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dc.contributor.advisor Kelly, Kevin F.
dc.creatorChang, Albert
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-16T14:55:35Z
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-16T14:55:39Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-16T14:55:35Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-16T14:55:39Z
dc.date.created 2013-05
dc.date.issued 2013-09-16
dc.date.submitted May 2013
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/71934
dc.description.abstract As the critical dimensions of many devices, especially electronics, continue to become smaller, the ability to accurately analyze the properties at ever smaller scales becomes necessary. Optical techniques, such as confocal microscopy and various spectroscopies, have produced a wealth of information on larger length scales, above the diffraction limit. Scanning probe techniques, such as scanning tunneling microscopy and atomic force microscopy, provide information with an extremely fine resolution, often on the order of nanometers or angstroms. In this document, plasmon coupling is used to generate large signal increases, with clear future applications toward scanning probe optical spectroscopies. A variation on scanning tunneling microscopy is also used to study the surface structure of environmentally interesting nanoparticles. Traditional Raman spectroscopy is used to examine doped graphene, which is becoming a hot material for future electronic applications.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectRaman spectroscopy
Plasmons
Scanning tunneling microscopy
Work function
Graphene
dc.title Exploration of Chemical Analysis Techniques for Nanoscale Systems
dc.contributor.committeeMember Natelson, Douglas
dc.contributor.committeeMember Hafner, Jason H.
dc.date.updated 2013-09-16T14:55:39Z
dc.identifier.slug 123456789/ETD-2013-05-347
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Electrical and Computer Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
dc.identifier.citation Chang, Albert. "Exploration of Chemical Analysis Techniques for Nanoscale Systems." (2013) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/71934.


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