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  • Highly efficient conversion of laser energy to hard X-rays in high intensity laser-solid simulations

    Authors: S. Morris, A. Robinson, C. Ridgers
    DOI: 10.1063/5.0055398
    Submitted by Stuart_Morris      

    Why should we attempt to reproduce this paper?

    There are many applications to multi-MeV X-rays. Their penetrative properties make them good for scanning dense objects for industry, and their ionising properties can destroy tumours in radiotherapy. They are also around the energy of nuclear transitions, so they can trigger nuclear reactions to break down nuclear waste into medical isotopes, or to reveal smuggled nuclear-materials for port security. Laser-driven X-ray generation offers a compact and efficient way to create a bright source of X-rays, without having to construct a large synchrotron. To fully utilise this capability, work on optimising the target design and understanding the underlying X-ray mechanisms are essential. The hybrid-PIC code is in a unique position to model the full interaction, so its ease-of-use and reproducibility are crucial for this field to develop.

  • The role of conidia in the dispersal of Ascochyta rabiei

    Authors: Khaliq, I., Fanning, J., Melloy, P. et al.
    DOI: 10.1007/s10658-020-02126-2
    Submitted by hub-admin    

    Why should we attempt to reproduce this paper?

    I suggested a few papers last year. I’m hoping that we’ve improved our reproducibility with this one, this year. We’ve done our best to package it up both in Docker and as an R package. I’d be curious to know what the best way to reproduce it is found to be. Working through vignettes or spinning up a Docker instance. Which is the preferred method?

    Tags: R Docker
  • Determination of the fundamental absorption and optical bandgap of dielectric thin films from single optical transmittance measurements

    Authors: A. Tejada, L. Montañez, C. Torres, P. Llontop, L. Flores-Escalante, F. De Zela, A. Winnacker, and J. A. Guerra
    Submitted by hub-admin    

    Why should we attempt to reproduce this paper?

    We propose a simple method to retrieve optical constants from single optical transmittance measurements, in particular in the fundamental absorption region. The construction of needed envelopes is arbitrary and will depend on the user. However, the method should still be robust and deliver similar results.

  • Growth Dynamics of Independent Gametophytes of Pleurosoriopsis makinoi ( Polypodiaceae)

    Authors: Atsushi Ebihara, Joel H. Nitta, Yurika Matsumoto, Yuri Fukazawa, Marie Kurihara, Hitomi Yokote, Kaoru Sakuma, Otowa Azakami, Yumiko Hirayama, Ryoko Imaichi
    Submitted by joelnitta    
      Mean reproducibility score:   10.0/10   |   Number of reviews:   1
    Why should we attempt to reproduce this paper?

    It uses the drake R package that should make reproducibility of R projects much easier (just run make.R and you're done). However, it does depend on very specific package versions, which are provided by the accompanying docker image.

    Tags: R Docker Drake
  • Population structure and phenotypic variation of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum from dry bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) in the United States

    Authors: Kamvar ZN, Amaradasa BS, Jhala R, McCoy S, Steadman JR, Everhart SE
    DOI: 10.7717/peerj.4152
    Submitted by hub-admin    
      Mean reproducibility score:   6.0/10   |   Number of reviews:   1
    Why should we attempt to reproduce this paper?

    This paper is reproduced weekly in a docker container on continuous integration, but it is also set up to work via local installs as well. It would be interesting to see if it's reproducible with a human operator who knows nothing of the project or toolchain.

    Tags: R make Docker

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