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Mission to discover habitable Earths given green light

A mission to discover and characterise Earth-sized planets and super-Earths orbiting Sun-like stars in the habitable zone of the solar system – scientifically led by the University of Warwick - has been given the go-ahead today by the European Space Agency (ESA).

Wed 21 June 2017, 11:52 | Tags: Feature News, announcements, Research, Faculty of Science

It rains on the Sun! The dynamics of cool condensation in the solar corona.

Petra Kohutova & Erwin Verwichte

Coronal rain are cool dense condensations that form in coronal loops and are the manifestation of catastrophic cooling linked to thermal instability. In as series of recent studies Petra Kohutova & Erwin Verwichte (CFSA) investigated the dynamics of coronal rain.

Thu 01 June 2017, 17:21 | Tags: Research

Structure-Dynamics Relation in Physically-Plausible Multi-Chromophore Systems

This work explores the relationship between structure and energy transport on the nanoscale.

Wed 24 May 2017, 16:03 | Tags: Research

The electrons that make heavy rare earth metal magnets critical

A theory for magnetic ordering in metals investigates the temperature and magnetic field dependence of the magnetic states of the heavy rare earth elements Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb

Wed 24 May 2017, 15:57 | Tags: Research

Extreme Nanowires and Single Atom Coils of Metallic Tellurium Formed Within Ultra-Narrow Carbon Nanotubes

Te Extreme Nanowire in a SWCNTNew research by Drs. J. Sloan, D. Quigley and PhD student Sam Marks in Warwick, Drs. P. Mederios and A. J. Morris in Cambridge and Dr. Q. Ramasse at STFC SuperSTEM confirm the formation of metallic ‘Extreme Nanowires’ (ENs) of single atom width tellurium atomic chains in ultra-narrow Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes. We combined state-of-the-art imaging techniques and 1D-adapted ab initio structure prediction to treat both confinement and periodicity effects. The studied Te ENs adopt a variety of structures, exhibiting a true 1D realization of a Peierls structural distortion and transition from metallic to insulating behavior as a function of encapsulating diameter as well as the formation of discrete atomic coils of metallic tellurium.

Fri 19 May 2017, 12:08 | Tags: Research

Observation of quasi-periodic solar radio bursts associated with propagating fast-mode waves

The shock fronts of waves and plasma motions in the Sun'’s atmosphere produce radio emission via accelerated electrons. We analyse a series of quasi-periodic waves and the related radio features.

Mon 15 May 2017, 12:55 | Tags: Research

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