# Browse Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering by Title

• (2017-04-21)
Grain boundaries often play a dominant role in determining material properties and processing, which originates from their distinct local structures, chemistry, and properties. Understanding and controlling grain boundary ...

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• (2016-12-02)
The effect of high levels of internal hydrogen on the microstructure evolving during stage II fatigue crack growth was investigated through a series of tensile and fatigue studies in metastable (304) and stable (316, 316L) ...

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• (2016-09-14)
The microstructural evolution during fatigue crack propagation was investigated in a variety of planar and wavy slip FCC metals. The planar materials included Haynes 230, Nitronic 40, and 316 stainless steel, and the wavy ...

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• (2017-04-13)
Synthetic polypeptides have received increasing attention during the past two decades. Compared to other synthetic polymers, polypeptides share the same peptide backbones with naturally-occurring proteins, which allows ...

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• (2010-05-14)
Flexible electronics based on inorganic devices has attracted increasing interest in versatile applications, from commercial systems, such as flat panel displays, to new possible systems, such as paperlike display, sensors, ...

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• (1995)
We have carried out a theoretical study of surface related phenomena for three bcc transition metals: tungsten (W), molybdenum (Mo) and vanadium (V), using a newly developed atomic potential, the fourth moment method. The ...

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• (2012-02-06)
The naïve mode coupling theory (NMCT) for ideal kinetic arrest and the nonlinear Langevin equation (NLE) theory of activated single-particle barrier hopping dynamics are generalized to describe coupled center-of-mass (CM) ...

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• (2006)
The theory is extended to polymer melts based on a coarse-grained model in which the melt is treated as a liquid of segments. The barrier is predicted to be a function of a single parameter that is chemical structure, ...

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• (1992)
Thermal and accelerated-ion doping, with In and Sb, during Si(001) molecular-beam epitaxy were investigated as a function of growth temperature T$\sb{\rm s}$ (500-1050$\sp\circ$C), dopant energy E$\sb{\rm d}$ (thermal-500 ...

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• (2009)
The results of these in situ transmission electron microscopy annealing and straining experiments provide clarification of some of the mechanisms operating during the microstructural evolution of nanograined face-centered ...

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• (2012-02-01)
This thesis presents experimental results on thermal conductivity measurements on both irradiated and unirradiated uranium oxides between 90 K and 658 K. The irradiation doses range from 5x10^13 argon ions/cm² to 2x10^16 ...

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• (2015-12-03)
In this work, the thermal expansion behavior in the Ln2TiO5 system was explored, and mechanisms behind such behavior were described. The components of the thermal expansion tensor were calculated from the refined d-spacings ...

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• (2007)
At T < 20°C, all nanoparticles studied in nearly pure water were found to migrate to the hot regions of the fluid; i.e., DT 50°C, the thermodiffusion coefficients were positive with a value consistent with the ...

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• (1994)
Research is reported for the relationships that exist between processing, composition and structure development, and properties, for sol-gel derived $\rm Pb(Zr\sb{0.53}Ti\sb{0.47})O\sb3$ (PZT) thin layers. Emphasis was ...

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• (2003)
The silicide study focuses on phase formation in Au-Si thin films. The unique finding is to determine the melting temperature of metastable phase using calorimetry, which is ∼60°C below the eutectic melting point ...

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• (2000)
The [021] oriented samples were also analyzed in order to observe ordinary dislocation motion without the presence of superdislocations. It was found that all ordinary dislocations observed were mostly 60°, mixed ...

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• (2013-08-22)
This thesis presents the experimental study of thermal transport across molecular interfaces. Molecular interfaces are fabricated by assembling Au nanocrystals with controllable surface chemistry onto oxide substrates such ...

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• (2006)
The aim of this research is to provide a better understanding of the physics of phonons involved in thermal transport on nanometer scale and to address the need for systematic information about the thermal properties of ...

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• (2013-02-03)
Perchlorate-selective ion-exchange fiber composites (IXFCs) based on an active resin-on-fiber architecture exhibit rapid exchange kinetics. Coatings consist of hydrophobic poly(vinylbenzyltrialkylammonium chloride) (PVBTC) ...

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• (2008)
The absorption of water in reverse osmosis membranes FT30 and LF10 is investigated by a combination of measurements of water mass uptake and biaxial stress as a function of relative humidity. Water solubility in polyamide ...

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