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  • Comparative blind test of five planetary transit detection algorithms on realistic synthetic light curves 

    Moutou, C.; Pont, F.; Barge, P.; Aigrain, Suzanne; Auvergne, M.; Blouin, D.; Cautain, R.; Erikson, A.; Guis, V.; Guterman, P.; Irwin, Mike; Lanza, A. F.; Queloz, D.; Rauer, H.; Voss, H.; Zucker, S. (EDP Sciences, 2005)
    Because photometric surveys of exoplanet transits are very promising sources of future discoveries, many algorithms are being developed to detect transit signals in stellar light curves. This paper compares such algorithms ...
  • A comparison between Gaussian Process emulation and Genetic Algorithms for optimising energy use of buildings 

    Eames, ME; Wood, M; Challenor, Peter G. (-, 2015-12)
    Computing speed has increased greatly over recent years. Building designers can now simulate complex building models in a short time. However, even with short simulation times, building optimisation routines can still take ...
  • A comparison of future weather created from morphed observed weather and created by a weather generator 

    Eames, Matthew E.; Kershaw, Tristan; Coley, David (Elsevier, 2012)
    To allow building scientists and engineers to investigate how their building designs fare in future climates there is the need for future weather files on an hourly timescale, which are representative of possible future ...
  • Comparison of multi-year and reference year building simulations 

    Kershaw, Tristan; Eames, Matthew E.; Coley, David (SAGE Publications, 2010)
    Buildings are generally modelled for compliance using reference weather years. In the UK these are the test reference year (TRY) used for energy analysis and the design summer year (DSY) used for assessing overheating in ...
  • A comparison of structural and behavioural adaptations to future proofing buildings against higher temperatures 

    Coley, David; Kershaw, Tristan; Eames, Matthew E. (Elsevier, 2012)
    The uncertainty surrounding projections of climate change has left the building design community in a quandary. Should they assume a worst case scenario, and recommend adaptations to designs that might prove to be unnecessary ...
  • Comparison of the effective temperatures, gravities and helium abundances of DAO white dwarfs from Balmer and Lyman line studies 

    Good, S.A.; Barstow, M.A.; Holberg, J.B.; Sing, David K.; Burleigh, M.R.; Dobbie, P.D. (Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2004)
    The use of observations of the hydrogen Balmer absorption series is a well-established method of determining the surface gravity and effective temperature (Teff) of white dwarfs. In situations where the Balmer lines cannot ...
  • Composite Fermions with Spin at $ν=1/2$ 

    Kramer, B; Magnoli, N; Mariani, E; Merlo, M; Napoli, F; Sassetti, M (IOS Press, 2003)
    The model of Composite Fermions for describing interacting electrons in two dimensions in the presence of a magnetic field is described. In this model, charged Fermions are combined with an even number of magnetic flux ...
  • Conoscopic observation of director reorientation during Poiseuille flow of a nematic liquid crystal 

    Holmes, Christopher J.; Cornford, Stephen Leslie; Sambles, J. Roy (American Institute of Physics, 2009)
    Director reorientation under pressure driven (Poiseuille) flow is observed conoscopically for the liquid crystal 5CB aligned at an azimuthal angle of 45° to the direction of flow. A polyimide surface treatment (AL 1254) ...
  • Consistency of certain constitutive relations with quantum electromagnetism 

    Horsley, S.A.R. (American Physical Society, 2011)
    Recent work by Philbin [ New J. Phys. 12 123008 (2010)] has provided a Lagrangian theory that establishes a general method for the canonical quantization of the electromagnetic field in any dispersive, lossy, linear ...
  • Continuous evolution of the in-plane magnetic anisotropies with thickness in epitaxial Fe films 

    Gester, M.; Daboo, C.; Hicken, R.J.; Gray, S.J.; Ercole, A.; Bland, J.A.C. (American Institute of Physics, 1996)
    We have studied the evolution of the magnetic in‐plane anisotropy in epitaxial Fe/GaAs films of both (001) and (110) orientation as a function of the Fe layer thickness using the longitudinal magneto‐optic Kerr effect and ...
  • A continuum from clear to cloudy hot-Jupiter exoplanets without primordial water depletion 

    Sing, David K.; Fortney, J.J.; Wakeford, H.R.; Nikolov, N.; Kataria, T; Aigrain, Suzanne; Balleseter, GE; Burrows, A.S.; Deming, D.; Desert, J.-M; Gibson, N.; Henry, G.; Huitson, Catherine M.; Knutson, H.; Lecavelier des Etangs, A.; Pont, F.; Showman, A.P.; Vidal-Madjar, A.; Williamson, M.H.; Wilson, Paul A. (Nature Publishing Group, 2015-12-14)
    Thousands of transiting exoplanets have been discovered, but spectral analysis of their atmospheres has so far been dominated by a small number of exoplanets and data spanning relatively narrow wavelength ranges (such as ...
  • Control of the stop band of an acoustic double fishnet 

    Murray, Alasdair R.J.; Hendry, Euan; Summers, I.R.; Sambles, J. Roy; Hibbins, Alastair P. (Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2013)
    The acoustic transmittance of two closely spaced solid plates, each perforated with a square array of cylindrical holes, exhibits a band of near-perfect acoustic attenuation originating from hybridization between a resonance ...
  • Controlling the generation of THz radiation from metallic films using periodic microstructure 

    Polyushkin, Dmitry K.; Hendry, Euan; Barnes, William L. (Springer Verlag, 2015-04-05)
    We report on THz frequency generation via irradiation of microstructured semicontinuous silver films by femtosecond laser pulses. By patterning the film so as to produce an array of microstrips, we show that one can use ...
  • Controlling the properties of surface acoustic waves using graphene 

    Bandhu, L; Nash, GR (Springer Verlag (Germany), 2015-12-23)
    The author(s) Surface acoustic waves (SAWs) are elastic waves that propagate on the surface of a solid, much like waves on the ocean, with SAW devices used widely in communication and sensing. The ability to dynamically ...
  • Coronal mass ejections and angular momentum loss in young stars 

    Aarnio, Alicia N.; Stassun, Keivan G.; Matt, Sean P. (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
    In our own solar system, the necessity of understanding space weather is readily evident. Fortunately for Earth, our nearest stellar neighbor is relatively quiet, exhibiting activity levels several orders of magnitude lower ...
  • Counting molecular-beam grown graphene layers 

    Plaut, Annette S.; Wurstbauer, Ulrich; Pinczuk, Aron; Garcia, Jorge M.; Pfeiffer, Loren N. (American Institute of Physics, 2013)
    We have used the ratio of the integrated intensity of graphene's Raman G peak to that of the silicon substrate's first-order optical phonon peak, accurately to determine the number of graphene layers across our molecular-beam ...
  • Coupled surface plasmon polaritons on thin metal slabs corrugated on both surfaces 

    Hooper, Ian R.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Physical Society, 2004)
    A modelling study of the effect of coupled surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) on the optical response of a thin metal film corrugated on both surfaces is presented. Initially the case of conformally corrugated metal films ...
  • Coupled surface plasmon-polariton mediated photoluminescence from a top-emitting organic light-emitting structure 

    Wedge, S.; Wasey, J. A. E.; Barnes, William L.; Sage, I. (American Institute of Physics, 2004)
    We report strong photoluminescence from a top-emitting organic light-emitting structure where emission takes place through a thin (55 nm) silver film. We show that this emission is mediated via coupled surface plasmon-polariton ...
  • Coupled surface plasmons and optical guided wave exploration of near-surface director profile 

    Yang, Fuzi; Ruan, Lizhen; Jewell, Sharon A.; Sambles, J. Roy (Institute of Physics and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, 2007)
    For a liquid crystal (LC) cell with thin silver claddings it is possible, using a high index coupling prism, to excite both surface plasmon modes and ordinary optical guided modes. In a situation where the tilt of the ...
  • Coupled surface-plasmon-like modes between metamaterial 

    Hibbins, Alastair P.; Lockyear, Matthew J.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Physical Society, 2007)
    Perfectly conducting metals may be structured with holes to make metamaterials that support surface-plasmon-like modes at microwave frequencies. Results are presented for Fabry-Pérot-like standing wave resonances formed ...