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Lenchenkov, N. (author)
In many oil fields, water is injected into a reservoir to displace oil to the production wells. During the injection process, oil is pushed by water towards production wells which have a lower pressure than the rest of the reservoir. If the reservoir is homogeneous, then a good sweep efficiency of the water flood process is expected. However,...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Engelen, S. (author)
Satellite swarms are a novelty, yet promise to deliver unprecedented robustness and data-collection efficiency. They are so new in fact that even the definition of what a satellite swarm is is disputable, and consequently, the term "swarm" is used for practically any type of distributed space architecture. This thesis poses the proposed...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Bouaoud, C. (author)
Food spoilage has become in the last decades one of the biggest challenges faced by the food industry, with a significant amount of products thrown away at every step of the supply chain. Microbial contamination is listed as one of the major causes of food spoilage and can be at a large extent prevented by application of antimicrobial compounds....
doctoral thesis 2016
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French, P.J. (author), Krijnen, G (author), Roozeboom, F (author)
Microsystems are increasingly being applied in harsh and/or inaccessible environments, but many markets expect the same level of functionality for long periods of time. Harsh environments cover areas that can be subjected to high temperature, (bio)-chemical and mechanical disturbances, electromagnetic noise, radiation, or high vacuum. In the...
journal article 2016
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de Laat, M.L.C. (author), Perez Garza, H.H. (author), Ghatkesar, M.K. (author)
The choice on which type of cantilever to use for Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) depends on the type of the experiment being done. Typically, the cantilever has to be exchanged when a different stiffness is required and the entire alignment has to be repeated. In the present work, a method to adjust the stiffness in situ of a commercial AFM...
journal article 2016
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Ohlund, C.E.I.C. (author), Lukovic, M. (author), Weidow, J (author), Thuvander, M (author), Offerman, S.E. (author)
A comparison is made between the mechanical properties of the ultra-high-strength steel KNDS4 of fastener grade 14.9 and of conventional, high-strength steels 34Cr4 of fastener grade 12.9 and 33B2 of grade 10.9. The results show that the ratio of the yield strength at elevated temperatures to the yield strength at room temperature is higher for...
journal article 2016
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de Laat, M.L.C. (author), Perez Garza, H.H. (author), Herder, J.L. (author), Ghatkesar, M.K. (author)

In situ stiffness adjustment in microelectromechanical systems is used in a variety of applications such as radio-frequency mechanical filters, energy harvesters, atomic force microscopy, vibration detection sensors. In this review we provide designers with an overview of existing stiffness adjustment methods, their working principle, and...

journal article 2016
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Peters, T.J. (author), Tichem, M. (author)
This paper describes the design, fabrication and characterization of electrothermal bimorph actuators consisting of polysilicon on top of thick (>10 μm ) silicon dioxide beams. This material platform enables the integration of actuators with photonic waveguides, producing mechanically-flexible photonic waveguide structures that are...
journal article 2016
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Labadze, G. (author), Dukalski, M.S. (author), Blanter, Y.M. (author)

We investigate the behaviour of two non-linearly coupled flexural modes of a doubly clamped suspended beam (nanomechanical resonator). One of the modes is externally driven. We demonstrate that classically, the behavior of the non-driven mode is reminiscent of that of a parametrically driven linear oscillator: it exhibits a threshold behavior...

journal article 2016
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Scotuzzi, M. (author), Kamerbeek, M.J. (author), Goodyear, A. (author), Cooke, M. (author), Hagen, C.W. (author)
To demonstrate the possibility of using EBID masks for sub-10 nm pattern transfer into silicon, first experiments were carried out by using 20-40 nm EBID masks, that were etched by different chemistries. It is experimentally verified that recipes based on hydrogen bromide, chlorine and boron trichloride can selectively etch silicon when using 20...
conference paper 2015
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Ursem, W.N.J. (author)
A global net sum equilibrium in heat exchange is a fact and thus a global climate change doesn’t exist, but climate shifts in climate cells, especially in the northern temperate cell, do. The global climate has been ever since homeostatic, and has recuperated far huger climate impacts in the past. Current climate models need a drastically...
journal article 2015
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Öhlund, C.E.I.C. (author)
The research presented in this thesis aims to deepen our understanding of the effect of micro-alloying on the microstructure and mechanical property evolution during tempering of martensitic steel for fasteners. The ongoing trend of engine down-sizing has led to the need for stronger and more temperature resistant fasteners than currently...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Tohidian, M. (author)
In a radio-frequency (RF) system-on-chip (SoC), a digital baseband/application processor, which occupies most of the silicon area, determines the SoC fabrication process technology and voltage supply. The rest of the circuitry, including RF front-end and frequency synthesizer, must then adopt the chosen process technology, i.e., presently low...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Scotuzzi, M. (author), Kamerbeek, M.J. (author), Goodyear, A. (author), Cooke, M. (author), Hagen, C.W. (author)
To demonstrate the possibility of using electron beam-induced deposition (EBID) masks for sub-10 nm pattern transfer into silicon, first experiments were carried out by using 20- to 40-nm EBID masks, which were etched by different chemistries. It is experimentally verified that recipes based on hydrogen bromide, chlorine, and boron trichloride...
journal article 2015
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Lukovic, M. (author), Schlangen, E. (author), Savija, B. (author), Ye, G. (author), Copuroglu, O. (author)
Simulation of mechanical behaviour of heterogeneous materials is only possible if the local properties of the components are known. In recent years nano-indentation is being applied on different levels to obtain local mechanical properties. The aim of this paper is to explore various ways to obtain these properties by combining nano-indentation...
conference paper 2015
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Palin, D. (author), Thijssen, A. (author), Wiktor, V. (author), Jonkers, H.M. (author), Schlangen, H.E.J.G. (author)
Ordinary Portland cement (OPC) mortar specimens submerged in sea-water were analysed through environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM) in back scattered electron (BSE) mode and nano-scratching. Results from both sets of analysis show the presence of distinct phases associated with aragonite, brucite and cement paste. Phases associated...
conference paper 2015
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Pérez Garza, H. (author), Ghatkesar, M.K. (author), Basak, S. (author), Löthman, P. (author), Staufer, U. (author)
To manipulate liquid matter at the nanometer scale, we have developed a robotic assembly equipped with a hollow atomic force microscope (AFM) cantilever that can handle femtolitre volumes of liquid. The assembly consists of four independent robots, each sugar cube sized with four degrees of freedom. All robots are placed on a single platform...
journal article 2015
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Sathitruangsak, C. (author), Righolt, C.H. (author), Klewes, L. (author), Tammur, P. (author), Ilus, T. (author), Tamm, A. (author), Punab, M. (author), Olujohungbe, A. (author), Mai, S. (author)
The mammalian nucleus has a distinct substructure that cannot be visualized directly by conventional microscopy. In this study, the organization of the DNA within the nucleus of multiple myeloma (MM) cells, their precursor cells (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance; MGUS) and control lymphocytes of the representative patients is...
journal article 2015
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Mohajeri, M. (author)
Hot mix asphalt recycling has become common practice all over the world since the 1970s because of the crisis in oil prices. In the Netherlands, hot recycling has advanced to such an extent that in most of the mixtures more than 50% of reclaimed asphalt (RA) is allowed. These mixtures with such a high RA content are produced in a batch plant to...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Ganapathy, S. (author), Basak, S. (author), Lefering, A. (author), Rogers, E. (author), Zandbergen, H.W. (author), Wagemaker, M. (author)
Chemisorbed water and solvent molecules and their reactivity with components from the electrolyte in high-surface nano-structured electrodes remains a contributing factor toward capacity diminishment on cycling in lithium ion batteries due to the limit in maximum annealing temperature. Here, we report a marked improvement in the capacity...
journal article 2014
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