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Cucurbit[n]urils (CB[n]) are macrocyclic host molecules with subnanometer dimensions capable of binding to gold surfaces. Aggregation of gold nanoparticles with CB[n] produces a repeatable, fixed, and rigid interparticle separation of 0.9 nm, and thus such assemblies possess distinct and exquisitely sensitive plasmonics. Understanding the plasmonic… (More)
This paper introduces co-processor synthesis -- a methodology that provides design benefits by implementing hardware co-processors directly from embedded software. The paper examines the design benefits in this new approach vs behavioral synthesis and configurable processor methodologies.
This paper describes a virtual factory in which almost any manufacturing process can be deened, modelled, and then carried out. The results of this are designs of the components manufactured (in the form of geometric models) and part programs and process plans for their manufacture. Both of these can subsequently be reloaded into the virtual factory and… (More)
helpful comments in different stages of the work. The usual disclaimers apply. ABSTRACT: This paper aims to understand some of the mechanisms which dominate the phenomenon of knowledge diffusion in the process that is called 'social learning'. We examine how knowledge spreads in a network in which agents interact by word of mouth. The social network is… (More)
Interrogating individual molecules within bio-membranes is key to deepening our understanding of biological processes essential for life. Using Raman spectroscopy to map molecular vibrations is ideal to non-destructively 'fingerprint' biomolecules for dynamic information on their molecular structure, composition and conformation. Such tag-free tracking of… (More)
A study from the coalface of more than 11 large governmental and private managed service contracts within Europe and the US, worth over $10B, has demonstrated significant weaknesses in the manner that service level agreements are formed, and the expectations of their application during the delivery of those services. This short paper summarises a major… (More)