Damien F. Frost

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This study analysed Longissimus dorsi muscles from 39 Angus or Angus×Limousin bulls to determine the small heat shock protein (sHSP) dynamics in beef aged at 15°C. Using quantitative ELISA we determined that alpha β-crystallin and HSP20 were present at higher levels in muscles from Angus bulls. sHSP levels peaked at 0.5 and 3h post-mortem for HSP20 and(More)
Lithium ion batteries are promising for small offgrid energy storage applications in developing countries because of their high energy density and long life. However, costs are prohibitive. Instead, we consider “used” Li-ion batteries for this application, finding experimentally that many discarded laptop cells, for example, still have good capacity and(More)
A 2-yr study was conducted to determine whether bloat of stocker cattle grazing winter wheat pasture is a primary bloat or a secondary bloat as a result of reduced ruminal motility. Amplitude (mm Hg) and frequency of ruminal contractions (contractions/min) of steers were measured before and after the steers were placed on wheat pasture, and at about weekly(More)
To determine if alterations in muscle morphology occur after subchronic oral administration of pyridostigmine bromide, rats were fed 90 mg/kg continuously in meal and examined at 1, 2, 4, 7, and 15 days. Within the first day, cholinesterase activity was reduced by 87% and remained inhibited by 74-91% for the entire course of the feeding. Light microscopy(More)
Accurate power measurements of electronic components operating at high frequencies are vital in determining where power losses occur in a system such as a power converter. Such power measurements must be carried out with equipment that can accurately measure real power at high frequency. We present the design of a high speed calorimeter to address this(More)
The performance of a string of series-connected batteries is typically restricted by the worst battery cell in the string and a single failure point will render the entire string unusable. To address these issues, we present a decentralised battery management system based on a modular multilevel converter (MMC) with a distributed inductor. This novel MMC(More)
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