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Recent Submissions

  • Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) : the mechanisms for quiescent galaxy formation at z < 1 

    Rowlands, K.; Wild, V.; Bourne, N.; Bremer, M.; Brough, S.; Driver, S. P.; Hopkins, A. M.; Owers, M. S.; Phillipps, S.; Pimbblet, K.; Sansom, A. E.; Wang, L.; Alpaslan, M.; Bland-Hawthorn, J.; Colless, M.; Holwerda, B. W.; Taylor, E. N. (2017-10-02) - Journal article
    One key problem in astrophysics is understanding how and why galaxies switch off their star formation, building the quiescent population that we observe in the local Universe. From the GAMA and VIPERS surveys, we use ...
  • RoboTAP - target priorities for robotic microlensing observations 

    Hundertmark, M.; Street, R. A.; Tsapras, Y.; Bachelet, E.; Dominik, M.; Horne, K.; Bozza, V.; Bramich, D. M.; Cassan, A.; D'Ago, G.; Jaimes, R. Figuera; Kains, N.; Ranc, C.; Schmidt, R. W.; Snodgrass, C.; Wambsganss, J.; Steele, I. A.; Mao, S.; Ment, K.; Menzies, J.; Li, Z.; Cross, S.; Maoz, D.; Shvartzvald, Y. (2017-09-28) - Journal article
    Context. The ability to automatically select scientifically-important transient events from an alert stream of many such events, and to conduct follow-up observations in response, will become increasingly important in ...
  • Temperature tuning from direct to inverted bistable electroluminescence in resonant tunneling diodes 

    Hartmann, F.; Pfenning, A.; Rebello Sousa Dias, M.; Langer, F.; Höfling, Sven; Kamp, M.; Worschech, L.; Castelano, L. K.; Marques, G. E.; Lopez-Richard, V (2017-10-21) - Journal article
    We study the electroluminescence (EL) emission of purely n-doped resonant tunneling diodes in a wide temperature range. The paper demonstrates that the EL originates from impact ionization and radiative recombination in ...
  • Quantum-enhanced capture of photons using optical ratchet states 

    Higgins, Kieran; Lovett, Brendon William; Gauger, Erik (2017-09-28) - Journal article
    Natural and artificial light harvesting systems often operate in a regime where the flux of photons is relatively low. Besides absorbing as many photons as possible, it is paramount to prevent excitons from annihilation ...
  • A plane of high velocity galaxies across the Local Group 

    Banik, Indranil; Zhao, Hongsheng (2017-10-04) - Journal article
    We recently showed that several Local Group (LG) galaxies have much higher radial velocities (RVs) than predicted by a 3D dynamical model of the standard cosmological paradigm. Here, we show that 6 of these 7 galaxies ...

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