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Works from 2022

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Flow stress stabilization of Zn-Cu-Mn-Mg alloys using thermomechanical processing, Morteza S. Ardakani, Stephen L. Kampe, and Jaroslaw Drelich

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Revealing the interplay between “intelligent behavior” and surface reconstruction of non-precious metal doped SrTiO3 catalysts during methane combustion, Zhenghong Bao, Victor Fung, Jisue Moon, Zachary D. Hood, Marie Rochow, James Kammert, Felipe Polo-Garzon, and Zili Wu

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Trash to treasure: Fallen leaves as separators for supercapacitors, Shaoqin Chen and Yun Hang Hu

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Multiple roles of graphene in electrocatalysts for metal-air batteries, Jie Deng, Siyuan Fang, Yan Fang, Qianqian Hao, Lei Wang, and Yun Hang Hu

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Efficient photothermochemical dry reforming of methane over Ni supported on ZrO2 with CeO2 incorporation, Zichen Du, Fuping Pan, Xiaokun Yang, Lingzhe Fang, Yang Gang, Siyuan Fang, Tao Li, Yun Hang Hu, and Ying Li

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Thermo-photo catalysis: a whole greater than the sum of its parts, Siyuan Fang and Yun Hang Hu

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New chemistry for one-step synthesis of tunable 3D hydrogenated graphene, Yuhuan Fei, Tian Tong, Jiming Bao, and Yun Hang Hu

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Low-cost pole and wire photovoltaic racking, Jacob Franz, Stephen Morse, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Improved Biocompatibility of Zn-Ag-based Stent Materials by Microstructure Refinement, Roger J. Guillory II, Ehsan Mostaed, Alexander A. Oliver, Lea M. Morath, Elisha Earley, Katie L. Flom, Timothy M. Kolesar, Ali Mostaed, Maria Paula Kwesiga, Jaroslaw Drelich, Kent D. Carlson, Dan Dragomir-Daescu, and Jeremy Goldman

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Monofacial vs bifacial solar photovoltaic systems in snowy environments, Koami Soulemane Hayibo, Aliaksei Petsiuk, Pierce Mayville, Laura Brown, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Extraction of chromium from tannery sewage sludge, Bin Hu, Changda Zhang, Huaguang Wang, Guiqing Zhang, Qinggang Li, and Mingyu Wang

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Energy Science & Engineering: 10 Years of excellence, Yun Hang Hu

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Fund industrial fellowships for faculty to benefit graduates, Yun Hang Hu

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Magnetic Structure Characterization Over Multiple Length Scales, Yongmei M. Jin

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Thermo-photo coupled catalytic CO2 reforming of methane: A review, Meijia Li, Zhuxing Sun, and Yun Hang Hu

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Influence of Core Variables on Aluminum Casting Dimensions in Semi-permanent Molds, Russell E. Stein, Travis Bodick, Randall W. Oehrlein, and Paul G. Sanders

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Ultra-stable Molecular Interface SiW12Ox/TiO2 Catalyst Derived from Keggin-type Polyoxometalates for Photocatalytic Conversion of Methane to Oxygenates, Helong Sun, Lufa Hu, Zhangyang Li, Junyu Lang, Chunling Wang, Xiaohao Liu, Yun Hang Hu, and Fangming Jin

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High-efficiency and rapid cyanide removal in SPL derived from aluminum electrolysis production under microwave and sensitizer synergistic action, Xiujuan Su, Zhicong Li, Jinpeng Feng, Jiann yang Hwang, Wei Mo, Shaojian Ma, and Hongfei Lin

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Ultrahigh Piezoelectric Performance through Synergistic Compositional and Microstructural Engineering, Yongke Yan, L. D. Geng, Li Feng Zhu, Haoyang Leng, Xiaotian Li, Hairui Liu, Dabin Lin, Ke Wang, Yu Wang, and Shashank Priya

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Near-ideal electromechanical coupling in textured piezoelectric ceramics, Yongke Yan, Liwei D. Geng, Hairui Liu, Haoyang Leng, Xiaotian Li, Yu Wang, and Shashank Priya

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Understanding of Structural and Surface Tension Properties of Asphalt Model Using Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Lingyun You, Theodora Spyriouni, Qingli Dai, Zhanping You, Jaroslaw Drelich, and Ashok Khanal

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Recent progress in design and fabrication of SOFC cathodes for efficient catalytic oxygen reduction, Wei Zhang and Yun Hang Hu

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Droplet Spreading and Adhesion on Spherical Surfaces, Zhanglei Zhu, Youhua Jiang, and Jaroslaw Drelich

Works from 2021

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Extraction of Cerium from Catalyst of Waste Automobile Exhaust Gas Purifier, Chen Ailiang, Luo Guanwen, Mao Jiale, Pan Yujun, Lu Sujun, Ma Yutian, Chen Shengli, Du Zuojuan, Bowen Li, and Qiao Jinxi

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The Formation Mechanism of the Third Phase in Nickel Electrolyte, Chen Ailiang, Mao Jiale, Luo Guanwen, Lu Sujun, Zhang Peng, Ma Yutian, Chen Shengli, Du Zuojuan, Bowen Li, and Qiao Jinxi

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Challenges for and Pathways toward Li-Metal-Based All-Solid-State Batteries, Paul Albertus, Venkataramani Anandan, Chunmei Ban, Nitash Balsara, Ilias Belharouak, Josh Buettner-Garrett, Zonghai Chen, Claus Daniel, Marca Doeff, Nancy J. Dudney, Bruce Dunn, Stephen J. Harris, Subramanya Herle, Erik G. Herbert, Sergiy Kalnaus, Joesph A. Libera, Dongping Lu, Steve Martin, Bryan D. McCloskey, Matthew T. McDowell, Y. Shirley Meng, Jagjit Nanda, Jeff Sakamoto, Ethan C. Self, Sanja Tepavcevic, Eric Wachsman, Chunsheng Wang, Andrew S. Westover, Jie Xiao, and Thomas Yersak

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Bioabsorbable metal zinc differentially affects mitochondria in vascular endothelial and smooth muscle cells, Olivia R. M. Bagshaw, Fereshteh Moradi, Christopher S. Moffatt, Hillary A. Hettwer, Ping Liang, Jeremy Goldman, Jaroslaw Drelich, and Jeffrey A. Stuart

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3-D printed soft magnetic helical coil actuators of iron oxide embedded polydimethylsiloxane, Rasoul Bayaniahangar, Shahab Bayani Ahangar, Zhongtian Zhang, Bruce P. Lee, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Macro Porosity Formation: A Study in High Pressure Die Casting, David Blondheim and Alex Monroe

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Mechanical characterization of athletic helmet shells, Dane Bower, Erik G. Herbert, Katherine M. Breedlove, Alicia Pike Lacy, Douglas Casa, and Thomas G. Bowman

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Image Analysis Method for Quantifying Snow Losses on PV Systems, Jennifer L. Braid, Daniel Riley, Joshua M. Pearce, and Laurie Burnham

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Unprecedentedly high efficiency for photocatalytic conversion of methane to methanol over Au-Pd/TiO2-what is the role of each component in the system?, Xiaojiao Cai, Siyuan Fang, and Yun Hang Hu

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1T Phase Transition Metal Dichalcogenides for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction, Liang Chang, Zhuxing Sun, and Yun Hang Hu

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Systems Analysis Approach to Polyethylene Terephthalate and Olefin Plastics Supply Chains in the Circular Economy: A Review of Data Sets and Models, Utkarsh S. Chaudhari, Yingqian Lin, Vicki S. Thompson, Robert Handler, Joshua M. Pearce, Gerard T. Caneba, Prapti Muhuri, David Watkins, and David Shonnard

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Thin-water-film-enhanced TiO2-based catalyst for CO2 hydrogenation to formic acid, Shaoqin Chen, Siyuan Fang, Zongwei Sun, Zhangyang Li, Chunling Wang, and Yun Hang Hu

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Blending of Polystyrene-Block-Poly(Ethylene-Ran-Butylene)-Block-Polystyrene with Polyethylene-Graft-Polystyrene for Cation Exchange Membrane Preparation with Enhanced Properties, Zhichao Chen, Jiann-Yang Hwang, Yong Shi, Di Huang, and Weigang Zhao

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Effect of Cations on the Oxidation and Atmospheric Corrosion of Iron Interfaces to Minerals, Chathura de Alwis, Mikhail Trought, Julia Lundeen, and Kathryn A. Perrine

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A simple approach making acetylene black electrocatalytically active for flexible rechargeable zinc-air batteries, Jie Deng, Lei Wang, Fangming Jin, and Yun Hang Hu

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Metal-free surface-microporous graphene electrocatalysts from CO2for rechargeable all-solid-state zinc-air batteries, Jie Deng, Lei Wang, Fangming Jin, and Yun Hang Hu

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Electric vehicle charging potential from retail parking lot solar photovoltaic awnings, Swaraj Sanjay Deshmukh and Joshua M. Pearce

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Integrating friction-stir back extrusion to powder metallurgy, Sahil Dhoka, Scott W. Wagner, Himansshu Abhi, Nicholas V. Hendrickson, and William J. Emblom

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Nonclassical crystallization of variable valency metal in the biomineralization process, Faqin Dong, Meirong Zong, Xiaoqin Nie, Lei Zhou, Hailong Li, Luman Jiang, Yujing Zhang, Wei Zhang, Xiancai Lu, Jianjun Lu, and Bowen Li

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Cyclo[18]carbon as an ultra-elastic molecular O-ring with unique mechanical properties, Siyuan Fang and Yun Hang Hu

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Open the door to the atomic world by single-molecule atomic force microscopy, Siyuan Fang and Yun Hang Hu

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Design, synthesis, and performance of adsorbents for heavy metal removal from wastewater: a review, Yuhuan Fei and Yun Hang Hu

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A New Electroplating Wastewater Treatment Process Using Electric Lime and Vacuum Filtration, Zhixing Fu, Jiann-Yang Hwang, Yahui Sun, Yang Yang, Fujiu Nian, Lili Xi, Zhibo Huang, and Zhichao Chen

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Understanding the Origin of the Low Cure Shrinkage of Polybenzoxazine Resin by Computational Simulation, Prashik S. Gaikwad, Aaron S. Krieg, Prathamesh P. Deshpande, Sagar U. Patil, Julia King, Marianna Maiaru, and Gregory Odegard

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Novel non-destructive technique for detecting the weld fusion zone using a filler wire of high x-ray contrast, J. Galos, B. Ghaffari, E. T. Hetrick, M. H. Jones, M. J. Benoit, T. Wood, P. Sanders, M. A. Easton, and A. P. Mouritz

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One-Step Chemical Vapor Deposition Synthesis of Hierarchical Ni and N Co-Doped Carbon Nanosheet/Nanotube Hybrids for Efficient Electrochemical CO2Reduction at Commercially Viable Current Densities, Yang Gang, Erik Sarnello, John Pellessier, Siyuan Fang, Manuel Suarez, Fuping Pan, Zichen Du, Peng Zhang, Lingzhe Fang, Yuzi Liu, Tao Li, Hong Cai Zhou, Yun Hang Hu, and Ying Li

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Potential of microbial protein from hydrogen for preventing mass starvation in catastrophic scenarios, Juan B. García Martínez, Joseph Egbejimba, James Throup, Silvio Matassa, Joshua M. Pearce, and David C. Denkenberger

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Origin of magnetism in γ-fesi 2 /si(111) nanostructures, Liwei D. Geng, Sahil Dhoka, Ilan Goldfarb, Ranjit Pati, and Yongmei M. Jin

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Open Source 3D-Printable Planetary Roller Screw for Food Processing Applications, Marcello C. Guadagno, Jacob M. Loss, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Facile Hydrothermal Synthesis of EAB-Type Zeolite under Static Synthesis Conditions, Takeshi Hagio, Jae Hyeok Park, Yan Lin, Yanqin Tian, Yun Hang Hu, Xinling Li, Yuki Kamimoto, and Ryoichi Ichino

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A review of the value of solar methodology with a case study of the U.S. VOS, Kaomi Soulemane Hayibo and Joshua M. Pearce

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Anomalous strain-energy-driven macroscale translation of grains during nonisothermal annealing, M. J. Higgins, J. Kang, G. Huang, D. Montiel, N. Lu, H. Liu, Y. F. Shen, P. D. Staublin, J. S. Park, J. D. Almer, P. Kenesei, P. Sanders, R. M. Suter, K. Thornton, and A. J. Shahani

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Concurrent Production of Iron and Syngas from Iron Ore and Coal Mixture, Xiaodi Huang, Jiann-Yang Hwang, and Rick Kauppila

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Pilot Plant Testing of Microwave/Plasma Pig Iron Nuggets and Syngas Productions, Xiaodi Huang, Jiann-Yang Hwang, and Rick Kauppila

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Electroplating Wastewater Treatment in China, Zhibo Huang, Jiann-Yang Hwang, Cuiping Huang, and Yong Shi

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Open source vacuum oven design for low-temperature drying: Performance evaluation for recycled pet and biomass, Benjamin R. Hubbard, Lindsay I. Putman, Stephen Techtmann, and Joshua M. Pearce

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140 years of excellence from the society of chemical industry (SCI) promoting innovation in chemical industries, Yun Hang Hu

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Materials Processing, from Ideas to Practice, Jiann-Yang Hwang

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Optoelectronic properties: Carrier transport, recombination, and stability, Lihong Heidi Jiao and Joshua M. Pearce

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Enhanced photocatalytic CO2 hydrogenation with wide-spectrum utilization over black TiO2 supported catalyst, Binbin Jin, Xin Ye, Heng Zhong, Fangming Jin, and Yun Hang Hu

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Resistance to fracture in the glassy solid electrolyte Lipon, Sergiy Kalnaus, Andrew S. Westover, Mordechai Kornbluth, Erik G. Herbert, and Nancy J. Dudney

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Additive manufacturing of conductive and high-strength epoxy-nanoclay-carbon nanotube composites, Masoud Kasraie and Parisa Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi

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Mechanical properties and characterization of epoxy composites containing highly entangled as-received and acid treated carbon nanotubes, Aaron Krieg, Julia A. King, Gregory M. Odegard, Timothy Leftwich, Leif K. Odegard, Paul D. Fraley, Ibrahim Miskioglu, Claire Jolowsky, Matthew Lundblad, Jin Gyu Park, and Richard Liang

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Metallographic Feature of a Nickel-Based Superalloy in Fluoride Electrolyte Melt, Bowen Li, Xiaodi Huang, and Jiann-Yang Hwang

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Materials Engineering—From Ideas to Practice: An EPD Symposium in Honor of Jiann-Yang Hwang, Bowen Li, Baojun Zhao, Jian Li, Sergio Neves Monteiro, Zhiwei Peng, Dean Gregurek, and et. al.

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Heterogeneous oxidation mechanism of SO2 on γ-Al2O3 (110) catalyst by H2O2: A first-principle study, Hai long Li, Fa qin Dong, Liang Bian, Ting ting Huo, Xiao chun He, Fei Zheng, Zhen zhen Lv, Lu man Jiang, and Bowen Li

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Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials 2021, Jian Li, Mingming Zhang, Bowen Li, Sergio Neves Monteiro, Shadia Ikhmayies, Yunus Eren Kalay, Jiann-Yang Hwang, and et. al.

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Boron-Doped and Carbon-Controlled Porous Si/C Anode for High-Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries, Lei Li, Jie Deng, Lei Wang, Chunling Wang, and Yun Hang Hu

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Catalysts for CO2reforming of CH4: a review, Meijia Li, Zhuxing Sun, and Yun Hang Hu

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COD Removal from Electroplating Degreasing Wastewater by UV/H2O2 Process, Jianjun Liu, Zhichao Chen, Lili Xi, Jiann-Yang Hwang, and Yong Shi

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Bimetallic cocatalysts for photocatalytic hydrogen production from water, Yixin Liu, Zhuxing Sun, and Yun Hang Hu

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Conceptual design and rationale for a new agrivoltaics concept: Pastured-raised rabbits and solar farming, Will Lytle, Theresa K. Meyer, Nagendra Gautam Tanikella, Laurie Burnham, Julie Engel, Chelsea Schelly, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Length-scale-dependent stress relief mechanisms in indium at high homologous temperatures, Fereshteh Mallakpour, Masoud Kasraie, Erik G. Herbert, P. Sudharshan Phani, and Stephan A. Hackney

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Surface-copper-doped WO3 photoanode for photoelectrochemical water splitting, Yuli Ma and Yun Hang Hu

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Bifunctional electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction and oxygen evolution: A theoretical study on 2D metallic WO2-supported single atom (Fe, Co, or Ni) catalysts, Yuli Ma, Fangming Jin, and Yun Hang Hu

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U.S. Potential of sustainable backyard distributed animal and plant protein production during and after pandemics, Theresa K. Meyer, Alexis Pascaris, David Denkenberger, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Development of a Physically-Based Creep Model Incorporating Eta Phase Evolution for Nickel Base Superalloys, Walter W. Milligan, Paul Sanders, C. L. White, Ninad Mohale, and John P. Shingledecker

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CePMo12 O 40 /TiO 2 catalysts for photocatalytic oxidation of methane to value-added organic oxygenates, Liyan Ming, Chunling Wang, and Yun Hang Hu

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Beneficiation of concrete wash water with carbon dioxide, Sean Monkman, Mark MacDonald, and Lawrence L. Sutter

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The Need for a New Approach to Soldering in High Pressure Die Casting, Alex Monroe and Paul Sanders

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Atomic Structure of Surface-Densified Phases in Ni-Rich Layered Compounds, Pinaki Mukherjee, Ping Lu, Nicholas Faenza, Nathalie Pereira, Glenn Amatucci, Gerbrand Ceder, and Frederic Cosandey

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Molecular Dynamics Modeling of Epoxy Resins Using the Reactive Interface Force Field, Gregory Odegard, Sagar U. Patil, Prathamesh P. Deshpande, Krishan Kanhaiya, Jordan J. Winetrout, Hendrik Heinz, Sagar P. Shah, and Marianna Maiaru

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Recent advances and directions in the development of bioresorbable metallic cardiovascular stents: Insights from recent human and in vivo studies, Alexander A. Oliver, Malgorzata Urszula Sikora-Jasinska, Ali Gökhan Demir, and Roger J. Guillory II

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Decarbonizing rural residential buildings in cold climates: A techno-economic analysis of heating electrification, Filippo Padovani, Nelson Sommerfeldt, Francesca Longobardi, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Integrating solar energy with agriculture: Industry perspectives on the market, community, and socio-political dimensions of agrivoltaics, Alexis Pascaris, Chelsea Schelly, Laurie Burnham, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Reactive Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Epoxy for the Full Cross-Linking Process, Sagar Umesh Patil, Sagar P. Shah, Michael Olaya, Prathamesh Prashant Deshpande, Marianna Maiaru, and Gregory M. Odegard

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Authors from all over the world share their tech in HardwareX to battle COVID-19, Joshua M. Pearce

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Economics of Grid-Tied Solar Photovoltaic Systems Coupled to Heat Pumps: The Case of Northern Climates of the U.S. and Canada, Joshua M. Pearce and Nelson Sommerfeldt

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Development and Management of an Industrial Park for the Chinese Electroplating Industry, Yong Shi, Cuiping Huang, Zhibo Huang, Dong Xu, and Jiann-Yang Hwang

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Adsorption at Natural Minerals/Water Interfaces, Shaoxian Song and Bowen Li

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Degradation issues and stabilization strategies of protonic ceramic electrolysis cells for steam electrolysis, Hanrui Su and Yun Hang Hu

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Effects of Ozone on COD Reduction in Electroplating Wastewater, Yahui Sun, Jiann-Yang Hwang, Lili Xi, Zhixing Fu, Fujiu Nian, Yang Yang, and Xin Chen

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1T/1T′-dominated WSe2with stabilized oxygen dopants for efficient and durable hydrogen evolution, Zhuxing Sun, Yiwen Wang, Junyu Lang, Mengfei Yang, Fangming Jin, and Yun Hang Hu

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Selective Loading and Prolonged Release of 5-Fluorouracil in the Nanoconfined Interlayer Space of Montmorillonite, Daoyong Tan, Yan Li, Zheng Zhang, Shiyong Sun, Hongjuan Sun, and Bowen Li

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Zigzag domain boundaries in magnetostrictive Fe-Ga alloys, Matthew Tianen, Keat G. Ong, and Yongmei M. Jin

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A unique black TiO 2 created from CO-induced oxidation of defect-rich TiO 2 , Youjie Tong, Siyuan Fang, Chunling Wang, and Yun Hang Hu

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Low emissions analysis platform model for renewable energy: Community-scale case studies in Nigeria, B. Ugwoke, S. P. Corgnati, P. Leone, R. Borchiellini, and J. M. Pearce