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Recent Submissions

  • Nonequilibrium ferroelectric-ferroelastic 10-nm nanodomains : wrinkles, period-doubling, and power-law relaxation 

    Scott, James Floyd; Evans, Donald; Katiyar, Ram; McQuaid, Raymond; Marty Gregg, J. (2017-08-02) - Journal article
    Since the 1935 work of Landau and Lifshitz and of Kittel in 1946 all ferromagnetic, ferroelectric, and ferroelastic domains have been thought to be straight-sided with domain widths proportional to the square root of the ...
  • Boundary time crystals 

    Iemini, F.; Russomanno, A.; Keeling, J.; Schirò, M.; Dalmonte, M.; Fazio, R. (2018-06-20) - Journal article
    In this work we introduce boundary time-crystals. Here continuous time-translation symmetry breaking occurs at the boundary (or generically in a macroscopic portion) of a many-body quantum system. After introducing their ...
  • 1.9 µm waveguide laser fabricated by ultrafast laser inscription in Tm:Lu2O3 ceramic 

    Morris, J.; Stevenson, N. K.; Bookey, H. T.; Kar, A. K.; Brown, C. T. A.; Hopkins, J. -M.; Dawson, M. D.; Lagatsky, A. A. (2017-06-26) - Journal article
    The ultrafast laser inscription technique has been used to fabricate channel waveguides in Tm3+-doped Lu2O3 ceramic gain medium for the first time to our knowledge. Laser operation has been demonstrated using a monolithic ...
  • The VANDELS ESO public spectroscopic survey. Observations and first data release 

    Pentericci, L.; Garilli, R. J. McLure B.; Cucciati, O.; Franzetti, P.; Iovino, A.; Amorin, R.; Bolzonella, M.; Bongiorno, A.; Carnall, A. C.; Castellano, M.; Cimatti, A.; Cirasuolo, M.; Cullen, F.; DeBarros, S.; Dunlop, J. S.; Elbaz, D.; Finkelstein, S.; Fontana, A.; Fontanot, F.; Fumana, M.; Gargiulo, A.; Guaita, L.; Jarvis, M.; Juneau, S.; Karman, W.; Maccagni, D.; Marchi, F.; Marmol-Queralto, E.; Nandra, K.; Pompei, E.; Pozzetti, L.; Scodeggio, M.; Sommariva, V.; Talia, M.; Almaini, O.; Balestra, I.; Bardelli, S.; Bell, E. F.; Bourne, N.; Bowler, R. A. A.; Brusa, M.; Buitrago, F.; Caputi, C.; Cassata, P.; Charlot, S.; Citro, A.; Cresci, G.; Cristiani, S.; Curtis-Lake, E.; Dickinson, M.; Faber, S. M.; Fazio, G.; Ferguson, H. C.; Fiore, F.; Franco, M.; Fynbo, J. P. U.; Galametz, A.; Georgakakis, A.; Giavalisco, M.; Grazian, A.; Hathi, N. P.; Jung, I.; Kim, S.; Koekemoer, A. M.; Khusanova, Y.; Le Fèvre, O.; Lotz, J.; Mannucci, F.; Maltby, D.; Matsuoka, K.; McLeod, D.; Mendez-Hernandez, H.; Mendez-Abreu, J.; Mignoli, M.; Moresco, M.; Mortlock, A.; Nonino, M.; Pannella, M.; Papovich, C.; Popesso, P.; Rosario, D. J.; Rosati, P.; Salvato, M.; Santini, P.; Schaerer, D.; Schreiber, C.; Stark, D.; Tasca, L. A. M.; Thomas, R.; Treu, T.; Vanzella, E.; Wild, V.; Williams, C.; Zamorani, G.; Zucca, E. (2018-05-02) - Journal article
    This paper describes the observations and the first data release (DR1) of the ESO public spectroscopic survey "VANDELS, a deep VIMOS survey of the CANDELS CDFS and UDS fields". The main targets of VANDELS are star-forming ...
  • A survey for variable young stars with small telescopes : first results from HOYS-CAPS 

    Froebrich, D.; Campbell-White, J.; Scholz, A.; Eislöffel, J.; Zegmott, T.; Billington, S. J.; Donohoe, J.; Makin, S. V.; Hibbert, R.; Newport, R. J.; Pickard, R.; Quinn, N.; Rodda, T.; Piehler, G.; Shelley, M.; Parkinson, S.; Wiersema, K.; Walton, I. (2018-05-23) - Journal article
    Variability in Young Stellar Objects (YSOs) is one of their primary characteristics. Long-term, multi-filter, high-cadence monitoring of large YSO samples is the key to understand the partly unusual light-curves that many ...

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