Richard Frank Chin

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OBJECTIVE To examine temporal trends in the incidence of epilepsy recorded in UK primary care and to evaluate the impact of recent efforts to improve the specificity of diagnosis in children. DESIGN Birth cohort study using primary care data from The Health Improvement Network, which includes a representative sample of the UK population of approximately(More)
The reactions which occur between amorphous carbon and a number of first transition metals (Ti, Cr, Fe, Co, Ni, and Cu) have been studied by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The materials are in thin-film form with the metal layer sandwiched between thicker carbon layers. In four cases, the predominant reaction is the graphitization of the amorphous(More)
Ultraviolet fluorescence (UVF) is introduced as a novel and versatile method for the determination of the contamination of metal impurities on silicon wafer surfaces. The results given demonstrate the usefulness of UVF for contamination control in silicon wafer processing. The experiments show some main characteristic peaks such as Fe, Cu, Ni and Na at room(More)
Unilamellar vesicles composed of phosphatidylcholine (PC) and either phosphatidic acid (PA) or phosphatidylglycerol (PG) partition to the upper poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG)-rich phase of a charge-sensitive 5%:5% (w/w) PEG 8000/Dextran T-500 phase system containing 10 mM sodium phosphate at pH 7, consistent with the vesicles bearing a net negative charge.(More)
This article describes the establishment, over a period of ten years or so, of a multi-user, institution-wide facility for the characterization of materials and devices at the nano-scale. Emphasis is placed on the type of equipment that we have found to be most useful for our users, and the business strategy that maintains its operations. A central(More)
In this paper, we mainly present a new simple, efficient and nondestructive Raman scattering analysis method to study the distribution of strain in SiGe alloy films. The method can simultaneously determine both Ge fractional composition x and strain of SiGe films. We use the Ar+ laser lines (514.5, 488 and 457.9 nm) to detect the information of different(More)
In this paper, we mainly present a new simple, efficient and nondestructive Raman scattering analysis method to study the distribution of strain in SiGe alloy films. The method can simultaneously determine both Ge fractional composition x and strain of SiGe films. We use the Ar+ laser lines (514.5, 488 and 457.9 nm) to detect the information of different(More)
Aluminum compounds are used as adjuvants in certain types of vaccines, toxoids and allergenic extracts for human use. The most common Al compounds used in biological products to enhance the immune response are aluminum potassium sulphate (alum), aluminum hydroxide and aluminum phosphate. This study describes an atomic absorption spectrometric method for the(More)
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