# Browse Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering by Title

• (1996)
The surface morphology of Ge(001) during etching by low energy ions is characterized using scanning tunneling microscopy. The surfaces are bombarded by 240 eV xenon ions at various temperatures and exposure times. A well ...

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• (2013-02-03)
In this thesis, we studied two soft condensed matter systems. The first part of the thesis studied the glassy viscoelasticity of dense suspensions of soft colloids and the second part of the thesis studied the structure ...

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• (1996)
Many reports exist in the literature which indicate that BaTiO$\sb3,$ when prepared as a powder with small particle size $({<}1\mu$m) or as a polycrystalline ceramic with small grain size, displays dramatic deviations in ...

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• (1989)
A study has been conducted to investigate and compare the growth, strain, defects, electrical and optical properties of GaAs layers grown simultaneously on silicon-on-sapphire (SOS) and Si substrates using a two-step ...

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• (1995)
We deposited amorphous hydrogenated silicon-carbon (a-Si$\rm\sb{1-x}C\sb{x}$:H) alloy films by dc reactive magnetron sputtering (RMS) of a silicon target in a plasma of (Ar + H$\rm\sb2$ + CH$\sb4).$ Films with optical ...

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• (2014-05-30)
The main objectives of this dissertation are: (1) developing a method to study the in situ growth dynamics of the interfacial polymerization of polyamide for thin-film composite reverse osmosis membranes using diffuse ...

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• (1994)
The growth rate R of Si(001), Ge(001), and $\rm Si\sb{1-x}Ge\sb{x}(001)$ films deposited on Si(001)2 $\times$ 1 substrates from $\rm Si\sb2H\sb6$ and $\rm Ge\sb2H\sb6$ by gas-source molecular-beam epitaxy (GS-MBE) were ...

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• (2011-01-14)
The B1-NaCl structure group IVB transition metal (TM) nitrides are well known to have a remarkable range of unique physical properties and thus find their place in a variety of applications including hard wear-resistant ...

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• (1989)
Incorporation of hydrogen transforms pure amorphous silicon into a high quality electronic material through the passivation of unterminated silicon bonds in the amorphous silicon network. To date, most high quality ...

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• (2014-05-30)
Complex perovskite oxides have been studied extensively over the past few decades due to their wide range of functional properties and relative ease of epitaxial synthesis. These two factors have allowed such oxide systems ...

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• (2013-08-22)
The demand for pathways to fabricate and methodologies to understand 3D structures with advanced functionalities has increased significantly over the last years. Materials exhibiting three-dimensional structure with ...

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• (2010-08-20)
I have combined scanning tunneling microscopy with density functional calculations and Monte Carlo simulations to investigate halogen-induced modifications of Si surfaces, including etching, roughening and step transformations. ...

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• (2008)
Si(100) is one of the most thoroughly studied surfaces because of the ease it provides to investigate fundamental surface processes. In my graduate research, I have studied atomic level processes involved during interaction ...

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• (2011-01-14)
This dissertation presents experimental studies of heat transport by phonons in crystalline materials and nanostructures, and across solid-solid interfaces. Particularly, this dissertation emphasizes advancing understanding ...

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• (1990)
Though it has long been appreciated that materials differ in their response to heavy-ion irradiation, the reasons for this are not yet fully understood. To more fully characterize the effects of material, alloying element, ...

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• (1995)
Fatigue and creep deformation behavior of a commercial grade of alumina with 6 wt % of grain boundary viscous phase was investigated. Two failure mechanisms were observed at 1000 C under static loading. At high stresses, ...

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• (2011-08-25)
The transformations of HfO2 are often described as analogous with the transformations in ZrO2 because of the similar crystal structures; however the phase transformations in HfO2 occur at higher temperatures. Even though ...

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• (2009)
Non-contact solution printing methods such as thermal or piezoelectric inkjet are attractive due to their compatibility with various materials and substrates. Interests in their applications in electronics and biotechnology, ...

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• (2014-05-30)
This thesis presents an investigation of the high-temperature structural behaviour of two types of rare-earth tungsten oxide compounds. Included are first-time descriptions of phase transformation and thermal expansion ...

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• (2012-06-27)
This thesis is mainly about the research on highly sensitive strain gauges based entirely on elastomers and partially about the molding process which is used to fabricate the strain gauge and pattern poly-dimethylsiloxane ...

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