Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
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(2015-06-30)The theme of this thesis concerns the fundamental questions in soft matter, in particular, the dynamics of vesicle membranes, interfacial polymers, colloidal particles. Optical imaging was applied three distinct systems ...
Atomic structure and defects of III-V compound semiconductor strained-layer-superlattices for infrared detection (2015-07-17)There are considerable interests in the use of infrared (IR) photodetectors, in particular mid- and long-wavelength IR detection, for diverse scientific, civil, and military applications. Devices based on the InAs/GaSb or ...
(2015-05-27)Interfaces play an important role in material properties such as strength, cracking/fracture, work hardening, corrosion, and damage evolution under irradiation and deformation. Understanding interface-defect interactions ...
(2015-07-24)The advent of Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) has allowed researchers to probe materials on the atomic scale with relative simplicity. For the study of nanoscale materials, structure is very important and often has a large ...
(2015-07-07)Photovoltaics (solar cells) are a key player in the renewable energy frontier, and will become increasingly important as their cost per watt continues to drop, especially if fossil fuel costs increase. One particularly ...