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We systematically study the growth kinetics and the critical surface dynamics of cell monolayers by a class of computationally efficient cellular automaton models avoiding lattice artifacts. Our numerically derived front velocity relationship indicates the limitations of the Fisher-Kolmogorov-Petrovskii-Piskounov equation for tumor growth simulations. The(More)
We study the kinetics of growing cell populations by means of a kinetic Monte Carlo method. By applying the same growth mechanism to a two-dimensional (2D) and a three-dimensional (3D) model, and making direct comparison with experimental studies, we show that both models exhibit similar behavior. Based on this we propose a method for establishment of a(More)
We present ∼1000 new candidate Young Stellar Objects (YSOs) in the Large Magellanic Cloud selected from Spitzer Space Telescope data, as part of the Surveying the Agents of a Galaxy’s Evolution (SAGE) Legacy program. The YSOs, detected by their excess infrared (IR) emission, represent early stages of evolution, still surrounded by disks and/or infalling(More)
The masses of six neutron-deficient rare holmium and thulium isotopes close to the proton drip line were determined with the SHIPTRAP Penning trap mass spectrometer. For the first time the masses of the proton-unbound isotopes 144,145Ho and 147,148Tm were directly measured. The proton separation energies were derived from the measured mass values and(More)
A novel approach based on the projection of the Penning-trap ion motion onto a position-sensitive detector opens the door to very accurate mass measurements on the ppb level even for short-lived nuclides with half-lives well below a second. In addition to the accuracy boost, the new method provides a superior resolving power by which low-lying isomeric(More)
A high-resolution α, x-ray, and γ-ray coincidence spectroscopy experiment was conducted at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung. Thirty correlated α-decay chains were detected following the fusion-evaporation reaction 48Ca + 243Am. The observations are consistent with previous assignments of similar decay chains to originate from element Z=115.(More)