# Browse Dissertations and Theses - Electrical and Computer Engineering by Title

• (2013-05-24)
The unique electronic and physical properties of material interfaces provide a never-ending source of novel physics and potential applications. As our ability to observe and manipulate the world transitions from the macro ...

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• (1981)
The growth of InGaAsP and InGaAs by liquid phase epitaxy (LPE) on InP substrates has been investigated to obtain the optimum crystal growth parameters to produce high quality epitaxial layers. The lattice mismatch of these ...

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• (1990)
Reactive ion etching (RIE) of III-V compound semiconductor materials such as InP, InGaAs, InAlAs, and InGaAsP in methane (CH$\sb4$) gas mixtures has been investigated. Etch rates of 800, 400 and 600 A are obtained for InP, ...

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• (1991)
The routing capabilities of waveguides defined by Zn, SiO$\sb2$, and In/SiO$\sb2$ Impurity-Induced Layer Disordering (IILD) of a single GaAs quantum-well graded barrier laser structure are investigated using raised-cosine ...

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• (1989)
The incorporation and amphoteric behavior of Group IV impurities in high purity gallium arsenide (GaAs) and indium phosphide (InP) grown by various growth techniques have been quantitatively studied by employing the ...

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• (2011-05-25)
Both chirp (or sweep) and maximum length sequence (MLS) excitation signals are used to obtain measurements of the head-related transfer function (HRTF) for the Knowles electronic manikin for acoustic research (KEMAR), ...

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• (2011-05-25)
In IC manufacturing, the performance of standard cells often varies due to process non-idealities. Some research work on 2-D cell characterization shows that the timing variations can be characterized by the timing model. ...

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• (2016-12-07)
A newly developed process known as photochemical etching (PC etching), which combines optical imaging and wet chemical etching, can be utilized as an alternative to fabricate the master mold of a microfluidic device. During ...

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• (2000)
This thesis considers the characterization of laser diodes for circuit simulation. Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) modeled by rate equations are emphasized. Measurements are used to determine the parameters ...

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• (2004)
In this dissertation, extensive results are presented on characterization, design, and modeling of on-chip ESD protection devices. Specifically, simulator-independent circuit-level compact models for ESD protection NMOSFETs ...

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• (2013-05-24)
This thesis characterizes middle ear complex acoustic reflectance (CAR) and impedance by fitting poles and zeros to real-ear measurements. The goal of this work is to establish a quantitative connection between pole-zero ...

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• (2013-08-22)
The quality of Earth's water is a most pressing environmental issue. Nutrient runoff from agricultural fields into water bodies is of particular concern in the Midwest, where increased nitrate leaching into the Mississippi ...

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• (1990)
The chare kernel is a runtime support system for executing parallel programs. It is responsible for the scheduling of parallel actions--chares, and the manipulating of data exchange between chares, so that programmers can ...

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• (1989)
Acoustic charge transport (ACT) devices utilize the acoustoelectric effect in a piezoelectric semiconductor, particularly GaAs, to create buried channel charge transfer devices capable of signal processing functions, ...

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• (1987)
A detailed experimental study of the remarkable collective-transport properties of charge-density-wave (CDW) conductors is presented. Measurements of current oscillations observed in response to applied dc voltages and of ...

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• (2011-05-25)
Advances in integrated circuit design and packaging techniques have introduced new ESD-susceptible (Electrostatic Discharge) circuit interfaces. This document will introduce these interfaces and the methods that were used ...

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• (2012-05-22)
This work focuses on methods for testing and increasing the robustness of integrated circuits (ICs) to electrostatic discharge (ESD). Specifically, this work focuses on charged device model (CDM) protection and test ...

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• (1992)
This thesis studies a forward recovery strategy using checkpointing and optimistic execution in parallel and distributed systems. The approach uses replicated tasks executing on different processors for forward recovery ...

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• (1990)
A new and unique high vacuum crystal growth system has been developed. The gas source molecular beam/chemical beam epitaxial growth system features a 7000 l/s diffusion pumping system mounted directly beneath a molecular ...

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• (2015-04-20)
As semiconductor process technologies continue to scale and the demand for ubiquitous computing devices continues to grow with paradigms such as the internet of things (IOT), the availability of low-cost, low-power, ...

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