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4th January, 2009

Fabrication of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube Buckypaper and its Application to Batteries Fabrication of high quality Multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWNT) buckypaper was very difficult because they are much shorter than the single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), making the uniform dispersion very difficult. …

28th August, 2007

Much of our environment and the benefits that we derive from our surroundings are strongly influenced by the interactions of the three primary phases of matter – solids, liquids, and gases. These interactions often occur at surfaces, with the individual …

28th August, 2007

Nanostructured ferroelectric oxides are now a part of high-density memory applications such as console video games, smart cards, probe based hard disk storage as well as materials for Nano/Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (NEMS/MEMS). The motion of a ferroelectric domain wall is central …

28th August, 2007

The deformation behaviour of diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings on silicon substrates induced by indentation under different loading conditions has been investigated. Silicon is a commonly used substrate for DLC coatings. However, it is known that during loading, diamond cubic silicon …

28th August, 2007

Millions of people worldwide enjoy improved quality of life owing to the implantation of orthopaedic devices that repair or replace parts of their skeleton. Demand for orthopaedic prostheses has increased substantially in the last decade owing to: Longer life expectancy, …

28th August, 2007

Polycrystalline ferroelectric lead zirconate titanate (PZT) thin films are currently used in high-density memory, microelectromechanical systems and smart cards. However, complex coupling between electrical and mechanical fields exist in polycrystalline materials that lead to nanoscale domain switching behaviors that are …