Microelectronics -- Design and construction. ; Micromachining. ; Strains and stresses. ; Silicon compounds.
This dissertation presents the use and extension of capabilities of surface machining technology, utilizing stress engineering between polysilicon and silicon nitride layers to build three-dimensional microstructures. A new theory and experimental...
Boundary integral methods have long been used to solve boundary value problems for elliptic partial differential equations with piecewise constant coefficients, since they have several numerical advantages over conventional volume discretization....
The study of twin primes gives rise to several famously difficult problems in number theory--in fact, we still cannot definitively say whether there are infinitely many twin primes. In this work, we consider a related problem, namely: What is the...
Robot hands -- Design and construction. Robots -- Motion -- Mathematical models. Manipulators (Mechanism) -- Design and construction. Textile fabrics. Knots and splices. String.
Flexible objects are a challenge to manipulate. Their motions are hard to predict, and the high number of degrees of freedom makes sensing, control, and planning difficult. Additionally, they have more complex friction and contact issues than rigid...
Robots -- Control systems -- Design and construction. Mobile robots. Robots -- Dynamics.
This thesis examines the issues of vehicle and information dynamics in the control of a multi-robot system using a radial-basis potential function controller. Distributed control of multi-robot systems requires each robot to communicate state...
Strong evidence exists showing that stellar evolution models are unable to accurately predict the fundamental properties of low-mass stars. Observations of low-mass stars in detached eclipsing binaries (DEBs) indicate that stellar models...
Dartmouth College Medical School Students, 1886; Burleigh, Robert Fletcher m1888 Lamson, Herbert H. m1888 Whitten, George Edwin m1888 Hallett, Edward Bangs m1887 Barker (?), Frank Justin m1888 Poyer, John B. m1886 Barrett, Elmer E. m1887 Haynes,...
Dartmouth College Medical School Students, 1886 Burleigh, Robert Fletcher m 1888 Lamson, Herbert H. m1888 Whitten, George Edwin, M 1888 Hallett, Edward Bango m 1887 Barker (?) Frank Justin m1888 Poyer, John Baptiste m 1886 Barrett, Elmer E, m1887...
Dartmouth College Medical Students 1886 1Stokes, Dudley Leavitt 2 Hurd 3 ___ 4 Scudder, Joel Wilson 5 Davis, George Moses 6 ___ 7 Stackpole, Henry Hills 8 Hallett, Edward Bango 9 Sullivan, Maurice Francis 10 Meaker, Cyrus Truman 11 Presby, William...
The purpose of this thesis is to describe methods for detecting hidden crevasses on glaciers in Polar regions. Crevasses form in ice sheets as a result of forces imposed upon the brittle ice. The crevasses are hidden from view by bridges of soft...
The auroral zone is a rich source of natural radio emissions that can be observed in space and at ground-level. By studying these waves, scientists can gain insight into the plasma processes that generate them and use the near-Earth space...
For ordinary knots in R 3 , there are no degree one Vassiliev invariants. For virtual knots, however, the space of degree one Vassiliev invariants is infinite dimensional. We introduce a sequence of three degree one Vassiliev invariants of virtual...
In this thesis, we present different approaches to tying knots using robots by enforcing different types of constraints. We attack the problem from three different directions; mechanical design, motion planning with simple control strategies, and...
Flexible fiber scopes are widely used in industry and medicine. Typical scopes are made using conventional optical components and order-packed flexible image bundles. The optical performance of a flexible scope is largely determined by that of the...
Free electron lasers -- Experiments. ; Resonators -- Experiments.
A Smith-Purcell Free Electron Laser test-facility has been developed. The structure is used to conduct detailed explorations that novel resonator designs will have on tunability, start current and other performance criteria. Emphasis is on sources...
Geology -- Guatemala -- Lake Atitlan area; Volcanism -- Guatemala -- Lake Atitlan area; Calderas -- Guatemala -- Lake Atitlan area.
Geological mapping, petrological and geophysical studies in the lake Atitlan area, Guatemala, have revealed four distinct periods of stratovolcano growth, each followed by major silicic eruptions and caldera collapse. The first period (12 - 11 my...
A polynomial is a product of distinct cyclotomic polynomials if and only if it is a divisor over [Special characters omitted.] [x ] of xn - 1 for some positive integer n. In this thesis, we will examine two natural questions concerning the divisors...
We begin with a result on the refocussing of null geodesics in space-times. We show that all oriented refocussing 2-dimensional Lorentz manifolds are also strongly refocussing. We also introduce a theory of virtual Legendrian knots. We show that...
Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) remains the most common bearing material for total joint arthroplasty. Advances in radiation cross-linking and other post-consolidation treatments have led to a rapid differentiation of polyethylene...
Cataclysmic variable stars (CVs) are close, interacting binary systems comprised of a white dwarf and a companion star, which is typically a late-type dwarf star. Their progenitor systems are post common envelope binaries (PCEBs) with a white dwarf...
Fc receptors. Dendritic cells. Immune recognition.
Three types of Fc receptors for IgG, FcyRI (CD64), FcyRII (CD32), and FcyRIII (CD 16) are expressed differentially on blood leukocytes. In particular, CD64 and CD32 are constitutively expressed on mononuclear phagocytes of the human myeloid system....