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Theodore M. Besmann, Group Leader
Surface Processing & Mechanics Group
Materials Science & Technology Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6063
Phone: (865) 574-6852
Fax: (865) 574-4913
e-mail: besmanntm@ornl.gov

Selected Publications:

Summary:

  • Over 100 refereed journal or proceedings papers and three book chapters. Review articles in Science, Bulletin of the American Ceramic Society, and the MRS Bulletin (2).
  • Five patents
  • Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society and Editorial Advisory Board member for Advanced Materials – CVD.
  • Editor of the three proceedings: Chemical Vapor Deposition of Refractory Metals and Ceramics, Materials Research Society, 1990; Chemical Vapor Deposition of Refractory Metals and Ceramics II, Materials Research Society, 1992; Chemical Vapor Deposition XIII, Electrochemical Society, 1996.
  • Coauthor of the book, A Desirable Energy Future, Franklin Institute Press, 1982
  • Complete Listing

Book Chapters:

  1. T.M. Besmann, D.P. Stinton, and R.A. Lowden, "Chemical Vapor Deposition and Infiltration," Non-Oxide Ceramic Engineering, Van Nostrand-Reinhold, New York, 1997.
  2. R. A. Lowden, D. P. Stinton, and T. M. Besmann, "Ceramic Matrix Composite Fabrication and Processing: Chemical Vapor Infiltration," pp. 205-268, Chapter 6 in Handbook on Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic Matrix Composites, eds. R. L. Lehman, S. K. El-Rahaiby, and J. B. Wachtman, Jr., American Ceramic Society, Westerville, OH (1995).
  3. D. P. Stinton, T. M. Besmann, R. A. Lowden, and B. W. Sheldon, "Vapor Deposition," pp. 215-22 in Engineered Materials Handbook, Vol. 4, eds. S. J. Schneider, Jr., and C. A. Dostal, ASM International, Materials Park, Ohio, 1992.

Refereed Papers/Major Reports:

  1. T. M. Besmann, J. C. McLaughlin, K. J. Probst, T. J. Anderson, and T. L. Starr, "Development of a Scaled-Up CVI System for Tubular Geometries, pp. 560-7, " Proc. 14th Intl. Conf. on Chemical Vapor Deposition/EuroCVD 11, eds. M. D. Allendorf and C. Bernard, Electrochemical Society, Pennington, NJ, 1997.
  2. D. F. Wilson, E. C. Beahm, T. M. Besmann, and others, "Potential Effects of Gallium on Cladding Materials," ORNL/TM-13504, October 1997.
  3. T. M. Besmann, J. W. Klett, and T. D. Burchell, "Carbon Composite for a PEM Fuel Cell," in Materials for Electrochemical Energy Storage, eds. D. S. Ginley, D. H. Doughty, T. Takamura, Z. Zhang, and B. Scrosati, Vol. 496, Materials Research Society, Warrendale, PA.
  4. T. M. Besmann, W. Y. Lee, J. P. Young, and H. Xiao, "Boron Nitride Coatings and Materials for Use in Aggressive Environments," in Covalently Bonded Disordered Thin-Film Materials, eds. M. P. Siegal, J. E. Jaskie, W. Milne, and D. McKenzie, Vol. 498, Materials Research Society, Warrendale, PA.
  5. T. M. Besmann, "Thermochemical Behavior of Gallium in Weapons Material-Derived Mixed Oxide LWR Fuel," J. American Ceramic Society, in press.
  6. T. M. Besmann, D. P. Stinton, R. A. Lowden, K. J. Probst, and T. J. Anderson, "Near-Net-Shape Fabrication by Forced-Flow, Thermal-Gradient CVI," Proc. World Ceramics Congress, in press.
  7. S. Shanmugham, P. K. Liaw, D. P. Stinton, and T. M. Besmann, "Effects of Two Film Layers on Residual Stresses in Ceramic Matrix Composite," submitted to the J. Am. Ceram. Soc.
  8. F. Rebillat, J. Lamon, R. Naslain, E. Lara-Curzio, M. K. Ferber, and T. M. Besmann, "Properties of Multilayered Interphases in SiC/SiC Chemical-Vapor-infiltrated Composites with "Weak" and "Strong" Interfaces," J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 81 (9) 2315-26.
  9. F. Rebillat, J. Lamon, R. Naslain, E. Lara-Curzio, M. K. Ferber, and T. M. Besmann, "Interfacial Bond Strength in SiC/C/SiC Composite Materials, As Studied by Single-Fiber Push-Out Tests," J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 81 (4) 965-78.
  10. T. M. Besmann, S. Shanmugham, E. R. Kupp, and D. P. Stinton, "Approach to Inherently Stable Interfaces for Ceramic Matrix Composites," pp. 371-80 in Proc. 11th Technical Conference on Composite Materials, ed. W. S. Johnson, Technomic Pub., Lancaster, PA (1996).
  11. T. M. Besmann, W. M. Matlin, and D. P. Stinton, "Chemical Vapor Infiltration Process Modeling and Optimization," pp. 441-51 in Covalent Ceramics III: Non-Oxides, Vol. 410, eds. A.R. Barron, G.S. Fischman, M.A. Fury, and A.F. Hepp, Materials Research Soc., Pittsburgh, PA (1996).
  12. S. Shanmugham, P. K. Liaw, D. P. Stinton, T. M. Besmann, K. L. More, W. D. Porter, A. Bleier, and S. T. Misture, "Development of Sol-Gel Derived Coatings for Nicalon/SiC Composites," pp. 71-78 in Advanced Synthesis and Processing of Composites and Advanced Ceramics II, Ceramic Trans. Vol. 79, American Ceramic Society, Westerville, OH (1996).
  13. Y.W. Bae, W.Y. Lee, C.S. Yust, P.J. Blau, and T.M. Besmann, "Synthesis and Friction Behavior of Chemically Vapor Deposited Composite Coatings Containing TiN and MoS2 Phases," J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 79 (4) (1996) 819.
  14. Y.W. Bae, W.Y. Lee, C.S. Yust, P.J. Blau, and T.M. Besmann, "Preparation and Friction Characteristics of Self-Lubricating TiN+MoS2 Composite Coatings," Mater. Sci. Eng., A209 (1996) 372.
  15. E. R. Kupp, E. Lara-Curzio, D. P. Stinton, R. A. Lowden, and T. M. Besmann, "CVI Processing of Minicomposites for Evaluation of Interface Coating Materials in Composites," pp. 600-606 in Proc. of the Thirteenth International Conference on Chemical Vapor Deposition, eds. T. M. Besmann, M. D. Allendorf, McD. Robinson, and R. K. Ulrich, The Electrochemical Society, Pennington, NJ (1996).
  16. T.M. Besmann, "CVI Processing of Ceramic Matrix Composites,", Proc. High Temperature Matrix Composites II, Ceramic Transactions Vol. 58, (1995) 1.
  17. T.M. Besmann, J.C. McLaughlin, and H.-T. Lin, "Fabrication of Ceramic Composites: Forced CVI," Journal of Nuclear Materials, 219 (1995) 31.
  18. T.M. Besmann, J.H. Miller, K.M. Cooley, R.A. Lowden, and T.L. Starr "Chemical Vapor Infiltration of TiB2-Matrix Composites," Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 77 [9] (1994) 2395.
  19. B.M. Gallois, T.M. Besmann, and M.W. Stott, "Chemical Etching of Silicon (100) by Hydrogen," Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 77 [11] (1994) 2949.
  20. Y.W. Bae, W.Y. Lee, T.M. Besmann, and P.J. Blau, "Nanoscale Hardness and Microfriction of Titanium Nitride Films Deposited From the Reaction of Tetrakis (Dimethylamino) Titanium With Ammonia," Applied Physics Letters 66 [15] (1995) 1.
  21. Y.W. Bae, W.Y. Lee, T.M. Besmann, P.J. Blau, and L. Riester, "Synthesis and Selected Micro-Mechanical Properties of Titanium Nitride Thin Films by the Pyrolysis of Tetrakis Titanium in Ammonia," in Chemical Vapor Deposition of Refractory Metals and Ceramics III, edited by W.Y. Lee, B.M. Gallois, and M.A. Pickering, Vol. 363 (Materials Research Society, Pittsburgh, PA 1995) p. 245.
  22. Y.W. Bae, W.Y. Lee, T.M. Besmann, P.J. Blau, K.L. More, and D.N. Braski, "Self-Lubricating Tin-MoS2 Composite Coatings Produced by Simultaneous Deposition From Ti((CH3)3N)4/NH3/MoF6/H2S Gas Mixtures," in Chemical Vapor Deposition of Refractory Metals and Ceramics III, edited by W.Y. Lee, B.M. Gallois, and M.A. Pickering, Vol. 363 (Materials Research Society, Pittsburgh, PA 1995) p. 231.
  23. W.M. Matlin, D.P. Stinton, T.M. Besmann, and P.K. Liaw, "Optimization of Bundle Infiltration in the Forced Chemical Vapor Infiltration (FCVI) Process," in Ceramic Matrix Composites - Advanced High-Temperature Structural Materials, edited by R.A. Lowden, M.K. Ferber, J.R. Hellman, K.K. Chawla, and S.G. DiPietro, Vol. 365 (Materials Research Society, Pittsburgh, PA 1995) p. 309.
  24. E.Lara-Curzio, M.K. Ferber, T.M. Besmann, F. Rebillat, and J. Lamon, "Fiber-Matrix Bond Strength, Fiber Frictional Sliding, and the Macroscopic Tensile Behavior of a 2-D SiC/SiC Composite with Tailored Interfaces," Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Vol. 16, No. 5 (1995) 597.
  25. S. Shanmugham, D.P. Stinton, F. Rebillat, A. Bleier, T.M. Besmann, E. Lara-Curzio, and P.K. Liaw, "Oxidation-Resistant Interfacial Coatings for Continuous Fiber Ceramic Composites," Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Vol. 16, No. 5 (1995) 389.
  26. D.P. Stinton, D.M. Hembree, Jr., K.L. More, B.W. Sheldon, T.M. Besmann, M.H. Headinger, and R.F. Davis, "Matrix Characterization of Fibre-Reinforced Matrix Composites Fabricated by Chemical Vapor Infiltration," J. Materials Science 20 (1995) 4279.
  27. Book Review: "Chemical Processing of Ceramics" in the MRS Bulletin, August 1995, p. 75.
  28. T.M. Besmann, R.A. Lowden, D.P. Stinton, J.C. McLaughlin, B.W. Sheldon, T.L. Starr, and A.W. Smith, "Processing Science for Chemical Vapor Infiltration," Final Report, WL-TR-94-4044, U.S. Air Force Wright Laboratory, 1994.
  29. T.M. Besmann, J.H. Miller, K.M. Cooley, R.A. Lowden, and T.L. Starr "Chemical Vapor Infiltration of TiB2-Matrix Composites," Journal of the American Ceramic Society 77 [9] 2395-400 (1994).
  30. B.M. Gallois, T.M. Besmann, and M.W. Stott, "Chemical Etching of Silicon (100) by Hydrogen," Journal of the American Ceramic Society 77 [11] 2949-52 (1994).
  31. T.M. Besmann, D.P. Stinton, and R.A. Lowden, "Chemical Vapor Infiltration of Non-Oxide Ceramic Matrix Composites," Covalent Ceramics II: Non-Oxides, Vol. 327, eds. A.R. Barron, G.S. Fischman, M.A. Fury, and A.F. Hepp, Materials Research Soc., Pittsburgh, PA (1994) 253-62.
  32. T.M. Besmann, J.C. McLaughlin, and T.L. Starr, "Scale-Up and Modeling of Forced Chemical Vapor Infiltration," Cer. Eng. Sci. Proc. 15[5] 897-907 (1994).
  33. W.Y. Lee, T.M. Besmann, and M.W. Stott, "Preparation of MoS2 Films by Chemical Vapor Deposition," J. Materials Research 9[6] 1474-83 (1994).
  34. T.M. Besmann, R.A. Lowden, and D.P. Stinton, "Overview of Chemical Vapor Infiltration," pp. 215-230 in High Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites, eds. R. Naslain, J. Lamon, and D. Doumeingts, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., 1993.
  35. T.L. Starr, A. Smith, T.M. Besmann, J.C. McLaughlin, and B.W. Sheldon, "Modeling of Chemical Vapor Infiltration for Composite Fabrication," pp. 231-240 in High Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites, eds. R. Naslain, J. Lamon, and D. Doumeingts, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., 1993.
  36. B. Weaver, R.A. Lowden, J.C. McLaughlin, D.P. Stinton, and T.M. Besmann, O.J. Schwarz, "Nextel/SiC Composites Fabricated Using Forced Chemical Vapor Infiltration," pp. 353-360 in High Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites, eds. R. Naslain, J. Lamon, and D. Doumeingts, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., 1993.
  37. B. Weaver, R.A. Lowden, J.C. McLaughlin, D.P. Stinton, and T.M. Besmann, O.J.Schwarz, "Nextel/SiC Composites Fabricated Using Forced Chemical Vapor Infiltration,"pp. 1008-1015 in Cer. Eng. Sci. Proc., Vol 14, No. 9-10 (1993).
  38. B.W. Sheldon, T.M. Besmann, K.L. More, and T.S. Moss, "Epitaxical Nucleation of Polycrystalline Silicon Carbide During the Chemical Vapor Deposition", J. Mater. Res. Vol. 8, No. 5 pp. 1086-1092 (1993).
  39. K.L. More, R.A. Lowden, and T.M. Besmann, "Low-Temperature Mo-Catalyzed Growth of Crystalline Si3N4 by CVD," pp. 918-919 in Proc. 51st Annual Meeting of the Microscopy Society of America, eds. G.W. Bailey and C.L. Rieder, San Francisco Press (1993).
  40. T.M. Besmann, J.H. Miller, K.M. Cooley, R.A. Lowden, and T.L. Starr, "Chemical Vapor Infiltration of TiB2 Composites," ORNL/TM-12214, January 1993.
  41. T.M. Besmann, B.W. Sheldon, M.D, Kaster, "Depletion Effects of SiC From Methyltrichlorosilane," J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 75 [10] 2899 (1992).
  42. D. P. Stinton, R. A. Lowden, and T. M. Besmann, "Fiber-Reinforced Composites for Gas Turbine Applications," 92-GT-348, ASM International, Materials Park, Ohio, June 1992.
  43. D. P. Stinton, R. A. Lowden, and T. M. Besmann, "Fiber-Reinforced Tubular Composites by Chemical Vapor Infiltration," pp. 3-10 in Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Conference on Fossil Energy Materials, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, May 12-14, 1992, ORNL/FMP-92/1, ed. N. C. Cole and R. R. Judkins, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, July 1992.
  44. B.W. Sheldon, P.A. Reichle, and T.M. Besmann, "In-Situ Light-Scattering Measurements During the CVD of Polycrystalline Silicon Carbide," Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., Vol. 250 93 (1992).
  45. B.W. Sheldon and T.M. Besmann, "Reaction and Diffusion Kinetics During the Initial Stages of Isothermal Chemical Vapor Infiltration," J. Amer. Ceram. Soc., 74 (12) 1991.
  46. Y.G. Roman, D.P. Stinton, and T.M. Besmann, "Development of High Density Fiber Reinforced Silicon Carbide FCVI Composites," J. De Physique IV, Colloque C2, 1 C2-689 (1991).
  47. T.M. Besmann, B.W. Sheldon, R.A. Lowden, and D.P. Stinton, "Vapor-Phase Fabrication and Properties of Continuous-Filament Ceramic Composites," Science 253 (1991) 1104.
  48. T.M. Besmann and I. Abdel-Latif, "Modification of Optical Properties With Ceramic Coatings," Thin Solid Films 202 (1991) 51.
  49. T. M. Besmann, "Chemical Vapor Infiltration," Proc. Eleventh Int'l. Conf. on Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD-XI), pp. 482-491, Electrochemical Soc., Pennington, NJ, 1990.
  50. C. Vahlas and T. M. Besmann, "Thermodynamic Approach to the CVD of the YBa2Cu3O7-x Phase Deposited From Organometallics," Proc. Eleventh Int'l. Conf. on Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD-XI), pp. 188-194, Electrochemical Soc., Pennington, NJ, 1990.
  51. T. M. Besmann and B. W. Sheldon, "Temperature and Concentration Dependence of SiC Deposition on Nicalon Fibers," Surface Coatings and Technology 43/44 (1990) 167.
  52. T. M. Besmann, R. A. Lowden, B. W. Sheldon, and D. P. Stinton, "Chemical Vapor Infiltration," Proc. Eleventh Int'l. Conf. on Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD-XI), pp. 482-491, ed. K. E. Spear and G. W. Cullen, Electrochemical Soc., Pennington, NJ, 1990.
  53. R. A. Lowden, D. P. Stinton, T. M. Besmann, and B. W. Sheldon, "Properties of Ceramic-Ceramic Composites Fabricated by Forced Chemical Vapor Infiltration," Proceedings of the American Society for Composites, Fifth Technical Conference, American Society for Composites, June 1990, pp.774-788.
  54. D. P. Stinton, D. M. Hembree, Jr., K. L. More, B. W. Sheldon and T. M. Besmann, "Characterization of Ceramic Matrix Composites Fabricated by Chemical Vapor Infiltration," Chemical Vapor Deposition of Refractory Metals and Ceramics, eds. T. M. Besmann and B. M. Gallois, Materials Research Soc., Pittsburgh, PA (1990) p. 273-280.
  55. B. W. Sheldon and T. M. Besmann, "Light-Scattering Measurements of CVD Silicon Carbide," Chemical Vapor Deposition of Refractory Metals and Ceramics, eds. T. M. Besmann and B. M. Gallois, Materials Research Soc., Pittsburgh, PA (1990) p. 99.
  56. R. A. Lowden, D. P. Stinton, T. M. Besmann, and B. W. Sheldon, "Properties of Ceramic-Ceramic Composites Fabricated by Forced Chemical Vapor Infiltration," Proceedings of the American Society for Composites, Fifth Technical Conference, American Society for Composites, June 1990, pp.774-88.
  57. T. M. Besmann, "Chemical Vapor Deposition in the Boron-Carbon-Nitrogen System," Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 73[8] 2498 (1990).
  58. R. A. Lowden, K. L. More, T. M. Besmann, and R. D. James, "Microstructural Characterization of Multiphase Coatings Produced by Chemical Vapor Deposition," Chemical Vapor Deposition of Refractory Metals and Ceramics, eds. T. M. Besmann and B. M. Gallois, Materials Research Soc., Pittsburgh, PA (1990) p. 159.
  59. D. P. Stinton, D. M. Hembree, Jr., K. L. More, B. W. Sheldon and T. M. Besmann, "Characterization of Ceramic Matrix Composites Fabricated by Chemical Vapor Infiltration," Chemical Vapor Deposition of Refractory Metals and Ceramics, eds. T. M. Besmann and B. M. Gallois, Materials Research Soc., Pittsburgh, PA (1990) p. 273.
  60. B. W. Sheldon and T. M. Besmann, "Light-Scattering Measurements of CVD Silicon Carbide," Chemical Vapor Deposition of Refractory Metals and Ceramics, eds. T. M. Besmann and B. M. Gallois, Materials Research Soc., Pittsburgh, PA (1990) p. 99.
  61. T. M. Besmann, D. P. Stinton and R. A. Lowden, "A Method for Rapid Infiltration of Ceramic Composites," Journal de Physique, Colloque C5, supplement au n°5, Tome 50, mai 1989.
  62. T. M. Besmann, "Chemical Vapor Deposition in the Silicon-Carbon and Boron-Carbon-Nitrogen Systems," ORNL/TM-10884, November, 1988.
  63. D. P. Stinton, R. A. Lowden, T. M. Besmann, and T. L. Starr, "Forced Chemical
  64. Vapor Infiltration Fabrication of SiC/SiC Composites," pp. 231-42, Conference Proceedings, Whisker- and Fiber-Toughened Ceramics, ASM International, 1988.
  65. R. A. Lowden, D. P. Stinton, and T. M. Besmann "Characterization of Fiber Matrix Interfaces in Ceramic Composites," pp. 253-64, Conference Proceedings, Whisker- and Fiber-Toughened Ceramics, ASM International, 1988.
  66. T. M. Besmann, D. P. Stinton and R. A. Lowden, "Chemical Vapor Deposition Techniques," Materials Research Society Bulletin, 13(11), 45-50 (1988).
  67. T. M. Besmann and M. L. Johnson, "Kinetics of the Low-Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition of Silicon Carbide," pp. 443-56 in Proc. 3rd Int'l. Sym. Ceramic Materials and Components for Engines, Las Vegas, NV, November 27-30, 1988.
  68. T. M. Besmann, R. E. Clausing, R. L. Heestand, M. L. Santella and C. Tsai, Plasma Processing of Materials, ORNL/TM-10607, April 1988.
  69. T. M. Besmann, "Applications of Thermochemical Modeling to CVD Processes," pp. 311-325 in Proc. First Int'l. Conf. on Surface Modification Technologies, Pheonix, Arizona, January 25, 1988, ed. T. S. Sudershan and D. G. Bhat, The Metallurgical Society, Inc., Warrendale, Pennsylvania (1988).
  70. T. M. Besmann, D. P. Stinton and R. A. Lowden, "A Method for Rapid Infiltration of Ceramic Composites," Journal de Physique, Colloque C5, supplement au n°5, Tome 50, mai 1989.
  71. D. P. Stinton, R. A. Lowden, T. M. Besmann, and T. L. Starr, "Forced Chemical Vapor Infiltration Fabrication of SiC/SiC Composites," pp. 231-42, Conference Proceedings, Whisker- and Fiber-Toughened Ceramics, ASM International, 1988.
  72. R. A. Lowden, D. P. Stinton, and T. M. Besmann "Characterization of Fiber Matrix Interfaces in Ceramic Composites," pp. 253-64, Conference Proceedings, Whisker- and Fiber-Toughened Ceramics, ASM International, 1988.
  73. T. M. Besmann, D. P. Stinton and R. A. Lowden, "Chemical Vapor Deposition Techniques," Materials Research Society Bulletin, 13(11), 45-50 (1988).
  74. T. M. Besmann and M. L. Johnson, "Kinetics of the Low-Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition of Silicon Carbide," pp. 443-56 in Proc. 3rd Int'l. Sym. Ceramic Materials and Components for Engines, Las Vegas, NV, November 27-30, 1988.
  75. D. P. Stinton, T. M. Besmann, and R. A. Lowden, "Advanced Ceramics by Chemical Vapor Deposition Techniques," Bulletin of The American Ceramic Society, 67(2) (1988) pp. 350-355.
  76. R. A. Lowden, A. J. Caputo, D. P. Stinton, T. M. Besmann, M. D. Morris, "Effect of Infiltration Conditions on the Properties of SiC/Nicalon Composites," ORNL/TM-10403, May 1987.
  77. D. P. Stinton, T. M. Besmann, and R. A. Lowden, "Advanced Ceramics by Chemical Vapor Deposition Techniques," Bulletin of The American Ceramic Society, 67(2) (1988) pp. 350-355.
  78. R. A. Lowden, A. J. Caputo, D. P. Stinton, T. M. Besmann and M. O. Morris, "Processing and Properties of SiC/Nicalon Composite," Fossil Energy Materials Program Conf. Proc., ORNL/FMP-87/4, Aug. 1987, pp. 3-27.
  79. R. A. Lowden, A. J. Caputo, D. P. Stinton, T. M. Besmann, M. D. Morris, "Effect of Infiltration Conditions on the Properties of SiC/Nicalon Composites," ORNL/TM-10403, May 1987.
  80. D. P. Stinton, A. J. Caputo, R. A. Lowden, and T. M. Besmann, "Chemical Vapor Infiltration of Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic Composites," pp. 323-30 in Ceramic Materials and Components for Engines, proceedings of Second International Symposium held at Lubeck=Travemunde, Germany, April 14-17, 1986, eds. W. Bunk and H. Hausner, Dentsche Keramische Gesellschaft, 1987.
  81. A. J. Caputo, D. P. Stinton, R. A. Lowden and T. M. Besmann, "Fiber-Reinforced SiC Composites with Improved Mechanical Properties," Bulletin of the American Ceramic Society, 66[2] pp. 368-372 (1987).
  82. T. M. Besmann, "Assessment of Ceramic Composites for Multimegawatt Space Nuclear Power Systems," ORNL/TM-10266, December 1986.
  83. D. P. Stinton, A. J. Caputo, R. A. Lowden and T. M. Besmann, "Chemical Vapor Infiltration of Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic Composites," Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Ceramic Materials and Components for Engines, Verlag Deutsche Keramische Gesellschaft (1986) pp. 323-30.
  84. D. P. Stinton, A. J. Caputo, R. A. Lowden, and T. M. Besmann, "Improved Fiber-Reinforced SiC Composites Fabricated by Chemical Vapor Infiltration," Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, 7, No. 7-8, American Ceramic Society, July/August 1986, pp. 983-989.
  85. D. P. Stinton, W. J. Lackey, T. M. Besmann, and R. A. Lauf, "Fabrication of Ceramic-Ceramic Composites by Chemical Vapor Deposition," Ceram. Engr. and Sci. Proc., 5 (7-8): 668-676 (1984).
  86. R. A. Lowden, A. J. Caputo, D. P. Stinton, T. M. Besmann and M. O. Morris, "Processing and Properties of SiC/Nicalon Composite," Fossil Energy Materials Program Conf. Proc., ORNL/FMP-87/4, Aug. 1987, pp. 3-27.
  87. T. M. Besmann, "Assessment of Ceramic Composites for Multimegawatt Space Nuclear Power Systems," ORNL/TM-10266, December 1986.
  88. A. J. Caputo, D. P. Stinton, R. A. Lowden and T. M. Besmann, "Fiber-Reinforced SiC Composites with Improved Mechanical Properties," Bulletin of the American Ceramic Society, 66[2] (1987) 368.
  89. D. P. Stinton, A. J. Caputo, R. A. Lowden and T. M. Besmann, "Chemical Vapor Infiltration of Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic Composites," Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Ceramic Materials and Components for Engines, Verlag Deutsche Keramische Gesellschaft (1986) pp. 323-30.
  90. D. P. Stinton, A. J. Caputo, R. A. Lowden, and T. M. Besmann, "Improved Fiber-Reinforced SiC Composites Fabricated by Chemical Vapor Infiltration," Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, 7, No. 7-8, American Ceramic Society, July/August 1986, pp. 983-989.
  91. T. M. Besmann, "Phase Equilibria and Thermodynamics of the Pu-O System: 1400 K to 1610 K," Journal of Nuclear Materials 144 (1987) 141.
  92. T. M. Besmann, "Composite Si3N4-BN Coatings by Chemical Vapor Deposition: Thermodynamic Analysis," Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 69 (1986) 69.
  93. T. M. Besmann and T. B. Lindemer, "Improvement in the Chemical Thermodynamic Representation of PuO2-x and U1-zPuz0w," Journal of Nuclear Materials, 139 (1986) 292, and Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 50 (1985) 257.
  94. D. P. Stinton, W. J. Lackey, R. J. Lauf, and T. M. Besmann, "Fabrication of Ceramic-Ceramic Composites by Chemical Vapor Deposition," Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, 5, No. 7-8, American Ceramic Society, July-August 1984, pp. 668-676.
  95. T. M. Besmann and T. B. Lindemer, "Chemical Thermodynamic Representation of PuO2-x and U1-zPuz0w," Journal of Nuclear Materials, 130 (1984) 489.
  96. T. B. Lindemer and T. M. Besmann, "Chemical Thermodynamic Representation of UO2-x" Journal of Nuclear Materials, 130 (1984) 73.
  97. T. M. Besmann and R. H. Cooper, Jr., "Chemical Thermodynamic Assessment of the Li-U-O System for Possible Space Nuclear Applications," ORNL/TM-9662, June 1985 and Transactions of the American Nuclear Society 47 (1984) 198.
  98. T. M. Besmann, "Nuclear Power: The Next Generation," High Technology, November 1984, p. 12.
  99. T. M. Besmann and T. B. Lindemer, "Thermochemical Modeling of the Plutonium and Uranium Plutonium Dioxides," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society 47 (1984) 198.
  100. T. B. Lindemer and T. M. Besmann, "Compilation of Data for Oxygen Potential, Temperature, and Composition in the Fluorite-Structure U-O, Pu-O, and U-Pu-O Systems," ORNL/TM-8998 (1984).
  101. T. M. Besmann and T. B. Lindemer, "Thermodynamics of the Pu-O System" Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 45 (1983) 280.
  102. T. M. Besmann and T. B. Lindemer, "Assessment of the Thermodynamic values for Plutonium Sesquioxide and High-Temperature Determination of the Values for Plutonium Sesquicarbide," Journal of the American Ceramic Society 66 (1983) 782.
  103. T. M. Besmann, "Thermodynamic Measurements and Modeling of UC1-x0x," Journal of the American Ceramic Society 66 (1983) 353.
  104. T. M. Besmann and T. B. Lindemer, "High-Temperature Equilibrium Between Uranium Dicarbide, Uranium Dioxide, Carbon, and Carbon Dioxide, Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics 14 (1982) 419.
  105. T. M. Besmann and T. B. Lindemer, "High-Temperature Equilibrium between Thorium Dioxide, Thorium Dicarbide, and Carbon," Journal of Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry 43 (1981) 981.
  106. T. B. Lindemer, T. M. Besmann, and C. E. Johnson, "Thermodynamic Review and Calculations - Alkali-Metal Oxide Systems with Nuclear fuels, Fission Products, and Structural Materials," Journal of Nuclear Materials 100 (1981) 178-226.
  107. T. M. Besmann and T. B. Lindemer, "Thermodynamic Calculations on Coal Ash and CaO Interactions," Ceramic Bulletin 59 (1980) 484.
  108. T. M. Besmann and E. C. Beahm, "Thermodynamic Studies of Thorium Carbide Fuel Preparation and Fuel-Clad Compatibility," Thermodynamics of Nuclear Materials 1979, Vol. II, IAEA, Vienna (1980) 277.
  109. T. M. Besmann and T. B. Lindemer, "Chemical Thermodynamics of the System Cs-U-Zr-H-I-O in the LWR Fuel-Cladding Gap," Nuclear Technology 40 (1978) 297).
  110. T. M. Besmann and P. E. Potter, "Equilibrium Thermodynamics of Uranium-Plutonium Carbide LMFBR Fuel," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society 28 (1978) 217.
  111. T. M. Besmann and T. B. Lindemer, "Thermodynamic Assessment of the Conversion of Plutonium Dioxide to Plutonium Monocarbide," Journal of Nuclear Materials 67 (1977) 77.
  112. T. M. Besmann, "SOLGASMIX-PV, A Computer Program to Calculate Equilibrium Relationships in Complex Chemical Systems," ORNL/TM-5775 (1977).
  113. T. M. Besmann and K. E. Spear, "Analysis of the Chemical Vapor Deposition of Titanium Diboride. I. Equilibrium Thermodynamic Analysis," Journal of the Electrochemical Society 124 (1977) 786.
  114. T. M. Besmann and K. E. Spear, "Analysis of the Chemical Vapor Deposition of Titanium Diboride. II. Modeling the Kinetics of Deposition," Journal of the Electrochemical Society 124 (1977) 790.
  115. T. M. Besmann and K. E. Spear, "Morphology of Chemical Vapor Deposited Titanium Diboride," Journal of Crystal Growth 31 (1975) 60.
  116. T. M. Besmann, Chemical Vapor Deposition of Titanium Diboride, Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy in Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, September, 1975.
  117. T. M. Besmann and R. Greer, "Morphology of Gamma Irradiated, Low Density, Bulk Polyethylene," Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics Edition 13, No. 3 (1975) 427.
  118. T. M. Besmann and K. E. Spear, "A Computer Program to Calculate Equilibrium Relationships in Complex Chemical Systems," The Materials Research Laboratory Report, The Pennsylvania State University, June 1974.
  119. T. M. Besmann and R. Greer, "Changes in Morphology of Polymers as a Result of Gamma Irradiation: Low Density Bulk Polyethylene" Proceedings of the Seventh National Conference on Electron Probe Analysis, 17-21 July 1972, San Francisco, California.
  120. T. M. Besmann, Morphology of Gamma Irradiated Bulk Polyethylene, Thesis, Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering, Iowa State University, July 1971.
  121. T. M. Besmann and L. Wikstrom, "Electrode-Electrolyte Interactions: Magnesium Anodes: Meta-Dinitrobenzene Cathodes," Fourth Semi-Annual Report, U.S. Army Electronics Command, ECOM-0143-4, October 1970.




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