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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. Long-term agronomic and environmental impact of aspen control strategies in the Aspen Parkland

    by LaRade, Shawna Elizabeth

    Since European settlement the Aspen Parkland has been subject to agricultural intensification. This research assessed the...

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  2. Long-term cardiovascular and metabolic effects of hypoxia-induced intrauterine growth restriction

    by Rueda-Clausen, Christian Federico

    Cardiovascular and metabolic diseases are still the primary cause of death and disability in modern society. Although genetic...

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  3. Long-Term Mine Planning in Presence of Grade Uncertainty

    by Koushavand, Behrang

    Open-pit mining is widely used to extract natural resources. Low cut-off grades and large operations can make open-pit mining...

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  4. Look With the Eyes of Faith: The Vocation of Knighthood in The Works of Sir Thomas Malory

    by Farrer, Liam A

    The world presented to readers of The Complete Works of Sir Thomas Malory is, as the character of Galahad notes, “unstable.”...

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  5. Low Temperature Fluidized Bed Coal Drying: Experiment, Analysis and Simulation

    by Dejahang, T

    Drying kinetic of Canadian lignite was studied in a pilot scale fluidized bed dryer using low temperature air (T≤70 ˚C)....

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  6. Low Temperature Pyrolysis and its Application in Bitumen Processing

    by Zachariah, Ashley

    Observations in literature date back to 1926 to suggest that bitumen should not be treated like a residuum but more like...

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  7. Low Temperature Visbreaking

    by Wang, Lin

    In industrial visbreaking processes, the conversion typically takes place at ~450 °C and the extent of conversion is limited...

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  8. Low Voltage Multi-level Converters using Split-wound Coupled Inductors

    by Ewanchuk, Jeffrey

    In low-voltage applications, an alternative approach to multi-level capacitorbased converters can be obtained by interleaving...

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  9. Low-Area Low-Power Delta-Sigma Column and Pixel Sensors

    by Mahmoodi, Alireza

    Delta-sigma analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) are widely used in audio applications, but their use in video applications...

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  10. Low-Complexity Detection Techniques for MIMO and Cooperative Networks

    by Han, Shuangshuang

    This thesis investigates detection technologies for multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems and cooperative communications....

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  11. Low-energy electron point source microscopy and electron holography

    by Mutus, Josh Y

    Low energy electron point source (LEEPS) microscopy is the simplest embodiment of an electron microscope, consisting of only...

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  12. Lower Bounds for Essential Dimension of Algebraic Groups in the Characteristic 2 Case

    by Babic, Antonio Alain

    When computing the essential dimension of an algebraic group G defined over a field k, finding lower bounds is generally...

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  13. Lower Triassic Coelacanths of the Sulphur Mountain Formation (Wapiti Lake) in British Columbia, Canada

    by Wendruff, Andrew

    The coelacanths from the Lower Triassic Sulphur Mountain Formation (Wapiti Lake) have been known for nearly 100 years, though...

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  14. Lowering of high vowels by French immersion students in Canada

    by Vickerman, Alison

    While much research has been dedicated to studying the speech of French immersion students, relatively little is known about...

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  15. Low-frequency and macro-Raman analysis of respirable dosage forms and their sampling with a low flow rate single-nozzle cascade impactor

    by Wang, Hui

    Applications of Raman spectroscopy to respirable dosage forms are explored in this thesis. First, a high performance Raman...

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  16. A Low-voltage, Low-power Intraocular Pressure Measurement Instrument

    by Davis, Caitlin

    Wireless sensing of abnormal intraocular pressure (IOP) levels associated with Glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness, was...

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  17. Lucanian sanctuaries. History and evolution from the fourth century B.C. to the Augustan age

    by Battiloro, Ilaria

    This work seeks to provide new insight into understanding how the Lucanian sanctuaries were conceived, built, and used during...

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  18. Lumped kinetic modelling and multivariate data analysis of propylene conversion over H-ZSM-5

    by Nie, Jinjun

    The process of catalytic conversion of propylene over ZSM-5 zeolite catalyst in a plug-flow micro-reactor with continuous...

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  19. Lung Injury and Repair: Early Therapeutic Considerations

    by Rey Parra, Gloria Juliana

    Acute Lung Injury/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ALI/ARDS) remain a major health issue because of a high mortality...

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  20. L’enseignement explicite du vocabulaire chez les élèves francophones en milieu minoritaire

    by Lemire, Josée N

    Vocabulary plays an important role in students’ ability to understand academic content. For Francophone students in a minority...

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