The Proceedings of SAIP2018, the 63^{rd} Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics
ISBN: 9780620854061
Publication Date: 18 November 2019
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Full Research Papers from the SAIP2018 Proceedings
Division A  Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and Material
Electronic and Optical Properties of LeadFree Hybrid Perovskite CH_{3}NH_{3}SnI_{3} from First Principles Calculations
I O Abdallah, D P Joubert and M S H Suleiman
Structural, elastic and electronic properties of binary titaniumbased shape memory alloys
M E Baloyi, R Modiba, P E Ngoepe and H R Chauke
First principles investigation of structural, elastic, electronic and optical properties of Barium selenogermanate, Ba_{2}GeSe_{4}
A Barde and D P Joubert
Growth and structural characterization of germanium on Pt(111)
C Dansou, G B Geetha, E Carleschi and B P Doyle
A numerical study of heterogeneous annealing in a finite onedimensional geometry
J Lethoba, P M Bokov and P A Selyshchev
ZnO nanoparticles doped with cobalt and indium mechanochemically for methane gas sensing application
M F Manamela, T E Mosuang and B W Mwakikunga
First principle studies of palladium nanoparticles on titanium dioxide surfaces for catalytic application
A F Mazibuko, R G Diale, H R Chauke and P E Ngoepe
Effect of temperature on the structure and dynamic properties of metal sulphide nanostructures via molecular dynamics simulation
M A Mehlape, T G Mametja, T E Letsoalo and P E Ngoepe
Lattice thermal conductivity of bulk PtTe_{2} and PtSe_{2}
H A H Mohammed, D P Joubert and G M D Nguimdo
Magnetic and physical properties of new hexagonal compounds PrPt_{4}X (X = Ag, Au)
M O Ogunbunmi and A M Strydom
Crystal structure and thermodynamic properties of the noncentrosymmetric PrRu_{4}Sn_{6} caged compound
M O Ogunbunmi and A M Strydom
Thermoelectric properties of CdGa_{2}O_{4} spinel
E Rugut, D P Joubert and G Jones
The structural, electronic, and optical properties of CH_{3}NH_{3}PbI_{3}
A S A Sidahmed and D P Joubert
Structural and optical properties of spin coated graphene oxide films
B C Tladi, R E Kroon and H C Swart
Division B  Division for Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics
A comparative study of the high fluence neutron radiation effects on the properties of plastic scintillator UPS 923A for the TileCal of the ATLAS detector
V Baranov, Y I Davydov, R Erasmus, C O Kureba, J E Mdhluli, B Mellado, G Mokgatitswane, E Sideras Haddad, I Vasilyev and P N Zhmurin
AdS/CFT predictions for correlations, suppression, and flow of heavy flavours at RHIC and LHC
R Hambrock and W A Horowitz
Performance of missing transverse energy reconstruction in pp collisions at 13 TeV in the diphoton channel with ATLAS
S Liao, B Mellado and X Ruan
Background estimation for multilepton and bjets analysis at ATLAS at the LHC
J Monnakgotla, L Mokoena, L Mashishi, Y H Jimenez and B Mellado
Studying the effects of pileup on the leptonic properties in the H → ZZ → 4ℓ channel using the ATLAS detector
O Mtintsilana and T Lagouri
Mitigating the effect of fake missing energy using Machine learning technique in the ATLAS experiment
K G Tomiwa, X Ruan and B Mellado
Division C  Division for Photonics
Measurements of phase distortions through pulse characterization
G O Dwapanyin, G W Bosman, P H Neethling and E G Rohwer
Using optical tweezers to measure the forces exerted by molecular motors in onion cells
A Erasmus, G W Bosman, P H Neethling and E G Rohwer
The effect of photobiomodulation at 660 nm on the differentiation of diabetic wounded WS1 human fibroblasts into myofibroblasts
D R Mokoena, N N Houreld, S S Dhilip Kumar and H Abrahamse
Investigation of a specifically targeted photosynthetic nanoparticle drug delivery system for enhanced photodynamic therapy treatment of metastatic melanoma
C Naidoo, C A Kruger and H Abrahamse
Simulation of timedomain terahertz ellipsometry measurements towards data extraction
S Smith, P Neethling and E Rohwer
Division D1  Division for Astrophysics
Dark matter gets DAMPE
G Beck and S Colafrancesco
Probing the intergalactic magnetic field through observations of highenergy gamma rays produced by electromagnetic cascades
B Bisschof, B van Soelen and P J Meintjes
GammaGamma Absorption in γray Binaries
D C du Plooy and B van Soelen
Hα images of nearby galaxy groups NGC193 and NGC940
S Hattingh, S I Loubser, A Babul and E O’Sullivan
Star formation histories of Brightest Group Galaxies in CLoGS
O C Havenga, S I Loubser, E O'Sullivan, A Babul and A Ratsimbazafy
Search for Gammaray emission in the White Dwarf pulsar of AR Scorpii
Q Kaplan, H J van Heerden, P J Meintjes, A Odendaal and R Britto
The search for γray emission from AE Aquarii using FermiLAT Pass 8 Data pipeline 20082018
S T Madzime, H J van Heerden, P J Meintjes, A Odendaal and R J Britto
Did Dark Matter Kill the Dinosaurs?
M Sarkis and G Beck
Probing quantum gravity at low energies
J Tarrant, G Beck, and S Colafranesco
Implications for gammaray production from updated orbital parameters for LMC P3 with SALT/HRS
B van Soelen, N Komin, D du Plooy, P V ais anen and A Kniazev
Division D2  Division for Space Science
dSECS: Including Variometers in Geomagnetic Field Interpolation
M J Heyns, S I Lotz and C T Gaun
Division E  Division for Physics Education
The relativistic length transformation: more than a Lorentz contraction
R E Kroon
Division F  Division for Applied Physics
Migration behaviour of selenium implanted into polycrystallineSiC
Z A Y Abdalla, T T Hlatshwayo, E G Njoroge, M Mlambo, E Wendler, J B Malherbe
Photodynamic therapy using Sulfonated Aluminium Phthalocyanine mix for the eradication of cervical cancer: an in vitro study
E P Chizenga and H Abrahamse
Experimental and Numerical Measurement of the thermal performance for parabolic trough solar concentrators
K Mohamad and P Ferrer
Tuning the Bandgap of Bulk Molybdenum Disulphide using Defects
P V Mwonga, S R Naidoo, A Quandt and K I Ozoemena
DFT Study of selected croconate dye molecules for application in dye sensitized solar cells
T S Ranwaha, N E Maluta and R R Maphanga
Division G  Division for Theoretical and Computational Physics
Quasinormal modes of spin3/2 fields in Ddimensional ReissnerNordström black hole spacetimes using the continued fraction method
A S Cornell and G E Harmsen
Full phase space simulation of the relativistic Boltzmann equation in the context of heavyion collisions
E W Grunow and A Peshier
BoseEinstein condensation from a gluon transport equation
B A Harrison and A Peshier
Quantitative Predictions of Heavy Flavor Photon Bremsstrahlung in Heavy Ion Collisions from AdS/CFT
W A Horowitz
Oscillating cosmological correlations in f(R) gravity
N Namane, H Sami and A Abebe
Using the Ultrarelativistic Quantum Molecular Dynamics (UrQMD) model to extract the thermal conductivity transport coefficient of hadron gas
T Nemakhavhani and A Muronga