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Studying vascular smooth muscle cell characteristics using an alternating-substrate modulus system

Becicka, Austin (2015-05-14)
Cardiovascular diseases resulting from atherosclerosis comprise the single biggest cause of death in the developed world1. In atherosclerosis, both local vessel stiffness and extracellular organiz ...

Electronic Conduction in Freestanding Silicon Nanocrystal Films

Zheng, Jingyang (2017)
The dark conductivity of a 5.5 nanometer diameter freestanding silicon nanocrystal film was measured over a temperature range of 305K to 500K for increasing oxidation time. Comparisons are made to previous measurements of ...

Calibration and Improvement of a Fuel Reformer Vaporization System

Vertina, Elizabeth (2017)
The combustion of fossil fuels in the presence of nitrogen produces Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Nitric Oxide (NO), together referred to as NOx, which are harmful to both human health and the environment. Exhaust gas ...

A Kullback-Leibler Divergence Exploration into a Look-Ahead Simulation Optimization of the Extended Compact Genetic Algorithm

Vasquez, Nathan (2017)
The Kullback-Leibler Divergence of gene distributions between successive generations of the Extended Compact Genetic Algorithm (ECGA) is explored. Therein, the fragility of the algorithm’s dependability to the beginning ...

Does New Technology Impact Product Recalls? An Empirical Examination in the Automotive Indutry

Slaats, Konner (2017)
As technology increases in prevalence in people’s daily lives, the number of advanced applications are increasing in our vehicles. Technology has inherent risks and failures that are deemed unavoidable. Luxury vehicles ...

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