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EXCIMER LASER INTERACTION WITH ZINC OXIDE
When single crystal ZnO is exposed to 193-nm laser photons in vacuum at fluences below 100 mJ/cm
Spectroscopic and Microscopic Investigations of Phthalocyanine Aggregates on Au(111)
Self-assembled organic π systems are of interest because of their potential applications in light harvesting and electron transfer. Phthalocyanines (Pc) demonstrate desirable photonic and electronic properties, thus making ...
POLY(3-HYDROXYBUTYRATE-CO-3-HYDROXYVALERATE) - CELLULOSE NANOWHISKERS COMPOSITES BY SOLUTION CASTING
In this research, renewable biobased nanocomposites based on poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) and cellulose nanowhiskers were prepared by solution casting. Nanocomposite structure and property investigations ...
Thermal Stability of Supported Gold Nanoparticles
Nanoparticle gold is of interest for a wide array of applications including catalysis, gas sensing, and light absorption for color filters and optical switches. Many of these applications are dependent upon the particles ...
INVESTIGATION OF A SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE - WOOD BIO-PLASTIC COMPOSITES
Bio-polymers have become a focus for developing wood bio-plastic composites since they can be sustainably renewed from agricultural resources. One of the bio-polymers, poly-3-hydroxybutyrate (PHB), has been widely studied ...
Orthotropic and Time-Dependent Moisture Diffusion Measurements in Polymer Matrix Composites Using Nuclear Reaction Analysis
Moisture plays a significant role in influencing the mechanical behavior and long-term durability of composites. The objective of this dissertation was to understand the basic concepts of moisture transport in polymeric ...
Microstructural Characterization of Simulated Plastic-Bonded Explosives
Plastic-bonded explosives (PBX) are highly complex molecular composites. Recent mechanical investigations of PBX properties, in particular deformation and failure under uniaxial and cyclic loading, have revealed ...
A single molecule approach for measuring the transport properties and energetics of Membrane proteins in Heterogenous Planar Bio-mimetic assemblies
The significance of transmembrane protein research is well documented. Numerous studies have clearly established the biological, biophysical and pharmaceutical importance that these membrane components serve. Communications ...