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Qualitative and quantitative approaches in palaeohydrography: a case study from core-top parameters in the Gulf of Cadiz (2010)
Journal Article
Rogerson, M., Schönfeld, J., & Leng, M. J. (2011). Qualitative and quantitative approaches in palaeohydrography: a case study from core-top parameters in the Gulf of Cadiz. Marine Geology, 280(1-4), (150-167). doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2010.12.008. ISSN 0025-3227

Palaeoceanography relies on the assumption that parameters measureable in sediment cores correlate reliably to hydrographic parameters. Areas of dynamic watermass mixing, which generally have steep hydrographic gradients, therefore provide both a tem... Read More

Modelling of light extinction by soot particles (2010)
Journal Article
Zhang, Q., & Rubini, P. A. (2011). Modelling of light extinction by soot particles. Fire Safety Journal, 46(3), (96-103). doi:10.1016/j.firesaf.2010.11.002. ISSN 0379-7112

A simplified model for the prediction of light extinction through combustion generated smoke is presented. The model builds upon existing theory and available experimental data to account for the principal factors that influence light extinction in p... Read More

Quantitative prediction of the reduction of corrosion inhibitor effectiveness due to parasitic adsorption onto a competitor surface (2010)
Journal Article
Binks, B. P., Fletcher, P. D. I., Salama, I. E., Horsup, D. I., & Moore, J. A. (2011). Quantitative prediction of the reduction of corrosion inhibitor effectiveness due to parasitic adsorption onto a competitor surface. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 27(1), (469-473). doi:10.1021/la103570e. ISSN 0743-7463

We have investigated how the effectiveness of a corrosion inhibitor added to an aqueous solution to suppress the corrosion rate of steel is reduced by the addition of sand. The equilibrium adsorption isotherms of the inhibitor with respect to both th... Read More

E-services and the digital divide: The role of tertiary education in improving public engagement and trust in e-delivery of services (2010)
Book Chapter
Gordon, N. A. (2010). E-services and the digital divide: The role of tertiary education in improving public engagement and trust in e-delivery of services. Handbook of Research on E-Services in the Public Sector: E-Government Strategies and Advancements, 244-250. Information Science Reference. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61520-789-3.ch019

This chapter considers aspects relating to the role of tertiary (i.e. higher) education in improving the engagement of the public with government provided E-services. Some of the issues considered include those of tackling the digital divide - which... Read More

Functionalization of whole-cell bacterial reporters with magnetic nanoparticles (2010)
Journal Article
Zhang, D., Fakhrullin, R. F., Özmen, M., Wang, H., Wang, J., Paunov, V. N., …Huang, W. E. (2011). Functionalization of whole-cell bacterial reporters with magnetic nanoparticles. Microbial Biotechnology, 4(1), 89-97. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-7915.2010.00228.x

We developed a biocompatible and highly efficient approach for functionalization of bacterial cell wall with magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs). Three Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1 chromosomally based bioreporters, which were genetically engineered to express... Read More

Placentation and maternal investment in mammals (2010)
Journal Article
Capellini, I., Venditti, C., & Barton, R. A. (2011). Placentation and maternal investment in mammals. The American naturalist, 177(1), (86-98). doi:10.1086/657435. ISSN 0003-0147

The mammalian placenta exhibits striking interspecific morphological variation, yet the implications of such diversity for reproductive strategies and fetal development remain obscure. More invasive hemochorial placentas, in which fetal tissues direc... Read More

Development of a real-world direct interface for integrated DNA extraction and amplification in a microfluidic device (2010)
Journal Article
Shaw, K. J., Joyce, D., Docker, P. T., Dyer, C. E., Greenway, G. M., Greenman, J., & Haswell, S. J. (2011). Development of a real-world direct interface for integrated DNA extraction and amplification in a microfluidic device. Lab on a chip, 11(3), 443-448. https://doi.org/10.1039/c0lc00346h

Integrated DNA extraction and amplification have been carried out in a microfluidic device using electro-osmotic pumping (EOP) for fluidic control. All the necessary reagents for performing both DNA extraction and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) ampl... Read More

Selective retardation of perfume oil evaporation from oil-in-water emulsions stabilized by either surfactant or nanoparticles (2010)
Journal Article
Binks, B. P., Fletcher, P. D., Holt, B. L., Beaussoubre, P., & Wong, K. (2010). Selective retardation of perfume oil evaporation from oil-in-water emulsions stabilized by either surfactant or nanoparticles. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 26(23), (18024-18030). doi:10.1021/la103700g. ISSN 0743-7463

We have used dynamic headspace analysis to investigate the evaporation rates of perfume oils from stirred oil-in-water emulsions into a flowing gas stream. We compare the behavior of an oil of low water solubility (limonene) and one of high water sol... Read More

Mono- and tri-cationic porphyrin-monoclonal antibody conjugates: photodynamic activity and mechanism of action (2010)
Journal Article
Smith, K., Malatesti, N., Cauchon, N., Hunting, D., Lecomte, R., van Lier, J. E., …Boyle, R. W. (2011). Mono- and tri-cationic porphyrin-monoclonal antibody conjugates: photodynamic activity and mechanism of action. Immunology, 132(2), 256-265. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2567.2010.03359.x

Two cationic porphyrins bearing an isothiocyanate group for conjugation to monocolonal antibodies have been synthesized. The two porphyrins conjugated efficiently to three monoclonal antibodies (anti-CD104, anti-CD146 and anti-CD326), which recognize... Read More

Microfluidic synthesis of silica nanoparticles using polyethylenimine polymers (2010)
Journal Article
He, P., Greenway, G., & Haswell, S. J. (2011). Microfluidic synthesis of silica nanoparticles using polyethylenimine polymers. Chemical Engineering Journal, 167(2-3), 694-699. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2010.08.079

A microfluidic reactor system for the synthesis of silica nanoparticles has been developed from commercially available ETFE tubing (0.17-1.0 mm diameter) connected in series to support the hydrolysis, nucleation and particle growth based on a sol-gel... Read More

Adaptive evolution of four microcephaly genes and the evolution of brain size in anthropoid primates (2010)
Journal Article
Montgomery, S. H., Capellini, I., Venditti, C., Barton, R. A., & Mundy, N. I. (2011). Adaptive evolution of four microcephaly genes and the evolution of brain size in anthropoid primates. Molecular biology and evolution, 28(1), 625-638. doi:10.1093/molbev/msq237

The anatomical basis and adaptive function of the expansion in primate brain size have long been studied; however, we are only beginning to understand the genetic basis of these evolutionary changes. Genes linked to human primary microcephaly have re... Read More

Carbazole nematic liquid crystals (2010)
Journal Article
Bao, W., Billa, M. R., Kassireddy, K., Haro, M., Kelly, M. J., Kitney, S. P., …Kelly, S. M. (2010). Carbazole nematic liquid crystals. Liquid crystals, 37(10), 1289-1303. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678292.2010.504862

A number of calamitic 2,7-diary-N-alkyl-substituted carbazoles with an enantiotropic nematic phase have been prepared. Branching of the aliphatic chain attached to the nitrogen atom in the carbazole ring leads to significantly lower liquid crystal tr... Read More

Laboratory-Based Observations of Behaviour in Northern Krill (Meganyctiphanes norvegica Sars) (2010)
Book Chapter
Gaten, E., Wiese, K., & Johnson, M. L. (2010). Laboratory-Based Observations of Behaviour in Northern Krill (Meganyctiphanes norvegica Sars). In Advances in Marine Biology, 231-253. Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-381308-4.00008-X

The behaviour of planktonic animals remains poorly understood due to the difficulty of observing them in situ without influencing their behaviour. Here we review experiments on the behavioural responses of Northern krill, Meganyctiphanes norvegica (a... Read More

Spatial positioning in the selfish herd (2010)
Journal Article
Morrell, L. J., Ruxton, G. D., & James, R. (2011). Spatial positioning in the selfish herd. Behavioral ecology, 22(1), 16-22. doi:10.1093/beheco/arq157

The antipredator benefits of grouping are relatively well understood; however, predation risk often differs for individuals that occupy different positions within a group. The selfish herd hypothesis describes how individuals can reduce risk of preda... Read More

Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites - Potential for useful life and impact protection (2010)
Journal Article
Fancey, K. (2010). Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites - Potential for useful life and impact protection. Composites. Part B, Engineering, 41(6), (454-461). doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2010.05.002. ISSN 1359-8368

A viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composite (VPPMC) is produced by applying tension to polymeric fibres, the tensile load being released prior to moulding the fibres into a matrix. Following matrix solidification, compressive stresses i... Read More

Income-generating activities for young people in southern Africa: exploring AIDS and other constraints (2010)
Journal Article
Hajdu, F., Ansell, N., Robson, E., Van Blerk, L., & Chipeta, L. (2011). Income-generating activities for young people in southern Africa: exploring AIDS and other constraints. The Geographical journal, 177(3), 251-263. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4959.2010.00381.x

This paper reports on a study with rural young people (aged 10-24 years) in Malawi and Lesotho, focusing on their opportunities to learn skills and access capital and assets to engage in income-generating activities (IGAs). Participatory group exerci... Read More

Isolated word recognition of silent speech using magnetic implants and sensors (2010)
Journal Article
Gilbert, J. M., Rybchenko, S. I., Hofe, R., Ell, S. R., Fagan, M. J., Moore, R. K., & Green, P. (2010). Isolated word recognition of silent speech using magnetic implants and sensors. Medical engineering & physics, 32(10), 1189-1197. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.medengphy.2010.08.011

There are a number of situations where individuals wish to communicate verbally but are unable to use conventional means so called 'silent speech'. These include speakers in noisy and covert situations as well as patients who have lost their voice as... Read More

Filtering spatial error from DEMs: implicatons for morphological change estimation (2010)
Journal Article
Milan, D. J., Heritage, G. L., Large, A. R. G., & Fuller, I. C. (2011). Filtering spatial error from DEMs: implicatons for morphological change estimation. Geomorphology, 125(1), (160-171). doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.09.012. ISSN 0169-555X

Scour and fill estimation from digital elevation model (DEM) subtraction or differencing is an increasingly common technique in morphological and sediment transport investigations. The technique is commonly used to estimate scour and fill volumes and... Read More