• Effects of nano-second pulsed electric fields (nsPEF) on human prostate cancer cell line - LNCaP 

    Donthula, Vinitha (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    The effects of Pulsed Electric Fields have been a period of study since past few decades, which was mainly on the electroporation, bacterial decontamination and biofouling. But the development of technology to produce ...
  • Ex situ variable angle spectroscopic ellipsometry studies on chemical vapor deposited boron-doped diamond films: layered structure and modeling aspects 

    Dudipala, Ajay Prasad Reddy (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Diamond possesses several outstanding physical properties (mechanical hardness, thermal conductivity, chemical inertness and high index of refraction) that may qualify it to become an engineering material. However, diamond ...
  • Laser target triggering of gas switches 

    Sullivan, Dustin L. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Laser target triggering has been investigated at the University of Missouri as a method to reduce the laser energy required to trigger a laser triggered gas switch. Laser targets were solid materials embedded into the ...
  • Low loss film bulk acoustic resonator in liquid environments 

    Pottigari, Sai Sumanth (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    A film bulk acoustic resonator (FBAR) is an acoustic resonator mass sensor using the resonance of longitudinal or shears acoustic waves. There is a significant Q factor loss in liquid medium due to acoustic energy loss. ...
  • Modeling the behavior of a homopolar motor 

    Belarde, Gianetta Maria (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    The design, construction, and operating characteristics of a homopolar motor are described in this thesis using both physical experimentation and simulation software. This type of motor converts electrical energy into ...
  • Optically enhanced nano-forest cathodes 

    Zeier, William (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Optically enhanced nano-forest cathodes are electron sources developed for high power devices. The principle of cathode operation is based on coherent light coupling photon energy into resonantly tuned, nanometer sized ...
  • Runtime and jitter of a laser triggered gas switch 

    Hutsel, Brian T. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    The University of Missouri has studied parameters affecting the runtime and jitter of a laser triggered gas switch. Experiments tested a variety of switch parameters including percentage of self-break and charge voltage. ...
  • The study of single phase diode rectifiers with high power factor and low total harmonic distortion 

    Tella, Pranavi Chowdari (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    The mains current in an ac/dc converter contains periodic current pulses due to the action of rectifier and output filter capacitor. The high current peaks cause harmonic distortion of the supply current and low power ...
  • Test taking motivation and item performance 

    Huang, Min, 1979- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    The effect of test taking motivation on item performance is tested. The study proposes that 1) the item performance difference between high and low motivation groups varies with item difficulty; and 2) aberrant response ...