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AASA: locating the central administration of a subsidiary company which is part of a group of companies under Article 60 of Brussels I Regulation Okoli, Chukwuma in European Company Law (2015), 1 There is no definition of the term “central administration” under Article 60(1)(b) of Brussels I; and Article 60 of Brussels I does not make specific provisions for locating the central administration of ... [more ▼] There is no definition of the term “central administration” under Article 60(1)(b) of Brussels I; and Article 60 of Brussels I does not make specific provisions for locating the central administration of a subsidiary company within a corporate group. English Courts in Anglo American South Africa Limited after a re-evaluation of the correctness of previous decisions by English judges on the subject of Article 60(1)(b), provided an autonomous interpretation of central administration, and sought to apply the concept of central administration in a “European way” to a subsidiary company within a corporate group. The author challenges the approach of English judges for not referring the question of how Article 60(1)(b) applies to corporate groups to the CJEU. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 207 (32 UL)Ab initio and semiempirical modeling of excitons and trions in monolayer TiS3 Torun, Engin ; ; et al in Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter (2018), 98 We explore the electronic and the optical properties of monolayer TiS3, which shows in-plane anisotropy and is composed of a chain-like structure along one of the lattice directions. Together with its ... [more ▼] We explore the electronic and the optical properties of monolayer TiS3, which shows in-plane anisotropy and is composed of a chain-like structure along one of the lattice directions. Together with its robust direct band gap, which changes very slightly with stacking order and with the thickness of the sample, the anisotropic physical prop- erties of TiS3 make the material very attractive for various device applications. In this study, we present a detailed investigation on the effect of the crystal anisotropy on the excitons and the trions of the TiS3 monolayer. We use many-body perturbation theory to calculate the absorption spectrum of anisotropic TiS3 monolayer by solving the Bethe-Salpeter equation. In parallel, we implement and use a Wannier-Mott model for the excitons that takes into account the anisotropic effective masses and Coulomb screening, which are obtained from ab initio calculations. This model is then extended for the investigation of trion states of monolayer TiS3. Our calculations indicate that the absorption spectrum of monolayer TiS3 drastically depends on the polarization of the incoming light, which excites different excitons with distinct binding energies. In addition, the binding energies of positively and the negatively charged trions are observed to be distinct and they exhibit an anisotropic probability density distribution. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 85 (3 UL)Ab initio approaches to Resonant Raman Spectroscopy of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides Pereira Coutada Miranda, Henrique Doctoral thesis (2017) This thesis deals with the theory and simulation of resonant Raman spectroscopy in two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides. We present two different ab initio approaches. In the first, we ... [more ▼] This thesis deals with the theory and simulation of resonant Raman spectroscopy in two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides. We present two different ab initio approaches. In the first, we calculate the Raman susceptibility tensor as a function of laser energy from the change of the dielectric susceptibility with atomic displacements. In the second, we formulate the Raman tensor in terms of time-dependent perturbation theory and calculate it using electron-light and electron-phonon coupling matrix elements obtained from density functional theory. We investigate the role of resonance, quantum interference and excitonic effects in the Raman spectra of single and triple-layer MoTe2. We compare our simulations with experimental results, explaining the dependence of the Raman intensities on the excitation energy. We demonstrate that the two approaches are formally and numerically equivalent in the adiabatic limit. In addition, the second approach allows to include the dynamical effects and captures a shift of the intensities with respect to the adiabatic case. This method is also more computationally efficient and is extended to include temperature effects using many-body perturbation theory. We have implemented both of these methods in a software package with interfaces to open source ab initio codes. Furthermore, we have developed web based tools to visualize excitonic states and phonon modes. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 246 (26 UL)Ab initio calculation of the G peak intensity of graphene: Laser-energy and Fermi-energy dependence and importance of quantum interference effects Reichardt, Sven ; Wirtz, Ludger in Physical Review B (2017), 95(19), 195422 We present the results of a diagrammatic, fully ab initio calculation of the G peak intensity of graphene. The flexibility and generality of our approach enables us to go beyond the previous analytical ... [more ▼] We present the results of a diagrammatic, fully ab initio calculation of the G peak intensity of graphene. The flexibility and generality of our approach enables us to go beyond the previous analytical calculations in the low-energy regime. We study the laser and Fermi energy dependence of the G peak intensity and analyze the contributions from resonant and nonresonant electronic transitions. In particular, we explicitly demonstrate the importance of quantum interference and nonresonant states for the G peak process. Our method of analysis and computational concept is completely general and can easily be applied to study other materials as well. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 135 (11 UL)Ab initio calculations of the lattice dynamics of boron nitride nanotubes Wirtz, Ludger ; ; et al in Physical Review B (2003), 68(4), We present an extensive first-principles study of the phonons in boron nitride nanotubes using density functional perturbation theory in the local density approximation. Based on the nonsymmorphic rod ... [more ▼] We present an extensive first-principles study of the phonons in boron nitride nanotubes using density functional perturbation theory in the local density approximation. Based on the nonsymmorphic rod-group symmetry of the tubes, the Raman- and infrared-active modes at the Gamma point of the one-dimensional Brillouin zone are evaluated. For zigzag and chiral nanotubes, the set of infrared-active modes is a subset of the Raman- active modes. In particular, the radial breathing mode is not only Raman but also infrared active. However, for armchair tubes, the sets of infrared-and Raman- active modes are disjoint. This may serve to spectroscopically distinguish between macroscopic samples of zigzag-chiral and armchair nanotubes. We present the frequencies of the active modes of zigzag, chiral, and armchair tubes as a function of the tube diameter and compare the results with the frequencies obtained by the zone-folding method, i.e., the rolling of a single hexagonal BN sheet into a tube. Except for the high-frequency tangential modes, the zone-folding results are in very good agreement with the ab initio calculations. The radial breathing mode frequency can be derived by folding a sheet of finite width. Finally, we show that the effects of bundling on the phonon frequencies are small. This demonstrates that the obtained results for isolated BN tubes may serve as a basis for an accurate assignment of phonon modes in spectroscopic measurements. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 78 (1 UL)Ab Initio Calculations of Ultrashort Carrier Dynamics in Two-Dimensional Materials: Valley Depolarization in Single-Layer WSe2 Molina-Sanchez, Alejandro ; ; Wirtz, Ludger et al in Nano Letters (2017), 17 In single-layer WSe2, a paradigmatic semiconducting transition metal dichalcogenide, a circularly polarized laser field can selectively excite electronic transitions in one of the inequivalent K± valleys ... [more ▼] In single-layer WSe2, a paradigmatic semiconducting transition metal dichalcogenide, a circularly polarized laser field can selectively excite electronic transitions in one of the inequivalent K± valleys. Such selective valley population corresponds to a pseudospin polarization. This can be used as a degree of freedom in a “valleytronic” device provided that the time scale for its depolarization is sufficiently large. Yet, the mechanism behind the valley depolarization still remains heavily debated. Recent time–dependent Kerr experiments have provided an accurate way to visualize the valley dynamics by measuring the rotation of a linearly polarized probe pulse applied after a circularly polarized pump pulse. We present here a clear, accurate and parameter–free description of the valley dynamics. By using an atomistic, ab initio approach we fully disclose the elemental mechanisms that dictate the depolarization effects. Our results are in excellent agreement with recent time–dependent Kerr experiments. We explain the Kerr dynamics and its temperature dependence in terms of electron–phonon me- diated processes that induce spin–flip inter–valley transitions. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 185 (5 UL)Ab initio perspective on the Mollwo-Ivey relation for F centers in alkali halides ; ; et al in Physical Review. B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (2015), 92 We revisit the well-known Mollwo-Ivey relation that describes the ``universal'' dependence of the absorption energies of F-type color centers on the lattice constant a of alkali-halide crystals, E-abs ... [more ▼] We revisit the well-known Mollwo-Ivey relation that describes the ``universal'' dependence of the absorption energies of F-type color centers on the lattice constant a of alkali-halide crystals, E-abs proportional to a(-n). We perform both state-of-the-art ab initio quantum chemistry and post-DFT calculations of F-center absorption spectra. By ``tuning'' independently the lattice constant and the atomic species we show that the scaling with the lattice constant alone 2 in agreement with the ``particle-in-the-box'' model. Keeping the lattice constant fixed and changing the atomic species enables us to quantify the ion-size effects which are shown to be responsible for the exponent n approximate to 1.8. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 68 (2 UL)Ab initio Study of the Excitonic Effects on the Optical Spectra of Single-layer, Double-layer, and Bulk MoS2 Molina-Sanchez, Alejandro ; Wirtz, Ludger ; et al Scientific Conference (2013) Detailed reference viewed: 126 (4 UL)Ab-initio study of the temperature effects on the optical properties of transition metal dichalcogenides Molina-Sanchez, Alejandro ; ; et al Scientific Conference (2015, March 05) Detailed reference viewed: 65 (0 UL)L'abbaye Neumunster - et tout un ancien quartier urbain Pauly, Michel in Abbaye de Neumunster (2004) Detailed reference viewed: 49 (4 UL)The abbot and the Monastic Community in the Gaelic Churches, 550 to 800 Pettiau, Hérold in Glyn S. Burgess; Strijbosch, Clara (Eds.) The Brendan Legend. Texts and Versions (2006) This chapters deals with aspects of the organisation of monastic communities in the Gaelic Churches from 550 to 800. It focusses on the role of the head of the community, the abbot, regarding general ... [more ▼] This chapters deals with aspects of the organisation of monastic communities in the Gaelic Churches from 550 to 800. It focusses on the role of the head of the community, the abbot, regarding general questions of monastic discipline, organising of the liturgical life of the community, regulation of the diet and of the food provision in the community. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 46 (0 UL)ABCA1 regulatory variants influence coronary artery disease independent of effects on plasma lipid levels ; ; et al in Clinical Genetics (2002), 61(2), 115-125 The authors have previously shown that individuals heterozygous for ABCA1 mutations have decreased high density lipoprotein cholesterol, increased triglycerides and an increased frequency of coronary ... [more ▼] The authors have previously shown that individuals heterozygous for ABCA1 mutations have decreased high density lipoprotein cholesterol, increased triglycerides and an increased frequency of coronary artery disease (CAD), and that single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the coding region of the ABCA1 gene significantly impact plasma lipid levels and the severity of CAD in the general population. They have now identified several SNPs in non-coding regions of ABCA1 which may be important for the appropriate regulation of ABCA1 expression (i.e. in the promoter, intron 1 and the 5′ untranslated region), and have examined the phenotypic effects of these SNPs in the REGRESS population. Out of 12 SNPs, four were associated with a clinical outcome. A threefold increase in coronary events with an increased family history of CAD was evident for the G-191C variant. Similarly, the C69T SNP was associated with a twofold increase in events. In contrast, the C-17G was associated with a decrease in coronary events and the InsG319 was associated with less atherosclerosis. For all these SNPs, the changes in atherosclerosis and CAD occurred without detectable changes in plasma lipid levels. These data suggest that common variation in non-coding regions of ABCA1 may significantly alter the severity of atherosclerosis, without necessarily influencing plasma lipid levels. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 189 (0 UL)ABCDE Tutorial LuxLogAI 2018 - Default entailment course Weydert, Emil Scientific Conference (2018) Detailed reference viewed: 27 (0 UL)Abdications of Sovereignty in State Action and Horizontal Effect Jurisprudence Van Der Walt, Johan Willem Gous in Kahana, Tsvi; Scolnicov, Anat (Eds.) Boundaries of State, Boundaries of Rights: Human Rights, Private Actors, and Positive Obligations (2016) This article argues that different regimes of horizontal effect adjudication invariably turn on different attitudes to state sovereignty. Aversions to horizontal effect are usually a reflection of an ... [more ▼] This article argues that different regimes of horizontal effect adjudication invariably turn on different attitudes to state sovereignty. Aversions to horizontal effect are usually a reflection of an apprehension regarding state sovereignty (understood as a threat to liberty) whereas endorsements of horizonal effect usually reflect a positive regard for state sovereingty (as a condition for liberty). [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 117 (7 UL)Abel-Preis an Mathematiker Lennart Carleson Molitor-Braun, Carine ; Article for general public (2006) Detailed reference viewed: 34 (0 UL)Abel-Preis für Mathematiker Mischa Gromov ; Schlichenmaier, Martin Article for general public (2009) Detailed reference viewed: 60 (4 UL)Abelian varieties over finitely generated fields and the conjecture of Geyer and Jarden on torsion Arias De Reyna Dominguez, Sara ; ; in Mathematische Nachrichten (2013), 286(13), 1269-1286 In this paper we prove the Geyer-Jarden conjecture on the torsion part of the Mordell-Weil group for a large class of abelian varieties defined over finitely generated fields of arbitrary characteristic ... [more ▼] In this paper we prove the Geyer-Jarden conjecture on the torsion part of the Mordell-Weil group for a large class of abelian varieties defined over finitely generated fields of arbitrary characteristic. The class consists of all abelian varieties with big monodromy, i.e., such that the image of Galois representation on l-torsion points, for almost all primes l, contains the full symplectic group. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 55 (2 UL)Abelian varieties over number fields, tame ramification and big Galois image Arias De Reyna Dominguez, Sara ; in Mathematical Research Letters (2013), 20(01), 1-17 Given a natural number n ≥ 1 and a number field K, we show the existence of an integer l_0 such that for any prime number l ≥ l_0 , there exists a finite extension F/K, unramified in all places above l ... [more ▼] Given a natural number n ≥ 1 and a number field K, we show the existence of an integer l_0 such that for any prime number l ≥ l_0 , there exists a finite extension F/K, unramified in all places above l, together with a principally polarized abelian variety A of dimension n over F such that the resulting l-torsion representation ρ_{A,l} : G_F → GSp(A[l]) is surjective and everywhere tamely ramified. In particular, we realize GSp_{2n}(F_l) as the Galois group of a finite tame extension of number fields F' /F such that F is unramified above l. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 62 (0 UL)Abelian varieties with tame and surjective Galois representations Arias De Reyna Dominguez, Sara Scientific Conference (2013, August) Detailed reference viewed: 23 (3 UL)Aberrant splicing of the tumor suppressor CYLD promotes the development of chronic lymphocytic leukemia via sustained NF-kappaB signaling. ; ; et al in Leukemia (2017), 32(1), 72-82 The pathogenesis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) has been linked to constitutive NF-kappaB activation but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Here we show that alternative splicing of ... [more ▼] The pathogenesis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) has been linked to constitutive NF-kappaB activation but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Here we show that alternative splicing of the negative regulator of NF-kappaB and tumor suppressor gene CYLD regulates the pool of CD5(+) B cells through sustained canonical NF-kappaB signaling. Reinforced canonical NF-kappaB activity leads to the development of B1 cell-associated tumor formation in aging mice by promoting survival and proliferation of CD5(+) B cells, highly reminiscent of human B-CLL. We show that a substantial number of CLL patient samples express sCYLD, strongly implicating a role for it in human B-CLL. We propose that our new CLL-like mouse model represents an appropriate tool for studying ubiquitination-driven canonical NF-kappaB activation in CLL. Thus, inhibition of alternative splicing of this negative regulator is essential for preventing NF-kappaB-driven clonal CD5(+) B-cell expansion and ultimately CLL-like disease. [less ▲] Detailed reference viewed: 27 (3 UL) |
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