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Zhang, H. (author)
High power electronics with wide band gap semiconductors are becoming the most promising devices in new energy power suppliers and converters. Highly reliable die attach materials, serving as one of interconnections, play critical roles in power electronic packages and modules. Among which, the nanosilver paste/film has become a promising die...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Zhang, C. (author)
In conventional applications, such as bio-imaging and microscopy, SPAD is typically used as a single-photon counter. However, this advantage has been challenged by other photon-counting technologies, especially from CMOS-based QIS. Comparatively, apart from single-photon counting capability, QIS is superior to SPAD in terms of intrinsic multi...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Zhang, T. (author)
Patients with colorectal cancer are frequently presented with liver metastases for which (partial) resection is often the best therapy. However, the future remnant liver, the remaining part of the liver after resection, should allow adequate liver function to avoid liver failure. This thesis presents novel methods for the accurate voxel-wise...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Zhang, Y. (author)
Among all the contributors to fatal accidents, in-flight loss of control (LOC-I) remains one of the largest categories, as indicated by statistics of investigations into past civil aircraft accidents. In flight LOC generally refers to accidents in which the flight crew was unable to maintain control of the aircraft in flight, resulting in an...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Zhang, Z. (author)
Saltwater intrusion is a crucial issue in estuaries. The spread of salinity is described by the dispersion coefficient. A purely empirical equation which links the effective tidal average dispersion to the freshwater discharge was developed by Van der Burgh [1972]. Combining it with the salt balance equation, Savenije [1986] derived a one...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Zhang, L. (author)
Since the 9/11 attack in New York in 2001, a lot of attention has been paid to the protection of critical infrastructures. Chemical industries are without doubt critical infrastructures due to their extreme importance for society in combination with their vulnerability. They play important roles in modern-life society, from producing and...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Zhang, Y. (author)
Chloride-induced reinforcement corrosion, caused by chloride diffusion in the unsaturated concrete cover, is a major durability problem of concrete structures. Current concepts for concrete mixture design and for service life prediction are generally based on the understanding of the chloride diffusion coefficient of saturated concrete. This...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Zhang, K. (author)
Self-assembly of amphiphilic block copolymers in aqueous solution provides a versatile tool to create complex and functional micelles with various nanostructures, such as spherical, cylindrical and bilayer structures. As an important class in these structures, nanofibrillar micelles have attracted growing interest due to their unique properties...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Zhang, C. (author)
Scientific visualization of tensor fields is challenging due to the complex and multivariate nature of tensor data. The visualization of multiple tensor fields becomes even more difficult, and still in its infancy. This thesis aims at contributing visual analysis techniques for multiple 3D tensor fields.
We focus specifically on the visual...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Zhang, X. (author)
Multiscale computational materials science has reached a stage where many complicated phenomena or properties that are of great importance to manufacturing can be predicted or explained. The word “ab initio study” becomes commonplace as the development of density functional theory has enabled the predictions to be independent of experimental...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Zhang, Y. (author)
Wind turbines are operating under very complex and uncontrolled environmental conditions, including atmospheric turbulence, atmospheric boundary layer effects, directional and spatial variations in wind shear, etc. Over the past decades, the size of a commercial wind turbine has increased considerably. All the complex and uncontrolled conditions...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Zhang, W. (author)
Multimodal imaging techniques are emerging in medical diagnosis. The synergistic combination of imaging techniques, such as MRI and PET/SPECT, is highly useful to strengthen each of the individual imaging modalities while reducing any of their disadvantages. In recent years, the progress of technical integration of imaging scanners has led to a...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Zhang, M. (author)
Large-scale agent-based social simulation is gradually proving to be a versatile methodological approach for studying human societies, which could make contributions from policy making in social science, to distributed artificial intelligence and agent technology in computer science, and to theory and modeling practice in computer simulation...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Zhang, X. (author)
Chemical energy storage in Li-ion batteries is a key technology for the future renewable society. Their energy and power density is largely determined by electrode materials that are able to host lithium in their crystal structure. Aiming at faster and more efficient energy storage, one of the key objectives in Li-ion batteries is to improve the...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Zhang, T. (author)
A common way to present 3D materials to human observers nowadays is by stereoscopic displaying on 3D TVs or head-mounted displays such as the Oculus Rift. However, not everyone can see three-dimensional solid shape from stereoscopic viewing and the three-dimensional images remain two-dimensional pictures to them rather than solid shapes....
doctoral thesis 2015
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Zhang, Y. (author)
Porous Asphalt (PA) concrete is widely used as a surfacing layer on highways in the Netherlands. The service life of PA wearing courses is limited because of the fact that it is vulnerable to raveling. The possibilities of applying preventive maintenance to PA wearing courses by means of spraying rejuvenation products on the pavement surfaces...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Zhang, J. (author)
Solid-state lighting (SSL), which is based 0n semiconductor Lighting Emitting Diode (LED), is the most promising and reliable energy saving solution for future lighting applications. Since a bare LED die can hardly survive without a package, one of the most import function of the LED package is to facilitate the electrical connection and heat...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Zhang, S. (author)
Steel components can exhibit premature and low-ductility creep fracture, when exposed to high temperatures for long times. The failure arises from the formation, growth and coalescence of ultra-fine cracks and cavities. Self healing of damage is a promising new approach to enhance the lifetime of the steel components, in particular for...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Zhang, D. (author)
It has been predicted that due to the population growth the energy demand is increasing faster and faster. It has been well recognized that depleting fossil-fuel resources will not fulfill the energy need of the future world. Not to mention the problem of global warming caused by its combustion, and of energy security as a result of geopolitical...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Zhang, L. (author)
Object tracking is an important component in computer vision, which is the field that aims to replicate the abilities of human vision by automatically analyzing and understanding the content of digital images or videos. Tracking has applications in a wide range of domains. For instance, tracking techniques may be used in systems that remove...
doctoral thesis 2015
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