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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2016

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Design for Low-Cost Gas Metal Arc Weld-Based Aluminum 3-D Printing, Amberlee S. Haselhuhn

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DYNAMIC ATOMISTIC STUDY OF TUNNEL FUNCTIONS IN NANOSTRUCTURED TRANSITIONAL METAL OXIDES, Yifei Yuan

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Experimental Investigations of Fused Filament Fabrication for Applications to Affordable Scientific Hardware, Bas Wijnen

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Formation of Copper Gasars at Subatmospheric Pressures, Helen J. Rau

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HIGHLY EFFICIENT TEMPERATURE-INDUCED VISIBLE LIGHT PHOTOCATALYTIC HYDROGEN PRODUCTION, Bing Han

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INCREASING SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION EFFICIENCY IN HYDROGENATED AMORPHOUS SILICON PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES WITH PLASMONIC PERFECT META – ABSORBERS, Jephias Gwamuri

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INVESTIGATION AND MODELING OF Al3(Sc, Zr) PRECIPITATION STRENGTHENING IN THE PRESENCE OF ENHANCED SUPERSATURATION AND WITHIN Al-Cu BINARY ALLOYS, Kyle Deane

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Mechanically Induced Structural Changes in Molybdenum Disulfide, Prasad Pramod Soman

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MODIFICATION OF ACTIVATED CARBON FOR SUPERCAPACITOR, Yan Xu

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NANOSPHERE LITHOGRAPHY AND ITS APPLICATION IN RAPID AND ECONOMIC FABRICATION OF PLASMONIC HYDROGENATED AMORPHOUS SILICON PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES, Chenlong Zhang

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Nd2Fe14B: (Nd1-x Dyx)2 Fe14B CORE-SHELL STRUCTURE FORMATION BY HOT PRESS LIQUID PHASE SINTERING, Li Chen

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THE EFFECT OF SOLIDIFICATION RATE AND SOLUTIONIZING QUENCH RATE ON THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND HARDENING RESPONSE OF ALUMINUM ALLOYS: A QUANTITATIVE COMPARISON, Rafael Gil-Figueroa

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Thermomechanical Processing of Aluminum Micro-alloyed with Sc, Zr, Ti, B, and C, Cameron McNamara

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2015

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BIOCORROSION RATE AND MECHANISM OF METALLIC MAGNESIUM IN MODEL ARTERIAL ENVIRONMENTS, Patrick Bowen

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COMPUTATIONAL STUDY OF MICROSTRUCTURE-PROPERTYMECHANISM RELATIONS IN FERROIC COMPOSITES, Fengde D. Ma

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Failure Analysis of Blistered Organic Coatings on Gray Iron Castings, Matthew Tianen

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Materials for Energy, Drug, and Information Storage, Peifu Cheng

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MICROWAVE ASSISTED COMMUNITION OF SULFIDE ORE, Matthew D. Andriese

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MODELING AND SIMULATION OF MICROSTRUCTURES, MECHANISMS, AND DIFFRACTION EFFECTS IN ENERGY MATERIALS: FERROELECTRICS AND LITHIUM ION BATTERY CATHODE MATERIALS, Jie Zhou

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STRUCTURES, PROPERTIES AND FUNCTIONALITIES OF MAGNETIC DOMAIN WALLS IN THIN FILMS, NANOWIRES AND ATOMIC CHAINS: MICROMAGNETIC AND AB INITIO STUDIES, Liwei D. Geng

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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DEVELOPMENT OF PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS FOR REPRAP STYLE 3-D PRINTERS IN ENGINEERING, Benjamin T. Wittbrodt

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DEVELOPMENT OF PRECIPITATION HARDENABLE AL-SC-ZR-HF QUATERNARY ALLOYS THROUGH THERMODYNAMIC MODELING, AND ROOM-TEMPERATURE AND ELEVATED TEMPERATURE HARDNESS, Matthew J. Wong

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MICROWAVE ABSORPTION PROPERTIES OF TIRES, Yuzhe Zhang

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Nano-engineering of composite material via reactive mechanical alloying/milling (RMA/M), Edward Andrew Laitila

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SOLUTE-DERIVED THERMAL STABILITY OF NANOCRYSTALLINE ALUMINUM AND PROCESSING FACTOR INFLUENCE ON THE FORMATION OF AL6MN QUASICRYSTALS IN MELT-SPINNING, Andrew H. Baker

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Dysprosium transport in Nd-Fe-B pellets, Parawee Pumwongpitak

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Faulted Structures in Li Ion Exchanged NaMO2 (M=Ni(0.25)Mn(0.75)), Aaron M. DeWahl

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Intergranular Corrosion and Stress Corrosion Cracking of Extruded AA6005A, David James Seguin

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NICKEL-COBALT SOLID SOLUTION AND ITS APPLICATIONS AS CATALYSTS FOR CARBON DIOXIDE REFORMING OF METHANE, Sanchai Kuboon

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PARAMETRIC STUDY OF REAXFF SIMULATION PARAMETERS FOR MOLECULAR DYNAMICS MODELING OF REACTIVE CARBON GASES, Benjamin David Jensen

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PROPERTIES AND STRUCTURES OF Li-N BASED HYDROGEN STORAGE MATERIALS, Junqing Zhang

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SYNTHESIS OF GRAPHENE AND ITS APPLICATIONS FOR DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS, Hui Wang

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The Processing of Aluminum Gasarites via Thermal Decomposition of Interstitial Hydrides, Joseph James Licavoli

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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DIFFUSE-INTERFACE FIELD APPROACH TO MODELING SELF-ASSEMBLY OF HETEROGENEOUS COLLOIDAL SYSTEMS AND RELATED DIPOLE-DIPOLE INTERACTION PHENOMENA, Tianle Cheng

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Effect of external electric field on hydrogen adsorption over activated carbon separated by dielectric materials, Zheng Zhang

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Heat transfer in microwave heating, Zhiwei Peng

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Microwave-assisted wet chemical (MAWC) synthesis of lithium iron phosphate, Shangzhao Shi

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Molecular modeling of EPON 862-DETDA polymer , Ananyo Bandyopadhyay

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Synthesis of novel solid materials from carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, Yan Huo

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THE USE OF LIFE-CYCLE ANALYSIS TO REDUCE THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF MATERIALS IN MANUFACTURING, Megan A. Kreiger

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Effects of silicon content and cooling rate on mechanical properties of heavy section ductile cast iron , Meghan Haycock

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High temperature, low cycle fatigue of a hybrid particulate/fiber aluminum metal-matrix composite , Justin Clark

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Optical hysteresis of ridge waveguide magnetic garnet films and cavities in two-dimensional magneto-photonic crystal slabs, Ding Chu

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Processing and mechanical properties of cast aluminum containing scandium, zirconium, and ytterbium , Nicholas D. Johnson

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Structure and properties of graphene nano disks (GND) with and without edge-dopants, Pubodee Ratana-arsanarom

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Synthesis, structure, and stability of metal-organic frameworks, Lei Zhang

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Technique to measure heats of reaction of Ti-B, Al-Ti-B, and Al-Ti-B4C powder blends, Andrew H. Baker

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Analysis of transport properties of mechanically alloyed [Pb1-xSnxTe], Rajalakshmi Krishna

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Investigation into the impact of grain boundaries, film interface, and crystallographic orientation on the ionic conductivity of thin film gadolinium-doped ceria, Matthew M. Swanson

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Investigation into the impact of grain boundaries, film interface, and crystallographic orientation on the ionic conductivity of thin film gadolinium-doped ceria, Matthew M. Swanson

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Measuring the elastic modulus of polymers using the atomic force microscope, Daniel Hoffman

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Processing and characterization of PbSnTe-based thermoelectric materials made by mechanical alloying, Aaron D. Lalonde

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Charge induced enhancement of adsorption for hydrogen storage materials, Xiang Sun

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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High cycle fatigue of AA6082 and AA6063 aluminum extrusions , Nicholas E. Nanninga

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Shear band evolution in Zr/Hf-based bulk metallic glasses under static and dynamic indentations, Hongwen Zhang

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Effect of microstructure and alloying elements on the resistance of fastener grade steels to hydrogen assisted cracking , Nicholas E. Nanninga

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RF-sputter fabrication of magnetic garnet thin films and simulation modeling for 1-D magnetic photonic crystal waveguide devices, Haichun Yang