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 2019

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Advances in catalytic conversion of methane and carbon dioxide to highly valuable products, Xiaojiao Cai and Yun Hang Hu

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Effect of styrene addition on chemically induced grafting of 4-vinylbenzyl chloride onto low-density polyethylene for anion exchange membrane preparation, Zhichao Chen, Di Huang, and Jiann-Yang Hwang

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Contact angles: history of over 200 years of open questions, Jaroslaw Drelich, Ludmila Boinovich, Emil Chibowski, Claudio Della Volpe, Lucyna Holysz, and Stefano Siboni

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Microstructure and properties of precipitation-hardened Zr and Zn-Zr based aluminum alloys, Oladeji Fadayomi, Paul George Sanders, and Gregory M. Odegard

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Insights into the Thermo-Photo Catalytic Production of Hydrogen from Water on a Low-Cost NiOx-Loaded TiO2 Catalyst, Siyuan Fang, Zhuxing Sun, and Yun Hang Hu

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Interpreting electrochemical and chemical sodiation mechanisms and kinetics in tin antimony battery anodes using in situ transmission electron microscopy and computational methods, Jacob S. Gutiérrez-Kolar

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Water repellency of hierarchically structured legs of water-walking striders and fire ants, Georgia Hurchalla and Jaroslaw Drelich

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Mechanical properties of ultraviolet-assisted paste extrusion and postextrusion ultraviolet-curing of three-dimensional printed biocomposites, Niklas Kretzschmar, Sami Lipponen, Ville Klar, Joshua M. Pearce, Tom L. Ragner, Jukka Seppala, and Jouni Partanen

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Heat treatments for precipitation of scandium-containing dispersoids in an Si-containing aluminum alloys, Timothy Langan, Mahendra Ramjayam, Paul G. Sanders, Thomas D. Wood, and Thomas Dorin

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Mechanochemical synthesis of defective molybdenum trioxide, titanium dioxide, and zinc oxide at room temperature, Rui Li, Jinhu Wang, Yi He, Faqin Dong, Liang Bian, and Bowen Li

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Damage formation in Sn film anodes of Na-ion batteries, Tao Li, Umair Gulzar, Remo Proietti Zaccaria, Claudio Capiglia, Stephan A. Hackney, and K. E. Aifantis

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Natural fibers reinforced polymer composites applied in ballistic multilayered armor for personal protection—An overview, Sergio Neves Montello, J. Drelich, Henry Alonso Colorado Lopera, Lucio Fabio Cassiano Nascimento, Fernando Santos da Luz, Luid Carlo da Silva, and et. al.

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Towards quantifiable metrics warranting industry-wide corporate death penalties, Joshua M. Pearce

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Preliminary automated determination of edibility of alternative foods: Non-targeted screening for toxins in red maple leaf concentrate, Joshua M. Pearce, Maryam Khaksari, and David C. Denkenberger

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Could 79 people solarize the U.S. electric grid?, Joshua M. Pearce and Emily Prehoda

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Scalable honeycomb top contact to increase the light absorption and reduce the series resistance of thin film solar cells, Mehdi Sadatgol, Nupur Bihari, Joshua M. Pearce, and Durdo O. Guney

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ICME applied in the undergraduate capstone senior design sequence, Paul G. Sanders

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Open-source three-dimensional printable infant clubfoot brace, Benjamin L. Savonen, Jennifer Bow, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Analysis of local grain boundary strengthening utilizing the extrinsic indentation size effect, Prasad Pramod Soman, Erik G. Herbert, Katerina E. Aifantis, and Stephen Hackney

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Novel binder-free three-dimensional MoS2-based electrode for efficient and stable electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution, Zhuxing Sun, Mengfei Yang, Yiwen Wang, and Yun Hang Hu

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Influence of metal assisted chemical etching time period on mesoporous structure in as-cut upgraded metallurgical grade silicon for solar cell application, Ragavendran Venkatesan, Jeyanthinath Mayandi, Joshua M. Pearce, and Vishnukanthan Venkatachalapathy

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Lithium-chemical synthesis of highly conductive 3D mesoporous graphene for highly efficient new generation solar cells, Wei Wei

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Applications of 3D potassium-ion pre-intercalated graphene for perovskite and dye-sensitized solar cells, Wei Wei, Meijia Li, and Yun Hang Hu

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Precipitation hardening of supersaturated Al–Sc–Zr produced via melt-spinning, Yang Yang and Paul G. Sanders

Submissions from 2018

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Open-source parametric 3-D printed slot die system for thin film semiconductor processing, L. Y. Beeker, Adam Pringle, and Joshua M. Pearce

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3-D printable open source dual axis gimbal system for optoelectronic measurements, Nupur Bihari, Smruti P. Dash, Karankumar C. Dhankani, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Decarbonizing the boardroom? Aligning electric utility executive compensation with climate change incentives, Cleyton Cavallaro, Joshua M. Pearce, and Roman Sidortsov

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MACE nano-texture process applicable for both single- and multi-crystalline diamond-wire sawn Si solar cells, Kexun Chen, Jiawei Zha, Fenqin Hu, Shuai Zou, Ville Vähänissi, Joshua M. Pearce, Hele Savin, and Xiaodong Su

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Expanded microchannel heat exchanger: Nondestructive evaluation, David C. Denkenberger, Michael J. Brandemuehl, Joshua M. Pearce, and John Zhai

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Design optimization of polymer heat exchanger for automated household-scale solar water pasteurizer, David C. Denkenberger and Joshua M. Pearce

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Micronutrient availability in alternative foods during agricultural catastrophes, David C. Denkenberger and Joshua M. Pearce

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

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Investigation of Al-Zn-Zr and Al-Zn-Ni alloys for high electrical conductivity and strength application, Oladeji Fadayomi, Rachel Clark, Violet Thole, Paul G. Sanders, and Gregory M. Odegard

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Economic potential for distributed manufacturing of adaptive aids for arthritis patients n the U.S., Nicole Gallup, Jennifer Bow, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Chemical compatibility of fused filament fabrication-based 3-D printed components with solutions commonly used in semiconductor wet processing, Ismo T. S. Heikkinen, Christoffer Kauppinen, Zhengjun Liu, Sanja M. Asikainen, Steven Spoljaric, Jukka V. Seppälä, Hele Savin, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Reduction of CO2 with H2S in a simulated deep-sea hydrothermal vent system, Runtian He, Baoyun Hu, Heng Zhong, Fangming Jin, Junjie Fan, Yun Hang Hu, and Zhenzi Jing

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Approaches to open source 3-D printable probe positioners and micromanipulators for probe stations, Iiro Hietanen, Ismo T. S. Heikkinen, Hele Savin, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Self-sufficiency of 3-D printers: utilizing stand-alone solar photovoltaic power systems, Khalid Yousuf Khan, Lucia Gauchia, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Economic impact of substituting solar photovoltaic electric production for tobacco farming, Ram Krishnan and Joshua M. Pearce

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Anisotropic mechanical property variance between ASTM D638-14 type i and type iv fused filament fabricated specimens, John Laureto and Joshua M. Pearce

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Economic advantages of dry-etched black silicon in passivated emitter rear cell (PERC) photovoltaic manufacturing, Chiara Modanese, Hannu S. Laine, Toni P. Pasanen, Hele Savin, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Zinc-based alloys for degradable vascular stent applications, Ehsan Mostaed, Malgorzata Urszula Sikora-Jasinska, Jaroslaw W. Drelich, and Maurizio Vedani

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Properties of Al-doped zinc oxide and In-doped zinc oxide bilayer transparent conducting oxides for solar cell applications, Marikkannan Murugesan, Dinesh Arjunraj, J Mayandi, Vishnukanthan Venkatachalapathy, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Applications of open source GMAW-based metal 3-D printing, Yuenyong Nilsiam, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Belt-driven open source circuit mill using low-cost 3-D printer components, Shane W. Oberloier and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open source low-cost power monitoring system, Shane W. Oberloier and Joshua M. Pearce

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Prospects of applying 3-D printing to economics of remote communities: Reindeer herder case, Svetlana V. Obydenkova, Nicholas C. Anzalone, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Expanding the Consumer Bill of Rights for material ingredients, Joshua M. Pearce

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A national pragmatic safety limit for nuclear weapon quantities, Joshua M. Pearce and David C. Denkenberger

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Composition dependent thermal stability and evolution of solute clusters in Al-Mg-Si analyzed using atom probe tomography, Alex Poznak, R. K.W. Marceau, and Paul George Sanders

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Wood furniture waste–based recycled 3-D printing filament, Adam Pringle, Mark Rudnicki, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Development of a resilient 3-D printer for humanitarian crisis response, Benjamin L. Savonen, Tobias Mahan, Maxwell W. Curtis, Jared W. Schreier, John K. Greshonen, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Micromorphology analysis of sputtered indium tin oxide fabricated with variable ambient combinations, Ştefan Ţălu, Slawomir Kulesza, Miroslaw Bramowicz, Adam Pringle, Joshua M. Pearce, Marikkannan Murugesan, Vishnukanthan Venkatachalapathy, and J. Mayandi

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Effects of silver catalyst concentration in metal assisted chemical etching of silicon, Ragavendran Venkatesan, Muthu Kumar Arivalagan, Vishnukanthan Venkatachalapathy, Joshua M. Pearce, and Jeyanthinath Mayandi

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Improved model and experimental validation of deformation in fused filament fabrication of polylactic acid, Bas Wijnen, Paul George Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Fused particle fabrication 3-D printing: Recycled materials’ optimization and mechanical properties, Aubrey Woern, Dennis Byard, Robert B. Oakley, Matthew J. Fiedler, Samantha Snabes, and Joshua M. Pearce

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RepRapable Recyclebot: Open source 3-D printable extruder for converting plastic to 3-D printing filament, Aubrey Woern, Joseph McCaslin, Adam Pringle, and Joshua M. Pearce

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3-D printable polymer pelletizer chopper for fused granular fabrication-based additive manufacturing, Aubrey Woern and Joshua M. Pearce

Submissions from 2017

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Agrivoltaic potential on grape farms in India, Chandrasekaran Abinaya, J. Mayandi, Julia Osborne, Megan C. Frost, Craig Ekstrum, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Synthetic method dependent physicochemical properties and electrochemical performance of Ni-doped ZnO, Chandrasekaran Abinaya, Thibeorchews Prasankumar, Sujin P. Jose, Kandasamy Anitha, Craig Ekstrum, Joshua M. Pearce, and Jeyanthinath Mayandi

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Inhibition of growth of S. epidermidis by hydrothermally synthesized ZnO nanoplates, C. Abinaya, J. Mayandi, Julia Osborne, Megan C. Frost, Craig Ekstrum, and Joshua M. Pearce

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General design procedures for airport-based solar photovoltaic systems, Anurag Anurag, Jiemin Zhang, Jephias Gwamuri, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Effect of PLLA coating on corrosion and biocompatibility of zinc in vascular environment, Avishan Arab Shomali, Roger J. Guillory II, Daniel Seguin, Jeremy Goldman, and Jaroslaw W. Drelich

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

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Open source 3D printers: an appropriate technology for building low cost optics labs for the developing communities, Jephias Gwamuri and Joshua M. Pearce

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Ambiance-dependent agglomeration and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy response of self-assembled silver nanoparticles for plasmonic photovoltaic devices, Jephias Gwamuri, Ragavendran Venkatesan, Mehdi Sadatgol, Jeyanthinath Mayandi, Durdo O. Guney, 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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Novel high-strength, low-alloys Zn-Mg (< 0.1 wt% Mg) and their arterial biodegradation, Hualan Jin, Shan Zhao, Roger J. Guillory II, Patrick Bowen, Zhiyong Yin, Adam Griebel, Jeremy Schaffer, Elisha J. Early, Jeremy Goldman, and Jaroslaw W. Drelich

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Technical solar photovoltaic potential of scaled parking lot canopies: A case study of walmart U.S.A., Ram Krishnan, Amberlee S. Haselhuhn, 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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Open source multi-Head 3D printer for polymer-metal composite component manufacturing, J. Laureto and Joshua M. Pearce

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Contact angles and wettability: towards common and accurate terminology, Abraham Marmur, Claudio Della Volpe, Stefano Siboni, Alidad Amirfazli, and Jaroslaw W. Drelich

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3-D printing open-source click-MUAC bands for identification of malnutrition, Ross Michaels and Joshua M. Pearce

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Free and open source 3-D model customizer for websites to democratize design with OpenSCAD, Yuenyong Nilsiam and Joshua M. Pearce

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Slicer and process improvements for open-source GMAW-based metal 3-D printing, Yuenyong Nilsiam, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Factors effecting real-time optical monitoring of fused filament 3D printing, Siranee Nuchitprasitchai, Michael C. Roggeman, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Three hundred and sixty degree real-time monitoring of 3-D printing using computer analysis of two camera views, Siranee Nuchitprasitchai, Michael C. Roggeman, and Joshua M. Pearce

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General Design Procedure for Free and Open-Source Hardware for Scientific Equipment, Shane W. Oberloier and Joshua M. Pearce

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

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Maximizing returns for public funding of medical research with open-source hardware, Joshua M. Pearce

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Design of post-consumer modification of standard solar modules to form large-area building-integrated photovoltaic roof slates, Joshua M. Pearce, Jay Meldrum, and Nolan Osborne

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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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Impact of DIY home manufacturing with 3D printing on the toy and game market, Emily Peterson and Joshua M. Pearce

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Potential lives saved by replacing coal with solar photovoltaic electricity production in the U.S., Emily Prehoda and Joshua M. Pearce

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U.S. strategic solar photovoltaic-powered microgrid deployment for enhanced national security, Emily Prehoda, Chelsea Schelly, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Aquavoltaics: Synergies for dual use of water area for solar photovoltaic electricity generation and aquaculture, Adam Pringle, Robert Handler, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Examining interconnection and net metering policy for distributed generation in the United States, Chelsea Schelly, Edward P. Louie, 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

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Open source 3-D printed nutating mixer, Dhwani K. Trivedi and Joshua M. Pearce

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Power and energy potential of mass-scale photovoltaic noise barrier deployment: A case study for the U.S, Siddharth R. Wadhawan and Joshua M. Pearce

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Distributed manufacturing of flexible products: Technical feasibility and economic viability, Aubrey Woern and Joshua M. Pearce

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Fabricating ordered 2-D nano-structured arrays using nanosphere lithography, Chenlong Zhang, Sandra Cvetanovic, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Enhancement of hydrogenated amorphous silicon solar cells with front-surface hexagonal plasmonic arrays from nanoscale lithography, Chenlong Zhang, Jephias Gwamuri, Sandra Cvetanovic, Mehi Sadatgol, Durdo O. Guney, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Structural characteristics and in vitro biodegradatation of a novel ZnLi alloy prepared by induction melting and hot rolling, Shan Zhao, Cameron McNamara, Patrick Bowen, Nicholas Verhun, Jacob P. Braykovich, Jeremy Goldman, and Jaroslaw W. Drelich

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Zn-Li alloy after extrusion and drawing: Structural, mechanical characterization, and biodegradation in abdominal aorta of rat, Shan Zhao, Jan-M Seitz, Ranier Eifler, Hans J. Maier, Roger J. Guillory II, Elisha J. Earley, Adam J. Drelich, Jeremy Goldman, and Jaroslaw Drelich

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Tightening the loop on the circular economy: Coupled distributed recycling and manufacturing with recyclebot and RepRap 3-D printing, Shan Zhong and Joshua M. Pearce

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Energy payback time of a solar photovoltaic powered waste plastic recyclebot system, Shan Zhong, Pratiksha Rakhe, and Joshua M. Pearce