J F Watts

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Calcified lesions of the brain occasionally appear bright on T1-weighted MR images. This report shows that particulate calcium can reduce T1 relaxation times by a surface relaxation mechanism. Calcium particles with greater surface area show greater T1 relaxivity. Reduced proton density and reduced T2 tend to diminish signal intensity, but reduced T1(More)
  • S Babar, P J Sellin, J F Watts, M A Baker
  • 2013
The performance of single crystal CdZnTe radiation detectors is dependent on both the bulk and the surface properties of the material. After single crystal fabrication and mechanical polishing, modification of the surface to remove damage and reduce the surface leakage current is generally achieved through chemical etching followed by a passivation(More)
  • M J Bailey, M Ismail, S Bleay, N Bright, M Levin Elad, Y Cohen +6 others
  • 2013
Latent fingermarks are invisible to the naked eye and normally require the application of a chemical developer followed by an optical imaging step in order to visualize the ridge detail. If the finger deposition is poor, or the fingermark is aged, it can sometimes be difficult to produce an image of sufficient quality for identification. In this work, we(More)
This paper investigates electrochemical double layer capacitors (EDLCs) including two alternative types of carbon-based fibrous electrodes, a carbon fibre woven fabric (CWF) and a multiwall carbon nanotube (CNT) electrode, as well as hybrid CWF-CNT electrodes. Two types of separator membranes were also considered. An organic gel electrolyte PEO-LiCIO(More)
Advanced hybrid joints, which incorporate a specially designed array of macro-scale pins that provide mechanical interlocking reinforcement, have been developed in order to address the challenges associated with joining fibre reinforced composites to metals. In the present work, important joint characteristics including strength, mechanical fatigue, damage(More)
  • J Bertho, V Stolojan, M-L Abel, J F Watts
  • 2012
A silane-based adhesive formulation, used in the aerospace industry, was studied using sub-nanometre spatially-resolved energy loss spectroscopy, as a function of the concentration of silane used in the adhesive. The changes in the relative oxygen concentration and the occupancy of p-type states in the oxygen density of states reveal the existence of a(More)
High strength aluminium alloys are widely employed in aerospace applications. However specific environmental conditions may trigger corrosion and therefore these alloys require additional protection. Most current conversion coatings used for this purpose are Cr(VI) based, and thus environmentally undesirable. A possible replacement is a Ti based coating,(More)
Post-manufacturing thermal treatments are commonly employed in the production of hip replacements to reduce shrinkage voids which can occur in cast components. Several studies have investigated the consequences of these treatments upon the alloy microstructure and tribological properties but none have determined if there are any biological ramifications. In(More)
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