Research and Publications - Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Research and Publications - Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

 

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  • Vinson, Katherine; Yu, Xiao-Xiang; De Leon, Nicholas; Weinberger, Christopher R.; Thompson, Gregory B. (2016-10-06)
    HfN specimens deformed via four-point bend tests at room temperature and at 2300 °C (~0.7 Tm) showed increased plasticity response with temperature. Dynamic diffraction via transmission electron microscopy (TEM) revealed ...
  • Welsh, Shery L.; Kapoor, Monica; Underwood, Olivia D.; Martens, Richard L.; Thompson, Gregory B.; Evans, Jeffrey L. (2016)
    Commercially pure nickel (Ni) was thermomechanically processed to promote an increase in Σ3 special grain boundaries. Engineering the character and chemistry of Σ3 grain boundaries in polycrystalline materials can help in ...
  • Zhou, Xuyang; Yu, Xiao-xiang; Kaub, Tyler; Martens, Richard L.; Thompson, Gregory B. (2016-10-06)
    A cross-correlative precession electron diffraction – atom probe tomography investigation of Cr segregation in a Fe(Cr) nanocrystalline alloy was undertaken. Solute segregation was found to be dependent on grain boundary ...
  • Banerjee, R.; Sperling, E. A.; Thompson, G. B.; Fraser, H. L.; Bose, S.; Ayyub, P. (2003-04-09)
    High-purity nanocrystalline niobium (Nb) thin films have been deposited using high-pressure magnetron sputter deposition. Increasing the pressure of the sputtering gas during deposition has systematically led to reduced ...
  • Thompson, G. B.; Banerjee, R.; Fraser, H. L. (2003-08-26)
    As thin-film layers in a multilayered stack are reduced in thickness, changes in phase stability can result within the individual layers. These changes in phase are expected to have a significant influence upon the functional ...
  • Thompson, G. B.; Banerjee, R.; Fraser, H. L. (2003-12-17)
    As the dimensions of materials are reduced to the nanometer scale, changes in phase stability, referred to as pseudomorphism, are being reported. Such changes in phase stability are often serendipitously discovered in ...
  • Kang, Shishou; Jia, Zhiyong; Zoto, I.; Reed, D.; Nikles, David E.; Harrell, J. W. (2006-04-19)
    ePt and [FePt]95Au5 nanoparticles with an average size of about 4nm were chemically synthesized and spin coated onto silicon substrates. Samples were subsequently thermally annealed at temperatures ranging from 250 to 500°C ...
  • Thompson, G. B.; Srivastava, C.; Harrell, J. W.; Nikles, D. E. (2006-03-02)
    A series of [FePt]100−xCrx nanoparticles (x=5, 10, and 16at.%) was chemically synthesized by two different techniques. In one method, the simultaneous chemical reduction of FeCl2∙4H2O, Pt-acetylacetonate, and Cr-acetylacetonate ...
  • Thompson, G. B.; Morgan, N. W.; Birtcher, R. C. (2006-12-21)
    We report the microstructural evolution during irradiation of FePt and FePt 25at.% thin films sputter deposited onto electron transparent silicon monoxide substrates. The films were studied in situ for 500keV Kr+ irradiation ...
  • Kang, Shishou; Shi, Shifan; Jia, Zhiyong; Thompson, G. B.; Nikles, David. E.; Harrell, J. W. (2007-05-09)
    Chemically ordered FePt nanoparticles were obtained by high temperature annealing a mixture of FePt particles with NaCl. After the NaCl was removed with de-ionized water, the transformed FePt nanoparticles were redispersed ...
  • Bagaria, H. G.; Johnson, D. T.; Srivastava, C.; Thompson, G. B.; Shamsuzzoha, M.; Nikles, D. E. (2007-05-23)
    Our interest in determining the mechanism of FePt nanoparticle formation has led to this study of the evolution of particle size and composition during synthesis. FePt nanoparticles were prepared by the simultaneous reduction ...
  • Kim, G.; Martens, R. L.; Thompson, G. B.; Kim, B. C.; Gupta, A. (2007-11-28)
    Single crystalline magnesium oxide MgO nanowires exhibiting a square cross section have been grown on 001-oriented MgO and Si substrates using the vapor-liquid-solid growth mechanism. While the nanowires grow vertically ...
  • Srivastava, Chandan; Balasubramanian, Jayendra; Turner, C. Heath; Wiest, John M.; Bagaria, Hitesh G.; Thompson, Gregory B. (2007-11-27)
    Self-assembled FePt nanoparticle arrays are candidate structures for ultrahigh density magnetic storage media. One of the factors limiting their application to this technology is particle-to-particle compositional variation. ...
  • Thompson, G. B.; Srivastava, Chandan; Nikles, David E. (2008-09-25)
    A series of FePt nanoparticles was synthesized by the thermal decomposition of iron pentacarbonyl and reduction in platinum acetylacetonate in phenyl ether solvent. A range of precursor molar ratios of 2, 1.5, and 1 ...
  • Thompson, G. B.; Fu, B. (2010-08-23)
    This paper addresses in situ stress evolution of two-component FexPt1−x, where x spanned 0 to 1, alloy thin films. The stresses of the high-temperature, quenched-in, solid solution phase was determined by in situ wafer ...
  • Thompson, Gregory B.; Wan, Li (2016-09-07)
    A series of 40–2 nm bilayer spacing Ti/Fe multilayers were sputter-deposited. As the length scale of individual Ti layers equaled to 2 nm, Ti phase transforms from a hexagonal close packed (hcp)- to-body centered cubic ...
  • Burton, Thomas S.; Back, Tyson C.; Fairchild, Steven B.; Thompson, Gregory B. (2017-06-15)
    In this study, the authors address how surface roughness alters secondary electron emission. By using specific grades of metallographic polishing pads, controlled levels of roughness and surface features were imparted. As ...
  • Thompson, Gregory B.; Wan, Li; Yu, Xiao-Xiang (2016-09-14)
    As the thickness of a thin film is decreased, the interfacial structure becomes paramount and crystals can undergo phase transformations. Molecular dynamic simulations have been performed to capture how such transformation ...
  • Thompson, Gregory B.; Wan, Li; Yu, Xiao-Xiang; Zhou, Xuyang (2016-06-24)
    This paper addresses the in situ growth stress evolution and phase transformation of bcc to hcp Ti in Ti/W multilayered thin films. A series of equal layer thicknesses from 20 nm to 1 nm were deposited. As the bilayer ...
  • Thompson, G. B.; Inaba, Y.; Kang, S.; Izatt, J. R.; Harrell, J. W.; Kubota, Y.; Klemmer, T. J. (2009-03-12)
    The structural and magnetic properties of 10 nm FePt thin films annealed using a 1064 nm wavelength laser with 10, 7.5, 5.0, and 2.5 ms pulses have been examined. The A1 to L10 phase transformation was confirmed by x-ray ...

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