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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 (
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 ...
DYNAMIC DAMAGE EVOLUTION IN ALUMINUM AS A MODEL SYSTEM FOR UNDERSTANDING FCC MATERIALS IN EXTREME CONDITIONS
Materials play a key role in many emerging technologies. Future technologies in the energy and defense sectors will place huge demands on material performance with respect to stress, strain, temperature, and pressure. These ...
INVESTIGATING THE USE OF PHENOLIC RICH FRACTION OF PYROLYSIS BIO-OILS AS AN ADHESIVE SYSTEM
Fast pyrolysis allows converting of up to 75 % of biomass into a crude bio-oil, which can be separated into a phenolic rich fraction (PRF) via ethyl acetate extraction while a sugar rich fraction preferentially concentrates ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...