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(2019-04-18)Spin ice is a frustrated magnetic state exhibiting a residual entropy in the magnetic degrees of freedom down to the lowest experimentally measured temperatures. The pyrochlore oxide dysprosium titanate (Dy2Ti2O7) supports ...
(2019-04-19)This dissertation presents the development, calibration, and application of a newly developed double b-tagger for use in the context of exotic Higgs decays. After the discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider, ...
(2019-04-17)This article opens with a pedagogical discussion of holography aimed at calculating the thermodynamics and transport coefficients in condensed matter systems. Therein, we will discuss the duality of thermodynamics to ...
(2019-04-16)Transcription factors (TF) are proteins that interact with DNA to regulate the transcription of DNA to RNA and play key roles in both healthy and cancerous cells. Thus, gaining a deeper understanding of the biological ...
(2019-04-08)Efficient electrical control of magnetic moments is essential for future spintronics applications, in which the intrinsic spin of the electron is utilized in addition to the electron charge for data processing and storage. ...