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Role of mitochondria in neuronal apoptosis
(Karger Publishers, 200012)Apoptosis is a controlled form of cell death that participates in the demise of neuronal cells during development, neurodegenerative disorders and exposure to neurotoxic agents. In recent years, the mitochondria have emerged ... 
Timedomain measurement of fluorescence lifetime variation with pH
(Society of Photooptical Instrumentation Engineers, 2001)Advances in the design and miniaturization of the lasers and electronics required for Time Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC) measurement of fluorescence lifetime have simplified the use of the time domain method. ... 
Cutoff in the TeV Energy Spectrum of Markarian 421 During Strong Flares in 2001
(2001)Exceptionally strong and long lasting flaring activity of the blazar Markarian 421 (Mrk 421) occurred between January and March 2001. Based on the excellent signaltonoise ratio of the data we derive the energy spectrum ... 
Rational Generalised Moonshine from Abelian Orbifoldings of the Moonshine Module
(2001)We consider orbifoldings of the Moonshine Module with respect to the abelian group generated by a pair of commuting Monster group elements with one of prime order $p=2,3,5,7$ and the other of order $pk$ for $k=1$ or $k$ ... 
The explicit secular equation for surface acoustic waves in monoclinic elastic crystals
(Acoustical Society of America, 20010125)The secular equation for surface acoustic waves propagating on a monoclinic elastic halfspace is derived in a direct manner, using the method of first integrals. Although the motion is at first assumed to correspond to ... 
Surface waves in orthotropic incompressible materials
(Acoustical Society of America, 20010417)The secular equation for surface acoustic waves propagating on an orthotropic incompressible halfspace is derived in a direct manner, using the method of first integrals. 
Circularlypolarized plane waves in a deformed Hadamard material
(Elsevier, 20011031)Smallamplitude inhomogeneous plane waves propagating in any direction in a homogeneously deformed Hadamard material are considered. Conditions for circular polarization are established. The analysis relies on the use of ... 
Generalized Moonshine and orbifold constructions.
(Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences (Kokyuroku), 2002)A brief review is given of some of our recent work on Generalised Monstrous Moonshine using abelian orbifoldings of the Moonshine Module. 
Finiteamplitude inhomogeneous plane waves in a deformed MooneyRivlin material
(Oxford University Press, 2002)The propagation of finiteamplitude linearlypolarized inhomogeneous transverse plane waves is considered for a MooneyRivlin material maintained in a state of finite static homogeneous deformation. It is shown that such ... 
The incompressible limit in linear anisotropic elasticity, with applications to surface waves and elastostatics
(Elsevier, 2002)[no abstract available] 
Discovery of Spectral Variability of Markarian 421 at TeV Energies
(2002)The detection of spectral variability of the gammaray blazar Mrk 421 at TeV energies is reported. Observations with the Whipple Observatory 10m gammaray telescope taken in 2000/2001 revealed exceptionally strong and ... 
Recent Results from the VERITAS Collaboration
(2002)A decade after the discovery of TeV gammarays from the blazar Mrk 421 (Punch et al. 1992), the list of TeV blazars has increased to five BL Lac objects: Mrk 421 (Punch et al. 1992; Petry et al. 1996; Piron et al. 2001), ... 
Some Irrational Generalised Moonshine from Orbifolds
(2002)We verify the Generalised Moonshine conjectures for some irrational modular functions for the Monster centralisers related to the HaradaNorton, Held, $M_{12}$ and $L_3(3)$ simple groups based on certain orbifolding ... 
Torus Chiral nPoint Functions for Free Boson and Lattice Vertex Operator Algebras
(2002)We obtain explicit expressions for all genus one chiral npoint functions for free bosonic and lattice vertex operator algebras. We also consider the elliptic properties of these functions. 
Classification of narcotics in solid mixtures using principal component analysis and Raman spectroscopy
(ASTM International, 20020301)Eightyfive solid samples consisting of illegal narcotics diluted with several different materials were analyzed by nearinfrared (785 nm excitation) Raman spectroscopy. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) was employed to ... 
Fluorescence lifetime based pH sensing using Resorufin
(2003)Accurate, noncontact pH sensing is of particular importance in the biological and clinical sciences. Fluorescence lifetime based pH sensing is potentially more useful than intensity based methods because of the reduced ... 
Influence of chemical composition on the fluorescence lifetimes of crude petroleum oils
(Society of Photooptical Instrumentation Engineers, 2003)Fluorescence based methods are increasingly being used for the analysis of crude oils because they offer high speed, low cost, noncontact, and nondestructive testing options. The fluorescence of crude oils is due to the ... 
Evaluation of acridine in Nafion as a fluorescencelifetimebased pH sensor
(2003)We report a novel fluorescencelifetimebased pH sensing method that utilizes acridine incorporated into Nation (AcNaf) as the fluorescent indicator. The AcNaf sensor is excited using a 380 nm light emitting diode (LED) ... 
Rayleigh waves and surface stability for Bell materials in compression; comparison with rubber
(Oxford University Press, 2003)The stability of a Bellconstrained halfspace in compression is studied. To this end, the propagation of Rayleigh waves on the surface of the material when it is maintained in a static state of triaxial prestrain is ... 
Rayleigh waves in symmetry planes of crystals : explicit secular equations and some explicit wave speeds
(Elsevier, 2003)Rayleigh waves are considered for crystals possessing at least one plane of symmetry. The secular equation is established explicitly for surface waves propagating in any direction of the plane of symmetry, using two different ...