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Synthetic studies towards the total synthesis of discorhabdin C
Two synthetic approaches towards the total synthesis of discorhabdin C (3) are described. The general strategy for construction of azacarbocyclic spiro dienone system is to employ an intramolecular para-phenolic alkylation ...
Modeling of laser-generated radiative blast waves, with applications to late-term supernova remnants
The goal of laser astrophysics is to provide a means by which aspects of specific astrophysical phenomena can be reproduced in the laboratory. Although the hydrodynamic instabilities of early supernova remnants have already ...
Environmental Response, Mechanisms, and Orientation of Diffusing Molecular Ions in Polyelectrolyte Thin Films
New electrochemical storage and conversion materials hold promise as important additions to the world's energy supply, and the growing ability to control both sequestration and transfer of charge and matter via functionally ...
Calibration of the STAR Time-of-Flight Detector for Particle Identification
This thesis describes several calibrations of the Time-of-Flight (TOF) detector at the Solenoidal Tracker at RHIC (STAR). These calibrations are required to allow Particle Identification (PID) which benefits many physics ...
THE LUNAR EXOSPHERE
Resonant Compton Scattering in Highly-Magnetized Pulsars
Soft gamma repeaters and anomalous X-ray pulsars are subset of slow-rotating neutron stars, known as magnetars, that have extremely high inferred surface magnetic fields, of the order 100-1000 TeraGauss. Hard, non-thermal ...
Carbon Nanomaterials for Fibers, Photonics and Composites
This thesis investigates various carbon nanomaterials from the basic synthesis to the characterizations and applications in fibers, photonics and composites. The carbon nanomaterials we studied include graphene, graphene ...
The structure and sequence of the single calmodulin gene of Drosophila melanogaster
The work described involves the isolation and characterization of the gene encoding the calmodulin protein in the dipteran species, Drosophila melanogaster. The two major protein coding exons, designated 2 and 3, had been ...
Geophysical study of deep-crustal structure: Mid-Atlantic passive continental margin
Migration results of two multi-channel vertical incidence reflection seismic dataset offshore Virginia are presented. A new velocity model derived from multi-channel and wide-angle reflection/refraction data is developed ...
Energy levels in light nuclei
The recent application of the shell model theory to the energy level structure of light nuclei has made apparent a lack of experimental data concerning these nuclei. The impossibility of accurately criticizing the theory ...