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    • Journal of Undergraduate Materials Research, Vol. 1 (2005) 

      Poquette, Ben (Virginia Tech Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2005-09-22)
      The Journal of Undergraduate Materials Research (JUMR) is a student-run scientific journal dedicated to research performed by students in materials science and related fields. The primary goal of this journal is to provide ...
    • Characterization of the Effect of Film Thickness on the Electrochemical Impedance of Nanoporous Gold 

      Bell, Nicholas; Collins, James; Turner, Ryan (Virginia Tech Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2005-09-22)
      Graphs are generated characterizing the effect of film thickness on the electro­ chemical impedance of nanoporous gold. Twelve-karat white gold (50% Ag, 50% Au) leaves were dealloyed to make a total of 12 nanoporous gold ...
    • Mechanical Behavior of Nafion and BPSH Membranes 

      Kyriakides, Steven (Virginia Tech Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2005-09-22)
      A brief characterization of the mechanical behavior of Nafion® 117 and BPSH-35 membranes took place through uniaxial loading, stress relaxation, and creep compliance tests. Membranes were subjected to uniaxial loading at ...
    • Biological Self-Assembled Porous Ceramics as High Temperature Insulation in Steam Transport Pipes 

      Price, Seth; Marier, Elizabeth (Virginia Tech Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2005-09-22)
      Biological self-assembled porous ceramics could serve as a substitute for asbestos in thermally insulating applications, such as steam transport pipes in coal-fired power plants. To become a viable alternative to asbestos, ...
    • A Novel Porous Polymers Manufacturing Technique 

      Hartsell, Erica (Virginia Tech Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2005-09-22)
      There are many applications of porous materials, including the polymer, water, and metal filtration units of various industries; catalytic substrates; fuel cell components; surgical masks for doctors; “gortex” gloves for ...
    • The Effect of Viscosity and Ion Size on the Transduction of Ionic Polymer Metal Composite Actuators 

      Copley, Lisa; Hubbard, Elizabeth; Maisano, Adam (Virginia Tech Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2005-09-22)
      Ionic polymer membranes plated with platinum and gold serve as actuators when a small potential is applied. However, the water used to hydrate the membrane evaporates during use, decreasing actuator performance. Ionic ...
    • Small Size Fluidic Devices by Freeform Manufacturing 

      Folger, Luis (Virginia Tech Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2005-09-22)
      The objective of this study was to innovatively use Freeform Manufacturing, specifically Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) to fabricate rapid prototypes of small size fluidic devices. The polymer used by the SLS application ...
    • MSE on the Move 

      Suchicital, Carlos (Virginia Tech Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2005-09-22)
    • Meet Alfred Knobler 

      Holt, Susan (Virginia Tech Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2005-09-22)
      Alfred E. Knobler made several generous donations to Virginia Tech for the creation of Knobler scholarships and fellowships. These opportunities are for both undergraduate and graduate students in the Departments of Materials ...
    • Deposition and Single-Step Processing of YBCO Thick Films for Multilayered Electronics 

      Langman, Jonathan; Lynch, Matthew (Virginia Tech Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2005-09-22)
      The goal of this project was to successfully cofire a screen-printed yttrium bar ium copper oxide (YBCO) superconductor onto a low-temperature cofired ceramic (LTCC) substrate. The purpose was to investigate the compatibility ...
    • Effect of Sintering Temperature, Heat Treatment, and Tempering on Hardness of Sintered Hardened Grade Steels 

      Anand, Saurabh; Verma, Neerav (Virginia Tech Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2006-09-22)
      The present study examines the change in hardness of sintered hardened steel (SH737-2Cu-0.9C) sintered at different temperatures, heat treated by various methods and then tempered at different temperatures.The samples were ...
    • Computer Simulation of a Hardness Indent Test into Nickel Nano Thin Films 

      Parker, Edward; Gaudreau, Peter (Virginia Tech Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2006-09-22)
      Current experiments suggest that mechanical properties of thin films are different at thicknesses less than 100 nm.In this study, embedded atom method computer simulations are used to examine the differences in strengthening ...
    • A Guide to the Calculation of Theoretical Densities of Crystal Structures for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells 

      Rosten, Rachel; Koski, Matt; Koppana, Eric (Virginia Tech Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2006-09-22)
      Theoretical density is an important parameter used to estimate the porosity of materials after sintering, especially if the requirements for the materials’ densities are strict, such as in the case of the parts of solid ...
    • Experimental Simulation of High Energy-Density Plasma Interaction with Liquid Metal Media for Inertial Fusion Reactor First Wall Studies 

      Martin, Elijah (Virginia Tech Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2006-09-22)
      Inertial confinement fusion (ICF) is a promising technology positioned to address the future energy needs of the world.An advanced design concept for ICF reactors is to use a circulating liquid barrier to protect the first ...
    • Processing and Characterization of Cr-Cu Alloys through Liquid Phase Sintering for Vacuum Circuit Breakers 

      Nalwa, Kanwar (Virginia Tech Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2006-09-22)
      Powder metallurgical processing of Cr-Cu has advantages over other processes.Vacuum Cirbuit Breakers are well known as vacuum interrupters (VI).The essential properties required for materials used in VI are high electrical ...
    • System X: An Advanced Tool for Material Science and Engineering 

      Folgar, Carlos (Virginia Tech Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2006-09-22)
      Virginia Tech students now have one of the world’s most powerful research tools in their own backyard.In the winter of 2003, Virginia Tech researchers took major strides in supercomputer innovation when their high-profile ...
    • Engineering Students Design Composite Bracing System for the Virginia Tech Athletic Department 

      Kyriakides, Steven (Virginia Tech Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2006-09-22)
      Engineering Students Design Composite Bracing System for the Virginia Tech Athletic Department.
    • Particle Spacing Effects on the Strengthening of Discontinuously-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites 

      Kyriakides, Steven; Persing, Ramsey (Virginia Tech Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2006-09-22)
      In metal matrix composites, the spacing between discontinuous reinforcements can affect strengthening by interfering with the motion of dislocations through the metal.This project looks for similar phenomena in polymer ...
    • Microwave Sintering of Simulated Moon Rock 

      Hunt, Michael; Ducut, Amy; Lee, Christina (Virginia Tech Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2006-09-22)
      The focus of this research was to determine the feasibility of using microwave energy to sinter simulated moon rock.Microwave processing is often used as an alternative to traditional sintering of ceramic materials for its ...
    • Reaction Synthesis of TiAl-TiB2 Metal Matrix Composites 

      Berry, David; Wooddell, Michael (Virginia Tech Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2006-09-22)
      The objective of this study was to define and develop measurable processing parameters to guide the synthesis, design and characterization of reaction-synthesized TiAl-TiB2 composites.Measurements of energy release during ...