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dc.contributor.advisor Robert, Marc A.
dc.creatorLo, Jonathan N.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-08T00:36:05Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-08T00:36:05Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/70329
dc.description pages 16, 17, and 25 are missing from hardcopy
dc.description.abstract 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 such as Langmuir-Blodgett and ellipsometry, we attempt to explain the behavior of two dimensional colloid/polymer systems via micron-scale imaging as well as measuring their surface-pressure versus area isotherms. Possible phase transition behaviors and mechanisms are uncovered and discussed. We explore the importance of proper colloidal stabilizing ligands in terms of hydrophobic forces and their impact on ellipsometry as well as Langmuir-Blodgett experiments. Lastly, we give insight for future work that still remains to be done in this area.
dc.format.extent 38 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectApplied sciences
Chemical engineering
dc.title Thermodynamics of confined colloid-polymer mixtures
dc.identifier.digital LoJ
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Lo, Jonathan N.. "Thermodynamics of confined colloid-polymer mixtures." (2012) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/70329.


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