sparks group publications

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PhD dissertation and MS thesis

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% ionic character https://youtu.be/HJrIOdZHBnY?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
interatomic forces https://youtu.be/hYwmBMM0Wqw?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
interatomic forces and potential energy  https://youtu.be/r79VlVcnaVU?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
crystal structure, density, APF https://youtu.be/m6HEm2s6Cxc?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
crystal structure, density https://youtu.be/819YK-SSnVQ?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
predicting crystal structure from ionic ratios https://youtu.be/apMqQdNgClE?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
xrd https://youtu.be/6IzrOWIw3zQ?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
polymer structure https://youtu.be/uI7vXMqkM3s?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
condensation reaction polymerization https://youtu.be/cjyUZyV8Xl4?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
polymer length and particle size
degree of polymerization and molecular weight
line intercept grain size https://youtu.be/OOBlbh2ExrY?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
vacancies https://youtu.be/m62X8sM6-wI?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
composition transformation https://youtu.be/0otCqXjZkOw?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
ficks first law mass  https://youtu.be/b51J0klp0bY?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
ficks second law mass https://youtu.be/6Nb2q4uYvkY?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
diffusion distance https://youtu.be/suYi1QwJ-os?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
elasticity, stress/strain https://youtu.be/5xQxAW0So6Y?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
strain hardening https://youtu.be/NjIiV1GoHOE?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
Weibull failure analysis and probabilistic design https://youtu.be/eAtrVhHkvlo?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
use excel to determine weibull modulus https://youtu.be/dMOUlCOcP2U?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
hall petch https://youtu.be/O74yipAuWcc?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
grain growth and hall petch https://youtu.be/WHCgmpStjVE?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
griffith fracture toughness  https://youtu.be/1pzHZIu6G6w?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
Larson-Miller parameter & rupture life https://youtu.be/wpG7iTRuB5w?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
S-N curves, fatigue testing https://youtu.be/u_mm7c0z3bw?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
crack growth & cyclic fatigue https://youtu.be/PT3B1li2dwg?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
steady state creep strain rate https://youtu.be/zq_igQ4C_X0?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
sketching G vs T from phase diagram https://youtu.be/qDBVntuQBGY?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
creating unary phase diagram from G vs P sketch https://youtu.be/5LCV5Q23goI?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
lever rule https://youtu.be/XZEQ0eSFRqg?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
calculating formula of intermediate compounds https://youtu.be/F8-SVEHlaxQ?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
steel phase diagram cooling lever rule https://youtu.be/fjqeEYhaXcI?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
homogeneous nucleation https://youtu.be/JKr1czxokuw?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
TTT diagrams and steel composition https://youtu.be/iv9xaE3yjj8?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
avrami kinetics https://youtu.be/N3KGw5rF6oM?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
joule heating, resistance vs resistivity, specific heat https://youtu.be/bOn_yfrUor0?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
piezoelectric dipole polarization https://youtu.be/2XiAykH9IwU?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
extrinsic semiconduction, electrical conductivity https://youtu.be/tUs_4F1lVjI?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
composites fiber orientation and fraction https://youtu.be/aWoe34HUpp8?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
electrochemistry https://youtu.be/6LBvqrCKqHM?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
thermodynamics, Gibbs Free Energy, Electrochemistry https://youtu.be/DlalR3b40K0?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4
thermal stress https://youtu.be/57Upd7cxEVc?list=PLL0SWcFqypCnIJAS_ijZkza53L5K4YFY4