# 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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• (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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• (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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• (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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• (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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• (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)
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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• (2002-12)
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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• (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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• (2013-05-24)
Efficiency metrics for some solid-state electronic materials systems have progressed to the point where theoretical limits are being approached. Gallium nitride-based light-emitting diodes and silicon solar cells, for ...

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• (2010-05-19)
Micro- and nanoscale mechanical systems provide unique capabilities for analyzing fluid samples in chemical and biological research. A method of creating nanofluidic systems with integrated sensor electrodes is presented ...

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• (1991)
A technique of making nanometer-scale structures on surfaces is developed. The technique combines two of the most advanced technologies: the laser and the scanning tunneling microscope (STM). Laser radiation is used to ...

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• (1990)
This work describes novel fabrication processes and the advantages of metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) growth on nonplanar substrates which increase the maximum output power of semiconductor lasers when limited ...

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• (1996)
Research is currently underway on a variety of approaches to improve semiconductor laser performance. The use of quantum size effects has been studied for over 25 years. It has been predicted and shown that the incorporation ...

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• (2012-06-27)
Over the past two decades, there has been great interest in integrating semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) into electronic and optoelectronic devices, utilizing the three-dimensional quantum confinement effect to improve ...

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• (2013-08-22)
Advance in nanotechnology has made a good understanding of high frequency phonon dominant, nanometer scale thermal transport a necessity. To study nanometer-scale thermal transport in three dimensions, three-dimensional ...

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• (2010-05-19)
Cell behavior is influenced by a multitude of extracellular factors including chemistry, mechanics, and geometry. Engineered microenvironments can be used to assess a wide range of such influences on cell behavior and ...

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