Browse Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois by Title

• (1990)
Chemical and spectroscopic studies on the nickel enzyme methyl-CoM reductase from M. thermoautotrophicum (strain $\Delta$H) were undertaken to better characterize the nickel site. The major goals of this work are two-fold: ...

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• (1988)
Introgression of broadbase germplasm to improve the elite maize (Zea mays L.) single cross B73 x Mo17H was considered. Genetic parameters in a (B73 x B Composite) F2 x (Mo17H x A Composite) F2 Design II and a (B73(B73 x B ...

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• (2002)
Analysis of swelling kinetics is also possible with the assumption that the rate of swelling is proportional to the square of the amount of water that the gel has to absorb from the solution. This assumption produces a ...

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• (2015-05-01)
This thesis reports the fabrication technique and applications of a pillar bowtie nanoantenna (p-BNA). We use different tools to fabricate our nanostructure, namely, electron lithographic tools, evaporator and plasma ...

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• (2016-04-27)
A cerebral aneurysm is a condition where a defect protrudes out the arterial wall, and which is formed due among other reasons to abnormal high hemodynamic stresses that contribute to deterioration and dilation of the blood ...

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• (2011-01-14)
Avalanche photodetectors are important for imaging applications because of their high sensitivity and low noise levels. For imaging applications, however, a two-dimensional array of APDs is required, and there are many ...

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• (2016-12-08)
The increasing demand of applications in polymer industry requires new or improved combinations of material properties, which cannot be satisfied by few polymers alone. There has therefore been scientific and industrial ...

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• (1996)
Semiconductor optoelectronic devices are expected to have their performance improved by the use of quantum confinement in the active region with sizes in the range of tenths of nanometers. The decrease in volume of the ...

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• (2006)
Electrically injected photonic crystal light emitters with spatially localized gain are explored with the goal of understanding the optical and electrical characteristics of these devices from theoretical and experimental ...

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• (1992)
A system was designed for fabricating uniform, hollow silica aerogel spheres of controlled size, thickness, and porosity that may be required for manufacture of cryogenic ICF (Inertial Confinement Fusion) Targets. The ...

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• (2013-05-24)
The development of optical interconnects and optical communication has enabled high-speed, energy-efficient and reliable data transmission in supercomputers and communication networks. Nowadays, with the improvement in ...

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• (2009)
Multibeam interference lithography is investigated as a manufacturing technique for three-dimensional photonic crystal templates. In this research, optimization of the optical setup and the photoresist initiation system ...

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• (2015-01-16)
Since their commercialization by Sony two decades ago, Li-ion batteries have only experienced mild improvement in energy and power performance, which remains one of the main hurdles for their widespread implementation in ...

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• (2002-12)
In order to help unravel the mysteries surrounding the superconducting and pseudogap states in the high-Tc cuprates, we have measured the electronic transport properties of underdoped, high-Tc nanowires and nanostructures. ...

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• (2002)
In order to help unravel the mysteries surrounding the superconducting and pseudogap states in the high-Tc cuprates, we have measured the electronic transport properties of underdoped, high-Tc nanowires and nanostructures. ...

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• (2016-11-21)
Photovoltaic (PV) technology holds great promises to become one of the renewable alternatives that can eventually replace the depleting fossil fuel reserves. Challenges, however, remain in various disciplines to achieve a ...

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• (2013-02-03)
A laser diode emits light at a specific wavelength band and can be used in specific applications depending on its wavelength. However, the bandwidth of the laser gain is relatively broad, so a distributed Bragg reflector ...

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• (2016-04-28)
As one of the emerging new composite materials, liquid-in-solid elastomer soft composites are of the current research interest for their enhanced mechanical properties and high biological application potentials. Despite ...

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• (2005)
The MRI velocity maps scale with the Reynolds number of the flow. The theoretical average velocity distribution in a single channel is compared to the experimental distribution, with a consistent over-prediction of velocity ...

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