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    • N-(3-Oxododecanoyl)-L-Homoserine Lactone in the Breast Tumor Microenvironment 

      Balhouse, Brittany Nicole (Virginia Tech, 2017-06-12)
      The tumor microenvironment is a well-recognized contributor to cancer progression in solid tumors. Cancer cell interactions with abnormal extracellular matrix, tumor associated immune and stromal cells, and aberrant fluid ...
    • A Nacreous Self-Assembled Nanolaminate for Corrosion Resistance on 2024-Al Alloy 

      Gordon, Matthew (Virginia Tech, 2003-05-24)
      Nanometer thick layers of clay and polymer were formed on mica, silicon, and aluminum 2024-T3 alloy using alternating solutions of positively and negatively charged polymer and clay, respectively. Atomic force microscopy ...
    • The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict 

      Leckie, Chanda Allana (Virginia Tech, 2005-05-04)
      Out of the violent conflicts in the former Soviet Union, the war over Nagorno-Karabakh is the most threatening to the future development of the region, both economically and politically, as it is no closer to a solution ...
    • Name symbolism in Hawthorne's five finished novels 

      Kaiser, Marjorie M. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1970)
      Because of the allegorical nature of much of Hawthorne’s work, it is appropriate to discover symbolism in the author's selection of given names and surnames for his characters. Name symbolism includes both sound and meaning ...
    • Nanjing Library: A Study of Intangible Contents of Architecture 

      Wang, Gang (Virginia Tech, 2005-05-10)
      The thesis is to discuss how to design for our time(2005) while respecting traditional Chinese culture and philosophy. It proposes a solution to the conflict between traditional Chinese architecture and modernization ...
    • Nano-Confined Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids for Electrochemical Applications 

      He, Yadong (Virginia Tech, 2018-02-28)
      Room-temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) and their derivatives are promising electrolytes for electrochemical devices including supercapacitors. Understanding the behavior of RTILs in these devices is critical for improving ...
    • Nanocellulose: Preparation, Characterization, Supramolecular Modeling, and its Life Cycle Assessment 

      Li, Qing Qing (Virginia Tech, 2012-12-13)
      Nanocellulose is a nascent and promising material with many exceptional properties and a broad spectrum of potential applications; hence, it has drawn increasing research interests in the past decade.  A new type of ...
    • Nanocomposite Dispersion: Quantifying the Structure-Function Relationship 

      Gibbons, Luke J. (Virginia Tech, 2011-09-06)
      The dispersion quality of nanoinclusions within a matrix material is often overlooked when relating the effect of nanoscale structures on functional performance and processing/property relationships for nanocomposite ...
    • Nanocomposite of ZrO2/Polymer Thin-Film Coatings by the Ionically Self-Assembled Monolayer Technique 

      Rosidian, Aprillya (Virginia Tech, 1998-03-16)
      Nanocomposites of multilayer structures of zirconia/polymer thin-film coatings have been fabricated on quartz and single-crystal silicon substrates by the Ionically Self-Assembled Monolayer (ISAM) technique. Particle size ...
    • Nanocomposite-based Lignocellulosic Fibers 

      Lin, Zhiyuan (Virginia Tech, 2009-12-16)
      The formation of layered nanoparticle films on the surface of wood fibers is reported in this study. The layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly technique was comprehensively investigated as a non-covalent surface modification method ...
    • A Nanoengineering Approach to Oxide Thermoelectrics For Energy Harvesting Applications 

      Osborne, Daniel Josiah (Virginia Tech, 2010-12-03)
      The ability of uniquely functional thermoelectric materials to convert waste heat directly into electricity is critical considering the global energy economy. Profitable, energy-efficient thermoelectrics possess thermoelectric ...
    • Nanoindentation of Gold Single Crystals 

      McCann, Martha Mary (Virginia Tech, 2004-03-29)
      Nanoindentation is an increasingly used tool to investigate the mechanical properties of very small volumes of material. Gold single crystals were chosen as a model system for surface modification studies, because of the ...
    • Nanolaminate coatings to improve long-term stability of plasmonic structures in physiological environments 

      Daniel, Monisha Gnanachandra (Virginia Tech, 2017-06-28)
      The unprecedented ability of plasmonic metal nano-structures to concentrate light into deep-subwavelength volumes has propelled their use in a vast array of nanophotonics technologies and research endeavors. They are used ...
    • Nanoparticle - Heavy Metal Associations in Riverbed Sediments 

      Plathe, Kelly Lee (Virginia Tech, 2010-02-05)
      Relationships between trace metals and nanoparticles were investigated using analytical transmission electron microscopy (aTEM) and asymmetric flow field flow fractionation (aFlFFF) coupled to both multi-angle laser light ...
    • Nanoparticle Encapsulation and Aggregation Control in Anti-reflection Coatings and Organic Photovoltaics 

      Metzman, Jonathan Seth (Virginia Tech, 2018-10-29)
      Nanoparticles present a myriad of physical, optical, electrical, and chemical properties that provide valuable functionality to thin-film technologies. In order to successfully exploit these aspects of nanoparticles, ...
    • Nanoparticle-Based Drug Delivery and the Impacts on Cancer Cell Biophysical Markers 

      Babahosseini, Hesam (Virginia Tech, 2015-09-25)
      Cancer progression and physiological changes within the cells are accompanied by alterations in the biophysical properties. Therefore, the cell biophysical properties can serve as promising markers for cancer detection and ...
    • Nanoparticle-based Organic Energy Storage with Harvesting Systems 

      Al Haik, Mohammad Yousef (Virginia Tech, 2016-05-04)
      A new form of organic energy storage devices (organic capacitors) is presented in the first part of this dissertation. The storage devices are made out of an organic semiconductor material and charge storage elements from ...
    • Nanopore/Nanotube Pattern Formation through Focused Ion Beam Guided Anodization 

      Tian, Zhipeng (Virginia Tech, 2010-12-01)
      Anodization is a kind of method that can produce oxide layer in a large area and on flexible shaped metals. In some specific conditions, anodic oxide layers exhibit interesting nanopore/nanotube structures. In this work, ...
    • Nanoporosity Formation in Ag-Au Alloys 

      Dursun, Aziz (Virginia Tech, 2003-05-13)
      Selective dissolution also known as dealloying is a corrosion process in which one component of a binary alloy system is selectively removed through an electrochemically controlled process which leads to the formation of ...
    • Nanoporous Platinum 

      Pugh, Dylan Vicente (Virginia Tech, 2003-04-21)
      Dealloying is a corrosion process in which one or more elements are selectively removed from an alloy leading to a 3-dimensional porous structure of the more noble element(s). These porous structures have been known to ...