Publications (2001-2005)

2005 Publications

56. S. Eppell, B. Smith, H. Kahn and R. Ballarini, “Nano Measurements With Micro Devices: Mechanical Properties of Hydrated Collagen Fibrils,” Journal of the Royal Society Interface, doi: 10.1098/rsif.2005.0100. pdf icon

54. R. Ballarini, R. Kayacan, F.J. Ulm and A.H. Heuer, “Biological Structures Mitigate Catastrophic Failure Through Various Strategies,” International Journal of Fracture, Vol. 135, pp. 187-197, 2005. pdf icon

53. J.J. Bellante, H. Kahn, R. Ballarini, C.A. Zorman, M. Mehregany and A.H. Heuer, “Fracture Toughness of Polycrystalline Silicon Carbide Thin Films,” Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 86, Article 071920, 2005. pdf icon

52. Y. Wang, R. Ballarini, H. Kahn and A.H. Heuer, “Determination of the Growth Strain of LPCVD Polysilicon,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 160-166, 2005. pdf icon

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2004 Publications

51. Y. Wang and R. Ballarini, “A Long Crack Penetrating a Transforming Inhomogeneity,” Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 71, pp. 582-585, 2004. pdf icon

50. R. Ballarini, L. Chen and M. Grigoriu, “Crack Propagation in a Material with Random Toughness,” International Journal of Fracture, Vol 125, pp. 353-369, 2004. pdf icon

49. S. Kamat, H. Kessler, R. Ballarini, A.H. Heuer, “Fracture mechanisms of the Strombus gigas conch shell: II Micromechanics analyses of multiple cracking and large scale crack bridging,” Acta Materialia, Vol. 52, pp. 2395-2406, 2004. pdf icon

48. H. Kahn, R. Ballarini and A.H. Heuer, “Dynamic Fatigue of Silicon,” Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science, Vol. 8, pp. 71-76, 2004. pdf icon

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2003 Publications

47. A. Ni, D. Sherman, R. Ballarini, H. Kahn, B. Mi, S.M. Phillips and A.H. Heuer, “Optimal Design of Multilayered Polysilicon Films for Prescribed Curvature,” Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 38 (special issue Mechanical Properties of MEMS Structures), pp. 4169-4173, 2003. pdf icon

46. Y. Wang and R. Ballarini, “A Long Crack Penetrating a Circular Inhomogeneity,” Meccanica (special issue in honor of Professor Piero Villaggio), Vol. 38, pp. 579-593, 2003. pdf icon

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2002 Publications

45. H. Kahn, R. Ballarini, J. Bellante and A.H. Heuer, “Fatigue Failure in Polysilicon Not Due to Simple Stress Corrosion,” Science, Vol. 298, pp. 1215-1219, Nov. 8, 2002. pdf icon

44. H. Kahn, R. Ballarini and A.H. Heuer, “Thermal Expansion of LPCVD Polysilicon,” Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 17, No. 7, pp. 1855-1862, 2002. pdf icon

43. Z.P. Bazant, Y.D.S. Rajapakse, D.H. Allen, R. Ballarini, H.D. Espinosa, H. Gao, R. Gettu, M. Jirasek, G. Pijaudier-Cabot, J. Planas and F.J. Ulm, “Report on ONR Workshop on Fracture Scaling,” International Journal of Fracture, Vol. 113, pp. 345-366, 2002. pdf icon

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2001 Publications

42. R. Ballarini, H. Kahn, N. Tayebi and A.H. Heuer, “Effects of Microstructure on the Strength and Fracture Toughness of Polysilicon: A Wafer Level Testing Approach,” Mechanical Properties of Structural Films,” ASTM STP 1413, American Society for Testing and Materials, pp. 37- 51, 2001.

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