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  • Addressing mathematics & statistics anxiety 

    Strawbridge, SM (Institute of Mathematics & its applications, 2015-06)
    Mathematics above all other subjects strikes real fear and anxiety in some students, these students are taken well out of their ‘comfort zone’ when confronted with mathematical content in their courses. For these students, ...
  • Asymmetric dot dimers – optical properties and interactions 

    Meinzer, Nina; Humphrey, Alastair D.; Barnes, William L. (2015-01-06)
    We present a study of the rich optical behaviour of the dark (grey) modes exhibited by asymmetric dot dimers and how this behaviour is modified upon interaction between dimers.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Detecting polymeric nanoparticles with coherent anti-stokes Raman scattering microscopy in tissues exhibiting fixative-induced autofluorescence 

    Garrett, NL; Godfrey, L; Lalatsa, A; Serrano, DR; Uchegbu, IF; Schatzlein, A; Moger, J (Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2015-03-05)
    © 2015 SPIE.Recent advances in pharmaceutical nanotechnology have enabled the development of nano-particulate medicines with enhanced drug performance. Although the fate of these nano-particles can be macroscopically tracked ...
  • Electromagnetic Properties of Ultrathin Quadrifilar Spirals and Their Complementary Structures 

    Meinzer, Nina; Hibbins, Alastair P.; Sambles, J. Roy (-, 2015-07)
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  • Exciton States in Narrow-Gap Carbon Nanotubes 

    Hartmann, RR; Portnoi, ME (American Institute of Physics, 2016)
    Quasi-exact solutions to the quantum relativistic two-body problem are obtained for a one-dimensional Woods-Saxon-like potential. The quantised positive energy spectrum is obtained in the square well potential limit in ...
  • An exploration of the selection of design summer years to define the overheating risk of buildings 

    Eames, ME (NCEUB, 2014-04)
    Building engineers are faced with a difficult problem: how to design habitable spaces that conform to planning constraints, building regulations and low levels of energy use, whilst at the same time making them comfortable ...
  • Field-controlled phase-rectified magnonic multiplexer [includes .mif files for use with the micromagnetic simulation tool 'Object-Oriented Micro-Magnetic Framework' (OOMMF)] 

    Davies, Carl S.; Sadovnikov, Alexandr V.; Grishin, Sergey V.; Sharaevskii, Yurii; Nikitov, Sergei; Kruglyak, V.V. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015-06-18)
    The mechanism used to alter the features of propagating spin waves is a key component underpinning the functionality of high frequency magnonic devices. Here, using experiment and micromagnetic simulations, we demonstrate ...
  • Global-scale Magnetism (and Cycles) in Dynamo Simulations of Stellar Convection Zones 

    Brown, Benjamin P.; Browning, Matthew K.; Brun, Allan Sacha; Miesch, Mark S.; Toomre, Juri (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2011-01)
    Young solar-type stars rotate rapidly and are very magnetically active. The magnetic fields at their surfaces likely originate in their convective envelopes where convection and rotation can drive strong dynamo action. ...
  • HARPS3 for a roboticized Isaac Newton telescope 

    Thompson, SJ; Queloz, D; Baraffe, I; Brake, M; Dolgopolov, A; Fisher, M; Fleury, M; Geelhoed, J; Hall, R; Hernandez, JIG; Horst, RT; Kragt, J; Navarro, R; Naylor, T; Pepe, F; Piskunov, N; Rebolo, R; Sander, L; Segransan, D; Seneta, E; Sing, D; Snellen, I; Snik, F; Spronck, J; Stempels, E; Sun, X; Tschudi, SS; Young, J (Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2016)
    We present a description of a new instrument development, HARPS3, planned to be installed on an upgraded and roboticized Isaac Newton Telescope by end-2018. HARPS3 will be a high resolution (R = 115,000) echelle spectrograph ...
  • The implications of transporting architecture on human health 

    Eames, ME; Wood, M; Challenor, Peter G. (-, 2015-12)
    Where modern buildings are unable to maintain the internal environment to within comfort levels they often rely on mechanical systems to become habitable. This could be due to bad design or putting the building in an ...
  • The influence of the magnetic topology on the wind braking of sun-like stars. 

    Réville, V; Brun, AS; Matt, SP; Strugarek, A; Pinto, R (Soci´et´e Francaise d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique, 2014-12-01)
    Stellar winds are thought to be the main process responsible for the spin down of main-sequence stars. The extraction of angular momentum by a magnetized wind has been studied for decades, leading to several formulations ...
  • Label-free imaging of fatty acid content within yeast samples 

    Garrett, N; Moger, J (Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2013-05-27)
    Fungi have been found to be an underlying cause of 70% of all plant and animal extinctions caused by infectious diseases. Fungal infections are a growing problem affecting global health, food production and ecosystems. ...
  • Modeling magnetized star-planet interactions: boundary conditions effects 

    Strugarek, Antoine; Brun, Allan Sacha; Matt, Sean P.; Reville, Victor (Cambridge University Press, 2013-06)
    We model the magnetized interaction between a star and a close-in planet (SPMIs), using global, magnetohydrodynamic numerical simulations. In this proceedings, we study the effects of the numerical boundary conditions at ...
  • Modelling the Corona of HD 189733 in 3D 

    Strugarek, A; Brun, AS; Matt, SP; Reville, V; Donati, JF; Moutou, C; Fares, R (Soci´et´e Francaise d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique, 2014-12-01)
    The braking of main sequence stars originates mainly from their stellar wind. The efficiency of this angular momentum extraction depends on the rotation rate of the star, the acceleration profile of the wind and the coronal ...
  • Monitoring lipid accumulation in the green microalga Botryococcus braunii with frequency-modulated stimulated Raman scattering 

    Wang, CC; Chandrappa, D; Smirnoff, N; Moger, J (Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2015-03-05)
    © 2015 SPIE.The potential of microalgae as a source of renewable energy has received considerable interest because they can produce lipids (fatty acids and isoprenoids) that can be readily converted into biofuels. However, ...
  • Non-invasive imaging through opaque scattering layers 

    Bertolotti, J; Van Putten, EG; Blum, C; Lagendijk, A; Vos, WL; Mosk, AP (Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2015-03-10)
    © 2015 SPIE. Light scattering is known for blurring images to the point of making them appear as a white halo. For this reason imaging through thick clouds or deep into biological tissues is difficult. Here we discuss in ...
  • Numerical Aspects of 3D Stellar Winds 

    Strugarek, A; Brun, AS; Matt, SP; Reville, V (-, 2015-01-01)
    This paper explores and compares the pitfalls of modelling the three-dimensional wind of a spherical star with a cartesian grid. Several numerical methods are compared, using either uniform and stretched grid or adaptative ...
  • Planet formation imager (PFI): introduction and technical considerations 

    Monnier, John D.; Kraus, Stefan; Buscher, David; Berger, J-P; Haniff, C; Ireland, M; Labadie, L; Lacour, Sylvestre; Le Coroller, H; Petrov, RG; Pott, J-U; Ridgway, S; Surdej, J; ten Brummelaar, T; Tuthill, P; van Belle, G (Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2014-07-24)
    Complex non-linear and dynamic processes lie at the heart of the planet formation process. Through numerical simulation and basic observational constraints, the basics of planet formation are now coming into focus. High ...