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Theses and Dissertations Spring 2009 to present

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This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta submitted since Spring 2009. Documents are added to this collection through the review process required for convocation for current students.

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  1. Phase behaviour prediction for ill-defined hydrocarbon mixtures

    by Saber, Nima

    Phase behaviour information is essential for the development and optimization of hydrocarbon resource production, transport...

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  2. Phasic Electrodermal Activity in Schizophrenia: Skin Conductance Response in Unmedicated Schizophrenic Patients in Comparison to Normal Controls

    by Al-Ghamdi,Mohammad S

    Stimulus-elicited (phasic) skin conductance responses (SCRs) to indifferent stimuli have often been employed to examine abnormalities...

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  3. Phenomena of Neonatology

    by van Manen, Michael A

    PURPOSE AND PROBLEM: Neonatology, the study of the newborn, marks the moment when the infant enters the world and encounters...

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  4. A phenomenological approach to canoe tripping: applicability of the dwelling perspective

    by Mullins, Philip Meredith

    In 2005, a group of seven canoeists completed a 100-day canoe trip called Paddling the Big Sky: From the Mountains to the...

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  5. Phosphatidylethanolamine deficiency in mammalian cells

    by Bai, Helin Daniel

    Almost all mammalian cells contain energy-producing organelles called mitochondria. Phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) is a phospholipid...

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  6. Phosvitin extraction and phosphopeptides characterization from chicken egg yolk

    by Ren,Jiandong

    Phosphopeptides derived from egg yolk phosvitin have been reported to exhibit various physiological functions. However, commercial...

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  7. Photoluminescence and Patterning of Silicon Nanocrystals

    by Rodriguez Nunez, Jose R.

    Silicon nanocrystals (Si-NCs) have been suggested for sensing and lasing applications due to their low-toxicity and compatibility...

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  8. Photothermal Cantilever Deflection Spectroscopy of Physisorbed Naphtha

    by Bagheri, Mehrdad

    We have used photothermal cantilever deflection spectroscopy (PCDS) for selective and sensitive detection of hydrocarbons...

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  9. Photothermal effects and mesoporous silica encapsulation of silicon nanocrystals

    by Regli, Sarah

    The present thesis describes preliminary studies required for evaluating silicon nanocrystals (Si-NCs) as photothermal (PT)...

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  10. Phylogenomics of the Choristoneura fumiferana species complex (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)

    by Bird, Heather M

    The phylogenetic relationships of the destructive spruce budworm group of forest pests (Choristoneura fumiferana species...

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  11. Phylogeny of the Mosasaurinae (Squamata: Mosasauridae) with descriptions and functional morphology of new and existing mosasaurines

    by LeBlanc, Aaron

    Mosasaurs were giant marine squamates that inhabited all of the world’s oceans approximately 93 to 65 Million Years Ago....

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  12. Physical Activity For Health in Kidney Cancer Survivors

    by Trinh, Linda

    Background: The health benefits of physical activity (PA) have been established in cancer survivors, however, no research...

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  13. The physical and geochemical characteristics of diamonds from the Artemisia Kimberlite (Northern Slave Craton, Nunavut, Canada) and the micro-/macro-diamond relationship

    by Johnson, Catherine N.

    This thesis presents the results of a study on diamonds from the Artemisia kimberlite, Nunavut, Canada. This study integrates...

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  14. Physically-based baking animation using smoothed particle hydrodynamics for non-Newtonian fluids

    by Rodriguez-Arenas, Omar Isidro

    This thesis explores the mesh-free fluid simulation method of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, and its application in the...

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  15. Physician specialty influences tertiary care pediatric asthma management

    by Aung, Yin N

    Physician training influences the care that a patient receives. A retrospective cohort of children over 6 years of age, seen...

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  16. Physico-Chemical Processes for Oil Sands Process-Affected Water Treatment

    by Pourrezaei,Parastoo

    Coagulation/Flocculation/Sedimentation (CFS), petroleum coke (PC) adsorption, and zero valent iron (ZVI) oxidation-enhanced...

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  17. Physicochemical properties and microencapsulation process development for fish oil using supercritical carbon dioxide

    by Seifried, Bernhard

    Fish oil is an excellent source of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA), which can reduce the risk of cardiovascular...

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  18. Physics simulations and their influence on conceptual change in students

    by Marcellus, Kenneth

    This research was designed to determine what conceptual changes occur when students use computer simulations, and whether...

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  19. Physiochemical and Rheological Properties of Alkaline Isolated Poultry Proteins

    by Moayedi Mamaghani , Vida

    Chicken dark meat has been considered as a major underutilized commodity due to the increasing demand for further processed...

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  20. Physiological and psychological responses to treadmill and cycle ergometer exercise testing in men and women with COPD

    by Holm, Siri Margrete

    The purpose of this study was to examine the physiological and psychological responses to linear work rate treadmill and...

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