Recent Submissions

  • Strain energy function for isotropic non-linear elastic incompressible solids with linear finite strain response in shear and torsion 

    Mangan, Robert; Destrade, Michel; Saccomandi, Giuseppe (Elsevier, 2016-07-18)
    We find the strain energy function for isotropic incompressible solids exhibiting a linear relationship between shear stress and amount of shear, and between torque and amount of twist, when subject to large simple shear ...
  • The cell walls of pteridophytes and other green plants - a review 

    Popper, Zoë A. (British Pteridological Society, 2006-12-22)
    The cell wall is one of the defining characteristics of plants and is a fundamental component in normal growth and development. Cell wall composition is a potentially valuable source of phylogenetic information as notable ...
  • Beyond the green: understanding the evolutionary puzzle of plant and algal cell walls 

    Popper, Zoë A.; Tuohy, Maria G. (American Society of Plant Biologists, 2010-04-26)
    Niklas (2000) defined plants as “photosynthetic eukaryotes,” thereby including brown, red, and green macroalgae and microalgae. These groups share several features, including the presence of a complex, dynamic, and ...
  • Cell wall evolution and diversity 

    Fangel, Jonatan U.; Ulvskov, Peter; Knox, J. P.; Mikkelsen, Maria Dalgaard; Harholt, Jesper; Popper, Zoë A.; Willats, William G. T. (Frontiers Media, 2012-07-06)
    Plant cell walls display a considerable degree of diversity in their compositions and molecular architectures. In some cases the functional significance of a particular cell wall type appears to be easy to discern: secondary ...
  • Ceratopteris richardii (C-Fern): a model for investigating adaptive modification of vascular plant cell walls 

    Leroux, Olivier; Eeckhout, Sharon; Viane, Ronald L. L.; Popper, Zoë A. (Frontiers Media, 2013-09-23)
    Plant cell walls are essential for most aspects of plant growth, development, and survival, including cell division, expansive cell growth, cell-cell communication, biomechanical properties, and stress responses. Therefore, ...
  • Pectin metabolism and assembly in the cell wall of the charophyte green alga penium margaritaceum 

    Domozych, David S.; Sørensen, Iben; Popper, Zoë A.; Ochs, Julie; Andreas, Amanda; Fangel, Jonatan U.; Pielach, Anna; Sacks, Carly; Brechka, Hannah; Ruisi-Besares, Pia; Willats, William G.T.; Rose, Jocelyn K.C. (American Society of Plant Biologists, 2014-03-20)
    The pectin polymer homogalacturonan (HG) is a major component of land plant cell walls and is especially abundant in the middle lamella. Current models suggest that HG is deposited into the wall as a highly methylesterified ...
  • Bioinformatic identification and analysis of extensins in the plant kingdom 

    Liu, Xiao; Wolfe, Richard; Welch, Lonnie R.; Domozych, David S.; Popper, Zoë A.; Showalter, Allan M. (Public Library of Science, 2016-02-26)
    Extensins (EXTs) are a family of plant cell wall hydroxyproline-rich glycoproteins (HRGPs) that are implicated to play important roles in plant growth, development, and defense. Structurally, EXTs are characterized by the ...
  • Charophytes: evolutionary giants and emerging model organisms 

    Domozych, David S.; Popper, Zoë A.; Sørensen, Iben (Frontiers Media, 2016-10-10)
    Charophytes are the group of green algae whose ancestral lineage gave rise to land plants in what resulted in a profoundly transformative event in the natural history of the planet. Extant charophytes exhibit many features ...
  • The annual GiG - Groups in Galway 

    Hurley, Ted (NUI Galway, 2015)
    The GiG (Groups in Galway) conference, and related activity, has been running annually since 1978 and is the longest running annual international mathematical conference on a special topic. It has its origin from the ...
  • Adsorption of the natural protein surfactant Rsn-2 onto liquid interfaces 

    Brandani, Giovanni B.; Vance, Steven J.; Schor, Marieke; Cooper, Alan; Kennedy, Malcolm W.; Smith, Brian O.; MacPhee, Cait E.; Cheung, David L. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2017-02-27)
    To stabilize foams, droplets, and films at liquid interfaces nature has evolved a range of protein biosurfactants. Compared to synthetic surfactants, these combine surface activity with biocompatibility and low solution ...
  • Design principles for the formation of ordered patterns in binary mixtures of colloidal particles on spherical droplets 

    Fortuna, Sara; Cheung, David L. (Elsevier, 2017-03-11)
    We elucidate the design principles for the formation of ordered structures formed by binary mixtures of particles on spherical surfaces, such as emulsion droplets, polymer vesicles, and col- loidal nanoparticles. Using ...
  • Understanding the changes of cone reflectance in adaptive optics flood illumination retinal images over three years 

    Mariotti, Letizia; Devaney, Nicholas; Lombardo, Giuseppe; Lombardo, Marco (Optical Society of America, 2016)
    Although there is increasing interest in the investigation of cone reflectance variability, little is understood about its characteristics over long time scales. Cone detection and its automation is now becoming a fundamental ...
  • Towards a kinetic understanding of the NOx promoting-effect on ignition of coalbed methane: A case study of methane/nitrogen dioxide mixtures 

    Deng, Fuquan; Yang, Feiyu; Zhang, Peng; Pan, Youshun; Bugler, John; Curran, Henry J.; Zhang, Yingjia; Huang, Zuohua (Elsevier, 2016-05-03)
    Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is an important impurity in coal-bed methane (CBM) and a dominant component of NOx pollution in practical engines. Its promoting effect on methane ignition has been studied in the current experimental ...
  • An experimental and modeling study of nitromethane + O2 + N2 ignition in a shock tube 

    Nauclér, J.D.; Li, Y.; Nilsson, E.J.K.; Curran, Henry J.; Konnov, A.A. (Elsevier, 2016-09-09)
    The ignition of nitromethane/O-2/N-2 mixtures was investigated via shock tube experiments in the temperature range 947-1333 K at reflected shock pressures near 8, 16 and 32 atm. The ignition was recorded as the intensity ...
  • Optimized reaction mechanism rate rules for ignition of normal alkanes 

    Cai, Liming; Pitsch, Heinz; Mohamed, Samah Y.; Raman, Venkat; Bugler, John; Curran, Henry; Sarathy, S.Mani (Elsevier, 2016-08-10)
    The increasing demand for cleaner combustion and reduced greenhouse gas emissions motivates research on the combustion of hydrocarbon fuels and their surrogates. Accurate detailed chemical kinetic models are an important ...
  • Engineering recombinant antibodies for polymer biofunctionalization 

    Hortigüela, María J.; Lucie Aumailley, Lucie; Srivastava, Akshay; Cunningham, Clare; Anandakumar, Soshee; Robin, Sylvain; Pandit, Abhay; Hu, Xuejun; Wall, Gerard (Wiley, 2015-08-18)
    The attachment of recognition elements such as antibody fragments to polymeric substrates can be used to mediate cell- or protein-specific interactions. In this work, single-chain Fv (scFv) antibody fragments were isolated ...
  • Conformations of Myoglobin-derived Peptides at the Air-Water Interface Dataset 

    Cheung, David L. (NUI Galway, 2016-12-12)
    Simulation files, analysis scripts, and output data to accompany article: Cheung, David L. (2016). Conformations of Myoglobin-Derived Peptides at the Air–Water Interface. Langmuir, 32(18), 4405-4414. doi: 10.1021/acs.la ...
  • On the Torus degeneration of the genus two partition function 

    Hurley, Donny; Tuite, Michael P. (World Scientific Publishing, 2013-07-16)
    We consider the partition function of a general vertex operator algebra V on a genus two Riemann surface formed by sewing together two tori. We consider the non-trivial degeneration limit where one torus is pinched down ...
  • Classification of narcotics in solid mixtures using principal component analysis and Raman spectroscopy 

    Ryder, Alan G. (ASTM International, 2002-03-01)
    Eighty-five solid samples consisting of illegal narcotics diluted with several different materials were analyzed by near-infrared (785 nm excitation) Raman spectroscopy. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) was employed to ...
  • Machine learning methods for quantitative analysis of Raman spectroscopy data 

    Madden, Michael G.; Ryder, Alan G. (Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2003-08-27)
    The automated identification and quantification of illicit materials using Raman spectroscopy is of significant importance for law enforcement agencies. This paper explores the use of Machine Learning (ML) methods in ...

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