# Browse Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering by Title

• (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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• (1990)
Deformation experiments were performed to determine the effects of hydrogen and carbon on the activation parameters for dislocation slip in macroscopic nickel tensile specimens. The results show that hydrogen increases the ...

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• (1994)
Transient creep of hydrogenated 310S and AL 29-4-2 stainless steels at ambient temperatures was studied to determine the effects of hydrogen on plastic deformation. Thin specimens were slowly cathodically charged to uniform ...

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• (1995)
We study the adsorption of macromolecules from solution onto single solid surfaces, focusing on the evolution of compositional heterogeneity of the layer. The origin and development of adsorption states within the physisorbed ...

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• (2012-06-27)
Lithium-ion batteries are commonly used as energy storage devices in a variety of applications. The cathode architectures and materials have a large influence on the performance of lithium-ion batteries, namely power and ...

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• (1996)
This work reports a systematic series of in situ spectroscopic ellipsometry (SE) studies on silicon film growth by reactive magnetron sputtering of a Si target in (Ar + H$\sb2$) at low temperatures ($\le$600$\sp\circ$C). ...

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• (1990)
Single-pitted specimens of HF-80, a HSLA steel, were tested in laboratory air and in 1 M NaCl solution to study the influence of a corrosive environment on its fatigue life.

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• (2015-01-21)
Epidermal electronic devices offer enormous potential as sensors and actuators for biomedical research and clinical application. One such area, cutaneous wound healing management, currently utilizes subjective analyses of ...

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• (2011-05-25)
Aligned arrays of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) are an attractive format for macroelectronics and RF analog electronics with exceptional electrical, mechanical and optical properties. Unlike isolated SWNT, the ...

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• (2010-08-20)
Interfacial science is a fascinating field in materials science. From grain boundaries in bulk materials to interfaces in thin films, the properties of interfaces can lead to novel functionality in materials. The effect ...

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• (2011-01-21)
Interference lithography can create large-area, defect-free nanostructures with unique optical properties. In this thesis, interference lithography will be utilized to create photonic crystals for functional devices or ...

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• (1989)
Three types of stainless steel--austenitic, ferritic and duplex--were cathodically precharged with hydrogen at high temperature in a molten salt electrolyte. Constant strain rate tests and sustained load tests were performed ...

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