¹³⁰ Sn and ¹²⁸Sn were separated from mixed fission products.
The decay of these isotopes were studied with Ge(Li),
LEPS, and plastic scintillator detector systems in single
and two parameter coincidence modes. The decay scheme constructed
for ¹²⁸Sn decay has levels at 0.0 (5+), 45.7 (4+),
77.8 (3+), 152.9 (2+),...
Formal methods using text to specify abstract data types (ADTs) are powerful, but
they require great effort and a high level of expertise. Visual programming languages
present an alternative way of programming but are limited to building small programs.
This research presents an approach for specifying ADTs using a combination...
Parallel programming is the major stumbling block preventing the parallel
processing industry from quickly satisfying the demand for parallel computer software.
This research is aimed at solving some of the problems of software development for
ELGDF is a graphical language for designing parallel programs. The goal of
A translator has been designed and implemented which generates
parallel code for a long instruction word parallel computer with local
memories. Its main methods are to translate the sequential source code into
single assignment, two-operand form, and to then assign the operations to
processors so as to minimize the number...
This thesis presents a study of applications and techniques for molecular
dynamics simulations. Three studies are presented that are intended to improve our
ability to simulate larger systems more realistically.
A comparison study of two- and three-body potential models for liquid and
amorphous Si0₂ is presented. The structural, vibrational, and...
The alien abduction phenomenon has garnered considerable media attention
in the last fifteen years, including many representations in books, film, and
television. An overview of significant abduction literature is presented.
Contrasts and comparisons are noted between popular written accounts and
both the visual representations they engender and reports outside the...
This thesis employs the study of gender to demonstrate how recent Hollywood
western films have constructed a hero that is reflective of contemporary beliefs
regarding masculinity. Beginning with a New Historicist approach at studying gender,
this work first considers the construction of masculinity in post World War II America
Post World War II victory culture and its fallout-the consensus ideology-led to
the creation of a middle class willing to conform to a prescribed set of ideals, safely
removed from all danger, and enjoying the material benefits of a growing middle-class
income bracket. Walt Disney and Hugh Hefner, two seemingly...
Violent right-wing groups have emerged in the German youth scene since reunification in 1990. By the early 1990's, many groups of people have had to face racist violence and harassment as a threatening part of everyday life.
With the social, political, economic, demographical and ideological changes which have taken place...