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    • 5-HT7 Receptor Neuroprotection against Excitotoxicity in the Hippocampus 

      Vasefi, Seyedeh Maryam (University of Waterloo, 2014-04-11)
      Introduction and Objectives: The PDGFβ receptor and its ligand, PDGF-BB, are expressed throughout the central nervous system (CNS), including the hippocampas. Several reports confirm that PDGFβ receptors are neuroprotective ...
    • Ablation loading and qudit measurements with barium ions 

      Bramman, Brendan (University of Waterloo, 2023-08-31)
      Barium is one of the best ions for performing quantum information in a trapped-ion system. Its long-lived metastable D5/2 state allows for some interesting quantum operations, including the current best state preparation ...
    • The adaptive elements of disparity vergence: Dynamics and directional asymmetries. 

      Erkelens, Ian (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-24)
      Vergence eye movements alter the angle between the two visual axes, creating changes in binocular fixation distance. They are primarily stimulated by retinal image disparities, but can also be driven by inputs from ocular ...
    • Adhesion of Two Cylindrical Particles to a Soft Membrane Tube 

      Mkrtchyan, Sergey (University of Waterloo, 2012-09-26)
      The interaction of nanoparticles with biological systems, especially interactions with cell membranes, has been a subject of active research due to its numerous applications in many areas of soft-matter and biological ...
    • Adnectin Solubility and Dynamics 

      Trainor, Kyle (University of Waterloo, 2019-10-28)
      Rapid growth of the global market for monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) has generated considerable interest in the development of alternative molecules that facilitate rapid discovery and manufacturing, while replicating the ...
    • Advanced Electrodes and Electrolytes For Long-Lived and High-Energy-Density Lithium-Sulfur Batteries 

      Pang, Quanquan (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-16)
      The increasing demand on renewable but intermittent energy and the need for electrified transportation place great emphasis on energy storage. Lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries are promising systems due to the high theoretical ...
    • Advanced Electrolyte Design for Long-Life and High-Areal-Capacity Divalent Metal Batteries 

      Li, Chang (University of Waterloo, 2024-01-22)
      Net-zero carbon dioxide emission demands clean renewable energy, while harnessing it requires electrochemical storage devices with high energy density, safety and affordability. To achieve decarbonization, much effort is ...
    • Advanced Separation Techniques in the Analysis of Environmental Pollutants 

      El-Hussieny Mohamed, Heba (University of Waterloo, 2012-04-30)
      Recent developments in chromatographic supports and instrumentation for liquid chromatography are enabling rapid and highly efficient separations. Various analytical strategies have been recently proposed, for example the ...
    • Advances in Biamperometry with Applications in Ocular Toxicology 

      Rahimi, Mehdi (University of Waterloo, 2013-10-02)
      This thesis presents advances in biamperometry, together with applications cyclic biamperometry, in in vitro ocular cytotoxicity assessment. For the cytotoxicity/viability assessment, cultured human corneal epithelial cells ...
    • Advances in Multidimensional Chromatography 

      Mostafa, Ahmed Mohamed (University of Waterloo, 2012-07-23)
      Comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC) is among the most powerful methods used to separate complex samples. Two columns of different selectivities are coupled in series through a special interface ...
    • Advances in solid-phase microextraction as sample preparation method for food analysis. 

      Souza-Silva, Erica A. (University of Waterloo, 2015-02-25)
      Within all steps involved in the analytical process, sample preparation is considered the most time-consuming step. Therefore, substantial efforts have focused on the search for automated sample preparation strategies that ...
    • Advances in Superconducting Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics 

      Béjanin, Jérémy H. (University of Waterloo, 2022-01-31)
      The topics of this thesis are based on circuit quantum electrodynamics (cQED), a theoretical and experimental platform allowing the study of light--matter interaction. This platform is rich both in observable physical ...
    • Advances in the density matrix renormalization group method for use in quantum chemistry 

      Zgid, Dominika (University of Waterloo, 2008-05-01)
      Despite the success of modern quantum chemistry in predicting properties of organic molecules, the treatment of inorganic systems, which have many close lying states, remains out of quantitative reach for current methods. ...
    • Advances in two-dimensional liquid chromatography 

      Ali, Alshymaa (University of Waterloo, 2022-08-26)
      Comprehensive two-dimensional liquid chromatography (LC×LC) offers increased peak capacity, resolution and selectivity compared to one-dimensional liquid chromatography. It is commonly accepted that the technique produces ...
    • Advancing Hyperacuity for Vision Screening 

      Mohammed, Abdul Rasheed (University of Waterloo, 2023-09-22)
      Introduction: The human visual system is extremely sensitive to certain spatial visual tasks. It can detect the subtle misalignment of closer objects to a degree of 2-5 arcseconds, which is smaller than the foveal cone ...
    • Advancing Techniques for Detecting Dwarf Satellite Populations Beyond the Local Group 

      Xi, Chengyu (University of Waterloo, 2022-05-20)
      This thesis includes material from three papers that develop techniques for quantifying faint dwarf satellite populations outside the Local Group. Dwarf satellites are important for our understanding of small-scale structure ...
    • Advancing the robustness of polarization and time bin quantum key distribution for free-space channels 

      Tannous, Ramy (University of Waterloo, 2023-05-15)
      Quantum networks are an emerging technology that aims to harness the power of quantum mechanics to revolutionize communication and computation. Many countries are establishing national quantum networks to modernizing their ...
    • Adventures in Holography 

      Razieh, Pourhasan (University of Waterloo, 2014-07-11)
      In this thesis, inspired by the holographic theories, we study a variety of interesting problems in gravity, condensed matter and cosmology. First, we explore the entanglement entropy of a general region in a theory of ...
    • Aggregation of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Associated Cu/Zn Superoxide Dismutase 

      Hwang, Young Mi (University of Waterloo, 2010-05-21)
      Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating, progressive, and fatal neurodegenerative disease. Despite the fact that ALS is the most common motor neuron disease in adulthood, there is no effective treatment for ...
    • Algorithms for quantum molecular dynamics: from matrix product states to path integrals 

      Iouchtchenko, Dmitri (University of Waterloo, 2021-01-13)
      This thesis describes several novel approaches in quantum molecular dynamics for obtaining properties of molecular systems in different regimes. We investigate ground state properties of chains of linear rotors with ...

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