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• (2006)
In this work I report research to develop new design methods, materials, processing and fabrication techniques, devices, experimental results, and system development to realize polymer-based MEMS. Polymer multimodal tactile ...

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• (2014-01-16)
In this thesis, the topics around stimuli-responsive hydrogel actuators were discussed. In each project, a specially designed, stimuli-responsive, hydrogel was fabricated. By initiating a corresponding stimuli, swell-deswell ...

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• (2011-01-21)
Carrier spontaneous recombination lifetime has been thought to be limited to ~ 1 ns in light-emitting diodes and diode lasers for the past forty years. In the present work the recombination lifetime demonstrated is able ...

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• (1995)
InP-based heterostructure field effect transistors (HFETs) have, over the past several years, demonstrated microwave performance capabilities superior to those of GaAs-based and Si-based transistors. In particular, ...

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• (1994)
The realization of a two-dimensional electron gas in semiconductor heterostructures due to advanced epitaxial growth techniques has led to novel high-speed devices such as modulation-doped field effect transistors and ...

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• (2009)
We also perform an experimental study of the role of the substrate on the optical and electrical properties. We find that the effect of the substrate thickness on the laser performance is dependent on other waveguide ...

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• (2009)
The amalgamation of these developments allows creating microcolumns with performance comparable to commercial fused silicon columns.

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• (2009)
The subject of this work is the design and fabrication of heterojunction bipolar transistors based on InP and the III-V compounds compatible with epitaxial growth on this substrate. Scaling and compositional variations of ...

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• (2001)
In the last part of the thesis, two integrated microsystems designed to provide self regulation of pH in bioassays are demonstrated. The first system is based on the counterflow microdialysis principle, whereas the second ...

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• (2008)
The central theme of this dissertation deals with investigating the issues related to the functional connectivity of biological neuronal networks. In particular, low density neuronal cultures grown on predefined patterns ...

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• (1998)
Additional experiments were performed using 120-$\mu$s pulses. In these experiments, pellet velocities were increased by 400 m/s without shattering the pellet and with only minimal pellet ablation. A multipulsed acceleration ...

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• (1998)
Both cis- and trans- (Pt(NH$\sb3)\sb2$(4-Me-Py)Cl$\rbrack\sp+$ bind DNA covalently at the N7-site of the guanines forming a monodentate adduct, but only the cis-isomer has anticancer activity. The interactions of these ...

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• (1994)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a popular and powerful clinical diagnostic tool. The development of MRI contrast agents allows for even greater diagnostic ability. This thesis will address the design, syntheses and ...

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• (2009)
As an approach to counter certain drawbacks that exist in the use of DNA as a building material for nanotechnology, simpler DNA inspired modules have been designed. These are units that have the desired property of forming ...

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• (1981)
Several steroidal estrogens halogenated on the D-ring were synthesized and subjected to preliminary in vitro evaluation for usefulness as estrogen receptor binding radiopharmaceuticals. Two of these compounds, 16(alpha)- ...

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• (1986)
Several estrogens fluorinated at the 17(alpha)- and 16(alpha)-positions were synthesized in the development of a potential fluorine-18 radiolabel useful as a means of quantifying estrogen receptor in receptor-positive ...

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• (2015-01-21)
The photobleaching of fluorophores is a major limitation in fluorescence microscopy. We sought to create a brighter and more stable fluorophore by covalently attaching fluorescein and anti-fading agent (AFA) moieties to ...

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• (2012-09-18)
Recent genome wide analysis has estimated that >95% of human genes are alternatively spliced, allowing for the production of many protein isoforms from a single gene. Splicing is controlled by SR proteins, factors which ...

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• (1982)
Chemists who are engaged in the synthesis of optically active compounds frequently encounter the problems of assaying enantiomeric purity, assigning absolute configuration, and preparatively obtaining optical isomers in ...

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• (1990)
A tetrafluoro-substituted aryl azide (TFAA) 1 and its protio analogue (PAA) 2, both photoaffinity labeling (PAL) reagents for the estrogen receptor (ER), have been prepared by direct coupling of the appropriately substituted ...

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