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Synthesis of Ni-based catalysts by hexamethylenetetramine-nitrates solution combustion method for co-production of hydrogen and nanofibrous carbon from methane (2019)
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Kuvshinov, D. G., Kurmashov, P. B., Bannov, A. G., Popov, M. V., & Kuvshinov, G. G. (2019). Synthesis of Ni-based catalysts by hexamethylenetetramine-nitrates solution combustion method for co-production of hydrogen and nanofibrous carbon from methane. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 44(31), 16271-16286. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2019.04.179

It was shown that hexamethylenetetramine (HMT)is a new effective fuel for single-step solutions combustion synthesis (SCS)of supported Ni catalysts for methane decomposition into hydrogen and nanofibrous carbon. Several generalized chemical equations... Read More

Stabilization of Pd3−xIn1+x polymorphs with Pd-like crystal structure and their superior performance as catalysts for semi-hydrogenation of alkynes (2019)
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Johnston, S. K., Bryant, T. A., Strong, J., Lazzarini, L., Ibhadon, A. O., & Francesconi, M. G. (in press). Stabilization of Pd3−xIn1+x polymorphs with Pd-like crystal structure and their superior performance as catalysts for semi-hydrogenation of alkynes. ChemCatChem, https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201900391

Selective hydrogenation (semi-hydrogenation) reactions of alkynes rely on Pd-based catalysts to provide the correct pathway to favour formation of double bonds and avoid full hydrogenation to single bonds. Here, we present the preparation and charact... Read More

A patient tumour-on-a-chip system for personalised investigation of radiotherapy based treatment regimens (2019)
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Kennedy, R., Kuvshinov, D., Sdrolia, A., Kuvshinova, E., Hilton, K., Crank, S., …Greenman, J. (2019). A patient tumour-on-a-chip system for personalised investigation of radiotherapy based treatment regimens. Scientific reports, 9(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-42745-2

Development of personalised cancer models to predict response to radiation would benefit patient care; particularly in malignancies where treatment resistance is prevalent. Herein, a robust, easy to use, tumour-on-a-chip platform which maintains prec... Read More

A model to predict acoustic resonant frequencies of distributed Helmholtz resonators on gas turbine engines (2019)
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Wang, J., Rubini, P., Qin, Q., & Houston, B. (2019). A model to predict acoustic resonant frequencies of distributed Helmholtz resonators on gas turbine engines. Applied Sciences, 9(7), 1419. https://doi.org/10.3390/app9071419

Helmholtz resonators, traditionally designed as a narrow neck backed by a cavity, are widely applied to attenuate combustion instabilities in gas turbine engines. The use of multiple small holes with an equivalent open area to that of a single neck h... Read More

Rheological evaluation of the fabrication parameters of cellulose acetate butyrate membrane on CO2/N2 separation performance (2019)
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Lee, R., Jawad, Z., Ahmad, A., Chua, H., Ngang, H., & Zein, S. (2019). Rheological evaluation of the fabrication parameters of cellulose acetate butyrate membrane on CO2/N2 separation performance. In Z. A. Jawad (Ed.), Membrane Technology for CO2 Sequestration and Separation, 202-225. (1). Taylor & Francis

The rise in emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) mainly carbon dioxide (CO2) in recent years due to rapid development of modern civilisation, has been listed as the primary contributor to global warming. To address this global issue, membrane technolo... Read More

Monometallic and bimetallic catalysts based on Pd, Cu and Ni for hydrogen transfer deoxygenation of a prototypical fatty acid to diesel range hydrocarbons (2019)
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Cheah, K. W., Taylor, M. J., Osatiashtiani, A., Beaumont, S. K., Nowakowski, D. J., Yusup, S., …Kyriakou, G. (in press). Monometallic and bimetallic catalysts based on Pd, Cu and Ni for hydrogen transfer deoxygenation of a prototypical fatty acid to diesel range hydrocarbons. Catalysis Today, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2019.03.017

Bimetallic PdxNi(100-x) and PdxCu(100-x) structures of a wide compositional range supported on activated carbon were synthesised via a simple, cheap and commercially relevant method. The surface and bulk properties of both the bimetallic structures a... Read More

Characterizing and Modeling Bone Formation during Mouse Calvarial Development (2019)
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Marghoub, A., Libby, J., Babbs, C., Ventikos, Y., Fagan, M. J., & Moazen, M. (2019). Characterizing and Modeling Bone Formation during Mouse Calvarial Development. Physical review letters, 122(4), https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.048103

© 2019 American Physical Society. The newborn mammalian cranial vault consists of five flat bones that are joined together along their edges by soft fibrous tissues called sutures. Early fusion of these sutures leads to a medical condition known as c... Read More

Analytical and experimental study of an innovative multiple-throughout-flowing micro-channel-panels-array for a solar-powered rural house space heating system (2019)
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Fan, Y., Zhao, X., Li, G., Cheng, Y., Zhou, J., Yu, M., …Ma, X. (2019). Analytical and experimental study of an innovative multiple-throughout-flowing micro-channel-panels-array for a solar-powered rural house space heating system. Energy, 171, 566-580. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.01.049

This paper presents a combined analytical and experimental study of an innovative multiple-throughout-flowing micro-channel-panels-array applicable to a solar-powered rural house space heating system. This array, compared to the traditional one-to-on... Read More

Co2N nanoparticles embedded N-doped mesoporous carbon as efficient electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction (2018)
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Guo, D., Tian, Z., Wang, J., Ke, X., & Zhu, Y. (2019). Co2N nanoparticles embedded N-doped mesoporous carbon as efficient electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction. Applied Surface Science, 473, 555-563. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2018.12.204

Co-N-C electrocatalysts have attracted great attention in electrocatalytic ORR (oxygen reduction reaction) field. In this work, we propose to prepare Co2N nanoparticles embedded N-doped mesoporous carbon by a facile method including in situ copolymer... Read More

Free-sustaining three-dimensional S235 steel-based porous electrocatalyst for highly efficient and durable oxygen evolution (2018)
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Han, W., Kuepper, K., Hou, P., Akram, W., Eickmeier, H., Hardege, J., …Schäfer, H. (2018). Free-sustaining three-dimensional S235 steel-based porous electrocatalyst for highly efficient and durable oxygen evolution. ChemSusChem, 11(20), 3661-3671. doi:10.1002/cssc.201801351

A novel oxygen evolution reaction (OER) catalyst (3D S235-P steel) based on steel S235 substrate has been successfully prepared via a facile one-step surface modification. The standard Carbon Manganese steel was phosphorizated superficially leading t... Read More

Design and fabrication of whisker hybrid ceramic membranes with narrow pore size distribution and high permeability via co-sintering process (2018)
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Zou, D., Ke, X., Qiu, M., Chen, X., & Fan, Y. (2018). Design and fabrication of whisker hybrid ceramic membranes with narrow pore size distribution and high permeability via co-sintering process. Ceramics international, 44(17), 21159-21169. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2018.08.161

Ceramic microfiltration membranes (MF) with narrow pore size distribution and high permeability are widely used for the preparation of ceramic ultrafiltration membranes (UF) and in wastewater treatment. In this work, a whisker hybrid ceramic membrane... Read More

Long-term imaging of calcium dynamics using genetically encoded calcium indicators and automatic tracking of cultured cells (2018)
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Razlivanov, I., Liew, T., Moore, E. W., Al-Kathiri, A., Bartram, T., Kuvshinov, D., & Nikolaev, A. (2018). Long-term imaging of calcium dynamics using genetically encoded calcium indicators and automatic tracking of cultured cells. BioTechniques, 65(1), 37-39. https://doi.org/10.2144/btn-2018-0024

© 2018 Future Science. All rights reserved. Calcium dynamics is crucial for many signaling pathways and cell functions. Understanding how calcium regulates cell function often requires long-term imaging of calcium dynamics. Here we report a methodolo... Read More

In situ growth of ultrathin Co-MOF nanosheets on α-Fe 2 O 3 hematite nanorods for efficient photoelectrochemical water oxidation (2018)
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Zhang, Q., Wang, H., Dong, Y., Yan, J., Ke, X., Wu, Q., & Xue, S. (2018). In situ growth of ultrathin Co-MOF nanosheets on α-Fe 2 O 3 hematite nanorods for efficient photoelectrochemical water oxidation. Solar Energy, 171, 388-396. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2018.06.086

Efficient charge transport is an important factor in photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting. The charge transfer at the semiconductor/electrolyte interface is of great importance, especially for the complex water oxidation reaction. In this study... Read More

Synergistic effects of lignin and cellulose during pyrolysis of agricultural waste. (2018)
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Volpe, R., Zabaniotou, A. A., & Skoulou, V. (2018). Synergistic effects of lignin and cellulose during pyrolysis of agricultural waste. Energy and Fuels, 32(8), 8420-8430. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b00767

© 2018 American Chemical Society. Varying lignin and cellulose contents in agro-waste cause feed-stock to respond differently during their thermochemical conversion. The effect of pyrolysis temperature (400, 500, 600oC) and feedstock composition on p... Read More

Investigation and simulation of the transport of gas containing mercury in microporous silica membranes (2018)
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Ji, G., George, A., Skoulou, V., Reed, G., Millan, M., Hooman, K., …Diniz da Costa, J. C. (2018). Investigation and simulation of the transport of gas containing mercury in microporous silica membranes. Chemical engineering science, 190, 286-296. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2018.06.006

This work investigates the effect of condensable Hg vapour on the transport of N2 gas across cobalt oxide silica (CoOxSi) membranes. Experimental results suggest that Hg significantly affects N2 permeation at 100 and 200°C, though this effect is negl... Read More

Cell lysis and detoxification of cyanotoxins using a novel combination of microbubble generation and plasma microreactor technology for ozonation (2018)
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Pandhal, J., Siswanto, A., Kuvshinov, D., Zimmerman, W. B., Lawton, L., & Edwards, C. (2018). Cell lysis and detoxification of cyanotoxins using a novel combination of microbubble generation and plasma microreactor technology for ozonation. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.00678

© 2018 Pandhal, Siswanto, Kuvshinov, Zimmerman, Lawton and Edwards. There has been a steady rise in the incidences of algal blooms globally, and worryingly, there is increasing evidence that changes in the global climate are leading to a shift toward... Read More

Shaping metal–organic framework materials with a honeycomb internal structure (2018)
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Zhang, Y., Cai, J., Zhang, D., Ke, X., & Zhang, L. (2018). Shaping metal–organic framework materials with a honeycomb internal structure. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 54(30), 3775-3778. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8cc01289j

A self-assembly technology allows metal–organic framework materials to constitute a honeycomb internal structure while being shaped into millimeter-scale spheres. The ZIF-8 load is up to 83 wt% through solidification of chitosan (CS). This approach c... Read More

Simultaneous removal of NO and Hg⁰ using Fe and Co co-doped Mn-Ce/TiO₂ catalysts (2018)
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Shen, B., Zhu, S., Zhang, X., Chi, G., Patel, D., Si, M., & Wu, C. (2018). Simultaneous removal of NO and Hg⁰ using Fe and Co co-doped Mn-Ce/TiO₂ catalysts. Fuel, 224, 241-249. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2018.03.080

Fe and Co co-doped Mn-Ce/TiO2 (MCT) catalysts were investigated for the simultaneous removal of nitric oxide (NO) and elemental mercury (Hg0) at reaction temperature lower than 200 °C. The catalysts were characterized by Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET),... Read More

Electrochemical measurement of antibody­‐antigen recognition biophysics: thermodynamics and kinetics of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) binding to redox-­tagged antibodies (2018)
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Partington, L. I., Atkin, S. L., Kilpatrick, E. S., Morris, S. H., Piper, M., Lawrence, N. S., & Wadhawan, J. D. (in press). Electrochemical measurement of antibody­‐antigen recognition biophysics: thermodynamics and kinetics of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) binding to redox-­tagged antibodies. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, ISSN 1572-6657

The thermodynamics and kinetics of antigen binding under diffusive conditions to an electrode surface modified with ferrocene-tagged antibodies is studied within this work, and realised experimentally for the case of human chorionic gonadotropin (hGC... Read More

Synthesis and antimicrobial effects of highly dispersed, cellulose-stabilized silver/cellulose nanocomposites (2018)
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Alahmadi, N. S., Kelly, S. M., Betts, J. W., Heinze, T., Wadhawan, J. D., & Koschella, A. (2018). Synthesis and antimicrobial effects of highly dispersed, cellulose-stabilized silver/cellulose nanocomposites. RSC advances, 8(7), 3646-3656. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7ra12280b

Small, spherical silver nanoclusters were synthesised on the surface of paper as a model cellulosic fibre substrate by a standard chemical reduction method. The concentration of the silver nanoclusters on the substrate surface is roughly proportional... Read More