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dc.contributor.advisor Kelly, Kevin F.
dc.creatorKang, JungHo
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-25T02:04:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-25T02:04:52Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/61985
dc.description.abstract Carbon allotropes such as nanotubes, graphene, and buckyball all preserve the same lattice structure. However, their electronic properties are very different depending on their dimensionality. These nanostructures can be functionalized with other chemical groups or can be used to form complicated molecular structures. By using scanning tunneling microscopy and Raman spectroscopy, the functionalization of carbon nanotubes with fluorine was studied as a potential route to tailoring the electrical and chemical properties of carbon nanotubes, and functionalization and exfoliation techniques of graphite without inducing basal plane defects were investigated. Also, building upon our previous research on nanocars, nanodragsters combining buckyball and p-carborane wheels were studied with scanning tunneling microscopy. Unlike its predecessors, a nanodragster can show interesting motions even at room temperature as well as at elevated temperatures.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectCondensed matter physics
Nanotechnology
dc.title Investigation of graphitic nanostructures and nanomachines
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Physics
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
dc.identifier.citation Kang, JungHo. "Investigation of graphitic nanostructures and nanomachines." (2010) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/61985.


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