sparks group publications

a complete list is available in pdf format here
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PhD dissertation and MS thesis

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topic video link
% ionic character
interatomic forces
interatomic forces and potential energy
crystal structure, density, APF
crystal structure, density
predicting crystal structure from ionic ratios
polymer structure
condensation reaction polymerization
polymer length and particle size
degree of polymerization and molecular weight
line intercept grain size
composition transformation
ficks first law mass
ficks second law mass
diffusion distance
elasticity, stress/strain
strain hardening
Weibull failure analysis and probabilistic design
use excel to determine weibull modulus
hall petch
grain growth and hall petch
griffith fracture toughness
Larson-Miller parameter & rupture life
S-N curves, fatigue testing
crack growth & cyclic fatigue
steady state creep strain rate
sketching G vs T from phase diagram
creating unary phase diagram from G vs P sketch
lever rule
calculating formula of intermediate compounds
steel phase diagram cooling lever rule
homogeneous nucleation
TTT diagrams and steel composition
avrami kinetics
joule heating, resistance vs resistivity, specific heat
piezoelectric dipole polarization
extrinsic semiconduction, electrical conductivity
composites fiber orientation and fraction
thermodynamics, Gibbs Free Energy, Electrochemistry
thermal stress