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dc.contributor.advisor Tour, James M.
dc.creatorChanteau, Stephanie Hina
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T08:39:25Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T08:39:25Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/18614
dc.description.abstract Chapter 1 discusses the purpose, the design, and the syntheses of new potential electronic devices. Based on previous and current studies, new oligo(phenylene ethynylene)s containing pyridyl alligator clips have been synthesized for molecular electronics using a series a palladium-catalyzed couplings. Although the testing of these devices is still pending, these devices are expected to show negative differential resistance and molecular memory properties due to their electron-withdrawing nature. Chapter 2 describes the thermal analysis testings of several molecular electronics candidates to gain insight about their suitability for a new hybrid molecular/solid-state approach using chemical vapor deposition process. Chapter 3 depicts the synthesis of new amphiphilic molecules containing a free radical and a carboxylic group as potential devices for quantum computing. These candidates have been tested on silver surface to assess their chemical integrity when self-assembled as a monolayer. Chapter 4 discusses the synthesis of an array of 2 nm-tall anthropomorphic conjugated molecules, the NanoKids, in the monomeric, dimeric and polymeric forms and the use of them in an educational outreach project as 3D animated models to teach science in selected schools. These molecules are called, as a class, NanoPutians. Finally, chapter 5 discusses the synthesis and the challenges of devising an army of NanoKids moving on a surface.
dc.format.extent 787 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectOrganic chemistry
Education
Curriculum development
Instructional design
Artificial intelligence
Computer science
dc.title Synthesis of conjugated molecules: From electronics to moleculART
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Chemistry
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
dc.identifier.citation Chanteau, Stephanie Hina. "Synthesis of conjugated molecules: From electronics to moleculART." (2004) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/18614.


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