# Browse Graduate Theses and Dissertations at Illinois by Title

• (2014-01-16)
Freight traffic on North American railroads has undergone dramatic growth over the past several decades and this trend is projected to continue for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, there is widespread interest in use of ...
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• (2010-06-22)
The use of exhaust gas recirculation coolers is important for minimization of harmful NOx emissions from large diesel engines. But the use of the soot filled exhaust leads to the deposition of particles on the fins of ...
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• (2010-06-22)
This thesis discusses a MATLAB based simulator designed to aid in the study of various controllers performing obstacle avoidance tasks in the presence of delay. The simulator is divided into functional blocks, each of ...
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• (2013-02-03)
This document presents our work on Simulink Toolbox for L1 control. It starts with a brief idea on what parameters define an L1 controller. The document then explains how our toolbox provides an interface for selecting ...
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• (1990)
Several inorganic compounds including deliquescent compounds, catalysts, and an oxidant were added to the spray-dryer sorbents to evaluate their influence on the removal efficiencies of contaminant gases in a spray dryer. ...
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• (1996)
Distributed Memory Multicomputers (DMMs) such as the IBM SP-2, the Intel Paragon and the Thinking Machines CM-5 offer significant advantages over shared memory multiprocessors in terms of cost and scalability. Unfortunately, ...
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• (1990)
The fluidized-bed anaerobic GAC reactor, operating with GAC replacement, has been demonstrated to promote effective treatment of high strength industrial wastewaters which contain refractory and toxic chemicals that resist ...
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• (2010-05-19)
Many important material properties characteristics can be measured using thermal analysis techniques, but macro-systems aren’t ideal for all applications. Conventional systems require large samples, preventing size-dependent ...
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• (1996)
Observations of meteor echoes at Jicamarca in August of 1990, 1991, and 1992 reveal some unusual properties. The echo durations are very long ($\sim$2 s to 3 minutes), radio wave scattering is non-specular (echoes are ...
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• (1992)
The concept of applying Dielectric Barrier Discharge (DBD) and Combined Plasma Photolysis (CPP) to simultaneously remove SO$\sb2$ and NO from simulated flue gas streams has been evaluated with a laboratory-scale reactor. ...
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• (2011-08-26)
Based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted in 2007-08 in Skyros, Greece, this dissertation examines the gendered tensions at the heart of performances of Skyrian vocal music. A small Aegean island with approximately 3,000 ...
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• (1988)
An experiment run in the vp, line of the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron at the Brookhaven National Laboratory is described, examining production of single 1[0 final states in charged-current (vp.n ---+ f-t-P1[°) and ...
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• (1994)
The results presented here impact the CuInSe$\sb2$ solar cells community in three areas: (1) fundamental understanding of CuInSe$\sb2$ growth and properties, (2) development and optimization of a potentially scalable ...
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• (1989)
The author reports Cu NMR studies of the high temperature superconductor YBa$\sb2$Cu$\sb3$O$\sb{7-\delta}$ (T$\sb{\rm c}$ = 90K) using a 1 mg single crystal.
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• (1996)
Single frequency semiconductor lasers are of interest for communication systems and spectroscopy. In communications, narrow linewidth is desirable to minimize dispersion effects and low cross-talk multiple wavelength ...
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• (2006)
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• (2012-05-22)
Single molecule microscopy has been extensively used in the past decade to study individual biomolecules with excellent spatial and temporal resolution. Meanwhile, characterization of nanomaterials and their development ...
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• (2013-05-24)
Single molecule fluorescent techniques have become standard approaches to study protein-DNA interactions. However, these techniques have largely been confined by limitations in assays to studying the interaction between ...
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• (2014-01-16)
DNA helicases are motor enzymes that convert the chemical energy of nucleotide triphosphate hydrolysis into mechanical energy for translocation on single stranded (ss) DNA and unwinding of double stranded (ds) DNA. All ...
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• (2011-01-14)
Polymers are pervasive in modern society and are commonly encountered in a wide-range of industrial processes. Polymer chains exhibit complex dynamical phenomena in solutions undergoing convective transport, and a proper ...
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