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Applications of Poly (3-Hexylthiophene) Thin Film as a Hydrazine-Sensitive Chemiresistor 

Shu, Huihua (2006-12-15)
Hydrazine is a hypergolic compound that when combined with mixed oxides of nitrogen self ignites. This compound is used for the steering (guidance and course correction) of satellites and spacecraft. Hydrazine is a highly ...

Array Biosensor for the Detection of Organophosphates 

Ramanathan, Madhumati (2006-08-15)
The aim of the current study was to develop an optical-based array biosensor for enzyme kinetics monitoring by fluorescence spectroscopy. The developed biosensor was used for the detection of Organophosphates (OPs), which ...

Assessing dose-response of antibiotics and monitoring degradation of RNA aptamer biosensor on microfluidic devices 

Dai, Jing (2013-11-15)
In the last century, the technologies developed to miniaturize transistors and manufacture microprocessors have enabled the miniaturization and integration of tools in biology, chemistry, biotechnology and medical fields. ...

An Autonomous Digging Vehicle 

Guasti, Courtney (2006-08-15)
This project is intended to develop a self-guided digging vehicle for various applications. Hence, the main focus for this vehicle is to have the ability to dig through loose soils. This project has focused on key digging ...

Bottom-up surface engineering of DNA macro-assemblies for nanoelectronics and optical biosensors 

Gnanaprakasa, Tony Jefferson (2010-12-14)
Nanotechnology has promised an out of the ordinary impact on mankind. From the most mundane of consumables to the indispensable advancements in health care and medicine that it has potential in; make it an exciting revolution ...

The Characterization of Haliotis Rufescens (Red Abalone): Mesolayer Growth 

Osborn, Anna (2019-04-16)
The structure of an abalone’s shell, as well as its self-assembly process, has been the focus of a considerable amount of research over the years due to the exceptional properties it possesses. The self-assembly process ...

The Characterization of Thin Film Nickel Titanium Shape Memory Alloys 

Harris Odum, Nicole Latrice (2010-12-13)
Shape memory alloys (SMA) are able to recover their original shape through the appropriate heat or stress exposure after enduring mechanical deformation at a low temperature. Numerous alloy systems have been discovered ...

Chemical Sensing Employing pH Sensitive Emeraldine Base Thin Film for Carbon Dioxide Detection 

Irimia-Vladu, Mihai (2006-08-15)
Respiration, or CO2 evolution, is a universal indicator for all the biological activities. Among many potential applications, the measurement of CO2 evolution has been found to be a rapid and nondestructive means for ...

Design and Development of a Targeting System Using Matlab 

Murphree, Stephen (2008-08-15)
Advances in security equipment and technology have always been essential to prevent malefactors from performing criminal acts. Therefore, it is essential to develop new ways to deter wrongdoers. It is the intent of this ...

The Design and Fabrication of a Microfluidic Landscaper 

Rho, Hoon Suk (2010-07-15)
Catalysis is identified as a feature of enzymes function, and kinetic analysis of the conversion generated by the reaction between proteins and enzymes is essential to understand and control them for biological applications. ...

Designing Advanced Catalysts for Urea Electrocatalytic Oxidation Reaction 

Yoon, Jaesik (2021-07-23)  ETD File Embargoed
Urea is the primary end product of nitrogen metabolism in humans, excreted from the human body by kidney function through urine. Abnormal concentrations of urea in the human urine provide essential information on renal ...

Detection of Biological Pathogens Using Multiple Wireless Magnetoelastic Biosensors 

Shen, Wen (2011-03-29)
A number of recent, high-profile incidences of food-borne illness spreading through the food supply and the use of anthrax by terrorists after the September 11, 2001 attacks have demonstrated the need for new technologies ...

Detection of Salmonella Typhimurium on Environmental Surfaces Using Magnetoelastic/magnetostrictive (ME) Biosensors. 

Liu, Yuzhe (2020-05-14)
Food products can be contaminated by Salmonella anywhere along the food supply chain, so that serious foodborne illnesses, hospitalizations, and even death are caused. The conflict between the fast food-supply requirement ...

Determination Of Lubricant Quality using Maximum Bubble Pressure Method 

Banerjee, Ishita (2010-05-19)
A common lubricant in vehicles is Motor oil. Motor oil deteriorates in quality due to oxidation, thermal breakdown, micro-dieseling, additive depletion, electrostatic spark discharge or contamination. Reaction with oxygen ...

Development and Characterization of Polymer Gel as Self-driven Actuators 

Li, Liangxi (2021-05-19)
Actuators are objects that can transfer energy or signal to mechanical energy and are widely used in our daily life. Most of actuators are actuated by external energy suppliers that make the device big. Self-powered ...

Development and Study of Phage-Coated Magnetoelastic Biosensors for the Detection of Bacillus Anthracis Sterne Spores 

Wan, Jiehui (2008-05-15)
Bacillus anthracis spores have long been recognized as biological warfare agents because of their ability to cause mortality in humans and their long life under unfavorable environments. The early detection of Bacillus ...

Development of a Laboratory Apparatus to Study the Thermal Degradation Behavior of Commercial Jet Engine Oils 

Neer, Amanda (2012-01-12)
Air quality on airplanes is a key priority of the Federal Aviation Association (FAA). It is suspected that, although rare, oil leaks in the engine can potentially allow contaminants into the air supply that is provided to ...

Development of a Microcantilever Based MEMS Device for Biosensor Application 

Morshed, Shakib (2010-12-10)
In this project a microcantilever based MEMS device for biosensing application had been developed. The geometrical aspects of the cantilever beam structure had been studied for increasing the sensitivity of the sensor ...

Development of Acoustic Wave Devices to Characterize Viscosity and its Nonlinearity 

Wu, Peixuan (2011-07-29)
Fluid has many physical properties, such as conductivity, density, heat capacity, surface tension, thermal conductivity and viscosity. Viscosity is one of the most important physical properties of fluid, and it needs to ...

Development of Analytical Systems for Detection of Biomarkers and Neurotoxic Exposure 

Zhou, Lang (2019-04-23)
Exposure to the chemical and biological compounds in environment poses a serious health threat to humanity. Timely awareness of the chemicals in environment plays a vital role in exposure assessment, damage control, and ...