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Fighting in fiddler crabs Uca mjoebergi: what determines duration? (2005)
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Morrell, L. J., Backwell, P. R., & Metcalfe, N. B. (2005). Fighting in fiddler crabs Uca mjoebergi: what determines duration?. Animal behaviour, 70(3), (653-662). doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2004.11.014. ISSN 0003-3472

Contest duration in animals is often interpreted as being a consequence of mutual assessment of the difference in the competitors' resource-holding potential (RHP), allowing the inferior individual to avoid costly interactions it is likely to lose. D... Read More

A mechanical model for creep, recovery and stress relaxation in polymeric materials (2005)
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Fancey, K. S. (2005). A mechanical model for creep, recovery and stress relaxation in polymeric materials. Journal of materials science, 40(18), (4827-4831). doi:10.1007/s10853-005-2020-x. ISSN 0022-2461

A mechanical model is presented, in which viscoelastic response is described by the action of time-dependent latch elements. The model represents viscoelastic changes occurring through incremental jumps as opposed to continuous motion. This is suppor... Read More

Constructive implicit fitting (2005)
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Li, Q., Griffiths, J. G., & Ward, J. (2005). Constructive implicit fitting. Computer aided geometric design, 23(1), 17-44. doi:10.1016/j.cagd.2005.04.011

In this paper, we present a constructive method for fitting both an explicit and an implicit curve or surface to a set of scattered points by using gate functions. With this technique, the data are first partitioned with geometric primitives into sma... Read More

Tuning of electronic coupling between self-assembled quantum dots (2005)
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Rybchenko, S., Itskevich, I., Skolnick, M. S., Cahill, J., Tartakovskii, A. I., Hill, G., & Hopkinson, M. (2005). Tuning of electronic coupling between self-assembled quantum dots. Applied physics letters, 87(3), 033104. doi:10.1063/1.1995953

Semiconductor self-assembled quantum dots (SAQDs) normally have zero-dimensional properties, but become coupled and acquire higher-dimensional character if the distance between the dots is small. Using photoluminescence spectroscopy under high hydros... Read More

Why are small males aggressive? (2005)
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Morrell, L. J., Lindström, J., & Ruxton, G. D. (2005). Why are small males aggressive?. Proceedings. the Royal Society. Biological sciences /, 272(1569), 1235-1241. doi:10.1098/rspb.2005.3085

Aggression is ubiquitous in the animal kingdom, whenever the interests of individuals conflict. In contests between animals, the larger opponent is often victorious. However, counter intuitively, an individual that has little chance of winning (gener... Read More

A Monte Carlo study of amphiphilic dendrimers: Spontaneous asymmetry and dendron separation (2005)
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Giupponi, G., & Buzza, D. M. A. (2005). A Monte Carlo study of amphiphilic dendrimers: Spontaneous asymmetry and dendron separation. The Journal of chemical physics, 122(19), doi:10.1063/1.1896347

We study via Monte Carlo simulation the conformation of amphiphilic dendrimers for which terminal monomers (t) and internal monomers (i) interact differently with the solvent (s). Specifically, we have studied g=3,6 dendrimers as a function of χit, χ... Read More

Conservation of cancer genes in the marine invertebrate Mytilus edulis (2005)
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Ciocan, C. M., & Rotchell, J. M. (2005). Conservation of cancer genes in the marine invertebrate Mytilus edulis. Environmental Science and Technology, 39(9), (3029-3033). doi:10.1021/es0400887. ISSN 0013-936X

Mussels are susceptible to a wide range of environmental toxicants, including carcinogens, and thus are often employed as bioindicator species. To elucidate the molecular aetiology of such neoplastic damage, we have cloned Mytilus edulis homologues o... Read More

Thioglycosylated cationic porphyrins––convenient synthesis and photodynamic activity in vitro (2004)
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Ahmed, S., Davoust, E., Savoie, H., Boa, A. N., & Boyle, R. W. (2004). Thioglycosylated cationic porphyrins––convenient synthesis and photodynamic activity in vitro. Tetrahedron letters; the international organ for the rapid publication of preliminary communications in organic chemistry, 45(31), 6045-6047. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tetlet.2004.06.021

A convenient and flexible synthesis of meso-tetraaryl porphyrins substituted with three thioglycosyl units, and also bearing one pyridyl substituent is reported. Quaternisation of the pyridine nitrogen with alkyl iodides gives access to a range of wa... Read More

Monte Carlo simulation of dendrimers in variable solvent quality (2004)
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Giupponi, G., & Buzza, D. M. A. (2004). Monte Carlo simulation of dendrimers in variable solvent quality. The Journal of chemical physics, 120(21), 10290-10298. doi:10.1063/1.1714829

The properties of g=1-6 dendrimers in variable solvent quality were studied using Monte Carlo simulation and Flory theory. It was found that the radius of gyration (Rg collapses significantly while going from athermal to extreme poor solvent conditio... Read More

Impact of habitat fragmentation on genetic population structure of roach, Rutilus rutilus, in a riparian ecosystem (2004)
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Hänfling, B., Durka, W., & Brandl, R. (2004). Impact of habitat fragmentation on genetic population structure of roach, Rutilus rutilus, in a riparian ecosystem. Conservation genetics, 5(2), 247-257. https://doi.org/10.1023...OGE.0000030008.20492.2c

During the last 200 years, the riparian ecosystem along major rivers has been reduced to a few scattered remnants. Important elements of the riparian ecosystem are water bodies which were originally connected to the main river channel by annual flood... Read More

Power law polydispersity and fractal structure of hyperbranched polymers (2004)
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Buzza, D. M. (2004). Power law polydispersity and fractal structure of hyperbranched polymers. European Physical Journal E, 13(1), 79-86. doi:10.1140/epje/e2004-00042-3

Using the complementary approaches of Flory theory and the overlap function, we study the molecular weight distribution and conformation of hyperbranched polymers formed by the melt polycondensation of A-RN0-Bf - 1monomers in their reaction bath clos... Read More

Size exclusion chromatography and rheology of AB/AB2 hyperbranched polymers (2003)
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Kunamaneni, S., Buzza, D. M. A., Parker, D., & Feast, W. J. (2003). Size exclusion chromatography and rheology of AB/AB2 hyperbranched polymers. Journal of materials chemistry, 13(11), 2749-2755. doi:10.1039/b303473a

We report size exclusion chromatography (SEC) and linear shear rheology results for a series of AB/AB2 hyperbranched polyesters. For these samples, the weight average molecular weight Mw was systematically varied from 3000 to 250000 but the spacer le... Read More

Private or self-regulation? A comparative study of forest certification choices in Canada, the United States and Germany (2003)
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Cashore, B., van Kooten, G., Vertinsky, I., Auld, G., & Affolderbach, J. (2005). Private or self-regulation? A comparative study of forest certification choices in Canada, the United States and Germany. Forest policy and economics, 7(1), 53-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/s1389-9341%2803%2900011-x

Forest certification is perhaps the best example of a voluntary governance structure for addressing environmental spillovers. Competing forest certification schemes have evolved. At the global level, the International Organization for Standardization... Read More

Rheology and molecular weight distribution of hyperbranched polymers (2002)
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Buzza, D. M., Groves, D. J., McLeish, T. C., Parker, D., Keeney, A. J., Feast, W. J., & Suneel, . (2002). Rheology and molecular weight distribution of hyperbranched polymers. Macromolecules, 35(25), 9605-9612. doi:10.1021/ma020820r

We study the melt rheology and molecular weight distribution of four short chain branched hyperbranched polyesters with different molecular weights and containing branched monomers of various alkyl chain lengths n (2 → 4; n is the number of CH2 group... Read More

General Theory for Capillary Waves and Surface Light Scattering (2002)
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Buzza, D. M. (2002). General Theory for Capillary Waves and Surface Light Scattering. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 18(22), 8418-8435. doi:10.1021/la011713d

We present a general theory for capillary waves and surface quasi-elastic light scattering for an isotropic liquid interface with adsorbed surfactant. We first examine the validity of three constitutive models for isotropic interfaces in the Newtonia... Read More

A Monte Carlo simulation scheme for nonideal dendrimers satisfying detailed balance (2002)
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Giupponi, G., & Buzza, D. M. A. (2002). A Monte Carlo simulation scheme for nonideal dendrimers satisfying detailed balance. Macromolecules, 35(26), 9799-9812. doi:10.1021/ma0203851

We present a configurational-biased lattice Monte Carlo scheme for simulating nonideal dendrimers that satisfies detailed balance. This corrects an important shortcoming in a previous lattice Monte Carlo scheme by Mansfield and Klushin: in a previous... Read More

Recruitment patterns of six species of cyprinid fishes in the lower River Trent, England (2002)
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Nunn, A. D., Cowx, I. G., & Harvey, J. P. (2002). Recruitment patterns of six species of cyprinid fishes in the lower River Trent, England. Ecology of freshwater fish, 11(2), 74-84. https://doi.org/10.1034...0633.2002.t01-1-00001.x

Fisheries data were collected for six species of 0-group cyprinid fishes from eight sites in the lower reaches of the River Trent, England, between May and October 1999 inclusive, using a micromesh seine net. Recruitment and growth patterns were obse... Read More