Ross A. Blackley

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Postnatal skeletal muscle fiber type is commonly defined by one of four major myosin heavy chain (MyHC) gene isoforms (slow/I, 2a, 2x, and 2b) that are expressed. We report on the novel use of combined TaqMan quantitative real-time RT-PCR and image analysis of serial porcine muscle sections, subjected to in situ hybridization (ISH) and immunocytochemistry(More)
Porcine skeletal muscle fibres were molecularly classified, using in situ hybridisation and immunocytochemistry, into four types, according to the isoform of myosin heavy chain (MyHC) that was present in each fibre (MyHC slow/I, MyHC 2a, MyHC 2x and MyHC 2b). The relationship between MyHC fibre types and meat quality traits between two phenotypically(More)
Bulk quantities of graphene nanosheets and nanodots have been selectively fabricated by mechanical grinding exfoliation of natural graphite in a small quantity of ionic liquids. The resulting graphene sheets and dots are solvent free with low levels of naturally absorbed oxygen, inherited from the starting graphite. The sheets are only two to five layers(More)
Here we demonstrate the material's synthetic feasibility for semiconducting alloyed silicon-tin nanocrystals (SiSn-NCs) with quantum confinement effects. An environmentally friendly synthesis is achieved by ns laser ablation of amorphous SiSn in water at ambient conditions. Plasmas generated in the liquid by laser pulses are characterized by spatial(More)
A facile one-pot approach gave isolated silver nanoparticles anchored on a mesostructured silica matrix in a self-assembled way; these gave 100% CO conversion in CO oxidation at room temperature, which is higher than or comparable to the conversion obtained using noble metal catalysts.
A characterization study detailing the phase transformations and microstructural nature of the carbon deposited during methane decomposition over red mud has been undertaken. In situ XRD was carried out to study the phase transformation sequences of red mud during the reaction. Scanning electron microscopy, high resolution transmission electron microscopy,(More)
Vertical graphene nanoflake integrated films having a high density of edge planes have been used as an electrochemical platform to systematically investigate the immobilization, electrochemical oxidation kinetics and direct quantitative determination of natural DNA. Consistently, both transmission electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy observations(More)
Bulk quantities of graphene nanosheets and nanodots have been selectively fabricated by mechanical grinding exfoliation of natural graphite in a small quantity of ionic liquids. The resulting graphene sheets and dots are solvent free with low levels of naturally absorbed oxygen, inherited from the starting graphite. The sheets are only two to five layers(More)
Using a one-pot approach employing true liquid crystal templating on neutral surfactants and simple metal salt precursors, mesostructured, mesoporous silicates have been prepared in which bimetallic nanoparticles are deposited; magnetic properties of PtCo systems so prepared are evaluated.