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Towards Photocurrent Production By Gold Nanoarrays with Self-Assembled Monolayer Coatings
This thesis proposes to use optical rectennae (rectifying antennae) for generating electricity by harvesting solar energy. Rectennae have theoretical efficiency over 90%, well above that of current photovoltaic devices. ...
4-Field Galerkin/least-squares method for polymer flows
In this thesis, a new finite element method, 4-field Galerkin/Least-Squares method, is presented to solve viscoelastic flow problems. The 4-field GLS naturally includes the SUPG and PSPG terms to stabilize the oscillations ...
Model reduction techniques for the stochastic simulations of dilute polymer solutions
This study develops reduced order models for the stochastic simulations of dilute polymeric solutions in shear and extensional flows. Reduced order models are obtained by modal analysis and balanced truncation with Brownian ...
Brownian dynamics simulations of single-wall carbon nanotube separation by type using dielectrophoresis
We theoretically investigate the separation of individualized metallic and semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNT) in a dielectrophoretic (DEP) flow device. The SWNTs motion is simulated by a Brownian Dynamics ...
Thermodynamics of Rigid Rod Polyelectrolytes with Focus on CNT-Superacid Solutions and Second Virial Theory of Finite Rods
This thesis investigates the thermodynamics of rigid rod polyelectrolytes for carbon nanotube (CNT) - superacid solutions by classical acid-base chemistry and for finite rods by second virial theory. For CNT-superacids, ...