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Global Effects of U.S. Dividend Income Tax
(Virginia Tech, 2016-07-27)
Do non-U.S. firms respond to the U.S. dividend income tax? To explore this question, we examine the 2003 dividend tax cut which only applies to certain non-U.S. firms depending on both tax treaties and corresponding foreign ...
Structural Resemblance Between Droop Controllers and Phase-Locked Loops
It is well known that droop control is fundamental to the operation of power systems and now the parallel operation of inverters, while phase-locked loops (PLLs) are widely adopted in modern electrical engineering. In this ...
Back to the Future: Lösch, Isard, and the Role of Money and Credit in the Space-Economy
(Virginia Tech, 2016-08)
The recent financial crisis has been a powerful reminder that the intersectoral flow of funds is also—always and everywhere—a local phenomenon with real effects. Yet, the contemporary canon of regional economic theory has ...
Conceptualizing Financial Resilience: The Challenges for Urban Theory
(Virginia Tech, 2016-01)
This chapter outlines an urban theory of ‘financial resilience’ that accounts for the fact that the concurrent processes of urbanization and financialization render the economic system at once resilient and unstable. The ...
Elucidating the Potential Biological Impact of Cellulose Nanocrystals
Cellulose nanocrystals exhibit an interesting combination of mechanical properties and physical characteristics, which make them potentially useful for a wide range of consumer applications. However, as the usage of these ...
Synthesis and Behavior of Cetyltrimethyl Ammonium Bromide Stabilized Zn1+xSnO3, (0 <= x <= 1) Nano-Crystallites
We report synthesis of cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB) stabilized Zn1+xSnO3+x (0 ≤ x ≤1) nano-crystallites by facile cost-effective wet chemistry route. The X-ray diffraction patterns of as-synthesized powders at ...
Global Change Center Newsletter, August 2016
(Virginia Tech, 2016-08)
This newsletter provides information about the activities and accomplishments of the Global Change Center at Virginia Tech.
Recent Progress on PZT Based Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Technologies
Energy harvesting is the most effective way to respond to the energy shortage and to produce sustainable power sources from the surrounding environment. The energy harvesting technology enables scavenging electrical energy ...
Giant piezoelectric voltage coefficient in grain-oriented modified PbTiO3 material
(Springer Nature, 2016-10-11)
A rapid surge in the research on piezoelectric sensors is occurring with the arrival of the Internet of Things. Single-phase oxide piezoelectric materials with giant piezoelectric voltage coefficient (g, induced voltage ...
Remote Actuation of Magnetic Nanoparticles For Cancer Cell Selective Treatment Through Cytoskeletal Disruption
(Springer Nature, 2016-09-20)
Motion of micron and sub-micron size magnetic particles in alternating magnetic fields can activate mechanosensitive cellular functions or physically destruct cancer cells. However, such effects are usually observed with ...