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Conformal field theories in six-dimensional twistor space (2012)
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Mason, L., Reid-Edwards, R., & Taghavi-Chabert, A. (2012). Conformal field theories in six-dimensional twistor space. Journal of Geometry and Physics, 62(12), 2353-2375. doi:10.1016/j.geomphys.2012.08.001

This article gives a study of the higher-dimensional Penrose transform between conformally invariant massless fields on space–time and cohomology classes on twistor space, where twistor space is defined to be the space of projective pure spinors of t... Read More

Co-gasification of crude glycerol with lignocellulosic biomass for enhanced syngas production (2012)
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Skoulou, V. K., & Zabaniotou, A. A. (2013). Co-gasification of crude glycerol with lignocellulosic biomass for enhanced syngas production. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 99, 110-116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaap.2012.10.015

The present work concerns the co-gasification of crude glycerol (CG), a by-product of biodiesel industry, with locally available lignocellulosic biomass aiming at the production of syngas and further promotion of power production in dedicated bioener... Read More

Plunging fireworks: why do infalling galaxies light up on the outskirts of clusters? (2012)
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Mahajan, S., Raychaudhury, S., & Pimbblet, K. A. (2012). Plunging fireworks: why do infalling galaxies light up on the outskirts of clusters?. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 427(2), 1252-1265. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.22059.x

Integrated star formation rate (SFR) and specific star formation rate (SFR/M*), derived from the spectroscopic data obtained by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) data release 4 (DR4), are used to show that the star formation activity in galaxies (M... Read More

Theoretical and experimental study of bubbly gas-water two phase flows through a Universal Venturi Tube (UVT) (2012)
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Hasan, A. H. A. M., Hadawey, A., Al-Wahaibi, Y., Abdul-Karem, W., & Al-Raheem, K. F. (2012). Theoretical and experimental study of bubbly gas-water two phase flows through a Universal Venturi Tube (UVT). International journal of information and education technology, 2(1), 43-58

Unlike single phase flows, the relationship between the phase flow rate and the pressure drop across a differential pressure device (e.g. Venturi) in multiphase flow measurements is not simple and should include the phase volume fractions or the mass... Read More

Sensitivity analysis to explore responsiveness and dynamic range of multi-metric fish-based indices for assessing the ecological status of estuaries and lagoons (2012)
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Alvarez, M. C., Franco, A., Pérez-Domínguez, R., & Elliott, M. (2013). Sensitivity analysis to explore responsiveness and dynamic range of multi-metric fish-based indices for assessing the ecological status of estuaries and lagoons. Hydrobiologia, 704(1), 347-362. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-012-1314-7

Fish-based multi-metric indices are an integral tool in implementing effective water policy initiatives for transitional waters. This study analysed the behaviour of three fish indices (TFCI in the UK, ELFI in France and EFAI in Portugal) developed f... Read More

Adaptive probability scheme for behaviour monitoring of the elderly using a specialised ambient device (2012)
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Winkley, J., & Jiang, P. (2014). Adaptive probability scheme for behaviour monitoring of the elderly using a specialised ambient device. International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics, 5(2), 293-307. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13042-012-0134-4

A Hidden Markov Model (HMM) modified to work in combination with a Fuzzy System is utilised to determine the current behavioural state of the user from information obtained with specialised hardware. Due to the high dimensionality and not-linearly-se... Read More

Modern pollen studies from coppiced woodlands and their implications for the detection of woodland management in Holocene pollen records (2012)
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Waller, M., Grant, M. J., & Bunting, M. J. (2012). Modern pollen studies from coppiced woodlands and their implications for the detection of woodland management in Holocene pollen records. Review of palaeobotany and palynology, 187, (11-28). doi:10.1016/j.revpalbo.2012.08.008. ISSN 0034-6667

Investigations of pollen production, modern pollen-vegetation relationships and pollen‐stratigraphic changes have been undertaken from three woodlands under coppice management to establish the impact that woodland management techniques (the periodic... Read More

Negative differential resistance associated with hot phonons (2012)
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Dyson, A., & Ridley, B. K. (2012). Negative differential resistance associated with hot phonons. Journal of applied physics, 112(6), (063707). doi:10.1063/1.4754012. ISSN 0021-8979

We predict the existence of a hot-phonon negative differential resistance (NDR) in GaN. We show that this is a consequence of a wave-vector dependence of lifetime caused by the effect of coupled plasmon-phonons. Anti-screened long-wavelength modes ha... Read More

Eco-design practice in the context of a structured design process: an interdisciplinary empirical study of UK manufacturers (2012)
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Deutz, P., McGuire, M., & Neighbour, G. (2012). Eco-design practice in the context of a structured design process: an interdisciplinary empirical study of UK manufacturers. Journal of cleaner production, 39, (117-128). doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2012.08.035. ISSN 0959-6526

Environmental design (eco-design) has been identified in both academic and policy circles as a point of intervention in the product lifecycle to promote environmental performance. The benefit of eco-design would be enhanced by rooting it firmly withi... Read More

Neolithic settlement at the woodland's edge: palynological data and timber architecture in Orkney, Scotland (2012)
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Farrell, M., Bunting, M. J., Lee, D. H. J., & Thomas, A. (2014). Neolithic settlement at the woodland's edge: palynological data and timber architecture in Orkney, Scotland. Journal of archaeological science, 51, 225-236. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2012.05.042

It has often been assumed that the islands of Orkney were essentially treeless throughout much of the Holocene, with any ‘scrub’ woodland having been destroyed by Neolithic farming communities by around 3500 cal. BC. This apparently open, hyper-ocean... Read More

Ecotoxicity of fluvial sediments downstream of the Ajka red mud spill, Hungary (2012)
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Klebercz, O., Mayes, W. M., Anton, Á. D., Feigl, V., Jarvis, A. P., & Gruiz, K. (2012). Ecotoxicity of fluvial sediments downstream of the Ajka red mud spill, Hungary. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 14(8), 2063-2071. doi:10.1039/c2em30155e

An integrated assessment of biological activity and ecotoxicity of fluvial sediments in the Marcal river catchment (3078 km2), western Hungary, is presented following the accidental spill of bauxite processing residue (red mud) in Ajka. Red mud conta... Read More

H2 enriched fuels from co-pyrolysis of crude glycerol with biomass (2012)
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Skoulou, V., Manara, P., & Zabaniotou, A. (2012). H2 enriched fuels from co-pyrolysis of crude glycerol with biomass. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 97, 198-204. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaap.2012.05.011

Pyrolysis of glycerol has been identified as a possible route for producing high added value fuels like renewable hydrogen (H 2 ). Crude glycerol (CG) is the main byproduct of biodiesel industry and without purification it is a low added value materi... Read More

Improved DNA extraction efficiency from low level cell numbers using a silica monolith based micro fluidic device (2012)
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Kashkary, L., Kemp, C., Shaw, K. J., Greenway, G. M., & Haswell, S. J. (2012). Improved DNA extraction efficiency from low level cell numbers using a silica monolith based micro fluidic device. Analytica Chimica Acta, 750, 127-131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2012.05.019

The evaluation of a micro fluidic system with an integrated silica monolith for performing DNA extraction from limited biological samples has been carried out. Low DNA target concentrations usually require the addition of carrier RNA to ensure desire... Read More

Artificial enhancement of an extended phenotype signal increases investment in courtship by three-spined sticklebacks (2012)
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Morrell, L. J., Hentley, W. T., Wickens, V. J., Wickens, J. B., & Rodgers, G. M. (2012). Artificial enhancement of an extended phenotype signal increases investment in courtship by three-spined sticklebacks. Animal behaviour, 84(1), (93-101). doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.04.013. ISSN 0003-3472

Interactions between the components of a multiple-signal sexual display can be complex, and previous work has shown that alteration of one component can lead to changed investment in either the altered or other display components. Extended phenotype... Read More

Wastewater as a photoelectrochemical fuel source: light-to-electrical energy conversion with organochloride remediation (2012)
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Halls, J. E., Johnson, T., Altalhi, A. A., & Wadhawan, J. D. (2012). Wastewater as a photoelectrochemical fuel source: light-to-electrical energy conversion with organochloride remediation. Electrochemistry communications, 22, (4-7). doi:10.1016/j.elecom.2012.04.024. ISSN 1388-2481

A photogalvanic cell that employs 2,4-dichlorophenol as a fuel source, an N-substituted phenothiazine as light harvester, and sacrificial zinc anode is presented, and shown to afford a ca. 4% light-to-electrical power conversion efficiency in violet... Read More

Functional evolution of the feeding system in rodents (2012)
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Cox, P. G., Rayfield, E. J., Fagan, M. J., Herrel, A., Pataky, T. C., & Jeffery, N. (2012). Functional evolution of the feeding system in rodents. PloS one, 7(4), e36299. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0036299

The masticatory musculature of rodents has evolved to enable both gnawing at the incisors and chewing at the molars. In particular, the masseter muscle is highly specialised, having extended anteriorly to originate from the rostrum. All living rodent... Read More

Benefits and Risks of Adopting the Global Code of Practice for Recreational Fisheries (2012)
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Arlinghaus, R., Beard, T. D., Cooke, S. J., & Cowx, I. G. (2012). Benefits and Risks of Adopting the Global Code of Practice for Recreational Fisheries. Fisheries, 37(4), 165-172. https://doi.org/10.1080/03632415.2012.666473

Recreational fishing constitutes the dominant or sole use of many fish stocks, particularly in freshwater ecosystems in Western industrialized countries. However, despite their social and economic importance, recreational fisheries are generally guid... Read More

Cyborg cells: functionalisation of living cells with polymers and nanomaterials (2012)
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Fakhrullin, R. F., Zamaleeva, A. I., Minullina, R. T., Konnova, S. A., & Paunov, V. N. (2012). Cyborg cells: functionalisation of living cells with polymers and nanomaterials. Chemical Society Reviews, 41(11), 4189. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2cs15264a

Living cells interfaced with a range of polyelectrolyte coatings, magnetic and noble metal nanoparticles, hard mineral shells and other complex nanomaterials can perform functions often completely different from their original specialisation. Such “c... Read More