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Prof. David Porter: Selected publications

2013 Wang, Y., Porter, D. & Shao, Z. - Using Solvents with Different Molecular Sizes to Investigate the Structure of Antheraea Pernyi Silk. Biomacromolecules access

2013 Vollrath, F., Porter, D. & Holland, C. - The Science Of Silks. MRS Bulletin, 38 (1): 73-80 access

2013 Porter, D. & Vollrath, F. - Water mediated proton hopping empowers proteins. Softmatter, 9 (3): 643-646 access

 

2012 Porter, D., Guan, J. & Vollrath, F. - Spider Silk: super material or thin fibre? Advanced Materials, online advance

2012 Chen, F., Porter, D. & Vollrath, F. - Structure and physical properties of silkworm cocoons. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 9 (74): 2299-2308 access

2012 Chen, F., Porter, D. & Vollrath, F. - Morphology and structure of silkworm cocoons. Materials Science & Engineering: C (Materials for Biological Applications), 32 (4): 772-778 access

2012 Porter, D. & Vollrath, F. - Water mobility, denaturation and the glass transition in protein., Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Proteins & Proteomics, 1824 (6): 785-791 access

2012 Wang, T., Porter, D. & Shao, Z. - The Intrinsic Ability of Silk Fibroin to Direct the Formation of Diverse Aragonite Aggregates. Advanced Functional Materials, 22 (2): 435-441 access

2012 Holland, C., Porter, D. & Vollrath, F. - Comparing the rheology of mulberry and "wild" silkworm spinning dopes. Biopolymers, 97 (6): 362-7 access

2012 Guan, J., Porter, D. & Vollrath, F. - Silks cope with stress by tuning their mechanical properties under load. Polymer, 53 (13): 2717–2726 access

 

2011 Vollrath, F., Porter, D. & Holland, C. - There are many more lessons still to be learned from spider silks. Soft Matter, 7 (20): 9595-9600 access

2011 Guan, J., Vollrath, F. & Porter, D. - Two Mechanisms for Supercontraction in Nephila Spider Dragline Silk. Biomacromolecules, 12 (11): 4030–4035 access

2011 Chaudhury, S., Holland, C., Porter, D., Tirlapur, T., Vollrath, F. & Carr, A. - Torn Human Rotator Cuff Tendons Have Reduced Collagen Thermal Properties on Differential Scanning Calorimetry. Journal of Orthopedic Research, 29 (12): 1938-1943 access

2011 Fu, C., Porter, D., Chen, X.., Vollrath, F. & Shao, Z. - Understanding the Mechanical Properties of Antheraea Pernyi Silk—From Primary Structure to Condensed Structure of the Protein. Advanced Functional Materials, 21 (4): 729-737 access

 

2010 Tian, K., Porter, D., Yao, J., Shao, Z. & Chen, X. - Kinetics of thermally- induced conformational transitions in soybean protein films. Polymer, 51 (11): 2410-2416 access

2010 Guan, J., Porter, D., Tian, K., Shao, Z.Z. & Chen, X. - Morphology and mechanical properties of soy protein scaffolds made by directional freezing. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 118 (3): 1658–1665. access

2010 Ersoy, N., Garstka, T., Potter, K., Wisnom, M.R., Porter, D. & Stringer, G. - Modelling of the spring-in phenomenon in curved parts made of a thermosetting composite. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 41 (3): 410-418 access

2010 Foreman, J.P., Behzadi, S., Porter, D. & Jones, F.R. - Multi-scale Modelling of the Effect a Viscoelastic Matrix has on the Strength of a Carbon Fibre Composite. Philosophical Magazine & Philosophical Magazine Letters, 90 (31-32): 4227-4244 access

2010 Ersoy, N., Garstka, T., Potter, K., Wisnom, M.R., Porter, D., Clegg, M. & Stringer, G. - Development of the properties of a carbon fibre reinforced thermosetting composite through cure. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 41 (3): 401-409 access

2010 Yin, Y., Chen, E., Porter, D. & Shao, Z. - Enhancing the Toughness of Regenerated Silk Fibroin Film through Uniaxial Extension. Biomacromolecules, 11 (11): 2890-2895 access

2010 Chen, F., Porter, D. & Vollrath, F. - A nonwoven composite model based on silkworm cocoon (Bombyx mori). Journal of Materials Science and Engineering, 4 (9): 28-33 Email for access

2010 Chen, F., Porter, D. & Vollrath. - Silkworm cocoons inspire models for random fiber and particulate composites. Physical Review E, 82 (4): 0419111-0419116 access

 

2009 Vollrath, F., Chen, F., Porter, D., Silks and their composites. pp1355-1365 in Transactions of the 14th Fundamental Research Symposium on advances in pulp and paper research, Oxford 2009. ISBN 978 0 9545272 7 3 Email for access

2009 Vollrath, F., Porter, D. & Dicko, C. - The structure of silk. pp146-198 in Handbook of Textile Fibre Structure Vol.2 Eds S.J. Eichhorn, J.W.S. Hearlem, M. Jaffe & T. Kikutani. Woodhead Publishing access

2009 Porter, D. & Gould, P.J. - Predictive nonlinear constitutive relations in polymers through loss history. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 46 (9): 1981-199 access

2009 Vollrath, F. & Porter, D. - Silks as Ancient Models for Modern Polymers. Polymer, 50 (24): 5623-32 access

2009 Mo, C., Holland, C., Porter, D., Shao, Z. & Vollrath, F. - Concentration state dependence of the rheological and structural properties of reconstituted silk. Biomacromolecules, 10 (10): 2724-8 access

2009 Porter, D., Vollrath, F., Tian, K., Chen, X. & Shao, Z. - A kinetic model for thermal degradation in polymers with specific application to proteins. Polymer, 50 (7): 1814-1818. access

2009 Foreman, J.P., Behzadi, S., Tsampas, S.A., Porter, D., Curtis, P.T. &
Jones, F.R. - Rate dependent multiscale modelling of fibre
reinforced composites. Plastics, Rubber and Composites, 38 (2-4): 67-71 access

2009 Porter, D. & Gould, P. J. - Predictive nonlinear constitutive relations in polymers through loss history. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 46 (9): 1981-1993 access

2009 Porter, D. & Vollrath, F. - Silk as a Biomimetic Ideal for Structural Polymers. Adv. Mater., 21 (4): 487-492 access

 

2008 Cullis, I., Hinton, M., Gilbert, S., Church, P., Porter, D., Andrews, T., Proud, W. & Pullen, A. - Towards predictive modelling for concrete. International Journal of Impact Engineering, 35 (12): 1478-1483 access

2008 Foreman, J.P., Porter, D., Behzadi, S. & Jones, F.R. - A model for the prediction of structure-property relations in cross-linked polymers. Polymer, 49 (25): 5588-5595 access

2008 Foreman, J., Behzadi, S., Porter, D., Curtis, P. & Jones, F. - Hierarchical modelling of a polymer matrix composite. J. Mater. Sci., 43 (20): 6642-6650 access

2008 Dicko, C., Porter, D., Bond, J., Kenney, J. & Vollrath, F. - Structural Disorder in Silk Proteins Reveals the Emergence of Elastomericity Biomacromolecules, 9 (1): 216-221 access

2008 Liu, Y., Sponner, A., Porter, D. & Vollrath, F. - Proline and processing of spider silks. Biomacromolecules, 9 (1): 116-121  access

2008 Porter, D. & Vollrath, F. - The role of kinetics of water and amide bonding in protein stability. Soft Matter, 4 (2): 328-336 access

 

2007 Holland, C., Terry, A., Porter, D. & Vollrath, F. - Natural and Unnatural Silks. Polymer, 48 (20): 3388-3392 access 

2007 Porter, D. & Vollrath, F. - Nanoscale toughness of spider silk. Nanotoday, 2 (3): 6 access

 

2006 Porter, D. & Gould, P.J. - A General Equation of State for Polymeric Materials, J. Phys. IV France, 134 (2006): 373-378 (In Press as DYMAT conference paper) access

2006 Multiscale modelling of Structural Materials, in press: commissioned as a chapter in book ‘Multiscale Materials Modelling’ by Woodhead Publishing, ed. Xiao Guo.

2006  Church, P., Porter, D., Cullis, I., Townsley, R., Fishpool, D. & Taylor, E. - Preparation, development and preliminary applications of novel equations of state for geological materials and ice, Cratering Journal, submitted from conference paper. access

2006 Foreman, J.P., Porter, D., Behzadi, S., Travis, K.P. & Jones, F.R. - Thermodynamic and mechanical properties of amine cured epoxy resins, J. Mat. Sci., 41 (20): 6631-6638 access

2006 Holland, C., Terry, A.E., Porter, D. & Vollrath, F. - Comparing the rheology of native spider and silkworm spinning dope. Nature Materials, 5 (11): 870-874 access

2006 Vollrath, F. & Porter, D. - Spider Silk as Archetypal Protein Elastomer, Soft Matter, 2 (5): 377-385 access

2006 Vollrath, F. & Porter, D. - Spider Silk as a Model Biomaterial. Applied Physics A, 82 (2): 205 - 212 access

 

2005 Porter, D., Vollrath, F. & Shao, Z. - Predicting the Mechanical Properties of Silk as a Model Nanostructured Polymer. European Physical Journal E, 16 (2): 199-206 access

2005 Yang, Y., Chen, X., Shao, Z., Zhou, P., Porter, D., Knight, D.P. & Vollrath, F. - Toughness of Spider Silk at High and Low Temperatures. Adv. Mater., 17 (1): 86 - 88 access

 

2004 Terry, A.E., Knight, D.P., Porter, D. & Vollrath, F. - pH Induced Changes in the Rheology of Silk Fibroin Solution from the Middle Division of Bombyx mori Silkworm. Biomacromolecules, 5 (3): 768-772 access

2004 Porter, D. - Pragmatic multiscale modelling of bone as a natural hybrid nanocomposite, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 365 (1-2): 38-45 access

 

2003 Porter, D. & Gould, P.J. - Multiscale Modelling for Equations of State, J. Phys. IV France, 110 (2003): 809-814 access

2003 Sadler, M., Mepsted, G., Porter, D., Shatwell, R. et al. - Novel Materials and Manufacturing Processes for Fuel Cell Vehicle Components, Society of Automotive Engineers access

 

2002 G. Marsh - A Hard Case for Modeling. Materials Today, 5 (10): 32-36 access

2002 Porter, D. - Modelling of Structural Materials. International Materials Reviews, 47 (5): 225-232 access

2002 Hierarchical Modelling of Biomaterials, in Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomechanical Engineering-3, ed. Middleton J., Gordon and Breach, Amsterdam, p. 483-488

 

2001 Allington, R., Porter, D. & Stringer, G. - Biomimetic Nanocomposites, J. Defence Sci., 6: 40-48

 

2000 Atomistic Modelling of Ferroelectric Perovskites. Ferroelectrics 2000 UK, N. Alford and E. Yeatman eds., IOM Communications Ltd., ISBN 1 86125 135 1, p. 13 – 21, Dec. 2000.

2000 Bone as a Natural Hybrid Nanocomposite, Organic-Inorganic Hybrids: Conference Papers, University of Surrey June 2000, ISBN 0 9536913 0 8.

2000 Hay, J.N., Porter, D. & Raval, H.M. - A versatile route to organically-modified silicas and porous silicas. J. Materials Chemistry, 10 (8): 1811-1819

 

 
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