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Publications involving CfAM staff since 2009 in reverse chronological order


S. Burattini, H.M. Colquhoun, J.D. Fox, D.Friedmann, B.W. Greenland, P.J. F. Harris, W. Hayes, M.E. Mackay, S.J. Rowan, (2009) A self-repairing, supramolecular polymer system: healability as a consequence of donor-acceptor  acceptor -stacking interactions Chem. Commun., , (Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/b910648k

V. Castelletto, I.W. Hamley, P.J.F. Harris, U. Olsson and N. Spencer, (2009) Influence of the Solvent on the Self-Assembly of a Modified Amyloid Beta Peptide Fragment. I. Morphological Investigation, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 113, 9978 .

A. Waheed, b, D. Forsyth, A Watts, A.F. Saad, G.R. Mitchell, M. Farmer and P.J.F. Harris The Track nanotechnologyRadiation Measurements 2009 doi:10.1016/j.radmeas.2009.10.055 


C.D.Green, A.S.Vaughan, G.R.Mitchell and T.Liu Structure Property Relationships in Polyethylene Montmorillonite Nanodielectrics IEEE Transaction on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulators 2008

G.R. Mitchell, F.J Davis, A.S.Vaughan and S Mossman 75 Years of Polyethylene: Past Successes and Future Challenges,Appl. Rheol. 18 316-317 2008

S. Wangsoub, F.J. Davis, G. R Mitchell and R. H Olley Enhanced templating in the crystallisation of poly(e-caprolactone) using 1,3:2,4-di(4-chlorobenzylidene) sorbitol Macromolecular Rapid Communications 29 1861-1865 2008 DOI: 10.1002/marc.200800497S. Wangsoub and G.R.Mitchell Shear controlled crystal size definition in a low molar mass compound using a polymeric solvent Soft Matter, DOI:10.1039/B814522A in press 2008

S. Wangsoub, F.J. Davis, G. R Mitchell and R. H Olley Enhanced templating in the crystallisation of poly(?-caprolactone) using 1,3:2,4-di(4-chlorobenzylidene sorbitol Macromolecular Rapid Communications DOI: 10.1002/marc.200800497 in press 2008

X.Zhang, W.Song, P.J.F.Harris and G.R. Mitchell Electrodeposition of chiral polymer-carbon nanotube composite filmsChemPhysChem 2007 8 1766-1769


S. Burns, J. G. Gallagher, J. S. J. Hargreaves and P. J. F. Harris Direct observation of carbon nanotube formation in Pd/H-ZSM-5 and MoO3/H-ZSM-5 based methane activation catalysts Catalysis Letters 2007 DOI: 10.1007/s10562-007-9125-6

X. Zhang, W. Song, P. J. F. Harris, G. R. Mitchell, T. T. T. Bui, A. F. Drake Chiral Polymer-Carbon-Nanotube Composite Nanofibers Advanced Materials 19(8) 1079-1083 2007

Y. An, J.J. Holt, G.R. Mitchell, A.S. Vaughan, (2006) Influence of molecular composition on the development of microstructure from sheared polyethylene melts: Molecular and lamellar templating. POLYMER 47 (15): 5643-5656. .

W. Channuan, J. Siripitayananon, R. Molloy, M. Sriyai, F.J.Davis, G.R. Mitchell (2005) The structure of crystallisable copolymers of L-lactide, epsilon-caprolactone and glycolide. POLYMER 46 (17): 6411-6428.

P.J.F.Harris, 2005. New perspectives on the structure of graphitic carbons. CRITICAL REVIEWS IN SOLID STATE AND MATERIALS SCIENCES 30 (4): 235-253.

M.J.Hudson, J.W. Peckett, P.J.F.Harris (2005) Low-temperature sol-gel preparation of ordered nanoparticles of tungsten carbide/oxide. INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH 44 (15): 5575-5578.

A. Nogales, G.R. Mitchell,  (2005) Development of highly oriented polymer crystals from row assemblies. POLYMER 46 (15): 5615-5620.

C. Santulli, S.I. Patel, G. Jeronimidis, F.J. Davis, G.R. Mitchell  (2005) Development of smart variable stiffness actuators using polymer hydrogels. SMART MATERIALS & STRUCTURES 14 (2): 434-440

S. Wangsoub, R.H. Olley, G.R. Mitchell, (2005) Directed crystallisation of poly(epsilon-caprolactone) using a low-molar-mass self-assembled template. MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS 206 (18): 1826-1839.


P.J.F.Harris  (2004) Fullerene-related structure of commercial glassy carbons. PHILOSOPHICAL MAGAZINE 84 (29): 3159-3167.

P.J.F.Harris (2004) Carbon nanotube composites. INTERNATIONAL MATERIALS REVIEWS 49 (1): 31-43.

M.J.Hudson, J.P. Knowles, P.J.F. Harris, D.B. Jackson, M.J. Chinn, J.L. Ward (2004) The trapping and decomposition of toxic gases such as hydrogen cyanide using modified mesoporous silicates. MICROPOROUS AND MESOPOROUS MATERIALS 75 (1-2): 121-128.

A. Nogales, S.A.Thornley, G.R.Mitchell (2004) Shear cell for in situ WAXS, SAXS, and SANS experiments on polymer melts under flow fields. JOURNAL OF MACROMOLECULAR SCIENCE-PHYSICS B43 (6): 1161-1170. 


P.J.Bartolo, G.R. Mitchell (2003) Stereo-thermal-lithography: a new principle for rapid prototyping. RAPID PROTOTYPING JOURNAL 9 (3): 150-156.

P.J.F.Harris, (2003) Impact of the discovery of fullerenes on carbon science. CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS OF CARBON, VOL 28 28: 1-39.

P.J.F.Harris, R.D. Vis (2003) High-resolution transmission electron microscopy of carbon and nanocrystals in the Allende meteorite. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES 459 (2036): 2069-2076.

M.J.Hudson, J.W.Peckett, P.J.F.Harris (2003) A new and effective synthesis of non-stoichiometric metal oxides such as oxygen-deficient WO2.72. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY 13 (3): 445-446.

A. Nogales,G.R.Mitchell, A.S. Vaughan  (2003) Anisotropic crystallization in polypropylene induced by deformation of a nucleating agent network. MACROMOLECULES 36 (13): 4898-4906.

A. Nogales, R.H.Olley, G.R.Mitchell  (2003) Directed crystallisation of synthetic polymers by low-molar-mass self-assembled templates. MACROMOLECULAR RAPID COMMUNICATIONS 24 (8): 496-502.

S. Saengsuwan, G.R.Mitchell, S.  Bualek-Limcharoen,  2003. Determination of orientation parameters in drawn films of thermotropic liquid crystalline polymer/polypropylene blends using WAXS. POLYMER 44 (19): 5951-5959.

S. Saengsuwan, S.  Bualek-Limcharoen, G.R. Mitchell, R.H. Olley, 2003. Thermotropic liquid crystalline polymer (Rodrun LC5000)/polypropylene in situ composite films: rheology, morphology, molecular orientation and tensile properties. POLYMER 44 (11): 3407-3415.


M. Brittin, G.R. Mitchell, A.S.Vaughan (2001)  A transmission electron microscopy study of polymer-stabilised liquid crystal structure. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE 36 (20): 4911-4920.

M. Brittin, G.R. Mitchell, A. Gilbert (2001) A novel study of the polymerisation process involved in the formation of the network component of polymer-stabilised liquid crystals within electro-optic cells using high performance liquid chromatography. MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS 357: 99-115.

M. Brittin, G.R. Mitchell, A.S.Vaughan (2000) Observation of the internal network structure of a polymer-stabilized liquid crystal via transmission electron microscopy. LIQUID CRYSTALS 27 (5): 693-696.

R. Burch, P.J.F. Harris, C. Pipe, (2001) Preparation and characterisation of supported L(a0.)8Sr(0.2)MnO(3+x). APPLIED CATALYSIS A-GENERAL 210 (1-2): 63-73.

P.J.F.Harris (2001) Rosalind Franklin's work on coal, carbon, and graphite. INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE REVIEWS 26 (3): 204-210.

P.J.F.Harris (2001) Carbonaceous contaminants on support films for transmission electron microscopy. CARBON 39 (6): 909-913.

P.J.F.Harris, R.D. Vis, D. Heymann (2000) Fullerene-like carbon nanostructures in the Allende meteorite. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS 183 (3-4): 355-359.

P.J.F.Harris, A. Burian, S. Duber, (2000) High-resolution electron microscopy of a microporous carbon. PHILOSOPHICAL MAGAZINE LETTERS 80 (6): 381-386.

P. Harris (2000) Chemistry in the picture. CHEMISTRY IN BRITAIN 36 (6): 38-40.

Z. He, F.J. Davis, R.H. Olley, G.R. Mitchell (2001) Phase behaviour and non-periodic crystallisation of random aromatic copolyesters and their side chain bearing systems. POLYMER 42 (12): 5351-5363.

H. Hirschmann, P.M.S.Roberts, F.J.Davis, W.  Guo, C.D. Hasson, G.R. Mitchell (2001) Liquid crystalline elastomers: the relationship between macroscopic behaviour and the level of backbone anisotropy. POLYMER 42 (16): 7063-7071.

P. Jauregi, G.R. Mitchell, J.  Varley (2000) Colloidal gas aphrons (CGA): Dispersion and structural features. AICHE JOURNAL 46 (1): 24-36.

G.R.Mitchell, T. Gkourmpis (2002) Understanding the broad Q scattering from miscible polymer blends. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 223: D27-D27, Part 2.

G.R.Mitchell, S. Saengsuwan, S. Bualek-Limcharoen (2002) Quantitative orientation measurement in multiple component polymer systems using waxs. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 223: D37-D37, Part 2.

G.R.Mitchell, T. Gkourmpis, Y.S.Chiou, W.H.Starnes, V.  Zaikov (2001) Local structure of PVC: An x-ray and neutron scattering study.. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 222: U328-U328, Part 2.

G.R.Mitchell, J.J. Holt, S.A.Thornley, C.K. Chai (2001) X-ray and neutron scattering rheology: Crystallization from sheared melts. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 222: U344-U344, Part 2.

G.R.Mitchell, T.  Gkourmpis (2001) Local mixing in miscible polymer blends: A broad Q neutron scattering approach. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 222: U347-U348, Part 2.

G.R.Mitchell, T.  Gkourmpis (2001) Computational modeling of polymers: The role of scattering data.. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 222: U367-U367, Part 2.

G.R.Mitchell, C.D. Hasson, F.J.Davis (2001) Temperature insensitive chiral optical films prepared through the soft imprinting of liquid crystal elastomers. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 222: U395-U395, Part 2.

G.R.Mitchell, E.M.Andresen (2000) X-ray rheology of structured polymer melts. SCATTERING FROM POLYMERS 739: 390-404.

A. Nogales, G.R. Mitchell, B.  Pukanszky, B.  Turcsanyi (2002) Diffraction information from low concentrated components in multicomponent polymer systems. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 223: D52-D52, Part 2.

J.S.Qiu, F. Zhang, Y. Zhou, H.M.Han, D.S. Hu, S.C.Tsang, P.J.F.Harris (2002) Carbon nanomaterials from eleven caking coals. FUEL 81 (11-12): 1509-1514.

J.S.Qiu, Y.  Zhou, Z.G.Yang, L.N.Wang, F.  Zhang, S.C.Tsang, P.J.F. Harris (2000) Preparation of fullerenes from several Chinese coals. MOLECULAR MATERIALS 13 (1-4): 377-384.

J.S. Qiu, Y. Zhou, Z.G.Yang, D.K.Wang, S.C. Guo, S.C. Tsang, P.J.F. Harris (2000) Preparation of fullerenes using carbon rods manufactured from Chinese hard coals. FUEL 79 (11): 1303-1308.

M.A.G.Smith, G.R.Mitchell, S.V.O'Leary (2002) Local gratings due to angular hole burning in a photorefractive polymer. JOURNAL OF OPTICS A-PURE AND APPLIED OPTICS 4 (4): 474-480.

S.C.Tsang, J.S. Qiu, P.J.F.Harris, Q.J. Fu, N. Zhang (2000) Synthesis of fullerenic nanocapsules from bio-molecule carbonisation. CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS 322 (6): 553-560.

Q.X.Zhang, Y.X. An, Y.N. Yu, Z.S.Mo, G.R. Mitchell (2000) Crystal transformation of Nylon 11 using in situ WAXD. CHINESE CHEMICAL LETTERS 11 (4): 365-366.

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