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Ions and electrons in liquid helium

Armando Francesco Borghesani

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199213603
eISBN:
9780191707421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213603.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

In liquid helium, an electron is surrounded by a cavity called an electron bubble of 20 Ångstroms in diameter. A positive helium ion is solvated by an electrostriction induced solid helium-ice shell ... More


The earliest fossil record of the animals and its significance

Graham E. Budd

in Animal Evolution: Genomes, Fossils, and Trees

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199549429
eISBN:
9780191721601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549429.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Developmental Biology

The fossil record of the earliest animals has been enlivened in recent years by a series of spectacular discoveries, including embryos, from the Ediacaran to the Cambrian, but many issues, not least ... More


THE STRUCTURE OF IONS

A.F. Borghesani

in Ions and electrons in liquid helium

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199213603
eISBN:
9780191707421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213603.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The interaction of electrons and positive ions with liquid helium is very strong and locally modifies the environment. Positive ions polarize the surrounding fluid. Electrostriction produces such a ... More


Humanizing Childbirth to Reduce Maternal and Neonatal Mortality: A National Effort in Brazil

Daphne Rattner, Isa Paula Hamouche Abreu, Maria José de Oliveira Araújo, and Adson Roberto França Santos

in Birth Models That Work

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248632
eISBN:
9780520943339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248632.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter throws light on the care offered to delivering women: no early admission, amniotomy only according to the partogram, no routine or liberal use of oxytocin, defined protocols, freedom of ... More


Policy communities, public policy and policy learning in Wales and Brittany

Alistair Cole

in Beyond Devolution and Decentralisation: Building Regional Capacity in Wales and Brittany

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070921
eISBN:
9781781701362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070921.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter attempts to reconstruct the beliefs of the chosen policy communities, based on responses to a detailed questionnaire and upon data from the interviews themselves. The method of snowball ... More


An introduction to ice environments and their biology

Johanna Laybourn-Parry, Tranter Martyn, and Hodson Andrew J.

in The Ecology of Snow and Ice Environments

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199583072
eISBN:
9780191774669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583072.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the physical and chemical nature of ice and snow environments, and their biology. The communities of ice and snow environments are dominated by microorganisms, including ... More


Islam and the Opening of the Chinese Mind

Robert R. Bianchi

in China and the Islamic World: How the New Silk Road is Transforming Global Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190915285
eISBN:
9780190915315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915285.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Islam’s impact on China is growing because its external and internal influences are more intertwined than ever. Islamic civilization permeates the New Silk Road, shaping all of China’s efforts to ... More


The Determinants Of The Interest-Rate–Growth Differential

Julio Escolano

in Post-crisis Fiscal Policy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027182
eISBN:
9780262324113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027182.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines the cross-country and temporal patterns of the interest-rate growth differential (IRGD), an essential variable in the dynamics of the debt ratio; that is, the ratio of ... More


Russian dolls

Tim Lenton and Andrew Watson

in Revolutions that made the Earth

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199587049
eISBN:
9780191775031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587049.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter describes the nested structures found inside a human or any other complex organism, comparable to Russian dolls. As we delve deeper into this structure, we also go further back in time. ... More


The Rising Seas

Jorge Daniel Taillant

in Meltdown: The Earth Without Glaciers

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190080327
eISBN:
9780197578049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080327.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter focuses on the impacts of glacier melt on our oceans and related sea level rise. It discusses past and present sea levels and the relative influence of the ice age cycles. The chapter ... More


The Biography of the Earth: The Precambrian Story

Elisabeth Ervin-Blankenheim

in Song of the Earth: Understanding Geology and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197502464
eISBN:
9780197502495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502464.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Historical Geology

The way the planet has changed through geologic time, and life on it, the account of the Earth, is the topic of this and the next three chapters, starting in this chapter with the Precambrian ... More


Interviews with Whom?: When a Big Question Meets a Small Sample

Kathleen Gerson

in The Science and Art of Interviewing

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199324286
eISBN:
9780197533857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199324286.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics, Methodology and Statistics

Chapter 3 considers the principles underlying the selection of an appropriate sample for depth interviewing and the range of strategies available to identify and recruit participants in that sample. ... More


Introduction: A Brutal Duality

James Waller

in A Troubled Sleep: Risk and Resilience in Contemporary Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190095574
eISBN:
9780197558751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190095574.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Today, more than 50 years since the Troubles began and more than 20 years after they “ended,” has Northern Ireland rebuilt differently enough so as to ensure nonrecurrence of violent conflict? Has ... More


Living on a Pale Blue Dot

Karel Schrijver

in One of Ten Billion Earths: How we Learn about our Planet's Past and Future from Distant Exoplanets

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198799894
eISBN:
9780191864865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799894.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics, History of Physics

Over time, the Earth’s habitability for human beings has changed tremendously, despite the mild, slow changes in the Sun’s intensity and the slight shifts in Earth’s orbit: cycles of “Snowball Earth” ... More


Poles Apart

Roy Livermore

in The Tectonic Plates are Moving!

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198717867
eISBN:
9780191860492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717867.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics, History of Physics

In just a few years, the magnetic bar-code secreted beneath the world’s oceans had provided detailed intelligence on the motions of the plates. When combined with other data from the sea floor, this ... More


Nest Building and Self-Assembling

Eric Bonabeau, Marco Dorigo, and Guy Theraulaz

in Swarm Intelligence: From Natural to Artificial Systems

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195131581
eISBN:
9780197561485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195131581.003.0010
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

Social insect nest architectures can be complex, intricate structures. Stigmergy (see section 1.2.3), that is, the coordination of activities through the environment, is an important mechanism ... More


Follow the Digital Thing

Jack Parkin

in Money Code Space: Hidden Power in Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Decentralisation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197515075
eISBN:
9780197515112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197515075.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Economy

Acknowledging how Bitcoin is geographically contingent and diverse, the follow the thing research design outlined allows for tracing the connections between different aspects of its protocol that are ... More


Social networks

Mark Newman

in Networks

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198805090
eISBN:
9780191843235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805090.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

A discussion of social networks and methods for determining their structure. The chapter starts with a brief description of social networks, broadly defined, and the history of their study. Several ... More


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