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Recent Submissions

  • A path towards understanding the rotation-activity relation of M dwarfs with K2 mission, X-ray and UV data 

    Stelzer, B.; Damasso, M.; Scholz, A.; Matt, S. P. (2016-12-01) - Journal article
    We study the relation between stellar rotation and magnetic activity fora sample of 134 bright, nearby M dwarfs observed in the Kepler Two-Wheel (K2) mission during campaigns C0-C4. The K2 light curves yield photometrically ...
  • The disappearing act: a dusty wind eclipsing RW Aur 

    Bozhinova, I.; Scholz, A.; Costigan, G.; Lux, O.; Davis, C. J.; Ray, T.; Boardman, N. F.; Hay, K. L.; Hewlett, T.; Hodosán, G.; Morton, B. (2016-12-21) - Journal article
    RW Aur is a young binary star that experienced a deep dimming in 2010-11in component A and a second even deeper dimming from summer 2014 to summer 2016. We present new unresolved multi-band photometry during the 2014-16 ...
  • Towards multicaloric effect with ferroelectrics 

    Liu, Yang; Zhang, GuangZu; Li, Qi; Bellaiche, Laurent; Scott, James Floyd; Dkhil, Brahim; Wang, Qing (2016-12-02) - Journal article
    Utilizing thermal changes in solid state materials strategically offers caloric-based alternatives to replace current vapor-compression technology. To make full use of multiple forms of the entropy and achieve higher ...
  • Remotely controlled isomer selective molecular switching 

    Schendel, Verena; Borca, Bogdana; Pentegov, Ivan; Michnowicz, Tomasz; Kraft, Ulrike; Klauk, Hagen; Wahl, Peter; Schlickum, Uta; Kern, Klaus (2016-01-13) - Journal article
    Nonlocal addressing—the “remote control”—of molecular switches promises more efficient processing for information technology, where fast speed of switching is essential. The surface state of the (111) facets of noble metals, ...
  • Ultrafast electronic energy transfer beyond the weak coupling limit in a proximal but orthogonal molecular dyad 

    Hedley, Gordon J.; Ruseckas, Arvydas; Benniston, Andrew C.; Harriman, Anthony; Samuel, Ifor D. W. (2015-12-24) - Journal article
    Electronic energy transfer (EET) from a donor to an acceptor is an important mechanism that controls the light harvesting efficiency in a wide variety of systems, including artificial and natural photosynthesis and ...

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