Taylor Crawford

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There is a market for small, efficient and costeffective wind generators for mini-grid and remote power systems. Direct-drive permanent magnet generators have become very attractive for this application. This paper describes the improvements achieved in an outer-rotor direct-drive permanent magnet generator by using finite element analysis and optimisation(More)
Solid-phase synthesis and aminolysis cleavage conditions were optimized to obtain N- and C-terminally protected hydrophobic peptides with both high quality and yield. Uncharged 'WALP' peptides, consisting of a central (Leu-Ala)n repeating unit (where n = 5, 10.5 or 11.5) flanked on both sides by Trp 'anchors', and gramicidin A (gA) were synthesized using(More)
Dragline silk has been proposed to contain two main protein constituents, MaSp1 and MaSp2. However, the mechanical properties of synthetic spider silks spun from recombinant MaSp1 and MaSp2 proteins have yet to approach natural fibers, implying the natural spinning dope is missing critical factors. Here we report the discovery of novel molecular(More)
Glycophorin, from the human erythrocyte membrane, has been isolated in pure form and reconstituted into unilamellar vesicles with bovine brain phosphatidylserine (PS). Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy has been used to monitor the protein conformation as well as the effect of protein on lipid order and melting. Glycophorin, at levels of 1 mol %,(More)
The chondroitin 4- and 6-sulfate proteoglycan monomers from two differentiating tissues (brain and muscle of 14-day chick embryos) were compared by indirect means, including use of chondroitinase AC, with the major class of cartilage chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan monomers. In addition to slower sedimentation in sucrose density gradients, the monomers(More)
Although chordoma is a rare tumour well over 300 cases have been reported, and the excellent published descriptions of both pathological and clinical features leave little to be added (Stewart, 1922; Cappell, 1928; Mabrey, 1935; Dahlin and MacCarty, 1952). The pathological diagnosis depends on the recognition of the physaliphorous or " bubble-bearing" cells(More)
A gradient annealing cell has been developed for the high-throughput study of thermal annealing effects on thin-film libraries in different environments. The inexpensive gradient annealing unit permits temperature gradients as large as 28 °C∕mm and can accommodate samples ranging in length from 13 mm to 51 mm. The system was validated by investigating the(More)
We present an experimental investigation of the energy statistics of the linear polarization components of pulses from a Nd:YAG laser that is repetitively Q-switched with an acousto-optic modulator. Varying the modulator-induced diffraction losses leads to changes in the pulse polarization state and the energy statistics of the polarization components. For(More)
Environmental impacts of the Savannah River Plant's withdrawal of Savannah River water include impingement of juvenile and adult fish on trash removal screens, and entrainment of planktonic fish eggs and larval fish into the pumping system. The Savannah River Plant (SRP) has the capacity to pump 3.6 million cubic meters of water per day -. 25% of the(More)
The outstanding material properties of spider dragline silk fibers have been attributed to two spidroins, major ampullate spidroins 1 and 2 (MaSp1 and MaSp2). Although dragline silk fibers have been treated with different chemical solvents to elucidate the relationship between protein structure and fiber mechanics, there has not been a comprehensive(More)
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