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 2020

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Scaling of greenhouse crop production in low sunlight scenarios., Kyle A. Alvarado, Aron Mill, Joshua M. Pearce, Alexander Vocaet, and David Denkenberger

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The effects of alloying with Cu and Mn and thermal treatments on the mechanical instability of Zn-0.05Mg alloy, Morteza S. Ardakani, Ehsan Mostaed, Malgorzata Urszula Sikora-Jasinska, Stephen L. Kampe, and Jaroslaw Drelich

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The energy crises revealed by COVID: Intersections of Indigeneity, inequity, and health, Kathleen Brosemer, Chelsea Schelly, Valoree Gagnon, Kristin L. Arola, Joshua M. Pearce, Douglas Bessette, and Laura Schmitt Olabisi

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Performance of bifacial photovoltaic modules on a dual-axis tracker in a high-latitude, high-albedo environment, Laurie Burnham, Daniel Riley, Bevan Walker, and Joshua M. Pearce

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New Approach to Simultaneous In Situ Measurements of the air/liquid/solid interface using PM-IRRAS, Chathura de Alwis, Timothy Leftwich, and Kahryn Perrine

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Ultrahigh-rate lithium-ion batteries with 3D fungus-structured carbon/CuC2O4·xH2O electrodes, Juntao Deng, Lei Wang, Jie Deng, Yan Fang, Yan Lin, and Yun Hang Hu

Ultrahigh-rate lithium-ion batteries with 3D fungus-structured carbon/CuC2O4·xH2O electrodes, Juntao Deng, Lei Wang, Jie Deng, Yan Fang, Yan Lin, and Yun Hang Hu

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Technical pathways for distributed recycling of polymer composites for distributed manufacturing: Windshield wiper blades, Samantha C. Dertinger, Nicole Gallup, Nagendra Gautam Tanikella, Marzio Grasso, Samireh Vahid, Peter J. S. Foot, and Joshua M. Pearce

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

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Editorial, Jaroslaw Drelich, Ludmila Boinovich, and Ziqi Sun

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Editorial, Jaroslaw Drelich, Ludmila Boinovich, and Ziqi Sun

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Biodegradable Materials for Medical Applications II, Jaroslaw Drelich, Malgorzata Urszula Sikora-Jasinska, Ehsan Mostaed, Huinan Liu, Petra Maier, Jan-Marten Seitz, and Norbert Hort

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Electric field control of magnetic susceptibility in laminate magnetostrictive/piezoelectric composites: Phase-field simulation and theoretical model, Liwei D. Geng, Yongke Yan, Shashank Priya, and Yu U. Wang

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Zn2+-dependent suppression of vascular smooth muscle intimal hyperplasia from biodegradable zinc implants, Roger J. Guillory II, Timothy M Kolesar, Alexander A. Oliver, Jeffrey A Stuart, Martin L Bocks, Jaroslaw W. Drelich, and Jeremy Goldman

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Texture evolution induced by twinning and dynamic recrystallization in dilute Mg-1Sn-1Zn-1Al alloy during hot compression, Meijuan Hao, Weili Cheng, Lifei Wang, Ehsan Mostaed, Liping Bian, Hongxia Wang, and Xiaofeng Niu

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Atomic layer deposited aluminum oxide mitigates outgassing from fused filament fabrication–based 3-D printed components, Ismo T. S. Heikkinen, Giovanni Marin, Nupur Bihari, Craig Ekstrum, Pierce J. Mayville, Yuhuan Fei, Yun Hang Hu, Maarit Karppinen, Hele Savin, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Towards national policy for open source hardware research: The case of Finland, I. T.S. Heikkinen, H. Savin, J. Partanen, J. Seppälä, and J. M. Pearce

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Study of styrene effect on non-radiation grafting of vinyl benzyl chloride on to polyethylene-based anion exchange membrane, Di Huang, Jiann-Yang Hwang, and Zhichao Chen

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Core-shell structured TiO2 as highly efficient visible light photocatalyst for dye degradation, Haiyang Hu, Yan Lin, and Yun Hang Hu

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Comment on "Dry reforming of methane by stable Ni-Mo nanocatalysts on single-crystalline MgO"., Yun Hang Hu and Eli Ruckenstein

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Electronic structure modulating for supported Rh catalysts toward CO2 methanation, Yueyue Jiang, Junyu Lang, Xuechen Wu, and Yun Hang Hu

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Polymer-derived SiOC replica of material extrusion-based 3-D printed plastics, Apoorv Kulkarni, Gian Domenico Sorarù, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Phosphorus-based metal-free Z-scheme 2D van der Waals heterostructures for visible-light photocatalytic water splitting: a first-principles study., Junyu Lang and Yun Hang Hu

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Physicochemical inspection and in vitro bioactivity behavior of bio-nanocomposite alginate hydrogels filled by magnesium fluoro-hydroxyapatite, Shadpour Mallakpour, Vajiheh Behranvand, and Fereshteh Mallakpour

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Partially reduced Ni0.8Co0.15Al0.05LiO2-δ for low-temperature SOFC cathode, Yuanjing Meng, Wei Zhang, Zili He, Chongqing Liu, Jie Gao, Muhammad Akbar, Rui Guo, Shuaitong Zhou, Yuan Ji, Xunying Wang, and Yang Yang

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Phase field modeling of pore electromigration in anisotropic conducting polycrystals, Zachary Morgan and Yongmei Jin

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Towards revealing key factors in mechanical instability of bioabsorbable Zn-based alloys for intended vascular stenting., Ehsan Mostaed, Malgorzata Urszula Sikora-Jasinska, Morteza S. Ardakani, Ali Mostaed, Ian M Reaney, Jeremy Goldman, and Jaroslaw Drelich

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Tailoring the mechanical and degradation performance of Mg-2.0Zn-0.5Ca-0.4Mn alloy through microstructure design, Ehsan Mostaed, Malgorzata Urszula Sikora-Jasinska, Lifei Wang, Ali Mostaed, Ian M. Reaney, and Jaroslaw Drelich

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Atomically Dispersed Iron-Nitrogen Sites on Hierarchically Mesoporous Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Nanoribbon Networks for CO2 Reduction, Fuping Pan, Boyang Li, Erik Sarnello, Yuhuan Fei, Yang Gang, Xianmei Xiang, Zichen Du, Peng Zhang, Guofeng Wang, Hoai T. Nguyen, Tao Li, Yun Hang Hu, Hong Cai Zhou, and Ying Li

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Distributed manufacturing of open source medical hardware for pandemics, Joshua M. Pearce

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A review of open source ventilators for COVID-19 and future pandemics., Joshua M. Pearce

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Advanced photoactive materials for environmental and energy applications, Vicente Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Agileo Hernandez-Gordillo, and Yun Hang Hu

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Effect of dislocations, Al3(Sc,Zr) distribution and ageing temperature on θ′ precipitation in Al-Cu-(Sc)-(Zr) alloys, Baptiste Rouxel, Mahendra Ramajayam, Timothy J. Langan, Justin Lamb, Paul G. Sanders, and Thomas Dorin

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The special route toward conversion of methane to methanol on a fluffy metal‐free carbon nitride photocatalyst in the presence of H2O2, Shangli Shi, Zhuxing Sun, Chenyu Bao, Tianshu Gao, and Yun Hang Hu

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Albumins inhibit the corrosion of absorbable Zn alloys at initial stages of degradation, Malgorzata Urszula Sikora-Jasinska, Ehsan Mostaed, Jeremy Goldman, and Jaroslaw Drelich

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The occurrence of iron silicides in a fulgurite: Implications for fulgurite genesis, Christopher J. Stefano, Stephan A. Hackney, and Anthony R. Kampf

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Research on the evolution mechanism of pinned particles in welding HAZ of Mg treated shipbuilding steel, Ligen Sun, Huirong Li, Liguang Zhu, Yunsong Liu, and Jiann-Yang Hwang

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Spreading and adhesion forces for water droplets on methylated glass surfaces, Yujin Sun, Yatao Li, Xianshu Dong, Xiangning Bu, and Jaroslaw W. Drelich

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Ultrafast, low‐cost, and mass production of high‐quality graphene, Zhuxing Sun and Yun Hang Hu

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Surface-microporous graphene for CO2 adsorption, Yanqin Tian, Yan Lin, Takeshi Hagio, and Yun Hang Hu

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Heritability of interpack aggression in a wild pedigreed population of North American grey wolves., Bridgett M vonHoldt, Alexandra L DeCandia, Elizabeth Heppenheimer, Ilana Janowitz-Koch, Ruoyao Shi, Hua Zhou, Christopher A German, Kristin Brzeski, Kira A Cassidy, Daniel R Stahler, and Janet S Sinsheimer

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Thermo-photo catalytic CO2 hydrogenation over Ru/TiO2, Chunling Wang, Siyuan Fang, Songhai Xie, Ying Zheng, and Yun Hang Hu

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Contact Line and Adhesion Force of Droplets on Concentric Ring-Textured Hydrophobic Surfaces., Donghui Wang, Youhua Jiang, Zhanglei Zhu, Wanzhong Yin, Kaustubh Asawa, Chang-Hwan Choi, and Jaroslaw Drelich

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Visible light photocatalytic degradation of tetracycline over TiO2, Suqing Wu, Haiyang Hu, Yan Lin, Junliang Zhang, and Yun Hang Hu

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Improved strengthening in supersaturated Al-Sc-Zr alloy via melt-spinning and extrusion, Yang Yang, Joseph J. Licavoli, and Paul G. Sanders

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3, 3'-Diaminobenzidine with dual o-phenylenediamine groups: two in one enables visual colorimetric detection of nitric oxide., Haili Yu, Faqin Dong, Jiahui Chen, and Bowen Li

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In-situ FTIR-DRS investigation on shallow trap state of Cu-doped TiO2 photocatalyst, Lihong Zhang, Bing Han, Peifu Cheng, and Yun Hang Hu

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De-agglomeration of cathode composites for direct recycling of Li-ion batteries., Ruiting Zhan, Trevyn Payne, Timothy Leftwich, Kahryn Perrine, and Lei Pan

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Effect of nano-sized roughness on the flotation of magnesite particles and particle-bubble interactions, Zhanglei Zhu, Donghui Wang, Bin Yang, Wanzhong Yin, Morteza S. Ardakani, Jin Yao, and Jaroslaw Drelich

Submissions from 2019

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Comparison of methods to measure adsorptive capacity of coal fly ash, Gerald C. Anzalone, Ivan Diaz-Loya, Rafic Y. Minkara, and Lawrence L. Sutter

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Mechanical properties of 3-D printed truss-like lattice biopolymer non-stochastic structures for sandwich panels with natural fibre composite skins, Lyes Azzouz, Yong Chen, Mauro Zarrelli, Joshua M. Pearce, Laslie Mitchell, Guogang Ren, and Marzio Grasso

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Green fab lab applications of large-area waste polymer-based additive manufacturing, Dennis Byard, Aubrey Woern, Robert B. Oakley, Matthew J. Fiedler, Samantha Snabes, and Joshua M. Pearce

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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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Breakthroughs in designing commercial-level mass-loading graphene electrodes for electrochemical double-layer capacitors, Liang Chang and Yun Hang Hu

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One-step synthesis of high surface-area honeycomb graphene clusters for highly efficient capacitive deionization, Liang Chang 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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Effect of scandium on cast iron microstructure, Mason Coy, Katherine Russell, Erin Heidelberger, Paul G. Sanders, and Timothy Langan

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Tomographic layer-by-layer analysis of epitaxial iron-silicide nanostructures by DFT-assisted STS, Matan Dascalu, Oswaldo Dieguez, Liwei D. Geng, Ranjit Pati, Yongmei M. Jin, and Ilan Goldfarb

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Spontaneous selective deposition of iron oxide nanoparticles on graphite as model catalysts, Chathura de Alwis, Timothy Leftwich, Pinaki Mukherjee, Alex Denofre, and Kahryn Perrine

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Food without sun: price and life-saving potential, David C. Denkenberger, Joshua M. Pearce, Andrew Ray Taylor, and Ryan Black

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Contact angles: From past mistakes to new developments through liquid-solid adhesion measurements, Jaroslaw Drelich

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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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Editorial, Jaroslaw Drelich, Ludmila Boinovich, and Ziqi Sun

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Characterization of Biodegradable Medical Materials., Jaroslaw W Drelich

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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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Creating and Seeing the First Pure Carbon Ring, Siyuan Fang and Yun Hang Hu

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Recent advances in green, safe, and fast production of graphene oxide via electrochemical approaches, Siyuan Fang, Yan Lin, and Yun Hang Hu

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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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Highly efficient thin zinc air batteries, Yuhuan Fei, Lei Wang, Yan Fang, Jei Deng, and Yun Hang Hu

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Hierarchical structure and the origins of coercivity in exchange-coupled Co-Pt nanochessboards, J. A. Floro, E. P. Vetter, P. Ghatwai, Liwei D. Geng, Yongmei M. Jin, and W. A. Soffa

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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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A thermo-photo hybrid process for steam reforming of methane: highly efficient visible light photocatalysis, Bing Han, Wei Wei, Meijia Li, Kai Sun, and Yun Hang Hu

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On the mechanisms of stress relaxation and intensification at the lithium/solid-state electrolyte interface, Erik G. Herbert, Nancy Dudney, Marie Rochow, Violet Thole, and Stephan Hackney

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Phase role of white TiO2 precursor in its reduction to black TiO2, Haiyang Hu, Yan Lin, and Yun Hang Hu

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Synthesis, structures and applications of single component core-shell structured TiO2: A review, Haiyang Hu, Yan Lin, and Yun Hang Hu

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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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Special column: solar energy conversion, Yun Hang Hu and Fangming Jin

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Macroscopic energy barrier and rate-independent hysteresis in martensitic transformations, Yongmei M. Jin, Yu U. Wang, and Armen G. Khachaturyan

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Design and testing of a low-cost, open source, 3-D printed air-bearing-based attitude simulator for CubeSat satellites, Nemanja Jovanovic, Joshua M. Pearce, and Jaan Praks

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Ystruder: Open source multifunction extruder with sensing and monitoring capabilities, Ville Klar, Joshua M. Pearce, Pyry Karki, and Petri Kuosmanen

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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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Role of ZnO morphology in its reduction and photocatalysis, Yan Lin, Haiyang Hu, and Yun Hang Hu

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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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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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Porous nickel fibers with enhanced electrocatalytic activities on electro-oxidation of ethanol in alkaline media, Yiyu Long, Jing Zhan, and Jianyang Huang

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Preparation of phyrrhotitefrom ammonium jarosite and estimation of activation energy in reducing atmosphere, Xiaoling Ma, Hongbin Tan, Faqin Dong, Bowen Li, Jinfeng Liu, Yuanxiang Chen, and Lu Wang

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Preparation of pyrrhotite from ammonium jarosite and estimation of activation energy in reducing atmosphere, Xiaoling Ma, Hongbin Tan, Faqin Dong, Bowen Li, Jinfeng Liu, Yuanxiang Chen, and Lu Wang

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Influence of troilite on the decomposition of ammonium jarosite and estimated activation energy, Xiaoling Ma, Hongbin Tan, Faqin Dong, Bowen Li, Jin Wang, Xiaochun He, and Changrong Liu

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Synthesis of semimetallic tungsten trioxide for infrared light photoelectrocatalytic water splitting, Yuli Ma, Bo Feng, Junyu Lang, Fu Wang, and Yun Hang Hu

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Microfactories for intracellular locally generated hydrogen therapy: Advanced materials, challenges, and opportunities, Yuli Ma, Fang Wu, and Yun Hang Hu

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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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Precipitation induced room temperature superplasticity in Zn-Cu alloys., Ehsan Mostaed, Morteza S. Ardakani, Malgorzata Urszula Sikora-Jasinska, and Jaroslaw W Drelich

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Compatibility of 3-D printed devices in cleanroom environments for semiconductor processing, T. P. Pasanen, G. von Gastrow, I. T.S. Heikkinen, V. Vahanissi, H. Savin, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Limiting liability with positioning to minimize negative health effects of cellular phone towers, Joshua M. Pearce

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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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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