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Optimized high performance thermoelectric generator with combined segmented and asymmetrical legs under pulsed heat input power (2019)
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Shittu, S., Li, G., Zhao, X., Ma, X., Akhlaghi, Y. G., & Ayodele, E. (2019). Optimized high performance thermoelectric generator with combined segmented and asymmetrical legs under pulsed heat input power. Journal of power sources, 428, 53-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2019.04.099

© 2019 Elsevier B.V. In this study, a segmented asymmetrical thermoelectric generator (SASTEG) is numerically investigated to optimize its electrical performance and mechanical reliability under transient and steady state conditions. The thermal and... Read More

Landscape connectivity and spatial prioritization in an urbanising world: a network analysis approach for a threatened amphibian (2019)
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Matos, C., Petrovan, S. O., Wheeler, P. M., & Ward, A. I. (2019). Landscape connectivity and spatial prioritization in an urbanising world: a network analysis approach for a threatened amphibian. Biological Conservation, 237, 238-247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.06.035

Habitat fragmentation affects amphibian populations worldwide. Urban expansion and associated infrastructure (e.g., roads) are the main cause of degradation and loss of landscape-scale habitat connectivity. Mitigation measures such as barriers and un... Read More

The effect of pressure on hydrogen solubility in Zircaloy-4 (2019)
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Weekes, H., Dye, D., Proctor, J., Smith, D., Simionescu, C., Prior, T., & Wenman, M. (in press). The effect of pressure on hydrogen solubility in Zircaloy-4. Journal of Nuclear Materials, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2019.07.012

The effect of pressure on the room temperature solubility of hydrogen in Zircaloy-4 was examined using synchrotron X-ray diffraction on small ground flake samples in a diamond anvil cell at pressures up to 20.9GPa. Different combinations of hydrogen... Read More

Fabrication of Human Keratinocyte Cell Clusters for Skin Graft Applications by Templating Water-in-Water Pickering Emulsions (2019)
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Celik, S., Dominici, S., Filby, B., Das, A., Madden, L., & Paunov, V. (2019). Fabrication of Human Keratinocyte Cell Clusters for Skin Graft Applications by Templating Water-in-Water Pickering Emulsions. Biomimetics, 4(3), https://doi.org/10.3390/biomimetics4030050

Most current methods for the preparation of tissue spheroids require complex materials, involve tedious physical steps and are generally not scalable. We report a novel alternative, which is both inexpensive and up-scalable, to produce large quantiti... Read More

Wavelength dependent light tunable resistive switching graphene oxide nonvolatile memory devices (2019)
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Jaafar, A. H., & Kemp, N. (in press). Wavelength dependent light tunable resistive switching graphene oxide nonvolatile memory devices. Carbon, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2019.07.007

This paper reports on the first optically tunable graphene oxide memristor device. Modulation of resistive switching memory by light opens the route to new optoelectronic devices that can be switched optically and read electronically. Applications in... Read More

The effect of minor and major mergers on the evolution of low excitation radio galaxies (2019)
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Gordon, Y. A., Pimbblet, K. A., Kaviraj, S., Owers, M. S., O'Dea, C. P., Walmsley, M., …Pierce, J. C. . S. (2019). The effect of minor and major mergers on the evolution of low excitation radio galaxies. The Astrophysical journal, 878, https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab203f

We use deep, μ r lesssim 28 mag arcsec−2, r-band imaging from the Dark Energy Camera Legacy Survey to search for past, or ongoing, merger activity in a sample of 282 low-excitation radio galaxies (LERGs) at z < 0.07. Our principal aim is to assess t... Read More

Novel methods of estimating Relative Pollen Productivity, a key parameter for reconstruction of past land cover from pollen records (2019)
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Fang, Y., Ma, C., & Bunting, M. J. (in press). Novel methods of estimating Relative Pollen Productivity, a key parameter for reconstruction of past land cover from pollen records. Progress in physical geography,

Reconstructing land cover from pollen data using mathematical models of the relationship between them has the potential to translate the many thousand pollen records produced over the last 100 years (over 2300 radiocarbon-dated pollen records exist... Read More

Reduced iron in diabetic wounds: An oxidative stress-dependent role for STEAP3 in extracellular matrix deposition and remodelling (2019)
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Wilkinson, H. N., Upson, S. E., Banyard, K. L., Knight, R., Mace, K. A., & Hardman, M. J. (2019). Reduced iron in diabetic wounds: An oxidative stress-dependent role for STEAP3 in extracellular matrix deposition and remodelling. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jid.2019.05.014

Iron is crucial for maintaining normal bodily function, with well-documented roles in erythropoiesis, haemostasis and inflammation. Despite this, little is known about the temporal regulation of iron during wound healing, nor how iron contributes to... Read More

Short-and medium-term exposure to ocean acidification reduces olfactory sensitivity in gilthead seabream (2019)
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Velez, Z., Roggatz, C., Benoit, D., Hardege, J., & Hubbard, P. C. (2019). Short-and medium-term exposure to ocean acidification reduces olfactory sensitivity in gilthead seabream. Frontiers in Physiology, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2019.00731

The effects of ocean acidification on fish are only partially understood. Studies on olfaction are mostly limited to behavioural alterations of coral reef fish; studies on temperate species and/or with economic importance are scarce. The current stu... Read More

Natural fracture propping and earthquake-induced oil migration in fractured basement reservoirs (2019)
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Holdsworth, R. E., McCaffrey, K. J. W., Dempsey, E., Roberts, N. M. W., Hardman, K., Morton, A., …Robertson, A. (2019). Natural fracture propping and earthquake-induced oil migration in fractured basement reservoirs. Geology, https://doi.org/10.1130/G46280.1

The geological processes that create fluid storage capacity and connectivity in global fractured basement reservoirs are poorly understood compared to conventional hydrocarbon plays. Hosting potentially multi-billion barrels of oil, the upfaulted P... Read More

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

The Neoarchaean Uyea Gneiss Complex, Shetland: an onshore fragment of the Rae Craton on the European Plate (2019)
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Kinny, P., Strachan, R., Fowler, M., Clark, C., Davis, S., Jahn, I., …Dempsey, E. (2019). The Neoarchaean Uyea Gneiss Complex, Shetland: an onshore fragment of the Rae Craton on the European Plate. Journal of the Geological Society, https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2019-017

A tract of amphibolite facies granitic gneisses and metagabbros in northern Shetland, U.K., is here named the Uyea Gneiss Complex. Zircon U–Pb dating indicates emplacement of the igneous protoliths of the complex c. 2746–2726 Ma, at a later time than... Read More

A 3D cephalometric protocol for the accurate quantification of the craniofacial symmetry and facial growth (2019)
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Pinheiro, M., Ma, X., Fagan, M. J., McIntyre, G. T., Lin, P., Sivamurthy, G., & Mossey, P. A. (2019). A 3D cephalometric protocol for the accurate quantification of the craniofacial symmetry and facial growth. Journal of Biological Engineering, 13(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13036-019-0171-6

© 2019 The Author(s). Background: Cephalometric analysis is used to evaluate facial growth, to study the anatomical relationships within the face. Cephalometric assessment is based on 2D radiographic images, either the sagittal or coronal planes and... Read More

Daylighting characteristics and experimental validation of a novel concentrating photovoltaic/daylighting system (2019)
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Xuan, Q., Li, G., Lu, Y., Zhao, B., Zhao, X., & Pei, G. (2019). Daylighting characteristics and experimental validation of a novel concentrating photovoltaic/daylighting system. Solar Energy, 186, 264-276. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2019.05.014

Daylight plays an important role on the environmental comfort level for buildings. As for the energy consumption in the building, lighting is one of the main contributors. However, traditional building integrated solar utilization systems such as fla... Read More

Dynamic response of large tilt-angle flexoelectro-optic liquid crystal modulators (2019)
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Fells, J. A. J., Welch, C., Yip, W. C., Elston, S. J., Booth, M. J., Mehl, G. H., …Morris, S. M. (2019). Dynamic response of large tilt-angle flexoelectro-optic liquid crystal modulators. Optics express, 27(11), 15184-15193. https://doi.org/10.1364/oe.27.015184

We present here the first time-resolved tilt-angle and retardance measurements for large-tilt (>45°) flexoelectro-optic liquid crystal modulators. These devices have potential for next generation fast switching (>1 kHz), 0-2π analog phase spatial lig... Read More

Simulation and experiment on thermal performance of a micro-channel heat pipe under different evaporator temperatures and tilt angles (2019)
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Li, G., Diallo, T. M., Akhlaghi, Y. G., Shittu, S., Zhao, X., Ma, X., & Wang, Y. (2019). Simulation and experiment on thermal performance of a micro-channel heat pipe under different evaporator temperatures and tilt angles. Energy, 179, 549-557. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.05.040

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd For a solar collector with a heat pipe, the tilt angle is an important factor which has a direct impact on the orientation (surface azimuth angle) and affects the amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the collector. Th... Read More

Beyond resistance: geographies of divergent more-than-human conduct in robotic milking (2019)
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Holloway, L., & Christopher, B. (in press). Beyond resistance: geographies of divergent more-than-human conduct in robotic milking. Geoforum, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.04.030

This paper begins to develop a terminology for discussing less-than-convivial more-than-human relations, providing a tool for exploring such relationships in the context of problematic human-nonhuman entanglements. The paper reviews existing work on... Read More

Bioimprint aided cell recognition and depletion of human leukemic HL60 cells from peripheral blood (2019)
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Das, A. A., Medlock, J., Liang, H., Nees, D., Allsup, D. J., Madden, L. A., & Paunov, V. N. (2019). Bioimprint aided cell recognition and depletion of human leukemic HL60 cells from peripheral blood. Journal of materials chemistry B, Materials for biology and medicine /, 7(22), 3497-3504. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9tb00679f

We report a large scale preparation of bioimprints of layers of cultured human leukemic HL60 cells which can perform cell shape and size recognition from a mixture with peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). We demonstrate that the bioimprint-ce... Read More

Smallholder knowledge-practices and smallholding animals: threats or alternatives to agricultural biosecurity? (2019)
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Holloway, L. (2019). Smallholder knowledge-practices and smallholding animals: threats or alternatives to agricultural biosecurity?. Journal of rural studies, 69, 19-29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2019.04.013

This paper responds to claims that smallholders in the UK farming landscape present a biosecurity threat to commercial farming, by exploring smallholders’ perspectives on animal health and their practising of biosecurity, studied through focus group... Read More