Sean M. Moran

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While the reactivity of C60 has been described in a variety of organic solvents, little information is available regarding aqueous-based reactions due to solubility limitations. In this study, a reaction between C60, as a nanoscale suspension, and dissolved ozone in the aqueous phase was investigated. Findings indicate a facile reaction occurs, resulting in(More)
Theories of structure formation in a cold dark matter dominated Universe predict that massive clusters of galaxies assemble from the hierarchical merging of lower mass subhalos. Exploiting strong and weak gravitational lensing signals inferred from panoramic Hubble Space Telescope imaging data, we present a high resolution reconstruction of the mass(More)
An extremely abundant and promising source of energy exists in the world's oceans. Ocean energy exists in the forms of wave, tidal, marine currents, thermal (temperature gradient), and salinity. Among these forms, opportunities and benefits have been identified in the area of ocean wave energy extraction, i.e., using wave energy converters (WECs) to harness(More)
We use measurements of the H I content, stellar mass and star formation rates (SFRs) in ∼190 massive galaxies with M > 1010 M , obtained from the GALEX (Galaxy Evolution Explorer) Arecibo SDSS (Sloan Digital Sky Survey) survey described in Paper I to explore the global scaling relations associated with the bin-averaged ratio of the SFR over the H I mass(More)
Precise Doppler experiments suggest that a massive (m sin i 1⁄4 0:86MJ) planet orbits at semimajor axis a 1⁄4 3:4 AU around Eri, a nearby star with a massive debris disk. The dynamical perturbations from such a planet would mold the distribution of dust around this star. We numerically integrated the orbits of dust grains in this system to predict the(More)
Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory (MaNGA) is an integral-field spectroscopic survey that is one of three core programs in the fourth-generation Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV). MaNGA’s 17 pluggable optical fiber-bundle integral field units (IFUs) will observe a sample of 10,000 nearby galaxies distributed throughout the SDSS imaging(More)
An experiment was performed in which the dispersion of an aerosol, generated from a point source using aviation smoke oil, was measured under weakly unstable and neutral conditions at the mouth of Red Butte Canyon in Utah. The objectives of this experiment were to determine how atmospheric stability affects near-ground dispersion of passive scalars and to(More)
We present the final data release from the GALEX Arecibo SDSS Survey (GASS), a large Arecibo program that measured the Hi properties for an unbiased sample of ∼800 galaxies with stellar masses greater than 10 M⊙ and redshifts 0.025 < z < 0.05. This release includes new Arecibo observations for 250 galaxies. We use the full GASS sample to investigate(More)
We present the results of a panoramic (15 Mpc scale) survey of the Cl 0016+16 (z = 0.55) supercluster using Spitzer Space Telescope Multiband Infrared Photometer (MIPS) 24-μm and Galaxy Evolution Explorer near-ultraviolet (2500 Å; NUV) imaging. The supercluster regions probed are characterized by several dense nodes connected by a pronounced(More)
We present the bivariate neutral atomic hydrogen (HI)—stellar mass function (HISMF) φ(MHI ,M∗) for massive (log M∗/M > 10) galaxies derived from a sample of 480 local (0.025 < z < 0.050) galaxies observed in HI at Arecibo as part of the GALEX Arecibo SDSS Survey (GASS). We fit six different models to the HISMF and find that a Schechter function that extends(More)