Trevor J. Thornton

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Three cases of nephritis after mild upper-respiratory-tract infection occurred in five members of a family running a small dairy farm in North Yorkshire, Streptococcus zooepidemicus (Lancefield group C) was cultured from the throats of three of those affected. The organisms were shown to produce endostreptosin, a recently discovered cytoplasmic antigen of(More)
Study of the behavior of ion-channels can provide significant information to detect metal ions and organic molecules such as proteins. Discrimination of different analytes can be performed by extracting appropriate features from the ion-channel signals and using them for classification. In this paper, we consider features extracted from the Fourier, Wavelet(More)
State-of-the-art semiconductor devices require accurate control of the full two-dimensional dopant distribution. In this work, we report results obtained on 2D electrical characterization of ultra shallow junctions in Si using off axis electron holography to study two-dimensional effects on diffusion. In particular, the effect of a nitride diffusion mask on(More)
i ABSTRACT Power management plays a very important role in the current electronics industry. Battery powered and handheld applications require novel power management techniques to extend the battery life. Most systems have multiple voltage regulators to provide power sources to the different circuit blocks and/or subsystems. Some of these voltage regulators(More)
i ABSTRACT The partially-depleted (PD) silicon Metal Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (MESFET) is becoming more and more attractive for analog and RF applications due to its high breakdown voltage. Compared to conventional CMOS high voltage transistors, the silicon MESFET can be fabricated in commercial standard Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) CMOS(More)
In this paper, a novel wireless sensor network discovery algorithm is presented which estimates the locations of a large number of low powered, randomly distributed sensor nodes. Initially, all nodes are at unknown locations except for a small number which are termed the " anchor " nodes. The remaining nodes are to be located as part of the discovery(More)
The use of engineered nanopores as sensing elements for chemical and biological agents is a rapidly developing area. The distinct signatures of nanopore-nanoparticle lend themselves to statistical analysis. As a result, processing of signals from these sensors is gaining importance, but this field is relatively less developed. In this paper we demonstrate a(More)