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Spectroscopic and Microscopic Investigations of Phthalocyanine Aggregates on Au(111)
Self-assembled organic π systems are of interest because of their potential applications in light harvesting and electron transfer. Phthalocyanines (Pc) demonstrate desirable photonic and electronic properties, thus making ...
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 (
Electron and Hole Trap Distribution and Transport in Titanium Dioxide Nanotubes
Titanium dioxide functions as an electron transport medium in dye sensitized solar cells. Nanotubular anatase titanium dioxide is expected to be a better photoanode because of the direct path of the electrons from injection ...
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 THE DYNAMICS OF THE MoO2-Mo2C SYSTEM FOR CATALYTIC PARTIAL OXIDATION REACTIONS
On a global scale, the energy demand is largely supplied by the combustion of non-renewable fossil fuels. However, their rapid depletion coupled with environmental and sustainability concerns are the main drivers to seek ...
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 ...
Persistant Photoconductivity of Strontium Titanate
Strontium titanate (SrTiO$_3$) is a transparent conducting oxide with a range of interesting properties, including a large, temperature-dependent dielectric constant and superconductivity at low temperatures. It has a wide ...
PROCESSING, WEAR, AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF POLYETHYLENE COMPOSITES PREPARED WITH PRISTINE AND ORGANOSILANE-TREATED CARBON NANOFIBERS
Polymers and nanocomposites have been increasingly used for tribological applications over the last few decades. In particular, ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) is a high performance polymer with excellent ...