# Browse Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering by Title

• (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 ...

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• (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 ...

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• (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 ...

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• (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 ...

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• (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. ...

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• (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 ...

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• (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 ...

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• (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 ...

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• (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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• (1991)
The objectives of this research were to study, as a representative thermoplastic system: (1) the structure-property-thermal history relationships of the J1 matrix resin (DuPont, a semicrystalline polyamide) and AS4/J1 ...

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• (2011-05-25)
Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNTs) have been one of the most intensively studied materials. Because of their single-atomic-layer structure, SWCNTs are extremely sensitive to environmental interactions, in which charge ...

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• (1992)
This thesis is primarily concerned with a quantitative investigation of the chemical diffusion of oxygen in YBa$\sb2$Cu$\sb3$O$\sb{\rm 6+x}$. The research also investigates the optimization of crystal growth and the ...

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• (1989)
This thesis reports on preparation of PbTiO$\sb3$ by two chemical methods: (i) aqueous co-precipitation and (ii) organo-metallic sol-gel processing. The effects of chemical processing conditions on material properties were ...

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• (2007)
The high Tc superconductor MgB2 were deposited at low temperatures (T = 300°C--400°C) from a recently developed highly volatile borohydride-bonded Mg precursor, by means of catalyst-enhanced chemical vapor deposition. ...

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• (2005)
Both HfB2 and CrB2 depositions were highly conformal. For example, a 65 nm wide trench with a 19:1 depth-width aspect ratio was coated uniformly with HfB2. The coverage improved further when an additional flux of a growth ...

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• (1989)
The molecular attributes which govern the formation and structure of ordered phases in polymeric materials are poorly understood. This work studies the relationship between configurational order among dipolar functional ...

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• (2011-05-25)
Abstract Click chemistry has gained significant importance over the period of last decade as an efficient tool for synthetic chemistry. These set of highly efficient, high yielding and extremely resilient reactions use ...

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• (2015-01-21)
Colloids are micron-sized particles widely used in industrial processes and everyday products. Conventional interest has focused on their equilibrium self-assembly structures by engineering static interactions between the ...

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• (2005)
Novel inks were developed for the direct-write assembly of 3D periodic structures with varying feature size. Specifically, two ink designs were pursued: (1) a model colloidal ink (feature size > 100 mum) and (2) a ...

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• (2009)
Finally, the printing behavior of biphasic nanoparticle inks is investigated as a function of attractive-to-repulsive volume fraction and particle size ratio. Ink flow behavior is characterized by extrusion measurements, ...

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