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Thermodynamics of confined colloid-polymer mixtures
Recent advances have elucidated the behavior of colloids and polymer systems in the archety pal three dimensions. However, these systems are ill-understood when confined to two dimensions. Using experimental techniques ...
Modeling a Reversed β-oxidation Cycle Into the Genome Scale Model of Zymomonas mobilis
This study proposes simulations which present optimized methods for producing fatty acids, fatty alcohols and alkanes using Zymomonas mobilis bacterium by the energy efficient β-oxidation reversal pathway, an eco-friendly ...
Additives to Minimize Viscosity Reduction for Borate-Crosslinked Guar under High Pressure
Borate-crosslinked guar is commonly used in hydraulic fracturing. The stimulation process conditions occur at temperatures between100-300 °F and high pressures up to 8000 psi. The viscosity of the borate-crosslinked guar ...
Adsorptive Removal of Sulfur Containing Compounds from Marine Fuel using Metal Loaded Zeolite Y
The removal of sulfur containing compounds from liquid fuels is becoming increasingly important. The International Maritime Organization (IMO), the governing body that regulates international maritime trade, has recently ...
Carbon nanotubes thermal conductivity analysis using molecular dynamics simulations
Non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations are used to determine the thermal conductivities of (5,5) single wall carbon nanotubes. By fixing the temperatures of opposing ends of an armchair single wall carbon nanotube ...
Towards Photocurrent Production By Gold Nanoarrays with Self-Assembled Monolayer Coatings
This thesis proposes to use optical rectennae (rectifying antennae) for generating electricity by harvesting solar energy. Rectennae have theoretical efficiency over 90%, well above that of current photovoltaic devices. ...