Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
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Statistical mechanical theory of equilibrium structure and miscibility of polymer nanocomposites: effects of polymer chemical heterogeneity and architecture, and nanoparticle surface corrugation and softness (2015-07-31)Motivated by the persistent interest in different nanoparticles added to various polymer matrices, the Polymer Reference Interaction Site Model (PRISM) theory is extended and applied to study the thermodynamics, statistical ...
(2015-12-11)Quantum dots (QDs) are photo-luminescent nanocrystals that possess unique optical properties such as a narrow emission range and high photo-stability, which makes them useful for a variety of biological imaging applications. ...
Design, characterization, and reinforcement of mineralized collagen-glycosaminoglycan scaffolds for orthopedic wound repair (2015-12-03)The treatment of craniofacial orthopedic defects remains a challenge due to the large size, complex geometry, and load bearing aspects that often accompany such defects. The typical treatment or correction of craniofacial ...
New modalities of strain-based engineering of ferroelectrics: domain structure and properties of PbZr1-xTixO3 thin films (2015-12-02)Epitaxial strain has been widely used to modify the crystal and domain structure, and ultimately the dielectric, ferroelectric, and pyroelectric responses of ferroelectric thin-films for a wide variety of applications ...
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(2015-09-22)Autonomous repair of synthetic materials has previously been demonstrated by the incorporation of biomimetic microvascular networks within structural polymers and polymer composites. Internal networks of channels act as ...