# Browse Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering by Title

• (1995)
The ordered intermetallic Ni$\sb3$Al was used in two series of experiments that were designed to elucidate both fundamental and practical aspects of radiation damage. The first is a Transmission Electron Microscopy ...

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• (1990)
Rapid solidification (RS) studies have been performed on various Ti-Cu (2-10 wt.%) alloys with and without 2.5 wt.% Er additions. Rapid solidification was effected by laser surface melting and/or centrifugal atomization. ...

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• (1995)
Solid state reactions between 1000A thick Nickel films and 4000A thick amorphous Si$\sb{\rm 1-x}$Ge$\sb{\rm x}$ films, deposited with the Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) technique, are examined with the novel use of two in-situ ...

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• (1994)
A new highly selective reactive ion etching process based on HBr plasma for the removal of InGaAs over InAlAs has been developed and the results are presented. The etch selectivity at a self-bias voltage of $-$100 V is ...

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• (1994)
A new, optically enhanced reflection infrared spectroscopy technique is presented to study thin film growth in real time. Here, real time means under actual processing conditions, with a short data acquisition time compared ...

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• (2014-01-16)
The rational design of effective and safe non-viral gene vectors is largely dependent on the understanding of the structure-property relationship. This thesis aims to report the design of a new series of cationic, α-helical ...

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• (1990)
Si(100) films were doped with 100, 200, 500, and 1000 eV $\sp{11}$B$\sp+$ and $\sp{75}$As$\sp+$ ions during growth by molecular-beam epitaxy (MBE) at temperatures of 800, 650, and 500 $\sp\circ$C. Photoluminescence (PL) ...

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• (1995)
This study combines rheology, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and cement hydration studies as well as theoretical modeling to gain fundamental understanding about the microstructure, its control of flow behavior, its ...

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• (2014-09-16)
Single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) have garnered substantial interest in the electronic materials research community due to their unparalleled intrinsic electrical properties. In particular, aligned arrays of SWNTs ...

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• (2015-01-21)
The goal of this dissertation is to identify, and understand the role of, growth inhibitors in the nucleation and growth of thin films by chemical vapor deposition (CVD). We focus on steady state processing methods using ...

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• (1995)
The effects on microstructure and microchemistry of ion irradiation during AlCu film growth on a-SiO$\sb2$ by two directional sputtering techniques--collimated magnetron sputter deposition (CMSD) and ionized magnetron ...

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• (2014-01-16)
Phase change materials, such as Ge2Sb2Te5 (GST), are used as the active recording media in current optical storage and upcoming solid state memories because of their remarkable properties. They can be rapidly and reversibly ...

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• (2014-05-30)
Perovskite ceramics are used in a plethora of applications, including electroceramics, superconductors, semiconductors, refractories, catalysts, magnetoresistors, proton conductors, and substrates for semiconductor ...

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• (2011-05-25)
Nanometer scale metals are of great interest due to their potential applications in the future of molecular/atomic scale devices. For example, nanometer scale metal contacts on semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes ...

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• (2011-01-14)
I have used low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy to investigate cluster diffusion phenomena in both the early stages of nucleation and growth and the late stages for a highly mismatched system, Cu on Ag(111). In ...

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• (2013-05-24)
Microvascular networks are pervasive in biological systems, assisting in the repair of tissue damage, regulation of temperature, and efficient distribution of nutrients. Emulating these functional attributes in engineering ...

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• (2013-05-24)
The stability of materials subjected to prolonged irradiation has been a topic of renewed interest in recent years due to the projected growth of nuclear power as an alternative energy source. The irradiating particles ...

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• (2011-08-25)
Fiber reinforced composite tanks provide a promising method of storage for liquid oxygen and hydrogen for aerospace applications. The inherent thermal fatigue of these vessels leads to the formation of microcracks, which ...

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• (2015-01-21)
Severe plastic deformation (SPD) techniques such as equal channel angular pressing (ECAP), high pressure torsion (HPT), high energy ball milling (BM), accumulative roll bonding (ARB), are well known to refine the microstructures ...

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• (2014-05-30)
Metals and alloys processed by severe plastic deformation (SPD) techniques are gaining widespread interest for applications where bulk nanostructured materials are desired. This dissertation research focuses on understanding ...

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