Thursday, April 27, 2006


Reliability Challenges in Roadmap

News from Integrated Structures Committee: Reliability Challenges in Roadmap: Opportunities for Mechanics

Monday, April 24, 2006


How to calculate hardness

An interesting article:

More details are given by reference: Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 085501 (2006)

Friday, April 21, 2006


Vision of the Future of Solid Mechanics - by Zdenek Bazant

Click here for the ariticle as Guest Editorial in Journal of Applied Mechanics, March 2006.

Saturday, April 15, 2006


Solid Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics

AMN: Ramblings on Solid Mechanics-Quantum Mechanics Link

An interesting read, to begin thinking about quantum mechanics.

Thursday, April 13, 2006


Introduction of Thin Film Deposition Process

Considering that our researches are relative to thin films, I think it is somewhat necessary to know briefly about the deposition process of thin films. The following link leads to a short but clear introduction.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


New Directions in Mechanics

One year old article, but still a quite good review of the cutting-edge research directions for the Engineering mechanics.'05.pdf

Sunday, April 09, 2006


Screen Capture Program

How do you make figures on your screen? In my case, I usually use screen capture program. If I use "copy figure" option in MATLAB directly, sometimes it makes word file bigger and slower. This program is useful for that case. you can save as general figure file like jpg, gif, bmp or use "copy and paste" easily. But if you want to make high resolution ps file, you just follow steps which posted by Dr Huang.
you can download this program at

Basic Usage:
(1) Download and install the software
(2) Click "setting"
(3) Define "hotkey"
(4) In my case, I define capture rectangle region as "PrtSc"
(5) If you click "Print screen" key on your keyboard, crosshair shows up.
(6) After select corner of rectangle, you can save figure using "right mouse button" or copy figure as "Ctrl+C".

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Writing and Reviewing, by Bob Rapp

Click here for a short article on writing and reviewing.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Self-Assembling Nano-Electronics Turn a Corner

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