# Browse Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering by Title

• (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{-} ... application/pdf PDF (6Mb) • (2012-02-01) This thesis describes and analyzes various kinds of engineering options for monocrystalline materials for photovoltaics. Monocrystalline semiconductor materials are known for its good electrical performance, but it is not ... application/pdf PDF (2Mb) • (1992) While Zn, Be, C, and Mg have been commonly used as p-type dopants in GaAs, Mn has not due to reports for which the data has demonstrated non-uniform diffusion, low surface concentration and the degradation of GaAs surface ... application/pdf PDF (5Mb) • (2010-05-14) Creating in vitro microenvironments for the study of important biological processes, examples of which include chemotaxis, haptotaxis, axonal guidance and angiogenesis, has been a relevant research focus for many years. ... application/pdf PDF (7Mb) • (2012-02-01) In recent years, flexible electronic systems have gained increasing attention from scientific communities because of their potential to create new classes of applications (e.g. information display, medical diagnostic, X-ray ... application/pdf PDF (12Mb) • (2015-01-21) Developments in materials and mechanics for flexible electronics create opportunities for building novel electronic devices that physically interface with the human body, its organs and various tissues. Among the wide ... application/pdf PDF (6Mb) • (2015-01-21) Various electronic devices have been realized in flexible and stretchable formats that can open up huge applications in biomedical industry. Other than electronic signals, photons can also interact with matters intensely ... application/pdf PDF (6Mb) • (2011-05-25) Transport in nanostructured materials is of great interest for scientists in various fields, including molecular sequestration, catalysis, artificial photosynthesis and energy storage. This thesis will present work on the ... application/pdf PDF (7Mb) • (2013-08-22) A remarkable feature of a silicon-based electronics is its capability to operate functionally and physically invariant for many practical purposes. Here, we introduce a technology that offers the opposite behavior: it ... application/pdf PDF (7Mb) • (2013-05-24) This dissertation focuses on experimental studies of thermal transport between solid and liquid, especially between Pt(or CFx)-coated Si and water droplet, using an ultrafast pump-probe method, time-domain thermoreflectance ... application/pdf PDF (7Mb) • (2013-05-24) Traditionally, chemical reactions are driven by thermal, chemical, or electrical potential. By linking force-sensitive chemical species (mechanophores) into polymer backbones, mechanical force can drive chemical reactions. ... application/pdf PDF (7Mb) • (1995) Micromechanisms of fracture and fatigue crack growth were examined in an$\rm Al\sb2O\sb3/Al$-Cu composite and its matrix alloy, with particular emphases on effects of matrix and interfacial microstructure. The matrix and ... application/pdf PDF (6Mb) • (1993) Single-crystal Si films have been grown on Si(001)2x1 substrates by UV-photostimulated atomic-layer epitaxy (ALE) from Si$\sb2$H$\sb6.\$ The ALE deposition rate R per growth cycle remains constant at 0.43 monolayers (ML), ...

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• (1995)
Metalorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) is a versatile growth technique commonly used to grow III-V compound semiconductor materials. A review of many seminal studies investigating the growth mechanisms of GaAs ...

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• (2011-08-26)
Microcapsule-based self-healing systems enable repair of crack damage in polymers and polymer matrix composites. Existing self-healing chemistries are limited by relatively weak chemical bonding between the matrix and the ...

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