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Rinaldi, Lorenzo (author), Golinucci, Nicolò (author), Guerrieri, Giulia (author), Sanvito, F.D. (author), Rocco, Matteo Vincenzo (author), Colombo, Emanuela (author)
Investing in low-carbon technologies, including light-duty vehicles, is a strategy to decarbonize the residential sector and private mobility. This work aims to assess the parameters driving the economic convenience of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) for a household, and what are the economic implications of BEV adoption on the total cost of...
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Kok, R.N.U. (author)
How does the small intestine maintain itself? What mechanism does it use to achieve<br/>homeostasis, and how optimal is this mechanism? We approached these questions<br/>mainly using cell tracking in organoids, for which we developed new cell trackers.<br/>We found that the intestinal crypt uses a surprisingly simple and effective strategy.<br/...
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Brackel, A.K.C. (author)
Brackish waters can be found in transition zones between freshwater rivers and saltier seas. These dynamic coastal landscapes harbor multiple functions such as housing, agriculture, nature, and industry. Because of climate change, existing borders between fresh and saline water - and between land and water - are becoming contested. Extreme...
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Nadeem, A. (author)
Understanding the behavior of cyber adversaries provides threat intelligence to security practitioners, and improves the cyber readiness of an organization. With the rapidly evolving threat landscape, data-driven solutions are becoming essential for automatically extracting behavioral patterns from data that are otherwise too time-consuming to...
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Jeevanandam, G. (author)
The work described in the doctoral thesis aims to enhance the functionality of a scanning electron microscope (SEM) by integrating miniaturized versions of cleanroom tools used in microfabrication. The thesis presents the integration of substrate heating, in-situ thermal atomic layer deposition (ALD), sputtering, and thermal evaporation within...
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Gatidis, C. (author)
Precipitation is a profoundly important meteorological process and a crucial component of the water cycle. Thus, the continuous and reliable monitoring of precipitation at global scale is fundamental for scientific sectors such as numerical weather prediction and hydrology. However, accurately estimating precipitation, its type and intensity at...
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Tišma, M. (author)
This thesis explores the mechanisms that underlie chromosome organization in bacteria. Bacteria are considered amongst the simplest living organisms on our planet. They lack the cellular organization found in other domains of life (Archaea or Eukaryotics) and often have simpler life cycles. Over the past decade, we gained increasing knowledge...
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Cascioli, E. (author)
The current need to ensure an effective and prompt transition of the energy sector towards zero-carbon has renewed the interest for nuclear technology. Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) seem particularly interesting for their reduced capital cost, operational flexibility and enhanced safety and security. Different SMR concepts are being developed...
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Mula, S. (author)
Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are a class of hybrid materials with metal-based inorganic nodes connected by organic linkers via strong coordination bonds. These building blocks can be arranged in 3-D crystalline lattices to synthesize structures with varying pore sizes and a variety of structures (tuneability). These hybrid materials possess...
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Aghaeian, S. (author)
H igh-temperature (HT) oxidation plays a significant role in various stages of the steelmaking process, including hot rolling. When exposed to high temperatures and oxygen partial pressure, the steel composition near the surface can be altered as alloying elements deplete. Additionally, the characteristics of the oxide scale, such as thickness...
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Ale Ebrahim Dehkordi, Molood (author)
In society, institutions are the foundation that governs human behaviour through rules, norms, and regulations. The actions and interactions of individuals are shaped by these institutions, forming a cyclic system with numerous parameters and factors. Altering any of these factors, triggers the entire system to transition into a new state that...
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Tsekos, C. (author)
The modern world is faced with a multitude of environmental and socio-economic issues, stemming from the way that energy is used and converted. Climate change due to anthropogenic activities (use of fossil fuel resources and its associated CO2 equivalent emissions), has greatly affected humankind and nature in general, by leading to extreme...
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Zhao, J. (author)
As one of the fastest-growing renewable energy technologies, photovoltaics play an increasingly important role in the global energy transition. Over the past decade, metal halide perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have emerged as the most promising candidates for next-generation solar cells, with a certified power conversion efficiency of 26.1% for...
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Xu, F. (author)
In the prevailing context of the 21st century, characterized by a predominant reliance on oil and gas, or in the promising future where green energy shapes a human society committed to net-zero emissions, the role of underground fractured formations in energy production and storage remains pivotal and irreplaceable. Geological faults typically...
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Shahroodi, T. (author)
Modern applications like Genomics and Machine Learning (ML) hold the potential to reshape our understanding of diseases’ genetic origins and guide machines in executing tasks and making predictions without our explicit programming. The successful, widespread integration of these modern applications can usher in advancements in di-agnostics,...
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de Wit, J.J. (author)
Facing a (security) threat, what is the best thing to do? The overall research questions driving this study are about how security professionals assess, reason, and decide about security risks, and where their justification is founded on. The presented results are explorative, based on trying primarily to understand individual professional...
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Garner, E. (author)
Background: Despite over a century’s worth of technical improvements, the longterm survivability associated with orthopedic implants continues to fall short. In contrast to earlier designs, implant failure is no longer caused by structural failure of the implant itself. Rather, it results from the implant’s long-term detrimental effects on the...
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van de Sande, W.W.P.J. (author)
Compliant shell mechanisms are defined as spatially curved thin-walled structures able to transfer or transform motion, force or energy through elastic deflection. They are a sub-category of compliant mechanisms which also gain there motion from elastic deformation. As such they store energy during motion, in addition to providing desired...
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Sarkhosh, R. (author)
The thesis explores Ahwaz's transformation throughout the 20th century, emphasizing the profound impact of the oil industry on the city's architectural and urban development. From its emergence in obscurity to its prominence before the Iran-Iraq war, Ahwaz's journey mirrors the far-reaching influence of oil on urban modernity. The narrative...
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Mattos Ferreira, V. (author)
The railway industry constantly seeks advancements in train speed, axle load capacity, reliability, and rail longevity. Rails undergo complex and severe loading during operation due to wheel/rail contact, resulting in two main damage mechanisms: rolling contact fatigue (RCF) andwear. Furthermore, frictional heating during wheel/rail contact...
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