# Browse Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois by Title

• (2010-08-20)
Biofuels have been promoted to achieve energy security and as a solution to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transportation sector. This dissertation presents a framework to examine the extent to which ...

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• (2010-01-06)
With current demand for decreased size of micro/nanoscale systems, coupled with increased mobility, critical understanding of the ensuing contact or impact related behavior of thin solid films used in these systems is of ...

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• (2003)
In this thesis we address the problem of interprocedural analysis on a dynamic application. We present a framework for performing partial analysis ahead of time and using it to facilitate a large range of runtime analyses ...

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• (2014-09-16)
The dynamic constructivist approach of culture and cognition suggests that bicultural individuals have the flexibility of effectively navigating two cultures by switching between their cultural frames in response to cognitive ...

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• (1992)
Measurements of the mass adsorbed of polymer layers adsorbed from dilute carbon tetrachloride solutions $(\approx$1.00 mg/mL) were made as a function of time using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy in the mode of ...

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• (1987)
Structural fluctuations of proteins were investigated using steady state and time-resolved fluorescence techniques. High resolution anisotropy decay measurements were used to test the findings of molecular dynamics ...

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• (1987)
Since Hunt (1972) coined the term "strategic groups" in his study on the home appliance industry, a growing body of literature, both theoretical and empirical, has used this concept in different ways for different ...

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• (2000)
Traditionally, a system can only be trusted after it has been formally proven trustworthy. However, due to the inherent complexity of distributed systems and the limitation of formal methods, trust based on factors other ...

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• (1999)
Recent advances in various display and virtual technologies coupled with an explosion in available computing power have given rise to a number of novel human-computer interaction (HCI) modalities---speech, vision-based ...

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• (1960)

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• (1964)

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• (1991)
Unsteady stratified motions in dense gas-solid suspension in horizontal pipe flows at low velocities have been observed, but the means for predicting these motions are lacking. For a dense suspension, the effects of ...

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• (2005)
One of the major requirements to support multimedia data in a dynamic environment such as a IEEE 802.11 wireless network is to provide the application minimum throughput guarantees. In this work, we present a cross-layer ...

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• (1981)
The dynamic characteristics of Al(,x)Ga(,1-x)As-GaAs conventional and quantum-well double-heterostructure laser diodes were investigated.

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• (1986)
Rapid solidification of an experimental nickel-base superalloy was achieved using centrifugal atomization, chill-block melt-spinning and laser surface melting. Transmission electron microscopy was utilized to characterize ...

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• (2011-01-14)
The theoretical premise of this research can be traced back to seminal studies of economist’s Simon Rottenberg (1956) and Walter Neale (1964), who both noted the importance of uncertainty of outcome in attracting spectators ...

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• (1983)

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• (1986)
In this thesis, we consider the problem of how to select a control structure for a set of processes cooperatively providing a service. The control structure dictates how the processes cooperate in providing the service, ...

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• (2002)
One of the reasons why the Monte Carlo results do not accurately reproduce the dynamic exponent of the system is that a key assumption is found not to hold true. Equating Monte Carlo time to real time is believed to reproduce ...

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