# Browse Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering by Title

• (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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• (2012-09-18)
There is much interest in the development of technologies which can enhance the performance of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs), due to their promising efficiencies relative to the low cost of materials and manufacturing. ...

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• (1996)
The implantation damage behavior of GaAs/Al$\sb{0.6}$Ga$\sb{0.4}$As multilayer structures has been investigated by implanting samples with 1 MeV Kr$\sp+$, 1.5 MeV Kr$\sp+$, 1 MeV Ar$\sp+$, and 1.5 MeV Kr$\sp{++}$ at 77 K. ...

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• (2011-06-27)
The cost of energy used for lighting, heating, and cooling in commercial and residential buildings is increasing annually while wasteful losses and gains through inefficient windows can be avoidable with advanced technology. ...

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• (1994)
Application of compound semiconductors to electronic and optoelectronic devices offers numerous advantages over elementary semiconductors, such as the feasibility of high quality heterostructures prepared by modern crystal ...

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• (1994)
Kinetics and mechanisms of metastable (C49-TiSi$\sb2)$ and stable titanium disilicides (C54-TiSi$\sb2)$ have been investigated by thermally annealing Ti/polycrystalline Si bilayers using a combination of in situ sheet ...

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• (2013-08-22)
Relaxor-ferroelectric single crystals, such as (1-x)Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-xPbTiO3 (PMN-xPT), have the potential to transform technologies of medical imaging, actuation, and sensors, due to their extraordinary high piezoelectric ...

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• (1995)
The length of the jumps executed by atoms during diffusion is important for understanding atomic transport in crystal growth. Molecular dynamics simulations suggest that atomic jumps longer than a nearest-neighbor spacing ...

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• (1992)
This research investigated the effects of the ion beam assisted deposition process on the interdiffusion and reaction of Ti thin films deposited on Si (100). The analytical techniques employed for the characterization of ...

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• (2014-09-16)
Device quality CdS/CdTe heterostructures and completed solar cells (~12% efficient) have been studied using low-temperature photoluminescence (PL). The PL was studied as a function of temperature (82-295 K) and laser ...

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• (2009-09-25)
Materials and thin film processing development has been and remains key to continuing to make ever smaller, or miniaturized, microelectronic devices. In order to continue miniaturization, conformal, low-temperature deposition ...

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• (1996)
The use of energetic (average energy $\simeq$ 18 eV), rather than thermal, Si beams increased Si(001) epitaxial thicknesses t$\rm\sb{e}$ by up to an order of magnitude over the growth temperature range \$\rm T\sb{s}=80{-} ...

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