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Carbon-based electrocatalysts for advanced energy conversion and storage

Description: This article presents a critical review on the recent advances in carbon-based metal-free catalysts for fuel cells and metal-air batteries, and discusses the perspectives and challenges in this rapidly developing field of practical significance.
Date: August 28, 2015
Creator: Zhang, Jintao; Xia, Zhenhai & Dai, Liming
Item Type: Review

Controlling the length scale and distribution of the ductile phase in metallic glass composites through friction stir processing

Description: This article demonstrates the refinement and uniform distribution of the crystalline dendritic phase by friction stir processing of titanium based in situ ductile-phase reinforced metallic glass composite.
Date: June 24, 2014
Creator: Singh Arora, Harpreet; Mridha, Sanghita; Singh Grewal, Harpeet; Singh, Harpreet; Hofmann, Douglas C. & Mukherjee, Sundeep
Item Type: Article

Impact Resistant Flexible Body Device

Description: Patent relating to an impact resistant device that can be worn as body armor to protect the wearer from high velocity projectiles.
Date: August 13, 2008
Creator: Biermann, Paul J.; Roberts, Jack C. & Reidy, Richard F.
Item Type: Patent

Plasma Treated Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs) for Epoxy Nanocomposites

Description: This article describes the depositing of plasma nanocoating of allylamine on the surfaces of multi-walled carbon nanotubes to provide desirable functionalities and thus to tailor the surface characteristics of multi-walled carbon nanotubes for improved dispersion and interfacial adhesion in epoxy matrices.
Date: December 19, 2011
Creator: Ritts, Andrew C.; Yu, Qingsong; Li, Hao; Lombardo, Stephen J.; Han, Xu; Xia, Zhenhai et al.
Item Type: Article

Point-by-point compositional analysis for atom probe tomography

Description: This article demonstrates a new alternate approach to data processing for analyses that traditionally employed grid-based counting methods, as demonstrated using an atom-probe analysis of a Ni-based super-alloy.
Date: March 5, 2014
Creator: Stephenson, Leigh T.; Ceguerra, Anna V.; Li, Tong; Rojhirunsakool, Tanaporn; Nag, Soumya; Banerjee, Rajarshi et al.
Item Type: Article

Rationally designed graphene-nanotube 3D architectures with a seamless nodal junction for efficient energy conversion and storage

Description: This article discusses the development of a strategy of creating 3D graphene-carbon nanotube hollow fibers with radially aligned CNTs (RACNTs) seamless sheathed by a cylindrical graphene layer through a one-step chemical vapor deposition using an anodized aluminum wire template.
Date: September 4, 2015
Creator: Xue, Yuhua; Ding, Yong; Niu, Jianbing; Xia, Zhenhai; Roy, Ajit; Chen, Hao et al.
Item Type: Article

Revisiting (Some of) the Lasting Impacts of the Liberty Ships via a Metallurgical Analysis of Rivets from the SS "John W. Brown"

Description: This article examines a rivet from the SS "John W. Brown", which was assembled in Baltimore, Maryland, and launched in September 1942. Classical metallurgical analysis of a rivet from the original 1942 vessel is compared with modern rivets used during its restoration.
Date: October 26, 2015
Creator: Harris, M. D.; Grogg, W. J.; Akoma, A.; Hayes, B. J.; Reidy, Richard F.; Imhoff, E. F. et al.
Item Type: Article

Slurry erosion of thermal spray coatings: Effect of sand concentration

Description: This paper from the Malaysian International Tribology Conference 2013 conference proceedings discusses using Ni based thermal spray coatings deposited on a commonly used hydroturbine steel.
Date: April 12, 2014
Creator: Singh Grewal, Harpeet; Singh Arora, Harpreet; Agrawal, Anupam; Singh, Harpreet & Mukherjee, Sundeep
Item Type: Paper

Three-Dimensional Carbon Nanostructures for Advanced Lithium-Ion Batteries

Description: This review contains the authors' recent progress on the design and fabrication of 3D carbon nanostructures, their performance in Li-ion batteries (LIBs), and their implementation into large-scale, lightweight, and flexible LIBs.
Date: October 26, 2016
Creator: Kang, Chiwon; Cha, Eunho; Patel, Mumukshu D.; Wu, H. Felix & Choi, Wonbong
Item Type: Review