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  • Impact of Iron-site defects on Superconductivity in LiFeAs 

    Chi, Shun; Aluru, Rama Krishna Prasad; Singh, Udai Raj; Liang, Ruixing; Hardy, Walter N; Bonn, D.A.; Kreisel, A; Andersen, Brian M.; Nelson, R.; Berlijn, T.; Ku, W.; Hirschfeld, P.J.; Wahl, Georg Peter (2016-09-15) - Journal article
    In conventional s-wave superconductors, only magnetic impurities exhibit impurity bound states, whereas for an s order parameter they can occur for both magnetic and non-magnetic impurities. Impurity bound states in ...
  • Intermediate magnetization state and competing orders in Dy2Ti2O7 and Ho2Ti2O7 

    Borzi, R A; Gómez Albarracín, F A; Rosales, H D; Rossini, G L; Steppke, A; Prabhakaran, D; Mackenzie, A P; Cabra, D C; Grigera, S A (2016-08-25) - Journal article
    Among the frustrated magnetic materials, spin-ice stands out as a particularly interesting system. Residual entropy, freezing and glassiness, Kasteleyn transitions and fractionalization of excitations in three dimensions ...
  • Anomalous motions in the Local Group : evidence of a past Milky Way–Andromeda flyby? 

    Banik, Indranil; Zhao, Hongsheng (2016-05-26) - Conference paper
    The expansion of the Universe is not homogeneous. In the Local Group (LG), Andromeda (M31) is approaching the Milky Way (MW) at ~110 km/s. To turn around the cosmic expansion locally to this extent, their combined mass ...
  • The data reduction pipeline for the SDSS-IV MaNGA IFU Galaxy Survey 

    Law, David R.; Cherinka, Brian; Yan, Renbin; Andrews, Brett H.; Bershady, Matthew A.; Bizyaev, Dmitry; Blanc, Guillermo A.; Blanton, Michael R.; Bolton, Adam S.; Brownstein, Joel R.; Bundy, Kevin; Chen, Yanmei; Drory, Niv; D'Souza, Richard; Fu, Hai; Jones, Amy; Kauffmann, Guinevere; MacDonald, Nicholas; Masters, Karen L.; Newman, Jeffrey A.; Parejko, John K.; Sánchez-Gallego, José R.; Sánchez, Sebastian F.; Schlegel, David J.; Thomas, Daniel; Wake, David A.; Weijmans, Anne-Marie; Westfall, Kyle B.; Zhang, Kai (2016-10) - Journal article
    Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory (MaNGA) is an optical fiber-bundle integral-field unit (IFU) spectroscopic survey that is one of three core programs in the fourth-generation Sloan Digital Sky Survey ...
  • The abundance and thermal history of water ice in the disk surrounding HD 142527 from the DIGIT Herschel Key Program 

    Min, M.; Bouwman, J.; Dominik, C.; Waters, L. B. F. M.; Pontoppidan, K. M.; Hony, S.; Mulders, G. D.; Henning, Th.; van Dishoeck, E. F.; Woitke, P.; Evans II, Neal J.; The DIGIT Team (2016-09-01) - Journal article
    Context. The presence or absence of ice in protoplanetary disks is of great importance to the formation of planets. By enhancing solid surface density and increasing sticking efficiency, ice catalyzes the rapid formation ...

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