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NANOSTRUCTURED ELECTROCATALYSTS FOR OXYGEN REDUCTION AND EVOLUTION REACTIONS
Highly active, low cost and durable electrocatalysts are desired for the development and commercialization of fuel cells and metal-air batteries. The efficiency of these devices is significantly limited by the activation ...
NANOSHEETS OF MgB2 AS A NEW CLASS OF 2D SEMICONDUCTOR
The discovery of two-dimensional semiconducting materials, a decade ago, spawned an entire sub-field within solid-state physics that is focused on the development of nanoelectronics. In this project, we conduct a theoretical ...
MULTISCALE MODELING AND SIMULATION OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF THE DUAL PHASE STEELS: PARAMETRIC STUDY AND MICROSTRUCTURE OPTIMIZATION
The goal of this thesis is to investigate the relationship between microstructure properties and mechanical properties of dual phase (DP) steels to design advanced materials for automotive applications. In this research, ...
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 ...
CHARACTERIZING DISSOLVED GASES IN CRYOGENIC LIQUID FUELS
Pressure-Density-Temperature-Composition (PρT-x) measurements of cryogenic fuel mixtures are a historical challenge due to the difficulties of maintaining cryogenic temperatures and precision isolation of a mixture sample. ...
CORRELATION BETWEEN IRRADIATION DAMAGE AND MICRO-MAGNETIC PROPERTIES FOR REACTOR STEELS
Magnetic domain structures are strongly influenced by material microstructures including crystal structures and defects. Correlations via microstructure between mechanical properties of steels and their magnetic properties ...
Electrical and Optoelectronic Properties of Two-Dimensional Materials
Electrical and optoelectronic properties of bulk semiconductor materials have been extensively explored in last century. However, when reduced to one-dimensional and two-dimensional, many semiconductors start to show unique ...
NETWORK ANALYSIS ALGORITHMS AND APPLICATIONS TO UNDERSTAND AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS AND THEIR INTERFACES
Computational simulations have been widely used in a variety of disciplines including physics, chemistry, materials science and biology. Intermolecular Network Theory (INT) provides a generalized multiscale analysis framework ...
PROTEIN-BASED NANOFABRICS FOR MULTIFUNCTIONAL AIR FILTERING
With the fast development of economics and population, air pollution is getting worse and becomes a great concern worldwide. The release of chemicals, particulates and biological materials into air can lead to various ...