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UWSpace is the University of Waterloo's institutional repository for the research and scholarship produced by its faculty, students, and staff. A service of the Library, UWSpace provides researchers with a free, secure, and long-term home for the presentation, dissemination, and preservation of their research and scholarship. By utilizing UWSpace researchers ensure their work achieves compliance with the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications.
Looking for Waterloo theses and dissertations? UWSpace contains all theses and dissertations published from October 2006 on, and a subset from 1996 through 2006, when electronic submission was optional. Older theses can be accessed by searching the library catalogue by title or author last name.
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(University of Waterloo, 2021-09-16)As an Infrared detector with high responsivity, high transmission speed, and low dark current, InP/InGaAs p-i-n photodetectors (PD) have been used as a promising technology for many applications, including optical communication ...
Reviving an ancient urban district of Tehran with a contemporary landscape design derived from Persian garden carpet and miniature painting traditions. (University of Waterloo, 2021-09-16)This comprehensive urban landscape design proposes to revive one of the oldest neighborhoods of Tehran, called Borazjan, located in the historical district of Oudlajan. In recent decades, the ancient urban fabric of Tehran ...
A Vicious Cycle: An Examination of How the Feedback Loop Between Coup-proofing and Regime Insecurity Helped Facilitate the Rise of Pro-Government Militias in the Syrian Conflict (University of Waterloo, 2021-09-16)This thesis explores the emergence of pro-government militias (PGMs) within the context of the post-2011 intrastate conflict in Syria. It investigates the factors that contributed to the breakdown of Syria’s armed forces ...
Adaptive Responses of Small-Scale Fisheries to the Vulnerabilities Resulting from Crude Oil Extraction in Western Ghana (University of Waterloo, 2021-09-16)Offshore crude oil exploration activities affect marine-based occupations, including fishing. These activities lead to the loss of biodiversity, natural resources, and income. In many areas, fishing entrepreneurs/ ...
(AIP, 2019-05-28)Polymer self-consistent field theory techniques are used to derive quantum density functional theory without the use of the theorems of density functional theory. Instead, a free energy is obtained from a partition function ...