The structural and stress changes in molybdenum/amorphous silicon (Mo/a-Si)
EUV reflecting multilayers during annealing at 316°C were studied. The amorphous
interlayers, with an Mo:Si stoichiometry of 1:2, grew during annealing. The residual
stresses in each component of the multilayer also changed significantly. Through high
resolution electron microscopy, selected area electron...
Geographic variation was investigated among 225 locations from five geographically disjunct regions in central Oregon. Characters included: germination speed and uniformity in two test environments
differing in stratification period and incubation temperature; weight, three dimensions and three 'angles' of seeds; weight and three dimensions of wings; cone length and scale...
A study is conducted to provide information useful to the future development of agro-pastoralists
in the Kolda Region through an economic and socio-cultural analysis of the
practice of stabling. Two main issues are addressed: the generation and distribution of
profits and the factors related to adoption of stabling. A partial...
State and federal aid payments to local governments have grown explosively
over the last fifteen years. One reason for this growth is
that the donor governments can alter a local government's budget choices
through grants. Grants have not remedied social problems, however, because
the local governments' responses to grants were...
With too many demands placed on too little water, the Klamath Basin and itsresidents - human and otherwise - are in dire need. There exists a significant opportunityfor mitigation in the purposeful conversion of seasonal wetlands to permanent wetlandsmanaged to increase baseline water storage levels in the Upper Basin. A...
Rural communities will continue to be disproportionately shocked by
economic fluctuations. Market forces are likely to lead to the decline of
many rural communities and they will need to be economically resilient to
This thesis draws on several social sciences and the natural
sciences to develop ideas that communities...