Abbie C Mclaughlin

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We describe for the first time the synthesis of biocompatible TiO2 nanoparticles containing a functional NH2 group which are easily dispersible in water. The synthesis of water dispersible TiO2 nanoparticles coated with mercaptosuccinic acid is also reported. We show that it is possible to exchange the stearic acid from pre-synthesised fatty acid-coated(More)
We have studied the kinetics of ionophore X-537A-mediated transport of manganese ions into small unilamellar vesicles formed from dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine. To follow the transport we used the paramagnetic effect of manganese on the 1H-NMR signal from choline trimethylammonium groups on the inner phospholipid monolayer. The transport of only one(More)
The mechanism of high-transition-temperature (high-T(c)) superconductivity in doped copper oxides is an enduring problem. Antiferromagnetism is established as the competing order, but the relationship between the two states in the intervening 'pseudogap' regime has become a central puzzle. The role of the crystal lattice, which is important in conventional(More)
A study of the magnetic and structural properties of the double perovskite Ba2GdMoO6 has been performed. The crystal structure distorts from the ideal cubic (Fm3m) structure to the tetragonal space group I4/m at 220 K, before undergoing a second distortion to a triclinic system (I1) at 80 K. The phase transition to triclinic symmetry is also evident in(More)
Zero field muon spin relaxation (ZF-μSR) has been used to study the magnetic properties of the underdoped giant magnetoresistive ruthenocuprates RuSr(2)Nd(1.8-x)Y (0.2)Ce(x)Cu(2)O(10-δ) (x = 0.95, 0.80). The magnetoresistance (MR) is defined so that MR = ((ρ(H)-ρ(0))/ρ(0)) and the giant magnetoresistive ruthenocuprates(More)
We report on the unconventional magnetism in the cubic B-site ordered double perovskite Ba2YMoO6, using ac and dc magnetic susceptibility, heat capacity and muon spin rotation. No magnetic order is observed down to 2 K while the Weiss temperature is approximately -160 K. This is ascribed to the geometric frustration in the lattice of edge-sharing tetrahedra(More)
The recent discovery of high temperature superconductivity in Fe arsenides has invigorated research into transition metal pnictides. Colossal magnetoresistance (CMR) has recently been reported for NdMnAsO1-xFx for x = 0.05-0.08, with a maximum magnetoresistance achieved at low temperature (MR9T(3 K)) = -95%). This appears to be a novel mechanism of CMR,(More)
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