Abbie C Mclaughlin

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Proton, deuterium and carbon magnetic resonance techniques have been widely used to study the hydrocarbon chain region of model bilayer systems and biological membranes (for a review see [l]). More recently, phosphorus magnetic resonance (31P NMR) has been introduced to study the polar headgroup region of membranes [2-71. In this communication we show how(More)
INTRODUCTION Changes in 2-[(18)F]-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) incorporation by tumors, detected using positron emission tomography, during response to chemotherapy are utilized clinically in patient management. Here, the effect of treatment with growth-inhibitory doses of the anti-human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 antibody trastuzumab (Herceptin)(More)
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)
The binding of Gd(III) to rabbit IgG (immunoglobulin G) and the Fab (N-terminal half of heavy and light chain), (Bab')2 (N-terminal half of heavy and light chains joined by inter-chain disulphide bond), Fc (C-terminal half of heavy-chain dimer)and pFc' (C-terminal quarter of heavy-chain dimer) fragments was demonstrated by measurements of the enhancement of(More)
We have recently reported a new mechanism of colossal magnetoresistance (CMR) in electron doped manganese oxypnictides NdMnAsO1-xFx. Magnetoresistances of up to -95% at 3 K have been observed. Here we show that upon replacing Nd for Pr, the CMR is surprisingly no longer present. Instead a sizable negative magnetoresistance is observed for PrMnAsO0.95F0.05(More)
A high pressure neutron diffraction study of the oxypnictide NdMnAsO0.95F0.05 has been performed at temperatures of 290-383 K and pressures up to 8.59 GPa. The results demonstrate that the antiferromagnetic order of the Mn spins is robust to pressures of up to 8.59 GPa. TN is enhanced from 360 to 383 K upon applying an external pressure of 4.97 GPa, a rate(More)
The performance of a heterodyne spectrometer used for quasielastic light scattering studies of the fluctuations of liquid surfaces was investigated. Previously unreported instrumental effects were found, which appear to arise from the optical arrangement. It is shown that these effects are due to one particular lens aberration, coma. It is further shown(More)
The vanadosilicate zeolite AM-6 is shown by a combination of spectroscopic techniques (UV-vis, Raman, XPS, XAS and EPR) to contain linear chains of alternating V=O and V-O bonds. The V(IV) ions in these chains are ferromagnetically coupled, and an excellent fit a to the susceptibility data with a one-dimensional Heisenberg model is obtained with J = 0.66(1)(More)