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  • Progress of solar photovoltaic in ASEAN countries: a review. 

    Ismail, Abdul Muhaimin; Ramirez-Iniguez, Roberto; Asif, Muhammad; Munir, Abu Bakar; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2015.04.010, 2015-08)
    The present global energy scenario, in which fossil fuels play a preponderant role, faces significant energy and environmental challenges. To help address these challenges, countries across the world are increasing the ...
  • Role of feed-in tariff policy in promoting solar photovoltaic investments in Malaysia: a system dynamics approach. 

    Ahmad, Salman; Tahar, Razman Mat; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Munir, Abu Bakar; Rahim, Ruzairi Abdul (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2015.03.047, 2015-05)
    Solar photovoltaic has shown a significant rise in terms of worldwide installation. One of the main reason is due to the introduction of the FiT (feed-in tariff) policy by the governments. This paper aims to evaluate FiT ...
  • Monitoring acoustic emission (AE) energy in slurry impingement using a new model for particle impact. 

    Droubi, M. Ghazi; Reuben, R. L.; White, G. (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ymssp.2015.01.023, 2015-10)
    A series of systematic impact tests have been carried out to investigate the influence of particle size, free stream velocity, particle impact angle, and nominal particle concentration on the amount of energy dissipated ...
  • Selection of network parameters in wireless control of bilateral teleoperated manipulators. 

    Maddahi, Yaser; Liao, Stephen; Fung, Wai-keung; Hossain, Ekram; Sepehri, Nariman (IEEE http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TII.2015.2490625, 2015-12)
    This paper describes how to establish performance charts for selection of network parameters for effective utilization of a bilateral teleoperated manipulator working under a wireless communication channel. The goal is to ...
  • Investigations on surface wettability of ZnO nanowires using UV LEDs for biosensing applications. 

    Bhavsar, Kaushalkumar; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Pollard, Pat (IOP Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/64/1/012033, 2014-05)
    ZnO is a biocompatible material suitable for biosensors and microfluidic devices. Nanowires of ZnO tend to show hydrophobic nature which decelerates the adhesion/adsorption of biomolecules on the surface. This paper ...
  • Highly transparent and luminescent nanostructured Eu203 doped ZnO films. 

    Sreedharan, Remadevi Sreeja; Ganasan, Vedachalaiyer; Sudarsanakumar, Chellappan Pillai; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Pillai, V. P. Mahadevan (IOP Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/64/1/012027, 2014-05)
    Zinc oxide is a wide, direct band gap II-VI oxide semiconductor. Pure and Eu-doped ZnO films are prepared by RF Magnetron sputtering at different doping concentrations (0.5, 1, 3 and 5 wt %). The films are annealed at 500 ...
  • Development of dithizone based fibre optic evanescent wave sensor for heavy metal ion detection in aqueous environments. 

    Bhavsar, Kaushalkumar; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Pollard, Pat (IOP Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/450/1/012011, 2013-09)
    Detection of highly toxic heavy metal ions requires rapid, simple, sensitive and selective detection methods in the environment. Optical fibre based sensing facilitates the remote, continuous and in-situ detection ...
  • Rare elements electrochemistry: the development of a novel electrochemical sensor for the rapid detection of Europium in environmental samples using gold electrode modified with 2-pyridinol-1-oxide. 

    Cruickshank, Laura; Officer, Simon J.; Pollard, Pat; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Stutter, Mark; Fernandez, Carlos (Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry http://dx.doi.org/10.2116/analsci.31.623, 2015-07)
    This work presents for the first time the electrochemical determination of europium using cyclic voltammetry at gold electrodes modified with 2-pyridinol-1-oxide. A well-defined oxidation peak was observed in cyclic ...
  • Twinning anisotropy of tantalum during nanoindentation. 

    Goel, Saurav; Beake, Ben; Chan, Chi-Wai; Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Dunne, Nicholas (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2014.12.075, 2015-03)
    Unlike other BCC metals, the plastic deformation of nanocrystalline Tantalum (Ta) during compression is regulated by deformation twinning. Whether or not this twinning exhibits anisotropy was investigated through simulation ...
  • Prediction of high-temperature rapid combustion behaviour of woody biomass particles. 

    Li, Jun; Paul, Manosh C.; Younger, Paul L.; Watson, Ian; Hossain, Mamdud; Welch, Stephen (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2015.10.061, 2016-02)
    Biomass energy is becoming a promising option to reduce CO2 emissions, due to its renewability and carbon neutrality. Normally, biomass has high moisture and volatile contents, and thus its combustion behaviour is ...
  • Sliding Wear Investigation of Suspension Sprayed WC-Co Nanocomposite Coatings. 

    Ahmed, R.; Ali, O.; Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Al-Anazi, N. M.; Al-Mutairi, S.; Toma, F.-L.; Berger, L.-M.; Potthoff, A.; Goosen, M. F. A. (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2014.10.021, 2015-01)
    Sliding wear evaluation of nanostructured coatings deposited by Suspension High Velocity Oxy-Fuel (S-HVOF) and conventional HVOF (Jet Kote (HVOF-JK) and JP5000 (HVOF-JP)) spraying were evaluated. S-HVOF coatings were ...
  • Structure property relationship of suspension thermally sprayed WC-Co nanocomposite coatings. 

    Ahmed, R.; Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Al-Anazi, Nayef M.; Al-Mutairi, S.; Toma, F.-L.; Berger, L.-M.; Potthoff, A.; Polychroniadis, E. K.; Sall, M.; Chaliampalias, D.; Goosen, M. F. A. (Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11666-014-0174-2, 2015-02)
    Tribomechanical properties of nanostructured coatings deposited by suspension high velocity oxy-fuel (S-HVOF) and conventional HVOF (Jet Kote) spraying were evaluated. Nanostructured S-HVOF coatings were obtained via ball ...
  • Forward and backward motion control of a vibro-impact capsule system. 

    Liu, Yang; Pavlovskaia, Ekaterina; Wiercigroch, Marian; Peng, Zhike (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2014.10.009, 2015-04)
    A capsule system driven by a harmonic force applied to its inner mass is considered in this study. Four various friction models are employed to describe motion of the capsule in different environments taking into account ...
  • Angular dependent light emission from planar waveguides. 

    Peter, Jaison; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Radhakrishnan, P.; Vallabhan, C. P. G.; Nampoori, V. P. N.; Kailasnath, M. (American Institute of Physics http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4905011, 2015)
    We have investigated the angular dependence of amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) and laser emission from an asymmetric and free-standing polymer thin films doped with rhodamine 6G, which is transversely pumped by a ...
  • Characterization of biomass combustion at high temperatures based on an upgraded single particle model. 

    Li, Jun; Paul, Manosh C.; Younger, Paul L.; Watson, Ian; Hossain, Mamdud; Welch, Stephen (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.04.027, 2015-10)
    Biomass co-firing is becoming a promising solution to reduce CO2 emissions, due to its renewability and carbon neutrality. Biomass normally has high moisture and volatile contents, complicating its combustion behavior, ...
  • Combustion modelling of pulverised biomass particles at high temperatures. 

    Li, Jun; Paul, Manosh C.; Younger, Paul L.; Watson, Ian; Hossain, Mamdud; Welch, Stephen (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.02.055, 2015)
    Biomass co-firing is becoming a promising solution to reduce CO2 emissions, due to its renewability and carbon neutrality. Biomass normally has high moisture and volatile contents, complicating its combustion behaviour, ...
  • Mechanical and impact performance of three-phase polyamide 6 nanocomposites. 

    Gendre, Laura; Njuguna, James; Abhyankar, Rishi; Ermini, Valentina (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2014.08.005, 2015-02)
    In this work, three-phase nanocomposites using multiscale reinforcements were studied to evaluate the influence of nanofillers on static and dynamic mechanical properties at varying temperature conditions. In particular, ...
  • Intelligent grain size profiling using neural network and application to sanding potential prediction in real time. 

    Oluyemi, Gbenga Folorunso (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2007-11)
    Production of hydrocarbon from both consolidated and unconsolidated clastic reservoir rocks poses a risk of sand production especially if a well articulated programme of sand management strategy is not put in place to ...
  • Thermo-mechanical performance of poly (lactic acid)/flax fibre-reinforced biocomposites. 

    Nassiopoulos, Elias; Njuguna, James (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2014.07.051, 2015-02)
    In this study, the thermo-mechanical performance of flax fibre reinforced poly lactic acid (PLA) biocomposites was investigated for the potential use in load bearing application such as body-in-white and body structures ...
  • Composite inorganic membranes for hydrogen reaction, separation and purification. 

    El-Zarouk, Khaled Mohamed (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2007-01)
    Silica-alumina composite membranes for hydrogen separation and high temperature chemical reactions were prepared using both conventional and modified dip-coating techniques. These were deposited on commercially available ...

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