Advanced Physical and Chemical Characterization of Stormwater Sediments
<p> This work focuses on the advanced physical analysis of stormwater
sediments using laser diffraction particle size analyzer and scanning electron
microscope and chemical characterization using neutron activation analysis. Since...
Ion Implanted Bragg Gratings in Silicon-On-Insulator Rib Waveguides
<p> Ion implanted Bragg gratings integrated in rib waveguide structures were simulated,
fabricated and characterized for the silicon-on-insulator (SOI) photonics platform. After
selective silicon self-implantation, to an amorphizing dose...
Fabrication and Characterization of Alloy Supported Solid Oxide Fuel Cell with Manganese Cobaltite Cathode
<p> This thesis demonstrates two concepts, one a viable fabrication process for an FeCr alloy supported solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC), and second, the use of CozMn04 (spinel)as the cathode material. Ni/YSZ and YSZ lay...
New Large Neighborhood Interior Point Methods For Semidefinite Optimization
<p>In this thesis, we extend the Ai-Zhang direction to the class of semidefinite
optimization problems. We define a new wide neighborhood N(τ1 ,τ2 ,η) and,
as usual, we utilize symmetric directions by scaling the...
Interferometric Photonic Sensors in Silicon-On-Insulator Waveguides
<p> An optical temperature sensor and Fourier spectrometer, working in the 1550nm telecommunications wavelength range, were fabricated in silicon-on-insulator. Both devices were based on asymmetric Mach-Zehnder Interferometer waveguide geometries....
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