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Voulis, N. (author)
This thesis demonstrates that heterogeneous spatio-temporal demand profiles are required for a realistic representation of urban energy systems. This is needed to prepare them for the energy transition. Therefore, existing and future urban energy system models should be expanded with more detailed spatio-temporal local demand data that account...
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Mohammadzadeh Moghaddam, E. (author)
Fixed bed arrangements find wide applications, particularly in reaction engineering, where they are employed as multi-tubular catalytic reactors for the transformation of reactants into desired products. The importance of such complicated reactors can be realized by their extensive applications as the process workhorse in various industries, e.g...
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Paltrinieri, L. (author)
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Li, Y. (author)
Safety management systems (SMSs) have gained importance since the 1970s and changed focus from individual management activities to more systematic frameworks. The methods, techniques and tools used in them also became more and more sophisticated. However, from the perspectives of the researcher, company, auditor, government and (safety...
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Nazarian, G. (author)
Microprocessors are used in an expanding range of applications from small embedded system devices to supercomputers and mainframes. Moreover, embedded microprocessor based systems became essential in modern societies. Depending on the application domain, embedded systems have to satisfy different constraints. The major challenges today are cost,...
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Cusini, M. (author)
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Kuiper, R.J. (author)
Remotely controlled subsea vehicles are frequently used for oil and gas applications. A potential future application requiring remote controlled vehicles is deep-sea mining. At the envisioned water depths beyond 1500m, rare minerals are accessible without deep excavation. However, the extreme hyperbaric conditions (i.e. high pressure), limited...
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Vogel, W. (author)
The work presented in this thesis will open a pathway towards the design of crosslinkable hyperbranched poly(aryetherketone)s (HBPAEKs). In addition to addressing the chemistry, crosslinking characteristics and (thermo)mechanical properties we will demonstrate that crosslinked HBPAEKs are excellent candidates for membrane-based gas separation...
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Venkatesan, P. (author)
Rare earth elements (REEs), along with other metals, will play a pivotal role in the transition towards a low-carbon economy. Primary mining of REEs consists of multiple steps, is energy intensive and has an adverse environmental impact. Thus, the current scenario of “use and throw” of REEs after a single use in a product is untenable....
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van Dam, S.B. (author)
Quantum mechanics differs deeply from classical intuition and knowledge, sparking fundamental questions and radically new technology. Generating large entangled states between distant nodes of a quantum network will advance both domains. The nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centre in diamond is a promising building block for such a network.
However,...
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Acanski, M. (author)
Driven by constant advances and cost reductions in photovoltaic (PV) technology,
together with incentive government policies toward cleaner environment, the PV energy became one of the fastest growing market in the world. In many countries the amount of installed PV power is increasing at an exponential rate, in all sectors from large...
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Sabetghadam Esfahani, A. (author)
Membrane separation is an energy efficient technology with a small physical footprint in which the membrane is the core of process. Membranes need to be further developed to be specifically applied in the field of gas separation. The most challenging target in designing membranes is to improve the permeation and selectivity, simultaneously. This...
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de Klerk, N.J.J. (author)
Batteries have found widespread use, especially in mobile devices. With the inevitable energy transition the demand for batteries will rise further. Batteries for large-scale storage, transport applications and mobile devices all have different demands, requiring the development of a range of battery types for the storage of electrical energy....
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Sharei Amarghan, H. (author)
Endovascular interventions include a variety of techniques, chiefly involving guidewires and catheters, that give access to the vascular system through small incisions. It is imperative to reach the place of interest quickly and safely. By considering the fact that the composition of guidewires and catheters differ (e.g., in material, diameter,...
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Groenendijk, D.J. (author)
In this work, we investigate electronic and magnetic phenomena in thin films and heterostructures of transition metal oxides with strong spin–orbit coupling. Ultrathin films are prepared by pulsed laser deposition, a technique which enables layer-by-layer growth of complex materials on atomically flat crystal surfaces. The properties of these...
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Isufi, E. (author)
The necessity to process signals living in non-Euclidean domains, such as signals defined on the top of a graph, has led to the extension of signal processing techniques to the graph setting. Among different approaches, graph signal processing distinguishes itself by providing a Fourier analysis of these signals. Analogously to the Fourier...
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Filatova, O.G. (author)
Human brain consists of grey and white matter. Grey matter largely forms the
outer layer of the brain, and is responsible for decision making and functioning
of the human body. Complementary, the white matter (WM) contains the
communication pathways between the grey matter areas. Diffusion-weighted
magnetic resonance imaging ...
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Liu, P. (author)
Solid State Lighting (SSL) develops towards small size, high lumen output, high working temperature, and multi-functional applications. These trends are more desirable in miniaturized LED applications such as retrofit G4 LED devices. Retrofit G4 LEDs were chosen in this work as a technical carrier due to the miniaturized size challenge and high...
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van Gemert, J.H.F. (author)
This dissertation describes how to design dielectric pads that can be used to increase image quality in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and how to accelerate image reconstruction times using a preconditioner.

Image quality is limited by the signal to noise ratio of a scan. This ratio is increased for higher static magnetic field strengths...
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Lin, X. (author)
This thesis provides tools for decision support systems for perishable goods logistics. It also provides an approach for enterprises to estimate the benefit of adopting the proposed logistic systems. Perishable products are produced, transported, and consumed all over the world. Thanks to perishable goods supply chains, we can enjoy safe, fresh,...
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