Richard Taylor

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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 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 structured as a network graph consisting of agents (vertices) and connections (edges) and is(More)
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)