Browse by Subject "thermodynamics"
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I. Excitonic phase diagram in Si: evidence for two condensed phases ; II. Motion of photoexcited carriers in GaAs/Alx̳Ga1̳-̳x̳As multiple quantum wells : anomalous confinement at high densities (1988)This thesis describes work on the thermodynamics and transport properties of photoexcited carriers in bulk and two-dimensional semiconductors. Two major topics are addressed: I. Excitonic Phase Diagram in Si: Evidence for ...
(2004)With an eye toward the interpretation of so-called ‘cosmological’ experiments performed on the low temperature phases of 3He, in which regions of the superfluid are destroyed by local heating with neutron radiation, we ...
Many-body effects in the thermodynamic properites of Fermi liquids and the electron-phonon system and in the excitation spectrum of liquid 4HE (1986)In this thesis I study two separate topics in many-body physics. In the first part I consider many-body effects in the thermodynamic properties of Fermi liquids and of the electron-phonon system. Using normal liquid ...
(2015-06-26)Protein folding, the process through which proteins gain their functional structure, can be approached from the perspective of many disciplines. Starting with biology, we can probe how protein structure relates to function ...
(2010-08-20)River networks are one of the many branching patterns in nature that exhibit power laws. The origin of these power laws is debated. Explanations of river network scaling have ranged from topological inevitability to ...
(1989)Recently, great progress has been made in the theory of equilibrium crystal shapes, and a general thermodynamic framework of the problem has been developed. Chapter 1 serves as a brief survey of the theory, in order to ...
(1984)This thesis is a report on three separate but closely related experiments with the energy tranducing purple membrane from Halobacterium halobium. In the first experiment, we used flash photolysis to measure the effects of ...
Thermodynamics and kinetics of hydrogen storage in magnesium hydride: a theoretical study of catalyst-dopant, defect, and size effects (2014-01-16)With their high capacity, light-metal hydrides – like MgH2 – remain under scrutiny as reversible H-storage materials. A key question persists: Is there a means to enhance the hydrogen desorption/adsorption properties of ...
(1990)Measurements of the electron-phonon relaxation time are carried out, using both a direct and indirect method, in three dimensional films of Cl-xCUx and Si1-xAUx in the temperature range 0.3K-4K. The electron-phonon ...