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The long-term goal of the research project initiated with this thesis is the development
of lead-free, fully-transparent ferroelectric devices, such as ferroelectric
capacitors or ferroelectric-gate field-effect transistors. Ferroelectric materials exhibit
spontaneous polarization with the application of an external electric field, which is
persistent upon removal of the applied field, and...
The fractal dimension of measured ocean wave profiles is found to be in the range of 1.5-1.8. This non-integer dimension indicates the fractal nature of the waves. Standard formulations to analyze waves are based on a differential approach. Since fractals are non-differentiable, this formulation fails for waves with fractal characteristics....
The ocean fishery is an example of a common property
resource industry. Behavior of commercial fishermen is
determined by a complex set of economic, environmental and
social factors. All of these factors contribute to the
individual fisherman's success.
Fishermen learn to cope with the variability inherent
to their occupation. Two...
A phytoplankton bloom dominated by the pennate diatom Nitzschia
curta (Van Heurck) Hasle was observed during January-February 1983 at
a receding ice-edge in the Western Ross Sea, Antarctica. The core of
the bloom was found between 100-150 Km from the ice-edge. Nitzschia
curta cell densities up to 22 x 10⁶...
This study was undertaken to determine the sorts of polygalacturonases
present in the culture filtrate of Fusarium oxysporum
f. sp. lycopersici, to purify and characterize these enzymes, and to
study any complexes that may form between polygalacturonase and
carbohydrate not degraded by the enzyme.
The polygalacturonase in culture filtrate consists...
Malaria is a vector-borne disease that has affected humans and other animals for a long time and which has shown high prevalence among different populations. During the beginning of the 20th century, Sir Ronald Ross and George Macdonald developed a model that represents the spread of malaria through the interaction...