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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Rauworth, Samuel L.. DEVELOPMENT OF AN UNDERWATER FLAPPING FOIL TOW-TEST SYSTEM

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Reilly-Collette, Marina Iizuka. PREDICTION METHOD OF THE VORTEX INDUCED VIBRATION OF A ONE DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM SPRING-MASS SYSTEM.

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Roberts, Travis. THE ROMAN NATION: RETHINKING ANCIENT NATIONALISM

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Scarboro, Travis. FORENSICS STEADY STATE

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Scavuzzo-Duggan, Tess. FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF THE CELLULOSE SYNTHASE CLASS SPECIFIC REGION IN PHYSCOMITRELLA PATENS

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Scheimer, Jaclyn. INTENSIVE TREATMENT OF DYSARTHRIA IN AN ADULT WITH A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

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Schubert, Eike M.. THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS – ANALYSIS AND COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT APPROACHES

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Schulze, Fabian. CLASSIFICATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND SIMULATION FOR INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY

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Schumacher, Justin D.. EPIGENETIC MODIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF NATURAL PRODUCT GENE CLUSTERS TO ENHANCE DRUG DISCOVERY FROM BACTERIA

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Scott, Emily. SOCIAL NETWORKS AND STAKEHOLDER PERCEPTIONS: THE RI SHORELINE CHANGE SPECIAL AREA MANAGEMENT PLAN

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Scott, Tabitha Juliann. HABITABILITY OF ULTRABASIC, SERPENTINITE-ASSOCIATED WATERS FROM COAST RANGE AND PHILIPPINES OPHIOLITES

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Segal, Caroline. INTERPERSONAL SENSITIVITY, FRIENDSHIP, AND POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS AMONG VICTIMS OF CHILD MALTREATMENT

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Sender, Maximillian. EFFECT OF SILICA NANOPARTICLE AGGRE-GATE STATE ON PICKERING EMULSION FOR-MATION AND STABILITY

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Shores, Victorine. COLLEGE STUDENTS PERCEPTIONS OF ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS EATING BEHAVIORS: A FORMATIVE EVALUATION

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Simone, Marissa. I. FUNCTIONALIZATION OF CRYTPOHANE CAGES FOR XENON MRI II. VANADIUM CATALYZED OXIDATIVE COUPLING OF SP3 C – H BONDS TO HETEROARENES

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Slader, Aaron. EVALUATION OF A SNAP-ED FAMILY MEAL BASED NUTRITION EDUCATION CURRICULUM

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Solomon, Farrah. MICROPLATE METHODOLOGIES APPLIED TO ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

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Sorensen, Donya. PREDICTORS OF SURROGATE INVOLVEMENT IN ADVANCE CARE PLANNING BEHAVIORS

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Sridharan, Suboojitha. INTRODUCING SERENDIPITY IN RECOMMENDER SYSTEMS THROUGH COLLABORATIVE METHODS

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Stander, Amy. REDOX STATUS OF FE IN SERPENTINITES OF THE COAST RANGE AND ZAMBALES OPHIOLITES

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Stellfeld, Patrick. EMULSION-TEMPLATED SILICON/CARBON ANODES WITH REDUCED GRAPHENE OXIDE

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Sun, Qihua. TUMOR-PENETRATING ACETALATED DEXTRAN NANOPARTICLES CAPABLE OF TANDEM DELIVERY OF AGENTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF LUNG CANCER

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Taetzsch, Amy. IMPACT ON NUTRITION RISK IN COMMUNITY DWELLING OBESE WOMEN WITH NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTERVENTION

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Tang, Stephanie. PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF THE MATHUP CURRICULUM

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Teiwes, Hanno. A PAPER‐BASED LATERAL FLOW DEVICE FOR THE DETECTION OF IαIP VIA ELISA

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Tendhar, Thupten. INNER-PEACE AND PHYSICAL HEALTH: PEACE OF MIND AND PHYSICAL HEALTH AMONG RHODE ISLAND OLDER ADULTS

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Van Asch, Patrick Cooper. PARENTAL PERCEPTIONS OF THE RHODE ISLAND EXPANDED FOOD AND NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM

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Vandeputte, Elizabeth Gran. ASSESSMENT OF FOOD SAFETY HANDLING PRACTICES AT FARMERS’ MARKETS IN RHODE ISLAND

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Wasserman, Staci A.. MODELING THE FOCUS OF ATTENTION AS A RANDOM PROCESS

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Wei, Zhengxi. CADMIUM PROMOTES PROLIFERATION OF TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER CELLS THROUGH EGFR-MEDIATED CELL CYCLE REGULATION

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Witt, Alan Nicholas. FRONTIER THEORY AND THE RECONQUISTA: THE ROLE OF LAWS IN DEFINING THE FRONTIERS OF MEDIEVAL SPAIN

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Wyatt, Janan. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS AND STAGES OF CONSISTENT CONDOM USE IN SEXUALLY ACTIVE ADOLESCENT FEMALES

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Xi, Aihong. CENTRIFUGATION-BASED ASSAY FOR EXAMINING NANOPARTICLE-LIPID MEMBRANE BINDING AND DISRUPTION

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Yang, Sarah. WEDDING DRESS PURCHASE INTENTIONS OF TATTOOED BRIDES

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Yang, Si. A COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT METHODS OF ZERO-INFLATED DATA ANALYSIS AND ITS APPLICATION IN HEALTH SURVEYS

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Zhu, Liwei. IDENTIFICATION OF SECONDARY METABOLITE GENE CLUSTERS OF BACTERIA FROM SOUTH PACIFIC GYRE SUBSEAFLOOR SEDIMENT

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Zimmer, Harrison. MODAL EXCITATION OF A FLEXIBLE CYLINDER UNDERGOING VORTEX-INDUCED VIBRATIONS

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Adediran, Jimmy. MODIFICATION OF THE ESCHERICHIA coli NISSLE 1917 envZ GENE TO IMPROVE ITS PROBIOTIC POTENTIAL

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Ahmed, Aseef H.. THE ABILITY OF POMEGRANATE TO AMELIORATE SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE IN AGED TRANSGENIC MICE

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Airan, Ashish Gaurav. FIRST PRINCIPLES, UNSTRUCTURED, DYNAMIC MODEL FOR REGULATING CO2 AND pH IN BICARBONATE BUFFERED PERFUSION BIOREACTOR

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Anderson, Elizabeth Jane. Are Full-Length mRNA In Bos taurus Spermatozoa Transferred to the Oocyte During Fertilization?

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Aribisala, Henry A.. IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SYSTEM

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Armitano, Cortney. Effectiveness of a Surfing Intervention on Children with Disabilities

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Ashmankas, Cristin. A History of Sea Ice in the Cenzoic Arctic Ocean

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Aydin, Hakan. PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF A CLOSED-CYCLE OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEM WITH SOLAR PREHEATING AND SUPERHEATING

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Baffer, Brian A.. Relationship Between Small Strain Shear Modulus and Undrained Shear Strength in Direct Simple Shear

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Balaban, Jordan. THE MORPHOLOGY AND BIOMECHANICS OF JAW STRUCTURES IN CHONDRICHTHYES

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Barr, Simon P.. Networked Differential GPS Methods

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Becker, Alissa H.. Soil Quality in Rhode Island Pastures Grazed by Different Types of Livestock

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Becker, Emily Anne. The Distribution and Ontogeny of Neuromast Receptor Organs and a Comparison of Methods for Chemical Albation of the Lateral Line System in Two Cichlid Fishes

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Becker, Martin. Identification of Salivary Antigens from the Deer Tick Ixodes Scapularis as Novel Vaccine Candidates

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Behrend, Moritz. MULTIPLE BRINE PRODUCTION AND STORAGE FACILITY LOCATION PROBLEM FOR SNOW REMOVAL

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Behrend, Moritz. MULTIPLE BRINE PRODUCTION AND STORAGE FACILITY LOCATION PROBLEM FOR SNOW REMOVAL

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Bekke, Jillian M.. Effects of a Community-Based Tai Chi and Dietary Weight Loss Intervention on Body Composition in Obese Older Women

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Bennett, Erin. Trends in the Use of Preventive Care by Women in the U. S. General Population

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Beuth, Joshua M.. BODY COMPOSITION, MOVEMENT PHENOLOGY AND HABITAT USE OF COMMON EIDER ALONG THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND COAST

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Bone, Rachel Michelle. Pathological Effects of Soybean Anti-Nutritional Factors on Summer Flounder (Paralichthys Dentatus) Tissues

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Bowman, Alexandrea. Using a GIS Site Suitability Analysis to Locate Springs in Mantle Units of Ophiolites

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Bregnard, Thomas Andrew. EFFECTS OF POSITION AND ORIENTATION ON PAX6 UPSTREAM ENHANCERS IN CIONA INTESTINALIS

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Brick, Leslie Ann Daline. Testing Theory-Based Quantitative Predictions with New Behaviors

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Brown, Garrick. Green Eating and Dietary Quality in University Students

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Carnevale, Daniel C.. Carbon Sequestration Potential of the Coast Range Ophiolite in California

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Casagrande, David S.. REAL-TIME FEATURELESS VISUAL ODOMETRY FOR SEA FLOOR IMAGING WITH A LAGRANGIAN FLOAT

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Chopy, Katelyn Patricia. A Qualitative Study of the Perceived Value of Membership in the Oley Foundation by Home Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Consumers

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Clark, John. Effects of Climate Change on the Habitats of the Invasive Species Ailanthus altissima Along the Appalachian Trail

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Clavet, Christopher D.. Beauveria bassiana and Elisa Determination of Neonicotinoids to Improve Management of Listronotus maculicollis

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Costa, Jeffrey Michael. Cyclic Loading of Soils: A Study of Resilient Modulus and Cyclic Liquefaction

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DeAngelis, Nicole. Rhode Island Aquaculturists' Perceptions of Eco-Labeling Certification Programs

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DeCuollo, Samantha C.. SEPARATING THE EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURE AND COMMUNITY COMPOSITION ON THE MAGNITUDE OF HETEROTROPHIC PROTIST GRAZING RATES IN NARRAGANSETT BAY

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DeRensis, Thomas P.. A ROBUST LINEAR DYNAMIC POSITIONING CONTROLLER FOR A MARINE SURFACE VEHICLE

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Dobling, Michael Lowell. CYCLIC RESISTANCE - SHEAR WAVE VELOCITY RELATIONSHIPS FOR MONTEREY AND CABO ROJO CARBONATE SAND

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Donohue, Jessica L.. Assessment of Housing Density Impacts on Groundwater Quality: Integration of Water Quality Data into a GIS-Based Model for Estimating Groundwater Nitrate Concentrations

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Drew, Jonathan M.. DESIGNING EFFECTIVE MESSAGES FOR INCREASING READINESS TO USE ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION

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Duarte, Ronald. Improving Performance of Data-Parallel Applications on CPU-GPU Heterogeneous Systems

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Duszkiewicz, Adam. USING COMPOSITE FUELS AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR STANDARD FUELS FOR COMBUSTION

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Eddy, Elizabeth N.. CHARACTERIZING THE BENTHIC INVERTEBRATE COMMUNITIES OF THE MIXED-COARSE INTERTIDAL HABITAT IN BOSTON HARBOR

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Faella, John. On Performance of GPU and DSP Architectures for Computationally Intensive Applications

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Feliu, Jose L.. USE OF REINFORCEMENT LEARNING (RL) FOR PLAN GENERATION IN BELIEF-DESIRE-INTENTION (BDI) AGENT SYSTEMS

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Filimon, Michael A.. Site Planning and On-Board Collision Avoidance Software to Optimize Autonomous Surface Craft Surveys

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Foley, Catherine M.. A Difference in Perspective: A Comparison of Ecosystem and Single-Species Focused Fisheries Management

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Föllscher, Wilke. Development of a Platform for Lateral Flow Test Devices with the Capability of Using Multiple Fluids

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Forbes, Timothy. Mouse HCI Through Combined EMG and IMU

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Foun, Elaine. Tuning Intermolecular Interactions to Enhance Solid-State Nanopore Force Spectroscopy

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Frechette, Jennifer Ann Dupont. UNDERSTANDING THE HOME LITERACY ENVIRONMENT OF A LOW-INCOME URBAN COMMUNITY

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Gerbers, Roman. Development of Enhanced Lateral Flow test Devices for Point-of-Care Diagnostics

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Giard, Jennifer L.. An Inversion Scheme for Shear Wave Speed Using Scholte Wave Dispersion

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Gokbayrak, N. Simay. Exploring Predictors of Relapse and Maintenance Among Smokers

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Gonda-King, Liahna. False Ring Formation in Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) After Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae) and Elongate Hemlock Scale (Fiorinia externa) Feeding

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Goni Rodrigo, Miguel Angel. THE ULTRASONIC PULSE-ECHO IMMERSION TECHNIQUE AND ATTENUATION COEFFICIENT OF PARTICULATE COMPOSITES

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Gottfried, Amy E.. Fine-Scale Assessment of Habitat Characteristics of Two Cottontail Species in Southern New England

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Habegger, Leigh C.. Managing Conflict and Compatibility of Use: A Case Study of Stakeholder Groups Associated with Blue Crabs (Callinectes Sapidus) in Coastal North Carolina

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Hartwell, Anne M.. A Reconstruction of d15N of Deep Ocean Nitrate in the Past Using Pore Fluid

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Henderson, M. Elisabeth. IMPACTS OF CHANGING INSHORE WATER TEMPERATURES ON PHENOLOGY AND THERMAL PREFERENCES OF FISH SPECIES

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Jaffe, Ian Morrison. MYOSTATIN AND TGF-Β FUNCTION IN THE REGULATION OF MYOGENESIS IN RAINBOW TROUT (Oncorhynchus mykiss), A BASAL TELEOST

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Julian, Anthony James. A Strain-Based Procedure to Screen for Wave-Induced Pore Pressure Generation in the Seabed

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Kaufman, Melissa R. S.. Evaluating Ocean Model Resolution and Initialization Under Hurricane Conditions

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Kelly, Donna. NICU Sodium Administration to Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants: Relationships with Recommendations and Growth

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Kelly, Joshua. 1891 AD Submarine Eruptive Processes and Geochemical Studies of Floating Scoria at Foerstner Volcano, Pantelleria

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Kleinfeldt, Lennart Max. AN EMULSION-BASED ROUTE TO GENERATE MAGNETIC CAPSULES FOR CONCRETE APPLICATIONS

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Knorr, Kelly I.. Distribution, Variability, and Trends in Wind Characteristics in New England Coastal Areas