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Carbon nanotubes filled polymer composites: A comprehensive study on improving dispersion, network formation and electrical conductivity
In this dissertation, we determine how the dispersion, network formation and alignment of carbon nanotubes in polymer nanocomposites affect the electrical properties of two different polymer composite systems: high temperature ...
Processing, spinning, and fabrication of continuous fibers of single-walled carbon nanotubes
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) show great promise for use in a wide range of applications. One of the most promising avenues for attaining these applications is the dispersion of SWNTs at high concentrations in ...
Dispersion of carbon nanotubes in vinyl ester polymer composites
This work focused on a parametric study of dispersions of different types of carbon nanotubes in a polymer resin. Single-walled (SWNTs), double-walled (DWNTs), multi-walled (MWNTs) and XD-grade carbon nanotubes (XD-CNTs) ...
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 ...
Applications of functional carbon nanomaterials from hydrogen storage to drug delivery
This dissertation describes the modification and functionalization of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). These SWCNTs were then investigated for their use in medical applications and for the storage of hydrogen. A ...
Harnessing cell response to substrate rigidity for tissue engineering applications using novel substrates with patterned elasticity
Cell response to substrate rigidity is an emerging field with implications in processes ranging from embryological development to the pathogenesis of disease states such as cancer or fibrosis, in which changes in tissue ...