# Browse Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering by Title

• (2013-02-03)
Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) and its alloys are the leading choice for thin film photovoltaic absorber layers due to their high performance in devices, low degradation, high optical absorption coefficient and high tolerance to ...

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• (1996)
The applications of hydrogenated amorphous silicon in photovoltaic devices have been hindered due to two key problems: the light-induced metastable defect creation and poor doping. To improve these properties, I have chosen ...

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• (1993)
Volume holography plays an important role in modern optical technology. This research explores organic materials for holographic applications in optical systems. A novel medium composed of azo dye molecules (methyl red ...

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• (1992)
The main objective of this research has been to establish the potential of nonlinear optics (NLO) to study relationships between chemical structure and properties of organic materials. Using properly constructed molecules ...

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• (1989)
New implant materials are necessary in medicine for use in bone fracture repair devices, skeletal replacements, dental restoratives, or bony augmentation surgeries. The materials used in each of these applications require ...

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• (2014-09-16)
When subjected to low electric field, domain walls play an important role in determining the response of ferroelectrics to applied stimuli. While contributions to ferroelectric properties from the intrinsic response of the ...

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• (1991)
Controversy regarding the mechanism(s) responsible for the retention of alumina scales formed on NiAlCr alloys containing reactive elements remains. Laser cladding is the process where a mechanical mixture of powders is ...

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• (2013-08-22)
Titanium alloys, due to their high tensile strength, low density, and excellent corrosion resistance, have great potential in aerospace and medical implant applications. However, Ti alloy properties are very sensitive to ...

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• (2015-01-21)
Printed electronics constitute a class of electronic devices that are made by printing or etching conductive materials on a substrate. Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are typically made on rigid fiberglass sheets, however ...

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• (2010-05-20)
Dipole moments are ubiquitous in nature. Studying dipole moments is the first step toward understanding phase behavior of various colloids with strong dipole moments. Since the Dipolar Hard Sphere fluid (DHS) is the ...

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• (1994)
Pure SiC. Transparent, translucent and opaque regions of high purity bulk SiC grown by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) were characterized for physical properties as well as for microstructure and chemical purity to correlate ...

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• (2013-05-24)
Among synthetic cationic polymers, poly(beta-amino ester) (PBAE) is one of ideal candidates for non-viral gene therapy due to its desired gene delivery efficiency, biocompatibility, and biodegradability. In order to further ...

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• (1990)
Photoluminescence (PL) studies of defect-related processes in high-purity GaAs and related III-V compounds, are reported. A new effect of light-induced reactivation (LIR) or acceptors in p-type hydrogenated GaAs has been ...

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• (2012-05-22)
Increasing global energy consumption together with environmental concerns has led to much interest in alternative, cleaner sources of energy such as solar photovoltaic. Researchers in the solar cell community have been ...

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• (1995)
Spectroscopic diagnostics based on the plasma optical emission spectroscopy has been employed in this investigation to infer composition, thickness, and temperature of the clad during laser cladding of Nb-Al-Hf alloys on ...

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• (1993)
Sputter deposition of chromium (Cr), plasma polymerization of hexafluoroethane (C$\sb2$F$\sb6$), and plasma-assisted deposition of chromium/carbon/fluorine (Cr/C/F) thin films onto glass, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), ...

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• (1989)
The thermal stability of a dispersion of rare-earth oxide particles in Ti and Ti$\sb3$Al matrices has been considered analytically and determined experimentally. The solubility product for the formation of erbia ...

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• (2015-01-21)
The arc of the thesis is direct measurement of polymer chain properties with potent fluorescence methods imported from other interdisciplinary sciences and applied successfully to polymer physics problems for the first ...

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• (2014-09-16)
Single-molecule optical imaging is performed of entangled chain dynamics in crowded environments, for cases of both Brownian diffusion and driven transport. The molecules of lambda-DNA are tracked while entangled in ...

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• (2011-08-25)
This thesis involves descriptions of solid surface modifications with various polymeric materials which were used as a guiding agent for motion of chemical and biological species. Quasi-two dimensional poly(oligoethylene ...

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