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Quality measurements of an UWB reduced-size CPW-fed aperture antenna (2016)
Book Chapter
Zolfaghari, M., Riley, N. G., Mehdawi, M., Fanan, A., Ammar, M., & Meng, F. (2016). Quality measurements of an UWB reduced-size CPW-fed aperture antenna. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/TELFOR.2015.7377526

The paper presents a characterization of a compact co-planar waveguide (CPW)-fed slot loaded low return loss planar printed antenna designed for wireless communication and ultra-wideband (UWB) applications. Following a review of the antenna design, w... Read More about Quality measurements of an UWB reduced-size CPW-fed aperture antenna.

Spectrum occupancy measurements and lessons learned in the context of cognitive radio (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Mehdawi, M., Riley, N. G., Ammar, M., Fanan, A., & Zolfaghari, M. (2016). Spectrum occupancy measurements and lessons learned in the context of cognitive radio. https://doi.org/10.1109/TELFOR.2015.7377446

Various measurement campaigns have shown that numerous spectrum bands are vacant even though licenses have been issued by the regulatory agencies. Dynamic spectrum access (DSA) based on Cognitive Radio (CR) has been regarded as a prospective solution... Read More about Spectrum occupancy measurements and lessons learned in the context of cognitive radio.

A matrix isolation and computational study of molecular palladium fluorides : does PdF₆ exist? (2016)
Journal Article
Wilson, A. V., Nguyen, T., Brosi, F., Wang, X., Andrews, L., Riedel, S., …Young, N. A. (2016). A matrix isolation and computational study of molecular palladium fluorides : does PdF₆ exist?. Inorganic chemistry, 55(3), (1108-1123). doi:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b02273. ISSN 0020-1669

Palladium atoms generated by thermal evaporation and laser ablation were reacted with and trapped in F₂ /Ar, F₂ /Ne, and neat F₂ matrices. The products were characterized by electronic absorption and infrared spectroscopy, together with relativistic... Read More about A matrix isolation and computational study of molecular palladium fluorides : does PdF₆ exist?.

Comparison of spectrum occupancy measurements using software defined radio RTL-SDR with a conventional spectrum analyzer approach (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Fanan, A., Riley, N., Mehdawi, M., Ammar, M., & Zolfaghari, M. (2016). Comparison of spectrum occupancy measurements using software defined radio RTL-SDR with a conventional spectrum analyzer approach. https://doi.org/10.1109/TELFOR.2015.7377447

In the present day Cognitive Radio has become a realistic option for solution of the spectrum scarcity problem in wireless communication. Recently, the TV band has attracted attention due to the considerable potential for exploitation of available TV... Read More about Comparison of spectrum occupancy measurements using software defined radio RTL-SDR with a conventional spectrum analyzer approach.

The model of motivational dynamics in sport : resistance to peer influence, behavioral engagement and disaffection, dispositional coping, and resilience (2016)
Journal Article
Nicholls, A., Morley, D., & Perry, J. (2016). The model of motivational dynamics in sport : resistance to peer influence, behavioral engagement and disaffection, dispositional coping, and resilience. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 2010-1-2010-9. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.02010

The Model of Motivational Dynamics (MMD; Skinner and Pitzer, 2012) infers that peers influence behavioral engagement levels, which in turn is linked to coping and resilience. Scholars, however, are yet to test the MMD among an athletic population. Th... Read More about The model of motivational dynamics in sport : resistance to peer influence, behavioral engagement and disaffection, dispositional coping, and resilience.

Early Holocene palaeoseasonality inferred from the stable isotope composition of Unio shells from Çatalhöyük, Turkey (2016)
Journal Article
Lewis, J. P., Leng, M. J., Dean, J. R., Marciniak, A., Bar-Yosef Mayer, D. E., & Wu, X. (2017). Early Holocene palaeoseasonality inferred from the stable isotope composition of Unio shells from Çatalhöyük, Turkey. Environmental Archaeology, 22(1), 79-95. doi:10.1080/14614103.2015.1116216

Seasonal δ13C and δ18O data are presented from 14 Unio sub-fossil shells unearthed at the archaeological site of Çatalhöyük in central Turkey, spanning the occupation period ca. 9150–8000 cal years BP. The shells likely lived in the small lakes/wetla... Read More about Early Holocene palaeoseasonality inferred from the stable isotope composition of Unio shells from Çatalhöyük, Turkey.

Do rating grades convey important information: German evidence? (2016)
Journal Article
Kenjegaliev, A., Duygun, M., & Mamedshakhova, D. (2016). Do rating grades convey important information: German evidence?. Economic modelling, 53, 334-344. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2015.11.021

© 2015 Elsevier B.V. In this paper we investigate the impact of credit rating changes on German stock market. We evaluate daily abnormal stock returns of companies listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (HDAX). Rating upgrades and downgrades are made... Read More about Do rating grades convey important information: German evidence?.

On the origins of the Gothic novel : from Old Norse to Otranto (2016)
Book Chapter
Arnold, M. (2016). On the origins of the Gothic novel : from Old Norse to Otranto. In C. Wynne (Ed.), Bram Stoker and the Gothic: formations to transformations, 14-29. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9781137465047

This essay assesses the extent to which Old Norse tradition provided the basis for a subspecies of literary horror. It focuses on those formations and interpretations of Old Norse Literature as it came gradually to light from the sixteenth century on... Read More about On the origins of the Gothic novel : from Old Norse to Otranto.

A route to unbuffered pH monitoring: A novel electrochemical approach (2016)
Journal Article
Dai, C., Chan, C. I., Barrow, W., Smith, A., Song, P., Potier, F., …Lawrence, N. S. (2016). A route to unbuffered pH monitoring: A novel electrochemical approach. Electrochimica acta, 190, 879-886. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2016.01.004

Carbon paste electrodes modified by various dihydroxyquinone derivatives are investigated using both cyclic voltammetry and square wave voltammetry in order to ascertain suitability as voltammetric pH sensors. These electrodes show a Nernstian respon... Read More about A route to unbuffered pH monitoring: A novel electrochemical approach.

Is there club convergence in Latin America? (2016)
Journal Article
King, A., & Ramlogan-Dobson, C. (2016). Is there club convergence in Latin America?. Empirical economics, 51(3), 1011-1031. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00181-015-1040-x

Previous studies of the income convergence hypothesis for Latin American economies indicate that almost all are not systematically closing their income gap with developed nations. The few studies to consider whether they instead exhibit club converge... Read More about Is there club convergence in Latin America?.

The history of stellar metallicity in a simulated disc galaxy (2016)
Journal Article
Snaith, O. N., Bailin, J., Gibson, B. K., Bell, E. F., Stinson, G., Valluri, M., …Couchman, H. (2016). The history of stellar metallicity in a simulated disc galaxy. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 456(3), 3119-3141. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stv2788

We explore the chemical distribution of stars in a simulated galaxy. Using simulations of the same initial conditions but with two different feedback schemes (McMaster Unbiased Galaxy Simulations – MUGS – and Making Galaxies in a Cosmological Context... Read More about The history of stellar metallicity in a simulated disc galaxy.

"the silent treatment": Absence as Presence in Linda McLean's Gendered Environments (2016)
Journal Article
Morgan McKean, K. S. (2016). "the silent treatment": Absence as Presence in Linda McLean's Gendered Environments. Contemporary Women's Writing, 10(1), 85-104. https://doi.org/10.1093/cww/vpv029

The landscapes of Linda McLean’s plays hold the bodies and voices of those the characters onstage have lost, creating echoes that connect to ideas of retelling, of hauntings that go beyond individual and cultural reenactments. This sense of echoes is... Read More about "the silent treatment": Absence as Presence in Linda McLean's Gendered Environments.

Experiments with neutron beams for the astrophysical s process (2016)
Journal Article
Lederer, C., Altstadt, S., Andrzejewski, J., Audouin, L., Barbagallo, M., Bécares, V., …Žugec, P. (2016). Experiments with neutron beams for the astrophysical s process. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 665(1), 012020. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/665/1/012020

© Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd. Neutron capture cross sections are the key nuclear physics input to study the slow neutron capture process, which is responsible for forming about half of the elemental abundances above Fe. Stellar neu... Read More about Experiments with neutron beams for the astrophysical s process.

Twenty years of load theory—Where are we now, and where should we go next? (2016)
Journal Article
Murphy, G., Groeger, J. A., & Greene, C. M. (2016). Twenty years of load theory—Where are we now, and where should we go next?. Psychonomic bulletin & review, 23(5), 1316-1340. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-015-0982-5

Selective attention allows us to ignore what is task-irrelevant and focus on what is task-relevant. The cognitive and neural mechanisms that underlie this process are key topics of investigation in cognitive psychology. One of the more prominent theo... Read More about Twenty years of load theory—Where are we now, and where should we go next?.

Sensitivity study for s process nucleosynthesis in AGB stars (2016)
Journal Article
Koloczek, A., Thomas, B., Glorius, J., Plag, R., Pignatari, M., Reifarth, R., …Sonnabend, K. (2016). Sensitivity study for s process nucleosynthesis in AGB stars. Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables, 108(March), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adt.2015.12.001

In this paper we present a large-scale sensitivity study of reaction rates in the main component of the s process. The aim of this study is to identify all rates, which have a global effect on the s process abundance distribution and the three most i... Read More about Sensitivity study for s process nucleosynthesis in AGB stars.

How can frontline expertise and new models of care best contribute to safely reducing avoidable acute admissions? A mixed-methods study of four acute hospitals (2016)
Report
Pinkney, J., Rance, S., Benger, J., Brant, H., Joel-Edgar, S., Swancutt, D., …Byng, R. (2016). How can frontline expertise and new models of care best contribute to safely reducing avoidable acute admissions? A mixed-methods study of four acute hospitals. NIHR HSDR

Background Hospital emergency admissions have risen annually, exacerbating pressures on emergency departments (EDs) and acute medical units. These pressures have an adverse impact on patient experience and potentially lead to suboptimal clinical dec... Read More about How can frontline expertise and new models of care best contribute to safely reducing avoidable acute admissions? A mixed-methods study of four acute hospitals.

Multi-scale characterisation of the 3D microstructure of a thermally-shocked bulk metallic glass matrix composite (2016)
Journal Article
Zhang, W., Bodey, A. J., Sui, T., Kockelmann, W., Rau, C., Korsunsky, A. M., & Mi, J. (2016). Multi-scale characterisation of the 3D microstructure of a thermally-shocked bulk metallic glass matrix composite. Scientific reports, 6(1), 18545-1-18545-7. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep18545

Bulk metallic glass matrix composites (BMGMCs) are a new class of metal alloys which have significantly increased ductility and impact toughness, resulting from the ductile crystalline phases distributed uniformly within the amorphous matrix. However... Read More about Multi-scale characterisation of the 3D microstructure of a thermally-shocked bulk metallic glass matrix composite.

Encounters with the military : toward an ethics of feminist critique? (2016)
Journal Article
Baker, C., Basham, V., Bulmer, S., Gray, H., & Hyde, A. (2016). Encounters with the military : toward an ethics of feminist critique?. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 18(1), 140-154. https://doi.org/10.1080/14616742.2015.1106102

This conversation developed from a panel titled “Interrogating the Militarized Masculine: Reflections on Research, Ethics and Access” held at the May 2013 International Feminist Journal of Politics conference at the University of Sussex, UK.

Growth of MRSA and Pseudomonas aeruginosain a fine-celled foam model containing sessile commensal skin bacteria (2016)
Journal Article
Oates, A., & McBain, A. J. (2016). Growth of MRSA and Pseudomonas aeruginosain a fine-celled foam model containing sessile commensal skin bacteria. Biofouling, 32(1), 25-33. https://doi.org/10.1080/08927014.2015.1117607

Sessile cultures of the skin bacteria Staphylococcus saprophyticus and Corynebacterium xerosis were grown using novel fine-celled foam substrata to test the outcome of challenge by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or Pseudomonas aeruginosa... Read More about Growth of MRSA and Pseudomonas aeruginosain a fine-celled foam model containing sessile commensal skin bacteria.