The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is to provide quality educational programs for undergraduate and graduate students planning careers in mechanical engineering or allied fields; to create and disseminate knowledge through research, publication, and other scholarly activities; to engage in professional activities to promote the mechanical engineering profession; and, to provide support to enhance the economic well-being of the state and the nation.

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2011

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ADAPTIVE REFINEMENT AND MULTISCALE MODELING IN 2D PERIDYNAMICS, Florin Bobaru and Youn Doh Ha

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Impact of Elliptical Trainer Ergonomic Modifications on Perceptions of Safety, Comfort, Workout, and Usability for People With Physical Disabilities and Chronic Conditions, Judith M. Burnfield, Yu Shu, Thad W. Buster, Adam P. Taylor, and Carl A. Nelson

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Rehabilitation and Exercise Machine, Judith M. Burnfield, Yu Shu, Adam P. Taylor, Thad W. Buster, and Carl Nelson

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IMPROVED REHABILITATION AND EXERCISE MACHINE / MACHINE DE REEDUCATION ET D'EXERCICE AMELIOREE, Judith M. Burnfield, Adam Taylor, Thad W. Buster, Carla A. Nelson, and Yu Shu

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Dynamic Response of Brain Subjected to Blast Loadings: Influence of Frequency Ranges, Mehdi S. Chafi, Shailesh G. Ganpule, Linxia Gu, and Namas Chandra

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More carrot than stick: Encouraging computer programming in thermal design projects, Kevin D. Cole

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The Effect of Axial Conduction on Heat Transfer in a Liquid Microchannel Flow, Kevin D. Cole and Barbaros Çetin

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Vertical Track Modulus Trending, Shane Michael Farritor and Sheng Lu

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Role of helmet in the mechanics of shock wave propagation under blast loading conditions, Shailesh G. Ganpule, Linxia Gu, Aaron L. Alai, and Namas Chandra

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Use of Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy for in situ Observation of Interaction of Cells with Micro- and Nanoprobes, Alexander Goponenko, B. J. Boyle, K. I. Jahan, Maxim V. Gerashchenko, Dmitri E. Fomenko, Vadim N. Gladyshev, and Yuris A. Dzenis

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Characteristics of dynamic brittle fracture captured with peridynamics, Youn-Doh Ha and Florin Bobaru

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Analysis of a monolithic crystal plate acoustic wave filter, Huijing He

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Thickness-shear and Thickness-twist Vibrations of an AT-cut Quartz Mesa Resonator, Huijing He, Jinxi Liu, and Jiashi Yang

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It’s Not What You Think: A Theory for Understanding the Lack of Interest among Domestic Students in the Engineering PhD, Michelle C. Howell Smith, Amanda L. Garrett, Ellen Weissinger, and Namas Chandra

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MODELING DYNAMIC FRACTURE AND DAMAGE IN A FIBER-REINFORCED COMPOSITE LAMINA WITH PERIDYNAMICS, Wenke Hu, Youn Doh Ha, and Florin Bobaru

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In vivo three-dimensional blood velocity profile shapes in the human common, internal, and external carotid arteries, Alexey Kamenskiy, Yuris A. Dzenis, Jason N. MacTaggart, Anastasia Desyatova, and Iraklis I. Pipinos

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Comparative Analysis of the Biaxial Mechanical Behavior of Carotid Wall Tissue and Biological and Synthetic Materials Used for Carotid Patch Angioplasty, Alexey Kamenskiy, Iraklis I. Pipinos, Jason N. MacTaggart, Syed A. Jaffar Kazmi, and Yuris A. Dzenis

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Fracture analysis of Kevlar-49/epoxy and e-glass/epoxy doublers for reinforcement of cracked aluminum plates, Ananth Ram Mahanth Kasavajhala and Linxia Gu

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Cohesive Zone Model to Predict Fracture in Bituminous Materials and Asphaltic Pavements: State-of-the-Art Review, Yong-Rak Kim

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Preface, Yong-Rak Kim and Amit Bhasin

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Effects of mass layer dimension on a finite quartz crystal microbalance, Y. P. Kong, Jinxi Liu, Huijing He, and Jiashi Yang

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In Vitro Models for Glaucoma Research: Effects of Hydrostatic Pressure, Yuan Lei, Shadi Rajabi, Ryan M. Pedrigi, Darryl R. Overby, A. Thomas Read, and C. Ross Ethier

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Simulation of electrospun nanofiber deposition on stationary and moving substrates, Linhua Liu and Yuris A. Dzenis

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Analysis Of Partially Electroded Piezoelectric Actuators With Nonuniform Thickness For The Purpose Of Reducing Actuating Shear Stress Concentration By Ansys, Nan Liu and Hongping Hu

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Effects of Mass Layer Nonuniformity on a Quartz-Crystal Microbalance, Nan Liu, Jiashi Yang, and Weiqiu Chen

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Frequency Shifts in Plate Crystal Resonators Induced by Electric, Magnetic, or Mechanical Fields in Surface Films, Nan Liu, J.S. Yang, Yuantai Hu, Xuedong Chen, and Wei Jiang

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A Model of Giant Vacuole Dynamics in Human Schlemm’s Canal Endothelial Cells, Ryan M. Pedrigi, David Simon, Ashley Reed, W. Daniel Stamer, and Darryl R. Overby

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Numerical Modeling of Steady Burning Characteristics of Spherical Ethanol Particles in a Spray Environment, Vaibhav Kumar Sahu, Vasudevan Raghavan, Daniel N. Pope, and George Gogos

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Transverse permeability of fibrous porous media, Ali Tamayol and Majid Bahrami

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Modeling of solvent evaporation from polymer jets in electrospinning, Xiang-Fa Wu, Yury Salkovskiy, and Yuris A. Dzenis

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Increased efficiency of low band gap polymer solar cells at elevated temperature and its origins, Bin Yang, James Cox, Yongbo Yuan, Fawen Guo, and Jinsong Huang

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Nanomechanical analysis of insulinoma cells after glucose and capsaicin stimulation using atomic force microscopy, Ruiguo Yang, Ning Xi, King Wai-chu Lai, Bei-hua Zhong, Carmen Kar-man Fung, Chen-geng Qu, and Donna H. Wang

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Achieving high efficiency laminated polymer solar cell with interfacial modified metallic electrode and pressure induced crystallization, Yongbo Yuan, Yu Bi, and Jinsong Huang

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Intermediate Layers in Tandem Organic Solar Cells, Yongbo Yuan, Jinsong Huang, and Gang Li

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A Few Transient Effects in AT-Cut Quartz Thickness-Shear Resonators, Runyu Zhang and Hongping Hu

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Assessment of Shape Memory Alloy Stent Deployment in a Stenosed Artery, Shijia Zhao, Linxia Gu, and Stacey R. Froemming

2010

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Material-Specific Effects of Hydrated Lime on the Properties and Performance Behavior of Asphalt Mixtures and Asphaltic Pavements, Francisco Thiago Sacramento Aragão, Junghun Lee, Yong-Rak Kim, and Pravat Karki

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Steady-periodic heating in parallel-plate microchannel flow with participating walls, Kevin D. Cole

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Thermal models of railroad wheels and bearings, Kevin D. Cole, Constantine M. Tarawneh, Arturo A. Fuentes, B. M. Wilson, and L. Navarro

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Finite Element Analysis of Cracks in Aging Aircraft Structures with Bonded Composite-Patch Repairs, Linxia Gu, Ananth Ram Mahanth Kasavajhala, and Shijia Zhao

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The Relation Between the Arterial Stress and Restenosis Rate After Coronary Stenting, Linxia Gu, Shijia Zhao, Aswini K. Muttyam, and James M. Hammel

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Steady-state Green’s function solution for moving media with axial conduction, A. Haji-Sheikh, J. V. Beck, and Kevin D. Cole

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Directional annealing-induced texture in melt-spun (Sm12Co88)99Nb1 alloy, Tanjore V. Jayaraman, P. Rogge, and Jeffrey E. Shield

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Effects of a Mass Layer With Gradually Varying Thickness on a Quartz Crystal Microbalance, Nan Liu, Jiashi Yang, and Weiqiu Chen

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Luminescence enhancement of CdTe nanostructures in LaF3:Ce/CdTe nanocomposites, Mingzhen Yao, Xing Zhang, Lun Ma, Wei Chen, Alan G. Joly, Jinsong Huang, and Qingwu Wang

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Force–frequency effect of thickness mode langasite resonators, Haifeng Zhang, Joseph A. Turner, Jiashi Yang, and John A. Kosinski

2009

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Flexible Electronics Using Ion Implantation To Adhere Polymer Substrate To Single Crystal Silicon Substrate, Terry L. Alford, Douglas C. Thompson Jr., Hyunchul Kim, Michael A. Nastasi, James W. Mayer, and Daniel Adams

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Steady-Periodic Heating of a Cylinder, Kevin D. Cole and Paul E. Crittenden

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Analysis of Flux-Base Fins for Estimation of Heat Transfer Coefficient, Kevin D. Cole, C. Tarawneh, and B. Wilson

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Real-time depth sectioning: Isolating the effect of stress on structure development in pressure-driven flow, Lucia Fernandez-Ballester, Derek W. Thurman, and Julia A Kornfield

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Effects of Aggregate Structure on Hot-Mix Asphalt Rutting Performance in Low Traffic Volume Local Pavements, Yong-Rak Kim, Hee Mun Park, Francisco Thiago Sacramento Aragão, and Jamilla Emi Sudo Lutif

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Comparison of Fuzzy Clustering Methods and Their Applications to Geophysics Data, David J. Miller, Carl A. Nelson, Molly Boeka Cannon, and Kenneth P. Cannon

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METHOD OF TRANSFERRING STRAINED SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE, Michael Nastasi

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Computational model for predicting nonlinear viscoelastic damage evolution in materials subjected to dynamic loading, Flavio V. Souza, Yong-Rak Kim, George A. Gazonas, and David H. Allen

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Experimental investigation of a novel blast wave mitigation device, Zhenbi Su, Wen Peng, Zhaoyan Zhang, George Gogos, Reed Skaggs, Bryan Cheeseman, and Chian Fong Yen

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IMPRINTING POLYMERFILM ON PATTERNED SUBSTRATE, Li Tan, Yen-Peng Kong, Stella W. Pang, and Albert F. Yee

2008

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Conduction in rectangular plates with boundary temperatures specified, James V. Beck, Neil T. Wright, A. Haji-Sheikh, Kevin D. Cole, and Donald E. Amos

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Control of the nanoscale crystallinity and phase separation in polymer solar cells, Chih-Wei Chu, Hoichang Yang, Wei-Jen Hou, Jinsong Huang, Gang Li, and Yang Yang

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Flush-Mounted Steady-Periodic Heated Film With Application to Shear-Stress Measurement, Kevin D. Cole

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Fabrication of High Aspect Ratio Metal Nanotips by Nanosecond Pulse Laser Melting, Bo Cui, Lin Wu, and Stephen Y. Chou

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HIGH-IMPACT, ENERGY-ABSORBING VEHICLE BARRIER SYSTEM : United States Patent 7,410,320 B2, Ronald K. Faller, Dean L. Sicking, John R. Rohde, John D. Reid, Robert W. Bielenberg, James C. Holloway, and Karla A. Polivka

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METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NONCONTACT RELATIVE RAIL DISPLACEMENT, TRACK MODULUS AND STIFFNESS MEASUREMENT BY A MOVING RAIL VEHICLE: US Patent No. US 7,403,296 B2, Shane Farritor, Richard Arnold, and Chris Norman

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Simultaneous birefringence, small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering to detect precursors and characterize morphology development during flow-induced crystallization of polymers, Lucia Fernandez-Ballester, Tim Gough, Florian Meneau, Wim Bras, Fernando Ania, Francisco Jose Balta-Calleja, and Julia A. Kornfield

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Finite Element Analysis Using Nonconforming Mesh, Ashok V. Kumar, Ravi Buria, Sanjeev Padmanabhan, and Linxia Gu

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SURGICAL CAMERA ROBOT: United States Patent NO. US 7,339,341 B2, Dmitry Oleynikov, Shane Farritor, Mark E. Rentschler, Stephen R. Platt, and Jason Dumpert

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Numerical Simulation of a Novel Blast Wave Mitigation Device, Zhenbi Su, Wen Peng, Zhaoyan Zhang, George Gogos, Reed Skaggs, and Bryan Cheeseman

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Experiments and models for the thermal response of railroad tapered-roller bearings, Constantine M. Tarawneh, Kevin D. Cole, Brent M. Wilson, and Fadi Alnaimat

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A slip model for rarefied gas flows at arbitrary Knudsen number, Lin Wu

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Subcritical and Supercritical Droplet Evaporation within a Zero-Gravity Environment: Low Weber Number Relative Motion, Hongtao Zhang, Vasudevan Raghavan, and George Gogos

2007

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Thermal characterization of microscale conductive and nonconductive wires using transient electrothermal technique, Jiaqi Guo, Xinwei Wang, and Tao Wang

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Origin of photomultiplication in C60 based devices, Jinsong Huang and Yang Yang

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Order-disorder transformations in Sm–Co and Sm–Co–ZrC systems with 2-17 stoichiometry, Y.Y. Kostogorova-Beller, Jeffrey E. Shield, and Matthew J. Kramer

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Improved hole-injection contact for top-emitting polymeric diodes, Juo-Hao Li, Jinsong Huang, and Yang Yang

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A Scientific Foundation of Collaborative Engineering, S. C.-Y. Lu, W. ElMaraghy, G. Schuh, and R. Wilhelm

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Surface anisotropy and magnetic freezing of MnO nanoparticles, Marco Morales Torres, Ralph Skomski, Shannon Fritz, G. Shelburne, Jeffrey E. Shield, Ming Yin, Stephen O'Brien, and Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

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ROBOT FOR SURGICAL APPLICATIONS: United States Patent No. US 7,199,545 B2, Dmitry Oleynikov, Shane Farritor, Adnan Hadzialic, and Stephen R. Platt

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Regional mechanical properties and stress analysis of the human anterior lens capsule, Ryan M. Pedrigi, G. David, J. Dziezyc, and J. D. Humphrey

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Deck-Mounted Steel Post Barrier System, John D. Reid, Ronald K. Faller, and Jason A. Hascall

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Modelagem da vida de fadiga e do acúmulo de deformações permanentes em pavimentos asfálticos por meio de um modelo de dano contínuo, Victor Ferreira Teixeira, Flavio V. Souza, and Jorge Barbosa Soares

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Low voltage and fast speed all-polymeric optocouplers, Yan Yao, Hsiang-Yu Chen, Jinsong Huang, and Yang Yang

2006

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Highly coercive rapidly solidified Sm–Co alloys, Shampa Aich, V.K. Ravindran, and Jeffrey E. Shield

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The all boron carbide diode neutron detector: Comparison with theory, A. N. Caruso, Peter A. Dowben, S. Balkir, Nathan Schemm, Kevin Osberg, R.W. Fairchild, Oscar Barrios Flores, Snjezana Balaz, A.D. Harken, Brian W. Robertson, and Jennifer I. Brand

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The Role of Electrospinning in the Emerging Field of Nanomedicine, S. Y. Chew, Y. Wen, Yuris A. Dzenis, and K. W. Leong

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Steady-Periodic Green’s Functions and Thermal- Measurement Applications in Rectangular Coordinates, Kevin . D. Cole

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Comparative modeling of performance limits of solid state neutron detectors based on planar B-rich capture layers, A. D. Harken and Brian W. Robertson

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Improving the power efficiency of white light-emitting diode by doping electron transport material, Jinsong Huang, Wei-Jen Hou, Juo-Hao Li, Gang Li, and Yang Yang

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Piezoelectromagnetic waves in a ceramic plate between two ceramic half-spaces, S. N. Jiang, Q. Jiang, X. F. Li, S. H. Guo, H. G. Zhou, and J. S. Chang

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Magnetic behavior of rapidly solidified Pr–Co alloys with the TbCu7-type structure, J. Kostogorova and Jeffrey E. Shield

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Non-operative management of posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction: design of a randomized clinical trial [NCT00279630], Kornelia Kulig, Amy B. Pomrantz, Judith M. Burnfield, Stephen F. Reischl, Susan Mais-Requejo, David B. Thordarson, and Ronald W. Smith

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Efficient inverted polymer solar cells, G. Li, C.-W. Chu, V. Shrotriya, Jinsong Huang, and Y. Yang

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MICROROBOT FOR SURGICAL APPLICATIONS: United States Patent No. US 7,042,184 B2, Dmitry Oleynikov, Shane Farritor, Adnan Hadzialic, and Stephen R. Platt

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Flexible Tools for Specifying Design Variation, Trichy Pasupathy, Xiaoping Zhao, and Robert Wilhelm

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SINGLE-SIDED CRASH CUSHION SYSTEM, John D. Reid, John R. Rohde, and Dean L. Sicking

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END SPLICE ASSEMBLY FOR BOX-BEAM GUARDRAIL AND TERMINAL SYSTEMIS, John D. Reid, John R. Rohde, Dean L. Sicking, and King K. Mak

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Modeling, Analysis, and Experimental Study of In Vivo Wheeled Robotic Mobility, Mark E. Rentschler, Jason Dumpert, Stephen R. Platt, Karl Iagnemma, Dmitry Oleynikov, and Shane M. Farritor

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In vivo laparoscopic robotics, Mark E. Rentschler, Stephen R. Platt, Jason Dumpert, Shane M. Farritor, and Dmitry Oleynikov

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High-energy product exchange-spring FePt/Fe cluster nanocomposite permanent magnets, X. Rui, Jeffrey E. Shield, Zhiguang Sun, Lanping Yue, Yinfan Xu, David J. Sellmyer, Z. Liu, and D.J. Miller

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A Minimum-Impact Method for Measuring Corrosion Rate of Steel-Hulled Shipwrecks in Seawater, Matthew A. Russell, David Conlin, Larry E. Murphy, Donald L. Johnson, Brent Wilson, and James Carr

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Load Transfer Issues in the Tensile and Compressive Behavior of Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes, G. A. Shen, S. Namilae, and Namas Chandra

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Magnetic reversal in three-dimensional exchange-spring permanent magnets, Jeffrey E. Shield, J. Zhou, S. Aich, V.K. Ravindran, Ralph Skomski, and David J. Sellmyer