• Cell mechanics studied using atomic force microscopy 

    Sun, Mingzhai, 1979- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Cholesterol plays an indispensable role in regulating the properties of the cell membrane. In particular, lipid rafts, specific membrane domains, which are thought to be required for a number of cell functions, such as ...
  • Effects of spin current in ferromagnets 

    He, Jiexuan, 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This thesis focuses on the investigation of magnetization dynamics induced by spin transfer torques. The first part of this thesis presents the theoretical ...