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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. ...
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 ...
Morphology of Carbon Nanotube Liquid Crystalline Phases: Insights into Tactoids and Columnar Phase
Solutions of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in chlorosulfonic acid (CSA) form liquid crystals at high concentrations. From a fundamental perspective, CNTs are an ideal candidate system for testing theories of liquid crystals for ...
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 ...