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Algebraic generality versus arithmetic generality in the 1874 controversy between C. Jordan and L. Kronecker  

Frédéric Brechenmacher

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Jul 2016
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Jul 2017
This article revisits the 1874 controversy between Camille Jordan and Leopold Kronecker over two theorems, namely Jordan’s canonical forms and Karl Weierstrass’s elementary divisors ... More

Andreev Reflection and Related Studies in Low-Dimensional Superconducting Systems  

D. Daghero, G.A. Ummarino, and R.S. Gonnelli

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Jan 2017
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Jul 2017
This article investigates the potential of the point contact Andreev reflection spectroscopy (PCARS) technique for measuring the symmetry of the energy gap and other key parameters of ... More

Antarctic Climate History and Global Climate Changes  

Pontus Lurcock and Fabio Florindo

Antarctic climate changes have been reconstructed from ice and sediment cores and numerical models (which also predict future changes). Major ice sheets first appeared 34 million years ago ... More

Assessing Volcanic Hazard: A Review  

Joan Martí Molist

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Sep 2017
Volcanoes represent complex geological systems capable of generating many dangerous phenomena. To evaluate and manage volcanic risk, we need first to assess volcanic hazard (i.e., identify ... More

Atomistic spin-dynamics  

M. Stamenova and S. Sanvito

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Feb 2010
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Jul 2017
This article reviews recent advances towards the development of a truly atomistic time-dependent theory for spin-dynamics. The focus is on the s-d tight-binding model [where conduction ... More

Barriers in Josephson Junctions: An Overview  

M.P. Weides

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Jan 2017
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Jul 2017
This article considers Josephson junction barriers, focusing on barriers made from insulators, metals, semiconductors, magnets, and nanowires. The main characteristic of Josephson ... More

Bifunctional nanomaterials for the imaging and treatment of cancer  

A. Burke, D. Carroll, Frank Torti, and S.V. Torti

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Feb 2010
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Jul 2017
This article examines the potential of bifunctional nanomaterials for the imaging and treatment of cancer. Several nanomaterials possess properties desirable for a cancer therapy and have ... More

Bioconjugated quantum dots for tumor molecular imaging and profiling  

P. Zrazhevskiy and X. Gao

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Feb 2010
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Jul 2017
This article discusses the use of bioconjugated quantum dots (QDs) for tumor molecular imaging and profiling. The need for personalized diagnostics and therapy is becoming apparent in all ... More

Biological Fluid Interfaces and Membranes  

Aidan T. Brown and Pietro Cicuta

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Feb 2015
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Jul 2017
This article examines the properties of biological fluid interfaces and membranes, with particular emphasis on monolayers and bilayers. There are several examples of interfaces between ... More

Biological generality: general anatomy from Xavier Bichat to Louis Ranvier  

Jean- Gaël Barbara

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Jul 2016
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Jul 2017
This article examines generality in biology by focusing on two French schools of anatomy: the discipline of anatomie générale that was founded in France in 1800 by Xavier Bichat and the ... More

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