Wang

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Internal x-ray plateau in short GRBs: Signature of supramassive fast-rotating quark stars?, Ang Li, Bing Zhang, N B. Zhang, H Gao, B Qi, and Tong Liu

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Extreme Mechanics of Probing the Ultimate Strength of Nanotwinned Diamond, B Li, H Sun, and Changfeng Chen

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A Method to Constrain Mass and Spin of GRB Black Holes within the NDAF Model, Tong Liu, Li Xue, Xiao-Hong Zhao, Fu-Wen Zhang, and Bing Zhang

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Detectable MeV neutrinos from black hole neutrino-dominated accretion flows, T Liu, B Zhang, Y Li, R Y. Ma, and L Xue

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A comparative study of long and short GRBS. I. Overlapping properties, Ye Li, Bing Zhang, and Houjun Lü

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Fluorine-Doped Antiperovskite Electrolyte for All-Solid-State Lithium-Ion Batteries, Y Li, W Zhou, S Xin, Shuai Li, Jinlong Zhu, L Xujie, Z Cui, Q Jia, J Zhou, Yusheng Zhao, and J B. Goodenough

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Ab initio prediction of superdense tetragonal and monoclinic polymorphs of carbon, Z Li, J T. Wang, L F. Xu, and Changfeng Chen

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The Evolution of Planet-Disk Systems that are Mildly Inclined to the Orbit of a Binary Companion, Stephen Lubow and Rebecca G. Martin

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Antiperovskite Li3 OCl superionic conductor films for solid-state li-ion batteries, X Lü, John W Howard, A Chen, Jinlong Zhu, Shuai Li, G Wu, P Dowden, H Xu, Yusheng Zhao, and Q Jia

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Enhanced Structural Stability and Photo Responsiveness of CH3NH3SnI3 Perovskite via Pressure-Induced Amorphization and Recrystallization, X Lü, Yonggang Wang, C C. Stoumpos, Q Hu, X Guo, H Chen, L Yang, J S. Smith, W Yang, Yusheng Zhao, H Xu, M G. Kanatzidis, and Q Jia

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A Dynamical Analysis of the Kepler-80 System of Five Transiting Planets, M G. Macdonald, D Ragozzine, D C. Fabrycky, E B. Ford, M J. Holman, H T. Isaacson, J J. Lissauer, E D. Lopez, T Mazeh, L Rogers, J F. Rowe, Jason Steffen, and G Torres

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On the formation of super-Earths with implications for the solar system, Rebecca G. Martin and Mario Livio

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WHY ARE PULSAR PLANETS RARE?, Rebecca Martin, M Livio, and D Palaniswamy

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Equation of state for technetium from X-ray diffraction and first-principle calculations, Daniel S Mast, E Kim, E M. Siska, F Poineau, K R. Czerwinski, B Lavina, and P M. Forster

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Soft X-ray Spectroscopy of a Complex Heterojunction in High-Efficiency Thin-Film Photovoltaics: Intermixing and Zn Speciation at the Zn(O,S)/Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Interface, Michelle Mezher, R Garris, L M. Mansfield, M Blum, D Hauschild, K Horsley, D A. Duncan, W Yang, M Bär, L Weinhardt, K Ramanathan, and C Heske

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Electronic structure of the Zn(O,S)/Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin-film solar cell interface, Michelle Mezher, R Garris, L M. Mansfield, K Horsley, L Weinhardt, D A. Duncan, Monika Blum, S G. Rosenberg, M Bär, K Ramanathan, and Clemens Heske

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The Accretion Disk Wind in the Black Hole GRS 1915+105, J M. Miller, J Raymond, A C. Fabian, E Gallo, J Kaastra, T Kallman, A L. King, Daniel Proga, C S. Reynolds, and A Zoghbi

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Carbon nitride frameworks and dense crystalline polymorphs, C J. Pickard, Ashkan Salamat, M J. Bojdys, R J. Needs, and P F. McMillan

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A novel synthesis of polymeric CO via useful hard x-ray photochemistry, Michael G. Pravica, Daniel Sneed, Quinlan Smith, Brant Billinghurst, Tim May, Melanie White, and Kamil Dziubek

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Hexafluorobenzene under Extreme Conditions, Michael Pravica, D Sneed, Y Wang, Q Smith, and M White

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High pressure studies of potassium perchlorate, Michael Pravica, Yonggang Wang, D Sneed, S Reiser, and Melanie White

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Gamma-Ray Burst Reverse Shock Emission in Early Radio Afterglows, L Resmi and Bing Zhang

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Characterization of pentavalent and hexavalent americium complexes in nitric acid using X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy and first-principles modeling, C Riddle, Ken Czerwinski, Eunja Kim, P Paviet, P Weck, F Poineau, and S Conradson

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Electric Field Cancellation on Quartz by Rb Adsorbate-Induced Negative Electron Affinity, J A. Sedlacek, Eunja Kim, S T. Rittenhouse, P F. Weck, H R. Sadeghpour, and J P. Shaffer

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Orientation correlation and local field in liquid nitrobenzene, David Shelton

Expanded Comment on: Optical Properties of Fluid Hydrogen at the Transition to a Conducting State, Isaac F. Silvera, Rachel Husband, Ashkan Salamat, and Mohamed Zaghoo

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Sensitivity bias in the mass-radius distribution from transit timing variations and radial velocity measurements, Jason Steffen

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A population of planetary systems characterized by short-period, earth-sized planets, Jason Steffen and J L. Coughlin

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DYNAMICAL CONSIDERATIONS for LIFE in MULTI-HABITABLE PLANETARY SYSTEMS, Jason Steffen and G Li

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A multivariate model of conceptual change, G Taasoobshirazi, B Heddy, M L. Bailey, and John Farley

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Evidence of Bulk Acceleration of the GRB X-Ray Flare Emission Region, Z L. Uhm and Bing Zhang

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Toward an understanding of GRB prompt emission mechanism. I. the origin of spectral lags, Z L. Uhm and Bing Zhang

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Three-Dimensional Carbon Allotropes Comprising Phenyl Rings and Acetylenic Chains in sp+sp2 Hybrid Networks, J T. Wang, Changfeng Chen, H D. Li, H Mizuseki, and Y Kawazoe

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Body-Centered Orthorhombic C16: A Novel Topological Node-Line Semimetal, J T. Wang, H Weng, S Nie, Z Fang, Y Kawazoe, and Changfeng Chen

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Elastic, magnetic and electronic properties of iridium phosphide Ir2P, Pei Wang, Yonggang Wang, Liping Wang, X Zhang, X Yu, Jinlong Zhu, Shanmin Wang, J Qin, K Leinenweber, H Chen, D He, and Yusheng Zhao

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Giant Pressure-Driven Lattice Collapse Coupled with Intermetallic Bonding and Spin-State Transition in Manganese Chalcogenides, Yonggang Wang, L Bai, T Wen, L Yang, H Gou, Y Xiao, P Chow, Michael Pravica, W Yang, and Y Zhao