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  • Role of lattice distortion and A site cation in the phase transitions of methylammonium lead halide perovskites 

    Harwell, Jonathon R.; Payne, Julia L.; Sajjad, Muhammad T.; Heutz, Frank J. L.; Dawson, Daniel M.; Whitfield, Pamela S.; Irvine, John T. S.; Samuel, Ifor D. W.; Carpenter, Michael A. (2018-06-20) - Journal article
    The rapid increase in power conversion efficiencies of photovoltaic devices incorporating lead halide perovskites has resulted in intense interest in the cause of their excellent properties. In the present paper, resonant ...
  • SDSS IV MaNGA : characterizing non-axisymmetric motions in galaxy velocity fields using the Radon transform 

    Stark, David V.; Bundy, Kevin A.; Westfall, Kyle; Bershady, Matt; Weijmans, Anne-Marie; Masters, Karen L.; Kruk, Sandor; Brinchmann, Jarle; Soler, Juan; Abraham, Roberto; Cheung, Edmond; Bizyaev, Dmitry; Drory, Niv; Roman Lopes, Alexandre; Law, David R. (2018-10-21) - Journal article
    We show how the Radon transform (defined as a series of line integrals through an image at different orientations and offsets from the origin) can be used as a simple, non-parametric tool to characterize galaxy velocity ...
  • Wavelength stability in a hybrid photonic crystal laser through controlled nonlinear absorptive heating in the reflector 

    Bakoz, Andrei P.; Liles, Alexandros A.; Gonzalez-Fernandez, Alfredo A.; Habruseva, Tatiana; Hu, Changyu; Viktorov, Evgeny A.; Hegarty, Stephen P.; O’Faolain, Liam (2018-07-25) - Journal article
    The need for miniaturized, fully integrated semiconductor lasers has stimulated significant research efforts into realizing unconventional configurations that can meet the performance requirements of a large spectrum of ...
  • Stochastic spin flips in polariton condensates : nonlinear tuning from GHz to sub-Hz 

    Redondo, Yago del Valle-Inclan; Ohadi, Hamid; Rubo, Yuri G.; Beer, Orr; Ramsay, Andrew J.; Tsintzos, Symeon; Hatzopoulos, Zacharias; Savvidis, Pavlos G.; Baumberg, Jeremy J. (2018-07-26) - Journal article
    The stability of spin of macroscopic quantum states to intrinsic noise is studied for non-resonantly-pumped optically-trapped polariton condensates. We demonstrate flipping between the two spin-polarised states with >104 ...
  • Collective magnetism in an artificial 2D XY spin system 

    Leo, Naëmi; Holenstein, Stefan; Schildknecht, Dominik; Sendetskyi, Oles; Luetkens, Hubertus; Derlet, Peter M.; Scagnoli, Valerio; Lançon, Diane; Mardegan, José R. L.; Prokscha, Thomas; Suter, Andreas; Salman, Zaher; Lee, Stephen; Heyderman, Laura J. (2018-07-20) - Journal article
    Two-dimensional magnetic systems with continuous spin degrees of freedom exhibit a rich spectrum of thermal behaviour due to the strong competition between fluctuations and correlations. When such systems incorporate ...

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