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Graphene chemistry: Synthesis and modulation
This thesis investigates the chemistry of graphene from its basic synthesis to further modulation of its structure, geometry and surface chemical functional groups. A series of wet chemistry and dry chemistry experiments ...
Ordering and motion of anisotropic nanomaterials
Multi-scale ordering of the components is of utmost importance for the preparation of any functional system. This is particularly interesting for the assembly of plamonic nanoparticles which show drastic differences in ...
Advanced transition metal phosphide materials from single-source molecular precursors
In this thesis, the feasibility of employing organometallic single-source precursors in the preparation of advanced transition metal pnictide materials such as colloidal nanoparticles and films has been investigated. In ...
Study of single-walled carbon nanotube reactivity and applications of the functionalized species
Significant advancements have been made recently in the area of single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) functionalization using diazonium salts. Specifically research using oleum and molten urea as the solvent has opened the ...
Development of new techniques for functionalizing single-wall carbon nanotubes for composite and biological systems
Building from established methods of using diazonium salts to derivatize single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), new methodologies for achieving functionalized individual nanotubes that are compatible with a wide variety of ...
Design, synthesis and testing of fullerene-functionalized devices and machines
Herein is described the design, synthesis and testing of molecules that contain fullerenes as essential parts. In chapter 1, a series of multiple fullerene terminated oligo( p -phenylene ethynylene) (OPE) hybrid compounds ...