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• #### Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 2: Americanism, Tradition and Modernism in its Relationship to W.H. Auden's The Age of Anxiety ﻿

(2019-10-04)
Bernstein's Second Symphony, titled The Age of Anxiety after W.H. Auden's epic poem of the same name, is an essentially American work. In this document, I explore the relationship between Bernstein's symphony and Auden's ...
• #### Noise Processes in Atomic-Scale Junctions and Two-Dimensional Topological Insulators ﻿

(2019-10-03)
Standard transport measurements, focusing on the first moment of the current, are crucial for understanding the behavior of a system as a function of factors such as applied voltage or current, temperature, or external ...
• #### Energy Storage Capacity and Superconductivity of Nanosized Titanium Diboride, and Multifunctionality of Carbon-based Nanostructures: Development of Nano-engineered Solutions ﻿

(2019-09-30)
Nanotechnology has risen into prominence since the discovery of the “buckyball” in 1985,2 due to the enhanced tunability and performance of nanomaterials.3 Keenly awaited, scalable and facile application of nanotechnology, ...
• #### 1T-TaS₂: A strongly correlated material for tunable nanophotonics ﻿

(2019-09-24)
Tunable nanophotonics have been demonstrated for several decades and achieved to practical applications in real world in multiple ways such as imaging, sensing, signal processing, information communication and etc. Many ...
• #### Systems and methods for fracture mapping via frequency-changing integrated chips ﻿

(2019-09-24)
Systems and methods for fracture mapping may utilize frequency changing to aid in providing high-resolution mapping. Integrated chips may be injected into a well and dispersed into a formation. A downhole tool that provides ...
• #### Wirelessly Powered Sensor Design with On-Chip Antenna in CMOS Technology ﻿

(2019-09-23)
In recent years, we have experienced a significant growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), wireless sensor network (WSN) and bio-implantable devices. There are 7 billion of IoT devices in use in 2018, which starts to surpass ...
• #### Roshni Gurnani oral history and transcript ﻿

(2019-09-17)
Chef Roshni Gurnani was born on August 5th, 1985 in Missasauga, Ontario after her parents immigrated from India. Both her mother and father are of Sindhi Hindu descent, and maintained Sindhi culture during her youth through ...
• #### Spectroscopy of ⁸⁷Sr Rydberg Atoms and Molecules ﻿

(2019-09-16)
Spectroscopy of ⁸⁷Sr Rydberg Atoms and Molecules This dissertation describes the development of an apparatus to undertake spectroscopic studies of ⁸⁷Sr Rydberg states and their application in the production of ...
• #### Chromosomal, lexical, and neurobiological mechanisms of cognitive reappraisal and how they relate to health indicators ﻿

(2019-09-12)
The ability to regulate emotion positively impacts one’s mental and physical health. One adaptive emotion regulation strategy is cognitive reappraisal, which involves changing one’s appraisal of an aversive situation to ...
• #### Development and Characterization of Split Methyl Halide Transferase for Biosensor Applications in Soil ﻿

(2019-09-10)
Soil microorganisms contribute to agricultural productivity by forming symbiosis with plant roots and affecting the solubility of soil nutrients. Microbiological activity in soil can be monitored directly by coupling the ...
• #### EPR systems for flow assurance and logging ﻿

(2019-09-10)
An Electron Paramagnetic resonance (EPR) system and method allows the measurement paramagnetic characteristics of materials in real-time, such as heavy oil, hydrocarbons, asphaltenes, heptane, vanadium, resins, drilling ...
• #### Derivation and Numerical of Oxygen Transport ﻿

(2019-09-09)
Modeling and simulating the transport of oxygen in blood provides critical insight on the planning of cardiovascular surgeries. Mathematical simulation provides a quantitative angle on the understanding of changes in ...
• #### Two-photon photoassociative spectroscopy of strontium-86 ﻿

(2019-09-06)
This dissertation describes two-photon photoassociation to the least-bound vibrational level of the X$^1\Sigma_g^+$ electronic ground state of the $^{86}$Sr$_2$ dimer, which represents the first observation of this naturally ...
• #### Vertically aligned carbon nanotube arrays as electrodes ﻿

(2019-09-03)
Embodiments of the present disclosure pertain to electrodes that include a plurality of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes and a metal associated with the vertically aligned carbon nanotubes. The vertically aligned carbon ...
• #### Examining the Social Identity of Being a Muslim in the American Workplace ﻿

(2019-08-29)
Religion is often seen as a taboo and controversial topic in the workplace; however, it also plays an important role in many people’s lives. Over the past few decades, the religious landscape of the American workforce has ...
• #### Multicomponent Chalcogenides ﻿

(2019-08-27)
Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), a class of two-dimensional (2D) materials, are proposed to be the next generation materials for optoelectronic, spintronic, and valleytronic devices due to their direct semiconducting ...
• #### Low-Latency Massive MIMO Design over Practical Channels ﻿

(2019-08-26)
With the emerging time-critical applications, low-latency communication is the focus of the next-generation wireless network, which is labeled as 5G. One of the key enabling technologies of 5G is massive MIMO or base-stations ...
• #### Sara Speer Selber oral history interview transcript ﻿

(2019-08-14)
This oral history interview was recorded as part of The oH Project: Oral Histories of HIV/AIDS in Houston, Harris County, and Southeast Texas. Founding partners of the project include Legacy Community Health, Montrose ...
• #### Software-based Baseband Processing for Massive MIMO ﻿

(2019-08-13)
Large-Scale multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) is a key technology for improving spectral efficiency. However, it requires massive, real-time computation. All existing solutions are based on dedicated, specialized ...
• #### Method, synthesis, activation procedure and characterization of an oxygen rich activated porous carbon sorbent for selective removal of carbon dioxide with ultra high capacity ﻿

(2019-08-13)
The present disclosure pertains to methods of capturing CO2 from an environment at pressures above 1 bar by associating the environment with a porous material that has a surface area of at least 2,800 m2/g, and a total ...