Z.-C. Li

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Jasmonates such as jasmonic acid (JA) are plant-signaling compounds that induce resistance to a broad range of herbivores. JA-dependent defenses are known to reduce the growth and survivorship of many insects. How plants coordinate fluctuating growth-defense dynamics is not well understood with regard to the role of JA in resistance to tomato root knot(More)
We study a finite difference continuation (FDC) method for computing energy levels and wave functions of Bose–Einstein condensates (BEC), which is governed by the Gross–Pitaevskii equation (GPE). We choose the chemical potential λ as the continuation parameter so that the proposed algorithm can compute all energy levels of the discrete GPE. The GPE is(More)
Using a novel interatomic force field, called MMP, we study the morphology of Graphene layers under a variety of strain conditions. We report that strain induced ripples possess the “right” kind of elastic deformation that is necessary in order to produce appreciable bandgap opening, which we calculate using Tight Binding, even for low enough(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o a b s t r a c t We study superconvergence of bi-k-Lagrange elements for parameter-dependent problems where k 2. We show that the superconvergence rate of the bi-k-Lagrange elements is two orders higher than that of the kth-order Lagrange elements. This is a significant improvement of the previous results [C.-Superconvergence of FEMs(More)