John O'Connell

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Polyphenols are responsible for the astringency of many beverages and foods. This is thought to be caused by the interaction of polyphenols with basic salivary proline-rich proteins (PRPs). It is widely assumed that the molecular origin of astringency is the precipitation of PRPs following polyphenol binding and the consequent change to the mucous layer in(More)
Today's consumers have a wide variety of interactive media and services at their disposal, for instance, through IPTV networks, the Internet, and in-home and mobile networks. A major problem, however, is that media and services do not interoperate across networks because they use different user identities, metadata formats, and signaling protocols, for(More)
This work describes a non-destructive method to introduce impurity atoms into silicon (Si) and germanium (Ge) using Molecular Layer Doping (MLD). Molecules containing dopant atoms (arsenic) were designed, synthesized and chemically bound in self-limiting monolayers to the semiconductor surface. Subsequent annealing enabled diffusion of the dopant atom into(More)
In impaction allografting, the host bone interface may consist of morsellized allograft alone or as a composite with bone cement. The objective of this study was to investigate the temporal changes in the interface for these two materials in a rat bone chamber model. To simulate the impaired endosteal circulation after impaction allografting, bone chambers(More)
This research presents a 3D gestural interface for collaborative concatenative sound synthesis and audio mosaicing. Our goal is to improve the communication between the audience and performers by means of an enhanced correlation between gestures and musical outcome. Nuvolet consists of a 3D motion controller coupled to a concatenative synthesis engine. The(More)
This article describes for the first time the controlled monolayer doping (MLD) of bulk and nanostructured crystalline silicon with As at concentrations approaching 2 × 10(20) atoms cm(-3). Characterization of doped structures after the MLD process confirmed that they remained defect- and damage-free, with no indication of increased roughness or a change in(More)
We present a detailed study of the effects of dangling bond passivation and the comparison of different sulfide passivation processes on the properties of InGaN/GaN quantum-disk (Qdisk)-in-nanowire based light emitting diodes (NW-LEDs). Our results demonstrated the first organic sulfide passivation process for nitride nanowires (NWs). The results from Raman(More)
This paper describes our experience in designing and implementing a group-ware application (a shared whiteboard) on four different distribution infrastructures. We describe our application and how its design was influenced by reliability requirements. We review the four platforms and discuss the useful, and not so useful, features of each platform.
'Directing' block copolymer (BCP) patterns is a possible option for future semiconductor device patterning, but pattern transfer of BCP masks is somewhat hindered by the inherently low etch contrast between blocks. Here, we demonstrate a 'fab' friendly methodology for forming well-registered and aligned silicon (Si) nanofins following pattern transfer of(More)