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  • Dark energy and string theory 

    Berglund, Per; Hubsch, Tristan; Minic, Djordje (2019-11-10)
    A radiatively stable de Sitter spacetime is constructed by considering an intrinsically non-commutative and generalized-geometric formulation of string theory, which is related to a family of F-theory models endowed with ...
  • Strongly Bent Double-Stranded DNA: Reconciling Theory and Experiment 

    Drozdetski, Aleksander V.; Mukhopadhyay, Abhishek; Onufriev, Alexey V. (2019-11-29)
    The strong bending of polymers is poorly understood. We propose a general quantitative framework of polymer bending that includes both the weak and strong bending regimes on the same footing, based on a single general ...
  • Feedback control of surface roughness in a one-dimensional KPZ growth process 

    Priyanka; Täuber, Uwe C.; Pleimling, Michel
    Control of generically scale-invariant systems, i.e., targeting specific cooperative features in non-linear stochastic interacting systems with many degrees of freedom subject to strong fluctuations and correlations that ...
  • Critical Scaling and Aging near the Flux Line Depinning Transition 

    Chaturvedi, Harshwardhan; Dobramysl, Ulrich; Pleimling, Michel; Täuber, Uwe C.
    We utilize Langevin molecular dynamics simulations to study dynamical critical behavior of magnetic flux lines near the depinning transition in type-II superconductors subject to randomly distributed attractive point defects. ...
  • Aging phenomena in the two-dimensional complex Ginzburg-Landau equation 

    Liu, Weigang; Täuber, Uwe C.
    The complex Ginzburg-Landau equation with additive noise is a stochastic partial differential equation that describes a remarkably wide range of physical systems which include coupled non-linear oscillators subject to external ...
  • Nucleation of spatiotemporal structures from defect turbulence in the two-dimensional complex Ginzburg-Landau equation 

    Liu, Weigang; Täuber, Uwe C. (American Physical Society, 2019-11-20)
    We numerically investigate nucleation processes in the transient dynamics of the two-dimensional complex Ginzburg-Landau equation toward its "frozen" state with quasistationary spiral structures. We study the transition ...
  • Skyrmion relaxation dynamics in the presence of quenched disorder 

    Brown, Barton L.; Täuber, Uwe C.; Pleimling, Michel (American Physical Society, 2019-07-09)
    Using Langevin molecular dynamics simulations we study relaxation processes of interacting skyrmion systems with and without quenched disorder. Using the typical diffusion length as the time-dependent length characterizing ...
  • Crossover From Self-Similar to Self-Affine Structures in Precolation 

    Frey, E.; Täuber, Uwe C.; Schwabl, F. (Editions Physique, 1994-05-20)
    We study the crossover from self-similar scaling behavior to asymptotically self-affine (anisotropic) structures. As an example, we consider bond percolation with one preferred direction. Our theory is based on a ...
  • Transverse temperature interfaces in the Katz-Lebowitz-Spohn driven lattice gas 

    Mukhamadiarov, Ruslan I.; Priyanka; Täuber, Uwe C. (American Physical Society (APS), 2018-09-22)
    We explore the intriguing spatial patterns that emerge in a two-dimensional spatially inhomogeneous Katz-Lebowitz-Spohn (KLS) driven lattice gas with attractive nearest-neighbor interactions. The domain is split into two ...
  • Generation of arbitrary all-photonic graph states from quantum emitters 

    Russo, Antonio; Barnes, Edwin; Economou, Sophia E. (Institute of Physics, 2019-05-08)
    We present protocols to generate arbitrary photonic graph states from quantum emitters that are in principle deterministic.Wefocus primarily on two-dimensional cluster states of arbitrary size due to their importance for ...
  • General solution to inhomogeneous dephasing and smooth pulse dynamical decoupling 

    Zeng, Junkai; Deng, Xiu-Hao; Russo, Antonio; Barnes, Edwin (Institute of Physics, 2018-03-26)
    In order to achieve the high-fidelity quantum control needed for a broad range of quantum information technologies, reducing the effects of noise and system inhomogeneities is an essential task. It is well known that a ...
  • Online Gambling of Pure Chance: Wager Distribution, Risk Attitude, and Anomalous Diffusion 

    Wang, Xiangwen; Pleimling, Michel (Springer Nature, 2019-10-11)
    Online gambling sites offer many different gambling games. In this work we analyse the gambling logs of numerous solely probability-based gambling games and extract the wager and odds distributions. We find that the ...
  • A new method for measuring the neutron lifetime using an in situ neutron detector 

    Morris, C. L.; Adamek, E. R.; Broussard, L. J.; Callahan, N. B.; Clayton, S. M.; Cude-Woods, C.; Currie, S. A.; Ding, X.; Fox, W.; Hickerson, K. P.; Hoffbauer, M. A.; Holley, A. T.; Komives, A.; Liu, C. -Y.; Makela, M.; Pattie, R. W., Jr.; Ramsey, J.; Salvat, D. J.; Saunders, A.; Seestrom, S. J.; Sharapov, E. I.; Sjue, S. K.; Tang, Z.; Vanderwerp, J.; Vogelaar, B.; Walstrom, P. L.; Wang, Z.; Wei, Wanchun; Wexler, J. W.; Womack, T. L.; Young, A. R.; Zeck, B. A. (2017-05)
    In this paper, we describe a new method for measuring surviving neutrons in neutron lifetime measurements using bottled ultracold neutrons (UCN), which provides better characterization of systematic uncertainties and enables ...
  • Multi-messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger 

    Abbott, B. P.; Simonetti, J. H.; Tsai, J.; Nathaniel, K. (2017-10-20)
    On 2017 August 17 a binary neutron star coalescence candidate (later designated GW170817) with merger time 12:41:04 UTC was observed through gravitational waves by the Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo detectors. The Fermi ...
  • CALIS - A CALibration Insertion System for the DarkSide-50 dark matter search experiment 

    Agnes, P.; Albuquerque, I. F. M.; Alexander, T.; Alton, A. K.; Asner, D. M.; Back, H. O.; Baldin, B.; Biery, K.; Bocci, V.; Bonfini, G.; Bonivento, W.; Bossa, M.; Bottino, B.; Brigatti, A.; Brodsky, J.; Budano, F.; Bussino, S.; Cadeddu, M.; Cadonati, L.; Cadoni, M.; Calaprice, F.; Canci, N.; Candela, A.; Caravati, M.; Cariello, M.; Carlini, M.; Catalanotti, S.; Cavalcante, P.; Chepurnov, A.; Cicalo, C.; Cocco, A. G.; Covone, G.; D'Angelo, D.; D'Incecco, M.; Davini, S.; De Cecco, S.; De Deo, M.; De Vincenzi, M.; Derbin, A.; Devoto, A.; Di Eusanio, F.; Di Pietro, G.; Dionisi, C.; Edkins, E.; Empl, A.; Fan, A.; Fiorillo, G.; Fomenko, K.; Forster, G.; Franco, D.; Gabriele, F.; Galbiati, C.; Giagu, S.; Giganti, C.; Giovanetti, G. K.; Goretti, A. M.; Granato, F.; Grandi, L.; Gromov, M.; Guan, M.; Guardincerri, Y.; Hackett, B. R.; Herner, K.; Hughes, D.; Humble, P.; Hungerford, E. V.; Ianni, Al.; Ianni, An.; James, I.; Johnson, T. N.; Jollet, C.; Keeter, K.; Kendziora, C. L.; Koh, G.; Korablev, D.; Korga, G.; Kubankin, A.; Li, X.; Lissia, M.; Loer, B.; Lombardi, P.; Longo, G.; Ma, Y.; Machado, A. A.; Machulin, I. N.; Mandarano, A.; Mari, S. M.; Maricic, J.; Marini, L.; Martoff, C. J.; Meregaglia, A.; Meyers, P. D.; Milincic, R.; Miller, J. D.; Montanari, D.; Monte, A.; Mount, B. J.; Muratova, V. N.; Musico, P.; Napolitano, J.; Agasson, A. Navrer; Odrowski, S.; Orsini, M.; Ortica, F.; Pagani, L.; Pallavicini, M.; Pantic, E.; Parmeggiano, S.; Pelczar, K.; Pelliccia, N.; Pocar, A.; Pordes, S.; Pugachev, D. A.; Qian, H.; Randle, K.; Ranucci, G.; Razeti, M.; Razeto, A.; Reinhold, B.; Renshaw, A. L.; Rescigno, M.; Riffard, Q.; Romani, A.; Rossi, B.; Rossi, N.; Rountree, D.; Sablone, D.; Saggese, P.; Saldanha, R.; Sands, W.; Savarese, C.; Schlitzer, B.; Segreto, E.; Semenov, D. A.; Shields, E.; Singh, P. N.; Skorokhvatov, M. D.; Smirnov, O.; Sotnikov, A.; Stanford, C.; Suvorov, Y.; Tartaglia, R.; Tatarowicz, J.; Testera, G.; Tonazzo, A.; Trinchese, P.; Unzhakov, E. V.; Verducci, M.; Vishneva, A.; Vogelaar, B.; Wada, M.; Walker, S.; Wang, H.; Wang, Y.; Watson, A. W.; Westerdale, S.; Wilhelmi, J.; Wojcik, M. M.; Xiang, Xi.; Xiao, X.; Xu, J.; Yang, C.; Zec, A.; Zhong, W.; Zhu, C.; Zuzel, G. (2017-12)
    This paper describes the design, fabrication, commissioning and use of a CALibration source Insertion System (CALIS) in the DarkSide-50 direct dark matter search experiment. CALIS deploys radioactive sources into the liquid ...
  • Self-assembled PCBM bilayers on graphene and HOPG examined by AFM and STM 

    Li, Yanlong; Chen, Chuanhui; Burton, John; Park, Kyungwha; Heflin, James R.; Tao, Chenggang (2018-05-04)
    In this work we report fabrication and characterization of phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) bilayer structures on graphene and highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG). Through careful control of the PCBM ...
  • The Astropy Project: Building an Open-science Project and Status of the v2.0 Core Package 

    Price-Whelan, A. M.; Sipocz, B. M.; Gunther, H. M.; Lim, P. L.; Crawford, S. M.; Conseil, S.; Shupe, D. L.; Craig, M. W.; Dencheva, N.; Ginsburg, A.; VanderPlas, J. T.; Bradley, L. D.; Perez-Suarez, D.; de Val-Borro, M.; Aldcroft, T. L.; Cruz, K. L.; Robitaille, T. P.; Tollerud, E. J.; Ardelean, C.; Babej, T.; Bach, Y. P.; Bachetti, M.; Bakanov, A., V; Bamford, S. P.; Barentsen, G.; Barmby, P.; Baumbach, A.; Berry, K. L.; Biscani, F.; Boquien, M.; Bostroem, K. A.; Bouma, L. G.; Brammer, G. B.; Bray, E. M.; Breytenbach, H.; Buddelmeijer, H.; Burke, D. J.; Calderone, G.; Rodriguez, J. L. Cano; Cara, M.; Cardoso, J. V. M.; Cheedella, S.; Copin, Y.; Corrales, L.; Crichton, D.; D'Avella, D.; Deil, C.; Depagne, E.; Dietrich, J. P.; Donath, A.; Droettboom, M.; Earl, N.; Erben, T.; Fabbro, S.; Ferreira, L. A.; Finethy, T.; Fox, R. T.; Garrison, L. H.; Gibbons, S. L. J.; Goldstein, D. A.; Gommers, R.; Greco, J. P.; Greenfield, P.; Groener, A. M.; Grollier, F.; Hagen, A.; Hirst, P.; Homeier, D.; Horton, A. J.; Hosseinzadeh, G.; Hu, L.; Hunkeler, J. S.; Ivezic, Z.; Jain, A.; Jenness, T.; Kanarek, G.; Kendrew, S.; Kern, N. S.; Kerzendorf, W. E.; Khvalko, A.; King, J.; Kirkby, D.; Kulkarni, A. M.; Kumar, A.; Lee, A.; Lenz, D.; Littlefair, S. P.; Ma, Z.; Macleod, D. M.; Mastropietro, M.; McCully, C.; Montagnac, S.; Morris, B. M.; Mueller, M.; Mumford, S. J.; Muna, D.; Murphy, N. A.; Nelson, S.; Nguyen, G. H.; Ninan, J. P.; Noethe, M.; Ogaz, S.; Oh, S.; Parejko, J. K.; Parley, N.; Pascual, S.; Patil, R.; Patil, A. A.; Plunkett, A. L.; Prochaska, J. X.; Rastogi, T.; Janga, V. Reddy; Sabater, J.; Sakurikar, P.; Seifert, M.; Sherbert, L. E.; Sherwood-Taylor, H.; Shih, A. Y.; Sick, J.; Silbiger, M. T.; Singanamalla, S.; Singer, L. P.; Sladen, P. H.; Sooley, K. A.; Sornarajah, S.; Streicher, O.; Teuben, P.; Thomas, S. W.; Tremblay, G. R.; Turner, J. E. H.; Terron, V; van Kerkwijk, M. H.; de la Vegat, A.; Watkins, L. L.; Weaver, B. A.; Whitmore, J. B.; Woillez, J.; Zabalza, V (2018-09)
    The Astropy Project supports and fosters the development of open-source and openly developed Python packages that provide commonly needed functionality to the astronomical community. A key element of the Astropy Project ...
  • Modulations of the cosmic muon signal in ten years of Borexino data 

    Agostini, M.; Altenmueller, K.; Appel, S.; Atroshchenko, V; Bagdasarian, Z.; Basilico, D.; Bellini, G.; Benziger, J.; Bick, D.; Bolognino, I; Bonfini, G.; Bravo, D.; Caccianiga, B.; Calaprice, F.; Caminata, A.; Caprioli, S.; Carlini, M.; Cavalcante, P.; Cavanna, F.; Chepurnov, A.; Choi, K.; Collica, L.; D'Angelo, D.; Davini, S.; Derbin, A.; Ding, X. F.; Di Ludovico, A.; Di Noto, L.; Drachnev, I; Fomenko, K.; Formozov, A.; Franco, D.; Gabriele, F.; Galbiati, C.; Gschwender, M.; Ghiano, C.; Giammarchi, M.; Goretti, A.; Gromov, M.; Guffanti, D.; Hagner, C.; Houdy, T.; Hungerford, E.; Ianni, Aldo; Ianni, Andrea; Jany, A.; Jeschke, D.; Kobychev, V; Korablev, D.; Korga, G.; Kudryavtsev, V. A.; Kumaran, S.; Lachenmaier, T.; Laubenstein, M.; Litvinovich, E.; Lombardi, F.; Lombardi, P.; Ludhova, L.; Lukyanchenko, G.; Lukyanchenko, L.; Machulin, I; Manuzio, G.; Marcocci, S.; Maricic, J.; Martyn, J.; Meighen-Berger, S.; Meroni, E.; Meyer, M.; Miramonti, L.; Misiaszek, M.; Muratova, V; Neumair, B.; Nieslony, M.; Oberauer, L.; Opitz, B.; Orekhov, V; Ortica, F.; Pallavicini, M.; Papp, L.; Penek, Oe; Pietrofaccia, L.; Pilipenko, N.; Pocar, A.; Porcelli, A.; Raikov, G.; Ranucci, G.; Razeto, A.; Re, A.; Redchuk, M.; Romani, A.; Rossi, N.; Rottenanger, S.; Schoenert, S.; Semenov, D.; Skorokhvatov, M.; Smirnov, O.; Sotnikov, A.; Stokes, L. F. F.; Suvorov, Y.; Tartaglia, R.; Testera, G.; Thurn, J.; Toropova, M.; Unzhakov, E.; Vishneva, A.; Vogelaar, R. B.; von Feilitzsch, F.; Weinz, S.; Wojcik, M.; Wurm, M.; Yokley, Z.; Zaimidoroga, O.; Zavatarelli, S.; Zuber, K.; Zuzel, G. (2019-02)
    We have measured the flux of cosmic muons in the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso at 3800 m.w.e. to be (3.432 +/- 0.003) center dot 10(-4) m(-2) s(-1) based on ten years of Borexino data acquired between May 2007 and ...
  • Diminished single-stimulus response in vmPFC to favorite people in children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder 

    Kishida, Kenneth T.; De Asis-Cruz, Josepheen; Treadwell-Deering, Diane; Liebenow, Brittany; Beauchamp, Michael S.; Montague, P. Read (2019-07)
    From an early age, individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) spend less time engaged in social interaction compared to typically developing peers (TD). One reason behind this behavior may be that the brains of children ...
  • Space Telescope and Optical Reverberation Mapping Project. X. Understanding the Absorption-line Holiday in NGC 5548 

    Dehghanian, M.; Ferland, G. J.; Kriss, G. A.; Peterson, B. M.; Mathur, S.; Mehdipour, M.; Guzman, F.; Chatzikos, M.; van Hoof, P. A. M.; Williams, R. J. R.; Arav, N.; Barth, A. J.; Bentz, M. C.; Bisogni, S.; Brandt, W. N.; Crenshaw, D. M.; Dalla Bonta, E.; De Rosa, G.; Fausnaugh, M. M.; Gelbord, J. M.; Goad, M. R.; Gupta, A.; Horne, Keith; Kaastra, J.; Knigge, C.; Korista, K. T.; McHardy, I. M.; Pogge, R. W.; Starkey, D. A.; Vestergaard, M. (2019-06-01)
    The Space Telescope and Optical Reverberation Mapping Project (AGN STORM) on NGC 5548 in 2014 is one of the most intensive multiwavelength AGN monitoring campaigns ever. For most of the campaign, the emission-line variations ...

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