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The approximate representation of a quantum solid as an equivalent composite semiclassical solid is considered for insulating materials. The composite is comprised of point ions moving on a potential energy surface. In the classical bulk domain this potential energy is represented by potentials constructed to give the same structure and elastic properties(More)
Physical properties of materials are known to be different from the bulk at the nanometer scale. In this context, the dependence of optical properties of nanometric gold thin films with respect to film thickness is studied using density functional theory (DFT). We find that the in-plane plasma frequency of the gold thin film decreases with decreasing(More)
Reliable, tractable computational characterization of warm dense matter is a challenging task because of the wide range of important aggregation states and effective interactions involved. Contemporary best practice is to do ab initio molecular dynamics on the ion constituents with the forces from the electronic population provided by density functional(More)
Signal conduction between endothelial cells along the walls of vessels appears to play an important role in circulatory function. A recently developed approach to calculate analytically the spectrum of propagating compositional waves in models of multicellular architectures is extended to study putative signal conduction dynamics across networks of(More)
A simple procedure for solution-based self-assembly of C60 fullerene nanorods on graphene substrates is presented. Using a combination of electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy, it is shown that the size, shape and morphology of the nanorods can be suitably modified by controlling the kinetics of self-assembly.
We present a Green's function-based perturbative approach to solving nonlinear reaction-diffusion problems in networks of endothelial cells. We focus on a single component (Ca2+), piecewise nonlinear model of endoplasmic calcium dynamics and trans-membrane diffusion. The decoupling between nonlinear reaction dynamics and the linear diffusion enables the(More)
A phononic crystal (PC) consisting of a square array of cylindrical polyvinylchloride inclusions in air is used to construct a variety of acoustic logic gates. In a certain range of operating frequencies, the PC band structure shows square-like equi-frequency contours centered off the gamma point. This attribute allows for the realization of non-collinear(More)
Metal recovery from aqueous waste streams is an important goal for recycling, agriculture and mining industries. The development of more effective methods of recovery have been of increasing interest. The most common methods for metal recovery include precipitation, electrochemical, ion exchange, flocculation/coagulation and filtration. In the current work,(More)
Muralidharan et al. [1] have shown that up to 8 Earth oceans of water could be associatively adsorbed on to grains in the accretion disk at 1 AU. Here we expand on that work using atomistic and electronic-level calculations to investigate dissociative adsorption, and use density functional theory to investigate the difference in D/H ratios between water on(More)