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  • Anti-phase synchronization and symmetry-breaking bifurcation of impulsively coupled oscillators. 

    Jiang, Haibo; Liu, Yang; Zhang, Liping; Yu, Jianjiang (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cnsns.2016.02.033, 2016-03-05)
    JIANG, H., LIU, Y., ZHANG, L. and YU, J. 2016. Anti-phase synchronization and symmetry-breaking bifurcation of impulsively coupled oscillators. Communications in nonlinear science and numerical simulation [online], 39, pp. 199-208. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cnsns.2016.02.033
    This paper studies the synchronization in two mechanical oscillators coupled by impacts which can be considered as a class of state-dependent impulsively coupled oscillators. The two identical oscillators are harmonically ...
  • Antimicrobial stewardship activities in hospitals in Ireland and the United Kingdom: a comparison of two national surveys. 

    Fleming, Aoife; Tonna, Antonella P.; O'Connor, Sile; Byrne, Stephen; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0114-3, 2015-04-08)
    FLEMING, A., TONNA, A., O'CONNOR, S., BYRNE, S. and STEWART, D. 2015. Antimicrobial stewardship activities in hospitals in Ireland and the United Kingdom: a comparison of two national surveys. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 37(5), pages 776-781. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0114-3
    Background - Best practice guidelines recommend that a multidisciplinary Antimicrobial Management Team (AMT) conduct antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) activities in hospitals. In order to continuously improve AMS activities ...
  • Antimicrobial wafers as a novel technology for infection control in chronic wounds. 

    Labovitiadi, Olga (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2011)
    Bacterial contamination and persistent infection is a common cause of impaired wound healing. Generally, non-healing wounds display similar physiological features with regards to mixed bacterial flora, ischemia and production ...
  • The appearance of women's politics in the correspondence pages of Aberdeen newspapers 1900-1914. 

    Pedersen, Sarah (Taylor & Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09612020200200343, 2002)
    PEDERSEN, S., 2002. The appearance of women's politics in the correspondence pages of Aberdeen newspapers 1900-1914. Women's History Review, 11 (4), pp. 657-674
    A newspaper’s ‘Letters to the Editor’ column represents its readership in an unique way and can provide a useful ‘thermometer’ with which to measure the extent of critical debate and discussion a particular issue generated ...
  • The applicability of aerodynamic models to tidal turbines. 

    Turner, Naomi (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2012-04)
    For the tidal current power industry to progress, simple models for predicting the performance of tidal current turbines are needed. Currently the aerodynamic models developed for wind turbines are typically used to predict ...
  • The application of 3D modelling techniques in built environment evaluation. 

    Laing, Richard Alexander; Davies, Anne-Marie; Hargreaves, Andrew; Scott, Stephen (International Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies., 2004)
    LAING, R., DAVIES, A-M., HARGREAVES, A. and SCOTT, S., 2004. The application of 3D modelling techniques in built environment evaluation. Studies in Regional and Urban Planning, 10, pp. 119-127
    This paper describes a series of methodologies for use in evaluation of the built environment. The use of virtual models within Architecture and Engineering is widespread at the design stage, but has to date been limited ...
  • Application of a conceptual stages design protocol for early collaborative design through computer based mediation. 

    Leon, Marianthi; Laing, Richard Alexander (Robert Gordon University. http://www.rgu.ac.uk/download.cfm?downloadfile=DD9E0FC0-9A42-11E4-9D160050568D0025&typename=dmFile&fieldname=filename, 2014-11)
    LEON, M. and LAING, R., 2014. Application of a conceptual stages design protocol for early collaborative design through computer based mediation. In: T. KOUIDER, ed. Architectural Technology, Towards Innovative Professional Practice : Conference Proceedings of the 5th International Congress of Architectural Technology, Aberdeen 2014 (ICAT2014) 7 November 2014. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University. Pp. 192-205.
    Effective conceptual and collaborative design process in architecture is a prerequisite for efficient overall project development. This can be facilitated by computer mediation methods, including emerging augmented reality ...
  • The application of a novel fluidised photo reactor under UV-Visible and natural solar irradiation in the photocatalytic generation of hydrogen. 

    Skillen, Nathan; Adams, Morgan; McCullagh, Cathy; Ryu, Su Young; Fina, Federica; Hoffmann, Michael R.; Irvine, John T. S.; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2015.10.101, 2015-11-04)
    SKILLEN, N., ADAMS, M., MCCULLAGH, C., RYU, S.Y., FINA, F., HOFFMANN, M.R., IRVINE, J.T.S. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2016. The application of a novel fluidised photo reactor under UV-Visible and natural solar irradiation in the photocatalytic generation of hydrogen. Chemical engineering journal [online], 286, pages 610-621. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2015.10.101
    With advancements in the development of visible light responsive catalysts for H2 production frequently being reported, photocatalytic water splitting has become an attractive method as a potential "solar fuel generator". ...
  • Application of aboutness to functional benchmarking in information retrieval. 

    Wong, Kam-Fai; Song, Dawei; Bruza, Peter D.; Cheng, Chin-Hung (ACM http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/502795.502796, 2001-10)
    WONG, K. F., SONG, D., BRUZA, P. D. and CHENG, C. H., 2001. Application of aboutness to functional benchmarking in information retrieval. ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 19 (4), pp. 337-370.
    Experimental approaches are widely employed to benchmark the performance of an information retrieval (IR) system. Measurements in terms of recall and precision are computed as performance indicators. Although they are ...
  • The application of cloud-based photogrammetry in the study of the built heritage. 

    Laing, Richard Alexander; Scott, Jonathan R.; Hogg, Graeme (Robert Gordon University. http://www.rgu.ac.uk/download.cfm?downloadfile=DD9E0FC0-9A42-11E4-9D160050568D0025&typename=dmFile&fieldname=filename, 2014-11)
    LAING, R., SCOTT, J. and HOGG, G., 2014. The application of cloud-based photogrammetry in the study of the built heritage. In: T. KOUIDER, ed. Architectural Technology, Towards Innovative Professional Practice : Conference Proceedings of the 5th International Congress of Architectural Technology, Aberdeen 2014 (ICAT2014) 7 November 2014. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University. Pp. 242-252.
    This paper considers the use of cloud-based photogrammetry to collect and process 3D information pertaining to the built heritage. Although modern surveying technologies such as laser scanning are available, their application ...
  • An application of genetic algorithms to chemotherapy treatment. 

    Petrovski, Andrei (Robert Gordon University School of Computing Science & Digital Media, 1998-12)
    The present work investigates methods for optimising cancer chemotherapy within the bounds of clinical acceptability and making this optimisation easily accessible to oncologists. Clinical oncologists wish to be able to ...
  • The application of low aspect ratio hydrofoils to the secure positioning of static equipment in tidal streams. 

    Owen, Alan (The Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2007-05)
    The costs of installing tidal energy technology are high, requiring expensive vessels to drill sockets in the sea bed or to handle gravity based structures of substantial mass, and this impacts on the commercial viability ...
  • The application of Raman and anti-stokes Raman spectroscopy for in-situ monitoring of structural changes in laser irradiated titanium dioxide materials. 

    Rigby, Stephanie J.; Al-Obaidi, Ala H. R.; Lee, Soo-Keun; McStay, Daniel; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2005.10.003, 2006-09)
    RIGBY, S. J., AL-OBAIDI, A. H. R., LEE, S.-K., McSTAY, D. and ROBERTSON, P. K. J., 2006. The application of Raman and anti-stokes Raman spectroscopy for in-situ monitoring of structural changes in laser irradiated titanium dioxide materials. Applied Surface Science, 252 (22), pp. 7948-7952.
    The use of Raman and anti-stokes Raman spectroscopy to investigate the effect of exposure to high power laser radiation on the crystalline phases of TiO2 has been investigated. Measurement of the changes, over several time ...
  • The application of surface second harmonic sensor to probe laser induced modification of titanium dioxide. 

    Lee, Soo-Keun; Vrillet, Guerric; Al-Obaidi, Ala H. R.; Robertson, Peter K. J.; McStay, Daniel (Taylor & Francis, 1999)
    LEE, S.-K., VRILLET, G., AL-OBAIDI, A. H. R., ROBERTSON, P. K. J. and MCSTAY, D., 1999. The application of surface second harmonic sensor to probe laser induced modification of titanium dioxide. In : N. M. WHITE and A. T. AUGOUSTI, eds. Sensors and their Applications X: Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Sensors and their Applications, held in Cardiff, Wales, 5-8 September 1999. New York: Taylor and Francis. Pp. 37-41.
    The effects of high power pulsed laser light on a TiO2 photocatalyst have been investigated using a surface second harmonic generation (SSHG) sensor. When TiO2 is irradiated with a laser at 355mm a visible change in colour ...
  • Application of system dynamics approach in electricity sector modelling: A review. 

    Ahmad, Salman; Tahar, Razman Mat; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Munir, Abu Bakar; Rahim, Ruzairi Abdul (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2015.11.034, 2016-04)
    AHMAD, S., TAHAR, R. M., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., MUNIR, A. B., and RAHIM, R. A., 2016. Application of system dynamics approach in electricity sector modelling: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 56, pp. 29–37.
    Electricity has become a vital source of energy for social and economic development in modern era. Likewise, the issues of its planning and management have grown complex. To address complexity in decision making, researchers ...
  • The application of the Kelvin probe in materials science. 

    Lagel, Bert (The Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2000-08)
    This thesis reports on the application of the Kelvin probe in materials science and in particular on the study of metal and semiconductor surfaces in both ambient and UHV environments. The concept of the work function φ ...
  • The application of visual environmental economics in the study of public preference and urban greenspace. 

    Laing, Richard Alexander; Davies, Anne-Marie; Miller, David; Conniff, Anna; Scott, Stephen; Morrice, Jane (Pion. http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/b33140, 2009-05)
    LAING, R., DAVIES, A-M., MILLER, D., CONNIFF, A., SCOTT, S. and MORRICE, J., 2009. The application of visual environmental economics in the study of public preference and urban greenspace. Environment and Planning B, 36 (2), pp. 355-375.
    Urban greenspace has consistently been argued to be of great importance to the wellbeing, health, and daily lives of residents and users. This paper reports results from a study which combined the visualisation of public ...
  • Applications and design of cooperative multi-agent ARN-based systems. 

    Gerrard, Claire E.; McCall, John; Macleod, Christopher; Coghill, George M. (Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00500-014-1330-9, 2015-06)
    GERRARD, C. E., MCCALL, J., MACLEOD, C. and COGHILL, G. M., 2015. Applications and design of cooperative multi-agent ARN-based systems. Soft Computing, 19 (6), pp. 1581-1594.
    The Artificial Reaction Network (ARN) is an Artificial Chemistry inspired by Cell Signalling Networks (CSNs). Its purpose is to represent chemical circuitry and to explore the computational properties responsible for ...
  • Applying genetic algorithms to multi-objective land use planning 

    Matthews, Keith B.; Craw, Susan; Elder, S.; Sibbald, A.; MacKenzie, I. (Morgan Kaufmann (now Elsevier) http://www.elsevier.com, 2000-07)
    MATTHEWS, K., CRAW, S., ELDER, S., SIBBALD, A. and MACKENZIE, I. 2000. Applying genetic algorithms to multi-objective land use planning. In: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference. 8-12 July 2000. Las Vegas, Nevada: Riviera Hotel and Casino. pp.613-620.
    This paper explores the application of multiobjective Genetic Algorithms (mGAs) to rural land use planning, a spatial allocation problem. Two mGAs are proposed. Both share an underlying structure of: fitness assignment ...
  • The appraisal interview reappraised. 

    Tourish, Dennis (Routledge, 2006)
    TOURISH, D., 2006. The appraisal interview reappraised. In: O. HARGIE, ed. The handbook of communication skills. 3rd ed. London: Routledge. pp. 505-530
    The appraisal interview is one of the most ubiquitous features of life in organisations. It is also one of the most ridiculed. Evidence mounts each year to the effect that most such interviews are poorly managed, fail ...