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• (1996)
The growth rates of Si(001) and Ge(001) by gas-source molecular-beam epitaxy (GS-MBE) from $\rm Si\sb2H\sb6$ and $\rm Ge\sb2H\sb6$ as a function of T$\sb{\rm s}$ are well described by a model based upon dissociative $\rm ... application/pdf PDF (6MB) • (1995) The properties of a silicon adatom on Si(001) surface and around three single-layer steps, namely type A (S$\rm\sb A$), bonded type B (S$\rm\sb B$) and nonbonded type B (S$\rm\sb{B\sp\prime}$), on Si(001) have been studied, ... application/pdf PDF (5MB) • (2008) Recent development in nanostructured material synthesis and engineering has made huge impact on a number of fields including nanoelectronics, photonics, biology, and medicine. A main reason for such an impact is that every ... application/pdf PDF (3MB) • (2011-05-25) The interface between materials science and biology has been a fertile research area to not only advance our fundamental knowledge of biomaterials, but also create novel hybrid materials with practical applications. Recent ... application/pdf PDF (15MB) • (2017-03-13) A series of studies detailing the characteristics of biologically reinforced geopolymers is presented. Cork particle reinforced sodium geopolymer composites were shown to have a maximum flexural strength of 2.5 MPa, and ... application/pdf PDF (9MB) • (2016-07-12) With the prevalence of ischemic heart disease, cell based treatments have emerged as promising therapeutic options to promote angiogenesis. The use of adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), particularly, is an area of active ... application/pdf PDF (5MB) • (2011-08-25) Demand for robust engineering techniques on the micro and nano scales has been steadily growing in the age of modern technology, not only because of the driving force to fit electronics into smaller form factors, but also ... application/pdf PDF (4MB) • (2008) Novel nanoparticle inks have been created for the direct-write assembly of 3-D periodic structures with fine scale (∼ 10 mum) features. These nanoparticle inks are composed of two populations of nanoparticles defined ... application/pdf PDF (2MB) • (2004) An additional synthetic method based on the infusion of ammonia gas to drive pH driven chemistries was also demonstrated for the synthesis of BiOCl and Bi nanoparticles. application/pdf PDF (11MB) • (1994) The main objective of this research involves the bulk synthesis of two-dimensional (2D) polymers. Two different approaches, the chiral recognition approach and the hairpin approach, have been used for the "bulk preparation ... application/pdf PDF (7MB) • (2006) In this thesis, I present the results of research on methods for calculating adatom currents in the vicinity of steps on crystal surfaces. I first focus on adatom interactions with an isolated ledge (no adatoms hopping ... application/pdf PDF (4MB) • (2001) Epitaxial metastable Ge1-yCy alloy layers with y ≤ 0.035 were grown on Ge(001) from hyperthermal Ge and C atomic beams at deposition temperatures 250 ≤ Ts ≤ 550°C. I show that the use of hyperthermal beams ... application/pdf PDF (3MB) • (2001) The key results of this research can be summarized as follows: (1) In Si1-yCy/Si(001), alloys, I find that all C incorporates in substitutional sites at Ts < 580°C with y ≤ 0.026. At Ts ≥ 580°C, increasing y ... application/pdf PDF (4MB) • (2015-01-21) Interesting electronic properties of sp2 hybridized carbon materials has been attracting an enormous number of researchers around the globe. Some of the efforts, for more than a decade, have been in attempting to replace ... application/pdf PDF (2MB) • (2013-08-22) Two-terminal memories such as Resistive Random Access Memories (RRAMs) and Phase Change Memories (PCMs) are attractive as next generation non-volatile memories due to their low voltage operation and fast switching speed. ... application/pdf PDF (4MB) • (2010-01-06) Discovering scalable routes to fabricate large scale electronic devices on flexible substrates has been the goal of the newly emerging field of flexible macroelectronics. Thin film transistors (TFTs) have been fabricated ... application/pdf PDF (4MB) • (2013-05-24) The combination of two novel classes of functional materials with exciting prospects for future nanoelectronic applications, i.e. carbon nanoelectronics and complex oxide thin film electronics, is expected to lead to a ... application/pdf PDF (34MB) • (2016-11-16) Cadmium Telluride (CdTe), a chalcogenide semiconductor, is currently used as the absorber layer in one of the highest efficiency thin film solar cell technologies. Current efficiency records are over 22%. In 2011, CdTe ... application/pdf PDF (51MB) • (2015-07-15) Gene therapy is showing great potentials in treating various kinds of genetic diseases. The development of effective and safe delivery vectors are quite crucial towards gene therapy. Compared with viral vectors, non-viral ... application/pdf PDF (5MB) • (1989) Radio Frequency (rf) cylindrical magnetron glow discharges of Ar, He, and CF$\sb4\$ driven at 1.8MHz and 13.56MHz have been characterized using electrostatic probes, optical emission spectroscopy and optical actinometry. ...

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