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Michael Newton   Dr.  University Lecturer 
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Michael Newton published an article in July 2018.
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Glen McHale

171 shared publications

Smart Materials and Surfaces Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering & Environment, Northumbria University, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST, United Kingdom

Carl Brown

52 shared publications

School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Lane, Nottingham NG11 8NS, United Kingdom

Neil J. Shirtcliffe

48 shared publications

Faculty of Technology and Bionics, Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Marie-Curie-Straße 1, D-47533 Kleve, Germany

Martin Bencsik

38 shared publications

Nottingham Trent University, School of Science and Technology, Clifton Lane, Clifton, Nottingham, NG11 8NS, UK.

Robert H. Morris

33 shared publications

School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Lane, Nottingham NG11 8NS, UK

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Dielectrowetting: The past, present and future A.M.J. Edwards, C.V. Brown, M.I. Newton, G. McHale Published: 01 July 2018
Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science, doi: 10.1016/j.cocis.2017.11.005
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Liquid dielectrophoresis is a bulk force acting on dipoles within a dielectric liquid inside a non-uniform electric field. When the driving electrodes are interdigitated, bulk liquid dielectrophoresis is converted to an interface-localised form capable of modifying the energy balance at an interface. When the interface is a solid-liquid one, the wetting properties of a surface are modified and this approach is known as dielectrowetting. Dielectrowetting has been shown to provide the ability to reversibly modify the contact angle of a liquid droplet with the application of voltage, the strength of which is controlled by the penetration depth of the non-uniform field and permittivities of the fluids involved. Importantly, dielectrowetting provides the ability to create thin liquid films, overcoming the limitation of contact angle saturation present in electrowetting. In this paper, we review the development of dielectrowetting - its origins, the statics and dynamics of dielectrowetted droplets, and the applications of dielectrowetting in microfluidics and optofluidics. Recent developments in the field are also reviewed showing the future directions of this rapidly developing field.
Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Bioinspired nanoparticle spray-coating for superhydrophobic flexible materials with oil/water separation capabilities Nicasio R Geraldi, Linzi E Dodd, Ben B Xu, David Wood, Gary ... Published: 02 February 2018
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, doi: 10.1088/1748-3190/aaa1c1
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CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 8 Reads 0 Citations Novel food-safe spin-lattice relaxation time calibration samples for use in magnetic resonance sensor development Najlaa Almazrouei, Rob Morris, Michael Newton Published: 14 November 2017
Proceedings, doi: 10.3390/ecsa-4-04916
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Sensors based on the measurement of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) relaxation times have been increasing in popularity, due in part to developments in permanent magnet technology. Such sensors tend to measure the spin-lattice (longitudinal) relaxation time T1, or the effective spin-spin (transverse) relaxation time T2eff. It is important when developing sensors that there are a range of safe and repeatable calibration samples to aid in their calibration and testing. For the spin-spin relaxation times different viscosities of PDMS oil provide a suitable range of safe test materials. However, for the spin-lattice relaxation times, available options are not as safe to use and typically consist of different concentrations of Nickel Sulphate or Copper Sulfate solutions. In this work we report the use of solutions and gels comprising full fat milk powder as a safe and inexpensive material that can affect the longitudinal relaxation Time over a very wide range of values. We demonstrate that concentrations in distilled water from 5% to 64% give T1 values from 1.8s down to 348 ms respectively. In addition to demonstrating their effectiveness for magnetic resonance sensors, validation of the range of T1 values is undertaken on a high field clinical MRI system.

Article 10 Reads 0 Citations Advances in Electronics Prompt a Fresh Look at Continuous Wave (CW) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Michael I. Newton, Edward A. Breeds, Robert H. Morris Published: 23 October 2017
Electronics, doi: 10.3390/electronics6040089
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Continuous Wave Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (CW-NMR) was a popular method for sample interrogation at the birth of magnetic resonance but has since been overlooked by most in favor of the now more popular pulsed techniques. CW-NMR requires relatively simple electronics although, for most designs, the execution is critical to the successful implementation and sensitivity of the system. For decades there have been reports in the literature from academic groups showing the potential of magnetic resonance relaxation time measurements in industrial applications such as the production of food and drink. However, the cost, complexity and power consumption of pulsed techniques have largely consigned these to the literature. Advances in electronics and developments in permanent magnet technology now require a fresh look at CW-NMR to see if it is capable of providing cost effective industrial solutions. In this article, we review the electronics that are needed to undertake a continuous wave NMR experiment starting with early designs and journeying through the literature to understand the basic designs and limitations. We then review the more recent developments in this area and present an outlook for future work in the hope that more of the scientific community will take a fresh look at CW-NMR as a viable and powerful low-cost measurement technique.
Article 5 Reads 1 Citation Correction: Long-term trends in the honeybee 'whooping signal' revealed by automated detection Michael Ramsey, Martin Bencsik, Michael I. Newton Published: 13 July 2017
PLOS ONE, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0181736
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[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171162.].
Article 8 Reads 1 Citation Drag reduction properties of superhydrophobic mesh pipes Nicasio R Geraldi, Linzi E Dodd, Ben B Xu, Gary G Wells, Mic... Published: 04 July 2017
Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties, doi: 10.1088/2051-672x/aa793b
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Even with the recent extensive study into superhydrophobic surfaces, the fabrication of such surfaces on the inside walls of a pipe remains challenging. In this work we report a convenient bi-layered pipe design using a thin superhydrophobic metallic mesh formed into a tube, supported inside another pipe. A flow system was constructed to test the fabricated bi-layer pipeline, which allowed for different constant flow rates of water to be passed through the pipe, whilst the differential pressure was measured, from which the drag coefficient (ƒ) and Reynolds numbers (Re) were calculated. Expected values of ƒ were found for smooth glass pipes for the Reynolds number (Re) range 750–10 000, in both the laminar and part of the turbulent regimes. Flow through plain meshes without the superhydrophobic coating were also measured over a similar range (750 < Re < 14 000). After applying the superhydrophobic coating, ƒ was found for 4000 < Re < 14 000 and was found to be less than that of an uncoated mesh, but greater than that of a smooth glass pipe of the same diameter. This demonstrates that a superhydrophobic mesh can support a plastron and provide a drag reduction compared to a plain mesh, however, the plastron is progressively destroyed with use and in particular at higher flow rates.