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Ultra low-mass star and substellar formation in sigma OrionisNov 07 2005The nearby young sigma Orionis cluster (~360 pc, ~3 Ma) is becoming one of the most important regions for the study of ultra low-mass star formation and its extension down to the mass regimes of the brown dwarfs and planetary-mass objects. Here, I introduce ... More

General study of superscaling in quasielastic $(e,e')$ and $(ν,μ)$ reactions using the relativistic impulse approximationApr 10 2006Jun 27 2006The phenomenon of superscaling for quasielastic lepton induced reactions at energies of a few GeV is investigated within the framework of the relativistic impulse approximation. A global analysis of quasielastic inclusive electron and charged-current ... More

Gaia and brown dwarfs from SpainAug 11 2014Gaia will not observe 50000 brown dwarfs, but about 100 times less. However, these <~ 500 brown dwarfs will be benchmarks for many substellar topics. It is possible to identify them in advance and make the list public to all astronomers worldwide through ... More

A TGAS/Gaia DR1 parallactic distance to the sigma Orionis clusterFeb 20 2017With the new Tycho-Gaia Astrometric Solution, I derive a new parallactic distance to the young sigma Orionis open cluster, which is a cornerstone region for studying the formation and evolution of stars and substellar objects from tens of solar masses ... More

The brightest stars of the sigma Orionis clusterJan 03 2007Context: The very young sigma Orionis cluster (about 3 Ma) is a cornerstone for the understanding of the formation of stars and substellar objects down to planetary masses. However, its stellar population is far to be completely known. Aims: This study ... More

(Sub-)stellar variability: from 20 M$_{\odot}$ to 13 M$_{\rm Jup}$Apr 20 2016Massive early-type stars vary; low-mass late-type brown dwarfs vary, too. I will make a short, but illustrative, summary of my previous studies on stellar and sub-stellar photometric variability (including the discovery of the most variable brown dwarf ... More

Stellar and substellar mass function of the young open cluster candidates Alessi 5 and beta MonocerotisNov 03 2010Although the stellar and substellar populations have been studied in various young and old open clusters, additional studies in clusters in the age range from 5 to 100 Myr is crucial (e.g. to give more constrains on initial mass function variation with ... More

A revisit to agglomerates of early-type Hipparcos starsJul 06 2008We study the spatial structure and sub-structure of regions rich in Hipparcos stars with blue B_T-V_T colours. These regions, which comprise large stellar complexes, OB associations, and young open clusters, are tracers of on-going star formation in the ... More

Cool dwarfs in wide multiple systems: Paper 2: A distant M8.5V companion to HD 212168 ABMar 19 2012DENIS J222644.3-750342 is a nearby, very-low-mass, M8.5 V-type star that has been repeatedly targeted by kinematic and activity studies. Thought to be an isolated star, it is actually a wide common-proper-companion at 265 arcsec from the bright G0 V Hipparcos ... More

Young stars and brown dwarfs surrounding Alnilam (eps Ori) and Mintaka (del Ori)Apr 14 2008Aims: We look for new regions for the search of substellar objects. Methods: Two circular areas, 45 arcmin-radius each, centred on the young massive star systems Alnilam and Mintaka in the Orion Belt, have been explored. The regions are very young (less ... More

Music and AstronomyOct 11 2008Oct 16 2008What do Brian May (the Queen's lead guitarist), William Herschel and the Jupiter Symphony have in common? And a white dwarf, a piano and Lagartija Nick? At first glance, there is no connection between them, nor between Music and Astronomy. However, there ... More

New deep XMM-Newton observations to the west of the sigma Orionis clusterSep 05 2008Aims: The objective of this study is to determine the general X-ray properties of the young stars in the external regions of the sigma Orionis cluster (tau ~ 3 Ma, d ~ 385 pc) and yield constraints on the X-ray emission of brown dwarfs. Methods: We carried ... More

Cool dwarfs in wide multiple systems. Paper 4: a common-proper-motion pair of two identical mid-M dwarfs separated by about 10000 AUJul 22 2012LSPM J0651+1843 and LSPM J0651+1845 are two high-proper-motion stars recently claimed to form a binary system, FMR 83, by Rica (2012). Here we characterize the system in detail, using astrometric and photometric data, and find that the pair consists of ... More

Strangeness on the nucleonJan 24 2014Observables from parity violation in elastic electron-nucleon scattering and neutral current quasi-elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering are employed as tools to improve the current knowledge on the strangeness content in the nucleon.

Music and astronomy. II. unitedsoundsofcosmosNov 18 2016We have been congratulated on the stage by a Nobel laureate (he was our curtain raiser), played our music in planetariums, museums, observatories throughout Spain and at the end of the meeting of the ESO telescopes time allocation committee, shocked audiences ... More

One dimensional scattering of a two body interacting system by an infinite wallOct 24 2010The one-dimensional scattering of a two body interacting system by an infinite wall is studied in a quantum-mechanical framework. This problem contains some of the dynamical features present in the collision of atomic, molecular and nuclear systems. The ... More

Uncorrelated scattering approximation for the scattering and break-up of weakly bound nuclei on heavy targetsMay 07 2001The scattering of a weakly bound (halo) projectile nucleus by a heavy target nucleus is investigated. A new approach, called the Uncorrelated Scattering Approximation, is proposed. The main approximation involved is to neglect the correlation between ... More

Uncorrelated scattering approximation revisitedMay 21 2004May 24 2004The formalism to describe the scattering of a weakly bound projectile nucleus by a heavy target is investigated, using the Uncorrelated Scattering Approximation. The main assumption involved is to neglect the correlation between the fragments of the projectile ... More

Analysis of Meson Exchange and Isobar Currents in (e,e'p) Reactions from O-16Apr 12 1999Apr 13 1999An analysis of the effects of meson exchange and isobar currents in exclusive (e,e'p) processes from O-16 under quasi-free kinematics is presented. A model that has probed its feasibility for inclusive quasi-elastic (e,e') processes is considered. Sensitivity ... More

Contamination by field late-M, L and T dwarfs in deep surveysMay 29 2008Jun 01 2008Context: Deep photometric surveys for substellar objects in young clusters and for high-redshift quasars are affected by contaminant sources at different heliocentric distances.If not correctly taken into account, the contamination may have a strong effect ... More

HRC-I/Chandra X-ray observations towards sigma OrionisJun 21 2010Aims: We investigated the X-ray emission from young stars and brown dwarfs in the sigma Orionis cluster (tau~3 Ma, d~385 pc) and its relation to mass, presence of circumstellar discs, and separation to the cluster centre by taking advantage of the superb ... More

Relativistic descriptions of quasielastic charged-current neutrino-nucleus scattering: application to scaling and superscaling ideasMar 03 2011May 20 2011The analysis of the recent experimental data on charged-current neutrino-nucleus scattering cross sections measured at MiniBooNE requires fully relativistic theoretical descriptions also accounting for the role of final state interactions. In this work ... More

Induced Nucleon Polarization and Meson-Exchange Currents in (e,e'p) ReactionsFeb 02 2004May 11 2004Nucleon recoil polarization observables in $(e,e'\vec{p})$ reactions are investigated using a semi-relativistic distorted-wave model which includes one- and two-body currents with relativistic corrections. Results for the induced polarization asymmetry ... More

Meson Exchange Currents in (e,e'p) recoil polarization observablesMay 26 2003Jul 31 2003A study of the effects of meson-exchange currents and isobar configurations in $A(\vec{e},e'\vec{p})B$ reactions is presented. We use a distorted wave impulse approximation (DWIA) model where final-state interactions are treated through a phenomenological ... More

An Aladin-based search for proper-motion companions to young stars in the Local Association, Tucana-Horologium and beta PictorisJan 20 2012We have used the Aladin sky atlas of the Virtual Observatory to look for new common proper-motion pairs in three young stellar kinematic groups: Local Association (~10-120 Ma), Tucana-Horologium (~30 Ma) and ? Pictoris (~12 Ma). We have found 9 new and ... More

A third massive star component in the σ Orionis AB systemAug 23 2011We report on the detection of a third massive star component in the \sigma\ Orionis AB system, traditionally considered as a binary system. The system has been monitored by the IACOB spectroscopic survey of Northern Massive stars program, obtaining 23 ... More

Skewed recoil polarization in (e,e'p) reactions from polarized nucleiNov 11 2004The general formalism describing $\vec{A}(\vec{e},e'\vec{p})B$ reactions, involving polarization of the electron beam, target and ejected proton, is presented within the framework of the relativistic plane wave impulse approximation for medium and heavy ... More

Using electron scattering to constrain the axial-vector form factorJan 16 2015We present an analysis of elastic and quasielastic parity-violating (PV) electron scattering processes. These reactions can help to constrain the weak neutral current form factors of the nucleon that play an essential role in the description of neutrino ... More

Cool dwarfs in wide multiple systems. Paper 5: New astrometry of 54 wide pairs with M dwarfsJan 21 2015We investigate the membership in double, triple or higher-order-multiplicity systems of 54 pairs with at least one bright M dwarf in the solar neighbourhood. These M dwarfs are potential targets of radial-velocity surveys for exoplanets. We measure angular ... More

Parity Violation in Elastic Electron-Nucleon Scattering: Strangeness Content in the NucleonNov 29 2011Oct 05 2012Parity violation in elastic electron-nucleon scattering is studied with the basic goal of improving the understanding of electroweak hadronic structure with special emphasis on the strangeness content in the nucleon. Models for the parity-violating (PV) ... More

Kinematical relativistic effects in $(\vec{e},e'\vec{N})$ reactionsJan 03 2002Apr 05 2002Kinematical relativistic effects are analyzed within the plane-wave impulse approximation for outgoing nucleon polarized responses in coincidence electron scattering. Following recent approaches for non-relativistic reductions of the electromagnetic current ... More

The high-energy emission from GX 339-4 as seen with INTEGRAL and XMM-NewtonDec 07 2008GX 339--4 is a well-known microquasar. In this contribution we show the obtained results with the INTEGRAL and XMM-Newton observatories of the outburst undertaken on 2007. The observations cover spectral evolution from the hard, soft intermediate states ... More

Parity violation in quasielastic electron-nucleus scattering within the relativistic impulse approximationJan 17 2015We study parity violation in quasielastic (QE) electron-nucleus scattering using the relativistic impulse approximation. Different fully relativistic approaches have been considered to estimate the effects associated with the final-state interactions. ... More

Kinematical versus dynamical relativistic effects in A(\vec{e},e'\vec{p})BJul 30 2001The relativistic mean field approach is applied to the description of coincidence $A(e,e'p)B$ reactions where both the incident electron beam and knockout proton are polarized. Effects introduced by the dynamical enhancement of the lower components of ... More

RPWIA analysis of dynamical relativistic contributions in $^{16}O(\vec{e},e'\vec{p})$ reactionsJan 03 2002Apr 05 2002Coincidence scattering of polarized electrons from nuclei with polarization transfer to outgoing nucleons is studied within the context of relativistic mean field theory. Effects introduced by the dynamical enhancement of the lower components of the bound ... More

Rubidium resonant squeezed light from a diode-pumped optical-parametric oscillatorJul 27 2008We demonstrate a diode-laser-pumped system for generation of quadrature squeezing and polarization squeezing. Due to their excess phase noise, diode lasers are challenging to use in phase-sensitive quantum optics experiments such as quadrature squeezing. ... More

Generalized scattering-matrix approach for magneto-optics in periodically patterned multilayer systemsFeb 07 2012We present here a generalization of the scattering-matrix approach for the description of the propagation of electromagnetic waves in nanostructured magneto-optical systems. Our formalism allows us to describe all the key magneto-optical effects in any ... More

Analysis of the MINERvA antineutrino double-differential cross sections within the SuSAv2-MEC modelJul 27 2018Oct 16 2018We compare the results of the SuSAv2 model including meson-exchange currents (MEC) with the recent measurement of the quasielastic-like double differential antineutrino cross section on hydrocarbon performed by the MINERvA Collaboration. The relativistic ... More

Parity violation and dynamical relativistic effects in $(\vec{e},e'N)$ reactionsJan 17 2015It is well known that coincidence quasielastic $(\vec{e},e'N)$ reactions are not appropriate to analyze effects linked to parity violation due the presence of the fifth electromagnetic (EM) response $R^{TL'}$. Nevertheless, in this work we develop a fully ... More

Cool dwarfs in wide multiple systems. Paper 6: A curious quintuple system of a compact Sun-like triple and a close pair of an M dwarf and a very cool white dwarf at a wide separationAug 17 2018The system WDS 16329+0315 is an old, nearby quintuple physical system in the thick Galactic disc formed by a close-resolved, triple primary of solar metallicity, namely HD 149162, and a very wide, common proper motion, secondary pair, formed by the mid-M ... More

Wide sigma Orionis binaries resolved by UKIDSSJul 03 2017In spite of its importance for the study of star formation at all mass domains, the nearby young sigma Orionis cluster still lacks a comprehensive survey for multiplicity. We try to fill that observational gap by looking for wide resolved binaries with ... More

Identification of blue high proper motion objects in the Tycho-2 and 2MASS catalogues using Virtual Observatory toolsSep 17 2010May 23 2011With available Virtual Observatory tools, we looked for new bright blue high proper motion objects in the entire sky: white dwarfs, hot subdwarfs, runaway OB stars, and early-type stars in nearby young moving groups. We performed an all-sky cross-match ... More

Global analysis of parity-violating asymmetry data for elastic electron scatteringMar 20 2014Jul 18 2014We perform a statistical analysis of the full set of parity-violating asymmetry data for elastic electron scattering including the most recent high precision measurement from $Q$-weak. Given the basis of the present analysis, our estimates appear to favor ... More

A review on substellar objects beyond the deuterium burning mass limit: planets, brown dwarfs or what?Aug 23 2018"Free-floating, non-deuterium-burning, substellar objects" are isolated bodies of a few Jupiter masses found in very young open clusters and associations, nearby young moving groups and in the immediate vicinity of the Sun. They are neither brown dwarfs ... More

Cool dwarfs in wide multiple systems: Paper I: Two mid-M dwarfs in a loosely-bound common-proper-motion pairDec 03 2011Mar 19 2012This is the first of a series of works devoted to investigate cool dwarfs in wide multiple systems. Here, I present Koenigstuhl 4 A and B, two bright, intermediate M dwarfs with a common high proper-motion and separated by 299 arcsec. At the most probable ... More

Spatial distribution of stars and brown dwarfs in sigma OrionisOct 05 2007I have re-visited the spatial distribution of stars and high-mass brown dwarfs in the sigma Orionis cluster (~3 Ma, ~360 pc). The input was a catalogue of 340 cluster members and candidates at separations less than 30 arcmin to sigma Ori AB. Of them, ... More

The widest ultracool binaryDec 08 2006Aims: I test the ejection scenario of formation of brown dwarfs and very low-mass stars through the detection of a very wide ultracool binary. Methods: LEHPM 494 (M6.0 +/- 1.0 V) and DENIS-P J0021.0-4244 (M9.5 +/- 0.5 V) are separated by 1.3 arcmin and ... More

Stars and brown dwarfs in the sigma Orionis cluster. II. A proper motion studyJan 20 2010Feb 22 2010Aims: I seek to fully know the stellar and substellar populations in the young sigma Orionis open cluster, which is a benchmark for star-forming studies. Because of the very low proper motion of the cluster, late-type dwarfs with appreciable proper motion ... More

Dynamical parallax of sigma Ori AB: mass, distance and ageOct 18 2007The massive OB-type binary sigma Ori AB is in the centre of the very young sigma Orionis cluster. I have computed the most probable distances and masses of the binary for several ages using a dynamical parallax-like method. It incorporates the BVRIH-band ... More

X-ray pulsars: a reviewJun 14 2012Accreting X-ray pulsars are among the most luminous objects in the X-ray sky. In highly magnetized neutron stars (B~10^12 G), the flow of matter is dominated by the strong magnetic field. The general properties of accreting X-ray binaries are presented, ... More

Reaching the boundary between stellar kinematic groups and very wide binaries. II. alpha Lib + KU Lib: a common proper motion system in Castor separated by 1.0 pcJan 29 2010Feb 22 2010Aims: I investigate the gravitational binding of a nearby common proper motion system in the young Castor moving group (tau ~ 200 Ma), formed by the bright quadruple star alpha Lib (Zubenelgenubi) and the young solar analog KU Lib. The system has an exceptionally ... More

From 1000 AU to 1000 pc: high proper-motion stars in the solar neighbourhood, radio sources in the sigma Orionis cluster, and new X-ray stars surrounding AlnilamJan 18 2009Jan 20 2009The Virtual Observatory is useful. I summarise some of my works where I extensively use the Aladin sky atlas. Topics cover from the search and common proper motion confirmation of very low-mass stars and brown dwarfs in wide (rho > 1000 AU) binaries and ... More

A near-infrared/optical/X-ray survey in the centre of sigma OrionisMay 07 2007Because of the intense brightness of the OB-type multiple star system sigma Ori, the low-mass stellar and substellar populations close to the centre of the very young sigma Orionis cluster is poorly know. I present an IJHKs survey in the cluster centre, ... More

The occultation events of the Herbig Ae/Be star V1247 OriFeb 22 2010Aims: I study new deep (DeltaV ~ 1.20-1.65 mag) occultation events of the delta Scuti, Herbig Ae/Be star V1247 Ori in the Ori OB1 b association. Methods: I use the V-band ASAS light curve of V1247 Ori, which covers the last nine years, together with photometric ... More

Stars and brown dwarfs in the sigma Orionis cluster: the Mayrit catalogueOct 31 2007The young sigma Orionis cluster is an indispensable basis for understanding the formation and evolution of stars, brown dwarfs and planetary-mass objects. Our knowledge of its stellar population is, however, incomplete. I present the Mayrit catalogue, ... More

Formation, evolution and multiplicity of brown dwarfs and giant exoplanetsOct 11 2008This proceeding summarises the talk of the awardee of the Spanish Astronomical Society award to the the best Spanish thesis in Astronomy and Astrophysics in the two-year period 2006-2007. The thesis required a tremendous observational effort and covered ... More

Parallactic distances and proper motions of virtually all stars in the sigma Orionis cluster or: How I learned to get the most out of TOPCAT and love Gaia DR2May 14 2018May 18 2018Parallactic distances and proper motions of virtually all stars in the sigma Orionis cluster or: How I learned to get the most out of TOPCAT and love Gaia DR2

Stellar multipilicity in the σ Orionis cluster: a reviewAug 10 2014The nearby, young, extinction-free {\sigma} Orionis cluster is acknowledged as a cornerstone for studying the stellar and substellar formation and evolution, especially at very low masses. However, the relatively limited knowledge of multiplicity in the ... More

Gaia and sigma Orionis from 20 Msol to 3 MJup: the most complete and precise Initial Mass Function with a parallax determination?Dec 03 2011The sigma Orionis cluster is to date the star-forming region with the largest number of confirmed brown dwarfs and substellar objects below the deuterium burning mass limit. The most massive star, sigma Ori Aa, just in the cluster centre, is the \sim20Msol-mass ... More

Reaching the boundary between stellar kinematic groups and very wide binaries. The Washington Double Stars with the widest angular separationsAug 19 2009Aims. I look for and characterise very wide binaries and multiple systems with projected physical separations larger than s = 0.1 pc, which is generally believed to be a sharp upper limit to the distribution of wide binay semimajor axes. Methods. I investigated ... More

Stars and brown dwarfs, spatial distribution, multiplicity, X-rays, discs, and the complete mass function of the sigma Orionis clusterOct 11 2008The young sigma Orionis cluster in the Orion Belt is an incomparable site for studying the formation and evolution of high-mass, solar-like, and low-mass stars, brown dwarfs, and substellar objects below the deuterium burning mass limit. The first version ... More

Relativistic Models of Quasielastic Electron and Neutrino-Nucleus ScatteringOct 06 2009Relativistic models developed for the exclusive and inclusive quasielastic (QE) electron scattering have been extended to charged-current (CC) and neutral-current (NC) neutrino-nucleus scattering. Different descriptions of final-state interactions (FSI) ... More

Gauge and Lorentz invariant one-pion exchange currents in electron scattering from a relativistic Fermi gasApr 01 2002A consistent analysis of relativistic pionic correlations and meson-exchange currents for electroweak quasielastic electron scattering from nuclei is carried out. Fully-relativistic one-pion-exchange electromagnetic operators are developed for use in ... More

Delta-isobar relativistic meson exchange currents in quasielastic electron scatteringJan 08 2003Mar 24 2003We study the role of the $\Delta$-isobar current on the response functions for high energy inclusive quasielastic electron scattering from nuclei. We consider a general Lagrangian which is compatible with contact invariance and perform a fully relativistic ... More

Quaiselastic scattering from relativistic bound nucleons: Transverse-Longitudinal responseMay 14 1999Jun 07 1999Predictions for electron induced proton knockout from the $p_{1/2}$ and $p_{3/2}$ shells in $^{16}$O are presented using various approximations for the relativistic nucleonic current. Results for the differential cross section, transverse-longitudinal ... More

Consistent one-pion exchange currents in electron scattering from a relativistic Fermi gasJul 26 2001A set of fully relativistic one-pion-exchange electromagnetic operators is developed for use in one-particle emission reactions induced by electrons. To preserve the gauge invariance of the theory additional pionic correlation operators are required beyond ... More

Superscaling and Charge-changing Neutrino Cross SectionsSep 09 2005Sep 12 2005The superscaling function extracted from inclusive electron scattering data is used to predict high energy charge-changing neutrino cross sections in the quasi-elastic and $\Delta$ regions.

Relativistic Effects in Electromagnetic Meson-Exchange Currents for One-Particle Emission ReactionsJun 04 1998Oct 26 1998Following recent studies of non-relativistic reductions of the single-nucleon electromagnetic current operator, here we extend the treatment to include meson exchange current operators. We focus on one-particle emission electronuclear reactions. In contrast ... More

Using Electron Scattering Superscaling to predict Charge-changing Neutrino Cross Sections in NucleiSep 30 2004Dec 06 2004Superscaling analyses of few-GeV inclusive electron scattering from nuclei are extended to include not only quasielastic processes, but now also into the region where $\Delta$-excitation dominates. It is shown that, with reasonable assumptions about the ... More

Recent Developments in relativistic models for exclusive (e,e'p) reactionsSep 26 2001A comparison of impulse approximation calculations for the (e,e'p) reaction, based on the Dirac equation and the Schrodinger one is presented. Trivial (kinematics) differences are indicated, as well as how to remove them from the standard nonrelativistic ... More

Relativistic pionic effects in quasielastic electron scatteringJun 15 2001The impact of relativistic pionic correlations and meson-exchange currents on the response functions for electromagnetic quasielastic electron scattering from nuclei is studied in detail. Results in first-order perturbation theory are obtained for one-particle ... More

Relativistic effects in electromagnetic nuclear responses in the quasi-elastic delta regionMay 18 1999A new non-relativistic expansion in terms of the nucleon's momentum inside nuclear matter of the current for isobar electro-excitation from the nucleon is performed. Being exact with respect to the transferred energy and momentum, this yields new current ... More

Superscaling analysis of the Coulomb Sum Rule in quasielastic electron-nucleus scatteringDec 22 2009Mar 26 2010The Coulomb sum rule for inclusive quasielastic electron scattering in $^{12}$C, $^{40}$Ca and $^{56}$Fe is analyzed based on scaling and superscaling properties. Results obtained in the relativistic impulse approximation with various descriptions of ... More

Relativistic mean field approximation to the analysis of 16O(e,e'p)15N data at |Q^2|\leq 0.4 (GeV/c)^2Jan 18 2001May 30 2001We use the relativistic distorted wave impulse approximation to analyze data on 16O(e,e'p)15N at |Q^2|\leq 0.4 (GeV/c)^2 that were obtained by different groups and seemed controversial. Results for differential cross-sections, response functions and A_TL ... More

Momentum distribution of relativistic nuclei with Hartree-Fock mesonic correlationsJun 05 2002Sep 26 2002The impact of Hartree-Fock correlations on the nuclear momentum distribution is studied in a fully relativistic one boson exchange model. Hartree-Fock equations are exactly solved to first order in the coupling constants. The renormalization of the Dirac ... More

Relativistic models for electron and neutrino-nucleus scatteringSep 03 2009Relativistic models developed for the exclusive and inclusive quasielastic (QE) electron scattering have been extended to charged-current (CC) and neutral-current (NC) neutrino-nucleus scattering. Different descriptions of final-state interactions (FSI) ... More

Final-state interactions and superscaling in the semi-relativistic approach to quasielastic electron and neutrino scatteringDec 13 2006The semi-relativistic approach to electron and neutrino quasielastic scattering from nuclei is extended to include final-state interactions. Starting with the usual non-relativistic continuum shell model, the problem is relativized by using the semi-relativistic ... More

Cool dwarfs in wide multiple systems. Paper 3: Two common-proper-motion, late-type stars separated by over 11 arcminMay 24 2012LP 209-28 and LP 209-27 have similar proper motions as tabulated by several catalogues. Using seven astrometric epochs spanning 59 years, we confirm a common tangential velocity by measuring a constant angular separation of rho = 666.62+/-0.09 arcsec. ... More

Scaling and isospin effects in quasielastic lepton-nucleus scattering in the Relativistic Mean Field ApproachMay 10 2007The role of isospin in quasielastic electron scattering and charge-changing neutrino reactions is investigated in the relativistic impulse approximation. We analyze proton and neutron scaling functions making use of various theoretical descriptions for ... More

Preliminary results on a Virtual Observatory search for companions to Luyten starsOct 11 2008The Aladin sky atlas of the Virtual Observatory has shown to be a powerful and easy-handling tool for the discovery, confirmation, and characterisation of high proper-motion, multiple stellar systems of large separation in the solar vicinity. Some of ... More

Nuclear transparencies in relativistic A(e,e'p) modelsJan 20 2004Relativistic and unfactorized calculations for the nuclear transparency extracted from exclusive A(e,e'p) reactions for 0.3 \leq Q^2 \leq 10 (GeV/c)^2 are presented for the target nuclei C, Si, Fe and Pb. For Q^2 \geq 0.6 (GeV/c)^2, the transparency results ... More

Relativistic Models for Quasi-Elastic Neutrino-Nucleus ScatteringAug 25 2011Two relativistic approaches to charged-current quasielastic neutrino-nucleus scattering are illustrated and compared: one is phenomenological and based on the superscaling behavior of electron scattering data and the other relies on the microscopic description ... More

Relativistic analyses of quasielastic neutrino cross sections at MiniBooNE kinematicsApr 28 2011Two relativistic approaches are considered to evaluate the quasielastic double-differential and integrated neutrino-nucleus cross sections. One, based on the relativistic impulse approximation, relies on the microscopic description of nuclear dynamics ... More

The IBIS / ISGRI Source Location AccuracyFeb 27 2013We present here results on the source location accuracy of the INTEGRAL IBIS/ISGRI coded mask telescope, based on ten years of INTEGRAL data and on recent developments in the data analysis procedures. Data were selected and processed with the new Off-line ... More

Universal behavior of crystalline membranes: crumpling transition and Poisson ratio of the flat phaseNov 27 2015Feb 05 2016We revisit the universal behavior of crystalline membranes at and below the crumpling transition, which pertains to the mechanical properties of important soft and hard matter materials, such as the cytoskeleton of red blood cells or graphene. Specifically, ... More

Neutrino and antineutrino CCQE scattering in the SuperScaling Approximation from MiniBooNE to NOMAD energiesMay 29 2013Jul 02 2013We compare the predictions of the SuperScaling model for charged current quasielastic muonic neutrino and antineutrino scattering from $^{12}$C with experimental data spanning an energy range up to 100 GeV. We discuss the sensitivity of the results to ... More

Superscaling predictions for NC and CC quasi-elastic neutrino-nucleus scatteringDec 20 2010Quasielastic double differential neutrino cross sections can be obtained in a phenomenological model based on the superscaling behavior of electron scattering data. In this talk the superscaling approach (SuSA) is reviewed and its validity is tested in ... More

Meson-exchange currents and quasielastic antineutrino cross sections in the SuperScaling ApproximationDec 09 2011Mar 07 2012We evaluate quasielastic double-differential antineutrino cross sections obtained in a phenomenological model based on the superscaling behavior of electron scattering data and estimate the contribution of the vector meson-exchange currents in the 2p-2h ... More

Superscaling Predictions for Neutral Current Quasielastic Neutrino-Nucleus ScatteringFeb 13 2008The application of superscaling ideas to predict neutral-current (NC) quasielastic (QE) neutrino cross sections is investigated. Results obtained within the relativistic impulse approximation (RIA) using the same relativistic mean field potential (RMF) ... More

Semi-relativistic meson exchange currents in (e,e') and (e,e'p) reactionsFeb 03 2003May 20 2003Electron-induced one-nucleon knock-out observables are computed for moderate to high momentum transfer making use of semi-relativistic expressions for the one-body and two-body meson-exchange current matrix elements. Emphasis is placed on the semi-relativistic ... More

Relativistic current densities for bound spin-orbit partners and the longitudinal-transverse response in (e,e'p) processesSep 15 1998Scalar, baryon and vector--current densities in coordinate and momentum space are calculated within a relativistic mean--field model. The role of the low components of the bound nucleon wave function is investigated in detail for different spin--orbit ... More

Quasielastic Charged Current Neutrino-nucleus ScatteringDec 11 2006May 14 2007We provide integrated cross sections for quasielastic charged-current neutrino-nucleus scattering. Results evaluated using the phenomenological scaling function extracted from the analysis of experimental $(e,e')$ data are compared with those obtained ... More

Photometric variability of young brown dwarfs in the sigma Orionis open clusterJun 15 2004We have carried out multi-epoch, time-series differential I-band photometry of a large sample of objects in the south-east region of the young (~3 Myr), nearby (~350 pc) sigma Orionis open cluster. A field of ~1000 arcmin^2 was monitored during four nights ... More

A$(\vec{e},e'\vec{p})$B responses: from bare nucleons to complex nucleiDec 18 2003Jul 26 2004We study the occurrence of factorization in polarized and unpolarized observables in coincidence quasi-elastic electron scattering. Starting with the relativistic distorted wave impulse approximation, we reformulate the effective momentum approximation ... More

Meson Exchange Currents in (\vec{e},e'\vec{p}) observablesDec 12 2003Our main aim in this work is to study the effects of meson-exchange currents (MEC) over asymmetries and recoil polarization observables in A(e,e'p)B reactions. This DWIA+MEC model takes care of relativistic degrees of freedom by using semi-relativistic ... More

Photometric variability of a young, low-mass brown dwarfJun 19 2003We report differential I-band and J-band photometry of S Ori 45, a cool (M8.5), young (1-8 Myr) brown dwarf of the sigma Orionis cluster with a likely mass estimated at around 20 times the mass of Jupiter. We detect variability (amplitudes ranging from ... More

Spin dependent Momentum Distributions in Deformed NucleiNov 11 1994We study the properties of the spin dependent one body density in momentum space for odd--A polarized deformed nuclei within the mean field approximation. We derive analytic expressions connecting intrinsic and laboratory momentum distributions. The latter ... More

High Energy Sources Monitored with OMCOct 19 2008The Optical Monitoring Camera on-board INTEGRAL (OMC) provides Johnson V band photometry of any potentially variable source within its field of view. Taking advantage of the INTEGRAL capabilities allowing the simultaneous observation of different kind ... More

ASAS Light Curves of Intermediate Mass Eclipsing Binaries and the Parameters of HI MonApr 15 2011We present a catalog of 56 candidate intermediate mass eclipsing binary systems extracted from the 3rd data release of the All Sky Automated Survey. We gather pertinent observational data and derive orbital properties, including ephemerides, for these ... More

Meson-exchange currents and quasielastic neutrino cross sections in the SuperScaling Approximation modelOct 08 2010Nov 30 2010We evaluate the quasielastic double differential neutrino cross sections obtained in a phenomenological model based on the superscaling behavior of electron scattering data. We compare our results with the recent experimental data for neutrinos of MiniBooNE ... More