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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. Quantitative characterization of microstructure in high strength microalloyed steels

    by Li, Xiujun

    X-ray diffraction (XRD) profile fitting (Rietveld method) was used in this study to characterize the microstructure for seven...

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  2. Quantitative Imaging of Diastolic Function using Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    by Cheng Baron, June

    Diastolic dysfunction is the primary cause of 40–50% of all heart failure cases and is a contributing factor in many cardiac...

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  3. Quantitative microstructural characterization of microalloyed steels

    by Lu, Junfang

    Microalloyed steels are widely used in oil and gas pipelines. They are a class of high strength, low carbon steels containing...

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  4. Quantitative Phase Retrieval in Transmission Electron Microscopy

    by McLeod, Robert A.

    Phase retrieval in the transmission electron microscope offers the unique potential to collect quantitative data regarding...

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  5. Quantitative Risk Assessment of Natural and Cut Slopes: Measuring Uncertainty in the Estimated Risks and Proposed Framework for Developing Risk Evaluation Criteria

    by Macciotta, Renato

    Understanding and limiting the risks inherent to natural and cut slopes are now recognized to be a priority in achieving...

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  6. Quaternary glaciation of central Banks Island, NT, Canada

    by Lakeman, Thomas Ryan

    The glacial geology and geomorphology of central Banks Island record the extent and dynamics of the northwest Laurentide...

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  7. Queer TransCanadian Women's Writing in the 21st Century: Assembling a New Cross-Border Ethic

    by García Zarranz, Libe

    This dissertation proposes an alternative theorization of borders through the lenses of contemporary queer transCanadian...

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  8. Quest for quiescent neutron star low mass X-ray binaries in the Small Magellanic Cloud

    by Chowdhury, Md. Mizanul Huq

    We present the first spectral search for neutron stars (NSs) in low-mass X-ray binaries (LMXBs) between outbursts in the...

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  9. The quest of Shiman-chu: Questioning the absolutes of language, culture, and Being

    by Nakagawa, Satoru

    Undertaken on Tokunoshima, an island colonized by Japan in the 17th century, this research speaks to the critical question...

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  10. Quest Patterns for Story-Based Video Games

    by Trenton, Marcus

    As video game designers focus on immersive interactive stories, the number of game object interactions grows exponentially....

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  11. The question of cross-cultural understanding in the transcultural travel narratives in post-1949 China

    by Chen, Leilei

    My dissertation, “The Question of Cross-Cultural Understanding in the Transcultural Travel Narratives about Post-1949 China,”...

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  12. Rachel Portman and the Joy Luck Club

    by Maltby, Sylvia

    Rachel Portman is a successful female film score composer known for her rich orchestral scores, many for films that can be...

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  13. Radial Transport of Electrons in the Radiation Belts Under the Effect of Ultra Low Frequency Waves

    by O'Donnell, Scott W.

    For over 50 years, the study of Earth's radiation belts has been a major focus of the space physics community. Of great interest...

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  14. Radio frequency noise studies for a linac-MRI system

    by Lamey, Michael

    A prototype system which has integrated a linear accelerator (linac) with a magnetic resonance imager (MRI) has been constructed...

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  15. A radiographic investigation of juvenile scurvy among the sub-adult remains from Stymphalos and Zaraka, Greece

    by Stark, Robert J.

    Historically, scurvy has seen only minor investigation in children. This is also true among archaeological populations. The...

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  16. Random Walk Planning: Theory, Practice, and Application

    by Nakhost, Hootan

    This thesis introduces random walk (RW) planning as a new search paradigm for satisficing planning by studying its theory,...

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  17. A randomized controlled trial of storytelling as a communication tool aimed at parents of children presenting to the emergency department with croup

    by Hartling, Lisa

    Background: Stories may be an effective tool to communicate with and influence patients because of their ability to engage...

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  18. Ranking entities in heterogeneous multiple relation social networks using random walks

    by Sangi, Farzad

    A Social Network or Information Network is a structure made up of nodes representing entities, and edges representing the...

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  19. Rapid densification of the oil sands mature fine tailings (MFT) by microbial activity

    by Guo, Chengmai

    The Mildred Lake Settling Basin (MLSB) is the largest disposal site for mature fine tailings (MFT) at the Syncrude Canada...

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  20. Rapid Naming Speed and Reading in Adults with and without Dyslexia

    by Davies, Lisa E

    This study sought to examine (a) if Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) differentiates between dyslexic and normal readers in...

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