# Browse Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering by Title

• (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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• (2010)
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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• (1999)
Computer simulations are presented which address four key topics in materials design. First, a genetic algorithm is described that is able to find the global free energy minimum conformation of tricosane. Results from the ...

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• (2015-06-19)
The pyroelectric and electrocaloric effect play an important role in many applications such as energy harvesting and solid-state cooling. This dissertation focuses on the characterization of the pyroelectric and electric ...

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• (2015-06-30)
The theme of this thesis concerns the fundamental questions in soft matter, in particular, the dynamics of vesicle membranes, interfacial polymers, colloidal particles. Optical imaging was applied three distinct systems ...

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• (2005)
Anionic DNA and cationic lipsomes can self-assemble into a multi-lamellar structure where two-dimensional (2-D) lipid sheets confine a periodic one-dimensional (1-D) lattice of parallel DNA chains, between which Cd2+ ions ...

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• (2001)
This work involved the study of biodegradable and biocompatible materials that have the potential to modify tissue engineering scaffolds through self assembly, generating multiple layers that deliver bioactivity. Diblock ...

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• (2001)
A new class of self assembling rodcoil molecules was recently synthesized and their solid state structure was rigorously characterized. These molecules have a triblock architecture with a rigid rod molecular compound coupled ...

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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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• (2015-04-21)
Thermal-mechanical failure of microelectronic devices often involves in the loss of conductivity of the metal traces and vias, which shortens the lifetime and requires replacement of the entire unit. High-capacity Si ...

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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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• (2008)
The phase stability of materials under irradiation has been a subject of renewed interest in recent years due to the increased demands that next generation nuclear power sources will place on the performance of materials. ...

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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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• (1992)
Ultrathin (10$\sp4$ Pa), probably due to interactions with flaws in the monolayers. Dramatic signs of wall slip were observed at large strains even at low pressures.

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• (1994)
The aim of this work was to design experiments that could probe the motion of the polymer chains at the molecular level, and thereby suggest the mechanism of polymer-polymer interdiffusion. In the first experiment, a thin ...

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• (2000)
Ge surface segregation occurs during Si1--xGex(011) GS-MBE. Ge surface coverages thetaGe increase with x, ranging from 0.27 to 0.74 ML for x = 0.04--0.20. At a given film composition, theta Ge decreases with decreasing Ts ...

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• (2003)
At higher growth temperature (725 and 750°C), superlattice structures consisting of alternating Si-rich and C-rich sublayers form spontaneously during the gas-source molecular beam epitaxial growth of Si1-y Cy layers ...

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