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  • Observation of anomalous Meissner screening in Cu/Nb and Cu/Nb/Co thin films 

    Flokstra, M. G.; Stewart, R.; Satchell, N.; Burnell, G.; Luetkens, H.; Prokscha, T.; Suter, A.; Morenzoni, E.; Langridge, S.; Lee, S. L. (2018-06-14) - Journal article
    We have observed the spatial distribution of magnetic flux in Nb, Cu/Nb, and Cu/Nb/Co thin films using muon-spin rotation. In an isolated 50-nm-thick Nb film, we find a weak flux expulsion (Meissner effect) which becomes ...
  • Efficient non-Markovian quantum dynamics using time-evolving matrix product operators 

    Strathearn, Aidan; Kirton, Peter George; Kilda, Dainius; Keeling, Jonathan Mark James; Lovett, Brendon William (2018-08-20) - Journal article
    In order to model realistic quantum devices it is necessary to simulate quantum systems strongly coupled to their environment. To date, most understanding of open quantum systems is restricted either to weak system-bath ...
  • Connecting the large- and the small-scale magnetic fields of solar-like stars 

    Lehmann, L. T.; Jardine, M. M.; Mackay, D. H.; Vidotto, A. A. (2018-08-21) - Journal article
    A key question in understanding the observed magnetic field topologies of cool stars is the link between the small- and the large-scalemagnetic field and the influence of the stellar parameters on the magnetic field topology. ...
  • Depth-resolved multimodal imaging : wavelength modulated spatially offset Raman spectroscopy with optical coherence tomography 

    Chen, Mingzhou; Mas, Josep; Forbes, Lindsey H.; Andrews, Melissa R.; Dholakia, Kishan (2018-01) - Journal article
    A major challenge in biophotonics is multimodal imaging to obtain both morphological and molecular information at depth. We demonstrate a hybrid approach integrating optical coherence tomography (OCT) with wavelength ...
  • Observation of bosonic condensation in a hybrid monolayer MoSe2-GaAs microcavity 

    Waldherr, Max; Lundt, Nils; Klaas, Martin; Betzold, Simon; Wurdack, Matthias; Baumann, Vasilij; Estrecho, Eliezer; Nalitov, Anton; Cherotchenko, Evgenia; Cai, Hui; Ostrovskaya, Elena A.; Kavokin, Alexey; Tongay, Sefaattin; Klembt, Sebastian; Höfling, Sven; Schneider, Christian (2018-08-16) - Journal article
    Bosonic condensation belongs to the most intriguing phenomena in physics, and was mostly reserved for experiments with ultra-cold quantum gases. More recently, it became accessible in exciton-based solid-state systems at ...

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