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  • Haselhuhn, A.S., Sanders, P.G. & Pearce, J.M. Hypoeutectic Aluminum–Silicon Alloy Development for GMAW-Based 3-D Printing Using Wedge Castings International Journal of Metalcasting (2017). (in press) doi:10.1007/s40962-017-0133-z open access
  • Handy Chandra, Spencer W. Allen, Shane W. Oberloier, Nupur Bihari, Jephias Gwamuri and Joshua M. Pearce. Open-Source Automated Mapping Four-Point Probe. Materials 2017, 10(2), 110. doi: 10.3390/ma10020110 open access
  • C. Abinaya, M. Marikkannan, M. Manikandan, J. Mayandi, P. Suresh, V. Shanmugaiah, C. Ekstrum, J.M. Pearce, Structural and optical characterization and efficacy of hydrothermal synthesized Cu and Ag doped zinc oxide nanoplate bactericides. Materials Chemistry and Physics 184 (2016), pp. 172–182. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2016.09.039 open access
  • Amberlee S. Haselhuhn, Michael W. Buhr, Bas Wijnen, Paul G. Sanders, Joshua M. Pearce, Structure-Property Relationships of Common Aluminum Weld Alloys Utilized as Feedstock for GMAW-based 3-D Metal Printing. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 673, pp. 511–523 (2016). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2016.07.099 open access
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    Joshua M. Pearce (Ed.). Photovoltaic Materials and Electronic Devices, MDPI; Basel Switzerland. 2016. http://www.mdpi.com/books/pdfview/book/213 open access
  • Jephias Gwamuri, Ankit Vora, Jeyanthinath Mayandi, Durdu Ö. Güney, Paul L. Bergstrom, Joshua M. Pearce. A new method of preparing highly conductive ultra-thin indium tin oxide for plasmonic-enhanced thin film solar photovoltaic devices. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 149,(2016): 250–257. doi: 10.1016/j.solmat.2016.01.028 free open access
  • Jephias Gwamuri, Murugesan Marikkannan, Jeyanthinath Mayandi, Patrick K. Bowen, and Joshua M. Pearce. Influence of Oxygen Concentration on the Performance of Ultra-Thin RF Magnetron Sputter Deposited Indium Tin Oxide Films as a Top Electrode for Photovoltaic Devices. Materials, 9(1), 63 (2016). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ma9010063 free download
  • Selvaraj, M., Venkatachalapathy, V., Mayandi, J., Karazhanov, S. and Pearce, J. M., Preparation of meta-stable phases of barium titanate by sol-hydrothermal method. AIP Advances, 5, 117119 (2015), DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4935645 open access
  • Wittbrodt, B., & Pearce, J. M. (2015). The Effects of PLA Color on Material Properties of 3-D Printed Components. Additive Manufacturing. 8, 110–116 (2015). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.addma.2015.09.006 open access
  • Jephias Gwamuri, Ankit Vora, Rajendra R. Khanal, Adam B. Phillips, Michael J. Heben, Durdu O. Guney, Paul Bergstrom,Anand Kulkarni, Joshua M. Pearce. Limitations of ultra-thin transparent conducting oxides for integration into plasmonic-enhanced thin-film solar photovoltaic devices. Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy 4:12 (2015). DOI: 10.1007/s40243-015-0055-8 open access
  • M. Prabhu, J. Mayandi, R. N. Mariammal, V. Vishnukanthan, J. M. Pearce, N. Soundararajan and K. Ramachandran. Peanut shaped ZnO microstructures: controlled synthesis and nucleation growth toward low-cost dye sensitized solar cells. Materials Research Express 2(6): 066202 (2015). doi:10.1088/2053-1591/2/6/066202 open access
  • Marikkannan, M., Vishnukanthan, V., Vijayshankar, A., Mayandi, J. and Pearce, J. M., A novel synthesis of tin oxide thin films by the sol-gel process for optoelectronic applications.AIP Advances, 5, 027122 (2015), DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4909542 open access
  • Marikkannan, M. and Subramanian, M. and Mayandi, J. and Tanemura, M. and Vishnukanthan, V. and Pearce, J. M., Effect of ambient combinations of argon, oxygen, and hydrogen on the properties of DC magnetron sputtered indium tin oxide films, AIP Advances, 5, 017128 (2015), DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4906566 open access
  • B.M. Tymrak, M. Kreiger, J. M. Pearce, Mechanical properties of components fabricated with open-source 3-D printers under realistic environmental conditions, Materials & Design, 58, pp. 242-246 (2014). open access
  • R. W. Andrews, A. Pollard, J. M. Pearce, A new method to determine the effects of hydrodynamic surface coatings on the snow shedding effectiveness of solar photovoltaic modules. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 113 (2013) 71–78. open access
  • Dirk V. P. McLaughlin and J.M. Pearce, “Analytical Model for the Optical Functions of Indium Gallium Nitride with Application to Thin Film Solar Photovoltaic Cells”, Materials Science and Engineering: B, 177, 239-244 (2012). open access arXiv
  • Devproshad K. Paul, Andrew Fraser, Joshua Pearce and Kunal Karan, “ Understanding the Ionomer Structure and the Proton Conduction Mechanism in PEFC Catalyst Layer: Adsorbed Nafion on Model Substrate ”, ECS Transactions, 41(1) 1393-1406 (2011) .
  • S. Keating, M.G. Urquhart, D.V.P. McLaughlin and J.M.Pearce, “Effects of Substrate Temperature on Indium Gallium Nitride Nanocolumn Crystal Growth ”, Crystal Growth & Design, 11 (2), pp 565–568, 2011. open access
  • M. Einav, D.V.P. McLaughlin and J. M. Pearce. “Bandgap and Microstructural Engineering of InGaN for Solar Photovoltaic Applications” ISPlasma 2011 Proceedings, 3rd International Symposium on Advanced Plasma Science, March 2011, Nagoya, Japan. P3-087A-LN.
  • D. K. Paul, A. Fraser, J. Pearce, and K. Karan, “Nafion Adsorption on Model Surface: Characterization by Variable Angle Spectroscopic Ellipsometry (VASE)”, Meet. Abstr. - Electrochem. Soc. 1101, 631 (2011).
  • M.L. Albert, J. Deng, X.Niu, J. M. Pearce, R. W. Collins, and C. R. Wronski, "The Creation and Relaxation Kinetics of Light Induced Defects in a-Si:H Located at Different Energies in the Gap", Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 862, A13.2, 2005.
  • J. Deng, M. L. Albert, J. M. Pearce, R. W. Collins, and C. R. Wronski, "The Nature of Native and Light Induced Defect States in i-layers of High Quality a-Si:H Solar Cells Derived from Dark Forward Bias Current-Voltage Characteristics", Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 862, A11.4, 2005.
  • G.M. Ferreira, A.S. Ferlauto, Chi Chen, R.J. Koval, J.M. Pearce, C. Ross, C.R. Wronski and R.W. Collins, "Kinetics of Silicon Film Growth and the Deposition Phase Diagram", Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 338-340, pp. 13-18, 2004.
  • A. S. Ferlauto, G. M. Ferreira, J. M. Pearce, C. R. Wronski, R. W. Collins, X. Deng and G. Ganguly, "Analytical Model for the Optical Functions of Amorphous Semiconductors and Its Applications in Thin Film Photovoltaics", Thin Solid Films 455-456, pp. 388-392, 2004.
  • A. S. Ferlauto, G. M. Ferreira, R. J. Koval, J. M. Pearce, C. R. Wronski, R. W. Collins, M. M. Al-Jassim, and K. M. Jones, "Evaluation of Compositional Depth Profiles in Mixed Phase (Amorphous + Crystalline) Silicon Films from Real Time Spectroscopic Ellipsometry", Thin Solid Films 455-456, pp. 665-669, 2004.
  • C. R. Wronski, J. M. Pearce, J. Deng, V. Vlahos, and R. W. Collins, "Intrinsic and Light Induced Gap States in a-Si:H Materials and Solar Cells - Effects of Microstructure", Thin Solid Films, 451-452 pp. 470-475, 2004.
  • G.M. Ferreira, A.S. Ferlauto, J.M. Pearce, C.R. Wronski, C. Ross, and R.W. Collins, "Comparison of Phase Diagrams for vhf and rf Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition of Si:H Films", Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 808, A5.2, 2004.
  • J. M. Pearce, V. Vlahos, J. Deng, R. W. Collins, C. R. Wronski, J. Whitaker and P. C. Taylor, "Evolution of D0 and non-D0 Light Induced Defect States in a-Si:H Materials and Their Respective Contribution to Carrier Recombination", Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 808, A2.5, 2004.
  • J. M. Pearce, J. Deng, R. W. Collins, and C. R. Wronski, "Light Induced Defect States in Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Centered Around 1.05 and 1.2eV from the Conduction Band Edge", Applied Physics Letters, 83(18), pp. 3725-3727, 2003. open access
  • R.W. Collins, A.S. Ferlauto, G.M. Ferreira, C. Chen, J. Koh, R.J. Koval, Y. Lee, J.M. Pearce, and C. R. Wronski, "Evolution of microstructure and phase in amorphous, protocrystalline, and microcrystalline silicon studied by real time spectroscopic ellipsometry", Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 78(1-4), pp. 143-180, 2003.
  • A.S. Ferlauto, G.M. Ferreira, R.J. Koval, J. M. Pearce, C.R. Wronski, and R.W. Collins, "Evolution of Crystallinity in Mixed-phase (a+mc)-Si:H as Determined by Real Time Ellipsometry", Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 762, A5.10, 2003.
  • R.W. Collins, A.S. Ferlauto, G.M. Ferreira, J. Koh, C. Chen, R.J. Koval, J.M. Pearce, C.R. Wronski, M.M. Al-Jassim, and K.M. Jones, "Application of Deposition Phase Diagrams for the Optimization of a-Si:H-Based Materials and Solar Cells" Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc.,762, A10.1, 2003.
  • J. M. Pearce, J. Deng, V. Vlahos, R. W. Collins, and C. R. Wronski, "Light Induced Changes in Two Distinct Defect States At and Below Midgap in a-Si:H", Proceedings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, 5O-D14-01, 2003. open access
  • C. R. Wronski, R. W. Collins, J. M. Pearce, J. Deng, V. Vlahos, G. M. Ferreira, and C. Chen, "Optimization of Phase-Engineered a-Si:H-Based Multijunction Solar Cells", National Center for Photovoltaics Program Review and Solar Program Proceedings, February 2003, NREL/CD-520-33586 pp. 789-792.
  • R. W. Collins, G.M. Ferreira, J. M. Pearce, A. S. Ferlauto, R. J. Koval, and C. R. Wronski, "Real Time Optics of the Growth of Silicon Thin Films in Photovoltaics: Analysis of the Amorphous-to-Microcrystalline Phase Transition", National Center for Photovoltaics Program Review and Solar Program Proceedings, February 2003, NREL/CD-520-33586 pp. 772-775.
  • R. W. Collins, G. M. Ferreira, A. S. Ferlauto, R. J. Koval, J. M. Pearce, C. R. Wronski, M. M. Al-Jassim, and K. M. Jones, "Thickness evolution of the microstructure of Si:H films in the amorphous-to-microcrystalline phase transition", Proceedings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, S2O-B6-02, 2003.
  • A. S. Ferlauto, G. M. Ferreira, J. M. Pearce, C.R. Wronski, R. W. Collins, Xunming Deng, and Gautam Ganguly, "Analytical model for the optical functions of amorphous semiconductors from the near-infrared to ultraviolet: Applications in thin film photovoltaics", Journal of Applied Physics, 92(5), 2424-2436, 2002. pdf
  • C.R. Wronski, J. M. Pearce, R. J. Koval, X. Niu, A. S. Ferlauto, J. Koh, and R. W. Collins "Light Induced Defect Creation Kinetics in Thin Film Protocrystalline Silicon Materials and Their Solar Cells" Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 715, A13.4, 2002.
  • A. S. Ferlauto, G.M. Ferreira, R.J. Koval, J.M. Pearce, C.R. Wronski, R. W. Collins, M.M. Al-Jassim, and K.M. Jones, "Thickness Evolution of the Microstructural and Optical Properties of Si:H Films in the Amorphous-to-Microcrystalline Phase Transition Region" 29th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conf. Proc., (IEEE, 2002) pp. 1076-1081, 2002. open access
  • J. M. Pearce, R. J. Koval, X. Niu, S. J. May, R.W. Collins, and C. R. Wronski, "The 'Fast' and 'Slow' Light Induced Defects in Diluted and Undiluted Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells and Materials", 17th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference Proceedings, 3, pp. 2842-2845, 2002.open access
  • J. Pearce, X. Niu, R. Koval, G. Ganguly, D. Carlson, R.W. Collins, C.R. Wronski, "Contributions of DO and non-DO gap states to the kinetics of light induced degradation of amorphous silicon under 1 sun illumination", Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 664, A12.3, 2001.
  • J. M. Pearce, R. J. Koval, A.S. Ferlauto, R. W. Collins, and C. R. Wronski, "Limitations of Bulk Generation-Recombination on Open Circuit Voltage under 1 Sun Illumination in Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells", Technical Digest of the 12th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference, pp. 251-252, 2001.
  • Christopher R. Wronski, Joshua M. Pearce, Randy J. Koval, Robert W. Collins, "Metastability in Hydrogenated Amorphous Based Materials and Solar Cells", Technical Digest of the 12th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference, pp. 33-36, 2001.
  • R. J. Koval, J. M. Pearce, A.S. Ferlauto, J. Koh, R.W. Collins, and C.R. Wronski, "Evolution of Optoelectronic Properties of Hydrogen Diluted Si:H Materials and their Effect on Solar Cell Characteristics, Technical Digest, Review meeting for Research with Overseas Research Institutes, pp. 9-16, February 2, 2001.
  • C.R. Wronski, R.J. Koval, J. M. Pearce, A.S. Ferlauto, J. Koh, and R. W. Collins, "Protocrystalline Phase Transitions in Si:H Materials and Their Effect on Solar Cell Characteristics", 11th Workshop on Crystalline Silicon Cell Materials and Processes, NREL/BK-520-30838, pp 93-94, August 19-22, 2001.
  • R. W. Collins, A.S. Ferlauto, R. J. Koval, J. M. Pearce, P.I. Rovira, and C. R. Wronski, "Insights for Improvement of Silicon-based Solar Cells from Real Time Optics Studies", Technical Digest, Review meeting for Research with Overseas Research Institutes, pp. 1-8, February 2, 2001.
  • R.W. Collins, A.S. Ferlauto, R.J. Koval, J.M. Pearce, and C.R. Wronski, "Progress in High Stability Amorphous Silicon-Based Solar Cells with Guidance from Real Time Optics", National Center for Photovoltaics Program Review Proceedings, 2001, pp.21-22.
  • R. J. Koval, A. S. Ferlauto, P. I. Rovira, X. Niu, J. Pearce, R. W. Collins, C. R. Wronski, "Optimization of protocrystalline Si:H Materials and Fabrication of Stable High-Performance Solar Cells", National Center for Photovoltaics Program Review Proceedings, April 2000, p. 215.
  • Randy Koval, Xinwei Niu, Joshua Pearce, Lihong Jiao, Gautam Ganguly, Jeffrey Yang, Subhendu Guha, Robert W. Collins, Christopher R. Wronski, "Kinetics of Light Induced Changes in Protocrystalline Thin Film Materials and Solar Cells", Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 609, A15.5, 2000.