# 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) ...

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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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• (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 ...

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• (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 ...

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• (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 ...

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• (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 ...

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• (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 ...

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