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Synthesis mechanism, phase transfer and optical tracking of iron oxide nanoparticles
High temperature synthesis of nanocrystals in non-polar solvents typically produces materials with narrow size distribution and high yields. However, the mechanism leading to the preservation of monodispersity on depletion ...
Molecular modeling the microstructure and thermodynamic properties of complex fluids
The accurate prediction of a complex fluid's equilibrium microstructure and corresponding thermodynamic properties relies on the capability to describe both the molecular level architecture and specific governing physics. ...
Three dimensional nanostructured designs for lithium ion batteries
The reversible electrochemistry and the superior gravimetric and volumetric energy storage capacities of lithium ion batteries (LIBs) have propelled them as the dominant power source for a range of portable electronic ...
Thermodynamics of confined colloid-polymer mixtures
Recent advances have elucidated the behavior of colloids and polymer systems in the archety pal three dimensions. However, these systems are ill-understood when confined to two dimensions. Using experimental techniques ...
Studying the Interactions of Biomacromolecular Assemblies with Surfaces Using the Microcantilever Sensor and Quartz Crystal Microbalance
This thesis uses surface sensitive tools to characterize the effect of a solid surface on immobilized biomacromolecules. This includes understanding how the surface can change the affinity of these macromolecules to small ...
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. ...