Faculty research from the Physics & Astronomy department.


Submissions from 2023


The High Pressure Dependence of X-Ray Induced Decomposition of Cadmium Oxalate, Adrian F. Lua Sanchez, Petrika Cifligu, Marc Graff, Michael Pravica, Pradip K. Bhowmik, Changyong Park, and Egor Evlyukhin

Submissions from 2022

Superhard Metallic Compound TaB2 via Crystal Orientation Resolved Strain Stiffening, Chang Liu, Xinlei Gu, Kan Zhang, Weitao Zheng, Yanming Ma, and Changfeng Chen

Eccentric Dust-ring Formation in Kozai-Lidov Gas Disks, Rebecca G. Martin and Stephen H. Lubow

Dispersion Interactions in Proposed Covalent Superhydride Superconductors, Lazar Novakovic, Dean Sayre, Daniel Schacher, Ranga P. Dias, Ashkan Salamat, and Keith V. Lawler

Diamond and Methane Formation From the Chemical Decomposition of Polyethylene at High Pressures and Temperatures, E. B. Watkins, R. C. Huber, C. M. Childs, Ashkan Salamat, J. S. Pigott, P. Chow, Y. Xiao, and J. D. Coe

The CHIME Fast Radio Burst Population Does Not Track the Star Formation History of the Universe, Rachel C. Zhang and Bing Zhang

Submissions from 2021

On the True Fractions of Repeating and Nonrepeating Fast Radio Burst Sources, Shunke Ai, He Gao, and Bing Zhang


A Mechanical Model for Magnetized Relativistic Blastwaves, Shunke Ai and Bing Zhang

On the Binary Neutron Star Post-merger Magnetar Origin of XRT 210423, Shunke Ai and Bing Zhang

Limits on Millimeter Continuum Emission from Circumplanetary Material in the DSHARP Disks, Sean M. Andrews, William Elder, Shangjia Zhang, Jane Huang, Myriam Benisty, Nicolas T. Kurtovic, David J. Wilner, Zhaohuan Zhu, John M. Carpenter, Laura M. Perez, Richard Teague, Andrea Isella, and Luca Ricci


Piezomagnetic Switching and Complex Phase Equilibria in Uranium Dioxide, Daniel J. Antonio, Joel T. Weiss, Katherine S. Shanks, Jacob P.C. Ruff, Marcelo Jaime, Andres Saul, Thomas Swinburne, Myron Salamon, Keshav Shrestha, Barbara Lavina, Daniel Koury, Sol M. Gruner, David A. Andersson, Christopher R. Stanek, Tomasz Durakiewicz, James L. Smith, Zahirul Islam, and Krzysztof Gofryk

Particle Dynamics in 3D Self-gravitating Disks. II. Strong Gas Accretion and Thin Dust Disks, Hans Baehr and Zhaohuan Zhu

Particle Dynamics in 3D Self-gravitating Disks. I. Spirals, Hans Baehr and Zhaohuan Zhu

Observational Signature of Tightly Wound Spirals Driven by Buoyancy Resonances in Protoplanetary Disks, Jaehan Bae, Richard Teague, and Zhaohuan Zhu

Pressure-Induced Enhancement of Thermoelectric Figure of Merit and Structural Phase Transition in TiNiSn, Jason L. Baker, Changyong Park, Curtis Kenney-Benson, Vineet Kumar Sharma, V. Kanchana, G. Vaitheeswaran, Chris J. Pickard, Andrew Cornelius, Nenad Velisavljevic, and Ravhi S. Kumar

Structure and Vibration Spectra of Strontium and Magnesium Oxalates at High Pressure, I. G. Batyrev, P. Cifligu, K. A. Pineda, S. P. Coleman, and M. Pravica

Analytical Solution of Magnetically Dominated Astrophysical Jets and Winds: Jet Launching, Acceleration, and Collimation, Liang Chen and Bing Zhang

Formation of Polar Terrestrial Circumbinary Planets, Anna C. Childs and Rebecca G. Martin


Terrestrial Planet Formation in a Circumbinary Disc Around a Coplanar Binary, Anna C. Childs and Rebecca G. Martin


Colossal Density-Driven Resistance Response in the Negative Charge Transfer Insulator MnS2, Dylan Durkee, Nathan Dasenbrock-Gammon, G. Alexander Smith, Elliot Snider, Dean Smith, Christian Childs, Simon A.J. Kimber, Keith V. Lawler, Ranga P. Dias, and Ashkan Salamat


Eccentric Neutron Star Disk Driven Type II Outburst Pairs in Be/X-Ray Binaries, Alessia Franchini and Rebecca G. Martin

PyXtal: A Python Library for Crystal Structure Generation and Symmetry Analysis, Scott Fredericks, Kevin Parrish, Dean Sayre, and Qiang Zhu

On Synthetic Absorption Line Profiles of Thermally Driven Winds from Active Galactic Nuclei, Shalini Ganguly, Daniel Proga, Tim Waters, Randall C. Dannen, Sergei Dyda, Margherita Giustini, Timothy Kallman, John Raymond, Jon Miller, and Paola Rodriguez Hidalgo

The Role of Failed Accretion Disk Winds in Active Galactic Nuclei, Margherita Giustini and Daniel Proga


Stability and Mechanical Properties of w1-X Mox b4.2 (X=0.0-1.0) From First Principles, Weiguang Gong, Rui Xu, Xuecheng Shao, Quan Li, and Changfeng Chen

Sorting Transition-Metal Diborides: New Descriptor for Mechanical Properties, Xinlei Gu, Chang Liu, Hao Guo, Kan Zhang, and Changfeng Chen

Space Telescope and Optical Reverberation Mapping Project. IX. Velocity–Delay Maps for Broad Emission Lines in NGC 5548, Keith Horne, G. De Rosa, B. M. Peterson, A. J. Barth, J. Ely, M. M. Fausnaugh, G. A. Kriss, L. Pei, M. C. Bentz, E. M. Cackett, R. Edelson, M. Eracleous, M. R. Goad, C. J. Grier, J. Kaastra, C. S. Kochaneck, Y. Krongold, S. Mathur, H. Netzer, Daniel Proga, N. Tejos, M. Vestergaard, C. Villforth, S. M. Adams, M. D. Anderson, P. Arevalo, T. G. Beatty, V. N. Bennert, A. Bigley, S. Bisognia, and G. A. Borman

A Tale of Two Grains: Impact of Grain Size on Ring Formation via Nonideal Magnetohydrodynamic Processes, Xiao Hu, Lile Wang, Satoshi Okuzumi, and Zhaohuan Zhu


Universal Image Segmentation for Optical Identification of 2D Materials, Joshua Island, Randy M. Sterbentz, and Kristine L. Haley

L. Jiang et al. Reply, Linhua Jiang, Shu Wang, Bing Zhang, Nobunari Kashikawa, Luis C. Ho, Zheng Cai, Eiichi Egami, Gregory Walth, Yi-Si Yang, Bin-Bin Zhang, and Hai-Bin Zhao

A Search for Companions via Direct Imaging in the DSHARP Planet-forming Disks, Sebastian Jorquera, Laura M. Pérez, Gaël Chauvin, Myriam Benisty, Zhaohuan Zhu, Andrea Isella, Jane Huang, Luca Ricci, Sean M. Andrews, Shangjia Zhang, John M. Carpenter, Nicolás T. Kurtovic, and Tilman Birnstiel


Controllable CO2 Electrocatalytic Reduction via Ferroelectric Switching on Single Atom Anchored In2Se3 Monolayer, Lin Ju, Xin Tan, Xin Mao, Yuantong Gu, Sean Smith, Aijun Du, Zhongfang Chen, Changfeng Chen, and Liangzhi Kou

Swift Multiwavelength Follow-up of LVC S200224ca and the Implications for Binary Black Hole Mergers, N. J. Klinger, A. Lien, S. R. Oates, J. A. Kennea, P. A. Evans, A. Tohuvavohu, B. Zhang, K. L. Page, S. B. Cenko, S. D. Barthelmy, A. P. Beardmore, M. G. Bernardini, A. A. Breeveld, P. J. Brown, D. N. Burrows, S. Campana, G. Cusumano, A. D'Aì, P. D'Avanzo, V. D'Elia, M. de Pasquale, S. W.K. Emery, J. Garcia, P. Giommi, C. Gronwall, D. H. Hartmann, H. A. Krimm, N. P.M. Kuin, D. B. Malesani, F. E. Marshall, and A. Melandri

Space Telescope and Optical Reverberation Mapping Project. VIII. Time Variability of Emission and Absorption in NGC 5548 Based on Modeling the Ultraviolet Spectrum, G A. Kriss, G De Rosa, J Ely, M B. Peterson, J Kaastra, M Mehdipour, G J. Ferland, M Dehghanian, S Mathur, and R Edelson


Free-Free Absorption in Hot Relativistic Flows: Application to Fast Radio Bursts, Esha Kundu and Bing Zhang

Decoupling Lattice and Magnetic Instabilities in Frustrated CuMnO2, Keith V. Lawler, Dean Smith, Shaun R. Evans, Antonio M. Dos Santos, Jamie J. Molaison, Jan Willem G. Bos, Hannu Mutka, Paul F. Henry, Dimitri N. Argyriou, Ashkan Salamat, and Simon A.J. Kimber

Constraints on the Maximum Mass of Neutron Stars with a Quark Core from GW170817 and NICER PSR J0030+0451 Data, Ang Li, Zhiqiang Miao, Sophia Han, and Bing Zhang

HXMT identification of a Non-Thermal X-Ray Burst from SGR J1935+2154 and With FRB 200428, C. K. Li, L. Lin, S. L. Xiong, M. Y. Ge, X. B. Li, T. P. Li, F. J. Lu, S. N. Zhang, Y. L. Tuo, Y. Nang, Bing Zhang, S. Xiao, Y. Chen, L. M. Song, Y. P. Xu, C. Z. Liu, S. M. Jia, X. L. Cao, J. L. Qu, S. Zhang, Y. D. Gu, J. Y. Liao, X. F. Zhao, Y. Tan, J. Y. Nie, H. S. Zhao, S. J. Zheng, Y. G. Zheng, Q. Luo, and C. Cai

A Bimodal Burst Energy Distribution of a Repeating Fast Radio Burst Source, D. Li, P. Wang, W. W. Zhu, B. Zhang, X. X. Zhang, R. Duan, Y. K. Zhang, Y. Feng, N. Y. Tang, S. Chatterjee, J. M. Cordes, M. Cruces, S. Dai, V. Gajjar, G. Hobbs, C. Jin, M. Kramer, D. R. Lorimer, C. C. Miao, C. H. Niu, J. R. Niu, Z. C. Pan, L. Qian, L. Spitler, D. Werthimer, G. Q. Zhang, F. Y. Wang, and X. Y. Xie


Computation and Data Driven Discovery of Topological Phononic Materials, Jiangxu Li, Jiaxi Liu, Stanley A. Baronett, Mingfeng Liu, Lei Wang, Ronghan Li, Yun Chen, Dianzhong Li, Qiang Zhu, and Xing Qiu Chen

Testing the High-latitude Curvature Effect of Gamma-Ray Bursts with Fermi Data: Evidence of Bulk Acceleration in Prompt Emission, Liang Li and Bing Zhang

The Evolution of a Newborn Millisecond Magnetar With a Propeller-Recycling Disk, Shao Ze Li, Yun Wei Yu, He Gao, and Bing Zhang

Superconductivity in Shear Strained Semiconductors, Chang Liu, Xianqi Song, Quan Li, Yanming Ma, and Changfeng Chen

Pressure-Induced Evolution of Crystal and Electronic Structure of Ammonia Borane, Han Liu, Chang Liu, Quan Li, Yanming Ma, and Changfeng Chen


Coexistence of Metamagnetism and Slow Relaxation of Magnetization in Ammonium Hexafluoridorhenate, James Louis-Jean, Samundeeswari M. Balasekaran, Keith V. Lawler, Adrián Sanchis-Perucho, José Martínez-Lillo, Dean Smith, Paul M. Forster, Ashkan Salamat, and Frederic Poineau

Indentation Strengths of Zirconium Diboride: Intrinsic versus Extrinsic Mechanisms, Cheng Lu and Changfeng Chen

Pronounced Enhancement of Superconductivity in ZrN via Strain Engineering, Weixue Lu, Hang Zhai, Quan Li, and Changfeng Chen

Primordial Giant Planet Obliquity Driven by a Circumplanetary Disk, Rebecca G. Martin and Philip J. Armitage


Nonperiodic Type i Be/X-Ray Binary Outbursts, Rebecca G. Martin and Alessia Franchini


Kozai–Lidov Oscillations Triggered by a Tilt Instability of Detached Circumplanetary Discs, Rebecca G. Martin, Zhaohuan Zhu, Philip J. Armitage, Chao-Chin Yang, and Hans Baehr

CRAFTS for Fast Radio Bursts: Extending the Dispersion-Fluence Relation with New FRBs Detected by FAST, Chen Hui Niu, Di Li, Rui Luo, Wei Yang Wang, Jumei Yao, Bing Zhang, Wei Wei Zhu, Pei Wang, Haoyang Ye, Yong Kun Zhang, Jia Rui Niu, Ning Yu Tang, Ran Duan, Marko Krco, Shi Dai, Yi Feng, Chenchen Miao, Zhichen Pan, Lei Qian, Mengyao Xue, Mao Yuan, Youling Yue, Lei Zhang, and Xinxin Zhang

Dual-Phase Nanocomposite Tib < Inf > 2 < /Inf > /Mos < Inf > 1.7 < /Inf > B < Inf > 0.3 < /Inf > : An Excellent Ultralow Friction and Ultralow Wear Self-Lubricating Material, Jingjie Pan, Chang Liu, Xinxin Gao, Kan Zhang, Weitao Zheng, and Changfeng Chen

The Fast Radio Burst Frb 20201124a in a Star-Forming Region: Constraints to the Progenitor and Multiwavelength Counterparts, L. Piro, G. Bruni, E. Troja, B. O'connor, F. Panessa, R. Ricci, Bing Zhang, M. Burgay, S. Dichiara, K. J. Lee, S. Lotti, J. R. Niu, M. Pilia, A. Possenti, M. Trudu, and H. Xu

Observation of Pressure-Induced Electron Transfer in SnC2O4, Michael Pravica, Roman Chernikov, Kevin Ayala-Pineda, Jianbao Zhao, Petrika Cifligu, and Cheyenne McGlothen

Light Curve Changes and Possible Precession in mCP Stars, Diane M. Pyper and Saul J. Adelman


Constraining Protoplanetary Disc Accretion and Young Planets Using ALMA Kinematic Observations, Ian Rabago and Zhaohuan Zhu

Growth of Stellar-mass Black Holes in Dense Molecular Clouds and GW190521, Jared R. Rice and Bing Zhang

Investigating the Relative Gas and Small Dust Grain Surface Heights in Protoplanetary Disks, Evan A. Rich, Richard Teague, John D. Monnier, Claire L. Davies, Arthur Bosman, Tim J. Harries, Nuria Calvet, Fred C. Adams, David Wilner, and Zhaohuan Zhu


Experimental Constraint on Axionlike Particles over Seven Orders of Magnitude in Mass, Tanya S. Roussy, Daniel A. Palken, William B. Cairncross, Benjamin M. Brubaker, Daniel N. Gresh, Matt Grau, Kevin C. Cossel, Kia Boon Ng, Yuval Shagam, Yan Zhou, Victor V. Flambaum, Konrad W. Lehnert, Jun Ye, and Eric A. Cornell

FRB131104 Swift/BAT Data Revisited: No Evidence of a Gamma-Ray Counterpart, T. Sakamoto, E. Troja, A. Lien, B. Zhang, S. B. Cenko, V. Cunningham, and E. Berger

Angstrom-Resolved Interfacial Structure in Buried Organic-Inorganic Junctions, Craig P. Schwartz, Sumana L. Raj, Sasawat Jamnuch, Chris J. Hull, Paolo Miotti, Royce K. Lam, Dennis Nordlund, Can B. Uzundal, Chaitanya Das Pemmaraju, Riccardo Mincigrucci, Laura Foglia, Alberto Simoncig, Marcello Coreno, Claudio Masciovecchio, Luca Poletto, Emiliano Principi, Tod A. Pascal, Walter S. Drisdell, and Richard J. Saykally

Robust Magnetoelectric Effect in the Decorated Graphene/In2Se3 Heterostructure, Jing Shang, Xiao Tang, Yuantong Gu, Arkady V. Krasheninnikov, Silvia Picozzi, Changfeng Chen, and Liangzhi Kou

Long-Range Correlation of Intra-Molecular and Inter-Molecular Vibration in Liquid CCl4, David P. Shelton


β -Technetium: An Allotrope With a Nonstandard Volume-Pressure Relationship, Emily Siska, Dean Smith, Christian Childs, Daniel Koury, Paul M. Forster, Keith V. Lawler, and Ashkan Salamat

Synthesis and Chemical Stability of Technetium Nitrides, Emily Siska, Dean Smith, Ashkan Salamat, Keith V. Lawler, Barbara Lavina, Frederic Poineau, and Paul M. Forster


On the Role of Resonances in Polluting White Dwarfs by Asteroids, Jeremy L. Smallwood, Rebecca G. Martin, Mario Livio, and Dimitri Veras

Sustained Kozai-Lidov Oscillations in Misaligned Circumstellar Gas Disks, Jeremy L. Smallwood, Rebecca G. Martin, and Stephen H. Lubow


GW Ori: Circumtriple Rings and Planets, Jeremy L. Smallwood, Rebecca Nealon, Cheng Chen, Rebecca G. Martin, Jiaqing Bi, Ruobing Dong, and Christophe Pinte


Prevalence of Pretransition Disordering in the Rutile-to-Cacl2 Phase Transition of Geo2, G. Alexander Smith, Daniel Schacher, Jasmine K. Hinton, Daniel Sneed, Changyong Park, Sylvain Petitgirard, Keith V. Lawler, and Ashkan Salamat


The Pencil Code, a Modular MPI Code for Partial Differential Equations and Particles: Multipurpose and Multiuser-maintained, The Pencil Code Collaboration and Chao-Chin Yang

Impact of Differential Dust Settling on the SED and Polarization: Application to the Inner Region of the HL Tau Disk, Takahiro Ueda, Akimasa Kataoka, Shingjia Zhang, Zhaohuan Zhu, Carlos Carrasco-Gonzalez, and Anibal Sierra

Binary Comb Models for FRB 121102, Tomoki Wada, Kunihito Ioka, and Bing Zhang

Pentagraphite c8: An All- Sp2 Topological Nodal-Line Semimetal, Jian Tao Wang, Kun Bu, Yuting Qian, Hongming Weng, and Changfeng Chen

Pressure-Densified New Rhombohedral Phase of Eusn2as2, Jian Tao Wang, Changhao Wang, and Changfeng Chen

Multiphase AGN Winds from X-Ray-irradiated Disk Atmospheres, Tim Waters, Daniel Proga, and Randall Dannen

Similar Scale-invariant Behaviors between Soft Gamma-Ray Repeaters and an Extreme Epoch from FRB 121102, Jun Jie Wei, Xue Feng Wu, Zi Gao Dai, Fa Yin Wang, Pei Wang, Di Li, and Bing Zhang


Statistical Measurements of Dispersion Measure Fluctuations of FRBs, Siyao Xu, David H. Weinberg, and Bing Zhang


Streaming Instability With Multiple Dust Species-II. Turbulence and Dust-Gas Dynamics at Non-linear Saturation, Chao-Chin Yang and Zhaohuan Zhu

Switchable Two-Dimensional Electrides: A First-Principles Study, Xuhui Yang, Kevin Parrish, Yan Ling Li, Baisheng Sa, Hongbing Zhan, and Qiang Zhu

Fast Radio Bursts and Their High-energy Counterparts from Magnetar Magnetospheres, Yuan Pei Yang and Bing Zhang

Bursts Before Burst: A Comparative Study on FRB 200428-Associated and FRB-Absent X-Ray Bursts From SGR J1935+2154, Yu Han Yang, Bin Bin Zhang, Lin Lin, Bing Zhang, Guo Qiang Zhang, Yi Si Yang, Zuo Lin Tu, Jin Hang Zou, Hao Yang Ye, Fa Yin Wang, and Zi Gao Dai

A Peculiarly Short-Duration Gamma-Ray Burst from Massive Star Core Collapse, B.-B. Zhang, Z.-K. Liu, Z.-K Peng, Y. Li, H.-J. Lü, J. Yang, Y. -S. Yang, Y. -H. Yang, Y. -Z. Meng, J. -H. Zou, H. -Y. Ye, X. -G. Wang, J. -R. Mao, X. -H. Zhao, J. -M. Bai, A. J. Castro-Tirado, Y. -D. Hu, Z. -G. Dai, E. -W. Liang, and B. Zhang

"Slow" Radio Bursts From Galactic Magnetars?, Bing Zhang

Multi-Messenger Astrophysics with THESEUS in the 2030s, Bing Zhang and Numerous Authors, See Full List Below


The LargE Area Burst Polarimeter (LEAP) a NASA Mission of Opportunity for the ISS, Bing Zhang and Numerous Authors, See Full List Below

Dissecting the Energy Budget of a Gamma-Ray Burst Fireball, Bing Zhang, Yu Wang, and Liang Li

Energy and Waiting Time Distributions of FRB 121102 Observed by FAST, G. Q. Zhang, P. Wang, Q. Wu, F. Y. Wang, D. Li, Z. G. Dai, and B. Zhang

Self-Consistent Ring Model in Protoplanetary Disks: Temperature Dips and Substructure Formation, Shangjia Zhang, Xiao Hu, Zhaohuan Zhu, and Jaehan Bae

High-energy Neutrinos from Stellar Explosions in Active Galactic Nuclei Accretion Disks, Jin-Ping Zhu, Kai Wang, and Bing Zhang

High-Energy Neutrinos From Choked Gamma-Ray Bursts in Active Galactic Nucleus Accretion Disks, Jin Ping Zhu, Kai Wang, Bing Zhang, Yuan Pei Yang, Yun Wei Yu, and He Gao

Kilonova Emission from Black Hole–Neutron Star Mergers. II. Luminosity Function and Implications for Target-of-opportunity Observations of Gravitational-wave Triggers and Blind Searches, Jin-Ping Zhu, Shichao Wu, Yuan-Pei Yang, Bing Zhang, He Gao, Yun-Wei Yu, Zhuo Li, Zhuojian Cao, Liang-Duan Li, Yan Huang, and Xing-Han Zhang

No Detectable Kilonova Counterpart Is Expected for o3 Neutron Star-Black Hole Candidates, Jin Ping Zhu, Shichao Wu, Yuan Pei Yang, Bing Zhang, Yun Wei Yu, He Gao, Zhoujian Cao, and Liang Duan Liu

Thermonuclear Explosions and Accretion-induced Collapses of White Dwarfs in Active Galactic Nucleus Accretion Disks, Jin Ping Zhu, Yuan Pei Yang, Bing Zhang, Liang Duan Liu, Yun Wei Yu, and He Gao

Neutron Star Mergers in Active Galactic Nucleus Accretion Disks: Cocoon and Ejecta Shock Breakouts, Jin-Ping Zhu, Bing Zhang, Yun-Wei Yu, and He Gao


Global 3D Radiation Hydrodynamic Simulations of Proto-Jupiter’s Convective Envelope, Zhaohuan Zhu, Yan-Fei Jiang, Hans Baehr, Andrew N. Youdin, Philip J. Armitage, and Rebecca G. Martin

Near-IR Observations of the Young Star [BHB2007]-1: A Substellar Companion Opening the Gap in the Disk, Alice Zurlo, Antonio Garufi, Sebastián Pérez, Felipe O. Alves, Josep M. Girart, Zhaohuan Zhu, Gabriel A.P. Franco, and L. Ilsedore Cleeves

Topological Behavior of a Neutral Spin-1/2 Particle in a Background Magnetic Field, Bernard Zygelman

Submissions from 2020

What Constraints on the Neutron Star Maximum Mass Can One Pose from GW170817 Observations?, Shunke Ai, Ho Gao, and Bing Zhang

A Case of Simultaneous Star and Planet Formation, Felipe O. Alves, L. Ilsedore Cleeves, Josep M. Girart, Zhaohuan Zhu, Gabriel A.P. Franco, Alice Zurlo, and Paola Caselli


Swift Spectroscopy of the Accretion Disk Wind in the Black Hole GRO J1655-40, M. Balakrishnan, J. M. Miller, N. Trueba, M. Reynolds, J. Raymond, Daniel Proga, A. C. Fabian, T. Kallman, and J. Kaastra