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Probing the molecular orientation of a single conjugated polymer via nano-gap SERS (2019)
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Marshall, A. R. L., Roberts, M., Gierschner, J., Bouillard, J. G., & Adawi, A. M. (in press). Probing the molecular orientation of a single conjugated polymer via nano-gap SERS. ACS applied polymer materials, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsapm.9b00180

Determining the molecular orientation at the single molecule level is of key importance for a wide range of applica-tions ranging from molecular electronic devices to biomedical applications. In this work Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) was... Read More

Neutron Star Mergers Might Not Be the Only Source of r-process Elements in the Milky Way (2019)
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Côté, B., Eichler, M., Arcones, A., Hansen, C. J., Simonetti, P., Frebel, A., …Matteucci, F. (2019). Neutron Star Mergers Might Not Be the Only Source of r-process Elements in the Milky Way. The Astrophysical journal, 875(2), 106. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab10db

Probing the origin of r-process elements in the universe represents a multidisciplinary challenge. We review the observational evidence that probes the properties of r-process sites, and address them using galactic chemical evolution simulations, bin... Read More

H2, HD, and D2 in the small cage of structure II clathrate hydrate: vibrational frequency shifts from fully coupled quantum six-dimensional calculations of the vibration-translation-rotation eigenstates (2019)
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Lauvergnat, D., Felker, P., Scribano, Y., Benoit, D. M., & Bačić, Z. (2019). H2, HD, and D2 in the small cage of structure II clathrate hydrate: vibrational frequency shifts from fully coupled quantum six-dimensional calculations of the vibration-translation-rotation eigenstates. The Journal of chemical physics, 150(15), https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5090573

We report the first fully coupled quantum six-dimensional (6D) bound-state calculations of the vibration-translation-rotation eigenstates of a flexible H2, HD, and D2 molecule confined inside the small cage of the structure II clathrate hydrate embed... Read More

The R-Process alliance: Discovery of a Low-α, r-process-enhanced Metal-poor Star in the Galactic Halo (2019)
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Sakari, C. M., Roederer, I. U., Placco, V. M., Beers, T. C., Ezzeddine, R., Frebel, A., …Watson, F. (2019). The R-Process alliance: Discovery of a Low-α, r-process-enhanced Metal-poor Star in the Galactic Halo. The Astrophysical journal, 874(2), 148. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab0c02

A new moderately r-process-enhanced metal-poor star, RAVE J093730.5−062655, has been identified in the Milky Way halo as part of an ongoing survey by the R-Process Alliance. The temperature and surface gravity indicate that J0937−0626 is likely a hor... Read More

A new class of x-ray tails of early-type galaxies and subclusters in galaxy clusters: Slingshot tails versus ram pressure stripped tails (2019)
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Sheardown, A., Fish, T. M., Roediger, E., Hunt, M., ZuHone, J., Su, Y., …De Grandi, S. (2019). A new class of x-ray tails of early-type galaxies and subclusters in galaxy clusters: Slingshot tails versus ram pressure stripped tails. The Astrophysical journal, 874(2), 112. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab0c06

We show that there is a new class of gas tails—slingshot tails—that form as a subhalo (i.e., a subcluster or early-type cluster galaxy) moves away from the cluster center toward the apocenter of its orbit. These tails can point perpendicular or even... Read More

Evolution of the stellar mass function and infrared luminosity function of galaxies since z = 1.2 (2019)
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Beare, R., Brown, M. J., Pimbblet, K., & Taylor, E. N. (2019). Evolution of the stellar mass function and infrared luminosity function of galaxies since z = 1.2. The Astrophysical journal, 873(1), https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab041a

© 2019. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. We measured evolution of the K-band luminosity function and stellar mass function (SMF) for red and blue galaxies at z < 1.2 using a sample of 353 594 I < 24 galaxies in 8.26 square degr... Read More

Close-up view of an ongoing merger between the NGC 4839 group and the Coma cluster – a post-merger scenario (2019)
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Lyskova, N., Churazov, E., Zhang, C., Forman, W., Jones, C., Dolag, K., …Sheardown, A. (2019). Close-up view of an ongoing merger between the NGC 4839 group and the Coma cluster – a post-merger scenario. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 485(2), 2922-2934. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz597

We study a merger of the NGC 4839 group with the Coma cluster using X-ray observations from the XMM–Newton and Chandra telescopes. X-ray data show two prominent features: (i) a long (∼600 kpc in projection) and bent tail of cool gas trailing (towards... Read More

Constraining gas motions in the intra-cluster medium (2019)
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Simionescu, A., ZuHone, J., Zhuravleva, I., Churazov, E., Gaspari, M., Nagai, D., …Paerels, F. (2019). Constraining gas motions in the intra-cluster medium. Space Science Reviews, 215, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-019-0590-1

The detailed velocity structure of the diffuse X-ray emitting intra-cluster medium (ICM) remains one of the last missing key ingredients in understanding the microphysical properties of these hot baryons and constraining our models of the growth and... Read More

Catching element formation in the act (2019)
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Fryer, C. L., Timmes, F., Hungerford, A. L., Couture, A., Adams, F., Aoki, W., …Pignatari, M. (2019). Catching element formation in the act

Gamma-ray astronomy explores the most energetic photons in nature to address some of the most pressing puzzles in contemporary astrophysics. It encompasses a wide range of objects and phenomena: stars, supernovae, novae, neutron stars, stellar-mass b... Read More

Enrichment of the Galactic disc with neutron capture elements: Sr (2019)
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Mishenina, T., Pignatari, M., Gorbaneva, T., Bisterzo, S., Travaglio, C., Thielemann, F. K., & Soubiran, C. (2019). Enrichment of the Galactic disc with neutron capture elements: Sr. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 484(3), 3846-3864. doi:10.1093/mnras/stz178

The enrichment history of heavy neutron-capture elements in the Milky Way disc provides fundamental information about the chemical evolution of our Galaxy and about the stellar sources that made those elements. In this work we give new observational... Read More

Nucleosynthetic yields from neutron stars accreting in binary common envelopes (2019)
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Keegans, J. D., Fryer, C. L., Jones, S. W., Côté, B., Belczynski, K., Herwig, F., …Diget, C. A. (2019). Nucleosynthetic yields from neutron stars accreting in binary common envelopes. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 485(1), 620-639. doi:10.1093/mnras/stz368

Massive-star binaries can undergo a phase where one of the two stars expands during its advanced evolutionary stage as a giant and envelops its companion, ejecting the hydrogen envelope and tightening its orbit. Such a common envelope phase is requir... Read More

Variability and proper motion of x-ray knots in the jet of Centaurus A (2019)
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Snios, B., Wykes, S., Nulsen, P. E. . J., Kraft, R. P., Meyer, E. T., Birkinshaw, M., …Jones, C. (2019). Variability and proper motion of x-ray knots in the jet of Centaurus A. The Astrophysical journal, 871(2), doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aafaf3

We report results from Chandra observations analyzed for evidence of variability and proper motion in the X-ray jet of Centaurus A. Using data spanning 15 years, collective proper motion of 11.3±3.3 mas yr−1, or 0.68±0.20c, is detected for the fainte... Read More

Spectacular Hubble Space Telescope observations of the Coma Galaxy D100 and Star Formation in Its Ram Pressure–stripped Tail (2019)
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Cramer, W. J., Kenney, J. D. P., Sun, M., Crowl, H., Yagi, M., Jáchym, P., …Waldron, W. (2019). Spectacular Hubble Space Telescope observations of the Coma Galaxy D100 and Star Formation in Its Ram Pressure–stripped Tail. The Astrophysical journal, 870(2), 63. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aaefff

We present new HST F275W, F475W, and F814W imaging of the region of the Coma cluster around D100, a spiral galaxy with a remarkably long and narrow (60 × 1.5 kpc) ram pressure–stripped gas tail. We find blue sources coincident with the Hα tail, which... Read More

A label-free aptamer-based nanogap capacitive biosensor with greatly diminished electrode polarization effects (2019)
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Ghobaei Namhil, Z., Kemp, C., Verrelli, E., Iles, A., Pamme, N., Adawi, A. M., & Kemp, N. (2019). A label-free aptamer-based nanogap capacitive biosensor with greatly diminished electrode polarization effects. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 21(2), 681-691. doi:10.1039/c8cp05510f

A significant impediment to the use of impedance spectroscopy in bio-sensing is the electrode polarization effect that arises from the movement of free ions to the electrode-solution interface, forming an electrical double layer (EDL). The EDL screen... Read More

Remnants and ejecta of thermonuclear electron-capture supernovae: Constraining oxygen-neon deflagrations in high-density white dwarfs (2018)
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Jones, S., Röpke, F. K., Fryer, C., Ruiter, A. J., Seitenzahl, I. R., Nittler, L. R., …Belczynski, K. (2019). Remnants and ejecta of thermonuclear electron-capture supernovae: Constraining oxygen-neon deflagrations in high-density white dwarfs. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 622, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201834381

The explosion mechanism of electron-capture supernovae (ECSNe) remains equivocal: it is not completely clear whether these events are implosions in which neutron stars are formed, or incomplete thermonuclear explosions that leave behind bound ONeFe w... Read More

Local disc model in view of Gaia DR1 and RAVE data (2018)
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Sysoliatina, K., Just, A., Koutsouridou, I., Grebel, E. K., Kordopatis, G., Steinmetz, M., …Seabroke, G. (2018). Local disc model in view of Gaia DR1 and RAVE data. Astronomy and astrophysics, 620, A71. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201833228

Aims. We test the performance of the semi-analytic self-consistent Just-Jahreiß disc model (JJ model) with the astrometric data from the Tycho-Gaia Astrometric Solution (TGAS) sub-catalogue of the first Gaia data release (Gaia DR1), as well as the ra... Read More

The r-process alliance: First release from the Northern search for r-process enhanced metal-poor stars in the Galactic Halo (2018)
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Sakari, C. M., Placco, V. M., Farrell, E. M., Roederer, I. U., Wallerstein, G., Beers, T. C., …Watson, F. (2018). The r-process alliance: First release from the Northern search for r-process enhanced metal-poor stars in the Galactic Halo. The Astrophysical journal, 868(2), 110. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aae9df

This paper presents the detailed abundances and r-process classifications of 126 newly identified metal-poor stars as part of an ongoing collaboration, the R-Process Alliance.

The time evolution of the Milky Way’s oxygen abundance gradient (2018)
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Mollá, M., Díaz, Á. I., Cavichia, O., Gibson, B. K., Maciel, W. J., Costa, R. D. D., …Few, C. G. (2019). The time evolution of the Milky Way’s oxygen abundance gradient. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 482(3), 3071–3088. doi:10.1093/mnras/sty2877

We study the evolution of oxygen abundance radial gradients as a function of time for the Milky Way Galaxy obtained with our Mulchem chemical evolution model. We review the recent data of abundances for different objects observed in our Galactic disc... Read More

The s process in AGB stars as constrained by a large sample of barium stars (2018)
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Cseh, B., Lugaro, M., D'Orazi, V., de Castro, D. B., Pereira, C. B., Karakas, A. I., …Cristallo, S. (2018). The s process in AGB stars as constrained by a large sample of barium stars. Astronomy and astrophysics, 620, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201834079

© ESO 2018. Context. Barium (Ba) stars are dwarf and giant stars enriched in elements heavier than iron produced by the slow neutron-capture process (s process). These stars belong to binary systems in which the primary star evolved through the asymp... Read More

Metaparticles: Dressing nano-objects with a hyperbolic coating (2018)
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Wang, P., Krasavin, A. V., Viscomi, F. N., Adawi, A. M., Bouillard, J. G., Zhang, L., …Zayats, A. V. (2018). Metaparticles: Dressing nano-objects with a hyperbolic coating. Laser and Photonics Reviews, 12(11), 1800179. doi:10.1002/lpor.201800179

The ability to engineer the optical response of a plasmonic nano‐object is highly desired to achieve better control over light–matter interactions. Due to the sensitivity of plasmon resonances to the surrounding media, isotropic dielectric coating is... Read More