# 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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• (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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• (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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• (1994)
The results presented here impact the CuInSe$\sb2$ solar cells community in three areas: (1) fundamental understanding of CuInSe$\sb2$ growth and properties, (2) development and optimization of a potentially scalable ...

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• (1991)
Using metallo-organic precursors formulated based on metal carboxylates, various oxide dielectric films (ZrO$\sb2$, Y$\sb2$O$\sb3$ yttria stabilized zirconium (YSZ)), perovskite based oxide films (BaTiO$\sb3$, SrTiO$\sb3$, ...

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• (2013-08-22)
The self-assembly of polymers into thin, crystalline lamellar sheets is of interest in the fundamental understanding of the properties of these materials. This research is a fundamental thermodynamic study of the self-assembly ...

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• (2010-08-31)
Self-assembled materials produced in the reaction between alkanethiol and Ag are characterized and compared. It is revealed that the size of the Ag substrate has a significant role in the self-assembly process and determines ...

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• (1991)
This thesis reports on the preparation and properties of thin layer ceramics in the Pb ((Zn$\sb{1/3}$Nb$\sb{2/3})\sb{\rm 1-x}$Ti$\sb{\rm x}$) O$\sb3$ (PZNT) and Pb ((Mg$\sb{1/3}$Nb$\sb{2/3})\sb{\rm 1-x}$Ti$\sb{\rm x}$) ...

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• (2008)
Structure assembly on surfaces is a field of intense research because of its potential for building devices and device arrays at the nanoscale. An important issue for such assembly is the interaction between the structure ...

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• (1992)
Three topics on the molecular basis of, and processing effects on, thermoset network behavior are investigated: (1) processing thick section prepreg epoxy materials, (2) characterization of the contributions to rubbery ...

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• (1965-02)
Sources of vacancies play an important role in phenomena such as sintering, the Kirkendall effect, high temperature creep, polygonization and many other diffusion controlled processes. In spite of their importance very ...

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• (2011-08-26)
Combining advanced fluorescence imaging, single particle tracking, and quantitative analysis in the framework of statistical mechanics, we studied several transport phenomena in complex fluids with nanometer and millisecond ...

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• (2012-05-22)
Electronic systems that integrate with biological systems must be able to accommodate the dynamic mechanical characteristics of the tissue. With the rise in the interest of diagnosing and treating brain diseases it is ...

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• (1989)
In order to understand the stress corrosion cracking behavior of metastable and stable austenitic stainless steels, constant elongation rate tests (CERT) and sub-critical crack growth (SCG) tests were used to measure the ...

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