The Proceedings of SAIP2017, the 62^{nd} Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics
ISBN: 9780620820776
Publication Date: 31 December 2018
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Full Research Papers from the SAIP2017 Proceedings
Division A  Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials
Investigation of Thermoelectric Properties of CH_{3}NH_{3}PbI_{3}: Density Functional Theory and Boltzmann Transport Calculations
I O Abdallah, D P Joubert and M S H Suleiman
Firstprinciples investigation of lattice thermal conductivity and structural stability of CH_{3}NH_{3}PbI_{3}
I O Abdallah, D P Joubert and M S H Suleiman
The role of the preexponential factor in the segregation profiles of Cu(111)SnSb and Cu(100)SnSb ternary alloys
J K O Asante and W D Roos
Quasiparticle band structure and optical properties of alphaMnO_{2}: a beyond density functional theory investigation
M Chepkoech, D P Joubert and G O Amolo
Intermediate valence behavior in the new ternary compound Yb_{13}Pd_{40}Sn_{31}
R F Djoumessi, A M Strydom, F Gastaldo, I Curlik; M Reiffers and M Giovannini
Mechanical milling effect on the structural and magnetic properties of sintered La_{0.67}Sr_{0.33}MnO_{3}
I P Ezekiel, T Moyo and S Dlamini
Predicting the Mo substitution and vacancycomplex induced electrical defect levels in Ge
E Igumbor, O Olaniyan, R E Mapasha, H T Danga and W E Meyer
Analysis of the structure, particle morphology and photoluminescent properties of green emitting BaB_{8}O_{13}:Ce^{3+} phosphor
M A Lephoto, K G Tshabalala, S J Motloung and O M Ntwaeaborwa
Firstprinciples stability study of olivine NaMPO_{4} (M: Mn, Fe,Co)
N L Lethole, H R Chauke and P E Ngoepe
Optimisation of inorganicorganic photoactive hybrid thin films
S S Magubane, T F G Muller, C J Oliphant and C J Arendse
Structural and thermodynamic properties of ZrNbCo compound.
M M Malebati, P E Ngoepe and H R Chauke
The structural and sensing properties of cobalt and indium doped zinc oxide nanopowders synthesised through high energy ball milling technique
M F Manamela, T E Mosuang and B W Mwakikunga
Mechanical properties and temperature dependence of B19 Ti_{50x}Zr_{x}Pt_{50} shape memory alloys
M P Mashamaite, H R Chauke and P E Ngoepe
Bias enhanced nucleation and growth for improving the optomechanical properties of diamondlike carbon films
W M Mbiombi, B A Mathe, D Wamwangi, R Erasmus and D G Billing
Atomistic simulation of the structure and elastic properties of pentlandite structure (Ir_{9}S_{8})
M A Mehlape, D Tanzwani and P E Ngoepe
Computational modelling study of the Ti_{50}Pt_{50x}Cu_{x} shape memory alloys
R Modiba, H Chikwanda and P E Ngoepe
The effect of thiol collectors on nickelrich (110) pentlandite surface using density functional theory
P P Mkhonto, H R Chauke and P E Ngoepe
GasSensing Properties of TiO_{2} Nanoparticles Double Doped with Ag and Cu
O O Nubi and T E Mosuang
Investigation of the magnetic ground state of PrRu_{2}Ga_{8} compound
M O Ogunbunmi and A M Strydom
Numerical simulation of structural, electronic and optical properties of vanadium diselenide (VSe_{2})
E Rugut, D Joubert and G Jones
Elastic properties of chalcogenide based phase change memories by surface Brillouin scattering
D Wamwangi, B Mathe, M Baloi, D G Billing, C Persch, M Salinga and M Wuttig
Thermoelectic properties of Sm_{3}Rh_{4}Ge_{13}
S P Xhakaza, B M Sondezi and A M Strydom
Division B  Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics
Measurements of natural radioactivity in soil using an array of cerium doped lanthanum bromide scintillator detectors
M Bashir, R T Newman and P Jones
Investigating the diffusion of Xe implanted into glassy carbon
M Y A Ismail, J B Malherbe, O S Odutemowo, T T Hlatshwayo, E G Njoroge and E Wendler
Calculation of the energy produced from radiative capture in SAFARI1
L Jurbandam, O M Zamonsky
The impact of an extended Inner Detector tracker on the W+W+jj measurement in pp collisions at the HighLuminosity LHC with the upgraded ATLAS detector
C Lee, R van Tonder and S Yacoob
Highfidelity modelling of the ETRR2 research reactor
M Mashau, S A Groenewald and F A van Heerden
Assessing the impact of rock phosphate storage on uranium and thorium concentration in soil samples from Richards Bay using neutron activation analysis
F B Masok, P L Masiteng, R D Mavunda, P P Maleka and H Winkler
Composite Scintillators  A new type of radiation hard scintillator
J E Mdhluli, Yu I Davydov, V Baranov, S Mthembu, R Erasmus, H Jivan, B Mellado, E SiderasHaddad, A Boyarintsev, T Nepokupnaya, Y Onufriyev and I Vasiliev
Geometrical validation of New Small Wheel simulation software
C Mwewa, V Cairo, A Dell'Acqua, A Hamilton, V Martinez and S Yacoob
Reconstruction of missing energy in events with two photons at the ATLAS detector in Large Hadron Collider
K G Tomiwa, X Ruan, S Liao and B Mellado
Performance of various event generators in describing multijet final states at the LHC
S von Buddenbrock
Production of the Madala boson in association with top quarks
S von Buddenbrock
Division C  Photonics
Cell death induced by combination of Phthalocyanine photosensitizer and Doxorubicin on MCF7 breast carcinoma cells.
E C Aniogo, B P George and H Abrahamse
Photobiomodulation activates the JAK/STAT signalling pathway in diabetic wounded cells in vitro
S W Jere, H Abrahamse and N N Houreld
Characterization of the spectral irradiance lamps at NMISA
M Mkabela, P Du Toit, R Sieberhagen and W Meyer
Analysis and Performance of a closed loop external cavity diode laser control system
V Opeolu, K Govender, A Wyngaard, O Nemraoui, G De Jager and J Scarrott
Experimental study of the weak field Zeeman spectra of ^{85}Rb and ^{87}Rb
A Wyngaard, G De Jager, C Steenkamp and K Govender
Division D1  Astrophysics
Division D2  Space Science
Division E  Education
Division F  Applied Physics
Simulation of Ground Level Spectral Solar Irradiance in Rwanda using LibRadtran.
M C Cyulinyana and H Winkler
A new DT neutron facility at UCT
T Hutton and A Buffler
Testing the scattering distribution of a photon in a turbid medium using Monte Carlo simulations
T Mabhengu, M C Cyulinyana and H Winkler
Computational comparison of a novel cavity absorber for parabolic trough solar concentrators
K Mohamad and P Ferrer
Numerical modelling of control rod calibrations and fuel depletion at the OPAL research reactor
R Mudau, D Botes and F A Van Heerden
The proposed improvements of the hydrometer calibration system using Cuckow's method at NMISA
B Ndlovu, R T Mautjana and D J Mabena
The MinPET diamond discovery technique
T Nemakhavhani, D Unwuchola, R C Andrew, M N H Cook, S H Connell, S E Ballestrero, U Uggerhoj, S Pape Moller, P Aggerholm, N Hertel and J A Swartz
Calculation of direct and di use solar irradiance components using a Slob Algorithm model in Gauteng conditions.
L C Nethwadzi and H Winkler
An investigation of synchronisation techniques for a handheld QKD device
S Pillay, M Mariola and F Petruccione
System control applications of lowpower radio frequency devices
R M van Rensburg, B Mellado and C J Sandrock
Division G  Theoretical and Computational Physics
