UNIVERSITY of ARKANSAS    DEPARTMENT of MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Nano Mechanics and Tribology Laboratory (NMTL)

 Journal Publications  

  1. Song, Y., Premachandran Nair, R. Zou, M., and Wang, Y.A., “Superhydrophobic Surfaces Produced by Applying a Self- Assembled Monolayer to Silicon Micro/Nano-Textured Surfaces,” Nano Research, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 143-150, 2009.

  2. Kollias, K., Wang, H., Song, Y., and Zou, M., “Production of a Superhydrophilic Surface by Aluminum-induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” Nanotechnology, 19 (2008) 465304.

  3. Premachandran Nair, R. and Zou, M., “Surface-nano-texturing by Aluminum-induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” Surface Coatings and Technology, Vol. 203, pp. 675-679, 2008. (Invited Paper)

  4. Wang, H., Kim, J.-H., Zou, M., Tung, S., and Kim, J.-W., “Adhesion Study of Escherichia coli Cells on Nano-/Micro-textured Surfaces in a Microfluidic System,” IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 573-579, 2008.

  5. Wang, H., Zou, M., Larson, P.R., Sanchez, E.S., Hobbs, K.L., Curtis, M.E., Johnson, M.B., and Awitor, O. K., “Nanomechanical properties of a Ni nanodot-patterned surface,” Nanotechnology, 19 (2008) 295708.

  6. Song, Y. and Zou, M., “Superhydrophobic Surfaces by Dynamic Nanomasking and Deep Reactive Ion Etching,” Proc. IMechE, Part N: J. Nanoengineering and Nanosystems, Vol. 221, No. 2, pp. 41-48, 2007.

  7. Wang, H., Premachandran Nair, R., Zou, M., Larson, P.R., Pollack, A. L., Hobbs, K.L., Johnson, M.B., and Awitor, O. K., “Friction Study of a Ni Nanodot-patterned Surface,” Tribology Letters, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 183 - 189, 2007.

  8. Wang, H. and Zou, M., “Amorphous Silicon Thickness Effect on Formation of Silicon Nanostructures by Aluminum-induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, Vol. 10, No. 8, pp. H224-226, 2007.

  9. Zou, M. Dorey, S., Cai, D., Song, Y., Nair, R., Cai, L., Brown, W., “Self-Assembly of Si Nanoparticles Produced by Aluminum-Induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon Film,” Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. K7-K9, 2007.

  10. Cai, L., Zou, M., Abu-Safe, H., Naseem H.,and Brown, W., “Understanding the Effects of Stress on the Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” Journal of Electronic Materials, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 191 – 196, 2007.

  11. Zou, M. and Yang, D., “Nanoindentation of Silica Nanoparticles Attached to a Silicon Substrate,” Tribology Letters, Vol. 22, No.2, pp.189-196, 2006.

  12. Zou, M., Wang, H., Larson, P.R., Hobbs, K.L., Johnson, M.B., and Awitor, O. K., “Ni Nanodot-patterned Surfaces for Adhesion and Friction Reduction,” Tribology Letters, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp 137-142, 2006.

  13. Zou, M., Seale, W., and Wang, H., “Comparison of Tribological Performances of Nano- and Micro-textured Surfaces,” Proc. IMechE, Part N: J. Nanoengineering and Nanosystems, Vol. 219, No. 3, pp. 103-110, 2006. (Invited Paper)

  14. Zou, M., Cai, L., and Dorey, S., “Self-assembly of Aluminum-Induced Silicon Nanowires,” Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp G133-135, 2006 (Selected for the February 27, 2006 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology).

  15. Zou, M., Cai, L., and Wang, H., “Adhesion and Friction Studies of a Nano-textured Surface Produced by Spin Coating of Colloidal Silica Nanoparticle Solution,” Tribology Letters, Vol. 21, No.1, pp. 25-30, 2006.

  16. Zou, M., Cai, L., and Yang, D., “Nanotribology of a Silica Nanoparticle-textured Surface,” Tribology Transactions, Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 66-71, 2006.

  17. Zou, M., Cai, L., Wang, H., and Brown, W., “Nano-Aluminum-Induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” Materials Letters, Vol. 60, No. 11, pp. 1379-1382, 2006.

  18. Zou, M., Cai, L., Wang, H., and Xu, J., “Silicon Nanowires by Aluminum-Induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. G31-G33, 2006.

  19. Zou, M., Cai, L., Wang, H., Yang, D., and Wyrobek, T., “Adhesion and Friction Studies of a Selectively Micro/nano-textured Surface Produced by UV Assisted Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” Tribology Letters, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 43 – 52, 2005.

  20. Cai, L., Wang, H., Brown, W., and Zou, M., “Large Grain Polycrystalline Silicon Film Produced by Nano Aluminum-Enhanced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, Vol. 8, No. 7, pp G179-181, 2005.

  21. Zou, M., Cai, L., and Brown, W., “Nano-Aluminum-Induced Low Temperature Crystallization of PECVD Amorphous Silicon,” Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, Vol. 8, No. 5, pp. G103-105, 2005.

  22. Dayan, J., Zou, M., and Green, I., “Contact Elimination in Mechanical Face Seals Using Active Control,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 344-354, 2002.

  23. Zou, M., Dayan, J., and Green, I., “Feasibility of Contact Elimination of a Mechanical Face Seal through Clearance Adjustment,” ASME Transactions, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 122, No. 3, pp. 478-484, 2000.

  24. Zou, M., Dayan, J., and Green, I., “Dynamic Simulation and Monitoring of a Non-contacting Flexibly Mounted Rotor Mechanical Face Seal,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Vol. 214, No. 9, pp. 1195-1206, 2000.

  25. Dayan, J., Zou, M., and Green, I., “Sensitivity Analysis for the Design and Operation of a Noncontacting Mechanical Face Seal,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Vol. 214, No. 9, pp. 1207-1218, 2000.

  26. Zou, M., and Green, I., “Clearance Control of a Mechanical Face Seal,” STLE Tribology Transactions, Vol. 42, No. 3, pp. 535-540, 1999. (Best Paper Award)

  27. Cai, L., Rohatgi, A., Han, S., May, G., and Zou, M., “Investigation of the Properties of Plasma-enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposited Silicon Nitride and Its Effect on Silicon Surface Passivation,” Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 83, No. 11 pt 1, pp. 5885-5889, 1998.


 Conference Proceedings

  1. Song, Y., Wang, H., and Zou, M., “PFPE Modified Silicon Nanotextured Surfaces for Adhesion and Friction Reduction,” ASME 2nd Integration & Commercialization of Micro & Nanosystems International Conference & Exhibition, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, June 3-5, 2008.

  2. Kollias, K., Wang, H., and Zou, M., “Fabrication of Superhydrophilic Surfaces by Aluminum-Induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” ASME 2nd Integration & Commercialization of Micro & Nanosystems International Conference & Exhibition, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, June 3-5, 2008.

  3. Wang, H., Zou, M., Jackson, R., Larson, P.R., and Johnson, M.B., “Nanoindentation on a Ni Nanodot-patterned Surface,” ASME 2nd Integration & Commercialization of Micro & Nanosystems International Conference & Exhibition, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, June 3-5, 2008.

  4. Wang, H., Kim, J.H., Zou, M., Tung, S., and Kim, J.W., “The Effect of Surface Nano/Micro-texturing on Escherichia Coli Cell Adhesion,” ASME 2nd Integration & Commercialization of Micro & Nanosystems International Conference & Exhibition, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, June 3-5, 2008.

  5. Premachandran Nair, R., Wang, H., and Zou, M., “Surface-Nano-Texturing by Aluminum-Induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” 35th International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings And Thin Films ICMCTF 2008, san Diego, CA, USA, April 28 - May 2, 2008 (Invited Paper).

  6. Premachandran Nair, R., Song, Y., Zou, M., and Wang, Y.A., “Wetting and Adhesion Properties of Organic Monolayer Modified Nano-Topography-Engineered Surfaces,” STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, San Diego, CA, October 22-24, 2007.

  7. Wang, H., Aryasomayajula A., Zou, M., Gordon, M., and Bhat, D., “Hardness and Frictional Properties of Alumina Coatings by AC Inverted Magnetron Sputtering Technique,” STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, San Diego, CA, October 22-24, 2007.

  8. Zou, M., “New Research Directions of Aluminum-Induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” the Fifteenth International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering (ICCE - 15), Haikou, Hainan, China, July 15-21, 2007. (Invited Paper)

  9. Song, Y., Nair, R. P., and Zou, M., “Hydrophobic Surfaces Prepared by Aluminum-Induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” ASME International Conference on Integration and Commercialization of Micro and Nano-systems, Sanya, Hainan, China, January 10-13, 2007. (The Best Paper Award)

  10. Zou, M. and Yang, D., “Nanoindentation of Silica Nanoparticles Attached to a Silicon Substrate,” STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, San Antonio, TX, October 23-25, 2006.

  11. Wang, H., Cai, L., Yang, D., Wyrobek, T., and Zou, M., “Adhesion/stiction and Friction Studies of Nano/micro-textured Surfaces Produced by Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” World Tribology Congress III, Washington, DC, September12-16, 2005.
  12. Zou M., Cai, L., Wang, H., Yang, D., and Wyrobek, T., “Selective Surface Nano/micro-texturing by UV Assisted Low Temperature Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” World Tribology Congress III, Washington, DC, September12-16, 2005.

  13. Cai, L., Zou, M., Brown, W., “Nano Aluminum Film Induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” The Electrochemical Society International Semiconductor Technology Conference, Shanghai, China, September, 15 - 17, 2004.

  14. Cai, L., Abu-Safe, H., Zou, M., Barghouti, M., Hossain, M., Naseem, H., and Brown, W., “Investigation of the Impact of Stress on Aluminum-Induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon,” PV 2004-12- "Fullerenes, Volume 14- Fullerenes and Nanotubes: Materials for the New Chemical Frontier", pp.307-312.

  15. Dayan, J., Green, I., Zou, M., “Control of the Rotordynamic Behavior of Mechanical Face Seals - Analytical and Experimental Results,” 10th International Symposium on Rotating Machinery (ISROMAC), Honolulu, Hawaii, March 7-11, 2004.

  16. Zou, M., Dayan, J., and Green, I., “Parametric Analysis for Contact Control of a Noncontacting Mechanical Face Seal,” Proceedings of Vibration, Noise & Structural Dynamics, Venice, Italy, pp. 493-499, 1999.

  17. Zou, M., and Green, I., “Real-time Condition Monitoring of Mechanical Face Seal,” Proceedings of the 24th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology, London, Imperial College, pp. 423-430, 1997

 

Conference Presentations

  1. Zou, M., Wang, H., Larson, P.R., Sanchez, E.S., and Johnson, M.B., “Nanomechanical Properties of a Ni Nanodot-patterned Surface,” presented at STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Cleveland, OH, May 18-22, 2008.

  2. Zou, M., Wang, H., Larson, P.R., Sanchez, E.S., and Johnson, M.B., “Numerical Simulations of Nanoindentation on a Ni Nanodot-patterned Surface,” poster presentation at the STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, San Diego, CA, October 22-24, 2007.

  3. Song, Y., Wang, H., and Zou, M., “Engineered Hydrophobic Surfaces Produced By Applying PFPE on Silicon Nano-textured Surfaces,” poster presentation at the STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, San Diego, CA, October 22-24, 2007.

  4. Zou, M., Wang, H., Premachandran Nair, R., Larson, P.R., Hobbs, K.L., and Johnson, M.B., “Friction Study of a Ni Nanodot-patterned Surface,” presented at STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA, May 6-10, 2007.

  5. Wang, H. and Zou, M., “Micro/nano-surface-texturing on Glass Substrate,” presented at STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA, May 6-10, 2007.

  6. Song, Y., Premachandran Nair, R., Zou, M., “Superhydrophobic Surfaces Produced by Applying Self-assembled Monolayer on Silicon Nano-textured Surfaces,” presented at STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA, May 6-10, 2007.

  7. Premachandran Nair, R. and Zou, M., “Study of the Tribological Properties of Silicon Nano-textured Surfaces Generated by Aluminum-induced Crystallization of Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon,” presented at STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA, May 6-10, 2007.

  8. Zou, M., Seale, W., and Wang, H., “Micro/Nano-surface-texturing by Spin Coating of Colloidal Silica Nanoparticles,” presented at STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Calgary, Canada, May 7-11, 2006.

  9. Zou, M., Cai, L., and Yang, D., “Nanotribology of Silica Nanoparticle-textured Surfaces,” presented at STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Las Vegas, May 15-19, 2005.


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