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Comparative study of a concentrated photovoltaic-thermoelectric system with and without flat plate heat pipe (2019)
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Shittu, S., Li, G., Zhao, X., Golizadeh Akhlaghi, Y., Ma, X., & Yu, M. (2019). Comparative study of a concentrated photovoltaic-thermoelectric system with and without flat plate heat pipe. Energy Conversion and Management, 193, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2019.04.055

Thermal management of photovoltaic cells is an essential research objective for increasing the conversion efficiency of the photovoltaic. Flat plate heat pipe is a passive cooling device capable of effectively reducing the solar cell temperature. The... Read More

Advancements in thermoelectric generators for enhanced hybrid photovoltaic system performance (2019)
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Shittu, S., Li, G., Akhlaghi, Y. G., Ma, X., Zhao, X., & Ayodele, E. (2019). Advancements in thermoelectric generators for enhanced hybrid photovoltaic system performance. Renewable & sustainable energy reviews, 109, 24-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2019.04.023

Effective thermal management of photovoltaic cells is essential for improving its conversion efficiency and increasing its life span. Solar cell temperature and efficiency have an inverse relationship therefore, cooling of solar cells is a critical r... Read More

The design, construction and experimental characterization of a novel concentrating photovoltaic/daylighting window for green building roof (2019)
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Xuan, Q., Li, G., Lu, Y., Zhao, B., Zhao, X., & Pei, G. (2019). The design, construction and experimental characterization of a novel concentrating photovoltaic/daylighting window for green building roof. Energy, 175, 1138-1152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.03.135

A novel concentrating photovoltaic/daylighting window to achieve the multi-function of the electricity generation and daylighting for buildings has been designed, constructed and experimentally characterized. It’s found that the concentrating photovo... 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

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

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

Plastic scintillator-based microfluidic devices for miniaturized detection of Positron Emission Tomography radiopharmaceuticals (2018)
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Tarn, M. D., Kızılyer, N. Y., Esfahani, M. M. N., Joshi, P., Brown, N. J., Pamme, N., …Archibald, S. J. (2018). Plastic scintillator-based microfluidic devices for miniaturized detection of Positron Emission Tomography radiopharmaceuticals. Chemistry : a European journal, 24(52), 13749-13753. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201802395

A miniaturized radio-HPLC detector has been developed comprising a microfluidic device fabricated from plastic scintillator in combination with a silicon photomultiplier light sensor, and tested with samples containing a positron-emitting radionuclid... Read More

Precise measurements of torque in von Karman swirling flow driven by a bladed disk (2018)
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Mukherjee, A., Lukaschuk, S., Burnishev, Y., Falkovich, G., & Steinberg, V. (2018). Precise measurements of torque in von Karman swirling flow driven by a bladed disk. Journal of Turbulence, 19(8), 647-663. doi:10.1080/14685248.2018.1494833

© 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group Scrupulous measurements and detailed data analysis of the torque in a swirling turbulent flow driven by counter-rotating bladed disks reveal an apparent breaking of the law of similarity.... Read More

Relationships between walking speed, T-score and age with gait parameters in older post-menopausal women with low bone mineral density (2018)
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Dostanpor, A., Dobson, C. A., & Vanicek, N. (2018). Relationships between walking speed, T-score and age with gait parameters in older post-menopausal women with low bone mineral density. Gait and Posture, 64, 230-237. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.05.005

Background: The gait patterns of women with low bone mineral density (BMD) or osteoporosis have not been thoroughly explored, and when examined, often studied in relation to falls and kyphosis. Research question: The aim of this study was to investig... Read More

A review of solar photovoltaic-thermoelectric hybrid system for electricity generation (2018)
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Li, G., Shittu, S., Diallo, T. M., Yu, M., Zhao, X., & Ji, J. (2018). A review of solar photovoltaic-thermoelectric hybrid system for electricity generation. Energy, 158, 41-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2018.06.021

Solar energy application in a wider spectrum has the potential for high efficiency energy conversion. However, solar cells can only absorb photon energy of the solar spectrum near the solar cell band-gap energy, and the remaining energy will be conve... Read More

Mechanical adaptation of trabecular bone morphology in the mammalian mandible (2018)
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Watson, P. J., Fitton, L. C., Meloro, C., Fagan, M. J., & Gröning, F. (2018). Mechanical adaptation of trabecular bone morphology in the mammalian mandible. Scientific reports, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-25597-0

Alveolar bone, together with the underlying trabecular bone, fulfils an important role in providing structural support against masticatory forces. Diseases such as osteoporosis or periodontitis cause alveolar bone resorption which weakens this struct... Read More

The energy and exergy analysis on the performance of counter-flow heat and mass exchanger for M-Cycle indirect evaporative cooling (2018)
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Wang, L., Zhan, C., Zhang, J., & Zhao, X. (2018). The energy and exergy analysis on the performance of counter-flow heat and mass exchanger for M-Cycle indirect evaporative cooling. Thermal science Society of Heat Transfer Engineers of Serbia and Montenegro, 2018, https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI171221153W

© 2018 Serbian Society of Heat Transfer Engineers. The dew point Indirect Evaporative Cooling (IEC) achieved through Maisotsenko cycle (M-Cycle) is a complicated thermodynamic process. For further understanding of the heat and mass transfer occurred... Read More

Performance of a TV white space database with different terrain resolutions and propagation models (2017)
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Fanan, A., Riley, N., Mehdawi, M., & Alfahad, O. (2017). Performance of a TV white space database with different terrain resolutions and propagation models. Telfor Journal, 9(2), 80-85. https://doi.org/10.5937/telfor1702080f

Cognitive Radio has now become a realistic option for the solution of the spectrum scarcity problem in wireless communication. TV channels (the primary user) can be protected from secondary-user interference by accurate prediction of TV White Spaces... Read More

One-step reforming of CO₂ and CH₄ to high-value liquid chemicals and fuels at room temperature via plasma-driven catalysis (2017)
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Wang, L., Yi, Y., Wu, C., Guo, H., & Tu, X. (2017). One-step reforming of CO₂ and CH₄ to high-value liquid chemicals and fuels at room temperature via plasma-driven catalysis. Angewandte Chemie, 129(44), 13867-13871. https://doi.org/10.1002/ange.201707131

Conversion of CO₂ with CH₄ into liquid fuels and chemicals in a single-step catalytic process bypassing the production of syngas remains a challenge. In this study, one-step synthesis of liquid fuels and chemicals (e.g. acetic acid, methanol, ethanol... Read More

A synchrotron X-radiography study of the fragmentation and refinement of primary intermetallic particles in an Al-35 Cu alloy induced by ultrasonic melt processing (2017)
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Wang, F., Eskin, D., Mi, J., Wang, C., Koe, B., King, A., …Connolley, T. (2017). A synchrotron X-radiography study of the fragmentation and refinement of primary intermetallic particles in an Al-35 Cu alloy induced by ultrasonic melt processing. Acta Materialia, 141, 142-153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2017.09.010

Using synchrotron X-ray high speed radiography, the fragmentation and refinement of pre-existing primary Al2Cu intermetallic dendrites induced by ultrasonic melt processing in a hypereutectic Al-35% Cu alloy were studied in-situ and in real time. The... Read More

Energy saving potential of a counter-flow regenerative evaporative cooler for various climates of China: Experiment-based evaluation (2017)
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Duan, Z., Zhao, X., Zhan, C., Dong, X., & Chen, H. (2017). Energy saving potential of a counter-flow regenerative evaporative cooler for various climates of China: Experiment-based evaluation. Energy and Buildings, 148, 199-210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.04.012

© 2017 Recently there has been growing interest in regenerative evaporative coolers (REC), which can reduce the temperature of the supply air to below the wet-bulb of intake air and approach its dew-point. In this paper, we designed, fabricated and e... Read More

Design, fabrication and performance evaluation of a compact regenerative evaporative cooler: towards low energy cooling for buildings (2017)
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Duan, Z., Zhao, X., & Li, J. (2017). Design, fabrication and performance evaluation of a compact regenerative evaporative cooler: towards low energy cooling for buildings. Energy, 140(1), 506-519. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.08.110

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd The urges of reducing energy use and carbon footprint in buildings have prompted the developments of regenerative evaporative coolers (RECs). However, the physical dimensions of RECs have to be designed enormous in order to delive... Read More

Numerical investigation of the energy performance of an Opaque Ventilated Façade system employing a smart modular heat recovery unit and a latent heat thermal energy system (2017)
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Diallo, T., Zhao, X., Dugué, A., Bonnamy, P., Miguel, F., Martinez, A., …Brown, N. (2017). Numerical investigation of the energy performance of an Opaque Ventilated Façade system employing a smart modular heat recovery unit and a latent heat thermal energy system. Applied energy, 205, 130-152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.07.042

The building sector is responsible for more than 40% of the EU’s total energy consumption. To reduce the energy consumption in buildings and to achieve the EU’s fossil fuel saving targets for 2020 and beyond 2050, the energy efficient retrofitting st... Read More

An evaluation of the scanning electron microscope mirror effect to study viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites (2017)
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Ge, C., Wang, B., & Fancey, K. S. (2017). An evaluation of the scanning electron microscope mirror effect to study viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtcomm.2017.07.001

A viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composite (VPPMC) is produced by applying tensile creep to polymeric fibres, the creep load being removed before the fibres are moulded into a resin matrix. Following matrix curing, the viscoelastically... Read More