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  • Brown dwarfs and very low mass stars in the Hyades cluster : a dynamically evolved mass function 

    Bouvier, Jerome; Kendall, T.R.; Meeus, G.; Testi, L.; Moraux, E.; Stauffer, J.R.; James, D.; Cuillandre, J.C.; Irwin, J.; McCaughrean, M.J.; Baraffe, I.; Bertin, E. (EDP Sciences for European Southern Observatory (ESO), 2008)
    We conducted a search for brown dwarfs (BDs) and very low mass (VLM) stars in the 625 Myr-old Hyades cluster in order to derive the cluster's mass function across the stellar-substellar boundary. We performed a deep (I=23, ...
  • Building a better future: An exploration of beliefs about climate change and perceived need for adaptation within the building industry 

    Morton, Thomas A.; Bretschneider, Pamela; Coley, David; Kershaw, Tristan (Elsevier, 2011)
    The present research explored beliefs about climate change among an important yet relatively understudied population: representatives of the building industry. We also assessed the perceived adequacy of current climate-related ...
  • Can lasing at visible wavelengths be achieved using the low-loss long-range surface plasmon-polariton mode? 

    Winter, G.; Wedge, S.; Barnes, William L. (Institute of Physics and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, 2006)
    The use of emissive dye molecules as a gain medium in order to excite the low-loss long-range surface plasmon-polariton (SPP) mode on a thin silver film has previously been suggested as a method of achieving SPP lasing at ...
  • Can non-ideal magnetohydrodynamics solve the magnetic braking catastrophe? 

    Wurster, J; Price, DJ; Bate, Matthew R. (Oxford University Press (OUP), 2016-01-11)
    We investigate whether or not the low ionization fractions in molecular cloud cores can solve the 'magnetic braking catastrophe', where magnetic fields prevent the formation of circumstellar discs around young stars.We ...
  • Canonical quantization of electromagnetism in spatially dispersive media 

    Horsley, S.A.R.; Philbin, Thomas G. (IOP Publishing, 2014)
    We find the action that describes the electromagnetic field in a spatially dispersive, homogeneous medium. This theory is quantized and the Hamiltonian is diagonalized in terms of a continuum of normal modes. It is found ...
  • Canonical quantization of electromagnetism in spatially dispersive media 

    Horsley, S.A.R.; Philbin, Thomas G. (IOP Publishing, 2014)
    We find the action that describes the electromagnetic field in a spatially dispersive, homogeneous medium. This theory is quantized and the Hamiltonian is diagonalized in terms of a continuum of normal modes. It is found ...
  • Canonical quantization of macroscopic electromagnetism 

    Philbin, Thomas G. (Institute of Physics, 2010)
    Application of the standard canonical quantization rules of quantum field theory to macroscopic electromagnetism has encountered obstacles due to material dispersion and absorption. This has led to a phenomenological ...
  • Canonical quantization of the electromagnetic field interacting with a moving dielectric medium 

    Horsley, S.A.R. (American Physical Society, 2012)
    The electromagnetic field is canonically quantized in the presence of a linear, dispersive, and dissipative medium that is in uniform motion. Specifically we calculate the change in the normal modes of the coupled matter-field ...
  • Carrier dynamics in semiconductors studied with time-resolved terahertz spectroscopy 

    Ulbricht, Ronald; Hendry, Euan; Shan, Jie; Heinz, Tony F.; Bonn, Mischa (American Physical Society, 2011)
    Time-resolved, pulsed terahertz spectroscopy has developed into a powerful tool to study charge carrier dynamics in semiconductors and semiconductor structures over the past decades. Covering the energy range from a few ...
  • Cascaded Optical Field Enhancement in Composite Plasmonic Nanostructures 

    Kravets, V.G.; Zoriniants, George; Burrows, Christopher P.; Schedin, F.; Casiraghi, C.; Klar, P.; Geim, A.K.; Barnes, William L.; Grigorenko, A.N. (American Physical Society, 2010)
    We present composite plasmonic nanostructures designed to achieve cascaded enhancement of electromagnetic fields at optical frequencies. Our structures were made with the help of electron-beam lithography and comprise a ...
  • Casimir effect from macroscopic quantum electrodynamics 

    Philbin, Thomas G. (Institute of Physics, 2011)
    The canonical quantization of macroscopic electromagnetism was recently presented in New J. Phys. 12 (2010) 123008. This theory is here used to derive the Casimir effect, by considering the special case of thermal and ...
  • Casimir stress in an inhomogeneous medium 

    Philbin, Thomas G.; Xiong, C.; Leonhardt, Ulf (Elsevier Masson, 2010)
    The Casimir effect in an inhomogeneous dielectric is investigated using Lifshitz's theory of electromagnetic vacuum energy. A permittivity function that depends continuously on one Cartesian coordinate is chosen, bounded ...
  • A CGPS Look at the Spiral Structure of the Outer Milky Way. I. Distances and Velocities to Star-Forming Regions 

    Foster, TJ; Brunt, CM (American Astronomical Society, 2015-10-14)
    We present a new catalog of spectrophotometric distances and line of sight systemic velocities to 103 H II regions between 90≤ℓ≤195 (longitude quadrants II and part of III). Two new velocities for each region are independently ...
  • Characterisation of a fibre optic Raman probe within a hypodermic needle. 

    Iping Petterson, IE; Day, JC; Fullwood, LM; Gardner, B; Stone, N (Springer Verlag, 2015-09-28)
    We demonstrate the first use of a multifibre Raman probe that fits inside the bore of a hypodermic needle. A Raman probe containing multiple collection fibres provides improved signal collection efficiency in biological ...
  • Characterisation of signal enhancements achieved when utilizing a photon diode in deep Raman spectroscopy of tissue 

    Vardaki, Martha Z.; Matousek, Pavel; Stone, Nicholas (Optical Society of America, 2016)
    We characterise the performance of a beam enhancing element (‘photon diode’) for use in deep Raman spectroscopy (DRS) of biological tissues. The optical component enhances the number of laser photons coupled into a ...
  • Characterising stellar micro-variability for planetary transit searches 

    Aigrain, Suzanne; Favata, F.; Gilmore, G. (EDP Sciences, 2004)
    A method for simulating light curves containing stellar micro-variability for a range of spectral types and ages is presented. It is based on parameter-by-parameter scaling of a multi-component fit to the solar irradiance ...
  • Characterization of spin-valves fabricated on opaque substrates by optical ferromagnetic resonance 

    Barman, A.; Kruglyak, V.V.; Hicken, R.J.; Marrows, C.H.; Ali, M.; Hindmarch, A.T.; Hickey, B.J. (American Institute of Physics, 2002)
    We have used a transmission line deposited on a transparent substrate to deliver an optically triggered magnetic field pulse to a spin valve structure deposited upon an opaque substrate. The ensuing ferromagnetic resonance ...
  • Characterization of the angular memory effect of scattered light in biological tissues. 

    Schott, S; Bertolotti, J; Léger, JF; Bourdieu, L; Gigan, S (Optical Society of America, 2015-05-18)
    High resolution optical microscopy is essential in neuroscience but suffers from scattering in biological tissues and therefore grants access to superficial brain layers only. Recently developed techniques use scattered ...
  • Characterization of the Atmosphere of the Hot Jupiter HAT-P-32Ab and the M-dwarf Companion HAT-P-32B 

    Zhao, Ming; O'Rourke, Joseph G.; Wright, Jason T.; Knutson, H.; Burrows, A.S.; Fortney, J.J.; Ngo, Henry; Fulton, Benjamin J.; Baranec, Christoph; Riddle, Reed; Law, Nicholas M.; Muirhead, Philip S.; Hinkley, Sasha; Showman, A.P.; Curtis, Jason; Burruss, Rick (American Astronomical Society / IoP Publishing, 2014)
    We report secondary eclipse photometry of the hot Jupiter HAT-P-32Ab, taken with Hale/Wide-field Infra-Red Camera (WIRC) in H and KS bands and with Spitzer/IRAC at 3.6 and 4.5 μm. We carried out adaptive optics imaging of ...
  • A chemical model for the atmosphere of hot Jupiters 

    Venot, O; Hébrard, E; Agùndez, M; Dobrijevic, M; Selsis, F; Hersant, F; Iro, N; Bounaceur, R (EDP Sciences, 2012-10-05)
    Our purpose is to release a chemical network, and the associated rate coefficients, developed for the temperature and pressure range relevant to hot Jupiters atmospheres. Using this network, we study the vertical atmospheric ...