CAMP Distinguished Professor Janos Fendler and his group at CAMP have developed a versatile and economically viable method for the construction of nanostructured films. Films, self-assembled from polymers, nanoparticles ( or nanoplatelets), have substantially different mechanical, optical, electrical, electro-optical, magnetic and magneto-optical properties than films prepared from the same bulk materials. Using this approach, Professor Fendler and his group have constructed electron transfer and charge storage devices.
Deposition of Diamond Films
Professors Regel and Wilcox are also doing an experimental and theoretical study of detached solidification. The phenomenon of detached solidification was discovered over 25 years ago in space experiments, and explained only 5 years ago by these CAMP Professors. When it occurred, detached solidification practically eliminated formation of new grains, twins and dislocations, thereby producing much more perfect crystals. It is now realized that it is possible to produce detached solidification on Earth. This CAMP group is seeking to make this reproducible and commercial. They are competing in this quest with investigators in France, Japan, Germany and at NASA.
keynote speeches were presented at CAMP's Annual Technical Meeting .
In addition, Professors Regel and Wilcox are experimentally and theoretically studying the influence of solidification conditions on the microstructure of in-situ fibrous composites produced from eutectic mixtures.
CAMP Professor Daryush K. Aidun
continues his work in the area of the High Speed Powder Coating
Process (HSPCP) for coating various types of substrates. During the past
year, the following coatings on substrates were successfully done: Inorganic
Coating of Glass, Lanthanum Selenium Cobalt and Cerium Oxide Coating of
Ferritic Stainless Steel, and Nickel Coating of Aluminum for Corrosion
Professor Aidun is also active in the area of welding and the joining of various alloys, including the welding of alloys in the centrifuge, the Multi-Gravity Research Welding System (MGRWS) which, is the first such welding system in the world that is housed in the CAMP building. In addition, Professor Aidun is collaborating with Professors Moosbrugger, Morrison, and Rasmussen to implement Powder Metallurgy (P/M) Research at CAMP.