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Mechanics/Physics of Heterogeneous Materials

Understanding multiscale/multiphysics implications of heterogeneity on structural and electronic properties of solids and nanostructured materials constitutes my research interests. I study nanoscale phenomena using quantum mechanical methods, develop multiscale approaches to explore the implications of nanoscale phenomena, and carry out continuum calculations to understand macroscopic behavior of materials. The goal of my research is to contribute to developing new materials with applications in energy, structural materials, and nanotechnology.  
        
17) Effective toughness of heterogeneous media (pdf, doi)     
      M. Z. Hossain, C-J. Hsueh, B. Bourdin, K. Bhattacharya, J. of Mech. and Phys. of Solids 71, 15 (2014)

16) Stress-dependent solute energetics in W-Re alloys from first-principles calculations (pdf, doi)
      M. Z. Hossain and J. Marian, Acta Materialia 80, 107 (2014)

15)  Electron-dependent thermoelectric properties in Si/Si1-xGex heterostructures and Si1-xGex alloys (pdf, doi
      M. Z. Hossain, and H. T. Johnson, Applied Physics Letters 100, 253901 (2012)

14) Ion impact energy distribution and sputtering of Si and Ge (pdf, doi)
     M. Z. Hossain, J. B. Freund, and H. T. Johnson, Journal of Applied Physics 111, 103513 (2012)

13) Ion impact crater asymmetry determines surface ripple orientation (pdf, doi)
     M. Z. Hossain, K. Das, J. B. Freund, and H. T. Johnson, Applied Physics Letters 99, 151913 (2011)

12)  Semiconducting graphene nanoribbon
retains band gap on amorphous or crystalline SiO2 (pdf, doi)
      M. Z. Hossain, Applied Physics Letters 99, 183103 (2011)

11) Quantum conductance modulation in graphene by strain engineering (pdf, doi)
     M. Z. Hossain, Applied Physics Letters 96, 143118 (2010)
     [Selected for V. J. of Nanoscale Science and Technology, 19 April issue, 2010
      Selected for Graduate Student Paper Competition, Society of Engineering Science, 2010]

10) Effects of composition, strain, and atomic disorder on optical phonon frequencies in Si1-xGex, (pdf, doi)
    M. Z. Hossain and H. T. Johnson, Journal of Applied Physics 107, 073515 (2010)

9) Interface-induced bandgap reduction and electron transfer in semiconducting carbon nanotube (pdf, doi)
    M. Z. Hossain, Applied Physics Letters 96, 053118 (2010)
    [Selected for V. J. of Nanoscale Science and Technology, 22 Feb issue, 2010]

8) Enhanced quantum confinement due to nonuniform composition in alloy quantum dots (pdf, doi)
    M. Z. Hossain, N. V. Medhekar, V. B. Shenoy, and H. T. Johnson, Nanotechnology 21, 095401 (2010)

7) Structural instability of single wall carbon nanotube edges from first-principles (pdf, doi)
    M. Z. Hossain, Applied Physics Letters 95, 153104 (2009)
   [Selected for V. J. of Nanoscale Science and Technology, 26 Oct issue, 2009]

6) Chemistry at the graphene-SiO2 interface (pdf, doi)
    M. Z. Hossain, Applied Physics Letters 95, 143125 (2009)
    [Selected for V. J. of Nanoscale Science and Technology, 26 Oct issue, 2009]

5) Improved calculation of Si sputter yield via first principles derived interatomic potential (pdf, doi)
    M. Z. Hossain, J. B. Freund, and H. T. Johnson, N. Instr. and Meth. in Phys. Res. 261, 1061 (2009)

4) Differential sputter yields in Si1-xGex (pdf, doi)
    M. Z. Hossain, J. B. Freund, and H. T. Johnson, Journal of Applied Physics 103, 073508 (2008

3) Generalized mathematical model for the solution of mixedboundary-value elastic problems (pdf)
    M. Z. Hossain, S. R. Ahmed and M. W. Uddin, Applied Mathematics and Computation 169, 1247 (2005)

2) A new mathematical model for finite-difference solution of 3D mixed-boundary value elastic problems
    M. Z. Hossain, S. R. Ahmed and M. W. Uddin, I. J. of Computational Methods 2, 99 (2005)

1) A general mathematical formulation for finite-difference solution of anisotropic materials (pdf)
    S. R. Ahmed, M. Z. Hossain, and M. W. Uddin, Computers & Structures 83, 35 (2005)

 
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