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Recent Submissions

  • Galaxy And Mass Assembly : the 1.4 GHz SFR indicator, SFR-M★ relation and predictions for ASKAP-GAMA 

    Davies, L. J. M.; Huynh, M. T.; Hopkins, A. M.; Seymour, N.; Driver, S. P.; Robotham, A. G. R.; Baldry, I. K.; Bland-hawthorn, J.; Bourne, N.; Bremer, M. N.; Brown, M. J. I.; Brough, S.; Cluver, M.; Grootes, M. W.; Jarvis, M.; Loveday, J.; Moffet, A.; Owers, M.; Phillipps, S.; Sadler, E.; Wang, L.; Wilkins, S.; Wright, A. (2017-04) - Journal article
    We present a robust calibration of the 1.4 GHz radio continuum star formation rate (SFR) using a combination of the Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) survey and the Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty-cm (FIRST) survey. ...
  • Dynamical history of the local group in ΛCDM II − including external perturbers In 3D 

    Banik, Indranil; Zhao, Hongsheng (2017-01-17) - Journal article
    We attempt to fit the observed radial velocities (RVs) of ~30 Local Group (LG) galaxies using a 3D dynamical model of it and its immediate environment within the context of the standard cosmological paradigm, ΛCDM. This ...
  • Experimental verification of the ab initio phase transition sequence in SrZrO3 and comparisons with SrHfO3 and SrSnO3 

    Kumar, Ashok; Kumari, Shalini; Borkar, Hitesh; Katiyar, R S; Scott, James Floyd (2017-01-19) - Journal article
    We present detailed Raman studies of SrZrO3 (SZO) that show three anomalies in Raman modes:One has a small jump in frequency ω; one has its intensity vanish; and a third has a sharp change in temperature derivative dω(T)/dT ...
  • Generalizing MOND to explain the missing mass in galaxy clusters 

    Hodson, Alistair Owen; Zhao, Hongsheng (2016-10-21) - Journal article
    Context. Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND) is a gravitational framework designed to explain the astronomical observations in the Universe without the inclusion of particle dark matter. Modified Newtonian Dynamics, in its ...
  • Ice shelves as floating channel flows of viscous power-law fluids 

    Banik, I.; Dauparas, J. (2016-11-04) - Journal article
    We explain the force balance in flowing marine ice sheets and the ice shelves they often feed. Treating ice as a viscous shear-thinning power law fluid, we develop an asymptotic (late-time) theory in two cases: the presence ...

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