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Trzesniewski, B.J. (author)
Our civilization is facing one of the biggest challenges in its entire history: the energy transition. The growing demand for energy, the scarcity of resources and climate change are the three main factors driving the change. Firstly, the world population is expected to keep on growing, and many poor countries are projected to experience rapid...
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Wilding, D. (author), Pozzi, P. (author), Soloviev, O.A. (author), Vdovine, Gleb (author), Verhaegen, M.H.G. (author)

Three-dimensional microscopy su ers from sample-induced aberrations that reduce the resolution and lead to misinterpretations of the object distribution. In this paper, the resolution of a three-dimensional fluorescent microscope is significantly improved by introducing an amplitude diversity in the form of a binary amplitude mask positioned...

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Verouden, N.W. (author)
In our focus on spoken conversation we tend to forget that there are also things not said. In failing to acknowledge these silences, much of what is significant may be overlooked. This book presents the findings of ethnographic fieldwork in intra- and inter-university collaboration, including that of Dutch and Chinese scientists. It also offers...
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Jaeger, W.S. (author)
This thesis investigates how selected multivariate probabilistic methods can be adapted for risk analysis and decision making in coastal and offshore environments. In particular, the thesis makes a contribution to decision support tools for risk reduction efforts in coastal environments and to statistical simulation methods for wave conditions....
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Dong, H. (author)
Concrete is currently the most widely used material in construction field. A good performance of concrete structures is required for reaching the designed service life. However, the initial scatter in the quality of concrete is unavoidable in practice, possibly resulting from improper design, poor execution, or deterioration due to stresses...
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Giepman, R.H.M. (author), Schrijer, F.F.J. (author), van Oudheusden, B.W. (author)

High-resolution particle image velocimetry measurements were performed on laminar and transitional oblique shock wave reflections for a range of Mach numbers (M D 1:6-2:3), Reynolds numbers (Rexsh D 1.4×106-3.5×106) and flow deflection angles (θ 1°-5° or p3=p1 D 1.11-1.64). The laminar interactions revealed a...

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Sandberg, Evelien M. (author), Leinweber, Fleur S. (author), Herbschleb, Petra J. (author), Berends-van der Meer, Dorien M.A. (author), Jansen, F.W. (author)

The aim of this study was to evaluate the catheterisation regimes after a laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH) in Dutch hospitals and to assess the nurses’ opinion on this topic. This was particularly relevant as no consensus exists on the best moment to remove a urinary catheter after an LH. All 89 Dutch hospitals were successfully contacted and...

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Veefkind, j. Pepijn (author), de Graaf, M. (author), Sneep, Maarten (author), Stammes, Piet (author), De Haan, Johan F. (author), Sanders, Abram F.J. (author), Apituley, Arnoud (author), Tuinder, Olaf (author), Levelt, Pieternel Felicitas (author)

This paper presents a weighted least squares approach to retrieve aerosol layer height from top-of-atmosphere reflectance measurements in the oxygen A band (758-770g nm) over bright surfaces. A property of the measurement error covariance matrix is discussed, due to which photons travelling from the surface are given a higher preference over...

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van Velzen, M.H.N. (author), Stolker, Robert Jan (author), Loeve, A.J. (author), Niehof, S.P. (author), Mik, E.G. (author)

Arterial stiffness is a reliable prognostic parameter for cardiovascular diseases. The effect of change in arterial stiffness can be measured by the change of the pulse wave velocity (PWV). The Complior system is widely used to measure PWV between the carotid and radial arteries by means of piezoelectric clips placed around the neck and the...

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Kouw, W.M. (author)
Artificial intelligence, and in particular machine learning, is concerned with teaching computer systems to perform tasks. Tasks such as autonomous driving, recognizing tumors in medical images, or detecting suspicious packages in airports. Such systems learn by observing examples, i.e. data, and forming a mathematical description of what types...
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Ahmadi, S.M. (author)
One of the main functions of bone is to support the human body mechanically. To fulfil its complex role, bone possesses unique mechanical properties: it is stiff enough to resist deformation while being able to absorb energy.
In this thesis, a comprehensive study has been carried out using analytical methods, numerical methods and...
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El Asjadi, S. (author), Nederpel, Q. A. (author), Cotiuga, I. M. (author), Picken, S.J. (author), Besseling, N.A.M. (author), Mendes, E. (author), Lommerts, B.J. (author)

In this study, we investigated the Stabilization of bitumen emulsions by scleroglucan, a rigid triple-helix forming biopolymer, in combination with a pH-sensitive cationic surfactant. Various aspects of the emulsification process and the final composition influence the Stabilization. We examined two different methods to add scleroglucan to...

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Diaz Arias, A.M. (author)
This thesis investigates consumer energy subsidies, their persistence due to institutional and political barriers and how they affect the technological advancement of renewable energy. Results from an econometric analysis of a panel data from 194 countries during the period 1990-2012 show that the ability of citizens to be heard by their...
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Rieger, V.S. (author), Mertens, Mariano (author), Grewe, V. (author)

To mitigate the human impact on climate change, it is essential to determine the contribution of emissions to the concentration of trace gases. In particular, the source attribution of short-lived species such as OH and HO2 is important as they play a crucial role for atmospheric chemistry. This study presents an advanced version...

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Korthals Altes, W.K. (author)

Under the Rhenish model of capitalism the interests of other stakeholders than shareholders are essential to the interests of the firm. However, Rhenish institutions in Germany have been changing. In the housing sector, many organizations that promoted the provision of affordable housing are currently managed by private equity firms promoting...

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Ribeiro, J.D. (author), Lê, P.T. (author), Kaniewski, J. (author), Helsen, J. (author), Wehner, S.D.C. (author)

Quantum communication has demonstrated its usefulness for quantum cryptography far beyond quantum key distribution. One domain is two-party cryptography, whose goal is to allow two parties who may not trust each other to solve joint tasks. Another interesting application is position-based cryptography whose goal is to use the geographical...

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Tol, H.J. (author)
Dynamical systems theory can significantly contribute to the understanding and control of fluid flows. Fluid dynamical systems are governed by the Navier-Stokes equations, which are continuous in both time and space, resulting in a state space of infinite dimension. To incorporate tools from systems theory it has become common practise to...
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Hänsel, A. (author)
Spectroscopy is a powerful tool to investigate the physical properties of complex systems. The interaction of light with matter allows to get insights into the structure of it. Chapter 1 is dedicated to introduce this topic and to show the developments of the technologies that paved the way to its success. Special focus is given to the...
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Xu, H. (author)
The main objective of the research described in this thesis is to explore the design, synthesis and (thermo)mechanical properties of a new family thermoplastic high-performance elastomeric (AB)n multiblock copolymers. The backbone is based on bismaleimide-functionalized all-aromatic liquid crystalline (LC) or amorphous (AM) precursors coupled...
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Valenti, M. (author)
This work exploits the ability of the spark discharge particle generator (SDG) to produce metallic nanoparticles (NPs) with control over the size, shape and composition, to unravel the plasmonic mechanisms by which NPs can enhance the photoelectrochemical performance of semiconductor photoanodes. Chapter 1 gives an overview of the SDG and the...
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