# Browse Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois by Title

• (1986)
Two fluorine-18 labeling methods, ('18)F halofluorination and ('18)F fluoride ion displacement reactions, have been developed to assess their potential for labeling molecules with the positron-emitting radionuclide ...

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• (2010)
The starting point towards the development of a successful functional nucleic acid-based sensor is its isolation and this is done through in vitro selection. In vitro selection to isolate DNAzymes for Hg2+ and Cd2+ and the ...

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• (2010-05-14)
The discovery that nucleic acids could perform functional roles in addition to being genetic materials carriers opened doors to a new paradigm in nucleic acid chemistry. Catalytic DNA molecules also known as deoxyribozymes ...

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• (2002)
Microfluidic Tectonics also provides a unique opportunity to study hydrogel properties. The relationship between the hydrogel crosslink density and the hydrogel volume has been studied in detail. In addition, dissolvable ...

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• (2006)
This thesis work presents a comprehensive study on the development of GaN-based power electronic devices. The hands-on research on GaN compound semiconductors includes thin film growth, material characterization, device ...

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• (1992)
An Escherichia coli-Clostridium perfringens shuttle vector (pAK201) was constructed by ligating a 3.6 Kb fragment of plasmid pBR322 with C. perfringens plasmid pHB101 (3.1 Kb). Plasmid pKA201 is 8 kb and codes for resistance ...

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• (1959)

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• (2014-09-16)
To simulate detrimental events in a tokamak and provide a test-stand for a liquid lithium infused trench (LiMIT) device, a pulsed plasma source utilizing a theta pinch in conjunction with a coaxial plasma accelerator has ...

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• (2016-09-27)
Simultaneous nuclear molecular imaging (NMI) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have great potential for pre-clinical and clinical applications, especially for cell imaging in brain cancer models. We have pursued an ...

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• (2004)
Through an initial set of experiments high pressure SPR (HP-SPR) was used to measure changes in the reflectivity of various liquids under hydrostatic pressures ranging from ambient to 276 bar (4000 psi). The changes in ...

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• (2016-07-06)
High speed semiconductor lasers are used in optical transceivers for short-reach data links. With fast-growing data capacity and traffic in the data centers around the globe, faster optical transceivers are demanded. A ...

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• (2016-04-07)
This thesis proposes the development of high-frequency airgap windings for a 1 MW permanent magnet electric machine designed for aerospace applications. A centerpiece of the design is focused on increasing the power density ...

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• (1997)
Speed and gain measurements are presented for discrete devices and integrated circuits. In addition, the use of the established process to produce the first high-frequency GaAs MOSFET is presented.

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• (2013-05-24)
This thesis presents a comprehensive study on the development of GaN-based high-power transistors. First, selective area growth by plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy, a technology developed by our group for Ohmic contact ...

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• (2015-01-21)
There exists a strong correlation between the behavior of a cell, its physical properties, and its surrounding environment. Biomechanics has led to an improved understanding of the way diseases evolve and their progression ...

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• (2015-11-25)
Combustion in next-generation high-speed propulsion systems involves highly turbulent reactive flow conditions, often beyond the limits of our physicochemical understanding. It is a challenge to produce reliable combustion ...

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• (2011-01-14)
Obtaining reliable experimental airflow data within an indoor environment is a challenging task and critical in studying and solving indoor air quality problems. The Hybrid Particle Tracking Velocimetry (HPTV) system is ...

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• (1966)

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• (2010-05-19)
Ion beams can be accelerated and focused to hit a target thus releasing high density power to achieve nuclear fusion. They can also be used to study phase transition from the solid to the Warm Dense Matter state. The ...

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• (1995)
In vitro shoot establishment and proliferation of Sequoia sempervirens Endl. stem segments on a Wolter and Skoog (WS) medium supplemented with 15 $\mu$M zeatin was found to be optimum for shoot proliferation. Using in ...

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