Recent Submissions 

  1. Robust Methods for Accurate and Efficient 3D Modeling from Unstructured Imagery 

    Schönberger, Johannes L. (2018)
    Doctoral Thesis
  2. Microfluidics for long-term culture and imaging of yeast at single cell resolution 

    Schmidt, Gregor W. (2018)
    This thesis presents the design, characterization and optimization of microfluidic devices and fluorescence imaging protocols for long-term time-lapse imaging of the yeasts S. cerevisiae and S. pombe. The enabling technology for this study is a reusable microfluidic device that does not require any specialized equipment for its operation. In the device, made of the commonly used polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), cells are immobilized and ...
    Doctoral Thesis
  3. Enhancing the Spectral and Spatial Resolution of Remote Sensing Images 

    Lanaras, Charis (2018)
    IGP Mitteilungen
    Doctoral Thesis
  4. Micro- and macroscopic characterization of recombination losses in high efficiency Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin film solar cells 

    Bissig, Benjamin (2018)
    Production of electric energy from sunlight has become a cost competitive alternative to conventional, non-renewable energy sources such as combustion of fossil fuels or nuclear fission. Due to the constantly decreasing costs of module production, the balance of system (BOS) costs make up an increasing share of the total price of a PV system. As most of the BOS costs scale with the system area, increasing the module efficiency has become ...
    Doctoral Thesis
  5. Microfluidic Strategies for Studying Communication Between Cells and Tissues 

    Kaestli, Alicia J. (2018)
    Understanding communication between cells and tissues is critical for treating human diseases, as communication is key for a coordinated response of many single cells into a population-wide response. Oscillations of signaling molecules, known as cytokines, can transform a heterogeneous population into an entrained population with the goal of, for example, organizing the response of the immune system against an infection. Further, including ...
    Doctoral Thesis
  6. Biochemical Mechanisms of Polymerase Enzyme Function in DNA Damage Tolerance 

    Räz, Michael H. (2018)
    Cancer is one of the main causes of death worldwide. It arises from single cells that transform from into tumor cells by accumulating mutations formed upon exposure to chemicals. Each human cell undergoes several thousand DNA-damaging events every day, resulting in the formation of DNA adducts, a key initiating step in the genotoxic mechanism of carcinogenesis. DNA alkylation occurs frequently and cells have evolved protective DNA repair ...
    Doctoral Thesis
  7. Landscape strategies for pollination services and agricultural production 

    Pavageau, Charlotte (2017)
    Complex agro-ecological landscapes are recognized for providing a range of ecosystem goods and services at different levels. Agricultural intensification affects the long-term sustainability of these landscapes by weakening natural processes that are indirectly important to agriculture, such as pollination, biological control of pest or soil retention. In response, agro-ecological intensification has appeared as an approach to ensure the ...
    Doctoral Thesis
  8. Quantification of Biological Effects on Soil Stability 

    Yildiz, Anil (2018)
    Doctoral Thesis
  9. Modeling Hazards Related to Large Wood in Rivers 

    Schalko, Isabella (2018)
    Doctoral Thesis
  10. Computer Aided Optimization of Superparticles for Lithium-Ion Batteries 

    Bieri, Michael (2018)
    Nanostructuring is a widely proven approach to create better electrodes for lithium ion batteries (LIBs). A particularly promising nanostructuring approach is provided by so-called superparticles that are created by assembling hundreds or thousands of ellipsoid nanoparticles into a spherical superstructure. Superparticles offer a large set of design options that can be used to optimize the battery performance with respect to the targeted ...
    Doctoral Thesis
  11. Acoustic Emissions from Progressive Failure of Snow 

    Capelli, Achille (2018)
    Prior to the release of a dry-snow slab avalanche a crack forms and propagates in a weak layer below a cohesive slab. The initial crack is caused by a sudden surface load in the case of artificially triggered avalanches by e.g. a skier or an explosion, whereas in the case of natural release the processes leading to initial crack formation are not fully understood. It is commonly assumed that a gradual damage process at the micro-scale ...
    Doctoral Thesis
  12. Shared Virtual Memoy for Heterogeneous Embedded Systems on Chip 

    Vogel, Pirmin (2018)
    Modern embedded systems on chip (SoCs) are heavily based on heterogeneous architectures that combine feature-rich, general-purpose, multi-core host processors with massively-parallel and programmable many-core accelerators (PMCAs) to achieve high flexibility, energy efficiency and peak performance. While these heterogeneous embedded SoCs (HESoCs) are nominally capable of tremendous performance/Watt targets, the burden of effectively using ...
    Doctoral Thesis
  13. Applying Modern Econometric Methods to Swiss Unemployment and Consumption 

    Straub, Martin (2012)
    KOF Dissertation Series
    Doctoral Thesis

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