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Low Temperature Suspension of Shear Thickening non-Newtonian Fluids

Date posted: May 1st, 2015

Nicholas Barron with Jaoa Maia and Ed Caner
Low Temperature Suspension of Shear Thickening non-Newtonian Fluids
There are a variety of useful applications in industry for shear thickening non-Newtonian fluids. …Read more.

Improving the I-V characteristics of Molydinium DiSulfide transistors h-Boron Nitride

Date posted: May 1st, 2015

Vipul Malik with Philip Feng
Improving the I-V characteristics of Molydinium DiSulfide transistors h-Boron Nitride
Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) transistors have attracted considerable attention. Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) transistors on boron nitride (BN) substrates in particular show interesting I-V characteristics. …Read more.

Nanoscale Membrane Structures for Radiation Detection

Date posted: May 1st, 2014

Matthew Krupcale with Philip Feng
Nanoscale Membrane Structures for Radiation Detection

Radiation detectors are used in a wide range of environments from medical to nuclear and research facilities. The use of nanoscale membranes for radiation detection has largely been unexplored, despite having interesting optoelectronic properties. …Read more.

Photovoltaic Degradation Analysis and Two Diode Simulated Models

Date posted: May 1st, 2014

Shay Mathews with Roger French, Timothy Peshek, and Yang Hu
Photovoltaic Degradation Analysis and Two Diode Simulated Models

An understanding of the degradation process of photovoltaic modules during real world use is crucial to extending their lifetime and reliability. …Read more.

Physics and Instrumentation of Growing MoS2 Crystals

Date posted: May 1st, 2014

Christopher Miller with Philip Feng
Physics and Instrumentation of Growing MoS2 Crystals

This senior project is aimed at developing physical vapor deposition, transfer printing, and other related techniques for making ultra thin semiconducting membrane structures, which have potential to be engineered into transducers and sensors (e.g., gas sensors or single-particle detectors) on chip to enable functional integrated microsystems. …Read more.

Design, fabrication and testing of a new limiting oxygen index device

Date posted: May 1st, 2013

Terence Southard with Roger Quinn, Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Design, fabrication and testing of a new limiting oxygen index device
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The Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI) is one of an array of commonly used metrics for the rating of material flammability. ¬† …Read more.

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