Ferguson, K. R. ; Bucher, M. ; Gorkhover, Tais ; Boutet, S. ; Fukuzawa, H. ; Koglin, J. E. ; Kumagai, Y. ; Lutman, A. ; Marinelli, A. ; Messerschmidt, M. ; Nagaya, K. ; Turner, J. ; Ueda, K. ; Williams, G. J. ; Bucksbaum, P. H. ; Bostedt, C. (2016)
In condensed matter systems, strong optical excitations can induce phonon-driven processes that alter their mechanical properties. We report on a new phenomenon where a massive electronic excitation induces a collective change in the bond character that leads to transient lattice contraction. Single large van der Waals clusters were isochorically heated to a nanoplasma state with an intense 10-...Against the Odds: The Potential of Swarm Electrification for Small Island Development States
Koepke, Mathias ; Groh, Sebastian (2016)
The paper builds on earlier observations using system complexity theory to explain the characteristics of a swarm electrification approach using existing small, distributed renewable energy generation infrastructure integrated into a grid. The concept is based on swarm intelligence where information and electricity flow between neighbors to achieve a compounding network effect, in that they are...