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Parayil Venugopalan, S. (author)
doctoral thesis 2019
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Bannenberg, L.J. (author)
Magnetic skyrmions are two-dimensional topologicallyprotected spin textureswith particle like properties which may crystallize inlattices that are typically oriented perpendicular to the magnetic field. Theirfirst observation was in the archetype...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Susa, A. (author)
Covalent reversible chemistries give rise to polymers with reasonable mechanical properties yet require external stimuli to heal. Oppositely, supramolecular systems can heal autonomously, but their properties are still far away from most of those set by application requirements. Both downsides need to be addressed before intrinsic healing...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Jiang, J. (author)
This Ph.D. dissertation describes the theory and realization of wide-bandwidth magnetic sensors for current measurements which breach the conventional offset and noise constraints in CMOS processes. These are achieved by several circuit-level and system-level innovations, including the use of three orthogonal ripple reduction loops (RRLs) in...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Xu, Z. (author)
In the 21st century, polar land ice melting became one of the driving factors of global sea level rise, which is discussed widely by the media and the public. Although the fact of the shrinking ice caps and accompanying changes in the sea level is established, the actual amount of polar ice melting still needs to be quantified in separate...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Kok, M.W.A. (author)
The microtubule cytoskeleton is an intracellular polymer network involved in cell shape, cell motility, and cell division. Microtubules are self-assembling, dynamic polymers composed of tubulin proteins that alternate between phases of growth and shrinkage, a behaviour known as “dynamic instability”. A key feature of microtubules is their...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Lv, P. (author)
This thesis presents research on Boundary Layer Ingestion (BLI). BLI is an unconventional aircraft-engine integration technique which aims at integrating the aircraft and the propulsion system such that the overall aircraft fuel consumption can be reduced.
This research begins with a literature survey on propulsion integration. The...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Peelman, S. (author)
The rare earth elements (REEs) are a material group that is becoming increasingly important in modern day technologies, with applications in electronics (e.g. FeNdB magnets and luminescent phosphors), chemical industry (e.g. REE catalysts), energy industry (e.g. NiMH batteries and windmills) and medicine (e.g. Gd MRI contrast fluid). Considering...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Stefani, D. (author)
This dissertation concerns transport measurements in single-molecule junctions using the mechanically controlled break junction (MCBJ) technique. It describes various aspects that play a role in charge transport through single molecules, in order to develop the necessary knowledge to ultimately develop electronic devices based on intrinsic...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Brous, P.A. (author)
Many organizations tasked with managing public utility infrastructure routinely collect and store large volumes of data for decision making purposes in their management and maintenance processes. This data is collected, stored and analyzed within asset management data infrastructures, however, traditional data management methods are becoming...
doctoral thesis 2019
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de Moor, M.W.A. (author)
Quantum technology is a promising area of research, with the quantum computer as the prime example. Quantum computers can perform calculations thought to be impossible by conventional means. The fundamental building block of a quantum computer is a qubit, which is a quantumsystem which can be used to process and store quantuminformation. Most...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Caro Ortiz, S.A. (author), Hens, R. (author), Zuidema, Erik (author), Rigutto, Marcello (author), Dubbeldam, David (author), Vlugt, T.J.H. (author)
This article explores how well vapor-liquid equilibria of pure components and binary mixtures of xylenes can be predicted using different force fields in molecular simulations. The accuracy of the Wolf method and the Ewald summation is evaluated. Monte Carlo simulations in the Gibbs ensemble are performed at conditions comparable to...
journal article 2019
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Qu, Y. (author)
Vortex-induced vibration (VIV) is awell-known phenomenon for civil and offshore structures. Currently, the prediction of this type of vibration in practice currently mainly relies on the force-decomposition method. However, the limitations of this method have restricted the applicability of the method, and alternative models are therefore needed...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Park Lee, E.H. (author)
In the transition towards low-carbon energy systems, the growth of variable renewable energy sources (V-RES) like solar and wind in the electricity systems is calling for more flexibility measures. These are needed to cope with the increased uncertainty and variability that affects the residual demand. Flexibility can be offered by traditional...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Henriques da Silva, M.D. (author)
Polyphenols are molecules with a wide range of bioactive properties. They are being applied as nutraceuticals or natural colorants. The growing interest in these molecules has led to the creation of projects such as the BacHBerry project (www. bachberry.eu), with the main goal of discovering novel polyphenols and tapping their commercial...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Breen, J.L.H. (author)
How can we better understand and explain the phenomena of architectural composition and perception? The aim of this research is to systematically and imaginatively (re)consider the conditions of architectural composition, whilst doing justice to the operational and the aesthetic issues of design. The ambition is to contribute towards generating...
doctoral thesis 2019
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For decades, scientists and engineers are searching for a safe and environmentally friendly alternative for the toxic chromate corrosion inhibitors in active protective coatings for the protection of aerospace aluminium alloys. In this search many different compounds have been investigated as leachable corrosion inhibitor, but no alternative...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Venialgo Araujo, E. (author)
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is one of the most relevant medical imaging techniques utilized for cancer detection and tumor staging. The success of PET relies on the high sensitivity and accuracy to detect and quantify molecular probe concentrations, in the order of picomole/liter. Although there are several positron-emitting molecular...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Zhao, Y. (author)
As one of the most prominent examples of technology-enhanced learning, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have attracted extensive attention of learners, educators, and researchers since 2012. However, a low completion rate is a ubiquitous and severe problem in MOOCs, which means that only a small portion of learners got scores higher than or...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Do, T.K.A. (author)
The main objective of this study is to unravel the physical processes that control typical coastal systems in Central Vietnam while challenged by the fact that it is a data limited environment. Inlets and bays are the typical coastal system along the central coast of Vietnam. These coastal systems are strongly influenced by tropical monsoon...
doctoral thesis 2019
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