Research and publications

Core facilities, such as Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre (PEMC), provide the University research community and partner organisations with state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise, which adds to and improves research outputs. 

We have captured the range of academic partners we work within the following list of published research.

With the help of the national EM community and The Royal Microscopical Society, PEMC has created a publication policy and from 1 January 2018, all users of PEMC are required to adhere to this policy in their future publications resulting from any level of PEMC support. 

Please see below to download the publication policy and the sign-up form.

Academic publications

MacArthur, J.L., Bridges, J.C., Hicks, L.J., Burgess, R., Joy, K.H., Branney, M.J., Hansford, G.M., Baker, S.H., Schwenzer, S.P., Gurman, S.J., Stephen, N.R., Steer, E.D., Piercy, J.D. & Ireland, T.R. (2019) Mineralogical constraints on the thermal history of martian regolith breccia Northwest Africa 8114 Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 246, 267-298 DOI

King, A.J., Schofield, P.F., Stephen, N.R., Frogley, M.D., Cinque, G. & Russell, S.S. (2018) Investigating the history of volatiles in the solar system using synchrotron infrared micro-spectroscopy Infrared Physics and Technology 94, 244-249 DOI 

Berry, A.J., Schofield, P.F., Kravtsova, A.N., Miller, L.A., Stephen, N.R., Walker, A.M., Soldatov, A.V., Ireland, T.R., Geraki, K. & Mosselmans, J.F.W. (2017) The limitations of hibonite as a single-mineral oxybarometer for early solar system processes Chemical Geology DOI 

D.M.Haspel, M.A.Ashworth, L.Wu, G.D.Wilcox & R.J.Mortimer (2016) Tin Whisker Mitigation My Means of a Post-Electroplating Electrochemical Oxidation Treatment, Transactions of the IMF, 93, 332-341 DOI 

Bilton, D, Tourraint, E, Turner, C, Balke, M (2015). Capeloatus prykei gen. et sp.n. (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Copelatinae) – a phylogenetically isolated diving beetle from the Western Cape of South Africa, Systematic Entomology, Volume 40 Issue 3, p520-531 (Acknowledgements: Dr Roy Moate and Glenn Harper).

Consolaro, C, Rasmussen, TL, Panier, G, Mienert, J, Bunz, S, Sztybor, K (2015). Carbon isotope (δ13C) excursions suggest times of major methane release during the last 14 kyr in Fram Strait, the deep-water gateway to the Arctic, Climate of the Past, 11, p669-685 (Acknowledgements: Plymouth EMC).

Hart, MB, Cartwright, K, Fisk, B, Smart, CW, Consolaro, C, Hall-Spencer, JM (2015). Foraminifera of the Fal Estuary (Cornwall), including taxa associated with Maerl Beds, Geoscience in South-West England, 13, p483-490 (Acknowledgements: Dr Roy Moate)

M.A.Ashworth, D.Haspel, L.Wu, G.D.Wilcox & R.J.Mortimer, An Investigation into the Effect of a Post-Electroplating Electrochemical Oxidation Treatment on Tin Whisker Formation, Journal of Electronic Materials, 44, 442-456, 2015 DOI

Menegon, L, et al (2015), Creep cavitation bands control porosity and fluid flow in lower crustal shear zones, Geology, v43, p227-230 (Acknowledgements: Plymouth EMC).

Beacham, T, Bradley, C, White, DA, Bond, P, Ali, ST (2014). Lipid productivity and cell wall ultrastructure of 6 strains of Nannochloropsis: Implications for biofuel production and downstream processing, Algal Research, Volume 6, Part A, p64-69.

Brown, TA, Belt, ST, Tatarek, A, Mundy, CJ (2014), Source identification of the Arctic sea ice proxy IP25, Nature Communications, Issue 5, Article number 4197 (Acknowledgements: Plymouth EMC).

Laudone, GM, Gribble, CM, Matthews, P (2014). Characterisation of the porous structure of Gilsocarbon graphite using pycnometry, cyclic porosimetry and void-network modelling, Carbon, Volume 73, p61-70 (Acknowledgements: Plymouth EMC).

Krueger-Hadfield, SA, Balestreri, C, Schroeder, J, Highfield, A, Helaouet, P, Allum, J, Moate, R, Lohbeck, KT, Miller, PI, Riebesell, U, Reusch, TBH, Rickaby, REM, Young, J, Hallegraeff, G, Brownlee, C, Schroeder, DC (2014). Genotyping an Emiliania huxleyi (prymnesiophyceae) bloom event in the North Sea reveals evidence of asexual reproduction. Biogeosciences.

Besinis, A, De Peralta, T, Handy, RD (2013). Inhibition of biofilm formation and antibacterial properties of a silver nano-coating on human dentine, Nanotoxicology, 8:7, 745-754

Sanders, DL, Kingsnorth, AN, Moate, R, Steer, JA (2013). An in vitro study assessing the infection risk of low-cost plyethylene mosquito net compared with commercial hernia prosthetics. Journal of Surgical Research, Vol 183 (2): E31E37 (2.362).

Sanders, DL, Lambie, J, Bond, P, Moate, R, Steer, JA (2013). An in vitro study assessing the effect of mesh morphology and suture fixation on bacterial adherence. Hernia 17 (6); 779-89; DOI 10.1007/S10029-013-1124-5

Al-Shmgani, HS, Moate, R, Sneyd, JR, Macnaughton, PD, Moody, AJ (2012): Hyperoxia-induced ciliar loss and oxidative damage in an in vitro bovine model: the protective role of antioxidant vitamins E and C. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications doi: vol 429, issue 3-4, p191-196.

Doddrell, R, Dun, X, Moate, R, Jessen, KR, Mirsky R, Parkinson, DB (2012). Regulation of Schwann Cell Differentation and Proliferation by the Pax-3 Transcription Factor: GLIA 60: Volume 60, Issue 9, p1269-1278

Sanders, DL, Kingsnorth, AN, Lambie, J, Bond, P, Moate, R, Steer, J (2012): An experimetnal study exploring the relationship between the size of bacterial inoculum and bacterial adherence to prosthetic mesh. Accepted: Surgical Endoscopy (4.012), volume 27, issue 3, p978-985.

Sanders, DL, Bond, P, Moate, R, Steer, JA (2012). Design and validation of a novel quantitative method for rapid bacterial enumeration using programmed stage movement scanning electron microscopy. Journal of Microbiological Methods (2.544), volume 91, issue 3, p544-550.

Moody, J, Al-Shmgani, H, Moate, R, Sneyd R, Macnaughton, P (2013). Effects of hyperoxia on permeability of 16HBE14o - cell monolayers: the protective role of antioxidant vitamins E and C. FEBS Journal Ref no FJ-13-0358.R1.

Shivane, A, Hilton, DA, Moate, R, Bond, P, Endean, A (2012): Macrophagic myofascitis: a report of second case from UK. Accepted: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology (3.802) Volume 38, issue 7, p734-736.

Waines, PL, Moate, R, Moody, AJ, Allen, M, Bradley, G (2011). The effect of material choice on biofilm formation in a model warm water distribution system. Biofouling, 10, 1161-74 (4.429).

Allsop, T, Neal, R, Davies, EM, Mou, C, Bond, P, Rehman, S, Kalli, K, Webb, DJ, Calverhouse, P, Bennion, I (2010), Low refractive index gas sensing using a surface plasmon resonance fibre device, Measurement Science & Technology, Volume 21, Number 9.