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Persistent near-infrared photoconductivity of ZnO nanoparticles based on plasmonic hot charge carriers (2022)
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Ibrahem, M. A., Verrelli, E., Cheng, F., Adawi, A. M., Bouillard, J. S. G., & O'Neill, M. (2022). Persistent near-infrared photoconductivity of ZnO nanoparticles based on plasmonic hot charge carriers. Journal of applied physics, 131(10), Article 103103. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0079006

We report on the coupling of ZnO nanoparticles with plasmonic gold nanoislands in a solution-processed photodetector, which results in a clear enhancement in the optical absorption and the electrical responsivity of ZnO nanoparticles, to cover the vi... Read More about Persistent near-infrared photoconductivity of ZnO nanoparticles based on plasmonic hot charge carriers.

A Large-scale Approach to Modeling Molecular Biosignatures: The Diatomics (2022)
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Cross, T. M., Benoit, D. M., Pignatari, M., & Gibson, B. K. (2022). A Large-scale Approach to Modeling Molecular Biosignatures: The Diatomics. The Astrophysical journal, 925(1), Article 57. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ac3976

This work presents the first steps to modeling synthetic rovibrational spectra for all molecules of astrophysical interest using a new approach implemented in the Prometheus code. The goal is to create a new comprehensive source of first-principles m... Read More about A Large-scale Approach to Modeling Molecular Biosignatures: The Diatomics.

Exploring the link between star and planet formation with Ariel (2021)
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Turrini, D., Codella, C., Danielski, C., Fedele, D., Fonte, S., Garufi, A., …Wolkenberg, P. (in press). Exploring the link between star and planet formation with Ariel. Experimental astronomy, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10686-021-09754-4

The goal of the Ariel space mission is to observe a large and diversified population of transiting planets around a range of host star types to collect information on their atmospheric composition. The planetary bulk and atmospheric compositions bear... Read More about Exploring the link between star and planet formation with Ariel.

The vibrational properties of benzene on an ordered water ice surface (2021)
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Clark, V. H., & Benoit, D. M. (2021). The vibrational properties of benzene on an ordered water ice surface. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 508(3), 3239-3250. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stab2670

We present a hybrid CCSD(T) + PBE-D3 approach to calculating the vibrational signatures for gas-phase benzene and benzene adsorbed on an ordered water ice surface. We compare the results of our method against experimentally recorded spectra and calcu... Read More about The vibrational properties of benzene on an ordered water ice surface.

Inhibition of arginine methylation impairs platelet function (2021)
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Marsden, A. J., Riley, D. R. J., Barry, A., Khalil, J. S., Guinn, B. A., Kemp, N. T., …Beltran-Alvarez, P. (in press). Inhibition of arginine methylation impairs platelet function. ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsptsci.1c00135

Protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs) catalyze the transfer of methyl groups to arginine residues in proteins. PRMT inhibitors are novel, promising drugs against cancer that are currently in clinical trials, which include oral administration of... Read More about Inhibition of arginine methylation impairs platelet function.

Polymer/TiO2Nanorod Nanocomposite Optical Memristor Device (2021)
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Jaafar, A. H., Al Chawa, M. M., Cheng, F., Kelly, S. M., Picos, R., Tetzlaff, R., & Kemp, N. T. (2021). Polymer/TiO2Nanorod Nanocomposite Optical Memristor Device. Journal of physical chemistry. C, 125(27), 14965–14973. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c02799

Modulation of resistive switching memory by light opens the route to new optoelectronic devices that can be controlled both optically and electronically. Applications include integrated circuits with memory elements switchable by light and neuromorph... Read More about Polymer/TiO2Nanorod Nanocomposite Optical Memristor Device.

Predictors of diabetes-related distress before and after FreeStyle Libre-1 use: Lessons from the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists nationwide study (2021)
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Deshmukh, H., Wilmot, E. G., Gregory, R., Barnes, D., Narendran, P., Saunders, S., …Sathyapalan, T. (2021). Predictors of diabetes-related distress before and after FreeStyle Libre-1 use: Lessons from the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists nationwide study. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, 23(10), 2261-2268. https://doi.org/10.1111/dom.14467

Aim: To identify the baseline demographic and clinical characteristics associated with diabetes-related distress (DRD) and factors associated with improvement in DRD after initiating use of the FreeStyle Libre (FSL) in people living with type 1 diabe... Read More about Predictors of diabetes-related distress before and after FreeStyle Libre-1 use: Lessons from the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists nationwide study.

A Tutorial on Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy and Nanogap Electrodes for Biosensing Applications (2021)
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Kemp, N. T. (2021). A Tutorial on Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy and Nanogap Electrodes for Biosensing Applications. IEEE sensors journal, https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2021.3084284

Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) is a powerful measurement technique used by scientists and engineers to characterize and understand the interfacial behavior of liquid-solid interfaces. Such investigations are important in numerous applic... Read More about A Tutorial on Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy and Nanogap Electrodes for Biosensing Applications.

Polarization tuning of an H1 organic–inorganic nano-cavity (2021)
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Murshidy, M. M., Adawi, A. M., Fry, P. W., & Lidzey, D. G. (2021). Polarization tuning of an H1 organic–inorganic nano-cavity. Journal of applied physics, 129(20), Article 203103. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0050458

We investigate the optical properties of the dipole-like modes of an H1 nano-cavity consisting of a single missing airhole imbedded into a triangular two-dimensional silicon nitride (Si3N4) based photonic crystal coated with a red-fluorescent molecul... Read More about Polarization tuning of an H1 organic–inorganic nano-cavity.

Ocean Acidification Amplifies the Olfactory Response to 2-Phenylethylamine: Altered Cue Reception as a Mechanistic Pathway? (2021)
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Hardege, J. D., Schirrmacher, P., Roggatz, C. C., & Benoit, D. M. (in press). Ocean Acidification Amplifies the Olfactory Response to 2-Phenylethylamine: Altered Cue Reception as a Mechanistic Pathway?. Journal of Chemical Ecology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-021-01276-9

With carbon dioxide (CO2) levels rising dramatically, climate change threatens marine environments. Due to increasing CO2 concentrations in the ocean, pH levels are expected to drop by 0.4 units by the end of the century. There is an urgent need to u... Read More about Ocean Acidification Amplifies the Olfactory Response to 2-Phenylethylamine: Altered Cue Reception as a Mechanistic Pathway?.

New Experimental 23Na(α, p)26Mg Reaction Rate for Massive Star and Type Ia Supernova Models (2021)
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Fynbo, H. O., Diget, C. A., Hubbard, N. J., Diget, C. A., Fox, S. P., Fynbo, H. O. U., …Tomlinson, J. R. (2021). New Experimental 23Na(α, p)26Mg Reaction Rate for Massive Star and Type Ia Supernova Models. The Astrophysical journal, 912(1), 59. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/abee91

The 23Na(α, p)26Mg reaction has been identified as having a significant impact on the nucleosynthesis of several nuclei between Ne and Ti in Type Ia supernovae, and of 23Na and 26Al in massive stars. The reaction has been subjected to renewed experim... Read More about New Experimental 23Na(α, p)26Mg Reaction Rate for Massive Star and Type Ia Supernova Models.

New experimental 23Na(α,p)26Mg Reaction Rate for Massive Star and Type-Ia Supernova models (2021)
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J. Hubbard, N., Aa. Diget, C., P. Fox, S., O. U. Fynbo, H., M. Howard, A., S. Kirsebom, O., …R. Tomlinson, J. (2021). New experimental 23Na(α,p)26Mg Reaction Rate for Massive Star and Type-Ia Supernova models. The Astrophysical journal, 912(1), Article 59. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/abee91

The 23Na(α,p)26Mg reaction has been identified as having a significant impact on the nucleosynthesis of several nuclei between Ne and Ti in type-Ia supernovae, and of 23Na and 26Al in massive stars. The reaction has been subjected to renewed experime... Read More about New experimental 23Na(α,p)26Mg Reaction Rate for Massive Star and Type-Ia Supernova models.

Effect of treatment planning system parameters on beam modulation complexity for treatment plans with single-layer multi-leaf collimator and dual-layer stacked multi-leaf collimator (2021)
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Quintero, P., Cheng, Y., Benoit, D., Moore, C., & Beavis, A. (2021). Effect of treatment planning system parameters on beam modulation complexity for treatment plans with single-layer multi-leaf collimator and dual-layer stacked multi-leaf collimator. British Journal of Radiology, 94(1122), Article 20201011. https://doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20201011

OBJECTIVE: High levels of beam modulation complexity (MC) and monitor units (MU) can compromise the plan deliverability of intensity-modulated radiotherapy treatments. Our study evaluates the effect of three treatment planning system (TPS) parameters... Read More about Effect of treatment planning system parameters on beam modulation complexity for treatment plans with single-layer multi-leaf collimator and dual-layer stacked multi-leaf collimator.

Adsorption trajectories of nonspherical particles at liquid interfaces (2021)
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Buzza, D. M. A., Stasiuk, G. J., Horozov, T. S., Adawi, A. M., Bouillard, J. G., Lowe, C., …Morgan, S. O. (2021). Adsorption trajectories of nonspherical particles at liquid interfaces. Physical Review E, 103(4), Article 042604. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.103.042604

The adsorption of colloidal particles at liquid interfaces is of great importance scientifically and industrially, but the dynamics of the adsorption process is still poorly understood. In this paper we use a Langevin model to study the adsorption dy... Read More about Adsorption trajectories of nonspherical particles at liquid interfaces.

Mode Engineering in Large Arrays of Coupled Plasmonic–Dielectric Nanoantennas (2021)
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Córdova‐Castro, R. M., Krasavin, A. V., Nasir, M. E., Wang, P., Bouillard, J. S. G., McPolin, C. P. T., & Zayats, A. V. (in press). Mode Engineering in Large Arrays of Coupled Plasmonic–Dielectric Nanoantennas. Advanced Optical Materials, Article 2001467. https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.202001467

Strong electromagnetic field confinement and enhancement can be readily achieved in plasmonic nanoantennas, however, this is considerably more difficult to realize over large areas, which is essential for many applications. Here, dispersion engineeri... Read More about Mode Engineering in Large Arrays of Coupled Plasmonic–Dielectric Nanoantennas.

129I and 247Cm in meteorites constrain the last astrophysical source of solar r-process elements (2021)
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Côté, B., Eichler, M., Yagüe, A., Vassh, N., R. Mumpower, M., Világos, B., …Lugaro, M. (2021). 129I and 247Cm in meteorites constrain the last astrophysical source of solar r-process elements. Science, 371(6532), 945-948. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aba1111

Meteoritic analysis demonstrates that radioactive nuclei heavier than iron were present in the early Solar System. Among them, $^{129}$I and $^{247}$Cm both have a rapid neutron-capture process ($r$ process) origin and decay on the same timescale ($\... Read More about 129I and 247Cm in meteorites constrain the last astrophysical source of solar r-process elements.

NIR-quantum dots in biomedical imaging and their future (2021)
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Gil, H. M., Price, T. W., Chelani, K., Bouillard, J. S. G., Calaminus, S. D., & Stasiuk, G. J. (2021). NIR-quantum dots in biomedical imaging and their future. iScience, 24(3), Article 102189. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.102189

Fluorescence imaging has gathered interest over the recent years for its real-time response and high sensitivity. Developing probes for this modality has proven to be a challenge. Quantum dots (QDs) are colloidal nanoparticles that possess unique opt... Read More about NIR-quantum dots in biomedical imaging and their future.

Project ThaiPASS: international outreach blending astronomy and Python (2021)
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Keegans, J. D., Stancliffe, R. J., Bilton, L. E., Cashmore, C. R., Gibson, B. K., Kristensen, M. T., …Chongchitnan, S. (2021). Project ThaiPASS: international outreach blending astronomy and Python. Physics Education, 56(3), Article 035001. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6552/abdae7

We present our outreach program, the Thailand–UK Python+Astronomy Summer School (ThaiPASS), a collaborative project comprising UK and Thai institutions and assess its impact and possible application to schools in the United Kingdom. Since its incepti... Read More about Project ThaiPASS: international outreach blending astronomy and Python.

The horizon run 5 cosmological hydrodynamical simulation: probing galaxy formation from kilo- to gigaparsec scales (2021)
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Lee, J., Shin, J., Snaith, O. N., Kim, Y., Few, C. G., Devriendt, J., …Park, C. (2021). The horizon run 5 cosmological hydrodynamical simulation: probing galaxy formation from kilo- to gigaparsec scales. The Astrophysical journal, 908(1), Article 11. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/abd08b

Horizon Run 5 (HR5) is a cosmological hydrodynamical simulation that captures the properties of the universe on a Gpc scale while achieving a resolution of 1 kpc. Inside the simulation box, we zoom in on a high-resolution cuboid region with a volume... Read More about The horizon run 5 cosmological hydrodynamical simulation: probing galaxy formation from kilo- to gigaparsec scales.

Förster resonance energy transfer and the local optical density of states in plasmonic nanogaps (2021)
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Hamza, A. O., Viscomi, F. N., Bouillard, J. S. G., & Adawi, A. M. (2021). Förster resonance energy transfer and the local optical density of states in plasmonic nanogaps. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 12(5), 1507-1513. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c03702

Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) is a fundamental phenomenon in photosynthesis and is of increasing importance for the development and enhancement of a wide range of optoelectronic devices, including color-tuning LEDs and lasers, light harves... Read More about Förster resonance energy transfer and the local optical density of states in plasmonic nanogaps.