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Deterministic and stochastic models of development of resistance to genetically modified pesticidal crops
This thesis describe the bifurcation structure and dynamics of some simple deterministic population models for an insect pest on a crop divided into two parts, one consisting of genetically modified plants that are toxic ...
Solution phase synthesis of multicomponent and anisotropic nanostructures
The ability to explore additional dimensions besides particle size to tune the properties of nanomaterials has important implications for the development of new materials, and may provide a basis for the development of new ...
Mathematical modeling of separated two-phase turbulent reactive flows using a filtered mass density function approach for large eddy simulation
The overall objective of this dissertation is the development of a modeling and simulation approach for turbulent two-phase chemically reacting flows. A new full velocity-scalar filtered mass density function (FMDF) ...
Robust microbial fabrication of plant pharmaceuticals: Complexities and solutions
Abstract not available.
Solution processed organic-inorganic hybrid nanocomposites: Photoconduction and photorefraction
Conjugated polymer-based electronics and photonics are rapidly emerging as a low-cost, multifunctional alternative to traditional semiconductor based optoelectronics. With the advent of soft inorganic chemistry processes ...
Enhancement of the low frequency sound absorption of porous materials by addition of a thin high flow-resistivity cover layer
The general performance of a porous material against a rigid backing shows very good absorption qualities at high frequencies, but at lower frequencies, where the thickness becomes much less than a wavelength of sound, the ...
Degradation of 17alpha-ethinylestradiol in wastewater treatment systems
The existence and persistence of estrogenic chemicals in aquatic environments is a problem that may affect public and ecosystem wellness. For this reason, it is of major concern, and being investigated by those in the field ...
Development of a framework to account for uncertainty sources in modeling toxic concentrations in the Niagara River
The Niagara River is an important natural resource for drinking water and inexpensive hydroelectric power production. However, the quality of its water is less than pristine. Past lax management of toxic waste has left ...
Terahertz spectroscopy of semiconductor nanostructures
Electromagnetic waves centered at a frequency of 1 terahertz (THz) lie between the realms of photonics and electronics. Only recently have techniques been established to generate and detect electromagnetic waves in this ...
Hybrid semiconductor nanomagnetoelectronic devices
The subject of this dissertation is the exploration of a new class of hybrid semiconductor nanomagnetoelectronic devices. In these studies, single-domain nanomagnets are used as the gate in a transistor structure, and the ...