Nicholas M. Harrison

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We have performed [(3)H]ifenprodil binding experiments under NMDA receptor-specific assay conditions to provide the first detailed characterisation of the pharmacology of the ifenprodil site on NMDA NR1/NR2B receptors, using recombinant human NR1a/NR2B receptors stably expressed in L(tk-) cells, in comparison with rat cortex/hippocampus membranes.(More)
During the initial stages of carcinogenesis, transformation events occur in a single cell within an epithelial monolayer. However, it remains unknown what happens at the interface between normal and transformed epithelial cells during this process. In Drosophila, it has been recently shown that normal and transformed cells compete with each other for(More)
We present an implementation of time-dependent density-functional theory (TDDFT) in the linear response formalism enabling the calculation of low energy optical absorption spectra for large molecules and nanostructures. The method avoids any explicit reference to canonical representations of either occupied or virtual Kohn-Sham states and thus achieves(More)
Accumulating evidence indicates that human natural killer (NK) cells develop in secondary lymphoid tissue (SLT) through a so-called "stage 3" developmental intermediate minimally characterized by a CD34(-)CD117(+)CD94(-) immunophenotype that lacks mature NK cell function. This stage 3 population is heterogeneous, potentially composed of functionally(More)
Graphene has remarkable electronic properties, such as ballistic transport and quantum Hall effects, and has also been used as a support for samples in high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and as a transparent electrode in photovoltaic devices. There is now a demand for techniques that can manipulate the structural and physical properties of(More)
First-principles calculations of the phase stability of TiO2 Joseph Muscat, Varghese Swamy, and Nicholas M. Harrison CSIRO Minerals, Box 312, Clayton South, Victoria 3169, Australia CRCT, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, C.P. 6079, succursale Centre-Ville, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3A7, Canada CCLRC Daresbury Laboratory, Daresbury, Warrington, WA4 4AD, United(More)
Two distinct configurations of the monovacancy in graphene have been observed using aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy (AC-TEM) at 80 kV. The predicted lower energy asymmetric monovacancy (MV), exhibiting a Jahn-Teller reconstruction (r-MV), has been observed, but in addition, we have imaged instances of a symmetric monovacancy (s-MV). We(More)
Focused electron beam irradiation has been used to create mono and divacancies in graphene within a defined area, which then act as trap sites for mobile Fe atoms initially resident on the graphene surface. Aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy at 80 kV has been used to study the real time dynamics of Fe atoms filling the vacancy sites in(More)
The structures of the polar surfaces of ZnO are studied using ab initio calculations and surface x-ray diffraction. The experimental and theoretical relaxations are in good agreement. The polar surfaces are shown to be very stable; the cleavage energy for the (0001)-Zn and (0001;)-O surfaces is 4.0 J/m(2) comparable to 2.32 J/m(2) for the most stable(More)
A material as hard as diamond or cubic boron nitride has yet to be identified, but here we report the discovery of a cotunnite-structured titanium oxide which represents the hardest oxide known. This is a new polymorph of titanium dioxide, where titanium is nine-coordinated to oxygen in the cotunnite (PbCl2) structure. The phase is synthesized at pressures(More)