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Recent Submissions

  • Highly excited exciton-polariton condensates 

    Horikiri, Tomoyuki; Byrnes, Tim; Kusudo, Kenichiro; Ishida, Natsuko; Matsuo, Yasuhiro; Shikano, Yutaka; Löffler, Andreas; Höfling, Sven; Forchel, Alfred; Yamamoto, Yoshihisa (2017-06-15) - Journal article
    Exciton polaritons are a coherent electron-hole-photon (e-h-p) system where condensation has been observed in semiconductor microcavities. In contrast to equilibrium Bose-Einstein condensation (BECs) for long lifetime ...
  • Relativistic deflection of background starlight measures the mass of a nearby white dwarf star 

    Sahu, Kailash C.; Anderson, Jay; Casertano, Stefano; Bond, Howard E.; Bergeron, Pierre; Nelan, Edmund P.; Pueyo, Laurent; Brown, Thomas M.; Bellini, Andrea; Levay, Zoltan G.; Sokol, Joshua; Dominik, Martin; Calamida, Annalisa; Kains, Noé; Livio, Mario (2017-06-07) - Journal article
    Gravitational deflection of starlight around the Sun during the 1919 total solar eclipse provided measurements that confirmed Einstein's general theory of relativity. We have used the Hubble Space Telescope to measure the ...
  • The VIMOS Public Extragalactic Redshift Survey (VIPERS) : The decline of cosmic star formation: quenching, mass, and environment connections 

    Cucciati, O.; Davidzon, I.; Bolzonella, M.; Granett, B. R.; De Lucia, G.; Branchini, E.; Zamorani, G.; Iovino, A.; Garilli, B.; Guzzo, L.; Scodeggio, M.; de la Torre, S.; Abbas, U.; Adami, C.; Arnouts, S.; Bottini, D.; Cappi, A.; Franzetti, P.; Fritz, A.; Krywult, J.; Le Brun, V.; Le Fèvre, O.; Maccagni, D.; Małek, K.; Marulli, F.; Moutard, T.; Polletta, M.; Pollo, A.; Tasca, L. A. M.; Tojeiro, R.; Vergani, D.; Zanichelli, A.; Bel, J.; Blaizot, J.; Coupon, J.; Hawken, A.; Ilbert, O.; Moscardini, L.; Peacock, J. A.; Gargiulo, A. (2017-06-01) - Journal article
    We use the final data of the VIMOS Public Extragalactic Redshift Survey (VIPERS) to investigate the effect of the environment on the evolution of galaxies between z = 0.5 and z = 0.9. We characterise local environment in ...
  • A 220 GHz 3D imaging radar with sub-cm3 voxel resolution for security applications 

    Robertson, Duncan Alexander; MacFarlane, David Graham; Bryllert, Tomas (IEEE, 2017-01-19) - Conference item
    Radars operating at high millimetre and sub-millimetre wave frequencies are promising candidates for security applications such as people screening since they offer the possibility to form 3D images through clothing with ...
  • Inducing superconductivity in Weyl semimetal microstructures by selective ion sputtering 

    Bachmann, Maja D.; Nair, Nityan; Flicker, Felix; Ilan, Roni; Meng, Tobias; Ghimire, Nirmal J.; Bauer, Eric D.; Ronning, Filip; Analytis, James G.; Moll, Philip J. W. (2017-05-24) - Journal article
    By introducing a superconducting gap in Weyl or Dirac semimetals, the superconducting state inherits the nontrivial topology of their electronic structure. As a result, Weyl superconductors are expected to host exotic ...

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