Browse Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering by Title

• (1995)
Recently, significant advances have been made in the theoretical understanding of coarsening in coherently stressed solids. Experimental verification of the theoretical predictions are difficult. Interpretation of coarsening ...

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• (1996)
Aromatic copolyesters (LCPs) have been a subject of extensive research effort over the past 30 years. This is due primarily to their unique combination of properties and processability. They are limited, however, due to ...

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• (2013-02-03)
Protective coatings synthesized from pseudo-binary metastable transition-metal nitride (TMN) alloys account for the majority of the world’s coating market. The popularity of these films owes to their intrinsic nanostructure, ...

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• (1989)
Grain growth in BaTiO$\sb3$ can be significantly inhibited by insoluble or slightly soluble second phase additions such as ZrO$\sb2$, or by fluxes in the CaO$\cdot$Al$\sb2$O$\sb3\cdot$B$\sb2$O$\sb3$ system. SEM and TEM ...

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• (1989)
The factors controlling the monoclinic ($\beta$) to orthorhombic ($\gamma$) transformation of dicalcium silicate (Ca$\sb2$SiO$\sb4$) at about 490$\sp\circ$C have been studied. This transformation is of interest in portland ...

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• (1993)
The cementitious reaction has been used to successfully develop a calcium aluminate ceramic material that has a low dielectric constant, low dielectric loss, and high resistivity and maintains these properties at high ...

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• (1992)
Antiferroelectric(AFE)-ferroelectric(FE) phase transformations in the tin modified lead zirconate-lead titanate (Pb(Zr,Sn,Ti)O$\sb3,$ i.e., PZST) system were investigated. The field-induced transformation behavior was ...

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• (1993)
The main goal of this study was to deposit stabilized zirconia films on a porous graphite substrate by electrochemical vapor deposition using CO as the oxidizing agent. Five experimental variables, deposition temperature, ...

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• (1989)
A number of oxide thin films produced by rf sputtering have been found to show high resolution lithographic characteristics when exposed under high dose rate conditions in a scanning transmission electron microscope. Holes ...

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• (2012-05-22)
Mechanochemistry is the use of mechanical force to perform chemical reactions and has the potential to bring self-healing functionality to the molecular level. The mechanically induced reactions can become productive ...

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• (2010-05-19)
Photonic crystals can affect the behavior of visible light, and other electromagnetic waves, in ways that are not possible by other means. The propagation of photons can be completely forbidden or the the light can be ...

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• (2014-09-16)
Porous Silicon is a material that is made when an electric potential is applied to silicon using a hydrofluoric acid electrolyte. The structure of porous silicon is of interest for cell biological applications due to the ...

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• (2015-01-21)
Oxide semiconductors have been widely utilized because of their unique electronic properties and high stabilities in various environments for solar energy applications. Although oxide semiconductors have shown successful ...

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• (1991)
Lithium niobate powders and thin-layers were prepared by sol-gel processing. Lithium niobium ethoxide and lithium niobium methoxyethoxide bimetallic alkoxides were used for both gel and thin-layer formation. Advantages of ...

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• (1996)
We present comprehensive experimental results on the fashion in which the Ge(001) surface roughens as a function of film thickness, deposition temperature, and substrate miscut. The results allow us to write empirical ...

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• (1992)
A system was designed for fabricating uniform, hollow silica aerogel spheres of controlled size, thickness, and porosity that may be required for manufacture of cryogenic ICF (Inertial Confinement Fusion) Targets. The ...

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• (2015-01-16)
Since their commercialization by Sony two decades ago, Li-ion batteries have only experienced mild improvement in energy and power performance, which remains one of the main hurdles for their widespread implementation in ...

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• (2013-08-22)
Advance in nanotechnology has made a good understanding of high frequency phonon dominant, nanometer scale thermal transport a necessity. To study nanometer-scale thermal transport in three dimensions, three-dimensional ...

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• (2015-01-21)
Surface plasmon resonances (SPRs) are coherent oscillations of electron density occurring at the interface of a metal and a dielectric, which generate an evanescent electric field that decays exponentially within ~100-200 ...

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• (2011-01-14)
The self-assembly of colloidal particles into larger structures is of interest both scientifically and technologically. The range of possible structures that may be formed by isotropically-interacting spherical particles ...

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