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    • A first principles approach to describing novel plasmonic phenomena 

      Kulkarni, Vikram (2015-04-09)
      Plasmonic phenomena are described using first principles approaches such as time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) and molecular dynamics. These techniques are used to study hot electron generation via plasmon ...
    • Advanced Applications of Polymers for Enhanced Oil Recovery 

      ShamsiJazeyi, Hadi (2014-11-06)
      With the increasing global demand for crude oil, it is essential to increase the oil production in economic ways. This requires a significant increase in application of advanced technologies in this area. Enhanced Oil ...
    • Carbon-based Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications 

      Ceriotti Rona, Gabriel (2014-09-05)
      The research detailed in this thesis is an investigation of the chemistry, applications, and methods for the synthesis of graphene oxide (GO), GO derivatives, graphite derivatives, carbon black derivatives, and activated ...
    • Cell-specific transmembrane injection of molecular cargo with gold nanoparticle-generated transient plasmonic nanobubbles 

      Lukianova-Hleb, Ekaterina Y.; Wagner, Daniel S.; Brenner, Malcolm K.; Lapotko, Dmitri O. (2012)
      Optimal cell therapies require efficient, selective and rapid delivery of molecular cargo into target cells without compromising their viability. Achieving these goals exᅠvivo in bulk heterogeneous multi-cell systems such ...
    • Circular Differential Scattering of Single Chiral Self-Assembled Gold Nanorod Dimers 

      Wang, Lin-Yung; Smith, Kyle W.; Dominiquez-Medina, Sergio; Moody, Nicole; Olson, Jana M.; Zhang, Huanan; Chang, Wei-Shun; Kotov, Nicholas; Link, Stephan (2015)
      Circular dichroism spectroscopy is essential for structural characterization of proteins and chiral nanomaterials. Chiral structures from plasmonic materials have extraordinary strong circular dichroism effects compared ...
    • Delivery of nanoparticles to brain metastases of breast cancer using a cellular Trojan horse 

      Choi, Mi-Ran; Bardhan, Rizia; Stanton-Maxey, Katie J.; Badve, Sunil; Nakshatri, Harikrishna; Stantz, Keith M.; Cao, Ning; Halas, Naomi J.; Clare, Susan E. (2012)
      As systemic cancer therapies improve and are able to control metastatic disease outside the central nervous system, the brain is increasingly the first site of relapse. The bloodヨbrain barrier (BBB) represents a major ...
    • Improving gold catalysis of nitroarene reduction with surface Pd 

      Pretzer, Lori A.; Heck, Kimberly N.; Kim, Sean S.; Fang, Yu-Lun; Zhao, Zhun; Guo, Neng; Wu, Tianpin; Miller, Jeffrey T.; Wong, Michael S. (2016)
      Nitroarene reduction reactions are commercialized catalytic processes that play a key role in the synthesis of many products including medicines, rubbers, dyes, and herbicides. Whereas bimetallic compositions have been ...
    • Magnetically Controlled Accretion on the Classical T Tauri Stars GQ Lupi and TQ Hydrae 

      Johns-Krull, Christopher M.; Chen, Wei; Valenti, Jeff A.; Jeffers, Sandra V.; Piskunov, Nikolai E.; Kochukhov, Oleg; Makaganiuk, V.; Stempels, H.C.; Snik, Frans; Keller, Christoph; Rodenhuis, M. (2013)
      We present high spectral resolution (R ≈ 108,000) Stokes V polarimetry of the classical T Tauri stars (CTTSs) GQ Lup and TW Hya obtained with the polarimetric upgrade to the HARPS spectrometer on the ESO 3.6 m telescope. ...
    • Metal ferrite nanoparticles as tracers in hydraulically fractured wells 

      Morrow, Lauren (2015-02-27)
      A variety of metal ferrite nanoparticles were synthesized via thermal decomposition reaction and characterized with transmission electron microscopy, small angle X-ray scattering, inductively coupled plasma – optical ...
    • Optical Properties of Plasmonic Heterodimers and Nanoantennas for Surface-Enhanced Infrared Absorption 

      Brown, Lisa V (2014-11-24)
      Electromagnetic interactions in nanoscale systems are a driving force of research in the field of nanophotonics. The basic properties of these systems set the groundwork for understanding complex optical phenomena useful ...
    • Optimization of PAMAM-gold nanoparticle conjugation for gene therapy 

      Figueroa, Elizabeth R.; Lin, Adam Y.; Yan, Jiaxi; Luo, Laureen; Foster, Aaron E.; Drezek, Rebekah A. (2014)
      The development of efficient and biocompatible non-viral vectors for gene therapy remains a great challenge, and exploiting the properties of both nanoparticle carriers and cationic polymers is an attractive approach. In ...
    • Plasmonic Properties of Aluminum Nanostructures 

      Liu, Lifei (2015-02-13)
      The plasmonic properties of metallic nanoscale systems have been widely investigated. However the plasmon resonances of the most common plasmonic materials, like gold and silver, are challenging to be tuned into the ...
    • Synthesis of black silicon anti-reflection layers for silicon solar cells 

      Lu, Yen-Tien (2015-04-23)
      Solar energy is one of the most important renewable energy resources in the world. Among all kinds of solar cells, the fabrication technology of silicon solar cells is relatively mature which makes them more popular in the ...