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  1. Dynamics and Collisional Evolution of Closely Packed Planetary Systems

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    Description: Of the thousands of planetary candidates discovered by the Kepler mission, roughly a third are in known multiple transiting-planet systems. High-multiplicity Kepler systems (referred to as Kepler Multis) are often tightly packed and may be on the verge of instability. Many systems of this type could have experienced past instabilities,...
    Keyword: dynamical evolution and stability, gaseous planets, hydrodynamics, and planets and satellites
    Subject: Physics and Astronomy
    Creator: Jason Hwang
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 01/18/2019
    Date Modified: 01/18/2019
    Date Created: 2017-01-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  2. Novel In Situ Molecular Lubrication Strategies for Controlling Friction, Wear, and Contamination

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    Description: Most lubricants contain a series of additives that reduce friction and wear, and protect contacting surfaces. The design of these additives must be modernized to meet the challenges involved with high operating temperatures, extreme environmental conditions, and increasingly stringent environmental regulations. This research demonstrates three novel lubricant additive strategies that...
    Keyword: Lubrication, Friction, Wear, Additives, and Tribology
    Subject: Mechanical Engineering
    Creator: Blake Johnson
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 01/18/2019
    Date Modified: 01/18/2019
    Date Created: 2017-01-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  3. In Vitro Characterization of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa Cytotoxin ExoU

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    Description: The Pseudomonas aeruginosa type III secretion system delivers effector proteins directly into target cells, allowing the bacterium to modulate host cell functions. ExoU is the most cytotoxic of the known effector proteins and has been associated with more severe infections in humans. Previous studies have shown that ExoU is a...
    Keyword: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, oligomerization, and ExoU
    Subject: Driskill Graduate Training Program in Life Sciences
    Creator: Angelica Zhang
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 01/18/2019
    Date Modified: 01/18/2019
    Date Created: 2017-01-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  4. Enhanced Solar Cell Performance of Fluorinated Small-Molecule and Polymer Donors

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    Description: Photovoltaic technology can help meet the exploding world energy demand in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. Organic photovoltaics (OPVs) are especially attractive because they can be constructed with low-cost organic content and are amenable to high-throughput large-scale fabrication techniques. Synthetic modification of organic semiconductors has paved way for the...
    Keyword: Chemistry
    Subject: Chemistry
    Creator: Amod Timalsina
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 01/18/2019
    Date Modified: 01/18/2019
    Date Created: 2017-01-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  5. AutoPoint: Selecting and Interacting with Distant Objects While Traveling in an Automobile

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    Description: In the near future, self-driving or driverless vehicles will operate without human control, enabling passengers to use their time in new ways. This opens up avenues for designing new interactions and experiences for individuals or groups traveling in an automobile. For that scenario, automobile manufacturers propose developing bigger and better...
    Keyword: self-driving cars
    Subject: Computer science and Autonomous vehicles
    Creator: Amartya Banerjee
    Owner: Chris Diaz
    Date Uploaded: 01/16/2019
    Date Modified: 01/16/2019
    Date Created: 2018
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  6. Synchrotron X-ray Studies of Novel Electronic Materials

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    Description: The promise of next-generation electronics, which combines features such as mechanical flexibility, optical transparency, and relatively low-cost, has stimulated tremendous research efforts during the past few years. As perhaps the most fundamental component of an electronic circuit, the design and optimization of the thin film transistor (TFT) is of great...
    Keyword: Thin Film, Metal Oxides, Characterization, X-ray, and Dielectrics
    Subject: Applied Physics
    Creator: Li Zeng
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 01/16/2019
    Date Modified: 01/16/2019
    Date Created: 2017-01-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  7. Pedunculopontine Glutamatergic Input to Substantia Nigra Pars Compacta Dopamine Neurons

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    Description: In vivo, substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) dopaminergic neurons exhibit three spiking patterns – irregular, regular, and bursting. These distinct modes of activity are thought to underlie the different roles that dopamine (DA) plays in target structures within the basal ganglia. In particular, burst spiking in SNc DA neurons is...
    Keyword: dopamine, burst firing, glutamate, pedunculopontine nucleus, and substantia nigra pars compacta
    Subject: Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (NUIN)
    Creator: Daniel James Galtieri
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 01/16/2019
    Date Modified: 01/16/2019
    Date Created: 2017-01-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  8. Emergent Phenomena at the (111) LaAlO3/SrTiO3 Interface

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    Description: In his Nobel lecture Herbert Kroemer famously stated that “The interface is the device”. While he made this statement in the context of semiconducting heterostructures, it has proven to be just as relevant for more complex materials, such as the transition metal oxides. In particular, the 2-D conducting gas that...
    Keyword: Strongly Correlated Electrons, Electrical Transport, Electrical Anisotropy, Complex Oxides, Low Temperature Physics, and Superconductivity
    Subject: Applied Physics
    Creator: Samuel K. Davis
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 01/16/2019
    Date Modified: 01/16/2019
    Date Created: 2017-01-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  9. Dynamic Electron Delocalization and Spin-Spin Interactions in Redox-Active Organic Polygons

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    Description: My research interests, which span organic, inorganic, physical and biochemistry, have focused broadly on photo-, magneto- and redox-active molecules, especially those with potential applications in organic photovoltaics, spintronics and electronics. My research under the joint supervision of Professor Wasielewski and Professor Fraser Stoddart has concentrated upon understanding electronic and magnetic...
    Keyword: Chemistry
    Subject: Chemistry
    Creator: Yilei Wu
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 01/16/2019
    Date Modified: 01/16/2019
    Date Created: 2017-01-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  10. Ototheatre: Learning to Listen and Perform in Sonically Augmented Spaces

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    Description: This dissertation explores a form of performance I call “ototheatre,” which is a mobile and participatory audience experience executed with portable sound technology. Ototheatre is an emergent artistic form that sits at a convergence of contemporary technologies and audience consumption habits. Case studies, including smartphone applications and new theatrical works...
    Keyword: audience participation, soundwalk, augmented reality, immersive theatre, audio theatre, and mobile performance
    Subject: Theatre and Drama
    Creator: Lauren Rachele Beck
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 01/16/2019
    Date Modified: 01/16/2019
    Date Created: 2017-01-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation