The Impact of Synthesis Conditions and Crystal Quality of Two-Dimensional Materials for Permeation Barriers
11 Jan 2021 | Contributor(s):: Young, Katherine
Advisors: Eric Vogel, Dale Hitchcock, Preet Singh, Mark Losego, Matthew McDowellPermeation barriers in applications for gas separation, hydrogen isotope permeation barriers, and corrosion coatings require similar properties, including high strength, chemical stability, limited permeation, and...
Atomistic Investigation of Irradiation Resistance of Heterophase Metallic Boundaries
11 Jan 2021 | Contributor(s):: Chen, Elton
Advisors: Chaitanya S Deo, Remi Dingreville, David McDowell, Olivier Pierron, Hamid GarmestaniThe overall purpose of this dissertation is to explore the complex mechanisms underneath the irradiation resistance of metallic phase boundaries. Materials in nuclear applications are constantly exposed...
The Role of Interfaces and Defects on the Thermal Transport in Nano-Electronic Semiconducting Materials
14 Jan 2020 | Contributor(s):: Yan, Zhequan
Advisors: Satish Kumar, Zhuomin Zhang, Eric Vogel, Seung Soon Jang, Matthew McDowellAs the device dimension scales down and power dissipation increases in the electronic devices, the inefficient thermal management becomes challenging for the performance and reliability. Phonons are expected to be...
Computational Characterization of Disordered Metal-Organic Frameworks
29 May 2019 | Contributor(s):: Han, Rebecca
Advisors: David S Sholl, Ryan P Lively, Krista S Walton, Angus P Wilkinson, Sankar NairMetal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a class of crystalline nanoporous adsorbents with numerous applications due to their highly tunable physical and chemical properties. However, MOFs are limited by their...
Computational Study of Point Defects in Metal-Organic Frameworks
16 Jan 2019 | Contributor(s):: Han, Chu
Advisors: David S. Sholl, Angus P. Wilkinson, Thomas M. Orlando, Meilin Liu, David SherrillMetal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are a class of porous materials composed of metal clusters connecting by organic ligands and forming in one-, two-, or three- dimensional structures. The tunable pore sizes,...
Investigation Into Obstacles to the Implementation of the Directed-Self Assembly of Block Copolymers
31 May 2018 | Contributor(s):: Breaux, Caleb Lamar
Advisors: Clifford L. Henderson, Peter J. Ludovice, Carson J. Meredith, Zhiqun Lin, David BucknallTo meet the growing demands of the microelectronics industry and their desire to continue Moore's Law, a variety of routes to extend or replace optical lithography have beensuggested. Among these...