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  • High-Precision Branching Ratio Measurement for the Superallowed + Emitter 74Rb 

    Dunlop, R.; Ball, G.C.; Leslie, J.R.; Svensson, C.E.; Towner, I.S.; Andreoiu, C.; Chagnon-Lessard, S.; Chester, A.; Cross, D.S.; Finlay, P.; Garnsworthy, A.B.; Garrett, P.E.; Glister, J.; Hackman, G.; Hadinia, B.; Leach, K. G.; Rand, E.T.; Starosta, K.; Tardiff, E.R.; Triambak, S.; Williams, S. J.; Wong, J.; Yates, S.W.; Zganjar, E.F. (American Physical Society, 2013)
    A high-precision branching-ratio measurement for the superallowed β + decay of 74Rb was performed at the TRIUMF Isotope Separator and Accelerator (ISAC) radioactive ion-beam facility. The scintillating electronpositron tagging ...
  • Herschel-ATLAS/GAMA: What determines the far-infrared properties of radio galaxies? 

    Virdee, J.S.; Hardcastle, M.J.; Jarvis, Matt (OUP, 2013)
    We perform a stacking analysis of Herschel Astrophysical Terahertz Large Area Survey (H-ATLAS) data in order to obtain isothermal dust temperatures and rest-frame luminosities at 250 µm (L250), for a well-defined sample ...
  • Herschel-atlas/Gama: a difference between star formation rates in strong-line and weak-line radio galaxies 

    Hardcastle, M.J.; Ching, J.H.Y.; Jarvis, Matt (OUP, 2013)
    We have constructed a sample of radio-loud objects with optical spectroscopy from the Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA) project over the Herschel Astrophysical Terahertz Large Area Survey (Herschel-ATLAS) Phase 1 fields. ...
  • Black hole - galaxy correlations without self-regulation 

    Angles-Alcazar, Daniel; Ozel, Feryal; Dave, Romeel (American Astronomical Society, 2013)
    Recent models of black hole growth in a cosmological context have forwarded a paradigm in which the growth is self-regulated by feedback from the black hole itself. Here we use cosmological zoom simulations of galaxy formation ...
  • A deep search for faint galaxies associated with very low-redshift C iv absorbers: A case with cold-accretion characteristics 

    Burchett, Joseph N.; Tripp, Todd M.; Werk, Jessica K.; Howk, J. Christopher; Dave, Romeel; Prochaska, J. Xavier; Ford, Amanda Brady (The American Astronomical Society, 2013)
    Studies of QSO absorber–galaxy connections are often hindered by inadequate information on whether faint/dwarf galaxies are located near the QSO sight lines. To investigate the contribution of faint galaxies to QSO ...
  • Hot subdwarf stars in close-up view IV. Helium abundances and the 3He isotopic anomaly of subdwarf B stars 

    Geier, S.; Edelmann, H.; Kilkenny, David; O'Donoghue, D.; Marsh, T.R.; Copperwheat, C. (EDP Sciences, 2013)
    Atmospheric parameters and helium abundances of 44 bright subdwarf B stars have been determined. More than half of our sample consists of newly discovered stars from the Edinburgh Cape survey. We showed that effective ...
  • Self-catalytic growth of tin oxide nanowires by chemical vapor deposition process 

    Thabethe, Bongani; Malgas, Gerald; Motaung, David; Malwela, Thomas; Arendse, Christopher (Hindawi, 2013)
    We report on the synthesis of tin oxide (SnO2) nanowires by a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process. Commercially bought SnO nanopowders were vaporized at 1050∘C for 30 minutes with argon gas continuously passing through ...
  • Theoretical evolution of optical strong lines across cosmic time 

    Kewley, Lisa J.; Dopita, Michael A.; Dave, Romeel; Leitherer, Claus; Yuan, Tiantian; Allen, Mark; Groves, Brent; Sutherland, Ralph (The American Astronomical Society, 2013)
    We use the chemical evolution predictions of cosmological hydrodynamic simulations with our latest theoretical stellar population synthesis, photoionization, and shock models to predict the strong line evolution of ...
  • The host haloes of O I absorbers in the reionization epoch 

    Finlator, Kristian; Muñoz, Joseph A.; Dave, Romeel; Oppenheimer, B. D.; Peng Oh, S.; Özel, Feryal (Oxford University Press, 2013)
    We use a radiation hydrodynamic simulation of the hydrogen reionization epoch to study OI absorbers at z ∼ 6. The intergalactic medium (IGM) is reionized before it is enriched; hence, OI absorption originates within dark ...
  • The high-ion content and kinematics of low-redshift lyman limit systems 

    Fox, Andrew J.; Lehner, Nicholas; Dave, Romeel; Tumlinson, Jason; Howk, J. Christopher; Tripp, Todd M.; Prochaska, J. Xavier; O'Meara, John M.; Werk, Jessica K.; Bordoloi, Rongmon; Katz, Neal; Oppenheimer, Benjamin D. (The American Astronomical Society, 2013)
    We study the high-ion content and kinematics of the circumgalactic medium around low-redshift galaxies using a sample of 23 Lyman limit systems (LLSs) at 0.08 < z < 0.93 observed with the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph on ...
  • The COS-Halos survey: Rationale, design and a census of circumgalactic neutral hydrogen 

    Tumlinson, Jason; Thom, Christopher; Dave, Romeel; Werk, Jessica K.; Prochaska, J. Xavier; Tripp, Todd M.; Katz, Neal; Oppenheimer, Benjamin D.; Meiring, Joseph D.; Ford, Amanda Brady; O'Meara, John M.; Peeples, Molly S.; Sembach, Kenneth R.; Weinberg, David H. (IOP Publishing, 2013)
    We present the design and methods of the COS-Halos survey, a systematic investigation of the gaseous halos of 44 z = 0.15–0.35 galaxies using background QSOs observed with the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph aboard the Hubble ...
  • Testing homegeneity with Galaxy Star formation histories 

    Hoyle, Ben; Jimenez, Raul; Maartens, Roy; Heavens, Alan; Clarkson, Chris; Tojeiro, Rita (IOP Publishing, 2013)
    Observationally confirming spatial homogeneity on sufficiently large cosmological scales is of importance to test one of the underpinning assumptions of cosmology, and is also imperative for correctly interpreting dark ...
  • The cosmic evolution of the IMF under the Jeans conjecture with implications for massive galaxies 

    Narayanan, Desika; Dave, Romeel (Oxford University Press, 2013)
    We examine the cosmic evolution of a stellar initial mass function (IMF) in galaxies that varies with the Jeans mass in the interstellar medium, paying particular attention to the K-band stellar mass-to-light ratio (M/LK) ...
  • SN Ia host galaxy properties from Sloan Digital Sky Survey-II spectroscopy 

    Johansson, Jonas; Thomas, Daniel; Smith, Mathew; Pforr, Janine; Maraston, Claudia; Nichol, Robert C.; Lampeitl, Hubert; Beifiori, Alessandra; Gupta, Ravi R.; Schneider, Donald P. (Oxford University Press, 2013)
    We study the stellar populations of Type Ia supernova (SN Ia) host galaxies using Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)-II spectroscopy. The main focus is on the relationships of SN Ia properties with stellar velocity dispersion ...
  • Testing gravity using large-scale redshift-space distortions 

    Raccanelli, Alvise; Bertacca, Daniele; Pietrobon, Davide; Schmidt, Fabian; Samushia, Lado; Bartolo, Nicola; Doré, Olivier; Matarrese, Sabino; Percival, Will J. (Oxford University Press, 2013)
    We use luminous red galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) II to test the cosmological structure growth in two alternatives to the standard cold dark matter ( CDM)+general relativity (GR) cosmological model. ...
  • Inelastic scattering of 9Li and excitation mechanism of its first excited state 

    Al Falou, H.; Kanungo, R.; Orce, J.N. (Elsevier, 2013)
    The first measurement of inelastic scattering of 9Li from deuterons at the ISAC facility is reported. The measured angular distribution for the first excited state confirms the nature of excitation to be an E2 transition. ...
  • Investigations on the characterization of ion implanted hexagonal boran nitride 

    Aradi, E.; Naidoo, S.R.; Erasmus, R.M.; Julies, B.; Derry, T.E. (Elsevier, 2013)
    The effect of ion implantation on hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) is studied herein. We use boron as an ion of choice to introduce radiation damage into h-BN, at fluences ranging from 1 x 10 14–1 x 10 16 ions/cm2 and ...
  • Properties of Type Ia supernovae inside rich galaxy clusters 

    Xavier, Henrique S.; Gupta, Ravi R.; Smith, Mathew; Sako, Masao; D’Andrea, Chris B.; Frieman, Joshua A.; Galbany, Lluis; Garnavich, Peter M.; Marriner, John; Nichol, Robert C.; Olmstead, Matthew D.; Schneider, Donald P. (Oxford University Press, 2013)
    We used the Gaussian Mixture Brightest Cluster Galaxy catalogue and Sloan Digital Sky Survey-II supernovae data with redshifts measured by the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey to identify 48 Type Ia supernovae ...
  • Shell-model studies of the astrophysical rp reaction 29P(p, y)30 S 

    Richter, W. A.; Brown, B. Alex (American Physical Society, 2013)
    We present results for levels in 30S (the mirror nucleus of 30Si) that are used for the 29P(p,γ ) rp reaction rate calculations. The resonance energies used in the reaction rate calculations are based on recent ...
  • Annealing effect of hybrid solar cells based on poly (3-hexylthiophene) and zinc-oxide nanostructures 

    Motaung, David; Malgas, Gerald; Ray, Suprakas S.; Arendse, Christopher (Elsevier, 2013)
    The structural growth and optical and photovoltaic properties of the organic–inorganic hybrid structures of zinc oxide (ZnO)-nanorods/poly-3-hexylthiophene (P3HT) and two variations of organic polymer blends of ZnO/ ...