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Random Electric Field Instabilities of Relaxor Ferroelectrics
Relaxor ferroelectrics are complex oxide materials which are rather unique to study the effects of compositional disorder on phase transitions. Here, we study the effects of quenched cubic random electric fields on the ...
Negative thermal expansion near two structural quantum phase transitions Connor
Recent experimental work has revealed that the unusually strong, isotropic structural negative thermal expansion in cubic perovskite ionic insulator ScF3 occurs in excited states above a ground state tuned very near a ...
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Tropical precipitation anomalies and d‐excess evolution during El Niño 2014‐16
The last 2014-16 El Niño event was among the three strongest episodes on record. El Niño considerably changes annual and seasonal precipitation across the tropics. Here, we present a unique stable isotope data set of daily ...
Distribución espacial de impactos de eventos hidrometeorológicos en América Central
América Central está expuesta a la ocurrencia de eventos hidrometeorológicos a lo largo del año y los impactos que estos pueden provocar van a estar mayormente localizados en áreas donde las variables tanto naturales como ...
The early rainy season in Central America: the role of thetropical North Atlantic SSTs
We explored the relationship between the precipitation anomalies during May to June as the first peak of the rainy season in the Pacific slope of Central America, and sea surface temperature (SST) fluctuations in the ...
Landau theory and giant room-temperature barocaloric effect
The structural phase transitions of MF3 (M = Al, Cr, V, Fe, Ti, Sc) metal trifluorides are studied within a simple Landau theory consisting of tilts of rigid MF6 octahedra associated with soft antiferrodistortive optic ...
A thermodynamic cycle for the solar cell
A solar cell is a heat engine, but textbook treatments are not wholly satisfactory from a thermodynamic standpoint, since they present solar cells as directly converting the energy of light into electricity, and the current ...
The mechanical career of Councillor Orffyreus, confidence man
In the early 18th century, J. E. E. Bessler, known as Orffyreus, constructed several wheels that he claimed could keep turning forever, powered only by gravity. He never revealed the details of his invention, but he ...