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PhD Thesis LaTeX template 2008
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Rice University Thesis Template for Word 2007
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Studies of Magnetism and Strain Tuning in Detwinned Iron Pnictides and Chalcogenides and Other Unconventional Systems
Uniaxial pressure can be used as a "clean" tuning parameter to smoothly change the atomic spacings and bond angles in a crystal lattice, induce phase transitions, or to break the rotational lattice symmetry and thereby provide access to underlying symmetries such as electron nematic phases. I present experiments (transport, neutron diffraction, ...
A Constructional Reanalysis of Semantic Prosody
This dissertation is a re-examination of semantic prosody within the framework of construction grammar. The basic idea of semantic prosody is that ostensibly neutral words can have a probabilistic tendency to co-occur with words that express either positive or negative evaluations. Sinclair (1987), for example, notes that the phrasal verb 'set in' ...
Noise Processes in Atomic-Scale Junctions and Two-Dimensional Topological Insulators
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 fields. An even more detailed picture may be procured from the second moment of the current, the electronic noise. While the ...
Identifying and Mitigating Misuse of Secrets in Android with Dynamic Analysis Techniques
Mobile phones have been completely changing the way people think and behave, making our lives convenient. At the same time, this accelerated growth has brought with it unprecedented new threats related to user privacy. A myriad of apps in Android phones are handling various user data. However, each app developer has the principle responsibility to ...
Analyzing robustness of models of chaotic dynamical systems learned from data with Echo state networks
Large scale engineering as well as natural systems, such as weather, often have high-dimensional state spaces and exhibit chaotic dynamics. To model the behavior of such systems, sets of coupled Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) are formulated and solved using high-performance computing systems. More recently, significant attention has grown ...
Ultrathin and Tunable Graphene Oxide Membranes for Pressure Driven Water Filtration
The emerging 2D material, graphene oxide (GO), provides an ideal substitute to overcome many major issues of water treatment membranes. The performance of GO membranes can be adjusted by controlling the interlayer spacing, but manipulating the interlayer spacing in subnanometer range and applying GO membranes to pressure driven filtration application ...
Lattice Boltzmann Simulations of Blunt and Pointed Geometries
This bio-inspired research will focus on using the lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) to calculate the drag of rigid geometries that resemble a sailfish bill inside a channel with low fluid speed and high viscosity. These 2D simulation results will compare the performance of these similar structures, each with the same area but slightly different shapes, ...
Low-Latency Massive MIMO Design over Practical Channels
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 with tens to hundreds of antennas. In this thesis, I design cross-layer transmission control for massive MIMO and demonstrate ...