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On Mean Outer Radii of Random Polytopes (2014)
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Alonso-Gutiérrez, D., Dafnis, N., Cifre, M. Á. H., & Prochno, J. (2014). On Mean Outer Radii of Random Polytopes. Indiana University Mathematics Journal, 63(2), 579-595

In this paper we introduce a new sequence of quantities for random polytopes. Let $K_N=\conv\{X_1,...,X_N\}$ be a random polytope generated by independent random vectors uniformly distributed in an isotropic convex body K of $\R^n$. We prove that the... Read More about On Mean Outer Radii of Random Polytopes.

Getting more from getting out : increasing achievement in literacy and science through ecological fieldwork (2014)
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Scott, G., & Boyd, M. (2014). Getting more from getting out : increasing achievement in literacy and science through ecological fieldwork. Education 3-13, 44(6), 661-670. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2014.996242

This paper demonstrates the positive impact of learning through ecological fieldwork upon children's ability to write, and to write about science. Specifically we have carried out a relatively large-scale study (involving 379 children aged 9–11 years... Read More about Getting more from getting out : increasing achievement in literacy and science through ecological fieldwork.

On the structure of the Nx phase of symmetric dimers: inferences from NMR (2014)
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Hoffmann, A., Vanakaras, A. G., Kohlmeier, A., Mehl, G., & Photinos, D. J. (2015). On the structure of the Nx phase of symmetric dimers: inferences from NMR. Soft matter, 11(5), 850-855. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4sm02480j

NMR measurements on a selectively deuterated liquid crystal dimer CB-C9-CB, exhibiting two nematic phases, show that the molecules in the lower temperature nematic phase, NX, experience a chiral environment and are ordered about a uniformly oriented... Read More about On the structure of the Nx phase of symmetric dimers: inferences from NMR.

Erratum: The stellar masses of ~40 000 UV-selected galaxies from the WiggleZ survey at 0.3 < z < 1.0: Analogues of Lyman break galaxies? (2014)
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Banerji, M., Glazebrook, K., Blake, C., Brough, S., Colless, M., Contreras, C., …Yee, H. K. C. (2015). Erratum: The stellar masses of ~40 000 UV-selected galaxies from the WiggleZ survey at 0.3 < z < 1.0: Analogues of Lyman break galaxies?. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 447(1), 325-325. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stu2478

In situ synchrotron x-ray study of ultrasound cavitation and its effect on solidification microstructures (2014)
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Mi, J., Tan, D., & Lee, T. L. (2015). In situ synchrotron x-ray study of ultrasound cavitation and its effect on solidification microstructures. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 46(4), 1615-1619. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11663-014-0256-z

Considerable progress has been made in studying the mechanism and effectiveness of using ultrasound waves to manipulate the solidification microstructures of metallic alloys. However, uncertainties remain in both the underlying physics of how microst... Read More about In situ synchrotron x-ray study of ultrasound cavitation and its effect on solidification microstructures.

The clustering and halo masses of star-forming galaxies at z<1 (2014)
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Dolley, T., Brown, M. J. I., Weiner, B. J., Brodwin, M., Kochanek, C. S., Pimbblet, K. A., …Beare, R. (2014). The clustering and halo masses of star-forming galaxies at z<1. The Astrophysical journal, 797(2), https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/797/2/125

We present clustering measurements and halo masses of star-forming galaxies at 0.2 < z < 1.0. After excluding active galactic nuclei (AGNs), we construct a sample of 22,553 24 μm sources selected from 8.42 deg2 of the Spitzer MIPS AGN and Galax... Read More about The clustering and halo masses of star-forming galaxies at z<1.

Waiting time distribution for continuous stochastic systems (2014)
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Gernert, R., Emary, C., & Klapp, S. H. (2014). Waiting time distribution for continuous stochastic systems. Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics, 90(6), doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.90.062115

The waiting time distribution (WTD) is a common tool for analyzing discrete stochastic processes in classical and quantum systems. However, there are many physical examples where the dynamics is continuous and only approximately discrete, or where it... Read More about Waiting time distribution for continuous stochastic systems.

Use of the enhanced frog embryo teratogenesis assay-Xenopus (FETAX) to determine chemically-induced phenotypic effects (2014)
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Hu, L., Zhu, J., Rotchell, J. M., Wu, L., Gao, J., & Shi, H. (2015). Use of the enhanced frog embryo teratogenesis assay-Xenopus (FETAX) to determine chemically-induced phenotypic effects. The Science of the total environment, 508, 258-265. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.11.086

The frog embryo teratogenesis assay-Xenopus (FETAX) is an established method for the evaluation of the developmental toxicities of chemicals. To develop an enhanced FETAX that is appropriate for common environmental contaminants, we exposed Xenopus t... Read More about Use of the enhanced frog embryo teratogenesis assay-Xenopus (FETAX) to determine chemically-induced phenotypic effects.

Gas absorption and reaction in a wet pneumatic foam (2014)
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Perry, D. C., & Stevenson, P. (2015). Gas absorption and reaction in a wet pneumatic foam. Chemical engineering science, 126, 177-185. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2014.11.037

Results for the rate of absorption of carbon dioxide gas into a pneumatic (i.e. continuously rising) foam formed from a sodium carbonate–bicarbonate buffer solution stabilised by a polyglycol frother are presented. Previous studies upon the use of ga... Read More about Gas absorption and reaction in a wet pneumatic foam.

Spectroscopic signatures of extratidal stars around the globular clusters NGC 6656 (M 22), NGC 3201, and NGC 1851 from RAVE (2014)
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Kunder, A., Bono, G., Piffl, T., Steinmetz, M., Grebel, E. K., Anguiano, B., …Helmi, A. (2014). Spectroscopic signatures of extratidal stars around the globular clusters NGC 6656 (M 22), NGC 3201, and NGC 1851 from RAVE. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 572, A30. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201424113

© ESO, 2014. Context. Stellar population studies of globular clusters have suggested that the brightest clusters in the Galaxy might actually be the remnant nuclei of dwarf spheroidal galaxies. If the present Galactic globular clusters formed within... Read More about Spectroscopic signatures of extratidal stars around the globular clusters NGC 6656 (M 22), NGC 3201, and NGC 1851 from RAVE.

Effects of exposure to facial expression variation in face learning and recognition (2014)
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Liu, C. H., Chen, W., & Ward, J. (2015). Effects of exposure to facial expression variation in face learning and recognition. Psychological research, 79(6), 1042-1053. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-014-0627-8

Facial expression is a major source of image variation in face images. Linking numerous expressions to the same face can be a huge challenge for face learning and recognition. It remains largely unknown what level of exposure to this image variation... Read More about Effects of exposure to facial expression variation in face learning and recognition.

Simplification of detailed rate-based model of post-combustion CO₂ capture for full chain CCS integration studies (2014)
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Oko, E., Wang, M., & Olaleye, A. K. (2015). Simplification of detailed rate-based model of post-combustion CO₂ capture for full chain CCS integration studies. Fuel, 142, 87-93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2014.10.083

As post-combustion CO₂ capture (PCC) technology nears commercialisation, it has become necessary for the full carbon capture and storage (CCS) chain to be studied for better understanding of its dynamic characteristics. Model-based approach is one op... Read More about Simplification of detailed rate-based model of post-combustion CO₂ capture for full chain CCS integration studies.

Microwave oven fabricated hybrid memristor devices for non-volatile memory storage (2014)
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Verrelli, E., Gray, R. J., O'Neill, M., Kelly, S. M., & Kemp, N. T. (2014). Microwave oven fabricated hybrid memristor devices for non-volatile memory storage. Materials Research Express, 1(4), https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/1/4/046305

© 2014 IOP Publishing Ltd. Novel hybrid non-volatile memories made using an ultra-fast microwave heating method are reported for the first time. The devices, consisting of aligned ZnO nanorods embedded in poly (methyl methacrylate), require no formin... Read More about Microwave oven fabricated hybrid memristor devices for non-volatile memory storage.

Consequences of variation in predator attack for the evolution of the selfish herd (2014)
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Morrell, L. J., Greenwood, L., & Ruxton, G. D. (2015). Consequences of variation in predator attack for the evolution of the selfish herd. Evolutionary Ecology, 29(1), 107-121. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10682-014-9743-6

There is a strong body of evidence that patterns of collective behaviour in grouping animals are governed by interactions between small numbers of individuals within the group. These findings contrast with study of the ‘selfish herd’, where increasin... Read More about Consequences of variation in predator attack for the evolution of the selfish herd.

Valuing conservation benefits of an offshore marine protected area (2014)
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Börger, T., Hattam, C., Burdon, D., Atkins, J. P., & Austen, M. C. (2014). Valuing conservation benefits of an offshore marine protected area. Ecological economics : the journal of the International Society for Ecological Economics, 108, 229-241. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.10.006

Increasing anthropogenic pressure in the offshore marine environment highlights the need for improved management and conservation of offshore ecosystems. This study scrutinises the applicability of a discrete choice experiment to value the expected b... Read More about Valuing conservation benefits of an offshore marine protected area.

Diverging strategies to planning an ecologically coherent network of MPAs in the North Sea : The roles of advocacy, evidence and pragmatism in the face of uncertainty (2014)
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Caveen, A. J., Fitzsimmons, C., Pieraccini, M., Dunn, E., Sweeting, C. J., Johnson, M. L., …Polunin, N. V. (2014). Diverging strategies to planning an ecologically coherent network of MPAs in the North Sea : The roles of advocacy, evidence and pragmatism in the face of uncertainty. Advances in Marine Biology, 69, 325-370. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-800214-8.00009-8

The North Sea is one of the most economically important seas in the world due to productive fisheries, extensive oil and gas fields, busy shipping routes, marine renewable energy development and recreational activity. Unsurprisingly, therefore, the u... Read More about Diverging strategies to planning an ecologically coherent network of MPAs in the North Sea : The roles of advocacy, evidence and pragmatism in the face of uncertainty.

Constraining the Galaxy's dark halo with RAVE stars (2014)
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Piffl, T., Binney, J., McMillan, P. J., Steinmetz, M., Helmi, A., Wyse, R. F. G., …Zwitter, T. (2014). Constraining the Galaxy's dark halo with RAVE stars. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 445(3), 3133-3151. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stu1948

© 2014 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. We use the kinematics of ~200 000 giant stars that lie within ~1.5 kpc of the plane to measure the vertical profile of mass density near the Sun. We... Read More about Constraining the Galaxy's dark halo with RAVE stars.

Green synthesis of highly concentrated aqueous colloidal solutions of large starch-stabilised silver nanoplatelets (2014)
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Cheng, F., Betts, J. W., Kelly, S. M., & Hector, A. L. (2015). Green synthesis of highly concentrated aqueous colloidal solutions of large starch-stabilised silver nanoplatelets. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 46, 530-537. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2014.10.041

© 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. A simple, environmentally friendly and cost-effective method has been developed to prepare a range of aqueous silver colloidal solutions, using ascorbic acid as a reducing agent,water-soluble starch as a comb... Read More about Green synthesis of highly concentrated aqueous colloidal solutions of large starch-stabilised silver nanoplatelets.

Solar absorbers using 1D and 2D periodic nanostructured nickel films (2014)
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Ahmad, N., Stokes, J., & Cryan, M. J. (2014). Solar absorbers using 1D and 2D periodic nanostructured nickel films. Journal of Optics, 16(12), doi:10.1088/2040-8978/16/12/125003

This paper presents results obtained from finite difference time domain and transfer matrix method modelling of nickel thin films. It is shown that by adding a periodic 1D grating to the surface of the nickel its optical absorption over the 300 nm–10... Read More about Solar absorbers using 1D and 2D periodic nanostructured nickel films.

Testing macroscopic realism through high-mass interferometry (2014)
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Emary, C., Cotter, J. P., & Arndt, M. (2014). Testing macroscopic realism through high-mass interferometry. Physical review. A, 90(4), doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.90.042114

We define a quantum witness for high-mass matter-wave interferometers that allows us to test fundamental assumptions of macroscopic realism. We propose an experimental realization using absorptive laser gratings and show that such systems can strongl... Read More about Testing macroscopic realism through high-mass interferometry.