Publications of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Department of Physics & Astronomy Faculty.

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Submissions from 2017

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On the Formation of Multiple Concentric Rings and Gaps in Protoplanetary Disks, Jaehan Bae, Zhaohuan Zhu, and Lee Hartmann

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High-Pressure Melting Behavior of Tin Up to 105 Gpa, R. Briggs, D. Daisenberger, O. T. Lord, Ashkan Salamat, E. Bailey, M. J. Walter, and P. F. McMillan

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3D-Printed Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Soft Crawling Robot, James D. Carrico, Kwang J. Kim, and Kam K. Leang

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A Dynamic Model for Exploring Water-Resource Management Scenarios in an Inland Arid Area: Shanshan County, Northwestern China, Chao Chen, Sajjad Ahmad, Ajay Kalra, and Zhi-xia Xu

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A Conceptualized Groundwater Flow Model Development for Integration with Surface Hydrology Model, Chao Chen, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

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The Impacts of Different Types of Cuisines and Restaurants on Gratuities, Chih Chien Chen and YangSu Chen

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The E3 Ubiquitin Ligase SCFFBXL14 Complex Stimulates Neuronal Differentiation by Targeting the Notch Signaling Factor HES1 for Proteolysis, Fangfang Chen, Chunxiao Zhang, Haonan Wu, Yue Ma, Xiaomin Luo, Xinqi Gong, Fan Jiang, Yaoting Gui, Hui Zhang, and Fei Lu

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Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Microstructure Evolution and Heat Dissipation of Nanoscale Friction, Kai Chen, Liangbi Wang, Yi-tung Chen, and Qiuwang Wang

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Molecular dynamics simulation of interfaces and microstructure evolution during high-speed sliding, Kai Chen, Liangbi Wang, Yitung Chen, and Qiuwang Wang

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Populating H2 and CO in Galaxy Simulation with Dust Evolution, Li-Hsin Chen, Hiroyuki Hirashita, Kuan-Chou Hou, Shohei Aoyama, Ikkoh Shimizu, and Kentaro Nagamine

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Magnetized Reverse Shock: Density-fluctuation-induced Field Distortion, Polarization Degree Reduction, and Application to GRBs, Wei Deng, Bing Zhang, Hui Li, and James M. Stone

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Challenging the Forward Shock Model with the 80 Ms Follow Up Of the X-Ray Afterglow of Gamma-Ray Burst 130427A, Massimiliano De Pasquale, Matthew Page, David Alexander Kann, Samantha R. Oates, Steve Schulze, Bing Zhang, Zach Cano, Bruce Gendre, Daniele Malesani, Andrea Rossi, Neil Gehrels, Eleonora Troja, Luigi Piro, Michel Boer, and Giulia Stratta

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The Sizes and Depletions of the Dust and Gas Cavities in the Transitional Disk J160421.7-213028, Ruobing Dong, Nienke van der Marel, Jun Hashimoto, Eugene Chiang, Eiji Akiyama, Hauyu Baobab Liu, Takayuki Muto, Gilian R. Knapp, Takashi Tsukagoshi, Joanna Brown, Simon Bruderer, Shin Koyamatsu, Tomoyuki Kudo, Nagayoshi Ohashi, Evan Rich, Mayama Satoshi, Michihiro Takami, John Wisniewski, Yi Yang, Zhaohuan Zhu, and Mothide Tamura

A stable compound of helium and sodium at high pressure, Xiao Dong, Artem R. Oganov, Alexander F. Goncharov, Elissaios Stavrou, Sergey Lobanov, Gabriele Saleh, Guang-Rui Qian, Qiang Zhu, Carlo Gatti, Volker L. Deringer, Richard Dronskowski, Xiang-Feng Zhu, Vitali B. Prakapenka, Zuzana Konopkova, Ivan A. Popov, Alexander I. Boldyrev, and Hiu-Tian Wang

Novel magnesium borides and their superconductivity, M Mahdi Davari Esfahani, Qiang Zhu, Huafeng Dong, Artem R. Oganov, Shengnan Wang, Maksim S. Rakitin, and Xiang-Feng Zhou

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Theoretical Description of GRB 160625B with Wind-to-ISM Transition and Implications for a Magnetized Outflow, N. Fraija, P. Veres, B. B. Zhang, R. B. Duran, R. L. Becerra, Bing Zhang, W. H. Lee, A. M. Watson, C. Ordaz Salazar, and A. Galvan Gamez

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Fragmentation of Kozai-Lidov Disks, Wen Fu, Stephen H. Lubow, and Rebecca G. Martin

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A More Stringent Constraint on the Mass Ratio of Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817, He Gao, Zhoujian Cao, Shunke Ai, and Bing Zhang

Magnetic-distortion-induced Ellipticity and Gravitational Wave Radiation of Neutron Stars: Millisecond Magnetars in Short GRBs, Galactic Pulsars, and Magnetars, He Gao, Zhoujian Cao, and Bing Zhang

A Further Study of the tBurst of GRBs: Rest-frame Properties, External Plateau Contributions, and Multiple Parameter Analysis, He Gao, An-Bing Ren, Wei-Hua Lei, Bin-Bin Zhang, Hou-Jun Lu, and Ye Li

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Implications from the Upper Limit of Radio Afterglow Emission of FRB 131104/Swift J0644.5-5111, He Gao and Bing Zhang

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Searching For Magnetar-Powered Merger-Novae from Short GRBS, He Gao, Bing Zhang, Hou-Jun Lu, and Ye Li

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Direct Probe of the Inner Accretion Flow around the Supermassive Black Hole in NGC2617, M. Giustini, E. Costantini, B. De Marco, J. Svoboda, S. E. Motta, Daniel Proga, R. Saxton, C. Ferrigno, A. L. Longinotti, G. Miniutti, D. Grupe, S. Mathur, B. J. Shappee, J. L. Prieto, and K. Stanek

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Measurement of the Energy and High-Pressure Dependence of X-ray-Induced Decomposition of Crystalline Strontium Oxalate, David Goldberger, Egor Evlyukihin, Petrike Cifligu, Yonggang Wang, and Michael Pravica

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High-Pressure Structural, Elastic, and Thermodynamic Properties of Zircon-Type Hopo4 and Tmpo4, O. Gomis, B. Lavina, P. Rodriguez Hernandez, A. Munoz, R. Errandonea, D. Errandonea, and M. Bettinelli

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Applications of Elliptic Curve Cryptography: A Light Introduction to Elliptic Curves and a Survey of Their Applications, R. Harkanson and Yoohwan Kim

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How Do Stars Gain Their Mass? A JCMT/SCUBA-2 Transient Survey of Protostars in Nearby Star-forming Regions, Gregory J. Herczeg, Doug Johnstone, Steve Mairs, Jennifer Hatchell, Jeong-Eun Lee, Geoffrey C. Bower, Huei-Ru Vivien Chen, Yuri Aikawa, Hyunju Yoo, Sung-Ju Kang, Miju Kang, Wen-Ping Chen, Jonathan P. Williams, Jaehan Bae, Michael M. Dunham, Eduard I. Vorobyov, Zhaohuan Zhu, Ramprasad Rao, Helen Kirk, Satoko Takahashi, Oscar Morata, Kevin Lacaille, James Lane, Andy Pon, Aleks Scholz, Manash R. Samal, Graham S. Bell, Sarah Graves, E'lisa M. Lee, Harriet Parsons, and Yuxin He

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Thermal Disk Winds in X-Ray Binaries: Realistic Heating and Cooling Rates Give Rise to Slow, but Massive, Outflows, N. Higginbottom, Daniel Proga, C. Knigge, and K. S. Long

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Single-Unit-Cell Layer Established Bi2WO6 3D Hierarchical Architectures: Efficient Adsorption, Photocatalysis and Dye-Sensitized Photoelectrochemical Performance, Hongwei Huang, Ranran Cao, Shixin Yu, Kang Xu, Weichang Hao, Yonggang Wang, Fan Dong, Tierui Zhang, and Yihe Zhang

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Superconductivity Bordering Rashba Type Topological Transition, M. L. Jin, F. Sun, L. Y. Xing, S. J. Zhang, S. M. Feng, P. P. Kong, W. M. Li, X. C. Wang, J. L. Zhu, Y. W. Long, H. Y. Bai, C. Z. Gu, R. C. Yu, W. G. Yang, G. Y. Shen, Y. S. Zhao, H. K. Mao, and C. Q. Jin

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Global MHD Simulations of Accretion Disks in Cataclysmic Variables (CVs). II. the Relative Importance of MRI and Spiral Shocks, Wenhua Ju, James M. Stone, and Zhaohuan Zhu

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Direct Observations of a Dynamically Driven Phase Transition with in situ X-Ray Diffraction in a Simple Ionic Crystal, P Kalita, P Specht, S Root, N Sinclair, A Schuman, M White, A L. Cornelius, J Smith, and S Sinogeikin

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Electric-Field Noise and Carbon Diffusion on Au(110), Eunja Kim, A. Safavi Naini, D. A. Hite, K. S. McKay, D. P. Pappas, P. F. Weck, and H. R. Sadeghpour

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Electric-Field Noise From Carbon-Adatom Diffusion On An Au(110) Surface: First-Principles Calculations And Experiments, Eunja Kim, A. Safavi-Naini, D. A. Hite, K. S. McKay, D. P. Pappas, P. F. Weck, and H. R. Sadeghpour

Adsorption of Chlorine on Zr(0001) surface: First-principles Predictions, Eunja Kim, P F. Week, R Boijas, and F Poineau

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Soft but Powerful Artificial Muscles Based on 3D Graphene–CNT–Ni Heteronanostructures, Jaehwan Kim, Seok-Hu Bae, Moumita Kotal, Tyler Stalbaum, Kwang J. Kim, and Il-Kwon Oh

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UV-Curing Kinetics and Performance Development of In Situ Curable 3D Printing Materials, Ye Chan Kim, Sungyong Hong, Hanna Sun, Myeong Gi Kim, Kisuk Choi, Jungkeun Cho, Hyouk Ryeol Choi, Ja Cchoon Koo, Hyungpil Moon, Doyoung Byun, Kwang J. Kim, Jonghwan Suhr, Soo Hyun Kim, and Jea-Do D. Nam

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Multi-Step Cure Kinetic Model of Ultra-Thin Glass Fiber Epoxy Prepreg Exhibiting both Autocatalytic and Diffusion-Controlled Regimes under Isothermal and Dynamic-Heating Conditions, Ye Chan Kim, Hyunsung Min, Ssungyong Hong, Mei Wang, Hanna Sun, In-Kyung Park, Hyouk Ryeol Choi, Ja Choon Koo, Hyungpil Moon, Kwang J. Kim, Jonghwan Suhr, and Jae-Do Nam

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Charging Assisted Structural Phase Transitions in Monolayer Inse, Liangzhi Kou, Aijun Du, Yandong Ma, Ting Liao, and Changfeng Chen

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Two-Dimensional Topological Insulators: Progress and Prospects, Liangzhi Kou, Yandong Ma, Ziqi Sun, Thomas Heine, and Changfeng Chen

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Consumption of Movie Experience: Cognitive and Affective Approaches, Jaesok Lee, Chih Chien Chen, Hak-Jun Song, and Choong-Ki Lee

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Hyperaccreting Black Hole as Gamma-Ray Burst Central Engine. II. Temporal Evolution of the Central Engine Parameters during the Prompt and Afterglow Phases, Wei-Hua Lei, Bing Zhang, Xue-Feng Wu, and En-Wei Liang

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Phonon-Mediated High-T C Superconductivity in Hole-Doped Diamond-Like Crystalline Hydrocarbon, Chao-Sheng Lian, Jian-Tao Wang, Wenhui Duan, and Changfeng Chen

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Be a “Superhost”: The Importance of Badge Systems for Peer-To-Peer Rental Accommodations, Sai Liang, Markus Schuckert, Rob Law, and Chih Chien Chen

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Flexural Behavior of High Strength Concrete Filled High Strength Square Steel Tube, Guochang Li, Di Liu, Zjijian Yang, and Chunyu Zhang

A detailed investigation into the geometric and electronic structures of CoB: Q n (n = 2-10, Q = 0, -1) clusters, Peifang Li, Guoliang Sun, Jianping Bai, Weihua Wang, Gang Bao, and Cheng Lu

Neutrino-dominated Accretion Flows as the Central Engine of Gamma-ray Bursts, Tong Liu, Wei-Min Gu, and Bing Zhang

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Black Hole Hyperaccretion Inflow-outflow Model. I. Long And Ultra-long Gamma-ray Bursts, Tong Liu, Cui-Ying Song, Bing Zhang, Wei-Min Gu, and Alexander Heger

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Linear Analysis of the Evolution of Nearly Polar Low-mass Circumbinary Discs, Stephen H. Lubow and Rebecca G. Martin

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Extraordinary Indentation Strain Stiffening Produces Superhard Tungsten Nitrides, Cheng Lu, Quan Li, Yanming Ma, and Changfeng Chen

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A Peculiar GRB 110731A: Lorentz Factor, Jet Composition, Central Engine, and Progenitor, HouJun Lü, XiangGao Wang, RuiJing Lu, Lin Lan, He Gao, EnWei Liang, Melissa L. Graham, WeiKang Zheng, Alexei V. Filippenko, and Bing Zhang

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Effect of Geometrical Parameters on Flow and Heat Transfer Performances in Multi-Stream Spiral-Wound Heat Exchangers, Xing Lu, Gaopeng Zhang, Yi-tung T. Chen, Qiuwang Wang, and Min Zeng

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Polar Alignment of a Protoplanetary Disk around an Eccentric Binary, Rebecca G. Martin and Stephen H. Lubow

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Numerical Study on Thermal-Hydraulic Performance of a Two-Sided Etched Zigzag-Type High-Temperature Printed Circuit Heat Exchanger, Ting Ma, Ulrik Pasquier, Yi-tung Chen, and Qiuwang Wang

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Effect of Fin-Endwall Fillet on Thermal Hydraulic Performance of Airfoil Printed Circuit Heat Exchanger, Ting Ma, Fei Xin, Lei Li, Xiang-yang Xu, Yi-tung Chen, and Qiu-wang Wang

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Inner-shell Chemistry under High Pressure, Maosheng Miao, Jorge Botana, Michael G. Pravica, Daniel Sneed, and Changyong Park

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PM2.5 Emissions and Source Profiles from Open Burning of Crop Residues, Haiyan Ni, Jie Tian, Xiaoliang Wang, Qiyuan Wang, Yongming Han, Junji Cao, Xin Long, Lung-Wen Antony Chen, Judith C. Chow, John G. Watson, Ru-Jin J. Huang, and Ulrike Dusek

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X-Ray Induced Synthesis of a Novel Material: Stable, Doped Solid CO at Ambient Conditions, Michael Pravica, Egor Evlyukhin, Petrika Cifligu, Blake Harris, Jung Jae Koh, Ning Chen, and Yonggang Wang

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High Pressure Resonant X-ray Emission Studies of WO3 and Hydrogenated WO3, Michael G. Pravica, Yonggang Wang, Yuming Xiao, and Paul Chow

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A Novel Method for Generating Molecular Mixtures at Extreme Conditions: The Case of Fluorine and Oxygen, Michael Pravica, Melanie White, and Yonggang Wang

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The Psychometrics of the Mini-K: Evidence from Two College Samples, George B. Richardson, Ching-Chen Chen, Chia-Liang Dai, Michael D. Brubaker, and Joseph L. Nedelec

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Substance Use and Mating Success, George B. Richardson, Ching-Chen Chen, Chia-Liang Dai, Christopher M. Swoboda, Joseph L. Nedelec, and Wei-Wen Chen

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Is the Non-Sentinel Lymph Node Compartment the Next Site for Melanoma Progression from the Sentinel Lymph Node Compartment in the Regional Nodal Basin?, Andrei Rios Cantu, Ying Lu, Victor Melendez Elizondo, Michael Chen, Alejandra Gutierrez Range, Niloofar Fadaki, Suresh Thummala, Carla West Coffee, James Cleaver, Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, and Stanley P.L. Leong

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Deep imaging search for planets forming in the TW hya protoplanetary disk with the Keck/NIRC2 Vortex Coronagraph, G. Ruane, D. Mawet, J. Kastner, T Meshkat, M. Bottom, B. F. Castella, O. Absil, C. G. Gonzalez, É. Huby, Zhaohuan Zhu, R. Jenson Clem, E. Choquet, and E. Serabyn

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The ALMA Early Science View of FUor/EXor Objects - II. The Very Wide Outflow Driven by HBC 494, D. Ruíz Rodríguez, L. A. Cieza, J. P. Williams, J. J. Tobin, A. Hales, Zhaohuan Zhu, K. Mužić, D. Principe, H. Canovas, A. Zurlo, S. Casassus, S. Perez, and J. L. Prieto

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Diagnostic Efficiency of the Child and Adolescent Symptom Inventory (CASI-4R) Depression Subscale for Identifying Youth Mood Disorders, Stephanie Salcedo, Yen-Ling Chen, Eric A. Youngstrom, Mary A. Fristad, Kenneth D. Gadow, Sarah M. Horwitz, Thomas W. Frazier, L. Eugene Arnold, Mary L. Phillips, Boris Birmaher, Robert A. Kowatch, and Robert L. Findling

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Rb Adsorbate-Induced Negative Electron Affinity on Quartz, J. A. Sedlacek, Eunja Kim, S. T. Rittenhouse, P. F. Weck, H. R. Sadeghpour, and J. P. Shaffer

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Bayesian Framework to Constrain the Photon Mass with a Catalog of Fast Radio Bursts, Lijing Shao and Bing Zhang

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Structural Correlation in Water Probed by Hyper-Rayleigh Scattering, David Shelton

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Water-Water Correlations in Electrolyte Solutions Probed by Hyper-Rayleigh Scattering, David Shelton

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The Third Ambient Aspirin Polymorph, Alexander G. Shtukenberg, Chunhua T. Hu, Qiang Zhu, Martin U. Schmidt, Wenqian Xu, Melissa Tan, and Bart Kahr

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Powder Diffraction and Crystal Structure Prediction Identify Four New Coumarin Polymorphs, Alexander G. Shtukenberg, Qiang Zhu, Damien J. Carter, Leslie Vogt, Johannes Hoja, Elia Schneider, Hongxing Song, Boaz Pokroy, Iryna Polischuk, Alexandre Tkatchenko, Artem R. Oganov, Andrew L. Rohl, Mark E. Tuckerman, and Bart Kahr

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Metallic Hydrogen, Isaac F. Silvera, Ranga Dias, Ori Noked, Ashkan Salamat, and Mohamed Zaghoo

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Reply to "comment on 'Evidence of a First-order Phase Transition to Metallic Hydrogen' ", Isaac F. Silvera, Mohamed Zaghoo, and Ashkan Salamat

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Asteroid Impacts on Terrestrial Planets: The Effects of Super-Earths and the Role of the V6 Resonance, Jeremy L. Smallwood, Rebecca G. Martin, Stephen Lepp, and Mario Livio

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High-Pressure Equation of State of Cesium Fluoride to 120 GPa, Daniel Sneed, Michael G. Pravica, Eunja Kim, and Philippe Weck

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Forcing Cesium into Higher Oxidation States Using Useful hard x-ray Induced Chemistry under High Pressure, D. Sneed, Michael Pravica, Eunja Kim, N. Chen, C. Park, and M. White

Dynamics and collisional evolution of closely packed planetary systems, Jason H. Steffen; Jason H. Steffen; J. C. Lombardi, Jr.; and Frederic A. Rasio

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X-Ray Counterpart of Gravitational Waves Due to Binary Neutron Star Mergers: Light Curves, Luminosity Function, and Event Rate Density, Hui Sun, Bing Zhang, and He Gao

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XMM-Newton Observation of the Nearby Pulsar B1133+16, Andrzej Szary, Janusz Gil, Bing Zhang, Frank Haberl, George I. Melikidze, Ulrich Geppert, Dipanjan Mitra, and Ren-Xin Xu

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Atmospheric Deposition of Particles at a Sensitive Alpine Lake: Size-Segregated Daily and Annual Fluxes From Passive Sampling Techniques, Anna Y.C. Tai, Lung-Wen A. Chen, Xiaoliang Wang, Judith C. Chow, and John G. Watson

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Characteristics of Carbonaceous Particles from Residential Coal Combustion and Agricultural Biomass Burning In China, Jie Tian, Haiyan Ni, Junji Cao, Yongming Han, Qiyuan Wang, Xiaoliang Wang, Lung-Wen Chen, Judith C. Chow, John G. Watson, Chong Wei, Jian Sun, Ting Zhang, and Rujin Huang

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A Fuzzy-PD Controller for an Autonomous Aerial Robot, Do Khac Tiep, Kinam Lee, Young-Jae Ryoo, and Si Jung Kim

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Experimental and Numerical Study on Pressure Drop and Heat Transfer Performance of Grille-Sphere Composite Structured Packed Bed, Jingyu Wang, Jian Yang, Zhilong Cheng, Yan Liu, Yi-tung Chen, and Qiuwang Wang

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Selected Papers from the 3rd International Workshop on Heat Transfer Advances for Energy Conservation and Pollution Control (IWHT2015), Qiu-Wang Wang, Tzu-Chen Hung, Yitung Chen, Chao-An Lin, and Chi-Chuan Wang

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It’s More Complicated than We Think: The Implications of Social Capital on Innovation, Sheng Wang, Rebecca Guidice, Yuanyuan Zhou, and Zhong-Ming Wang

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Density Functional Analysis of Fluorite-Structured (Ce, Zr)O2/CeO2 Interfaces, Philippe F. Weck, Pierre-Alexandre Juan, Remi Dingreville, and Eunja Kim

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Model Representations of Kerogen Structures: An Insight from Density Functional Theory Calculations and Spectroscopic Measurements, Philippe F. Weck, Eunja Kim, Yifeng Wang, Jesiica N. Kruichak, Melissa M. Mills, Edward N. Matteo, and Roland J.M. Pellenq

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Multimessenger Tests of the Weak Equivalence Principle from GW170817 and Its Electromagnetic Counterparts, Jun-Jie Wei, Bin-Bin Zhang, Xue-Feng Wu, He Gao, Peter Mészáros, Bing Zhang, Zi_gao Dai, Shuang-Nan Zhang, and Zong-Hong Zhu

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Two-Dimensional Chemical Etching Process Simulation for Printed Circuit Heat Exchanger Channels Based on Cellular Automata Model, Fei Xin, Ting Ma, Yitung Chen, and Qiuwang Wang

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Adiabatic Non-resonant Acceleration in Magnetic Turbulence and Hard Spectra of Gamma-Ray Bursts, Siyao Xu and Bing Zhang

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Scatter Broadening Of Pulsars and Implications on the Interstellar Medium Turbulence, Siyao Xu and Bing Zhang

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The Structure of Glycine Dihydrate: Implications for the Crystallization of Glycine from Solution and Its Structure in Outer Space, Wenqian Xu, Qiang Zhu, and Chunua Hu

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DDT Polymorphism and the Lethality of Crystal Forms, Jingxiang Yang, C. T. Hu, Xiaolong Zhu, Qiang Zhu, Michael D. Ward, and Bart Kahr

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Large Host-galaxy Dispersion Measure of Fast Radio Bursts, Yuan-Pei Yang, Rui Luo, Zhuo Li, and Bing Zhang