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Catalytic processes simulated at nano-scale: Growth of graphitic structures and functionalized graphene explained
Key dynamic processes at nano-scale, such as graphene hydrogenation and fluorination, and carbon nanotube (CNT) growth, cannot be observed in situ in real time. Nevertheless, such processes can be studied through complementary ...
A Multiscale Model of the Enhanced Heat Transfer in a CNT-Nanofluid System
Over the last decade, much research has been done to understand the role of nanoparticles in heat transfer fluids. While experimental results have shown "anomalous" thermal enhancements and non-linear behavior with respect ...
Numerical Modeling, Determination, and Characterization of Electrical Properties of Nanocomposites
A numerical model is presented for the determination of the electrical properties of carbon nanotube-based composites. The model incorporates several experimentally-based statistical distributions to account for the ...
Key steps towards carbon nanotube-based conductors
Making a robust carbon nanotube-based conductor as a replacement of copper in electricity grids can initiate a paradigm shift in energy transmission. This dissertation identifies four fundamental factors for making carbon ...
Water-phase synthesis of cationic silica/polyamine nanoparticles
Functionalizing surfaces with amine groups through the hydrolytic condensation of aminotrialkoxysilanes is a typical approach when modifying silica particles for use in bioimaging, enzyme immobilization, and other applications. ...
A Numerical Resistor Network Model for the Determination of Electrical Properties of Nanocomposites
This thesis introduces a comprehensive numerical model for the determination of the electrical properties of carbon nanotube reinforced polymer composites. Procedures of this model are based on a new spanning network ...