Browse Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering by Title

• (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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• (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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• (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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• (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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• (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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• (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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• (2013-02-03)
Materials exhibiting multi–dimensional structure with characteristic feature sizes ranging from the nanometer scale to the micrometer scale have extraordinary potential for emerging applications that cannot be achieved ...

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• (2010-05-14)
This dissertation describes the optical techniques for fabricating three-dimensional (3D) nanostructures with diverse structural layouts. The approach, which we refer to as proximity field nanopatterning (PnP), uses ...

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• (2011-01-21)
Photonic crystals are a class of synthetic materials which can control the absorption, emission and propagation of light to an unprecedented degree. In order to fully utilize their properties defect must be added to photonic ...

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• (2011-08-25)
Dislocation-particle interactions in three alloys systems, Al-Cu, Al-Mg-Sc, and Cu-Co have been investigated using in situ straining experiments inside the transmission electron microscope, post mortem analysis, and electron ...

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• (1990)
$\beta$-NiAl alloys represent potential structural materials for use at elevated temperatures because of their high melting point, low density, and resistance to oxidation and high temperature deformation. Also, nickel-rich ...

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• (1992)
The transformation kinetics of the early-stage of phase separation in an supersaturated Al-12 at.% Li alloy has been studied by means of time-resolved synchrotron radiation techniques. The simultaneous measurement of both ...

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• (1992)
The crystalline-to-amorphous transition induced by ion implantation was investigated in GaAs and GaP using transmission electron microscopy. The experiments included those performed in situ using the HVEM-Tandem Accelerator ...

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• (2010-05-19)
This dissertation presents an alternative route to achieve ultralow thermal conductivity in a dense solid. Thin films of disordered layered crystalline materials were deposited using Modulated Elemental Reactants (MER) ...

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• (2013-02-03)
By directly converting sun light to electricity, photovoltaic technology is of great importance as part of a sustainable energy solution. Currently the challenge for utility scale photovoltaic power generation is the cost ...

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• (2014-01-16)
The miniaturization of devices places stringent demands on materials processing techniques. As device dimensions decrease, the aspect ratios (AR) of features tend to increase. Uniform coating of these features is required, ...

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• (2012-06-27)
There is no doubt about the fact that the development of improved energy conversion and storage devices is the biggest issue in the 21st century. A variety of mobile electronics are on the market more than ever, and ...

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• (2010-05-14)
“Unconventional structured semiconductors” have novel structures that provide improved optical and electrical properties compared with the conventional crystalline semiconductors. Two kinds of semiconductors are discussed ...

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