Rice University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Rice University makes its graduate theses and dissertations available online at no cost to end users. These electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) cover the period from 1918, when the first dissertation was issued to H. E. Bray, through the most recently processed graduating year. Occasionally a thesis or dissertation may be be missing from the repository. If you are unable to find a specific dissertation, please let us know and we will attempt to make it available through the repository, provided that the author has not elected for it to be embargoed.
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(2014-04-24)ABSTRACT Hypervelocity impact studies of carbon nanotubes and fiber-reinforced polymer nanocomposites by Suman Khatiwada This dissertation studies the hypervelocity impact characteristics of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), and ...
The Effect of Response Modality on Task Performance When Using an Interactive Voice Response System for Older and Younger Adults (2013-04-18)The purpose of this experiment was to gain a greater understanding of how set- level compatibility affects task performance of older adults while using an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System. Set-level compatibility ...
(2014-10-23)Half of the world’s population is at risk for malaria, yet 90% of deaths due to malaria occur in sub-Saharan Africa, with the highest mortality rates occurring in children under 5. Due to this high mortality rate, children ...
(2015-05-08)This dissertation describes meniscus-mask lithography (MML): a planar top-down method for the fabrication of precisely positioned narrow graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) and metallic and semiconducting nanowires. The method ...
(2007)This dissertation is an ethnography of video activists with the Independent Media Center (also known as IMC or indymedia) creating collectively made videos aimed at affecting political change. I explore the larger Independent ...