# Browse Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering by Title

• (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) ...

application/pdf

PDF (2MB)
• (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 ...

application/pdf

PDF (15MB)
• (1999)
CB in Si1-xGex(001) increases with precursor flux ratio and B is incorporated into active sites at concentrations to C*B (Ts) = 2.5 x 1020 and 4.6 x 1020 cm-3 for x = 0 and 0.18 at Ts = 600 and 500°C, respectively. ...

application/pdf

PDF (8MB)
• (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, ...

application/pdf

PDF (3MB)
• (2015-04-24)
This dissertation presents experimental studies of spin generation in metallic ferromagnets (FM) driven by ultrafast laser light using a pump-probe technique. The pump light gives a driving force for spin generation by ...

application/pdf

PDF (3MB)
• (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 ...

application/pdf

PDF (18MB)
• (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 ...

application/pdf

PDF (4MB)
• (2000)
A Controlled Environment Transmission Electron Microscope was used to investigate the failure of a boron-free polycrystalline Ni3Al alloy produced by cold rolling and recrystallizing a single crystal in hydrogen. The effect ...

application/pdf

PDF (9MB)
• (2011-05-25)
A theoretical multi-scale approach based on the cluster expansion (CE) has been developed to aid materials design and discovery for scientific and engineering applications. Using structural energies from first-principles ...

application/pdf

PDF (6MB)
• (2015-01-21)
This work describes the templating process and applications enabled by utilizing mesoporous colloids, colloidal crystals, and films. Silica colloidal crystals, having colloids of less than 300 nm, were fabricated and used ...

application/pdf

PDF (6MB)
• (2008)
Collectively, this dissertation has: (1) established biologically critical rationales for employing chitosan to treat pressure ulcers based on ulcer pathology and wound environments and (2) demonstrated the efficacy of ...

application/pdf

PDF (1MB)
• (2006)
Protein-gelatin interactions improved protein stability and lead to release through enzymatic degradation of the gelatin. Growth factors released either singly or in a dual system from gelatin successfully produced bone ...

application/pdf

PDF (5MB)
• (1994)
This research project examines the fundamental issues associated with UV/ozone induced oxidation of Si$\sb{\rm 1-x}$Ge$\sb{\rm x}$ alloys and thermal desorption of the oxide film. A low temperature technique has been ...

application/pdf

PDF (3MB)
• (1996)
Doping of impurities may affect the Curie temperature (T$\sb{\rm c})$ associated with the ferroelectric phase transition in terms of lattice harmonicity and anharmonicity including the creation of the defect energy. Its ...

application/pdf

PDF (7MB)
• (2000)
Thermal diffuse scattering measurements were performed at several temperatures. A [011] transverse optic soft mode was determined to exist. The temperature dependence of this phonon mode was carefully studied as the ...

application/pdf

PDF (6MB)
• (2014-09-16)
CdTe/CdS solar cells were produced with ZrN as a back contact by magnetron sputtering. ZrN films have been produced with crystalline quality and uniformity on CdTe. With good crystalline quality and uniformity on substrate ...

application/pdf

PDF (13MB)