Recent Submissions

  • Quality, dissonance and rhythm within higher education 

    Waghid, Y. (HESA, 2019)
    In this article, I argue for a position of quality in higher education commensurate with the cultivation of dissonance and rhythmic action. I focus specifically on the (South) African university and the reason why dissonance ...
  • A service user perspective informing the role of occupational therapy in school transition practice for high school learners with TBI : an African perspective 

    Khuabi, Lee-Ann Jacobs-Nzuzi; Swart, Estelle; Soeker, Mogammad Shaheed (Hindawi, 2019)
    Background. In the South African context, there are no specific guidelines regarding how to prepare and support adolescents for the transition from a health care to a high school setting post TBI. This raises questions ...
  • ’n Behoefte aan die integrering van tegnologie in die Afrikaans Huistaal-klaskamer om die ontwikkeling van 21ste-eeuse vaardighede te ondersteun : ’n gevallestudie 

    Taylor, Ria; Van Der Merwe, Michele (LitNet, 2019-02)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The global and local evolution of technology and the internet has added a new dimension to teaching and learning in the school classroom. This is an important issue because the 21st-century school learner ...
  • Continuous professional learning in private higher education : making a case for distributed leadership 

    Cronje, F.; Bitzer, E. M. (HESA, 2019)
    Literature on management of professional learning in South African private higher education (PHE) institutions is limited. This may be due to incentives for professional learning in private higher education not being highly ...
  • Evolutionary fields can explain patterns of high-dimensional complexity in ecology 

    Wilsenach, James; Landi, Pietro; Hui, Cang (American Physical Society, 2017)
    One of the properties that make ecological systems so unique is the range of complex behavioral patterns that can be exhibited by even the simplest communities with only a few species. Much of this complexity is commonly ...
  • Noninvasive measurement of dynamic correlation functions 

    Uhrich, Philipp; Castrignano, Salvatore; Uys, Hermann; Kastner, Michael (American Physical Society, 2017)
    The measurement of dynamic correlation functions of quantum systems is complicated by measurement backaction. To facilitate such measurements we introduce a protocol, based on weak ancilla-system couplings, that is ...
  • PT-symmetric waveguide system with evidence of a third-order exceptional point 

    Schnabel, Jan; Cartarius, Holger; Main, Jorg; Wunner, Gunter; Heiss, Walter Dieter (American Physical Society, 2017)
    An experimental setup of three coupled PT -symmetric waveguides showing the characteristics of a third-order exceptional point (EP3) has been investigated by Heiss and Wunner in an idealized model of three δ-function waveguides ...
  • Examining the role of protein structural dynamics in drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis 

    Shaw, Daniel J.; Hill, Rachel E.; Simpson, Niall; Husseini, Fouad S.; Robb, Kirsty; Greetham, Gregory M.; Towrie, Michael; Parker, Anthony W.; Robinson, David; Hirst, Jonathan D.; Hoskisson, Paul A.; Hunt, Neil T. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2017)
    Antimicrobial resistance represents a growing global health problem. The emergence of novel resistance mechanisms necessitates the development of alternative approaches to investigate the molecular fundamentals of resistance, ...
  • A pilot study investigating the presence of voids in bulk fill flowable composites 

    Mulder, R.; Mohammed, N.; Du Plessis, A.; Le Roux, S. G. (South African Dental Association, 2017)
    OBJECTIVE: To investigate the presence of voids in bulk fill flowable composites. METHODS: This study investigated two well-known bulk-fill flowable composites, Smart Dentin Replacement (SDR) (Dentsply/Caulk, Milford, ...
  • An assessment of algorithms for deriving failure deterministic finite automata 

    Nxumalo, Madoda; Kourie, Derrick G.; Cleophas, Loek; Watson, Bruce W. (South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists, 2017)
    Failure deterministic finite automata (FDFAs) represent regular languages more compactly than deterministic finite automata (DFAs). Four algorithms that convert arbitrary DFAs to language-equivalent FDFAs are empirically ...
  • Biocapacity optimization in regional planning 

    Guo, Jianjun; Yue, Dongxia; Li, Kai; Hui, Cang (Nature Research, 2017)
    Ecological overshoot has been accelerating across the globe. Optimizing biocapacity has become a key to resolve the overshoot of ecological demand in regional sustainable development. However, most literature has focused ...
  • Platelet, monocyte and neutrophil activation and glucose tolerance in South African Mixed Ancestry individuals 

    Davison, Glenda M.; Nkambule, Bongani B.; Mkandla, Zibusiso; Hon, Gloudina M.; Kengne, Andre P.; Erasmus, Rajiv T.; Matsha, Tandi E. (Nature Research, 2017)
    Platelet activation has been described in patients with chronic inflammation, however in type 2 diabetes mellitus it remains controversial. We compared levels of platelet leucocyte aggregates, monocyte and granulocyte ...
  • 1000 Genomes-based metaanalysis identifies 10 novel loci for kidney function 

    Gorski, Mathias; Van Der Most, Peter J.; Teumer, Alexander; Chu, Audrey Y.; Li, Man; Mijatovic, Vladan; Nolte, Ilja M.; Cocca, Massimiliano; Taliun, Daniel; Gomez, Felicia; Li, Yong; Tayo, Bamidele; Tin, Adrienne; Feitosa, Mary F.; Aspelund, Thor; Attia, John; Biffar, Reiner; Bochud, Murielle; Boerwinkle, Eric; Borecki, Ingrid; Bottinger, Erwin P.; Chen, Ming-Huei; Chouraki, Vincent; Ciullo, Marina; Coresh, Josef; Cornelis, Marilyn C.; Curhan, Gary C.; d’Adamo, Adamo Pio; Dehghan, Abbas; Dengler, Laura; Ding, Jingzhong; Eiriksdottir, Gudny; Endlich, Karlhans; Enroth, Stefan; Esko, Tonu; Franco, Oscar H.; Gasparini, Paolo; Gieger, Christian; Girotto, Giorgia; Gottesman, Omri; Gudnason, Vilmundur; Gyllensten, Ulf; Hancock, Stephen J.; Harris, Tamara B.; Helmer, Catherine; Hollerer, Simon; Hofer, Edith; Hofman, Albert; Holliday, Elizabeth G.; Homuth, Georg; Hu, Frank B.; Huth, Cornelia; Hutri-Kahonen, Nina; Hwang, Shih-Jen; Imboden, Medea; Johansson, Asa; Kahonen, Mika; Konig, Wolfgang; Kramer, Holly; Kramer, Bernhard K.; Kumar, Ashish; Kutalik, Zoltan; Lambert, Jean-Charles; Launer, Lenore J.; Lehtimaki, Terho; De Borst, Martin H.; Navis, Gerjan; Swertz, Morris; Liu, Yongmei; Lohman, Kurt; Loos, Ruth J. F.; Lu, Yingchang; Lyytikainen, Leo-Pekka; McEvoy, Mark A.; Meisinger, Christa; Meitinger, Thomas; Metspalu, Andres; Metzger, Marie; Mihailov, Evelin; Mitchell, Paul; Nauck, Matthias; Oldehinkel, Albertine J.; Olden, Matthias; Penninx, Brenda W. J. H.; Pistis, Giorgio; Pramstaller, Peter P.; Probst-Hensch, Nicole; Raitakari, Olli T.; Rettig, Rainer; Ridker, Paul M.; Rivadeneira, Fernando; Robino, Antonietta; Rosas, Sylvia E.; Ruderfer, Douglas; Ruggiero, Daniela; Saba, Yasaman; Sala, Cinzia; Schmidt, Helena; Schmidt, Reinhold; Scott, Rodney J.; Sedaghat, Sanaz; Smith, Albert V.; Sorice, Rossella; Stengel, Benedicte; Stracke, Sylvia; Strauch, Konstantin; Toniolo, Daniela; Uitterlinden, Andre G.; Ulivi, Sheila; Viikari, Jorma S.; Volker, Uwe; Vollenweider, Peter; Volzke, Henry; Vuckovic, Dragana; Waldenberger, Melanie; Wang, Jie Jin; Yang, Qiong; Chasman, Daniel I.; Tromp, Gerard; Snieder, Harold; Heid, Iris M.; Fox, Caroline S.; Kottgen, Anna; Pattaro, Cristian; Boger, Carsten A.; Fuchsberger, Christian (Nature Research, 2017)
    HapMap imputed genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have revealed >50 loci at which common variants with minor allele frequency >5% are associated with kidney function. GWAS using more complete reference sets for imputation, ...
  • Consistency between SU(3) and SU(2) covariant baryon chiral perturbation theory for the nucleon mass 

    Ren, Xiu-Lei; Alvarez-Ruso, L.; Geng, Li-Sheng; Ledwig, Tim; Meng, Jie; Vacas, M. J. Vicente (Elsevier, 2017)
    Treating the strange quark mass as a heavy scale compared to the light quark mass, we perform a matching of the nucleon mass in the SU(3) sector to the two-flavor case in covariant baryon chiral perturbation theory. The ...
  • No evidence for extensions to the standard cosmological model 

    Heavens, Alan; Fantaye, Yabebal; Sellentin, Elena; Eggers, Hans; Hosenie, Zafiirah; Kroon, Steve; Mootoovaloo, Arrykrishna (American Physical Society, 2017)
    We compute the Bayesian evidence for models considered in the main analysis of Planck cosmic microwave background data. By utilizing carefully defined nearest-neighbor distances in parameter space, we reuse the Monte Carlo ...
  • Glass transitions in monodisperse cluster-forming ensembles : vortex matter in type-1.5 superconductors 

    Diaz-Mendez, Rogelio; Mezzacapo, Fabio; Lechner, Wolfgang; Cinti, Fabio; Babaev, Egor; Pupillo, Guido (American Physical Society, 2017)
    At low enough temperatures and high densities, the equilibrium configuration of an ensemble of ultrasoft particles is a self-assembled, ordered, cluster crystal. In the present Letter, we explore the out-of-equilibrium ...
  • Nuclear matrix element of neutrinoless double-β decay : relativity and short-range correlations 

    Song, L. S.; Yao, J. M.; Ring, P.; Meng, J. (American Physical Society, 2017)
    Background:The discovery of neutrinoless double-β (0νββ) decay would demonstrate the nature of neutrinos, have profound implications for our understanding of matter-antimatter mystery, and solve the mass hierarchy problem ...
  • ¹³⁷,¹³⁸,¹³⁹La(n,γ) cross sections constrained with statistical decay properties of ¹³⁸,¹³⁹,¹⁴⁰La nuclei 

    Kheswa, B. V.; Wiedeking, M.; Brown, J. A.; Larsen, A. C.; Goriely, S.; Guttormsen, M.; Garrote, F. L. Bello; Bernstein, L. A.; Bleuel, D. L.; Eriksen, T. K.; Giacoppo, F.; Gorgen, A.; Goldblum, B. L.; Hagen, T. W.; Koehler, P. E.; Klintefjord, M.; Malatji, K. L.; Midtbo, J. E.; Nyhus, H. T.; Papka, P.; Renstrm, T.; Rose, S. J.; Sahin, E.; Siem, S.; Tornyi, T. G. (American Physical Society, 2017)
    The nuclear level densities and γ-ray strength functions of ¹³⁸,¹³⁹,¹⁴⁰La were measured using the ¹³⁹La(³He,α), ¹³⁹La(³He,'³He), and ¹³⁹La(d,p) reactions. The particle-γ coincidences were recorded with the silicon particle ...
  • Indirect study of the stellar ³⁴ Ar(α,p) ³⁷K reaction rate through ⁴⁰Ca(p,t) ³⁸Ca reaction measurements 

    Long, A. M.; Adachi, T.; Beard, M.; Berg, G. P. A.; Buthelezi, Z.; Carter, J.; Couder, M.; deBoer, R. J.; Fearick, R. W.; Fortsch, S. V.; Gorres, J.; Mira, J. P.; Murray, S. H. T.; Neveling, R.; Papka, P.; Smit, F. D.; Sideras-Haddad, E.; Swartz, J. A.; Talwar, R.; Usman, I. T.; Wiescher, M.; Van Zyl, J. J.; Volya, A. (American Physical Society, 2017)
    The ³⁴Ar(α,p)³⁷K reaction is believed to be one of the last in a sequence of (α,p) and (p,γ) reactions within the Tz=−1, sd-shell nuclei, known as the αp-process. This process is expected to influence the shape and rise ...
  • Fully self-consistent relativistic Brueckner-Hartree-Fock theory for finite nuclei 

    Shen, Shihang; Liang, Haozhao; Meng, Jie; Ring, Peter; Zhang, Shuangquan (American Physical Society, 2017)
    Starting from the relativistic form of the Bonn potential as a bare nucleon-nucleon interaction, the full relativistic Brueckner-Hartree-Fock (RBHF) equations are solved for finite nuclei in a fully self-consistent basis. ...

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