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Sayed Salehi, H. (author)
In this thesis, thermodynamic and structural properties of different deep eutectic solvent (DESs), and mixtures of DESs with gases or water, were computed using the state-of-the-art molecular simulations and computational methods. Discussions were presented on the influence of the intermolecular interactions and liquid structure of DESs on...
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Petersen, W. (author), Øiseth, O. (author), Lourens, E. (author)
Wind loading is an essential aspect in the design and assessment of long-span bridges, but it is often not well-known and cannot be measured directly. Most structural health monitoring systems can easily measure structural responses at discrete locations using accelerometers. This data can be combined with reduced-order modal models in Kalman...
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Kraaij, R.C. (author)
We extend the Barles-Perthame procedure [4] (see also [22]) of semi-relaxed limits of viscosity solutions of Hamilton-Jacobi equations of the type f−λHf=h to the context of non-compact spaces. The convergence result allows for equations on a ‘converging sequence of spaces’ as well as Hamilton-equations written in terms of two equations in...
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Wu, Ran (author), Ma, Tao (author), Schröder, E. (author)
International trade and emission offshoring can reduce a country's domestic carbon dioxide emissions, helping it to reach emission reduction targets set under the prevailing territorial climate policy frameworks. We ask what is the net contribution of trade to national production-based emissions. Existing metrics (consumption-based emissions and...
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Tonetto, Leonardo (author), Adikari, Malintha (author), Mohan, Nitinder (author), Ding, Aaron Yi (author), Ott, Jörg (author)
Human mobility shapes our daily lives, our urban environment and even the trajectory of a global pandemic. While various aspects of human mobility and inter-personal contact duration have already been studied separately, little is known about how these two key aspects of our daily lives are fundamentally connected. Better understanding of...
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Berenger-Currias, N.M.L.P. (author)
Embryogenesis is a fascinating mystery. How a single fertilized egg, the zygote, reads out its genetic information and turns into a fully formed, multicellular organism still defies detailed understanding. <br/>An adult organism can consist of trillions of cells of different types, organized to form various complex tissues and organs. To obtain...
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Mier Escurra, G.A. (author)
The Pulsed Electro Acoustic Method (PEA) is a widely used method for the measurement of space charges in High Voltage (HV) dielectrics. This thesis aims to contribute to the optimization of the PEA method by being able to make measurements from different test setups comparable and enhance the reliability of the results interpretation. This work...
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Slingerland, G. (author)
Place-making initiatives have gained momentum in recent years to establish stronger urban communities. Through place-making, people attach meaning to spaces and they become places. While place-making initiatives have traditionally been designed and implemented from top-down, more and more scholars call for a participatory and bottom-up approach,...
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Davidson, J.H. (author)
Quantum memories will prove to be an invaluable tool for distributing entangled quantum states over distance. Many novel materials for this purpose are being investigated and key among them are rare earth ion doped crystals. These materials possess a great number of potential combinations of host crystal and ion species for further study, some...
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Pascual Laguna, A. (author)
The mysteries of the early Universe are largely enshrouded in dust, product of the violent process of star formation. Due to the vast distances of our Universe, infrared light emitted by the heated dust back in those early stages can still be observed today, which has been observed to contribute to about half of the total cosmic background...
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Soliman, Mona Youssef Moawad (author)
Access to safe drinking water is an essential human right and a crucial element to human survival. The quality of drinking water, has strong and direct impact on human health. Unless free of fecal contamination, water is unsafe to drink. Yet, to date, 2 billion people remain without access to safe drinking water. Consequently, the burden of...
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Romani, G. (author)
The accurate and reliable prediction of the aerodynamic noise sources of open rotors and ducted-fans in electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) and non-conventional aircraft configurations is a challenging task from a computational perspective. Indeed, such propulsive systems can often operate in highly distorted and non-homogeneous flows...
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Koop, L. (author)
Because the seafloor is a complex ecosystem, a multidisciplinary approach must be adopted in order to produce comprehensive habitat maps. Such multidisciplinary projects have been lacking for the Dutch area of the North Sea. To address this lack, the Distribution, structure and functioning of low resilience seafloor communities and habitats of...
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Kouba, V. (author), D, Vejmelkova (author), E, Zwolsman (author), K, Hurkova (author), K, Navratilova (author), M, Laureni (author), Pabst, M. (author), van Loosdrecht, Mark C.M. (author), Weissbrodt, D.G. (author)
Anammox bacteria enable efficient removal of nitrogen from sewage in processes involving partial nitritation and anammox (PN/A) or nitrification, partial denitrification, and anammox (N-PdN/A). In mild climates, anammox bacteria must be adapted to ≤15 °C, typically by gradual temperature decrease; however, this takes months or years. To...
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Goodenough, K.D. (author)
The research presented in this thesis focused on the problem of entanglement distribution. Simply put, the two main problems facing (practical) implementation of entanglement distribution over quantum networks are loss and noise. Quantum repeaters are meant to overcome the effects of loss, but in practice their implementation always comes at the...
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Chiang, Y.-C. (author)
Shell structures carry loads with their thin yet curved shapes. Being thin means shells require little material, which is desirable for minimizing embodied carbon footprints. However, the feature of being curved implies shells require immense effort to design and fabricate. To address the challenges, this dissertation consists of three parts:...
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Li, K. (author)
Naturally fractured reservoirs (NFRs) gain much attention worldwide because they are often encountered in aquifer remediation, CO2 sequestration, and hydrocarbon extraction. In hydrocarbon extraction, however, oil recovery by gas injection in NFRs is usually low, because of poor sweep efficiency. During gas injection, the displacement front is...
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Kluba, M.M. (author)
The progress in the field of neurostimulation is impressive, both from a technical as well as from a therapeutic point of view. Nowadays, the electrical stimulation of the nervous system can be used to induce or suppress muscle responses. Additionally, it can also influence hearing, vision, immune system response, pain perception, and even...
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van Thiel, T.C. (author)
Modern materials synthesis techniques allowfor the layer-by-layer assimilation of structurally similar, yet compositionally different materials into artificial crystals, with atomic scale precision. At the resulting heterointerfaces, structural, electronic and magnetic reconstructions can lead to physical phenomena that are otherwise absent in...
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Ampe, K.V.J. (author)
Humanity faces major challenges because the boundaries of an ecologically safe and socially just space are transgressed.<br/>This thesis’ point of departure is that these societal challenges result from longterm, complex, unsustainable consumption and production patterns in sociotechnical systems such as energy, mobility, agriculture and water....
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