Self-reconfiguring (SR) robots are modular systems that can autonomously change shape, or reconfigure , for increased versatility and adaptability in unknown environments. In this thesis, we investigate planning and control for systems of...
Proteins -- Structure -- Data processing. Proteins -- Analysis -- Data processing. Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Oligomers -- Analysis -- Data processing.
Symmetric homo-oligomers (protein complexes with similar subunits arranged symmetrically) play pivotal roles in complex biological processes such as ion transport and cellular regulation. Structure determination of these complexes is necessary in...
Two localized spectroscopic imaging methods were investigated to detect and discriminate microscopic pathologies at the surface of excised breast tissues in order to improve resection completeness during breast conserving surgery. A scanning in...
We define trapezoid orders and several natural geometric restrictions on them, either by restricting to a particular type of trapezoid (parallelograms, triangles), or by restricting the potential overlaps (proper), or by restricting the area...
Brain mapping via EEG activation is a useful tool of basic neuroscience, and has wide clinical applications as well. The mapping is achieved by means of Event Related Potentials (ERPs), task-related changes in EEG time series. The methodology of...
Stark-geometry photorefractive multiple quantum well (PR-MQW) spatial light modulators (SLMs) show promise for several optoelectronic applications such as high-speed image correlation and real-time 3-D holographic imaging. Their performance is...
Electric inductors -- Design and construction.;""DC-to-DC converters -- Design and construction."";""Thin film devices -- Design and construction."";""Microfabrication."";""Magnetic films."";""Thin films Multilayered."";""Granular...
Production of fuel ethanol from cellulosic materials is a potentially attractive way to meet sustainability, energy security, and environmental goals. However, the high cost of processing using current technology has thus far prevented...
Thermodynamics, and the classic balance between entropy and enthalpy, provides a proverbial zoo of exotic phase behaviour that chemists can harness to create new materials out of simple liquids and polymers. The diversity of self-assembling...
This thesis contains material relating to two separate subjects. The first section determines when the C*-algebra affiliated to a directed graph has continuous trace. We use groupoid methods and the focus is on producing conditions on a graph that...
Diffuse optical imaging techniques can be combined with standard imaging technologies such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to allow measurement of spectroscopic signals pertaining to the molecular components of...
Black-throated blue warbler -- Habitat. Black-throated blue warbler -- Behavior. Black-throated blue warbler -- Food. Black-throated blue warbler -- Nests.
Ice mechanics. Compressibility. Fracture mechanics. Strains and stresses. Brittleness.
This work describes the effect of triaxial compressive confinement on the strength of columnar S2 ice loaded under conditions leading to brittle failure. Cubes of columnar S2 ice were tested at -10 Â°C under triaxial (proportional) loading where...
Prion diseases are fatal neurodegenerative disorders which affect a variety of different animal species including humans. The central pathogenic event underlying prion diseases is the conformational conversion of the cellular prion protein (PrP C )...
Optical tomography. ; Near infrared spectroscopy. ; Image analysis -- Mathematical models. ; Imaging systems -- Image quality -- Mathematical models. ; Image reconstruction -- Mathematical models. ; Least squares. Breast -- Tomography.
Diffuse optical tomography (DOT) has the potential to become a non-invasive and non-ionizing diagnostic imaging technique for breast cancer imaging. DOT uses near-infrared (NIR) light to illuminate the breast, generally through the use of fiber...
This thesis centers around a generalization of the classical discrete Fourier transform. We first present a general diagrammatic approach to the construction of efficient algorithms for computing the Fourier transform of a function on a finite...
Multimodality imaging is becoming the standard of care for research and clinical studies. Such an approach is able to provide complementary information which can detect and characterize tumors. Advancing instrumentation for diffuse near-infrared...