# Browse Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering by Title

• (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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• (2013-05-28)
Geopolymers were synthesized with alkoxysilane and other organo-silane supplements to improve adhesion to organic polymers and to modify porosity. Uncured geopolymer slurry was found to be miscible with various alkoxysilanes, ...

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• (2012-09-18)
The goal of my Ph. D. research is to develop a precisely size-controlled drug conjugated silica nanoparticles as a new type of drug delivery system for improved cancer therapy. By using such monodisperse, drug-containing ...

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• (1991)
The aim of this research program was to understand the effect of thermal cycling on metal/insulator (sapphire and polyimide, PI) thin film laminates through studies of microstructure and microchemistry. Systems studied ...

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• (1991)
Composites of silicon carbide with up to 30 vol% dysprosia (Dy$\sb2$O$\sb3$) were fabricated by hot pressing and hot isostatic pressing. Dy$\sb2$O$\sb3$, one of the lanthanide sesquioxides (or rare-earth oxides), undergoes ...

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• (2012-09-18)
Flexible electronics can offer various advantages such as intimate, conformal contacts to curvilinear surfaces and a high level of tolerance to an external strain over the conventional devices integrated on rigid platforms. ...

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• (1996)
AlB$\sb2$ flakes in an aluminum matrix offer the potential for greatly increased composite mechanical and wear properties because of their high aspect ratio, very high mechanical properties and good wetting to the aluminum ...

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• (1995)
While carbon/carbon composites (C/C) have found broad use in commercial aircraft brakes, their further application is limited by high fabrication costs, susceptibility to oxidation, and high electrical conductivity. Boron ...

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• (1990)
The processing and phase stability of Ba$\sb2$YCu$\sb3$O$\sb{\rm 7-x}$ High T$\sb{\rm c}$ thin films are seen to be critical aspects of the successful fabrication of this material. Metal neodecanoates of barium, yttrium, ...

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