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Koirala, B.P. (author)
Energy systems across the globe are going through a radical transformation as a result of technological and institutional changes, depletion of fossil fuel resources, and climate change issues. Accordingly, local energy initiatives are emerging and increasing number of the business models are focusing on the end-users. In this context,...
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Garcia Santaclara, J. (author)
The fascinating chemical and physical properties of MOFs have recently stimulated exploration of their application for photocatalysis. Despite the intense research effort, the efficiencies of most photocatalytic MOFs for solar fuel generation are still very modest. In this introduction we analyse the current status of the field and stress the...
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Gül, O. (author)
The dissertation reports a series of electron transport experiments on semiconductor nanowires towards realizing the hypothesized topological quantum computation. A topological quantum computer manipulates information that is stored nonlocally in the topology of a physical system. Such an operation possesses advantages over the current quantum...
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Mans, R. (author)
Microbial production of fuels and chemicals provides opportunities for replacing conventional production processes, which are based on chemical synthesis from non-renewable raw materials or on labour- and capital-intensive extraction from animal or plant tissues. Aeons of evolution, in which astronomical numbers of microorganisms competed for...
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van den Berg, E.M. (author)
The anthropogenic nitrogen inputs in the environment exceed the input by natural processes and impact the global nitrogen cycle considerably . Human meddling in the N-cycle occurs mainly in agricultural ecosystems. Loss of nitrogen from the agricultural soils, other than crop harvest, can have polluting effects on other environments. The three...
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Korkakaki, E. (author)
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) are compounds naturally produced by microorganisms, with many industrial applications, either as bioplastics or as precursors for production of chemicals. Until now, industrial PHA production was conducted with pure strains of bacteria fed with well-defined feedstocks, making the overall process non-economically...
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Ren, Y. (author)
The goal of this Ph.D. research is to develop imaging systems for the multiple beam scanning electron microscope (MBSEM) built in Delft University of Technology. This thesis includes two imaging systems, transmission electron (TE) imaging system, and secondary electron (SE) imaging system. The major conclusions, key results and some suggestions...
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Loeff, L. (author)
Bacteria and archaea are constantly threatened by a large array of viruses and other genetic elements. Driven by evolution, these organisms have acquired a wide arsenal of defense mechanisms that allow the host organism to fight off the invaders. Among these defense mechanisms is an adaptive and inheritable that is conveyed through Clustered...
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Taucer-Kapteijn, M. (author)
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Comans, J. (author)
Increasing automation in aviation has played a key role in the rapid development of the aviation industry in the last decades. Without any doubt, it has vastly increased safety and efficiency. Automation will continue to play an important role in the future. Consensus exists that this does not necessarily mean only increasing the level of...
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Haghighi Talab, A. (author)
Open innovation, knowledge co-creation, and research joint ven-tures, unified under the term 'inter-organizational knowledge collaboration', are discussed in various fields of innovation man-agement to ultimately shape inno-vation strategy of the organiza-tions and the innovation policy.
Several ongoing debates are crucial in the allocation...
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Awater, R.H.P. (author)
Scintillation materials convert high-energy radiation into many visible photons and, in combination with a photodetector, are used as ionizing radiation detectors. Since the discovery of ionizing radiation, there have been intensive research efforts in finding new, better performing scintillators, resulting in the development of a large variety...
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Aissa, M.H. (author)
Design optimization relies heavily on time-consuming simulations, especially when using gradient-free optimization methods. These methods require a large number of simulations in order to get a remarkable improvement over reference designs, which are nowadays based on the accumulated engineering knowledge already quite optimal.
High...
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van den Berg, A.A. (author)
During transcription RNA polymerase (RNAP) moves along a DNA molecule to copy the information on the DNA to an RNA molecule. Many textbook pictures show an RNAP sliding along empty DNA, but in reality it is crowded on the DNA and RNAP competes for space with many proteins such as other RNAP’s and histones. Coverage of DNA by histones is...
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Ubarevičienė, R. (author)
Since the 1990s Lithuania’s geopolitical and economic position has radically shifted from being a relatively affluent and prosperous region in the Soviet Union to a relatively poor country on the periphery of the European Union. The transition period was accompanied by a sharp population decline, which makes Lithuania one of the fastest...
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Vlaar, M.P. (author)
Cortical damage after a stroke often affects movement control, resulting in impairments such as paresis and synergies. Although some recover, most stroke survivors are left with reduced function of the upper limb, which has a severe impact on their activities of daily living. People who have suffered a stroke demonstrate heterogeneous...
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Wang-Erlandsson, L. (author)
We live today on a human-dominated planet under unprecedented pressure on both land and water. The water cycle is intrinsically linked to vegetation and land use, and anticipating the consequences of simultaneous changes in land and water systems requires a thorough understanding of their interactions. This thesis aims to advance our knowledge...
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Reyes Perez, M.F. (author)
Water resources in tourist islands have been severely threatened, especially in the Galápagos Islands, where the increased local population has generated attractive income from the tourist services. In addition, the data regarding water supply and demand are scarce. This study investigates water supply and demand in Santa Cruz, the most...
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Borsoi, G. (author)
Nanolimes, i.e. dispersions of lime (Ca(OH)2)nanoparticles in alcohol, have been extensively investigated over the last two decades as consolidation products for calcareous substrates.
The use of nanolimes for consolidation of mural paintings arises from the lack of e ective and compatible consolidants for this type of substrates; the use of...
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Kayal, A. (author)
Social media platforms are used by a massive, growing number of users, who use these platforms to share content such as text, photos, videos, and location information. As the spread of social media is playing an increasingly important role in our world, literature has shown that while aiming to promote a number of human values (e.g. friendship,...
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