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Ahmadpanahi, S.H. (author)
This thesis is structured in six distinct chapters. In Chapter 1 a general introduction is given to address the main challenge in thin-film silicon solar cells and to motivate the need for light trapping. This chapter also describes the main focus of this thesis and the urge to understand the light behaviour inside a periodic waveguide thin film...
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Du Nguyen, H.A. (author)
In-memory computing is a promising computing paradigm due to its capability to alleviate the memory bottleneck. It has even higher potential when implemented usingmemristive devices ormemristors with various beneficial characteristics such as nonvolatility, high scalability, near-zero standby power consumption, high density, and CMOS...
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Shu, Y. (author)
Modeling is a promising approach to understand and predict the safety and efficiency of maritime traffic in ports and waterways. Different types of models have been developed over the years. Nevertheless, several important scientific challenges still remain. For instance, few models consider vessel behavior in ports and waterways under the...
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Sharma, S. (author)
We discuss theoretically the coupling of magnetization and infrared photons in whispering gallery mode cavities.
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van Engelenburg, S.H. (author)
New developments in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), such as big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), and blockchain technology provide opportunities for businesses and government organisations to benefit from business-to-government (B2G) information sharing. For example, big data analytics might provide government organisations...
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Scheper, K.Y.W. (author)
Automatically optimizing robotic behavior to solve complex tasks has been one of<br/>the main, long-standing goals of Evolutionary Robotics (ER). When successful, this<br/>approach will likely fundamentally change the rate of development and deployment<br/>of robots in everyday life. Performing this optimization on real robots can be risky<br/...
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Fukushima Kimura, B.H. (author)
Physical phenomena commonly observed in nature such as phase transitions, critical phenomena and metastability when studied froma mathematical point of view may give arise to a rich variety of behavior whose study becomes interesting in itself. In Chapter 1 we illustrate the phase transition phenomenon at low temperatures for one-dimensional...
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Maheswari, S. (author)
Hybrid halide perovskites are currently the most studied optoelectronic materials. They have been successfully employed as the active material in solar cells. Despite the achieved success of these materials, the properties of these hybrid frameworks of an inorganic lattice that includes organic cations are not fully understood. This is because...
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Wolszczak, W.W. (author)
In many aspects measurement of the α/β ratio has advantages over other methods. It provides higher precision and higher density of excitation than is available with Compton or photoelectric effect electrons. It has been shown that the α/β ratio follows the same trends and patterns as previously found for nonproportionality of electron/ gamma...
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Scotuzzi, M. (author)
To follow Moore’s law and the trend of devices to keep shrinking, the nanotechnology industry is challenged in finding a suitable technique for the mass production of integrated circuits with critical dimension in the sub-10 nm range. At the time this project started, EUV lithography, that employs light with a wavelength of 13.5 nm and thus...
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Chagas Cavalcanti, A.R. (author)
This doctoral thesis mainly consists of a series of journal publications written by the author between 2015 and 2019. The doctoral thesis presents the results of ten years of research on informal settlements, with particular reference to Brazilian favelas. The research aimed to understand the social dynamics of the production of space in these...
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Gorter de Vries, A.R. (author)
Lager beer, also referred to as Pilsner, is the most popular alcoholic beverage in the world, with an annual consumption of almost 200 billion litres per year. To make lager beer, brewer’s wort is fermented with the yeast <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"...
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Doelman, R. (author)
Aberrations in optical systems, such as telescopes and microscopes, degrade the quality of the images that can be produced by these systems. For example, an object that is positioned out of focus produces a blurred image on a camera sensor and the turbulent air in the earth’s atmosphere reduces the imaging performance of telescopes. In this...
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Piskorz, T.K. (author)
In this thesis, we explore the application of various molecular simulations techniques to give insights into the self-assembly of supramolecular systems.<br/>Chapter 1 explains the importance of molecular simulation to study the selfassembly process. In chapter 2 we study self-assembly of a derivative of 1,3,5-triamidocyclohexane (CTA) using...
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Lin, Q. (author)
Automatic control is a technique about designing control devices for controlling ma- chinery processes without human intervention. However, devising controllers using conventional control theory requires first principle design on the basis of the full under- standing of the environment and the plant, which is infeasible for complex control tasks...
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Landman, H.M. (author)
After several recent flight safety events, such as the accident of Air France flight 447 in 2009, investigators determined that surprise and startle can severely disrupt pilot responses. They concluded that pilots need to be better prepared for unexpected and potentially startling situations. In response, aviation safety authorities have...
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Szécsényi, A. (author)
In this thesis we presented comprehensive studies on methane activation by binuclear Fe-oxo sites located in porous MOF and zeolite frameworks. Many of such studies have been previously performed, however the main focus was usually on the C-H bond activation of methane. Here we focused on the whole reaction mechanism including the activation of...
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li Piani, T. (author)
Research in this thesis is aimed at comprehensively characterizing the mechanical performance of adobe components. Adobe is a traditional masonry made of sundried bricks and mortar. Bricks are made of soil mixed with fibres and joined together by mud mortar. Adobe is largely spread in areas of the world prone to seismic risk or involved in...
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Li, Q. (author)
In a propeller propulsion system, due to the torque working on the propeller, a rotational motion of the fluid is generated. This rotational motion, expressed as a swirl component in the slipstream, does not result in any useful propulsive power, but causes a decrease in propeller efficiency. By recovering the momentum in the crosswise direction...
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Jamshidi, A. (author)
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) enable the infrastructure manager to keep the performance quality of the infrastructure at an acceptable level. A KPI must include specific features of the infrastructure such as functionality and criticality. The KPIs can be classified into three performance levels: (1) technical level KPIs; (2) tactical level...
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