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THE USE OF BIODEGRADABLE MULCH FOR TOMATO AND BROCCOLI PRODUCTION: CROP YIELD AND QUALITY, MULCH DETERIORATION, AND GROWERS' PERCEPTIONS
Biodegradable mulch may offer the benefits of polyethylene mulch for crop production with the added benefit of biodegradability. Four studies were carried out in Mount Vernon, WA to evaluate biodegradable mulch for tomato (
Understanding the Effects of Dopants on Calcium Phosphate Ceramics: Bone Cell Differentiation and Bone Growth in vitro and in vivo
The objective of this research is to further develop the understanding of trace elements in bone biology and, specifically, their potential osteogenic effects in calcium phosphate bone substitute ceramics. Trace elements ...
CHARACTERIZATION OF SECONDARY PHASES IN Cd0.9Zn0.1Te DETECTOR GRADE SEMICONDUCTOR BY IR TRANSMISSION MICROSCOPE AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AMPOULE ROTATION TECHNIQUE IN MODIFIED VERTICAL BRIDGMAN GROWTH TO MINIMIZE THE SECONDARY PHASES
Presence of secondary phases (precipitates/inclusions) in cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) crystals degrades the performance of the materials as radiation detectors. The infrared (IR) transmission microscope was used to quantify ...
Study of atmospheric pressure weakly ionized plasma as surface compatibilization technique for improved plastic composites loaded with cellulose based fillers
Atmospheric pressure plasmas have gained considerable interest from researchers recently for their unique prospective of engineering surfaces with plasma without the need of vacuum systems. They offer the advantage of low ...
Photomechanical actuator device based on Disperse Red 1 doped poly(methyl methacrylate) optical fiber
The photomechanical effect is the phenomenon involving any mechanical property change of a material induced by light exposure. Photomechanical devices can be built with superior performance over traditional devices and ...
Structural and Electronic Properties of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines Self Assembled on Conductive Surfaces
Phthalocyanine and porphyrin compounds are intensively studied for their important physical and electronic properties. These organic compounds possess semiconductor properties that make them great candidates for several ...
Fabrication and characterization of carbon nanotube turfs
Carbon nanotube turfs are vertically aligned, slightly tortuous and entangled functional nanomaterials that exhibit high thermal and electrical properties. CNT turfs exhibit unique combinations of thermal and electrical ...
MULTISCALE MODELLING AND SIMULATION OF DEFORMATION AND STRENGTH OF NANOSCALE METALLIC MULTILAYER SYSTEMS
The objective of this research is to investigate the deformation behaviors of two types of NMMs at lower length scales: 1) One dimensional Cu-Ni, Au-Ni nanowires with coherent interfaces and 2) Two dimensional Cu-Nb ...
LIQUID PHASE SINTERED COMPOSITE SOLDERS FOR NEXT GENERATION THERMAL INTERFACE APPLICATIONS
It is undeniable that electronics are becoming increasingly powerful and that there is continual effort towards miniaturization of these devices and thus increasing heat generation requires a new paradigm in thermal interface ...
ATOMISTIC SIMULATION STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF POINT DEFECTS ON THE INCEPTION OF PLASTIC DEFORMATION IN METALS
Atomistic simulations have been used to study the effect of various types of point defects on the mechanical response of FCC single crystals in nanoindentation and uniaxial tests. To study the effect of spatial distribution ...