Anabalon, A. (2012). Exact black holes and universality in the backreaction of nonlinear sigma models with a potential in (A)dS(4). J. High Energy Phys., (6), 18 pp.
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to construct accelerated, stationary and axisymmetric exact solutions of the Einstein theory with self interacting scalar fields in (A)dS4. To warm up, the backreaction of the (non)minimally coupled scalar field is solved, the scalar field equations are integrated and all the potentials compatible with the metric ansatz and Einstein gravity are found. With these results at hand the nonlinear sigma model is tackled. The scalar field Lagrangian is generic; neither the coupling to the curvature, neither the metric in the scalar manifold nor the potential, are fixed ab initio. The unique assumption in the analysis is the metric ansatz: it has the form of the most general Petrov type D vacuum solution of general relativity; it is a a cohomogeneity two Weyl rescaling of the Carter metric and therefore it has the typical PlebanskiDemianski form with two arbitrary functions of one variable and one arbitrary function of two variables. It is shown, by an straightforward manipulation of the field equations, that the metric is completely integrable without necessity of specifiying anything in the scalar Lagrangian. This results is that the backreaction of the scalar fields, within this class of metrics, is universal. The metric functions generically show an explicit dependence on a dynamical exponent that allows to smoothly connect this new family of solutions with the actual PlebanskiDemianski spacetime. The remaining field equations imply that the scalar fields follow geodesics in the scalar manifold with an affine parameter given by a nonlinear function of the spacetime coordinates and define the onshell form of the potential plus a functional equation that it has to satisfy. To further find the exact form of the potential the simplest case associated to a flat scalar manifold is taken. The most general potential compatible with the Einstein theory and the metric ansatz is constructed in this case and it is shown that it has less symmetry than the maximal compact subgroup of the coset construction. Finally, the most general family of (A) dS4 static hairy black holes is explicitly constructed and its properties are outlined.

Dumais, J. (2021). Mechanics and hydraulics of pollen tube growth. New Phytol., 232(4), 1549–1565.
Abstract: All kingdoms of life have evolved tipgrowing cells able to mine their environment or deliver cargo to remote targets. The basic cellular processes supporting these functions are understood in increasing detail, but the multiple interactions between them lead to complex responses that require quantitative models to be disentangled. Here, I review the equations that capture the fundamental interactions between wall mechanics and cell hydraulics starting with a detailed presentation of James Lockhart's seminal model. The homeostatic feedbacks needed to maintain a steady tip velocity are then shown to offer a credible explanation for the pulsatile growth observed in some tipgrowing cells. Turgor pressure emerges as a central variable whose role in the morphogenetic process has been a source of controversy for more than 50 yr. I argue that recasting Lockhart's work as a process of chemical stress relaxation can clarify how cells control tip growth and help us internalise the important but passive role played by turgor pressure in the morphogenetic process.

Koch, B., Asenjo, F., & Hojman, S. (2022). Almost relevant corrections for direct measurements of electron's g factor. Phys. Rev. D., 105(5), 053004.
Abstract: We revisit the observable used for the direct measurements of the electron's g factor. This is done by considering the subleading effects of the large magnetic background field and virtual Standard Model processes. We find substantial corrections to the Landau levels of the electron. Implications for the observed magnetic moment and the tension between direct and indirect measurement are discussed.

Mahajan, S. M., & Asenjo, F. A. (2015). Hot Fluids and Nonlinear Quantum Mechanics. Int. J. Theor. Phys., 54(5), 1435–1449.
Abstract: A hot relativistic fluid is viewed as a collection of quantum objects that represent interacting elementary particles. We present a conceptual framework for deriving nonlinear equations of motion obeyed by these hypothesized objects. A uniform phenomenological prescription, to affect the quantum transition from a corresponding classical system, is invoked to derive the nonlinear Schrodinger, KleinGordon, and PauliSchrodinger and FeynmanGellMaan equations. It is expected that the emergent hypothetical nonlinear quantum mechanics would advance, in a fundamental way, both the conceptual understanding and computational abilities, particularly, in the field of extremely high energydensity physics.

Mellado, P. (2020). Timescales in the thermal dynamics of magnetic dipolar clusters. Phys. Rev. B, 102(21), 214442.
Abstract: The collective behavior of thermally active structures offers clues on the emergent degrees of freedom and the physical mechanisms that determine the lowenergy state of a variety of systems. Here, the thermally active dynamics of magnetic dipoles at square plaquettes is modeled in terms of Brownian oscillators in contact with a heat bath. Solution of the Langevin equation for a set of interacting xy dipoles allows the identification of the timescales and correlation length that reveal how interactions, temperature, damping, and inertia may determine the frequency modes of edge and bulk magnetic mesospins in artificial dipolar systems.

Mellado, P., Concha, A., & Rica, S. (2020). Magnetoelectric Effect in Dipolar Clusters. Phys. Rev. Lett., 125(23), 237602.
Abstract: We combine the anisotropy of magnetic interactions and the point symmetry of finite solids in the study of dipolar clusters as new basic units for multiferroics metamaterials. The Hamiltonian of magnetic dipoles with an easy axis at the vertices of polygons and polyhedra, maps exactly into a Hamiltonian with symmetric and antisymmetric exchange couplings. The last one gives rise to a DzyaloshinskiiMoriya contribution responsible for the magnetic modes of the systems and their symmetry groups, which coincide with those of a particle in a crystal field with spinorbit interaction. We find that the clusters carry spin current and that they manifest the magnetoelectric effect. We expect our results to pave the way for the rational design of magnetoelectric devices at room temperature

Mora, F., Coullet, P., Rica, S., & Tirapegui, E. (2018). Numerical path integral calculation of the probability function and exit time: an application to nongradient drift forces. Philos. Trans. R. Soc. AMath. Phys. Eng. Sci., 376(2135), 11 pp.
Abstract: We provide numerical solutions based on the path integral representation of stochastic processes for nongradient drift Langevin forces in the presence of noise, to follow the temporal evolution of the probability density function and to compute exit times even for arbitrary noise. We compare the results with theoretical calculations, obtaining excellent agreement in the weak noise limit. This article is part of the theme issue 'Dissipative structures in matter out of equilibrium: from chemistry, photonics and biology (part 2)'.

Parrado, C., Caceres, G., Bize, F., Bubnovich, V., Baeyens, J., Degreve, J., et al. (2015). Thermomechanical analysis of copperencapsulated NaNO3KNO3. Chem. Eng. Res. Des., 93, 224–231.
Abstract: The present paper presents a numerical study to investigate and assess the heat transfer behavior of a copper and salt composite. A mixture of nitrates, KNO3NaNO3, within a deformable spherical shell coating of copper will be used as an encapsulated phase change material, EPCM. In the context of a thermomechanical analysis of this EPCM, a simulation is proposed to determine its storage capacity and properties The melting, or solidification of the encapsulated PCM particles do not provoke cracking of the deformable shell. (C) 2014 The Institution of Chemical Engineers. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
