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1. Huey, Marcy Rayburn. Making sense of safety.

Degree: 2016, University of Alabama

The increased calls for an improved academic safety culture currently being issued by regulatory organizations outlines a very prescriptive approach to addressing safety in colleges and universities. This study focused on how academic researchers made sense of and responded to the safety programs that have been instituted by their organizations. The focus was on scientific researchers who have active research laboratories. The data was collected using semi-structured interviews and analyzed with grounded theory. The results indicated that these researchers grounded their understanding of safety and of institutional safety programs in their professional identity, developed during their own educational and early professional experiences. Further study is warranted to determine if these findings are indicative of these scientific fields across the country. This data suggested that prescriptive compliance requirements regarding safety activities would not be easily accepted by these groups if they were not consistent with this identity. While they were not overtly noncompliant, they did resist institutional safety requirements placed on them that were not in line with the social norms of their professional group. These results could lead to an altered approach towards addressing safety concerns at colleges and universities. (Published By University of Alabama Libraries) Advisors/Committee Members: Meares, Mary M., Guyotte, Kelly W., Wiest, John M., Williamson, Derek G., DeCaro, Jason A..

Subjects/Keywords: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation;  – thesis; Communication; compliance; culture; safety

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APA (6th Edition):

Huey, M. R. (2016). Making sense of safety. (Thesis). University of Alabama. Retrieved from http://purl.lib.ua.edu/163853

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Huey, Marcy Rayburn. “Making sense of safety.” 2016. Thesis, University of Alabama. Accessed January 29, 2020. http://purl.lib.ua.edu/163853.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Huey, Marcy Rayburn. “Making sense of safety.” 2016. Web. 29 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Huey MR. Making sense of safety. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Alabama; 2016. [cited 2020 Jan 29]. Available from: http://purl.lib.ua.edu/163853.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Huey MR. Making sense of safety. [Thesis]. University of Alabama; 2016. Available from: http://purl.lib.ua.edu/163853

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


University of Alabama

2. Ivie, Michael Allen. Wet chemical synthesis strategies to develop aluminum manganese nanoparticles for high density magnetic recording.

Degree: 2010, University of Alabama

As the technology era grows rapidly, there is always a need for quick access to stored data. Magnetic tape is one type of recording media used of information storage. Its main use in computer applications is for archival storage and mass storage systems. Magnetic tape is a multi-component material consisting of a base film with a top layer of magnetic particles. Particles that are used for magnetic recording devices must exhibit good magnetic properties including large coercivity and saturation magnetization. As the need for tape performance and storage capacity increases, new types of particulate media are needed to meet these demands. One candidate of particles for future magnetic tape is ferromagnetic AlMn nanoparticles. AlMn has a ferromagnetic tetragonal L10 phase which is exhibited by a class of transition metal alloy systems such as FePt, CoPt, FePd, MnPt, etc. This phase in the AlMn binary system is labeled as the τ phase and has a large anisotropy value of approximately 107 ergs/cc which translates to good magnetic properties suitable for use in magnetic tape. The advantages of producing AlMn nanoparticles for magnetic recording are the low cost and abundance of precursor materials. This dissertation investigated strategies of a solution phase chemical synthesis to produce AlMn nanoparticles. Metal nanoparticle systems are synthesized primarily by the reduction of metal salt precursors with a reducing agent in the presence of stabilizing agents in an organic solvent. Systems of metal nanoparticles with the tetragonal L10 phase characterized by high anisotropy values such as FePt and MnPt are produced via this route, and these techniques are considered as a foundation to make AlMn nanoparticles. Cyclic voltammetry experiments give the reduction potentials of Al and Mn precursors to determine suitable reducing agents. The results of the AlMn nanoparticle synthesis attempts are chronicled by the reducing agent that was used in the reaction. Different combinations of precursors, surfactants, and solvents are used in coordination with the following reducing agents: superhydride (C6H16BLi), potassium (K), hydrogen (H2), lithium aluminum hydride (LiAlH4), and sodium (Na). Also, synthesis attempts of AlMn(X) tertiary nanoparticles and core-shell AlMn nanoparticles are presented. (Published By University of Alabama Libraries) Advisors/Committee Members: Wiest, John M., Klein, Tonya, Lane, Alan, Thompson, Greg, Nikles, David, University of Alabama. Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Subjects/Keywords: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation;  – thesis; Engineering, Chemical; Aluminum Manganese; Nanoparticles

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APA (6th Edition):

Ivie, M. A. (2010). Wet chemical synthesis strategies to develop aluminum manganese nanoparticles for high density magnetic recording. (Thesis). University of Alabama. Retrieved from http://purl.lib.ua.edu/13833

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Ivie, Michael Allen. “Wet chemical synthesis strategies to develop aluminum manganese nanoparticles for high density magnetic recording.” 2010. Thesis, University of Alabama. Accessed January 29, 2020. http://purl.lib.ua.edu/13833.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Ivie, Michael Allen. “Wet chemical synthesis strategies to develop aluminum manganese nanoparticles for high density magnetic recording.” 2010. Web. 29 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Ivie MA. Wet chemical synthesis strategies to develop aluminum manganese nanoparticles for high density magnetic recording. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Alabama; 2010. [cited 2020 Jan 29]. Available from: http://purl.lib.ua.edu/13833.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Ivie MA. Wet chemical synthesis strategies to develop aluminum manganese nanoparticles for high density magnetic recording. [Thesis]. University of Alabama; 2010. Available from: http://purl.lib.ua.edu/13833

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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