Explore a selection of works produced by faculty in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Michigan Technological University.

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Submissions from 2017

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Open-source automated mapping four-point probe, Handy Chandra, Spencer W. Allen, Shane W. Oberloier, Nupur Bihari, Jephias Gwamuri, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Feeding everyone if the sun is obscured and industry is disabled, David C. Denkenberger, D. Dorothea Cole, Mohamed Abdelkhaliq, Michael Griswold, Allen B. Hundley, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Hypoeutectic aluminum–silicon alloy development for GMAW-based 3-D printing using wedge castings, Amberlee S. Haselhuhn, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Thermal properties of 3-D printed polylactic acid-metal composites, John Laureto, Julie Tomasi, Julia A. King, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Emerging business models for open source hardware, Joshua M. Pearce

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Micro-Raman scattering of nanoscale silicon in amorphous and porous silicon, Sangeetha Periasamy, Sasirekha Venkidusamy, Ragavendran Venkatesan, Jeyanthinath Mayandi, Joshua M. Pearce, Josefine Helene Selj, and Ramakrishnan Veerabahu

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Emergence of home manufacturing in the developed world: return on investment for open-source 3-D printers., Emily E. Petersen and Joshua M. Pearce

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Tensile strength of commercial polymer materials for fused filament fabrication 3-D printing, Nagendra Gautam Tanikella, Ben T. Wittbrodt, and Joshua M. Pearce

Submissions from 2016

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Structural and optical characterization and efficacy of hydrothermal synthesized Cu and Ag doped zinc oxide nanoplate bactericides, C. Abinaya, M. Marikkannan, M. Manikandan, J. Mayandi, P. Suresh, V. Shanmugaiah, Craig Ekstrum, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Experimental characterization of heat transfer in an additively manufactured polymer heat exchanger, Martinus A. Arie, Amir H. Shooshtari, Ratnesh Tiwari, Serguei V. Dessiatoun, Michael M. Ohadi, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Solute-derived thermal stabilization of nano-sized grains in melt-spun aluminum, Andrew H. Baker, Paul G. Sanders, E. A. Lass, Deepak Kapoor, and S. L. Kampe

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Cost-effectiveness of interventions for alternate food to address agricultural catastrophes globally, David C. Denkenberger and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open source laboratory sample rotator mixer and shaker, Karankumar C. Dhankani and Joshua M. Pearce

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Influence of oxygen concentration on the performance of ultra-thin RF magnetron sputter deposited indium tin oxide films as a top electrode for photovoltaic devices, Jephias Gwamuri, Murugesan Marikkannan, J. Mayandi, Patrick Bowen, and Joshua M. Pearce

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A new method of preparing highly conductive ultra-thin indium tin oxide for plasmonic-enhanced thin film solar photovoltaic devices, Jephias Gwamuri, Ankit Vora, Jeyanthinath Mayandi, Durdo O. Guney, Paul L. Bergstrom, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Structure-property relationships of common aluminum weld alloys utilized as feedstock for GMAW-based 3-D metal printing, Amberlee S. Haselhuhn, Michael W. Buhr, Bas Wijnen, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Emerging economic viability of grid defection in a northern climate using solar hybrid systems, Abhilash Kantamneni, Richelle Winkler, Lucia Gauchia, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Global value chains from a 3D printing perspective, Andre Laplume, Brent Peterson, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open source laser polymer welding system: design and characterization of linear low-density polyethylene multilayer welds, John Laureto, Serguei V. Dessiatoun, Michael M. Ohadi, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Nuclear insurance subsidies cost from post-Fukushima accounting based on media sources, John Laureto and Joshua M. Pearce

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Retraining investment for U.S. transition from coal to solar photovoltaic employment, Edward P. Louie and Joshua M. Pearce

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A review of technical requirements for plug-and-play solar photovoltaic microinverter systems in the United States, Aishwarya Shrikant Mundada, Yuenyong Nilsiam, and Joshua M. Pearce

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U.S. market for solar photovoltaic plug-and-play systems, Aishwarya Shrikant Mundada, Emily Prehoda, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Levelized cost of electricity for solar photovoltaic, battery and cogen hybrid systems, Aishwarya Shrikant Mundada, Kunal K. Shah, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open source database and website to provide free and open access to inactive U.S. patents in the public domain, Yuenyong Nilsiam and Joshua M. Pearce

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Are you overpaying your academic executive team? A method for detecting unmerited academic executive compensation, Joshua M. Pearce

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Photovoltaic materials and electronic devices, Joshua M. Pearce

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Undermined by overhead accounting, Joshua M. Pearce

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Open-source wax RepRap 3-D printer for rapid prototyping paper-based microfluidics, Joshua M. Pearce, Gerald C. Anzalone, and C. L. Heldt

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The influence of low temperature clustering on strengthening precipitation in ams alloy, Alex Poznak and Paul G. Sanders

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Viability of distributed manufacturing of bicycle components with 3-D printing: CEN standardized polylactic acid pedal testing, Nagendra Gautam Tanikella, Benjamin L. Savonen, John K. Gershenson, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Free and open-source control software for 3-D motion and processing, Bas Wijnen, G. C. Anzalone, Amberlee S. Haselhuhn, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Free and open-source automated 3-D microscope, Bas Wijnen, Emily E. Petersen, Emily J. Hunt, and Joshua M. Pearce

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3-D printing solar photovoltaic racking in developing world, Ben T. Wittbrodt and Joshua M. Pearce

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Plasmonic enhancement of amorphous silicon solar photovoltaic cells with hexagonal silver arrays made with nanosphere lithography, C Zhang, Durdo O. Guney, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open-source 3-D platform for low-cost scientific instrument ecosystem, C. Zhang, Bas Wijnen, and Joshua M. Pearce

Submissions from 2015

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A Virtual Educational Exchange: A North–South Virtually Shared Class on Sustainable Development, Augusta Abrahamse, Mathew Johnson, Nanette Levinson, Larry Medsker, Joshua M. Pearce, Carla Quiroga, and Ruth Scipione

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Controlling optical absorption in metamaterial absorbers for plasmonic solar cells, Wyatt Adams, Ankit Vora, Jephias Gwamuri, Joshua M. Pearce, and Durdo O. Guney

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Photovoltaic system performance enhancement with nontracking planar concentrators: Experimental results and bidirectional reflectance function (BDRF)-based modeling, Rob W. Andrews, Andrew Pollard, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Multi-material additive and subtractive prosumer digital fabrication with a free and open-source convertible delta RepRap 3-D printer, Gerald C. Anzalone, Bas Wijnen, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Resilience to global food supply catastrophes, Seth D. Baum, David C. Denkenberger, Joshua M. Pearce, Alan Robock, and Richelle Winkler

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Educational pathways to remote employment in isolated communities, David C. Denkenberger, Julia Way, and Joshua M. Pearce

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The potential of agrivoltaic systems, Harshavardhan Dinesh and Joshua M. Pearce

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Solar photovoltaic powered on-site ammonia production for nitrogen fertilization, Z. Du, David C. Denkenberger, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Limitations of Ultra-thin Transparent Conducting Oxides for Integration into Plasmonic-enhanced Thin-film Solar Photovoltaic Devices, Jephias Gwamuri, Ankit Vora, Rajendra R. Khanal, Adam B. Phillips, Michael J. Heben, Durdo O. Guney, Paul Bergstrom, Anand Kulkarni, and Joshua M. Pearce

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In Situ Formation of Substrate Release Mechanisms for Gas Metal Arc Weld Metal 3-D Printing, Amberlee S. Haselhuhn, Bas Wijnen, Gerald C. Anzalone, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Impact of snow and ground interference on photovoltaic electric system performance, Negin Heidari, Jephias Gwamuri, Tim Townsend, and Joshua M. Pearce

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A review of greenhouse gas emission liabilities as the value of renewable energy for mitigating lawsuits for climate change related damages, Negin Heidari and Joshua M. Pearce

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Polymer Recycling Codes for Distributed Manufacturing with 3-D Printers, Emily J. Hunt, Chenlong Zhang, Nicholas C. Anzalone, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Evaluation of RepRap 3D printer workshops in K-12 STEM, J. L. Irwin, Douglas Oppliger, Joshua M. Pearce, and Gerald C. Anzalone

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High strength low alloy (HSLA) aluminum, Nicholas D. Johnson and Paul G. Sanders

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Open-source, self-replicating 3-D printer factory for small-business manufacturing, Andre Laplume, Gerald C. Anzalone, and Joshua M. Pearce

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High ramp rate thermogravimetric analysis of zirconium(II) hydride and titanium(II) hydride, Joseph J. Licavoli and Paul G. Sanders

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Effect of Ambient Combinations of Argon, Oxygen, and Hydrogen on the Properties of DC Magnetron Sputtered Indium Tin Oxide Films, M. Marikkannan, M. Subramanian, J. Mayandi, M. Tanemura, V. Vishnukanthan, and Joshua M. Pearce

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A Novel Synthesis of Tin Oxide Thin Films by the Sol-gel Process for Optoelectronic Applications, M. Marikkannan, V. Vishnukanthan, A. Vijayshankar, J. Mayandi, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Integrated voltage—current monitoring and control of gas metal arc weld magnetic ball-jointed open source 3-D printer, Yuenyong Nilsiam, Amberlee S. Haselhuhn, Bas Wijnen, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Technical viability of mobile solar photovoltaic systems for indigenous nomadic communities in northern latitudes, Svetlana V. Obydenkova and Joshua M. Pearce

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A novel approach to obviousness: An algorithm for identifying prior art concerning 3-D printing materials, Joshua M. Pearce

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Applications of Open Source 3-D Printing on Small Farms, Joshua M. Pearce

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Commentary: Open-source Hardware for Research and Education, Joshua M. Pearce

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Maximizing Return on Investment for Public Health with Open-source Medical Hardware, Joshua M. Pearce

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Quantifying the Value of Open Source Hardware Development, Joshua M. Pearce

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Return on investment for open source scientific hardware development, Joshua M. Pearce

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Low-cost open-source voltage and current monitor for gas metal arc weld 3D printing, Anthony Pinar, Bas Wijnen, Gerald C. Anzalone, Timothy C. Havens, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Peanut shaped ZnO microstructures: controlled synthesis and nucleation growth toward low-cost dye sensitized solar cells, M. Prabhu, J. Mayandi, R. N. Mariammal, V. Vishnukanthan, Joshua M. Pearce, N. Soundararajan, and K. Ramachandran

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Optimization of Annealing Cycles for Electric Output in Outdoor Conditions for Amorphous Silicon Photovoltaic - Thermal Systems, Joseph Rozario and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open-Source 3-D Printing Technologies for Education: Bringing Additive Manufacturing to the Classroom, Chelsea Schelly, Gerald C. Anzalone, Bas Wijnen, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Performance of U.S. hybrid distributed energy systems: Solar photovoltaic, battery and combined heat and power, Kunal K. Shah, Aishwarya Shrikant Mundada, and Joshua M. Pearce

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The effects of PLA color on material properties of 3-D printed components, Ben T. Wittbrodt and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open-source photometric system for enzymatic nitrate quantification, Ben T. Wittbrodt, D. A. Squires, J. Walbeck, E. Campbell, W. H. Campbell, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Total U.S. Cost Evaluation of Low-Weight Tension-Based Photovoltaic Flat-Roof Mounted Racking, B. T. Wittbrodt and Joshua M. Pearce

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Design of an eta-phase precipitation-hardenable nickel-based alloy with the potential for improved creep strength above 1023 K (750 °C), Matthew J. Wong, Paul G. Sanders, John P. Shingledecker, and Calvin L. White

Submissions from 2014

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Securitization of Residential Solar Photovoltaic Assets: Costs, Risks and Uncertainty, Theresa Alafita and Joshua M. Pearce

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Effects of Spectral Albedo on Solar Photovoltaic Devices, M. P. Brennan, A. L. Abrahamse, Rob W. Andrews, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Evaluation of Potential Fair Trade Standards for an Ethical 3-D Printing Filament, Savanna R. Feeley, Bas Wijnen, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Reversing the Trend of Large Scale and Centralization in Manufacturing: The Case of Distributed Manufacturing of Customizable 3-D-Printable Self-Adjustable Glasses, Jephias Gwamuri, Ben T. Wittbrodt, Nick C. Anzalone, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Substrate release mechanisms for gas metal arc weld 3D aluminum metal printing, Amberlee S. Haselhuhn, Eli J. Gooding, Alexandra G. Glover, Gerald C. Anzalone, Bas Wijnen, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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The diffusion coefficient of scandium in dilute aluminum-scandium alloys, Marcel A. Kerkove, Thomas D. Wood, Paul G. Sanders, Stephen L. Kampe, and Douglas Swenson

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Mobile Open-Source Solar-Powered 3-D Printers for Distributed Manufacturing in Off-Grid Communities, Debbie L. King, Adegboyega Babasola, Joseph Rozario, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Life Cycle Analysis of Distributed Recycling of Post-consumer High Density Polyethylene for 3-D Printing Filament, M. A. Kreiger, M. L. Mulder, A. G. Glover, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Simulations of Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions from low-cost Hybrid Solar Photovoltaic and Cogeneration Systems for New Communities, Amir H. Nosrat, Lukas G. Swan, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Optimizing Limited Solar Roof Access by Exergy Analysis of Solar Thermal, Photovotaic, and Hybrid Thermal Systems, M. Pathak, P. G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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The Effects of Dispatch Strategy on Electrical Performance of Amorphous Silicon-based Solar Photovoltaic-thermal Systems, Joseph Rozario, A. H. Vora, S. K. Debnath, M. Pathak, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Mechanical Properties of Components Fabricated with Open-Source 3-D Printers Under Realistic Environmental Conditions, B. M. Tymrak, M Kreiger, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Exchanging Ohmic Losses in Metamaterial Absorbers with Useful Optical Absorption for Photovoltaics, Ankit Vora, Jephias Gwamuri, Nezih Pala, Anand Kulkarni, Joshua M. Pearce, and Durdu Ö. Güney

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Multi-resonant Silver Nano-disk Patterned Thin Film Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells for Staebler-Wronski Effect Compensation, Ankit Vora, Jephias Gwamuri, Joshua M. Pearce, Paul L. Bergstrom, and Durdu Ö. Güney

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Austempered ductile iron performance at rail wheel operating conditions, Karl C. Warsinski, Pasi T. Lautala, and Paul G. Sanders

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Open-Source Syringe Pump Library, Bas Wijnen, Emily J. Hunt, Gerald C. Anzalone, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Design of Multijunction Photovoltaic Cells Optimized for Varied Atmospheric Conditions, Chenlong Zhang, Jephias Gwamuri, Rob Andrews, and Joshua M. Pearce

Submissions from 2013

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The Effect of Spectral Albedo on Amorphous Silicon and Crystalline Silicon Solar Photovoltaic Device Performance, Rob W. Andrews and Joshua M. Pearce

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A New Method to Determine the Effects of Hydrodynamic Surface Coatings on the Snow Shedding Effectiveness of Solar Photovoltaic Modules, Rob W. Andrews, Andrew Pollard, and Joshua M. Pearce

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The Effects of Snowfall on Solar Photovoltaic Performance, Rob W. Andrews, Andrew Pollard, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open-Source Colorimeter, Gerald C. Anzalone, Alexandra G. Glover, and Joshua M. Pearce

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A low-cost open-source metal 3-D printer, Gerald C. Anzalone, Chenlong Zhang, Bas Wijnen, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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High-temperature fatigue of a hybrid aluminum metal matrix composite, J. T. Clark and Paul G. Sanders

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Simple and Low-Cost Method of Planning for Tree Growth and Lifetime Effects on Solar Photovoltaic Systems Performance, C. Dereli, C. Yücedağ, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Distributed Recycling of Post-Consumer Plastic Waste in Rural Areas, M. Kreiger, Gerald C. Anzalone, M. L. Mulder, A. G. Glover, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Environmental Impacts of Distributed Manufacturing from 3-D Printing of Polymer Components and Products, Megan Kreiger and Joshua M. Pearce

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Processing and pore growth mechanisms in aluminum gasarites produced by thermal decomposition, Joseph J. Licavoli and Paul G. Sanders

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Progress in Indium Gallium Nitride Materials for Solar Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, Dirk V. P. McLaughlin and Joshua M. Pearce