Dept. of Mechanical Science and Engineering
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(2015-08-28)In spite of significant advances in the detection, separation and counting of single biological molecules (DNA, proteins, aminoacids, etc.) with solid-state nanopores, atomically-resolved scanning and detection of these ...
Nanoindentation of copper covetics and the mechanical testing and microstructural imaging of additive manufactured Inconel 718 (2015-12-09)There have been large developments in metallic material systems over the past century. The mechanical properties of metals have been manipulated by varying the composition of alloys. In this thesis we characterize two ...
(2015-09-22)Photovoltaic (PV) solar industry uses low-cost material processing methods to produce silicon wafer-based solar cells. Thermal process can introduce crystal defects and residual stress in a PV wafer, which can impact the ...
The effect of surface roughness on thermal and acoustic phonon transport in nanowires and nanomembranes (2015-08-04)Phonons are the primary carriers of heat in dielectric solids. In the limit of long wavelength, phonons are essentially sound waves in the solid. The interaction of phonons with crystal surfaces is of fundamental interest ...
(2015-12-02)Explosive devices with precisely tailored pressure output and detonation shock front velocities are in demand for numerous applications, such as mining, demolition, and defense applications. Heterogeneous explosives, ...