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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

Review: Remembering Protest since 1500: Memory, Materiality and the Landscape, Carl J. Griffin, Briony McDonagh (Eds.), Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland (2018), xiv + 253 pages, £79.99 hardcover (2018)
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Awcock, H. (2019). Review: Remembering Protest since 1500: Memory, Materiality and the Landscape, Carl J. Griffin, Briony McDonagh (Eds.), Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland (2018), xiv + 253 pages, £79.99 hardcover. Journal of Historical Geography, 63, 116-117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhg.2018.11.001

Dual-functionalised shellac nanocarriers give a super-boost of the antimicrobial action of berberine (2018)
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Al-Obaidy, S. S., Greenway, G. M., & Paunov, V. N. (2019). Dual-functionalised shellac nanocarriers give a super-boost of the antimicrobial action of berberine. Nanoscale advances, 1(2), 858-872. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8na00121a

We have developed highly efficient antimicrobial nanocarriers for berberine (BRB) based on shellac nanoparticles (NPs) which were surface-functionalised with a surface active polymer, Poloxamer 407 (P407), and the cationic surfactant octadecyltrimeth... Read More

Fuzzy evidence theory and Bayesian networks for process systems risk analysis (2018)
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Yazdi, M., & Kabir, S. (2018). Fuzzy evidence theory and Bayesian networks for process systems risk analysis. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 1-30. https://doi.org/10.1080/10807039.2018.1493679

Quantitative risk assessment (QRA) approaches systematically evaluate the likelihood, impacts, and risk of adverse events. QRA using fault tree analysis (FTA) is based on the assumptions that failure events have crisp probabilities and they are stati... Read More

A study on thermal characteristic and sleeping comfort of a hybrid solar heating system applied in cold rural areas (2018)
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Zhao, D., Ji, J., Yu, H., & Zhao, X. (2019). A study on thermal characteristic and sleeping comfort of a hybrid solar heating system applied in cold rural areas. Energy and Buildings, 182, 242-250. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.10.027

A hybrid solar heating system combining a solar kang subsystem and a solar air heating subsystem for keeping indoor space within thermal comfort level has been investigated in this article for the climatic conditions of Qinghai Province (35°N 96°E)-... Read More

Vanadyl sulfates: molecular structure, magnetism and electrochemical activity (2018)
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Ignaszak, A., Patterson, N., Radtke, M., Elsegood, M. R., Frese, J. W., Lipman, J. L., …Redshaw, C. (2018). Vanadyl sulfates: molecular structure, magnetism and electrochemical activity. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 47(44), 15983-15993. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8dt03626h

Reaction of differing amounts of vanadyl sulfate with p-tert-butylthiacalix[4]areneH4 and base allows access to the vanadyl-sulfate species [NEt4]4[(VO)4(3-OH)4(SO4)4]∙1/2H2O (1), [HNEt3]5[(VO)5(3-O)4(SO4)4]∙4MeCN (2∙4MeCN) and [NEt4]2[(VO)6(O)2(SO... Read More

Wave ripple development on mixed clay-sand substrates: Effects of clay winnowing and armoring (2018)
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Wu, X., Baas, J. H., Parsons, D. R., Eggenhuisen, J., Amoudry, L., Cartigny, M., …Ruessink, G. (2018). Wave ripple development on mixed clay-sand substrates: Effects of clay winnowing and armoring. Journal of geophysical research. JGR. Earth surface, 123(11), 2784-2801. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JF004681

Based on bed form experiments in a large‐scale flume, we demonstrate that the rate of development of wave ripples on a mixed sand‐clay bed under regular waves is significantly lower than on a pure‐sand bed, even at clay fractions as low as 4.2%, and... Read More

Interstitial nitrides revisited - a simple synthesis of MxMo3N (M = Fe, Co, Ni) (2018)
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Conway, J. O., & Prior, T. J. (2019). Interstitial nitrides revisited - a simple synthesis of MxMo3N (M = Fe, Co, Ni). Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 774, 69-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2018.09.307

The efficient synthesis of polycrystalline filled beta-Mn structured Ni2Mo3N, and the eta-carbides Fe3Mo3N and Co3Mo3N, by a single heating of metal powders at 975 ºC under a hydrogen-nitrogen mixture is reported. Rietveld analysis of high-resolution... Read More

Estimating one-minute rain rate distributions in the Tropics from TRMM satellite data (October 2017) (2018)
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Rimvin, G. R., Paulson, K. S., & Bellerby, T. (2018). Estimating one-minute rain rate distributions in the Tropics from TRMM satellite data (October 2017). IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 11(10), 3660-3667. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2018.2869322

© 2008-2012 IEEE. Internationally recognized prognostic models of rain fade on terrestrial and Earth-space extremely high frequency (EHF) links rely fundamentally on distributions of 1-min rain rates. In Rec. ITU-R P.837-6, these distributions are es... Read More

The Student Thesis Conference as a model for authentic and inclusive student research dissemination (2018)
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Douglas, C., Yearsley, J., Scott, G. W., & Hubbard, K. E. (2018). The Student Thesis Conference as a model for authentic and inclusive student research dissemination. Higher Education Pedagogies, 3(1), 319-341. https://doi.org/10.1080/23752696.2018.1478675

Engaging in a final year project is required in most undergraduate degree programmes. However, the student research experience often differs from the academic experience due to a lack of opportunities for research dissemination. We present the Studen... Read More

Amplified antimicrobial action of chlorhexidine encapsulated in PDAC-functionalized acrylate copolymer nanogel carriers (2018)
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Al-Awady, M. J., Weldrick, P. J., Hardman, M. J., Greenway, G. M., & Paunov, V. N. (2018). Amplified antimicrobial action of chlorhexidine encapsulated in PDAC-functionalized acrylate copolymer nanogel carriers. Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 2(11), 2032-2044. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8qm00343b

We have developed and tested a novel functionalised nanocarrier for chlorhexidine (CHX) which provides a very strong enhancement of its antimicrobial action. The nanocarrier was based on lightly-cross-linked acrylate copolymer nanogel particles loade... Read More

The adaptation of dunes to changes in river flow (2018)
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Reesink, A. J. H., Parsons, D. R., Ashworth, P. J., Best, J. L., Hardy, R. J., Murphy, B. J., …Unsworth, C. (2018). The adaptation of dunes to changes in river flow. Earth-Science Reviews, 185, 1065-1087. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2018.09.002

The dunes that cover the beds of most alluvial channels change in size and shape over time and in space, which in turn affects the flow and sediment-transport dynamics of the river. However, both the precise mechanisms of such adaptation of dunes, an... Read More

An adaptive ensemble approach to ambient intelligence assisted people search (2018)
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Xue, D., Wang, X., Zhu, J., Davis, D., Wang, B., Zhao, W., …Cheng, Y. (2018). An adaptive ensemble approach to ambient intelligence assisted people search. Applied System Innovation, 1(3), https://doi.org/10.3390/asi1030033

Some machine learning algorithms have shown a better overall recognition rate for facial 11 recognition than humans, provided that the models are trained with massive image databases of 12 human faces. However, it is still a challenge to use existing... Read More

The kinematics of cluster galaxies via velocity dispersion profiles (2018)
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Bilton, L. E., & Pimbblet, K. A. (2018). The kinematics of cluster galaxies via velocity dispersion profiles. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 481(2), 1507-1521. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sty2379

© 2018 The Author(s). We present an analysis of the kinematics of a sample of 14 galaxy clusters via velocity dispersion profiles (VDPs), compiled using cluster parameters defined within the X-Ray Galaxy Clusters Database (BAX) cross-matched with dat... Read More

Towards “green” viscoelastically prestressed composites: Cellulose fibre reinforcement (2018)
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Qin, Y., & Fancey, K. S. (2018). Towards “green” viscoelastically prestressed composites: Cellulose fibre reinforcement. Composites. Part B, Engineering, 154, 439-448. doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.08.096

With growing concerns over environmental issues, fibre reinforced composites based on renewable, biodegradable low-cost cellulosic/cellulose fibres increasingly attract interest. This paper reports on the first study to produce viscoelastically prest... 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

Characterization of large tilt-angle flexoelectro-optic switching in chiral nematic liquid crystal devices (2018)
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Wang, X., Fells, J. A. J., Welch, C., Tamba, M., Mehl, G. H., Morris, S. M., & Elston, S. J. (2019). Characterization of large tilt-angle flexoelectro-optic switching in chiral nematic liquid crystal devices. Liquid crystals, 46(3), 408-414. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678292.2018.1502822

The “flexoelastic ratio”, which is the ratio of the effective flexoelectric coefficient to the elastic coefficients, is commonly used to characterize the electro-optic behavior of chiral nematic liquid crystal (LC) devices that exhibit flexoelectro-o... Read More

Linear groups and computation (2018)
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Detinko, A. S., & Flannery, D. L. (in press). Linear groups and computation. Expositiones Mathematicae, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exmath.2018.07.002

We present an exposition of our ongoing project in a new area of applicable mathematics: practical computation with finitely generated linear groups over infinite fields. Methodology and algorithms available for this class of groups are surveyed. We... Read More

Force–length relation of skeletal muscles: from sarcomeres to myofibril (2018)
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Hou, M. (2018). Force–length relation of skeletal muscles: from sarcomeres to myofibril. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 17(6), 1797-1810. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10237-018-1057-0

Sarcomeres are building blocks of skeletal muscles. Given force–length relations of sarcomeres serially connected in a myofibril, the myofibril force–length relation can be uniquely determined. Necessary and sufficient conditions are derived for capa... 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