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The s process in rotating low-mass AGB stars. Nucleosynthesis calculations in models matching asteroseismic constraints (2019)
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den Hartogh, J., Hirschi, R., Lugaro, M., Doherty, C., Battino, U., Herwig, F., …Eggenberger, P. (2019). The s process in rotating low-mass AGB stars. Nucleosynthesis calculations in models matching asteroseismic constraints. Astronomy and Astrophysics,

Aims. We investigate the s-process during the AGB phase of stellar models whose cores are enforced to rotate at rates consistent with asteroseismology observations of their progenitors and successors. Methods. We calculated new 2M⊙, Z=0.01 models, ro... Read More

Enrichment of the Galactic disc with neutron-capture elements: Mo and Ru (2019)
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Mishenina, T., Pignatari, M., Gorbaneva, T., Travaglio, C., Côté, B., Thielemann, F., & Soubiran, C. (2019). Enrichment of the Galactic disc with neutron-capture elements: Mo and Ru. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 000, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz2202

We present new observational data for the heavy elements molybdenum (Mo, Z = 42) and ruthenium (Ru, Z = 44) in F-, G-, and K-stars belonging to different substructures of the Milky Way. The range of metallicity covered is-1.0 < [Fe/H] < +0.3. The spe... Read More

Long-term ambient air-stable cubic CsPbBr3 perovskite quantum dots using molecular bromine (2019)
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Thapa, S., Bhardwaj, K., Basel, S., Pradhan, S., Eling, C. J., Adawi, A. M., …Tamang, S. (in press). Long-term ambient air-stable cubic CsPbBr3 perovskite quantum dots using molecular bromine. Nanoscale advances, https://doi.org/10.1039/c9na00486f

We report unprecedented phase stability of cubic CsPbBr3 quantum dots in ambient air obtained by using Br2 as halide precursor. Mechanistic investigation reveals the decisive role of temperature-controlled in situ generated, oleylammonium halide spec... Read More

A direct measurement of the 17O(α,γ)21Ne reaction in inverse kinematics and its impact on heavy element production (2019)
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Taggart, M., Akers, C., Laird, A., Hager, U., Ruiz, C., Hutcheon, D., …Williams, M. (2019). A direct measurement of the 17O(α,γ)21Ne reaction in inverse kinematics and its impact on heavy element production. Physics letters. B, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2019.134894

During the slow neutron capture process in massive stars, reactions on light elements can both produce and absorb neutrons thereby influencing the final heavy element abundances. At low metallicities, the high neutron capture rate of 16O can inhibit... Read More

NuGrid stellar data set - III. Updated low-mass AGB models and s-process nucleosynthesis with metallicities Z=0.01, Z=0.02 and Z=0.03 (2019)
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Battino, U., Tattersall, A., Lederer-Woods, C., Herwig, F., Denissenkov, P., Hirschi, R., …Pignatari, M. (2019). NuGrid stellar data set - III. Updated low-mass AGB models and s-process nucleosynthesis with metallicities Z=0.01, Z=0.02 and Z=0.03. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 489(1), 1082–1098. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz2158

The production of the neutron-capture isotopes beyond iron that we observe today in the solar system is the result of the combined contribution of the r-process, the s-process and possibly the i-process. Low-mass AGB (1.5 < M/M⊙ < 3) and massive (M >... Read More

The chromospheric response to the sunquake generated by the X9.3 flare of NOAA 12673 (2019)
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Quinn, S., Reid, A., Mathioudakis, M., Nelson, C., Prasad, S. K., & Zharkov, S. (2019). The chromospheric response to the sunquake generated by the X9.3 flare of NOAA 12673. The Astrophysical journal, 881(1), https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab2c9e

Active region NOAA 12673 was extremely volatile in 2017 September, producing many solar flares, including the largest of solar cycle 24, an X9.3 flare of 06 September 2017. It has been reported that this flare produced a number of sunquakes along the... Read More

Star-Forming, Rotating Spheroidal Galaxies in the GAMA and SAMI Surveys (2019)
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Moffett, A. J., Phillipps, S., Robotham, A. S. G., Driver, S. P., Bremer, M. N., Cortese, L., …van de Sande, J. (2019). Star-Forming, Rotating Spheroidal Galaxies in the GAMA and SAMI Surveys. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 489(2), 2830–2843. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz2237

The Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) survey has morphologically identified a class of ‘Little Blue Spheroid’ (LBS) galaxies whose relationship to other classes of galaxies we now examine in detail. Considering a sample of 868 LBSs, we find that such g... Read More

The i-process yields of rapidly accreting white dwarfs from multicycle He-shell flash stellar evolution models with mixing parametrizations from 3D hydrodynamics simulations (2019)
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Denissenkov, P. A., Herwig, F., Woodward, P., Andrassy, R., Pignatari, M., & Jones, S. (2019). The i-process yields of rapidly accreting white dwarfs from multicycle He-shell flash stellar evolution models with mixing parametrizations from 3D hydrodynamics simulations. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 488(3), 4258-4270. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz1921

193 nm ArF laser ablation and patterning of chitosan thin films (2018)
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Aesa, A. A., & Walton, C. D. (2018). 193 nm ArF laser ablation and patterning of chitosan thin films. Applied physics, 124, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-018-1859-z

This paper reports laser ablation studies on spin-coated biopolymer chitosan films, β-l,4-1inked 2-amino-2-deoxy-d-glucopyranose. Chitosan has been irradiated using an ArF laser emitting at 193 nm. An ablation threshold of FT = 85±8 mJ cm−2 has been... Read More

Reply to comment on the paper “ on a role of quadruple component of magnetic field in defining solar activity in grand cycles” by Usoskin (2017) (2017)
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Zharkova, V., Popova, E., Shepherd, S., & Zharkov, S. (2018). Reply to comment on the paper “ on a role of quadruple component of magnetic field in defining solar activity in grand cycles” by Usoskin (2017). Journal of atmospheric and solar-terrestrial physics, 176, 72-82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jastp.2017.09.019

In this communication we provide our answers to the comments by Usoskin (2017) on our recent paper (Popova et al, 2017a). We show that Principal Component Analysis (PCA) allows us to derive eigen vectors with eigen values assigned to variance of sola... Read More

Shaping plasmon beams via the controlled illumination of finite-size plasmonic crystals (2014)
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Bouillard, J., Segovia, P., Dickson, W., Wurtz, G. A., & Zayats, A. V. (2015). Shaping plasmon beams via the controlled illumination of finite-size plasmonic crystals. Scientific reports, 4(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/srep07234

Plasmonic crystals provide many passive and active optical functionalities, including enhanced sensing, optical nonlinearities, light extraction from LEDs and coupling to and from subwavelength waveguides. Here we study, both experimentally and numer... Read More

Lattice gerbe theory (2014)
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Lipstein, A. E., & Reid-Edwards, R. A. (2014). Lattice gerbe theory. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2014(9), https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP09%282014%29034

We formulate the theory of a 2-form gauge field on a Euclidean spacetime lattice. In this approach, the fundamental degrees of freedom live on the faces of the lattice, and the action can be constructed from the sum over Wilson surfaces associated wi... Read More

Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): testing galaxy formation models through the most massive galaxies in the Universe (2014)
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Oliva-Altamirano, P., Brough, S., Lidman, C., Couch, W. J., Hopkins, A. M., Colless, M., …Sharp, R. G. (2014). Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): testing galaxy formation models through the most massive galaxies in the Universe. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 440(1), 762-775. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stu277

We have analysed the growth of Brightest Group Galaxies and Brightest Cluster Galaxies (BGGs/BCGs) over the last 3 billion years using a large sample of 883 galaxies from the Galaxy And Mass Assembly survey. By comparing the stellar mass of BGGs and... Read More

The quintic Grassmannian g(1,4,2) in PG(9,2) (2004)
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Shaw, R., & Gordon, N. (2004). The quintic Grassmannian g(1,4,2) in PG(9,2). Designs, codes, and cryptography, 32(1-3), 381 - 396. https://doi.org/10.1023...ESI.0000029236.10701.61

The 155 points of the Grassmannian g(1,4,2) of lines of PG(4,2) = PV(5,2) are those points x is an element of PG(9,2) = P(boolean AND V-2(5,2)) which satisfy a certain quintic equation Q(x) = 0. (The quintic polynomial Q is given explicitly in Shaw a... Read More