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  • Fabrication of bio-inspired hydrophobic self-assembled electrospun nanofiber based hierarchical structures 

    Kakunuri, M; Khandelwal, M; Sharma, CS; Eichhorn, SJ (Elsevier, 2017-02-21)
    In this letter, we present a facile approach to fabricate hydrophobic surfaces based on electrostatic field assisted self-assembly of fibers onto conductive micropillars. Hydrophobic patterns fabricated in this work are ...
  • Recent progress in chromogenic research of tungsten oxides towards energy-related applications 

    Zhu, Y; Thummavichai, P; xia, Y (Elsevier, 2017-04-08)
    This paper summarises the recent research on the chromogenic performance of a unique class of nanomaterials, tungsten oxide (WOx), and highlights their potential applications in energy-related areas. WOx exhibits a wealthy ...
  • An integrated model to evaluate water-energy-food nexus at a household scale 

    Hussien, WA; Memon, FA; Savic, DA (Elsevier, 2017-04-07)
    To achieve a sustainable supply and effectively manage water, energy and food (WEF) demand, interactions between WEF need to be understood. This study developed an integrated model, capturing the interactions between WEF ...
  • Cumulative impact assessment of tidal stream energy extraction in the Irish Sea 

    Haverson, D; Bacon, J; Smith, HCM; Venugopal, V; Xiao, Q (Elsevier, 2017-04-11)
    As the tidal stream industry continues to develop and move towards commercial viability, strategic planning is required to maximise its full potential. A cumulative impact assessment of tidal stream developments in the ...
  • An offshore wind union? Diversity and convergence in European offshore wind governance 

    Fitch-Roy, OWF (-, 2015-06-17)
    Offshore wind megaprojects in European waters have significant carbon abatement potential and increasing their number is a policy goal for several European maritime nations. But experience has shown that governance of ...
  • Comparison of auctions and alternative policy options for RES-E support 

    Kitzing, L; Islam, M; Fitch-Roy, O (AURES, 2017-01-05)
    This report summarises the findings of Task 6.2 of the AURES project. It intends to compare auctions with alternative policy instruments and examines under which circumstances auctions may be superior and inferior to achieve ...
  • Phase-change computing 

    Wright, CD; Hosseini, P (E\PCOS, 2012-07-08)
    Phase-change materials and devices are currently generating much interest for their potential to provide practicable alternatives to traditional von-Neumann computing (i.e. alternatives to computing in which memory and ...
  • Reconfigurable nanophotonic devices using phase-change materials 

    Stegmaier, M; Rios, C; Wright, CD; Bhaskaran, H; Pernice, WHP (E\PCOS, 2016-09-04)
    Nanophotonic integrated circuits enable realizing functional optical devices using efficient design and fabrication routines. Their inherent stability and scalability makes them attractive for applications where optical ...
  • Size Scaling in Phase Change Memory Cells: From Traditional to Emerging Device Structures 

    Hayat, H; Kohary, KI; Wright, CD (E\PCOS, 2016-09-04)
    1. INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY Phase change memory (PCM) based on the reversible phase-transition of chalcogenides (such as Ge2Sb2Te5 (GST)) between a low-resistance crystalline state and high-resistance amorphous state ...
  • A self-resetting phase-change neuron 

    Cobley, RA; Wright, CD; Hayat, H (E\PCOS, 2016-09-04)
    Neuromorphic, or brain-like, computing applications of phase-change devices have to date concentrated primarily on the implementation of phase-change synapses. However, a phase-change device can also mimic the integrative ...
  • Development of an optoelectronic test station for novel phasechange device characterisation and development 

    Au, YY; Wright, CD (E\PCOS, 2016-09-04)
    Optoelectronic applications of phase-change devices are of increasing interest and importance. To enable the proper experimental characterisation of device optoelectronic properties, and to allow for the future development ...
  • Integrated phase-change photonics for all-optical processing 

    Stegmaier, M; Fledmann, J; Rios, C; Wright, CD; Bhaskaran, H; Pernice, WHP (E\PCOS, 2016-09-04)
    Embedding phase-change materials (PCMs) in on-chip photonic circuitry enables nonvolatile alloptical operation of integrated optical devices. This hybrid system has been used so far in terms of memory applications. However, ...
  • Phase-change meta-photonics 

    Wright, CD; Ruiz de Galarreta, C; Trimby, L; Garcia-Cuevas Carrillo, S; Bertolotti, J; Hewak, DW; Cryan, M; Klemm, M; Hosseini, P; Bhaskaran, H (E\PCOS, 2016-09)
    We combine phase-change materials and metamaterial arrays (metasurfaces) to create new forms of dynamic, tuneable and reconfigurable photonic devices including ‘perfect’ absorbers, infra-red light modulators, optical beam ...
  • Photoconductivity of Few-Layer MoTe2 

    Octon, TJ; Nagareddy, VK; Craciun, MF; Wright, CD (metaconferences.org, 2016-07-25)
    A photoconductivity study of few-layer MoTe2 in a field effect transistor (FET) configuration was performed to find the photoresponsivity and photocurrent response of the material. The mechanisms for MoTe2 with no applied ...
  • Non-volatile Optoelectronic Phase-Change Meta-Displays 

    Garia-Ceuvas Carrillo, S; Wright, CD; Hosseini, P; Bhaskaran, H (metaconferences.org, 2016-07-25)
    Phase-change materials have a pronounced contrast between their electrical and optical properties when in the amorphous to crystalline phases, and can be switched between these phases quickly and repeatedly by electrical ...
  • Risk based sensor placement methods for burst/leak detection in water distribution systems 

    Forconi, E; Ferrante, M; Kapelan, Z; Mahmoud, H; Capponi, C (IWA Publishing, 2017)
    The optimal placement of sensors in water distribution systems for burst/leak detection is usually formulated as an optimization problem. In this study three different risk-based functions are used to drive optimal location ...
  • Dynamic forces induced by a single pedestrian: a literature review 

    Younis, A; Avci, O; Hussein, M; Davis, B; Reynolds, P (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2017-03-22)
    With the use of lighter construction materials, more slender architectural designs, and open floor plans resulting in low damping, vibration serviceability has become a dominant design criterion for structural engineers ...
  • Energy use and carbon footprints differ dramatically for diverse wastewater-derived carbonaceous substrates: An integrated exploration of biokinetics and life-cycle assessment. 

    Li, Y; Wang, X; Butler, D; Liu, J; Qu, J (Nature Publishing Group, 2017-03-21)
    Energy neutrality and reduction of carbon emissions are significant challenges to the enhanced sustainability of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). Harvesting energy from wastewater carbonaceous substrates can offset ...
  • Alleviating health risks associated with rainwater harvesting 

    Ward, SL; Butler, D; Daly, B; Deegan, AM; Maganha de Almeida, AC; Lennox, I (NRC Research Press, 2017-03-31)
    Perceived and real public health risks associated with the quality of water from alternative water sources and supply systems, such as rainwater harvesting (RWH) and grey water reuse, continue to restrict their uptake in ...
  • Urban rainwater harvesting systems: Research, implementation and future perspectives. 

    Campisano, A; Butler, D; Ward, S; Burns, MJ; Friedler, E; DeBusk, K; Fisher-Jeffes, LN; Ghisi, E; Rahman, A; Furumai, H; Han, M (IWA Publishing, 2017-03-02)
    While the practice of rainwater harvesting (RWH) can be traced back millennia, the degree of its modern implementation varies greatly across the world, often with systems that do not maximize potential benefits. With a ...

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