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  • Ultrafast Electronic Energy Transfer in an orthogonal molecular dyad 

    Wiebeler, Christian; Plasser, Felix; Hedley, Gordon J.; Ruseckas, Arvydas; Samuel, Ifor D. W.; Schumacher, Stefan (2017-03-02) - Journal article
    Understanding electronic energy transfer (EET) is an important ingredient in the development of artificial photosynthetic systems and photovoltaic technologies. Although EET is at the heart of these applications and crucially ...
  • An integrated perspective on RNA aptamer ligand-recognition models : clearing muddy waters 

    McCluskey, K.; Penedo, J. Carlos (2017-03-14) - Journal item
    Riboswitches are short RNA motifs that sensitively and selectively bind cognate ligands to modulate gene expression. Like protein receptor-ligand pairs, their binding dynamics are traditionally categorized as following one ...
  • X-ray radiative transfer in protoplanetary disks : The role of dust and X-ray background fields 

    Rab, Ch.; Güdel, M.; Woitke, P.; Kamp, I.; Thi, W-F; Min, M.; Aresu, G.; Meijerink, R. (2018-01-18) - Journal article
    Context. The X-ray luminosities of T Tauri stars are about two to four orders of magnitude higher than the luminosity of the contemporary Sun. As these stars are born in clusters, their disks are not only irradiated by ...
  • Hierarchical Bayesian calibration of tidal orbit decay rates among hot Jupiters 

    Collier Cameron, Andrew; Jardine, Moira (2018-02-05) - Journal article
    Transiting hot Jupiters occupy a wedge-shaped region in the mass ratio-orbital separation diagram. Its upper boundary is eroded by tidal spiral-in of massive, close-in planets and is sensitive to the stellar tidal dissipation ...
  • SDSS-IV MaNGA : the spatial distribution of star formation and its dependence on mass, structure and environment 

    Spindler, Ashley; Wake, David; Belfiore, Francesco; Bershady, Matthew; Bundy, Kevin; Drory, Niv; Law, David R.; Masters, Karen; Sánchez-Gallego, José R.; Thomas, Daniel; Westfall, Kyle; Wild, Vivienne (2018-01-31) - Journal article
    We study the spatially resolved star formation of 1494 galaxies in the SDSSIV-MaNGA Survey. SFRs are calculated using a two-step process, using Hα in star forming regions and Dn4000 in regions identified as AGN/LI(N)ER or ...

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