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  • Diagrammatic coaction of two-loop Feynman integrals 

    Matthew, James Cameron (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-07-27)
    When evaluating Feynman integrals as Laurent series in the dimensional regulator epsilon one encounters families of iterated integrals, the simplest of which are the multiple polylogarithms. These functions are known to ...
  • β-delayed neutron emission from r-process nuclei along the N=82 shell closure 

    Hall, Oscar Benjamin (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-07-25)
    The rapid-neutron capture process (r -process) is thought to be responsible for the production of around half the elements heavier than iron. Despite first being proposed almost six decades ago, the astrophysical site ...
  • Underground study at LUNA of proton-induced reactions on 6Li at astrophysical energies 

    Chillery, Thomas William (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-07-25)
    Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN) theory coupled with Cosmic Microwave Background measurements provide predictions on the modern day abundances of low mass isotopes, which are then compared to observations from stellar ...
  • Perovskites under extreme conditions: pushing the limits of neutron diffraction 

    Capone, Mara (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-06-25)
    The application of hydrostatic pressure and temperature are effective methods for manipulating and correlating crystal structures and physical properties of materials. Volume, interatomic distances, chemical bonds, local ...
  • Ammonia water mixtures at extreme pressures and temperatures 

    Naden Robinson, Victor Laurance Alexander (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-06-25)
    The ice giants Uranus and Neptune, and exoplanets like them, contain large amounts of water, ammonia, and methane ices, as well as hydrogen in various forms. Yet it is unknown how these compounds organize themselves under ...
  • Observation of new Ξ꜀⁰ states decaying to Λ꜀⁺K⁻, and development of the TORCH time-of-flight detector 

    Gabriel, Emmy Pauline Maria (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-06-25)
    Using a data sample of proton-proton collisions at center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.6 fb-1 collected by the LHCb experiment, the Λc+K- mass spectrum is studied. Three new, ...
  • Development of a modulation-based magneto-optic Kerr effect (MOKE) microscope 

    Clark, Christopher (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-06-25)
    The magneto-optic Kerr effect (MOKE) is the rotation and ellipticity change of polarised light upon reflection from a magnetic material. This thesis outlines the development of a MOKE setup using a modulation technique to ...
  • Active interfaces, a universal approach 

    Cagnetta, Francesco (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-06-25)
    This thesis proposes and characterises a stochastic model of an active interface within the framework of statistical mechanics. Statistical methods have indeed proven successful in probing the dynamics of kinetically ...
  • Computer simulations of chromatin structures at nucleosome resolution 

    Wiese, Oliver Simon (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-06-25)
    In this thesis, I present the results from my research into the properties and organisation of chromatin structures at a nucleosome resolution. Nucleosomes, a secondary structure of DNA, are essential to the compaction and ...
  • Structure and dynamics of filled liquid crystals 

    Katyan, Navneeta (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-06-25)
    In the formulation world, rheological properties like flow behavior and viscoelastic response determine the quality of the product. For the first time, we explore and explain the dynamic response of filled nematic thermotropic ...
  • Microscopic study of the freeze-thaw stability of particle-stabilised emulsions 

    Dickinson, Katy Louise (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-06-25)
    Particle-stabilised, or Pickering, emulsions are widely used in the food and personal care industries and are present in common household products such as homogenised milk and food spreads. Pickering stabilisation has also ...
  • Structure and mechanical properties of model colloids at liquid interfaces 

    Mears, Rudi (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-06-25)
    Colloidal particles adsorbed to liquid interfaces appear in a broad range of industries such as foods, mining and oil recovery. Yet our understanding of such systems remains incomplete. This thesis aims to characterise a ...
  • Simulations of dynamics and motility in active fluids 

    Azevedo Da Luz Fialho, Ana Regina; Fialho, Ana Regina (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-06-25)
    Active fluids are ubiquitous in nature, spanning both microscopic and macroscopic length scales. They belong to an interesting new class of nonequilibrium systems in physics. In contrast with externally driven materials, ...
  • Friction and the flow of concentrated suspensions 

    Richards, James Alexander (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-06-25)
    Suspensions are ubiquitous in industrial processing, yet fundamental understanding of how they flow remains limited. Recent progress on shear-thickening suspensions of non-Brownian particles establishes the importance of ...
  • Framework for testing the fundamental principles in gravitation and cosmology 

    Arai, Shun (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-06-25)
    In this thesis, we consider how in practice fundamental principles can be constrained by cosmological surveys, mainly by considering popular modifications of Einstein’s general relativity. We specifically investigate (1) ...
  • Cosmic shear analysis from theory to data 

    Asgari, Marika (The University of Edinburgh, 2016-06-29)
    One of the most important challenges in cosmology today is understanding the dark matter and dark energy which composite together 95% of the cosmic energy density of the Universe. Weak gravitational lensing by large scale ...
  • Broad emission line variability in active galactic nuclei on long timescales 

    Homan, David Sebastiaan (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-12-23)
    Active Galactic Nuclei are among the most powerful sources of radiation in the Universe and are known to show variability across the EM spectrum. This thesis will focus on the variability in the optical and UV range, ...
  • Lattice QCD calculation of beyond the standard model kaon mixing at the physical point 

    Kettle, Julia Rachael (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-12-23)
    This thesis presents beyond the standard (BSM) model kaon mixing results calculated on the lattice with simulations at the physical light quark mass. These results were calculated using RBC-UKQCD 2+1 flavour domain wall ...
  • Crystal structures and phase transitions of bismuth-tellurides under high pressure 

    Freeman, Kenneth Nicol (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-12-23)
    Bismuth-tellurides are binary compounds of bismuth (Bi) and tellurium (Te) which form an infinitely adaptive series, (Bi2)m(Bi2Te3)n, within certain compositional limits. Members of this series exhibit a number of ...
  • Nonequilibrium steady states from a random-walk perspective 

    Wood, Anthony James (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-12-16)
    It is well known that at thermal equilibrium (whereby a system has settled into a steady state with no energy or mass being exchanged with the environment), the microstates of a system are exponentially weighted by their ...

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